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Tucson University Park Hotel
Ranked #43 of 130 Hotels in Tucson
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Toms River, New Jersey
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68 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Convenient location”
Reviewed March 19, 2009

This is one of the nicest Marriotts I have stayed in. The rooms are spacious and clean. The bathroom is large but might need a little updating, but is sufficient and clean. The pool is small, but clean.
The location is very close to the university and there are lots of restaurants and shops. The views of the mountains are great. The staff was helpful and friendly. When travelling I seem to have a problem keeping the room cool enough at night, but this hotel room was cool and the bed comfortable.
I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 27, 2009

Location is right on the edge of campus. Lot's of restaurants outside the door. Hotel is typical Marriott Quality, which is good and predictable. Parking was free as we stayed on a weekend.

  • Stayed December 2008, traveled with family
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State College, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed January 17, 2009

I stayed at the Tucson Marriot University Park for four nights in January while on business travel. The accomodations for myself and my colleagues were great: beautiful, very clean rooms, nice conference rooms, and great views of the mountains (at least from my room, #609 - advise that side of the building for good views). The staff was very friendly and accomodating as well.

The hotel is situated nicely so that you can walk to the university, and the street behind the hotel has lots of nice shops and restaurants. Everything you need is within walking distance.

The only negatives were as follows: exceedingly slow elevators, strange stair configuration (stairs to first floor take you outside the building rather than keeping you inside), and can hear what's going on in the atrium from your room in the early AM hours. Other than that, was pleased in every way. Recommended!

  • Liked — The room & the view
  • Disliked — The elevator speed - slow! Always seem to be waiting for them.
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled on business
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ca
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed November 30, 2008

We stayed at the Tucson Marriott University Park to visit some family in Tucson. The rooms were large and very clean, however the rooms with 2 beds only had doubles (not queens). This may be fine for business travelers but not very good for a family of 4. At Thanksgiving, the hotel was nearly empty as was the nearby university, so there did not appear to be much to look at. The hot tub was nice (for 4) and the pool was very cold. They apparently charge for parking across the street in the garage but not at the Holidays. Overall, I wouldn't rate this hotel higher than 3*, but it was clean and reasonable.

  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with family
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Santa Clarita
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2008

I spent one night at the hotel for a business event the next day at University of Arizona. Overall, I was happy with the hotel, I really only have one complaint, albeit something that may be a deal-breaker for light sleepers.

The hotel is designed in Embassy Suites fashion (with all rooms surrounding a large central atrium). The noise from the atrium (restaurant patrons, water feature, piano) carried up to my room on the 5th floor and was very annoying. I was able to eventually drown it out by keeping the a/c running on low all night.

Otherwise, a great stay. The room is large and mine even had a good-sized balcony. New, flat screen television and work desks equipped with all the a/v hookups necessary. The lounge downstairs served good food and drinks, the bartender was friendly. The exercise room also had a good selection of relatively new equipment.

As far as proximity to UofA, it was perfect, I was able to keep my car parked and the hotel and walk to my event in under 5 minutes.

I would stay again, but ask for a higher floor and know the a/c trick, as I am a light sleeper.

  • Liked — Location, large and modern room
  • Disliked — Atrium noise
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled on business
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Mustang, Oklahoma
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2008

We stayed at this Marriott two nights last week and found it to be about what we expect from the full service Marriott.
I reserved a standard room online and was surprised and pleased when the check in manager gave me a free upgrade to concierge without me asking.
The staff was extremely nice and eager to please.
We chose to use valet parking since the self parking garage was too far to walk.
I do recommend you call the valet before going down for the car since they park in a multi-level garage across the street and down half a block, and it takes a while for them to jog over there (100 yards) and then drive back. That seems odd since there is a parking lot immediately across the adjacent street from the hotel entrance and valet stand, and they could be parking within 20 yards.
We enjoyed the continental breakfast in the concierge lounge (cold cereal, fruit and sweet rolls). One thing to look for is the carrot cake in the concierge on Tuesday nights, which is as good or better than what I get at my favorite deli in New York.
The faux river which runs through the lobby atrium was refreshing in a desert city like Tucson. I did not hear the water rushing noise on the 12th floor. I did notice that the humidity level in the rooms was a bit high; maybe it was due to the indoor river or due to the thunderstorms in the area, but it could also be the hvac unit in the rooms. They have those occupancy-sensing thermostats that shut off if you are not in the room, which bugs me because the hvac unit cannot dehumidify the room if it is not running. In any case it was not bad enough to even mention to the management, and was ironic to even have a question like that in the desert.
Still I would recommend this hotel highly and will definately stay there again.

  • Liked — Great concierge
  • Disliked — Valet Parking - okay once we learned to call in advance
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled on business
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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 5, 2008

This was a bery nice and clean hotel. The location was great. Within walking distance to bars and restaurants. I agree with the other travelers that due to the layout the sound travels, but the room was nice and the bed was comfortable. The staff was very attentive and courteous. Only drawback is the price. This is a nice place, but not worth paying over $200 a night.

  • Liked — The friendliness of the staff.
  • Disliked — This place is overpriced.
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
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Property: Tucson University Park Hotel
Address: 880 E 2nd Street, Tucson, AZ 85719 (Formerly Tucson Marriott University Park)
Location: United States > Arizona > Tucson
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Tucson
#36 Business Hotel in Tucson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tucson University Park Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 250
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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