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Varsity Clubs Of America - Tucson
Ranked #60 of 128 Hotels in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
San Antonio
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Nice place for a family”
Reviewed 21 June 2014

We stayed here for one night on our trip from Texas to California with our two small children. We wanted a place with a pool so the kids could swim after a long day in the car. It worked out perfectly. The pool was very nice and clean. The room was a king suite; a king bed in a bedroom and a sofa sleeper in the living room. Just enough space for the four of us. The kitchen had everything we needed and space to sit and have a meal. Staff was all very nice. The hotel was clean, but the rooms could use a little updating. It worked perfectly for us and our kids though. I got a great rate from Livingsocial.com More than worth every penny.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Diamond R, Manager at Varsity Clubs Of America - Tucson, responded to this review, 27 June 2014
Thank you for sharing your review of your recent stay at the Varsity Clubs of America. We are really pleased that you chose to stay here, and that the resort had everything you needed for a comfortable stopover. We have an ongoing program of refurbishment and improvement here, and we feel sure that if you choose to come back for another visit in the future, you’ll appreciate the changes we’re making!
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Phoenix, Arizona
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126 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

From check in to check out...a delightful surprise!
The front desk staff was friendly and accommodating. The room was the biggest surprise though. The separate bedroom was spacious as was the separate living room and kitchen. Kitchen fully equipped and squeaky clean as was the bathroom which had a jet Jacuzzi tub. The bedroom air conditioning unit sounded like a jet plane taking off and maintenance was in our room changing out the unit within minutes. I can easily see being able to stay in this unit for a very extended length of time.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Arizona
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13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Enjoyed my stay. Staff very friendly, lobby quiet and coffee/tea available at all hours. Room very comfortable, extraordinarily clean and quiet. Furnished with everything needed for the stay - all the kitchen necessities and plenty of extra bath/pool towels, etc. Very nice extras for a family - large swimming pool, ping pong table, foosball and fitness center. Fast food and drug store are across the street, a few restaurants within walking distance. Hotel is located in a business district but it's an easy drive to the university, shopping, restaurants and tourist attractions. I'd definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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diamondresorts, Manager at Varsity Clubs Of America - Tucson, responded to this review, 5 June 2014
We are really pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay at the Varsity Clubs of America, and that the resort had everything you needed for a great vacation! We are delighted that you would like to return here in the future, and we can’t wait to see you again!
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San Francisco, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2014

Customer service was very good. Front desk staff was very friendly and upbeat. Very insightful and knowledgeable. The hotel was very clean and comfortable. There was an over-abundance of resources available in the room and lobby area, i.e. towels, pillows, drinks. There was no breakfast offered. The local bus service has a stop right in front of the hotel and the University of Arizona is about 2 miles away. There is also a movie theater less than one mile away. There is a Walgreens and a few fast food restaurants located directly across the street and adjacent to the hotel. There were more towels than one would have a need for ready on the bed and in the bathroom. The couch wasn't very comfortable, but the bed was comfortable. The bath tub was a jet-tub and was easy to use and warm water was quick to flow. There were soaps and shampoos and other cleaning gels.

There was a fitness center with three treadmills, some ellipticals and some weights; two TV's in the fitness center, with a remote provided by the front desk to control them. There are small locker rooms immediately accessible from the fitness center, and the pool is accessible from the fitness center as well. The pool and the fitness center are open from early morning to late at night. There is a pool table, and ping pong table in the front lobby area and a seating area with a tv on the news channel in the lobby area as well.

The staff was very friendly, proactive and thoughtful, remembering names and greeting at all times.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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diamondresorts, Manager at Varsity Clubs Of America - Tucson, responded to this review, 4 May 2014
Thank you for joining us and also for posting the details of your stay with us! We strive to provide an overall exceptional experience to our guests. We are so pleased that you had such a wonderful stay and enjoyed all areas of our resort and the personalized service our teams provide. Please know that we sincerely value your feedback and your patronage. We excitedly look forward to your next stay with us!
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Charlotte, NC
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116 reviews
77 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2014

General
My family (2 adults, 1 teen) stayed there for a week in April for spring break, as member of Diamond Resorts, in a 2-bedroom accommodation. We flew into Phoenix and drove about 2 hours to get there. You really need a car to go anywhere. The location made the place feel more like a hotel (amongst stores, car dealerships, local restaurants) than what one might consider a “resort”, especially since it was in an average neighborhood—not a big deal for us but just saying.

