This Marriott is in a perfect location. It’s easy distance to either I-10 or I-19, and abuts the University of Arizona. We had planned dinner one evening for Café Poca Cosa, and the hotel was less than 2 miles from the restaurant.
Guests can opt for valet parking (approximately $15 per day) or self-park (approximately $11 per day). Valet was often very slow and the student employees were unusually aloof and relaxed. In retrospect, I would have opted for self-park. It would have been just as quick—if not quicker—and cheaper.
The hotel has a large atrium with rooms overlooking the lobby and atrium area. Check-in was quick and a bellhop escorted us to our room on the 8th floor. The room was very spacious and spotless. Carpet throughout the property seemed to have been recently updated, giving everything a fresher feeling than expected. The bed was incredibly comfortable. The shower had instant hot water and a decent (but not spectacular) water pressure. Amenities included products from the Bath & Body Works aromatherapy line.
We were pleased overall with our stay, but there were two negatives that are important to point out: 1) there is limited air circulation in the hotel. Every time we left the property, we savored the fresh air. I’m not implying that the hotel smelled—not at all—but we certainly had the feeling that little fresh air makes it into rooms. Our room was one without an exterior balcony, so those may be more desirable; 2) noise can be problematic, depending upon your neighbors. During our first night, some college-aged men were next door and we heard their every move. Fortunately, they left around 8:00 pm and had not returned when we left at 8:00 am. We did hear other neighbors open and close their room doors, which close with a loud “bang.”
We would certainly stay here again. We enjoyed walking to the nearby shops, bars, and eateries and felt the room was just fine for the price.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience the best Tucson, Arizona has to offer at the Tucson University Park Hotel. Our hotel is adjacent to the beautiful campus of the University of Arizona in the heart of Tucson, which makes us an ideal choice for visitors touring the University or attending athletic events. Our hotel's spacious, tastefully appointed guest rooms offer top-quality amenities and comfort whether you are traveling to Tucson, Arizona for leisure or business. Deluxe hotel amenities include a full fitness center, an outdoor pool, and a selection of exceptional restaurants and bars. If you're looking to host a wedding or business function here in Tucson, our hotel boasts 10 versatile venues, over 30,000 square feet of event space, and a skilled on-site planning staff. The next time you're in Arizona, we look forward to welcoming you at the award-winning Tucson University Park Hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tucson Marriott University Park Hotel Tucson
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