Econo Lodge University ★★

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Check-in: Feb 22, 2016 Check-out: Feb 24, 2016
2.8 /5
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Downtown Tucson's Econo Lodge University provides guests on a budget with various amenities for a comfortable experience. Dog owners will be pleased to know that the hotel allows canine companions. An outdoor pool with a sundeck gives guests the opportunity to relax and enjoy the Arizona sun. The Econo Lodge provides a reliable Wi-Fi connection at no extra charge, and a fully stocked continental breakfast is available with a seating area adjacent to windows.


Key facts

For guests planning to bring their dogs, there is a fee of $20 per dog per night, payable in cash.

Check-in time begins at 2 p.m. and checkout ends at 11 a.m.

The staff at Econo Lodge University in Tucson makes an effort to support green practices in the hotel's upkeep.

Hints and tips

Econo Lodge University can accommodate visitors who want to stay in non-smoking rooms upon request. The free parking lot is surrounded by the U-shaped building; not all rooms face the lot, so some guests may want to specifically seek an inward-facing room to keep their vehicles in sight.

Nearby attractions

Local neighborhood information

Econo Lodge University Tucson is located near the extensive University of Arizona campus, making it great for people who are in town to watch the Wildcats sports teams play. The Arizona Historical Society and the Postal History Foundation provide options for visitors with an interest in exploring the city's past. Following Stone Avenue northbound brings guests to the Tucson Mall and its many shops; going south, then eastbound on University Boulevard connects visitors to Main Gate Square. This busy urban complex spans four blocks and combines a vibrant assortment of restaurants, shops, spas and bars with wine tastings, music events and other entertainment that can last into the morning hours. One standout spot for a casual meal at Main Gate Square is The Fix. Billed as Arizona's Mac n Chz Headquarters, its menu features classic cheddar and Alfredo macaroni and cheese reworked into dozens of tasty baked dishes.

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  • Free breakfast
  • WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities


  • Air conditioned
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
  • Pet friendly
  • Ice machine


  • Outdoor pool


  • Free breakfast
  • Meal plan - continental


  • FAX


  • WiFi


  • Parking
  • Outdoor parking


  • Television with cable
  • Telephone
  • In room movies


2.8 /5 Overall score

55% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 2.6/5
  • Cleanliness: 3/5
  • Hotel staff: 3.2/5
  • Comfort: 2.6/5
  • Location: 3.5/5
  • Value: 3.2/5

Game day fever

Would recommend Tue, Oct 27, 2015
Staff was friendly, room was clean and beds were comfortable. Location is walking distance to UA. Good bank for your buck.

| N/A Friends

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

good for this orice

Would recommend Mon, Apr 6, 2015
It has a god location close to UV campus, which means safe and convenient. The room is clean. the staffs are helpful and nice. Light breakfast is included. Overall, it's worth the money.

| Irvine Singles

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

No bang for my buck

Would not recommend Mon, Feb 10, 2014
There was a gem show going on so all the prices were jacked up. This was one of a few available rooms and there was just nothing there. Bathroom and shower were small, blankets had holes in them. Would not stay here again.

| Mesa, Arizona Friends

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 2 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 2 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 1 /5

Stay Away

Would not recommend Wed, Oct 16, 2013
Upon checking in with tired and hungry children at 6 pm we were given a hotel room that was never cleaned nor made up. The staff didn't communicate that to the front desk. When asked for an extra pillow to accommodate my three children I was refused and then when we (4) four paying customers arrived at the alleged FREE Continental breakfast during the (2) two hour window there were NO Donuts, No Cereal and No Coffee.

| Chandler, Az Family

1 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 1 /5
  • Cleanliness: 1 /5
  • Hotel staff: 1 /5
  • Comfort: 1 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Pretty Good

Would recommend Mon, Oct 15, 2012
Check in was a breeze and manager was very friendly and helpful. Our room was on an upper floor which gave us a great view of the Catalinas. Was in a good location for us to travel to the beer festival. Room was clean though kinda old and funky but we liked it. Breakfast was marginal but had coffee and juice. A very good value for the price. Would definitely go again.


Not far from historic Tucson full of old restored houses and adobes. Check it out!

| Lake Havasu, United States Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Average hotel

Would not recommend Sun, Jul 24, 2011
This hotel is a good location if you want close to the downtown area without actually being in downtown. It is a comfortable hotel that offers a pool, nothing real special. It is definately not the most spacious, and I've seen worse. If you are looking for a cheap and decent place to stay in Tucson, this is your hotel.


Short drive to Saguaro National Park.

| Hagerstown, Maryland Family

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Decent motel, bad neighborhood

Would recommend Thu, Dec 16, 2010
A local helped me find the place. My goal, I told him, was to get the lowest price without getting mugged. He seemed to think that this place fit the bill. The neighborhood did appear a little sketchy, but I didn't have any problems. (Didn't have a car to worry about getting broken into, though.) Polite staff, free continental breakfast okay. Nothing special. A place to get a good night's sleep for $50 a night.

| Cleveland, OH Singles

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Nice room for the Price

Would recommend Sun, Apr 6, 2008
Check in was a little delayed due to computer errors. room was nice, but few number of available electrial outlets. large fride, larger thatn most hotel rooms, A PLUS. Had to request an iron and ironing board, most hotels have them available in EVERY room. Ironing board was a SMALL compact travel ironing board, not easy to iron on. Overall, for the price that I paid, the hotel was MORE than adequate. Nice Comfortable Beds, althogh the sheets had cigarette burns an holes. And Hot showers.

| USA Business

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

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Nearby points of interest

Arizona Theater Company 0.8 mi
University of Arizona 0.9 mi
Tucson Museum of Art 0.9 mi
Children's Museum Tucson 1 mi
Arizona State Museum 1 mi
Fox Theater 1 mi
St. Augustine Cathedral 1.2 mi
Rocks and Ropes 1.4 mi
UA Science: Flandrau 1.4 mi
Arizona Stadium 1.4 mi
McKale Center 1.6 mi
A Mountain Sentinel Peak 2 mi
The Loft Cinema 2.8 mi
Reid Park Zoo 3.6 mi
Tucson Botanical Gardens 3.8 mi
The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures 4.9 mi
Agua Caliente Park 5.2 mi
International Wildlife Museum 5.6 mi
Tohono Chul Park 7.3 mi
The Gas Light Theatre 7.5 mi
Finger Rock Trail 8.6 mi
Mission San Xavier del Bac 9 mi
Pima Air & Space Museum 9.1 mi
Old Tucson Studios 9.4 mi
Casino Del Sol 9.9 mi
Tucson Mountain Park 10.1 mi
Sabino Canyon 10.5 mi
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum 11.5 mi
Catalina State Park 12.7 mi
Madera Canyon 32.8 mi

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Rate based on Check-in: Feb 22, 2016 Check-out: Feb 24, 2016