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Aloft Tucson University
Ranked #56 of 128 Hotels in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
Brighton, Colorado, United States
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68 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Different but convenient”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013

Stayed at Aloft as daughter had a university audition. The hotel is very conveniently located, right across the street, and within walking distance, of the stadium and university dance building. Underground parking was convenient and free. The service at front desk was good, although busy and they often seemed to be understaffed, especially at breakfast time and check in times. We called and asked for extra blankets, but never received them. The hotel is very postmodern, elevators are lit with a "blacklight" effect. The beds were very comfortable, but there are NO drawers anywhere in the room, some shelving, but poor storage overall. We had two rooms, one facing Speedway Blvd. and one facing pool, deck area. Both rooms were incredibly loud. There were dumpsters being emptied at 6 am on Saturday morning, so no sleeping in. Also, there were gatherings and loud music on deck on Saturday night, so early bed time was difficult with all the noise. This hotel fits the "college" crowd with its atmosphere. The prices on food are high but there are fast food options right across the street. If you are over 40, this hotel may not be for you. But, if you want easy access to UA stadium with great parking, this is the place!

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

My family had business at UA and this location was perfect. Aloft is completely redone with underground parking and a trendy lobby with pool table, cool lighted bar that's open late with sports on teh TV (Plaza Hotel blew that) and some food and drink service in the sitting area. The rooms are trendy too, but you can't be too bashful or you may find the bathroom set up a bit ... lacking in privacy. Service was good and the room was very clean and very comfortable.

This will most likely be my campus hotel for UA games and other on campus activities. Bear Down!

Room Tip: Try to get a room on the South side that overlooks the edge of the Sam Hughes neighborhood and UA Ca...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Andrea N, Starwood Hotels & Resorts at Aloft Tucson University, responded to this review, 19 September 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. It’s wonderful to hear to hear you enjoyed our new modern hotel and the variety of on property amenities we offer. Our guests’ satisfaction is our number priority and we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Go Cats!!
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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

The elevator is a bit unnerving, it is almost like you are in a bad Dracula movie or you are in a strip joint and you feel like the elevator is missing the pole. Not sure what they were thinking when they came up with this design.

The service was only OK. The place seems to be run by a young college aged crew. Many seem to like the location as it is near the university. A earlier reviewer mentioned that you should think "IKEA functional rooms" and we agree with that description. The property was very clean.

We stayed on the 7th floor however found the street noise (mostly the sirens) to be annoying as they woke us up numerous times. The shades are powerful and do keep the sun out however there is a blue light on the air conditioner box that was far too close to the bed and we had to find a way to cover it as it let out too much light.

Why no towel rack at the sink? And only one hook in the whole bathroom area (not near the sink)...no drawers but I do not think folks stay here longer than a night or two.

Because the place is new they have those new water conserving shower heads and no good pressure lead to a disappointing shower.

Coffee always out in lobby, stay in the little lobby restaurant were very nice.

Room Tip: Pick the highest level floor possible if you want it to be quieter.
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Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2013

Yes it's new, pretty and modern looking. Beds are comfortable and the bar is very nice. BUT, it's not a hotel to stay at for a few nights. There are no bureaus and 5 hangers in the makeshift closet. Not even a drawer in the nightstand. Sink area was not private, and separate from the toilet and shower. This is not a "full service" hotel, which the girl at the front desk told me. Coffee was always empty in the lobby. Breakfast area was awkward.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Seattle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2013

Would definitely stay here again. The staff is so nice that I'm encouraging my Son to get a part-time job there while he attends college in Tucson. I'm in the Travel Industry so I stay at hotels a lot. The little bar downstairs was filled with other fun parents and we all chatted the night away. Bartenders nice. Wine is decent and only $6 a glass so they don't try to kill you with the prices like some other hotels. I loved it. Free parking, free - dependable- wireless and a great little breakfast corner in the morning with good hot, fresh hot sandwiches for around $6.00!! I'll stay here next time when I go down to see my Son! Great place!

Room Tip: Well, you either get a view facing the UA stadium or a mountain view. It's on a busy street near...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2013

Great for parents visiting students or while moving students in or for any other reason,cause U of A is so close by. Book early, word is spreading fast among parents! Easy in and out, Great customer service, quiet air conditioning and dark room for sleeping and comfy beds!

Room Tip: Stayed on 7th floor . it was great!
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Andrea N, Starwood Hotels & Resorts at Aloft Tucson University, responded to this review, 29 August 2013
Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and greatly appreciate your recommendation to U of A parents and other Tucson visitors. Our hotel strives to provide quality service and exceptional stays for all our guests and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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baltimore, md
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013

Hotel becomes a night club on Saturday so if you want to sleep or are staying with your family( small children) you may definitely want to reconsider. The enclosed parking garage has a very limited amount of spaces and the parking lot constantly had drunk patrons lingering on the park lot during club hours. We travel to the Tucson area frequently and we will definitely not be staying at this hotel again.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Andrea N, Starwood Hotels & Resorts at Aloft Tucson University, responded to this review, 23 August 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We regret to hear that your recent stay with us was not what you had expected. Thank you for bringing the noise level to our attention, we have been working with our team on ways to better regulate the noise level during the later night time hours. We can assure you though, that the safety and security of all our guests is a top priority and we are fully staffed to provide this support and security, especially during evening events. We sincerely apologize for any noise disturbances you may have experienced and hope the rest of your stay was enjoyable.
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Property: Aloft Tucson University
Address: 1900 East Speedway, Tucson, AZ 85719 (Formerly Four Points Tucson University Plaza)
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Region: United States > Arizona > Tucson
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#28 Romantic Hotel in Tucson
#31 Family Hotel in Tucson
#37 Business Hotel in Tucson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Aloft Tucson University 3*
Number of rooms: 150
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Opening April 2013, Aloft Tucson University is located right next to the University of Arizona campus and the University of Arizona Medical Center. If you're looking for things to do in Tucson the new Aloft Tucson University hotel is located right next to great shopping, dining and entertainment.Closed for renovation until 2013. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Four Points Tucson University Plaza Hotel Tucson
4 Points Tucson University Plaza
Sheraton Tucson University Plaza
Tucson Four Points
Aloft Tucson University Arizona

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