Likes
Very large rooms with plenty of storage
Comfortable beds, reasonable pillows
Lots of stores nearby
Pool, outdoor grill, recreation (ping pong, pool table), business center, exercise room
Free, well-lit parking
Large laptop in-room safe
Reasonable speed (2-3 Mbps) free Wi-Fi
Friendly staff
No timeshare sale, unlike many other Diamond Resorts

Neutral
Noisy because it was on a busy city street corner
LED TV but no HD signal
DVD player not Blu-Ray
No in-room laundry but complementary common laundry

Dislikes
Late 80’s décor, laminate countertops
Noisy below-window A/C units
Uncomfortable sofa
No oven or dishwasher, only 2 burner stove and microwave

Fun Things We Did
Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Farm (silly but fun)
Kitt Peak Observatory NIGHT program (awesome, must do)
Biosphere 2
Saguaro National Park East and West
Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum (very nice, go early to see animals before gets too hot)
Titan Missile Museum
Sabino Canyon tour / hike

So So Things We Did
OK Corral (in Tombstone)
Queen Mine Tour (in Bisbee), but Bisbee is nice town to visit
Steward Observatory Mirror Lab
Tucson Botanical Garden (not bad but expensive)

Summary
Average accommodations but more than adequate for our needs. Friendly staff. No major complaints, just needs updating. Supposed to undergo major renovation in August, so should be better by 2015.

Room Tip: Face away from street would be quieter
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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diamondresorts, Manager at Varsity Clubs Of America - Tucson, responded to this review, 28 April 2014
Thank you for choosing us as your Tucson destination during Spring Break! We are happy to hear that you and your family had a pleasant stay overall. We appreciate when our valued members share their experience with us and we hope to welcome you all back again in the future to Varsity Clubs of America - Tucson for another memorable visit.
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Arizona
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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2014

This newer hotel, on the main drag Speedway, really surpassed my expectations (see photos). The suite was quite large with a kitchen, sitting room and bedroom. Full sized refrigerator, 2 burner stove, and many things you would need to make basic meals. They thought of everything, toaster, blender, microwave, can opener, paper towels, dish soap, and sets of dishes, pots and pans, knifes and utensils. It was great!
The bed is very comfortable, with closets of extra linens, pillows, towels. I was impressed by the super whirlpool tub in its own little room.
This was really like a small apartment. There is a sliding door that opens out to a nice balcony with table and chairs. There is a nice pool area, with jacuzzi and a workout room.
Wireless was free and very fast.
Everything was new and very clean. And, though this place does not have the glamour of the older Foothills hotels, the amenities really make up for it. I had all I could need here to be comfortable for several days. The location is excellent for doing business in town or visiting a university student.
I now have a whole new idea of what it takes for me to be comfortable when I visit Tucson!

Room Tip: Definitely for a room in the inner courtyard facing the pool. The street noise was surprisingly loud...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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diamondresorts, Manager at Varsity Clubs Of America - Tucson, responded to this review, 24 April 2014
On behalf of Varsity Clubs of America -Tucson, we extend our sincerest thanks for the kind and detailed comments you have shared with the travel community! It’s very rewarding to hear when our guests have a wonderful time with us. We strive to provide an overall exceptional experience to our guests. We are so pleased that you had such a wonderful stay and enjoyed all areas of our resort! Please know that we sincerely value your feedback and your patronage. We excitedly look forward to your next stay with us, whether it’s for business or for pleasure!
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South Bend, Indiana
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2014

The staff was super friendly and very accomodating with directions and local recommendations. The rooms, public and dinning areas were always clean. Great place to stay, especially while in town for University business. They get the "customer is king" concept at this facility.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Property: Varsity Clubs Of America - Tucson
Address: 3855 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85716
Region: United States > Arizona > Tucson
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #60 of 128 Hotels in Tucson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Varsity Clubs Of America - Tucson 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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