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Howard Johnson Inn - Tucson Downtown

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Highway noise, noisy neighbors, just awful. Small room with odd layout. Crappy wifi.

Horrendous Would not recommend it, trade show going on , that they didn't tell me, no parking

Horrible and dirty. Didn't have breakfast, stains on the floor. No towels or toilet paper.

I'll never ever book that hotel again it was trash.

Place was under construction and they were working early in the morning banging hammers, drilling dropping poles it was ridiculous.

Utterly terrible - 30-year old fixtures and appliances (well, the one tv that was there, anyway- not that there was anything else), falling apart faucet and light fixtures, no fitted sheets, a tv from circa 1995, hotel staff that mixed up our reservation - do NOT stay here. seriously save yourself.

When i booked my hotel. I had some requirements that would fit our needs... Like coffee for one. Since being a mother of two and wife, i need my morning coffee. We arent from alot of money, but definitely had more options to where we could stay for the same price. But we said hey why not, its away from our side of town... And pics looked great... THEN WE WALKED INTO OUR ROOM.... WE FELT LIKE WE WERE DOOPED!!!! I wish they gave refunds for being dishonested... The tv was so outta date u couldnt really even see the shows or movie playing. Everything was very janky!!! They had a tissue holder built into the wall that looked like they cut a rectangle out of it thru some paint in it and shoved a boxnof kleenex in it!!! Very dissatisfied. .. We even said 2adults/2children. Only had us down for 2daults. No reciept. I had to go back in there the next day and get one. There was no back to the toilet... So we basically had to balance while using the restroom... They ddnt even put a fitted sheet on the beds, they put a very small flat sheet that ddnt even cover the whole bed then a flat sheet over it.... Pillows were so flat and lumpy... The curtains were barely up where it would make them completely closed, so nobody could see in... However thw pool was nice. But no shade whatsoever!!! I suggest to anyone thinking of staying here... To not do it... And orbit im very upset that thus is what u recommended to my family... But i guess u live and u learn... Everyone enjoy ur day...

Old with cockroaches. Would not recommend. Front desk staff was nice. But the nice ended there.

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

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. .

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Checked in found room had not been cleaned. the whole facility looked very roughed. I canceled my reservations and found another motel. The next night on the news there had been a shooting there. I would not advise anyone to stay there. Found a nice Best Western Motel.

This room was very cheap & so was everything else. The beds were horrible & I felt like I was sleeping in a hole. The tv & cable service was awful & the pool looked disgusting, I don't think I will be staying there again .

1010 South Freeway, I-10 and 22nd Tucson AZ

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Downtown Tucson, Howard Johnson Inn - Tucson Downtown is within a mile (2 km) of sights such as Santa Cruz Church and Garden of Gethsemane. This 104-room motel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. University of Arizona and Arizona Stadium are also nearby.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is offered each morning. This motel has a restaurant that's perfect for a leisurely bite to eat.


Rooms

All of Howard Johnson Inn - Tucson Downtown's 104 air-conditioned rooms provide coffee makers, free local calls, and ironing boards. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs with cable channels.


Property features

Guests of Howard Johnson Inn - Tucson Downtown enjoy an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and 3 meeting rooms. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with sightseeing, directions, and local dining recommendations. Additional amenities include conference space and laundry facilities.

Room options

Room, 2 Double Beds, Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, 2 Double Beds, Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed, Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Howard Johnson Inn - Tucson Downtown

Everyone (8) Business (13) Couples (10) Family (19) Other (12) Friends (2)
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loud

Everyone

Highway noise, noisy neighbors, just awful. Small room with odd layout. Crappy wifi.

By on Mar 13, 2017

1

horrendous

Everyone

Horrendous Would not recommend it, trade show going on , that they didn't tell me, no parking

By on Feb 9, 2017

1

horrible and dirty

Everyone

Horrible and dirty. Didn't have breakfast, stains on the floor. No towels or toilet paper.

By on Feb 5, 2017

1
Everyone

I'll never ever book that hotel again it was trash.

By on Jan 11, 2017

1
Everyone
Building a tent in the parking lot at 8 in the morning

Place was under construction and they were working early in the morning banging hammers, drilling dropping poles it was ridiculous.

By on Jan 10, 2017

1

godawful

Everyone

Utterly terrible - 30-year old fixtures and appliances (well, the one tv that was there, anyway- not that there was anything else), falling apart faucet and light fixtures, no fitted sheets, a tv from circa 1995, hotel staff that mixed up our reservation - do NOT stay here. seriously save yourself.

By , from tucson on Jul 5, 2016

1

i was bamboozled!!!

Everyone

When i booked my hotel. I had some requirements that would fit our needs... Like coffee for one. Since being a mother of two and wife, i need my morning coffee. We arent from alot of money, but definitely had more options to where we could stay for the same price. But we said hey why not, its away from our side of town... And pics looked great... THEN WE WALKED INTO OUR ROOM.... WE FELT LIKE WE WERE DOOPED!!!! I wish they gave refunds for being dishonested... The tv was so outta date u couldnt really even see the shows or movie playing. Everything was very janky!!! They had a tissue holder built into the wall that looked like they cut a rectangle out of it thru some paint in it and shoved a boxnof kleenex in it!!! Very dissatisfied. .. We even said 2adults/2children. Only had us down for 2daults. No reciept. I had to go back in there the next day and get one. There was no back to the toilet... So we basically had to balance while using the restroom... They ddnt even put a fitted sheet on the beds, they put a very small flat sheet that ddnt even cover the whole bed then a flat sheet over it.... Pillows were so flat and lumpy... The curtains were barely up where it would make them completely closed, so nobody could see in... However thw pool was nice. But no shade whatsoever!!! I suggest to anyone thinking of staying here... To not do it... And orbit im very upset that thus is what u recommended to my family... But i guess u live and u learn... Everyone enjoy ur day...

By , from tucson, az. on May 14, 2016

2
Everyone

Old with cockroaches. Would not recommend. Front desk staff was nice. But the nice ended there.

By on Mar 15, 2016

2

not bad for the price.

BusinessTravelers

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

By on Nov 15, 2014

1

value is the word

BusinessTravelers

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. .

By on Jun 6, 2014