I chose this location because I simply needed a cheap place to stay for the night, and a shuttle from and back to the airport. The hotel shuttle is actually the airport parking shuttle, which can be confusing if you're not pre-warned. Calling the hotel from the airport for the shuttle was difficult, due to the noise in the terminal and the hotel attendant's vague, mumbled instructions. Once boarded, it was fine. I arrived late, and had a trickle of water pressure in the shower - which is a stall, no tub - and virtually none from the sink. It was too late, and too 'settled in' to bother changing rooms at that point. I rose early, and the breakfast was a choice of the usual high-sugar, processed stuff, because whatever egg mixture had been prepared was all gone. There was no effort made on the part of the manager to replenish it. The 'fitness center', I was told, is located at the Hilton Garden, due to renovations. There was no complimentary newspaper to be found. I mentioned the water issue to the manager, he apologised, and assured me it would be fixed for the next guest. I may have merely imagined his nose growing as he said this...The room stunk of B.O. and dirty socks, the air conditioner roared, and the tv - not that this was a priority - was ancient, with very poor reception. I had to look for an item and threw the sheets back the next morning, and discovered streaky stains on the bedding at the bottom end. I would have liked to have walked to a restaurant or variety store nearby, but, even if I had spotted something, would not have felt safe. Be kind to yourself, pay an extra 10 or whatever dollars, and stay somewhere else.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Howard Johnson Airport Downtown offers free 24 hour shuttle service to and from Sky Harbor International Airport, free 24h. shuttle to from Airport. which is less than a mile away, and is located three miles from downtown Phoenix, Tempe and Scottsdale. For your pleasure, there is an outdoor pool with relaxing lounge area. Guests can enjoy a complimentary Deluxe Continental Breakfast from 4:00am until 9.00am. Our wonderful breakfast consists of "Make Your Own Waffles", 3 types of Kellogg Cereal, 2 types of Minute Maid Juices, fresh fruit, Maxwell House fresh coffee, & much more......The hotel Business Center has fax and copy capabilities as well as a computer and printer, and complimentary wireless high speed internet. The hotel offers ice and vending machines, free parking, free 1-800 calls. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Howard Johnson Airport Downtown Hotel Phoenix
- Ramada Hotel Phoenix
- Ramada Motel Phoenix