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Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking | Desk, laptop workspace, free cribs/infant beds, rollaway beds
Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking | Desk, laptop workspace, free cribs/infant beds, rollaway beds
Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking | Desk, laptop workspace, free cribs/infant beds, rollaway beds
Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking | Desk, laptop workspace, free cribs/infant beds, rollaway beds
Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking | Desk, laptop workspace, free cribs/infant beds, rollaway beds

Overview of Econo Lodge

Econo Lodge

2.0 star property
No-frills hotel in Brainerd

339 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
The price is $67
Price available on 2/16/2023
2115 S 6th St, Building B, Brainerd, MN, 56401

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About this area

Getting around

  • Brainerd, MN (BRD-Brainerd Lakes Regional) - 8 min drive


  • The Skillet Restaurant - 4 min drive
  • Rafferty's Take & Bake & Dlvrs - 4 min drive
  • Perkins - 4 min drive
  • Rafferty's Pizza - 5 min drive
  • The Local 218 - 5 min drive

About this property

Econo Lodge

When visiting Brainerd, Econo Lodge is a great choice to consider. Guests can enjoy the fitness center, and cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, and snowboarding are nearby. Fellow travelers like the comfortable beds and helpful staff.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows standard cleaning and disinfection practices of Commitment to Clean (Choice)
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 45 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - anytime
  • Express check-out available
  • Minimum check-in age - 21
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Pets allowed (2 per room, up to 30 lbs per pet)*
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms (speed: 100+ Mbps (good for 1–2 people or up to 6 devices))


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite RV/bus/truck parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol served onsite

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free on-the-go breakfast each morning 6:30 AM–10 AM

What to do

  • Tennis
  • Golfing nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby

Working away

  • Business center


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1974
  • ATM/banking
  • Television in common areas
  • Fitness center
  • Arcade/game room
  • Outdoor tennis court


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating

Sleep well

  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Soap and shampoo
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi (speed of 100+ Mbps (good for 1–2 people or up to 6 devices))
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: USD 25.00 per stay

Optional extras

  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 25.00

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 10.00 per night


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 15 per pet, per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Commitment to Clean (Choice).

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

Construction is underway at a neighboring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Econo Lodge Hotel Brainerd
Econo Lodge Brainerd
Econo Lodge Hotel
Econo Lodge Brainerd
Econo Lodge Hotel Brainerd

Frequently asked questions

Does Econo Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Econo Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Econo Lodge?
As of Jan 27, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Econo Lodge on Feb 16, 2023 start from $67, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Econo Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Econo Lodge?
Yes, pets are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room and maximum weight of 30 lbs per pet. There's a charge of USD 15 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at Econo Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking. Free RV/bus/truck parking is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Econo Lodge?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of USD 25.00. Express check-out is available.
What is there to do at Econo Lodge and nearby?
Practice your swing on the tennis courts. Enjoy amenities like a fitness center and an arcade.
Are there restaurants at or near Econo Lodge?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include The Skillet Restaurant (2.4 mi), Rafferty's Take & Bake & Dlvrs (2.6 mi), and Perkins (2.7 mi).
What's the area around Econo Lodge like?
Econo Lodge is a short 8-minute drive from Brainerd, MN (BRD-Brainerd Lakes Regional) and 7 minutes' walk from Buffalo Hills Park.






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Property conditions & facilities




6/10 Good

I realize it's an old property and I was looking for cheap, so expectations were low. But why two brands in the same building with a common lobby and check-in? "Choice" between cheap and crummy? (I paid for the crummy and was upgraded to the cheap so not complaining, but from a business / brand management standpoint, very weird.)
Don, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Worst Hotel Experience
4 light switches 2 worked Entry card was very slow to work Check in was in another building Receptionist was out having a cigarette when I finally found where to check in Scary hallways, staircase, parking lot Dirty, old & uncomfortable room Curtain didn’t cover window, too narrow Chipped paint Looked like chiseled out around both door locks No coffee in room Ironing board but No iron Toilet almost overflowed every time it was flushed Very very over priced for what you got Too bad this review shows up after I’ve left otherwise I would have taken pictures to prove my points as required below.
Marie, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Jim, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Paul, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

Stay anywhere else!!
I don't know where to begin; to start, the hotel is very dated, and the website pictures are misleading. The hallways smell very strongly of cigarette smoke, alcohol, and sweat and don't look like they've had any updates done to them since the 70's--they reminded me of something from the series "American Horror Story". Our room had an odd odor to it; surprisingly though it had updated hardwood flooring. My guess is that this was done so the floors wouldn't have to be cleaned as often as carpeting because they clearly were filthy. How this Econolodge continues to be a dump can only be blamed on poor management. The man who checked us in was very nice and professional, but that doesn't compensate for repulsiveness of the facility. I didn't feel safe here either; there was a party in the parking lot after dark with some rather rough looking people who were very loud. How a place so awful can remain in business in such a beautiful city is beyond my understanding. If you're able, stay away from this place--do yourself a favor and stay anywhere else.
2-night trip
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2/10 Poor

There was blood on the bathroom wall. There bugs by the bed. The main door coming in doesn’t lock. The tap access was for looks. The hallway and stairs were nasty.
April, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

When we arrived there were 3 groups ahead of us needing to check in and there was a sign at the front desk that stated the staff would be right back. The others stated that they had been waiting 10 minutes when we arrived and no staff had been to the front desk. We waited 15 minutes and 4 additional groups had also arrived to check in. I called the corporate phone number that one of the other guests looked up. The man at corporate took the information and stated he would look into the situation and asked me to hold. I was on the phone for 6 minutes and a woman walked from in the hotel and stated she was the only one working and she was taking care of a water leak. The woman did apologize and started to check guests in. By the time we got our room keys we had been there for an hour. A friend from our group got his room keys and went to his room. When he entered the room there were guests in the
2-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

Would not recommend!!
We had called ahead and asked for an early check-in and were told they could not accommodate our request doing to being short-staffed and having a large group of hockey players being in the building. We were promised a normal check-in time of 3pm. We arrived then and the room was still not ready. They had stated to return at 4pm but that didn’t work for our schedule as we had a wedding to be at by 4:30. Thankfully our family that lives in town was able to let us come over and freshen up before the wedding. We finally were able to check in at 11pm. We had to wait an additional 15 mins as the front desk staff was away. The room was ok. The beds were extremely uncomfortable and the a/c in the room was already on but was not able to be adjusted. Would not recommend at all. We only stayed here because it was literally the last hotel room available for the weekend we needed it.
Jocelyn, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

david, 1-night business trip
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6/10 Good

Lee, 1-night trip
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