I go to Tucson every year for the Gem & Mineral Show in Feb. Things get sold out and are very expensive at that time of year. The year before I got a great deal through one of those on line and won't give the name places, hoping to get a better deal again I used them for this year. Unfortunately I knew what I got when the name was given and knew it 's not too nice or in in a good location. I went to the Econo Lodge web site and found it was cheaper to get the hotel directly from them. Going further I put in for a AAA discount and found I could have saved a little over $100 for my 7 night stay. I went back to the website I purchased the hotel room from and they'd only give me a couple bucks back for the base rate (not even the full amount of what I'd have saved) and forget the AAA discount. So this wasn't a bargain. And maybe my beef should be with the website I bought this from.
So I'm already in a bad mood about staying at this place and it lives up to my expectations of being a cheap motel. Breakfast was a donut and coffee and they tended to clean up before 9am so if you weren't there by 9 you got nothing. I asked to be put on the ground floor (I was a few days early for the shows and they had plenty of room) and was put on the 3rd floor. I had to carry literally 100's of lbs. of rocks, beads, etc. up and down the stairs. The rooms were clean but no updating for years (maybe the walls were painted). It had a very depressing cheap feel to the room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tucson Econo Lodge
- Econo Lodge Tucson