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University Square Hotel

2.5 of 5 4961 North Cedar Ave., Fresno, CA 93724 (Formerly Piccadilly Inn University)
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at hotel in Fresno on our way to San Fransisco. Hotel is nice, rooms are huge and for me personally, creeping huge!!! (Victoria building) Rooms are clean and quiet. Breakfast in the morning - mediocre, some scrambled eggs, toast/bagels, cereals and milk. Nothing fancy! Staff is nice and friendly.

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3 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Another travel site had rated this is a 3 star motel. I would not recommend this for a business traveler. It is very close to Fresno State College and maybe that is why it has so many locking gates each floor has a locking the gate to get onto the floor and even to get into that building its locking... More 

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69 hotel reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The hotel was chosen by our tour company & was responsible for a lot of black jokes about prisons & time off for good behaviour. The amount of security to get into the buildings was alarming rather than re-assuring. The rooms were quite nice once you were in them. Breakfast was a mere token, if there was any left to... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne UK
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12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Walking through the lobby we could see that this has once been a nice hotel but it has suffered many years of neglect. Our room was huge but that just emphasised the filthy carpet and the bleak decor. There was virtually no Internet access either. Breakfast was the worst we have had in any hotel. Cheap bread products, still in... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This was the pit stop between Sequoia and Yosemite. Hotel was across from University of Fresno. Very dated hotel that needs renovation. It had so many locks on the courtyard areas that it managed to simultaneously make me feel safe and unsafe (why so many locks/?). It also made trips back to the car and loading/unloading a royal pain. No... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

A lot of the reviews here sum up this hotel: it's old, the breakfast is tasteless, and only half the staff is kind. I've stayed in a few hotels in Fresno, but this may have been the worst. I can't complain about the price - I got a great deal - but the fact it was allegedly more is laughable.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The wife and I are visiting family in San Francisco and she and I took a road trip to Yosemite. Got out of the park late and it was already dark so we drove to Fresno to find a hotel. Looked on Kayak and found this one - picture with the nice lighting looked nice, it was a 3-Star, and... More 

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

Dear Kiffer: Thank you for providing us your inputs. All comments are valuable and give us opportunities to improve our facility and services. Our hotel was designed as an Old English Tudor structure using lots of old bricks and Oak wood on a 4-Acre parcel. We have recently purchased the hotel from receivership and have tried to renovate as much... More 

Vacaville, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

double charged are credit card after checkout and refused refund saying they decided we checked out late and wanted to charge us more. also horrible breakfast and worse manager Minh was very rude and obnoxious .would never stay again or recommend

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

Dear Roger: An investigation was conducted with the manager and learned that the group you were in should be charged 2 nights by the contract, but we only charged one night. We cleaned the rooms then by 3:11pm your group came and took shower messing up the rooms and bathrooms again. Group never informed the management or front desk of... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This hotel is close to Fresno State. That's really about all anyone will likely care about. I spent only a single night there. It hasn't been updated in many many years. The upside of this is that at least my room was large - I think most of them are. It seemed clean and the bed was comfortable. Beyond that,... More 

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Oakland, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I recently stayed in this hotel and experienced bedbugs. I woke up in the middle of the night to an itching sensation, and then found several bug bites on my arm and leg. I told the front desk and they moved us to another room, however we looked under the mattress and found a bug. This all happened at 12am.... More 

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

Dear Krbest: I am very sorry for the disappointed experience you had with us. We take bedbug issue seriously at our hotel. When we get a complain, We treat the room immediately and take it out of service for a long extended period of time. Once in a while guests bring bedbug to our hotel and we isolate the room... More 

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Address: 4961 North Cedar Ave., Fresno, CA 93724 (Formerly Piccadilly Inn University)
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Location: United States > California > Fresno
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — University Square Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 190
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Also Known As:
Piccadilly Hotel University
Piccadilly Hotel Fresno

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