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“Decent nights sleep” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Comfort Inn University District / Downtown

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Comfort Inn University District / Downtown
Ranked #31 of 46 Hotels in Spokane
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Mount Vernon, Washington, United States
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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Decent nights sleep”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Stayed the night here on a visit to Gonzaga University. Staff was kind and helpful. Room was clean and beds were very comfortable. After a long drive from Montana it was nice to settle in for the night, watch some tv and get the sleep we needed.

The breakfast offered in the morning was adequate, not great, but decent coffee, fresh fruit, lousy eggs, good biscuits and gravy and some yogurt. Not the best hotel breakfast we have had but you can get something to eat before you start your day.

One of the elevators was broken and since there are events that taken place on the 5th floor, it can quite a wait till the elevator arrives.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Stayed in Jan. They only had 38% of capacity. I got a super deal via an internet site like Kayak.com or Expedia. Clean. Friendly staff. Cookies and coffee in the evening. Morning breakfast. Free newspaper. HVAC OK. Lighting a bit dim. Pool and sauna 24/7. Would stay here again.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

I didn't book this hotel as it was apart of a tour of Spokane and Yellowstone national park. But overall, it was good.

Here are the things I noted:
The room was excellent
The breakfast was amazing
The gym was small but moderate
The pool was large and spacious
The hot tub was great
There was music playing in the halls which was a nice touch
We didn't have any problems during our stay

Overall, a great experience! :)

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Richie378
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Spokane
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

We enjoyed the breakfast,the food was good,but we would have appreciated hashbrow n pototoes with it.Maybe next time,huh?Our room was very clean.We had a very good night's sleep.The desk clerk was very helpful.We would stay here again when in the area.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Marty M
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Spokane, Washington
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124 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

I don’t give many 1s or 2s on Trip Advisor, but this was an all-around bad experience. The worst part of the stay came at the very end. We had selected this hotel based on its claim to have a free airport shuttle. When we checked in, we put in a request for the shuttle, around 5 a.m. to make an early flight out of GEG. The front desk clerk took down our information and said to be in the lobby five minutes before 5 a.m. OK, great.

The next morning, I came down to find a taxi cab waiting. Nice, I thought, if the shuttle’s not running yet, they’ll call you a cab. Then I get to the airport, start to walk inside with my bags, and the cabbie calls out, “That’ll be $19.” Um. After realizing he wasn’t joking, I explained what had happened. He said, “Oh, I used to work there. They pull that stuff all the time.” I paid the bill and asked for a receipt. What a shady deal! My husband, traveling separately, had not yet checked out, so I emailed him the receipt. The person at the desk was helpful and refunded the money (minus the tip). But come on. Did they think I wouldn’t complain? Are they trying to mislead customers? That’s a pretty sorry way to treat paying guests.

OK. On to the rest of the stay. The hotel was not dirty, but not especially clean. Towels are in a weird place above the shower, where they get wet while you bathe. The walls are thin, and there’s super-odd music piped through the hallways, which you can hear in the room. We could also hear guests in nearby rooms and were constantly (and inexplicably) running into roving bands of teenage guys. What? Fridge and microwave in the room were a nice touch, sheets were worn but clean. The hotel is not in a nice location, and the parking lot didn’t feel very secure, although parking here was free, which it isn’t at many higher-end Spokane hotels. The Comfort Inn University/Downtown is by no stretch of the imagination downtown, as the name implies.Due to my early check-out time, I wasn’t able to comment on the breakfast.

All-in-all, I would have given this hotel a 2 or 3 if it weren’t for the issue with the shuttle. However, any business that tries to pull a fast one on a customer like that deserves a 1 in my mind.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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3 Thank SushiFoodie
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spokanecomfort, General Manager at Comfort Inn University District / Downtown, responded to this review, December 20, 2012
Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We have all been "scammed". Our airport shuttle runs from 7am-11pm as noted on our website, however when we have early request such as yours, we do call a taxi and WE PAY FOR IT, NOT THE GUEST.
So our hotel paid the taxi and you paid the taxi.
Needless to say we will never use this taxi service again for our hotel guests. And I am sending you a refund for what you paid to the taxi company.
We apologize for this unfortunate incident and appreciate your candor in bringing it to our attention.
In the future we will make sure our hotel guests know that when our guests need airport shuttle outside our service hours, the taxi has already been paid for.
Best wishes to you and your family for a happy holiday season.

Christine Cochran, CHA, CTA
General Manager
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  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Property: Comfort Inn University District / Downtown
Address: 923 E 3rd Ave, Spokane, WA 99202-2215
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Washington > Spokane
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Green Hotel in Spokane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Comfort Inn University District / Downtown 2.5*
Number of rooms: 105
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Comfort Inn University District hotel offers 105 spacious and comfortable guest rooms. The hotel is located 9 blocks from downtown Spokane, 6 blocks from Gonzaga University and 1.5 miles from the Washington University Nursing School and Eastern Washington Extension Campus. Interstate 90 provides easy access at exit 281 eastbound or exit 282B westbound. Enjoy our indoor atrium heated pool and spa, fitness center, guest laundry, in room microwave/fridge, coffee maker, ironing board/iron, hairdryer and earth friendly bath amenities. We offer shuttle service to/from the Spokane International Airport, Amtrak, City Center, the Spokane Convention Center and the college campus areas. Shuttle service is available from the hours of 7am-10:30pm. Each morning we serve a fresh, hot buffet breakfast from 6am-9am with 24 hour coffee service in the lobby. We are pet friendly and close to several area parks that offer a great walk for our guests and their pets. ... more   less 
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Comfort Inn University District / Downtown Hotel Spokane
Comfort Inn Spokane
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Spokane Comfort Inn

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