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Budget Suites of America
Ranked #158 of 174 Hotels in Phoenix
Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Do NOT stay here!!!”
Reviewed 18 December 2012

You've heard the saying, "You get what you pay for.". . . well, this is it folks! Very, very BAD place if you come with kids. Drug transactions go on 24/7 and right in the face of management and staff. Room theft, car theft, theft, theft, theft! The room they initially assigned us was HORRIBLE. As was the second and third! The following applies to ALL THREE ROOMS we viewed. The smell as you walk in from outdoors is enough to knock you over – a combo of death and trash. The carpet is FILTHY and to try and cover it up, they throw "decorator" rugs on top. We lifted those rugs only to find roaches, dried dog poop and filth galore under them. The color difference from beneath where the throw rug began and ended with the carpeting was like a black and white difference! Yes, it is THAT dirty! . . .err, make that it is that FILTHY. We lifted the cushions on the sofas to find the springs exposed because somebody had torn off the fabric that covers them! And the sofas are also filthy. Remove the cushions and you can see the obvious difference from where they were and the little area they covered and how that area looked brand new! And the guy they have for "security" patrol -- what a jerk! A real-life Rambo wanna-be! Pretty frightening, people. They need a security guard for the security guard. Plumbing is another story!!! We were in the office one time for approx. 30 minutes and SEVEN PEOPLE came in during that time, all of them asking for a maintenance man to come and tend to their toilets. All guests were told sorry, not happening. Then an employee returns from the side office with PLUNGERS for each of them for their toilets which were backing up. Staff & management told guests that THEY, the guests, were responsible for unplugging their toilets and THEY were responsible for cleaning up the overflow and any damages the water and/or sewage may have caused! They were also told there was no housekeeping or maintenance staff employed to do any such services. Internet sucks, too, which you also have to pay extra for!!! Oh yeah, that's another thing. . . you are nickled and dimed to death here, too. You have the "base rent", which varies by what floor you're on, but from $190 to $250/week. Then there is the $10 key charge, $6 internet charge, $5 microwave charge, $11 for WATCHING the TV (yeah, really!), $10 for the TV remote -- and those are just the "basics", folks! Pets are allowed so if you bring one, there is a pet security deposit and a DAILY charge for Fido, too! Double all of it if you have two pets! Add it all up and you're around $300/week. There's LUXURY to be rented here in Phoenix, folks, for that same price and some even come with a daily Continental breakfast. And NONE of the bull$hit this place has. Oh, and to top it off, you’ll love this one. . . we were here for Halloween week and management had signs posted all over the site asking the guests to “please donate bags of candy so we (employees) will have candy to pass out on Halloween night.” Yeah, for real people! I think I’ve said enough! We left early and took a loss for the money we dished out for this pit. Never again. And if we can stop one person/family from staying there because of all this, then we've done well for making up the oney we lost from staying there.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2012

Rented the room at budget suites on Indian school dropped a couple hundred only to find the room infested with huge roaches! Not to mention every time i opened the door, the smell was like a fist to the face. It smelled like a body had been decomposing in there. People would call all night up until about 5 in the morning. The heater couldn't be turned on or it would set of the smoke detector. keep in mind its almost December, and they provide NO sheets or blankets. They also don't provide towels soaps or toilet paper. People would come knocking on the door apparently looking for the drug dealers that rented that room before me, which the people next door later confirmed. When i complained to the front desk about all this, i couldn't get a refund, they tried to charge me an extra $75 to switch rooms, i didn't want to pay that so i was stuck with that sorry, disgusting excuse of a room. As for the heater, they said i would have to wait til the next day for them to fix it and i would have to leave for an hour while they did. They were able to block calls, that's the only good thing. They weren't to interested in helping. My kids safety wasn't any concern to them. I stayed for 2 nights out of 7 that i paid for, i lost a couple hundred dollars but the room was making me sick to the point of vomiting. I wouldn't wish this place on some one i hated. Try siesta palms or twin palms.

