$44 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 27, 2014 Check-out: Dec 30, 2014

Howard Johnson Inn - Tucson Downtown

2 stars
1010 South Freeway, Tucson, AZ 85745
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
1.9
out of 5
66 reviews
Nice place

Receptionist was really nice, made me feel very comfortable only thing that needs to be fixed are... See full review

  • Juicy85745
  • May 6, 2012
Howard Johnson Tucson

I enjoyed the hotel stay See full review

  • Johneek
  • Apr 18, 2011
Conveniently located, budget Tucson hotel with free breakfast

Located near the University of Arizona and Old Pueblo at the base of the mountains, the Howard Johnson Inn in Tucson affords many budget-friendly perks: free Internet access, free breakfast and free parking for vehicles of all sizes. Take a dip in the large outdoor pool. The hotel also features a restaurant a 24-hour front desk. Comfortable guest rooms offer cable TV and free local calls.

Highlights
  • Free Rise'n Dine Breakfast
  • Free high-speed Internet access in guest rooms
  • Minutes from the city center, and the Tucson Convention Center
  • Meeting space available
Rooms

All air-conditioned guest rooms at the Howard Johnson Inn - Tucson Downtown have one king, one double or two double beds. Guests enjoy complimentary high-speed Internet access, cable TV channels and coffee-makers, plus voicemail and free local calls. Pets are not allowed.

Features

Howard Johnson Inn - Tucson Downtown features on-site recreation and modern amenities for a convenient stay. A 24-hour front desk boasts a multilingual staff, and guest laundry facilities are available. Business guests take advantage of the hotel's meeting space and event catering is available. There's an ample amount of free parking – including space for large vehicles. Catering to budget-conscious travelers, a complimentary continental breakfast is served each morning, and guest rooms have free high-speed Internet access and free local calls.

Features

This Tucson, Arizona HoJo offers a location close to the city center and many activities, including golf. Tucson International Airport, Arizona Stadium and the University of Arizona are nearby. The Tucson Convention Center is a short walk from the hotel.

Transportation
  • Amtrak station (1.6 mi/2.5 km)
  • Tucson International Airport (7.8 mi/12.6 km)
Attractions
  • Southside Presbyterian Church (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Tucson Convention Center (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • St. Augustine Cathedral (0.9 mi/1.4 km)
  • El Presidio Park (1.1 mi/1.8 km)
  • City Center (2 mi/3.2 km)
  • University of Arizona (2 mi/3.2 km)
  • Reid Park Zoo (4 mi/6.4 km)
  • Colossal Cave (8 mi/12.9 km)
  • Mission San Xavier del Bac (8.7 mi/14 km)
  • Old Tucson Studios (15 mi/24.1 km)
Business
  • Meeting room for small functions
  • Complimentary high-speed Internet access in rooms
  • Free local calls
Policies and fees

No pets allowed.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Game room
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Vending machines
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Guest laundromat
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Meeting/Banquet facilities
FAX
Conference facilities
Copy service
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Outdoor parking
RV or truck parking
Bus parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Accessible parking
Room
Safe
AM/FM alarm clock
Cribs available
Ironing board

Nearby points of interest

  • A Mountain Sentinel Peak: 0.8 mi
  • St. Augustine Cathedral: 0.9 mi
  • Tucson Museum of Art: 1 mi
  • Fox Theater: 1 mi
  • Arizona Theater Company: 1.2 mi
  • Children's Museum Tucson: 1.2 mi
  • Rocks and Ropes: 1.3 mi
  • University of Arizona: 2.1 mi
  • Arizona State Museum: 2.2 mi
  • Arizona Stadium: 2.3 mi
  • McKale Center: 2.5 mi
  • UA Science: Flandrau: 2.5 mi
  • Reid Park Zoo: 3.7 mi
  • The Loft Cinema: 3.8 mi
  • Tucson Botanical Gardens: 5 mi
  • A Mountain Sentinel Peak: 0.8 mi
  • St. Augustine Cathedral: 0.9 mi
  • Tucson Museum of Art: 1 mi
  • Fox Theater: 1 mi
  • Arizona Theater Company: 1.2 mi
  • Children's Museum Tucson: 1.2 mi
  • Rocks and Ropes: 1.3 mi
  • University of Arizona: 2.1 mi
  • Arizona State Museum: 2.2 mi
  • Arizona Stadium: 2.3 mi
  • McKale Center: 2.5 mi
  • UA Science: Flandrau: 2.5 mi
  • Reid Park Zoo: 3.7 mi
  • The Loft Cinema: 3.8 mi
  • Tucson Botanical Gardens: 5 mi
  • International Wildlife Museum: 5.4 mi
  • The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures: 6.3 mi
  • Agua Caliente Park: 6.5 mi
  • Mission San Xavier del Bac: 7 mi
  • The Gas Light Theatre: 8 mi
  • Casino Del Sol: 8.2 mi
  • Pima Air & Space Museum: 8.2 mi
  • Old Tucson Studios: 8.8 mi
  • Tohono Chul Park: 9.2 mi
  • Tucson Mountain Park: 9.6 mi
  • Finger Rock Trail: 10.5 mi
  • Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum: 11.3 mi
  • Sabino Canyon: 12 mi
  • Catalina State Park: 14.6 mi
  • Madera Canyon: 31 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 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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Guest Reviews (66)

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Inn - Tucson Downtown

Overall score

1.9 / 5
5.01.0
66 out of 66
Amenities:
2.1
Room cleanliness:
2.5
Hotel staff:
2.8
Room comfort:
2.4
Location:
2.9
Value:
2.7

32% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Puller Man
Business
Tuscon AZ
Nov 15, 2014

Not bad for the price.

