Econo Lodge, a Emporia KS hotel near Emporia State University. The pet-friendly Econo Lodge hotel in Emporia is off Interstate 35 in the heart of the scenic Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge and the Tallgrass Prairie Region.We are close to many local attractions like the Emporia Zoo, National Teachers Hall of Fame, the Lyon County Fairgrounds and the Lyon County Historical Museum. Emporia State University is minutes away. Our amenities include: free continental breakfast, free local calls,free wi-fi, access to fax services and guest laundry facilities. All guest rooms feature irons, ironing boards and cable television with HBO. Microwaves and refrigerators are available in some rooms. Whether traveling to the area for business or pleasure, the Econo Lodge hotel is your place to rest. It's always a great day in Emporia!.