A decent hotel, but for $270 a night I could have stayed at one of Tucson's luxury resorts, either way I'd still have to take taxis everywhere. Seemed like a pretty bad value in comparison.
I struggled to find a hotel in the city center of Tucson (where my business activities were) that had any life to speak of nearby. Near the convention center and most of the downtown area looked pretty dead - no active restaurant or shopping areas. So we stayed near the University, and the Mariott is in a great location there, nestled among a cute block of shops and restaurants.
Rooms are nice - more sleek and updated than the dated lobby, which is a replica of early 90s era Embassy Suites (think fake plants and rocks and mini waterfalls, glass elevators facing the atrium, and a restaurant in the middle of the lobby floor.) Stayed on the concierge level which was pleasant and had good mountain views.
My main problem was that for the $270 I spent per room per night, I could have stayed out at the JW Marriott Starr Pass or the Westin La Paloma or any of the other lovely, sprawling desert resorts. Even being near the University, we ended up having to take taxis to any truly nice restaurant or any business function. So we might as well have been at one of the luxury resorts 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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