Close to the freeway and very loud. Room was clean but old.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Tucson Downtown

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Mariolo
Business
Phx az
Jun 6, 2014

Value is the word

We stay 3 nights total using reservation system . First night our room was under construction we found tv in top of the bed ,we didn't have a center table so we could set it ,called office and no effort was giving to fix situation .shower curtain rod was poorly fixed to wall and fell off, no exhaust fan in shower -wc so it's muggy . Second. Night the front counter lady at check in was not in a good mood , third night we new wat too expect so is a value. Next week we are going too give a chance too hotel next door. Ps. On front parking section for patrons theirs is a big semi trailer park on 45 degree angle so many patrons have to park their vehicle in front street. Plenty of parking space in back. Butt no visibility ,no security. .

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

Reserve your value saving trough in a well comfortable wifi area. Maybe like In a restaurant ,or other location besides the hotel lobby, in this visit too tucson I tried too reserved in the hotel lobby and I had a poor too non result. Front clerk lady would not help me. So no discount was given.

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Tucson Downtown

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
ntvboi
Business
Tucson, Arizona
Apr 18, 2014

STinky room? this might be your Hotel

The front of the building smelled of urine/vomit. should have been my first clue not to check in smoke free rooms...well the room smelled of smoke and the BED SPREAD had burn holes in it. did not sleep in the bed. went and bought a sleeping bag to sleep in. The bathroom/shower was moldy, sorry you can not paint mold. room AC unit was not working well if it was not so late I would have stayed at the hotel down the road for a couple bucks more. at least it would not have been a little better. should have read the reviews carefully.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Tucson Downtown

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Maty traveler
Business
Altadena, CA
Mar 10, 2014

not for more than one night

This is really a two start hotel It's old, but clean, scarce breakfast

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

go to Downtown for unusual and different type of shopping than a mall

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Tucson Downtown

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
nicbowl
Business
tucson, az
Jun 8, 2013

home getaway

It would have been nice to be able to go swimming. The pool was barely being filled while I was there and wasnt going to be ready until following day. Also had a very hard time getting the room to cool down from hot day, it seems the a/ c unit wasn t working all too well.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Tucson Downtown

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Happy Jacky
Business
Portland Oregon
May 13, 2013

not a good hotel

the service staff on purpose to assign me one of the worst room - the bath room without fan/ ventilation - very bad smell come from bathroom. After I complained it, then I got a better room. anyway I don't like the staff's behavior. really bad impression won't be there anymore.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Tucson Downtown

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Hated
Business
Las Vegas
May 11, 2013

STAY AWAY

We reserved 3 non smoking rooms, we arrived at approx. 2 pm. When we arrived we checked in and went to our rooms. Room #1 cigarette ashes in sink, blow dryer did not work, only 3 channels on tv that worked. Room # 2 door separating this room and room next door did not lock, found out next day this room had bed bugs (stopped counting after 21 bites), only 4 channels on tv worked. Room # 3 room key did not work, went back to office they zapped key again still did not work, switched rooms again room key did not work, switched rooms a third time room key worked on third room switched to, but A/C did not work and only 3 channels on tv. Finally switched for the 4th time and everything was ok. When we switched rooms 4 times had to go back to office for them to copy my drivers license for a 2nd time, I was talking to lady at front desk when another person came in and interrupted us and she took care of them before finishing with us (extremely rude), I then asked to be compensated for the hassles we went through and she blew me off. I then called the corporate offices and they told me it would be a week before anybody called me. I will be calling them every day until I get an answer. DO NOT STAY HERE AT ANY COST.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Kracker0922
Business
Prescott Az
May 7, 2013

Bad service, and filthy rooms

When we went to go check in the owner was in the back talking on the phone with a other country and didn't respond when we were waiting at the front desk. Then it seemed like a big deal to get our information. Got to the room and looked like they took five minutes to clean the room. There was still hair in the tub. And toilet had urine in it. I was disturbed. We didn't sleep very well. There were loud noises and our neighbors were yelling all night. There was spouse to be a swimming pool and it was empty. The breakfast was terrible we left and went some where else.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Tucson Downtown

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
chiquitin
Business
Spring, TX, USA
Apr 29, 2013

If you don't mind...

Awful... if you don't mind an staff less than friendly, to register after 8 PM through a glass window (forget about the lobby), a "free" breakfast in the morning without napkins, no telephone in your room, if you need to talk to reception, have to walk over for it, leaky faucets, AC unit not working properly, and, in two days stay, after a day of activity in the city, you come back to your room just to find out your key is not working and an stranger is sleeping in your bed because they rented your room even with your stuff inside... then, go ahead, be my guest.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
movin mike
Business
san Jose
Apr 6, 2013

night in Tucson

Not a bad spot for a nights rest. near I10 and U of. Arizona.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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