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University Motel

902 South Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dated, paint peeling, lights not working, ants in bathroom, pictures of pool on website, no pool, rude, loud guests arguing at 3am, reception personnel not answering the phone or being at the desk. Not worth it, stay somewhere else. Terrible! Booked 3 nights, left after 1 night.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I don't have high standards: all I really need is a place that's clean and relatively quiet. This place, unfortunately, just creeped me out. There was something resembling a rodent turd in the bed. The room was dark, dingy, and smelled like decades of cigarette smoke. It was definitely not worth the $57 I paid in December 2014. I've paid... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Did not expect much being so cheap and close to the campus, but the room was clean, and had a king size bed, fridge, microwave, and a huge closet. The problem with this place is the soundproofing. There is none. Street noise from a bar district, and neighbors, who need to smoke outside their rooms will leave you sleepless in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

The rooms are small and dingy, shower stall has crud, ceiling has water damage, and refrigerator smells musty. So why would you stay here? The bottom line is that it's a decent place to crash if you're visiting friends at the University or partying on Mill Street. You can't beat the price especially compared to the Marriott or Mission Palms.... More 

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Tempe, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2011

My bf and I like to escape our roomies every couple of weeks, and we found this little gem in the heart of downtown Tempe. There's no room service, the ice machine works periodically, and there's no cute little shampoo in the shower. What there is: a huge comfortable bed with clean white sheets, better-than-basic cable, an AC that will... More 

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San Diego, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2010

We pulled into this motel on a whim because we wanted to be within walking distance to the main Mill St. strip. I actually had a positive experience with the owner/manager upon walking in and booking the room; however, within 10 seconds of walking in, we found a live cockroach in our bathroom and two dead ones in the bedroom/living... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2008

This motel is a dump with old furniture and appliances that do not work. The AC kept making unusual vibrating noise, and when I told the owner he won't acknowledge it or even look at it. You get one very small bar of soap when you use it crumbles into pieces. The office and outside always smelled Indian curry food.... More 

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new mexico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2007

I wish I had read these other review earlier. They were right on. The place is a dump. The motel has doors that won't close, broken televisions and air conditioners and is infested with cockroaches. It has also changed its name to University Inn and Suites, so beware! The owner/on site manager is a true con artist! When I called... More 

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Santa Monica
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2006

Sleepy concierge spent about an hour to give me a key from the room. It appeared to be that price for the room was much higher than it was stated on hotel.com when I booked the room. Room was dirty, with black spots on the carpet and we suspect with insects in the bed (my girlfriend had twenty bites on... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2003

This place was horrible! We overpayed and expected much nicer. When we arrived, we were shocked at the motel's condition. The walls were crumbling down, the tiny rooms were stinky and unkept. The heater blew out cold air. The manager there was a total jerk. He was rude and when we asked for more than the two peices of washclothes... More 

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Address: 902 South Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281
Location: United States > Arizona > Central Arizona > Tempe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 28
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