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Econo Lodge University / Downtown

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   1136 N. Stone Ave., Tucson, AZ 85705
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Ranked #118 of 127 hotels in Tucson
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

I knew I was in trouble when on the check on form it says no refunds after 10 minutes from check in.. well #1 it takes at least 10 mins to walk up the ricketey old stairs and into the not very locked door.. then I got into the room and noticed a funky odor. The shower had a window... More

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386 reviews 386 reviews
50 hotel reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We paid $45 plus tax per night on booking.com. The room had a double (perhaps queen) bed, a microwave, a fridge, no coffee maker, no hair dryer (as advertised), a TV with many channels, good internet, a table and 2 chairs, 2 bedside tables, a dresser with 4 drawers, no clock radio (but one doesn't really need that anymore), and... More

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Pico Rivera, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

I picked this hotel because it was close to the Hospital where my brother is being treated. Unfortunately once I checked into my room I discovered stained linens full of hair. It was a disgusting sight to realize that not much care is taken into maintaining a clean and hygienic hotel room. I asked the clerk for my money back... More

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Mesa, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Upon checking in with tired and hungry children at 6 pm we were given a hotel room that was never cleaned nor made up. The staff didn't communicate that to the front desk. When asked for an extra pillow to accommodate my three children I was refused and then when we (4) four paying customers arrived at the alleged FREE... More

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Houston, Texas
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72 reviews 72 reviews
26 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

This hotel managed to give me the worst hotel experience I ever had and I never even got to actually spend the night in it. I made a reservation for one night only. I specifically searched for a hotel that accepted pets because we had our cat with us on the road. We arrived there at 9.30pm after an entire... More

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Eufaula, Oklahoma
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Booked hotel online for 2 nights. Looked like ok place with good value. Upon arrival was found to be small hotel in bad part of town. Drive through liquior store and tatoo parlor next door. Front desk staff was friendly. Room was very small with 2 queen beds. Bathroom was barely big enough to turn around in, and smelly. Bedspread... More

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4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

I go to Tucson every year for the Gem & Mineral Show in Feb. Things get sold out and are very expensive at that time of year. The year before I got a great deal through one of those on line and won't give the name places, hoping to get a better deal again I used them for this year.... More

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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012 via mobile

On the plus side, the front staff were very nice and helpful in giving restaurant recommendations and driving directions. In addition, this is located downtown yet you would still need to drive, take the bus, or cab it to Congress St. or 4th Ave where the majority of dining and entertainment establishments are located, unless you're prepared for a hefty... More

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Fort Mcmurray
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78 reviews 78 reviews
36 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011

The motel on a whole is very average, but then we paid just $41/night to stay there. Skip the meager continental breakfast. The bed was average (not stable to the floor), the air conditioning worked fine, though it was loud. About what you would expect from a budget motel. Centrally located near the University.

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Colorado Springs
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2010

My daughter and I stayed here on the last night of our vacation in Tucson. It was very clean, quiet and the price was right, 86.30 for the two of us including taxes. It is conveniently located near the University. Morning coffee was a little on the weak side, but everything else about the place was great.

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Address: 1136 N. Stone Ave., Tucson, AZ 85705
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Location: United States > Arizona > Tucson
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Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge University / Downtown 2*
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Tucson Econo Lodge
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
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Econo Lodge Tucson AZ hotel near the University of ArizonaThe Econo Lodge® hotel provides a great location near the University of Arizona (U of A) and the Tucson Convention Center. This Tucson, AZ hotel is close to area attractions like Old Tucson Studios movie studio and theme park, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, one of the most-visited attractions in Tucson. The Tucson International Airport is 12 miles away.Year-round mild weather allows visitors to enjoy Tucson's many award-winning golf courses, horseback riding and various University of Arizona sporting events. Snowfall permitting, nearby Mount Lemmon provides a winter wonderland with skiing and plenty of winter play areas. Just about one hour south of Tucson is Nogales, Mexico, offering an abundance of shopping and restaurants.A wide variety of restaurants and cocktail lounges are located in the surrounding area. Enjoy shopping at the nearby Tucson Mall and Park Place mall.Full-service hotel amenities and features include: Free continental breakfast Free local calls Outdoor pool Wireless high-speed Internet access Pet-friendly hotel (additional fees apply)All guest rooms have cable television and offer room service. In addition, some rooms come equipped with refrigerators. Large family-friendly rooms have three double beds.Whether traveling for business or pleasure, the Econo Lodge hotel provides friendly customer service, a convenient location, relaxing accommodations and affordable rates to everyone visiting the Tucson, AZ area. ... more   less 
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