  • Stayed November 2012
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8 Thank sik2stomach
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 April 2012

i lived the at indian school budget suites close to 3 yrs..yes problems but excuse me yer in central phx..try a beter comidation in philly..or new york..hope ya have yer own security..managment and security at budget suites central phx is awsome..i give it a great review..they bend over backwards for your comfort and security..vera is a doll at the front desk...GOD BLESS

Room Tip: 3rd floor..away from the pool..unless ya like to party a little n the noise.. but they shut down ear...
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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled solo
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1 Thank maintenacekingCHRIS
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2012

I read the reviews before I booked this place for my husband and I to attend spring training baseball games. We are presently staying at the one on Yorkshire, ground level, and most of the reviews I read turned out to be true. We have had no issues with the management; they have addressed our issues (basically no internet service most of the time). We will have been here 11 days. Leaving tomorrow. I could not get another hotel around w/a kitchenette b/c I waited too long to book, that's why we ended up here. Yes, it is a 'Section 8' type of place. I would also recommend (I had forgotten about this review) a 2nd or 3rd floor apartment. The microwaves are brand new; everything worked for us (except internet, again). They (mgmt.) told us not to pay for it b/c it is down so much. There is an 'initial' shock.....my stepson, who lives in Phoenix, came to pick us up and said, "man, dad, even I wouldn't stay here .... I locked my doors as soon as I pulled in". That kinda says it all. Furniture is old, old, old and the bed is just disgusting. We wanted to park my stepsons truck in the parking area with the roof over it and mgmt. told us yesterday to make sure we park forward....do not back in ..... the police who come thru at night need to be able to see your license plates to run a criminal check. Again, that says it all. Pool is nice. I do believe drug dealers are there, but we kept to our own business and weren't in the room much. Take everything of value with you! The bathroom was okay; the tub needed a good scrubbing. Also, we requested a non-smoking room (there is even a sticker on the window that says non-smoking) and the room wreaked of stale cigarette smoke. Pulled out the nightstand drawer and someone had used it as an ashtray.....cigarette butts and ashes in it. My husband would not even let me walk out to the truck w/o him being able to see me. Please don't stay here if you have kids ..... there's an Extended StayAmerica in Peoria on W. Bell Road that is MUCH better, inside doors vs. doors that exit directly to the outside, for the exact same price! That is where we will stay next year!

Room Tip: Stay on 2nd or 3rd level.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank LindaCincinnati
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Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2012

I am currently staying at the budget suite and this place sucks, the furniture is old and worn out the bed is as hard as a rock the carpet is in bad shape I need to move the cable back and forth to get good reception on the TV. It appears to me that this place is made up of mostly section 8 people. You might ask why don't you check out and move to another hotel well I paid for a month and they will not return your money if you leave. "NO REFUNDS"

Room Tip: Don't stay here
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
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10 Thank 60wildbill
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Sacramento, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2011

i stayed at the budget suites on yorshire for 3 months recently. i would recommend getting a second or third floor apartment if you can. seems the street level ones are easier to break into. i am a single guy and found that after the initial shock of being in a place that seemed to house low income/ jailbird/ drug types it wasn't too bad. it was cheap and the folks running the place seemed to be nice and heplful. just mind your business and don't get involved with the weirdo's and you should be fine. they do charge for internet and upgraded microwaves though...and bring your own linens and pots and pans.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled on business
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7 Thank dangnabbit
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2011

If you have children don't stay here! This place is a jail. Children have no where to play they can make no noise what so ever and the management is horriable. I have seen people who work here take their animals out to the bathroom and not clean up. Our room smells so bad from the carpets. The couch is horriable and broken down. And to pay as much as we do is a horriable thing. Some people do not have a choice but to come to a place like this but no matter why you do you should never be treated like you are a prisoner!

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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6 Thank tryingtobehappy23
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Property: Budget Suites of America
Address: 611 W Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013-3188
Region: United States > Arizona > Central Arizona > Phoenix > Encanto
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Ranked #158 of 174 Hotels in Phoenix
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 306
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Budget Suites Of America Phoenix, Arizona

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