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Econo Lodge University / Downtown

1136 N Stone Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705-7334
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#107 of 140 hotels in Tucson
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.
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Sarah G wrote a review Oct 2020
El Paso, Texas1 contribution
The hotel is currently not providing breakfast due to COVID. Room was a good value since it sleeps six people, allowing us to get just one room for our family. Refrigerator needs to be defrosted. Curtains do not keep out the light at night. No smoking room does not have an odor.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Travis B wrote a review Feb 2019
Phoenix, Arizona11 contributions4 helpful votes
I would not recommend the Econo Lodge University in Tucson to anyone. In fact, I would avoid staying at this property. I didn't have high expectations when booking this hotel, as I have stayed at Econo Lodge properties previously. Honestly, I have never encountered such a terribly maintained property, nor a hotel that would rather refund one’s money rather than provide clean sheets in addition to provide basic customer service when the sheets are visibly dirty the first time the bed is turned down. I honestly have nothing positive to say about the hotel, apart from its location is convenient. Here are the comments related to my stay in February 2019: My sheets were dirty! That is, the top sheet had a large brown stain on it when I turned down the bed. I called the front desk and they told me it was too late to get new sheets, the operator then proceeded to ask if there were “two sheets on the bed” and when I responded that there were he instructed me to “just use the clean one.” When I refused and insisted on being provided with clean sheets, I was informed that I could come to the office for a refund. As it was almost 3 am by this point and it would be virtually impossible to find a different hotel, I refused. I proceeded to call Expedia customer service to help me address that issue, it was only after they called the front desk on my behalf that I was finally brought a new set of sheets, but that is all that occurred as the staff did not even offer to change the dirty sheets. I had to change the linens myself. In fact, the hotel staff would not take any fault with regards to the dirty sheet. Instead I was informed numerous times that the linens are “rented” and not the properties responsibility. The non-smoking room I stayed in still smelled of smoke; not fresh smoke but an odor that had permeated the walls, carpet, furniture, and linens. The two pillows, yes only two on a queen size bed, were or poor quality. In fact, the two pillows were not even the same, but made of completely different materials and of different thicknesses and firmness. The shower head was positioned at such a low height, that it was level with my chin. Therefore, the water would hit me from the neck and lower without bending down. (I am not overly tall, I am only 6'1".) The TV automatically shut itself off after a certain amount of time. This occurred numerous times and I could not find a setting to disable the timer. In fact, when the countdown started, it didn't matter what buttons on the remote were pushed, the TV would still turn off. Once the TV was manually turned back on after shutting off, it would be at a different channel than you were watching. Therefore, you had to find the program you were watching. The towel bar in the bathroom was pulled 85% from the wall, to the point that I am unsure how it was even still attached or holding the weight of two towels. The quality of the towels was that which one would expect in a community locker room. The bath towels are smaller in size than a regular bath towel. The material was sub-par, and when held to a light you could almost see thru it. The walls had more damage than one would expect in a hotel that had even basic maintenance performed. The window sill in the bathroom had dirt build-up in the corners like it was never actually wiped down.
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Date of stay: February 2019
Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: There are only stairs between the 3 Floors.
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bruce a wrote a review Oct 2018
Oakland Park, Florida120 contributions115 helpful votes
I was very tired and asked for a quiet room on the second floor. Room 219 was perfect tucked away in the corner. The room was spotless. Fridge and microwave a nice touch. Good location. I didn't hear a sound all night. Breakfast was nothing special but I had rather low expectations anyway. Easy painless check in and check out.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Away from the street
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Dareenesterr wrote a review Jun 2018
Mesa, Arizona3 contributions
For two nights, I paid $125. Nothing special. Came with a microwave and a fridge. Water in the bathroom sink came out very slow. Bed was alright. They had free breakfast but when I went there at 730, there was barely any food. Just a couple donuts that were stale. Like I said for the price that I paid and the area that it’s in, it was alright.
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Date of stay: May 2018
TheTravelYogi wrote a review Mar 2018
United States187 contributions149 helpful votes
We stayed in an Econo Lodge in AZ before this and it was horrible. We didn't know what to expect but it was pretty alright for the place and the price. The location was alright too. Our room was clean and comfortable. The breakfast area was packed in the morning so we just grabbed a few items and checked out.
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Date of stay: April 2017Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Econo Lodge University / Downtown
Which popular attractions are close to Econo Lodge University / Downtown?
Nearby attractions include The Rogue Theatre (0.5 miles), Tucson Symphony Orchestra (0.7 miles), and Tap & Bottle (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Econo Lodge University / Downtown?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Econo Lodge University / Downtown?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Econo Lodge University / Downtown?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Econo Lodge University / Downtown?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Tasteful Kitchen, B-Line, and Royal Sun Restaurant and Lounge.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Econo Lodge University / Downtown?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Econo Lodge University / Downtown?
Many travelers enjoy visiting A Mountain (Sentinel Peak) (2.0 miles), Barrio Historico (1.1 miles), and Postal History Foundation (0.7 miles).