I had to stay here on business. I hope they got a good rate. The staff was OK. The room was large and the Internet speed (testmy.net) on the first floor was 1.1 M. I was originally put on the top of the third floor (back side) with no car and a bad leg. When I got up there, the air was not working. I went down and after some time convincing the clerk I knew how to operate a thermostat, I was put in another outside building on the first floor (YEA!). But your key does not work most of the time on the outside doors, so you stand there and stand there. I got the clerk to come and help the first time and he had trouble with it (but did not change my key and I found out it is the doors, not the keys). Maid service was OK (they restocked, but no extras even with a good tip). The room was fairly quiet (there were some mechanical noises, but they were not loud). Hallways are old and carpet is stained.
Breakfast is a waste unless you like fruit. I have had the free breakfasts at most places and this one is pretty sad. The entry place where you eat and check in is really a nice area. The hotel rooms are large and the furniture is comfortable (even if old). The lamps are all hard to get on (you have to have 10# of muscle pull to turn the knob!) and they do put a minicoffee maker in the room, but only one thing of reg and one of decaf (no tea, no extras). No paper in the AM. The shower has a double head! And it works well! This struck me as odd because of the water issues in Calif, but I am not going to complain! It was nice!
The layout is a bunch of outside buildings that you have to go out of and come back into. Its a pain! Especially if your key does not work half the time!
Ice machine worked (a bit sloshy) and the vending was kept stocked (the hotel was about 1/5 full).
The outside area looked nice (I did not use the pool).
Conclusion: if you get a great deal and have kids, this might be good for you. It was ok for business, but not great. Internet was easy to get on, but not the fastest. Nothing nearby that I wanted to shop at although I did eat at a steakhouse behind it and that was good.
They will pick you up at the airport (but transport around is variable based on their contracts).
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Piccadilly Hotel University
- Piccadilly Hotel Fresno