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Comfort Inn University District / Downtown

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   923 3rd Ave E, Spokane, WA 99202
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Odessa, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Glad to have Google Maps to get to the Hotel- one way streets make it interesting to get to destinations... Once we arrived it was easy to see and get around the hotel street location. The Hotel was Clean. My 6yr old Son really enjoyed the pool... But, the room smelled liked old smoke & musty locker room. I think... More

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South Florida, Florida
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120 reviews 120 reviews
70 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really comfortable bed, linens and pillows. Amenities included pool and hot tub (lights were out during open hours and had to find on own), exercise room, cookies at night, very good breakfast, flat screen TV, mini-fridge and microwave. Room was small, exhaust fan in bathroom filthy, carpet and phones were rather dated and I couldn't get local calls through. Only... More

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Boise, Idaho
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Because of Comfort Inn's corporate policy of points expiring quite soon, I do my best to avoid the chain completely. This weekend it seemed like the best option. I'm not impressed. Super-slow check-in, hot tub broken, missing key for the treadmill, REALLY SLOW INTERNET. Hotel just seems a bit long-in-the-tooth and run down. I just arrived this evening. Hopefully the... More

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Gtown, OR
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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Having stayed at many Comfort Inn hotels in the past, I'd say on a scale of 1-10, 1 being the worst, this would rate not much higher than a 3 at best. The pictures lead you to believe it is a much nicer place than it is. We reserved a "King Suite" but the room was so small, you could... More

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Castle Rock, Colorado
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here because we were flying out of Spokane first thing in the morning. They were already overpriced for what they offered but again raised their prices again because most of the other hotels in the area were booked for the weekend. (Good thing they don't own the gas station). This place really was gross. The bed looked like... More

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66 reviews 66 reviews
8 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Our stay was good for the price...the staff were very friendly and helpful..not to many places to eat at night in walking distance but found some drive in with great burgers...we would stay here again

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Moses Lake, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

We made our reservations for adjoining rooms, when called to see when we could check in they tried to tell us it was going to cost more to get what we had reserved. The floor we were in stunk like old smoke, I'm assuming it was an old smoking floor! Our TV didn't work maintenance was called in to try... More

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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Not the fanciest of hotels but it is good for the price. Compared to other hotels I've stayed in around the same price range this one is excellent. Service was friendly, breakfast was excellent, room was comfortable and nice. The bathtub/bathroom could have been a bit nicer but the room itself was fine. Rooms have microwave, fridge, etc. We went... More

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Cranbrook, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Good location close to I-90. Nice room, good breakfast, friendly staff. Property was full with sports teams but it was quiet at night. Would have no problem staying again when visiting this area of Spokane.

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Wenatchee, Washington
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

It's not new, but it was very clean and comfortable. The price was very attractive, and I don't care if the colors are dated - I can't see them when I'm sleeping. Breakfast was simple but very good. The staff were all very cheerful and friendly. We'll be happy to stay here again.

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spokanecomfort, General Manager at Comfort Inn University District / Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a review of the Comfort Inn - Spokane. We appreciate your comments!! As you may have seen upon your visit, we are in the process of remodeling our guest rooms, just finished a renovation of the indoor pool/ hotub area and are working on the final plans for updating and redecorating the lobby.... More

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Address: 923 3rd Ave E, Spokane, WA 99202
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Location: United States > Washington > Spokane
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Hotel Class:2 star — Comfort Inn University District / Downtown 2*
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Comfort Inn University District / Downtown Hotel Spokane
Comfort Inn Spokane
Shilo Inn Spokane
Spokane Comfort Inn

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The Comfort Inn University District hotel offers 105 spacious and comfortable guest rooms. The hotel is located 9 blocks from downtown Spokane, 6 blocks from Gonzaga University and 1.5 miles from the Washington University Nursing School and Eastern Washington Extension Campus. Interstate 90 provides easy access at exit 281 eastbound or exit 282B westbound. Enjoy our indoor atrium heated pool and spa, fitness center, guest laundry, in room microwave/fridge, coffee maker, ironing board/iron, hairdryer and earth friendly bath amenities. We offer shuttle service to/from the Spokane International Airport, Amtrak, City Center, the Spokane Convention Center and the college campus areas. Shuttle service is available from the hours of 7am-10:30pm. Each morning we serve a fresh, hot buffet breakfast from 6am-9am with 24 hour coffee service in the lobby. We are pet friendly and close to several area parks that offer a great walk for our guests and their pets. ... more   less 
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