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University Square Hotel

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   4961 North Cedar Ave., Fresno, CA 93724 (Formerly Piccadilly Inn University)
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Ranked #33 of 65 hotels in Fresno
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Stockton, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We stayed overnight here at the University Square Hotel and the room was really good for the price. They had a hot breakfast with eggs and sausage which was great. The room was clean but the mattress was a little hard, not the pillow top that I was expecting as advertised. I would stay here again if I am ever... More

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St. George, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

For $65 on Priceline, we got a very nice, modern and clean room with a comfortable king bed. (Even the tile grout was clean) The room was worth at least twice that. The front desk clerk was extremely welcoming. The breakfast was good. I loved the ambiance of the breakfast room. I'm happy.

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9 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

OK, OK, OK don't fall for the special deals on Booking.com, there is a reason that the room is heavily discounted. You walk in through the door of a seventies, concrete motel and you are confronted by a lobby that is supposed to look like a gentlemen's club but is a mite too scruffy. After a gruff welcome and check-in... More

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Hoang T, Owner at University Square Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your valuable review. It's always a pleasure to read feedbacks from our wonderful guests. The theme of our hotel is the Old English Tudor style. It is built with used bricks on the outside. It does not look like a newer hotel with lots of glass and modern architecture. Thanks for a comment on the comfortable bed. Our... More

Pahrump, Nevada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
13 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Well, I guess I asked for it. Located across from the campus and called "University Square Hotel," what did I expect? It was quite a distance from the highway we were traveling on so even the location wasn't particularly handy. The lobby looks like an old richly appointed library. That's where the nice part stops. The hotel is run down,... More

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Murrieta, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

This is not a place I personally would ever choose to stay again but there are pros and cons. Pros - location is right opposite CSU Fresno so convenient for business there and there are shops and restaurants nearby. The shower had good pressure and water was hot. There was a flat screen TV opposite the bed with 48 channels... More

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Management response:

Thanks for posting your review. Yes, our location is within walking distance to Fresno State University and nearby restaurants. We just replaced the old TVs with flat screens, 48 HD + local channels. We will continue training the front desk staffs to warmly greet our guests at check-in, especially the new employees. We are in the process of renovating and... More

Atlanta, Georgia
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7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

I stayed here for two nights for a work trip. The hotel was in a good location which was important for me. The hotel itself was more rundown than I had expected. Check in was easy. The staff was nice and gave me the option to choose which floor I was in. The room was clean, very spacious and quiet.... More

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Dear Toni, Thanks for staying with us and recommending our hotel to prospective guests. We appreciate your business. We are in the process of renovating the guestrooms. We plan to complete that effort in a few months. Yes, our rooms are very spacious (~450sqft) with higher ceiling making the room even larger. I like the breakfast myself. The chef has... More

Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

The rooms look like they have been halfway renovated. There is a new tv and semi-new carpeting. The beds were clean and comfortable...and that ends my positive experience. The walls are paper thin. We could hear our neighbor's television until midnight. We thought that at that point we could get some sleep, we were wrong! We could hear their entire... More

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Dear Renee: Thanks for your review. Yes, our beds are newer and clean. The hotel was build in 1984 with plaster drywall for better insulation and noise reduction. I will personally investigate the noise issue. We are in the process of renovating the guestrooms. The newly added security gates add extra security. Hope your next stay would be more comfortable.... More

Denver, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

As others note, this hotel is a little bit run-down and shabby around the edges, but I found the staff to be friendly and helpful, the location just 10 minutes from the Fresno Airport to be handy, and the complementary breakfast to be not bad. Frankly I chose this hotel because on my past visit to Fresno, the hotel I'd... More

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Dear GonzoDon: Thanks for staying with us. Our hotel has a unique English Tudor architectural design which is not as boring as newer hotels in the area. Many guests have enjoyed a large courtyard with refreshing swimming pool. I am sorry that you found Fresno State University uninteresting. It's been there over a century with a newly elected president and... More

San Jose, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

This property is rundown and our room was worn, tired and dingy. The room furnishings were cheap and the lighting very dark. The bathroom light fixture looked like something from the 1960’s – fluorescent and ugly. The air quality overall was stale. On the first of our two night stay, the guests next to our room were blasting music and... More

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Dear Spiritofitalytours: Thanks for your review. I am so sorry for a neighboring guests that were out of control during your stay. Our employees tried the best the know how to quiet them down unsuccessfully. We never had to call a police before, but had no choice in this case for the benefit of other guests. We are striving to... More

elk grove
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

This was our second stay at this homestyle hotel. We arrived there in the afternoon on Saturday for an overnight stay in one of their suites that is like having (2) master bedrooms with their very own refigerator,tv w/free wifi etc. Went to the Sizzler on Shaw Marvin's B-Day dinner. Came back to the hotel. Sunday we had a all... More

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Also Known As:
Piccadilly Hotel University
Piccadilly Hotel Fresno
Address: 4961 North Cedar Ave., Fresno, CA 93724 (Formerly Piccadilly Inn University)
Location: United States > California > Fresno
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #33 of 65 hotels in Fresno
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — University Square Hotel 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to The University Square Hotel! We are located just minutes from Downtown Fresno, The Fresno Convention Center, Save Mart Center Fresno and adjacent to California State University Fresno. University Square Hotel is the perfect choice for both the business or leisure traveler. The hotel is close to a variety of shopping or dining options like Fashion Fair Mall, Fig Garden Village or River Park. Looking for some more fun? University Square Hotel is near a multitude of activities like the Chaffee Zoo, Fresno Museum of Art, Fresno State Bulldog sports or the Fresno Grizzlies. If you want to relax, simply stay put and enjoy our amenities including a refreshing swimming pool, garden courtyard, heated spa and a comprehensive gym for an invigorating work out. Relax in our spacious guest rooms complete with plush, upgraded bedding. Each room comes equipped with the amenities needed for a great stay. All rooms come with a refrigerator and microwaves upon request. We offer our guests a deluxe hotel with a continental breakfast and complimentary high speed internet access along with a business center for free! Planning a meeting or special event? The University Square Hotel has a superior level of guest service and exceptional meeting, wedding, and banquet facilities. Our elegant ballroom can accommodate up to 400 people banquet style. The University Square Hotel has a full service catering team to meet your needs. We're ready to plan your next event. We welcome your visit to the Fresno area! ... more   less 
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to The University Square Hotel! We are located just minutes from Downtown Fresno, The Fresno Convention Center, Save Mart Center Fresno and adjacent to California State University Fresno. University Square Hotel is the perfect choice for both the business or leisure traveler. The hotel is close to a variety of shopping or dining options like Fashion Fair Mall, Fig Garden Village or River Park. Looking for some more fun? University Square Hotel is near a multitude of activities like the Chaffee Zoo, Fresno Museum of Art, Fresno State Bulldog sports or the Fresno Grizzlies. If you want to relax, simply stay put and enjoy our amenities including a refreshing swimming pool, garden courtyard, heated spa and a comprehensive gym for an invigorating work out. Relax in our spacious guest rooms complete with plush, upgraded bedding. Each room comes equipped with the amenities needed for a great stay. All rooms come with a refrigerator and microwaves upon request. We offer our guests a deluxe hotel with a continental breakfast and complimentary high speed internet access along with a business center for free! Planning a meeting or special event? The University Square Hotel has a superior level of guest service and exceptional meeting, wedding, and banquet facilities. Our elegant ballroom can accommodate up to 400 people banquet style. The University Square Hotel has a full service catering team to meet your needs. We're ready to plan your next event. We welcome your visit to the Fresno area! ... more   less 
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