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“Excellent find for great price-superb service and very safe.” 5 of 5 stars
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Budget Lodge Downtown Phoenix
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   402 W Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85003 (Central City)   |  
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Ranked #26 of 174 Hotels in Phoenix
Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
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“Excellent find for great price-superb service and very safe.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

My husband and are from the Phoenix area but were looking for a place to stay that was reasonably priced close to the Suns stadium, literally it is within walking distance. The hotel is very safe, we stayed on the second floor, however, the rooms on the bottom floor are very secure, too. I would recommend asking for a room with a balcony, those rooms have two queen beds, but it had the most amazing view of Phoenix's skyline. The couple that runs the hotel are very professional, helpful, and are on site. The rooms are very clean and nice. We had a great experience and plan to go back! Also, they have great coffee at their small continental breakfast!

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

My husband and I had a pleasant stay at the Budget Lodge. The hotel more than met our expectation, considering the reasonable rates we paid. The cleanliness is top in the list of good points; room was well-kept and attractive with a functioning TV, microwave and refrigerator. The shower and the A/C and heater were all in order. The continental breakfast was good. The location is not bad, although a little isolated from the main downtown area, but close enough to walk to the center. Upon checking in, my husband requested: "A quiet room, in a quiet location", and it was fully met. One thing that needs improvement is the customer relationship on the parts of the proprietors with the hotel guests. This factor falls short of our usual experiences with many hotels over many years.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

The location was perfect for our needs - less than a mile from the Arizona Science Center and the event we were attending. Having grown up in Phoenix, I was a little wary about staying on Van Buren due to its reputation, but we had no problems whatsoever. With the security at the hotel, we felt safe and comfortable.

The staff at Budget Lodge that we interacted with were wonderful, friendly, and very helpful.

The room itself was nothing special, but if you are only sleeping and showering in the room, ambiance doesn't really matter. Our room was clean and the bed was comfy enough that we both slept soundly through the night which I can't recall happening in our last few stays at more expensive hotels.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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north carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

I had a very positive experience with this hotel. I stayed for 5 days alone as a 24 year old female and felt very safe, which was what was most important to me. The hotel was very secure, clean and had everything that I needed for the week that I was there for a conference. It is run by a nice couple who were very helpful. The gentleman repeatedly gave me directions to anything that I needed to find and they even printed me off a map. The staff was extremely helpful and the hotel was clean and well kept. It is just a few blocks away from the conference center and major restaurants. The wifi, refridgerator, and microwave were nice bonuses. I don't usually write reviews of places, but I really enjoyed my stay at this hotel. If anyone is looking for an affordable hotel in downtown Phoenix, I absolutely recommend this one.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Great location!!!! Just a block or two from downtown, 4 short blocks to Comerica Theatre.
Room was very clean, the bed was comfortable, even had a microwave and mini fridge. The Wifi worked perfectly.
Breakfast included, coffee, donuts, bars, juice, fruit.
Solo female traveler, felt 100% safe
The owners are very nice and more than happy to give you directions, call a cab ect......
Would stay here again in a heartbeat!!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Calimesa, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Clean, clean, clean!! This little place fit our needs perfectly. Right downtown and only two blocks from the concert we were attending so no parking woes. The breakfast was basic and just what we wanted, coffee donuts and fruit. Dan, our host, was very pleasant and accommodating. We spent a comfortable, quiet and secure night here.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Athens, Georgia, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Really wasn't sure what to expect at first, but with such a great location it was hard to pass it up. After getting there and getting to the room, I could see it was a great decision. Rooms were very and well kept. Facilities were basic, yet completely what I needed. Wifi was very welcome! Breakfast was simple and unassuming, but also just what I needed. Fresh fruit!!!!! I would recommend anyone to stay here. Don't judge by price or even outside appearance, it was a great experience, and worth every penny and more.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 402 W Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85003
Location: United States > Arizona > Central Arizona > Phoenix > Central City
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#6 Best Value Hotel in Phoenix
#13 Business Hotel in Phoenix
#25 Family Hotel in Phoenix
#42 Romantic Hotel in Phoenix
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Budget Lodge Downtown Phoenix 2*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Clean, newly renovated Hilton quality rooms at half the price located in the heart of downtown Phoenix. Conveniently located to all major attractions Phoenix has to offer. The property is independently owned and has been operated by same manager for the past 10 + years. We offer clean spacious rooms, complimentary breakfast, free wireless internet access, and free basic amenities. ... more   less 
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