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Super 8 Phoenix Downtown
Ranked #117 of 174 Hotels in Phoenix
Reviewed June 25, 2014

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 22, 2014

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 20, 2014

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 19, 2014

I have stayed at this hotel multiple times over the last year for it's close location to downtown. The location is the only reason I kept coming back, but alas I have now resorted to renting a car and driving in to the city.

Hotel Downfalls:
1. Although close to downtown, located in a very questionable area of the edge of the "safer" part of downtown. It's right across the street from a circle K, with all sorts of .... people lingering around (insert inner city imagination here). Not safe at night.

2. Cleanliness. Every single time I've stayed here I've had an issue with cleanliness. The floors were disgusting- the red carpet was BLACK from the heavy soil. I kneeled down wearing shorts, and my bare knees were stained black from the carpet. Towels have always been hit or miss, sometimes I'll find a very long black hair randomly folded in. Or old leftover makeup, folded as though the housekeeper was blind. The coffee stations are virtually never given a wipe down. THe sheets have mascara stains on them. Bathtubs almost never clean, with hairs in it. And the rooms smell horrible.

3. Hotel staff are pretty rude. More on this down below

4. Most times I stayed there, the police were present talking with someone in adjacent rooms. I suspect a lot of drug activity goes on here, although new management is trying to get rid of an old problem. I was even questioned by the police if my name was ____ while having breakfast.

5. For the price, there are far nicer hotels a little bit further away. This hotel charges the same as some resorts in the area. Shop around first.

6. In almost all rooms there are lightbulbs burnt out, sockets not working, etc. The furniture is old and all office chairs for the desks are tattered and horrible. Not a good place to get caught up on work.

I voiced my concerns to the manager who tried to rectify the situation. Hotel staff were spoken to regarding cleanliness issues, and if I was dissatisfied with my room I was always welcome to change. I was comp'd several nights stays (not consecutively, but seemingly for each new issue that arose). So all in all, the manager is trying his best to keep repeat guests coming back. A big part of the issue here is the housekeeping staff. They simply take so many short cuts which are blatently obvious, despite being reprimanded. Management defends them as being overworked, however this is not my problem as a guest. I have found other hotels where they seem to have housekeeping which does their job.

After voicing some concerns, they did clean the carpets in all the rooms. I was told they replaced the entire hotel's sheets. Despite this, cleanliness problems persisted.

The manager himself, although friendly and helpful, sits outside the lobby smoking... to me, if one is trying to overhaul a hotel and improve it's reputation, have a designated area out of sight for this. Also makes for a pretty gross smell in the lobby.

I have stopped staying here and have found other hotels in the area which are much cleaner. I hope the management can continue to improve upon their hotel and rectify the staff problems (cleanliness problems) they continue to have prior to the super bowl's arrival.

Room Tip: If you must stay here, which I'd advise against, room 201/202 are by far the cleanest and worth...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
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Walt S, General Manager at Super 8 Phoenix Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2014

Sorry to hear that you weren't satisfied. We try hard to make every guest happy but unfortunately we can't. When you write a review on trip advisor we do not know who you are. So if you wish to address this further please give me a call.

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Reviewed June 16, 2014

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 15, 2014

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 13, 2014

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled on business
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Address: 965 E van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85006-3369
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Location: United States > Arizona > Central Arizona > Phoenix > Central City
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #117 of 174 Hotels in Phoenix
Price Range: $81 - $127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Super 8 Phoenix Downtown 2*
Number of rooms: 59
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This newly renovated property is located just minutes from the Phoenix Convention Center, Chase Field and the US Airways Center. 100% Smoke Free property. Full service quality at less than half the price. ... more   less 
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