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Best Western Royal Sun Inn & Suites
Ranked #17 of 128 Hotels in Tucson
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Phoenix, Arizona
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159 reviews
124 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
“Decent place”
Reviewed December 21, 2006

Booked one night here. The room was clean and larger than I expected. Nice desk, chair and ottoman. Bed was okay. The front desk staff was very friendly. Overall not a bad place for an overnighter. I am sure there are better hotels but for what it is, its very nice. Nothing special but definately not a dump.

  • Liked — Location was great, internet service very good
  • Disliked — nothing really bad to say
  • Tips/Secrets — Close to the university
  • Stayed November 2006, traveled on business
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Houston, TX
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2006

Carpet in room was absolutely NASTY. Kids had black knees from one minute on the carpet. Room was dirty, nearly all exercise equipment didn't work, and advertised wireless Internet service was nonfunctional. Asked for another room and Operations Mgr. was very accommodating. Given free upgrade to executive suite, which was much better. Discussed the other issues with the Ops Mgr. at checkout time and am confident that he will continue to make the necessary changes to facilitate improvement to the property. He is very professional and seems very determined to improve the experience.

Stayed October 2006
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Austin, TX
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2006

Rooms were large and clean. Good workspace, but internet access was spotty at times. Staff friendly and helpful. Breakfast is in resturant and not buffet. Would not want to live in neighborhood, but close to anywhere you want to go with car. Excellent value for low price.

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flagstaff
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 27, 2006

Very convenient and clean hotel and centrally located. They actually serve cook to order breakfast in the orning at the restaurant. They even have DVD player in room and my wife loved the vanity- make-up mirror. Kids enjoyed the pool and I enjoyed sitting out side by the pond surfing the web, since they offer free wireless high speed internet.

  • Stayed March 2006
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed April 24, 2006

This had an outside corridor, to our alarm, but it was quiet and very comfortable. We had a job finding it, as the Google map was wrong, but is on the main drag and very well placed for shopping and places to eat.

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Phoenix
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed January 16, 2006

The the time I stayed at this hotel in January of 2006 there was almost no lighting in the parking lot, with large bushes to conceal anyone who might want to hide in the bushes. If anyone is ever injured here this place is a lawsuit waiting to happen.

My room was awful. The floor had dirty watermarks from a mop. There was long female hair (not mine) on the floor under the sink area. I picked up a cup and it was dirty with dried coffee in the bottom. The bathtub appeared to be dirty as well.

When I checked in the clerk loudly proclaimed to me, while a male unknown to me in the lobby stood by, that I was traveling alone. Directions to my room were very poor. My section of the hotel was directly off an unlighted alley.

Needless to say I won't go back!

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Irvine, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
Reviewed April 3, 2005

Large 1.5 room suite with bathroom inbetween. Very clean and spacious. Two 27" TVs, one in each room. That was the good news.

The marginal:

Situated on the border of an older, run-down neighborhood. You better have a car because there is absolutely NOTHING of interest within walking distance, not even a liquor store.

Noisy location as well, sandwiched between a busy street [Stone Rd.] and the UP Railroad [train horns all night long].

The continental breakfast is not self-serve as usually expected from a BW. The breakfast is provided by the adjacent restaurant and you have a choice of Danish, bread, and fruit. The kicker is you have a choice of tea/coffee OR juice, NOT both. At least the service was friendly.

The adjacent bar definitely caters to local [drunken] college students. DO NOT go in there on Karaoke night without ear plugs and don't expect prompt service because the bar maid is often out singing on the dance floor.

DVD player in the room would not eject discs and the remote did not work. At least the desk clerk provided us with a few new batteries, although the remote still didn't work.

Parking access is a b----.

There are better hotels and locations in Tucson.

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Property: Best Western Royal Sun Inn & Suites
Address: 1015 North Stone Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85705-7748 (Formerly BEST WESTERN Royal Sun Inn & Suites)
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Location: United States > Arizona > Tucson
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Green Hotel in Tucson
#11 Best Value Hotel in Tucson
#15 Business Hotel in Tucson
#18 Family Hotel in Tucson
#18 Romantic Hotel in Tucson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Royal Sun Inn & Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 79
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay at this full-service, Eco-Friendly Tucson, Arizona hotel located close to the University of Arizona, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and the Old Tucson Studios. Enjoy complimentary COOK-TO-ORDER breakfast each morning at the Royal Sun Restaurant & 2-FOR-1 Drinks at Lounge each evening. The newly renovated Green Certified BEST WESTERN Royal Sun Inn & Suites, located near Interstates 10 and 19 in Tucson, Arizona. We offer convenient access to many key area attractions including college Campuses, 3 Malls, three-Golf Courses and the Tucson International Airport. Enjoy spaciously-appointed guest rooms and suites, including hot tub suites, each complete with wired and wireless high-speed Internet access and 32' LCD HD TV with HBO(R) and DVD player. This full-service hotel also features a relaxing outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, fitness center, business services and meeting facilities. Pets are welcome for a small fee. Guests staying at this Arizona hotel will enjoy being close to the San Xavier Mission, the Sabino Canyon, the Biosphere 2 and the Tubac Artists Colony. Just a short drive away, guests can find the Saguaro National Park, the Kartchner Caverns State Park, historic Tombstone and historic Bisbee. For superior customer service and a convenient location in Tucson, Arizona make a reservation today at the BEST WESTERN Royal Sun Inn & Suites! ... more   less 
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