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Howard Johnson Inn - Tucson Downtown
Ranked #118 of 129 Hotels in Tucson
Reviewed 30 January 2014

Pros: 1) At 6 AM, the front-desk staff let me check-in and stay until 11 AM the next day for the cost of one night; 2) There is a free breakfast included that served a couple of simple hot items such as eggs.

Cons: 1) The first room had a sewer backup and smelled like festering feces (room changed with no argument); 2) Uncomfortable beds; 3) A request for extra towels was met with adversity and attitude - boo.

Room Tip: Noise from the outside travels in easily, so pick a room as far away from the lobby as possible.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

I tried to show photos but the Expedia site didn't work and their email contact never responded and phone contact couldn't assist me. All she said was 'so sorry'. This place was once a showpiece. But the City raised the freeway and their front street is a one-way sidestreet. Easy out and difficult to get back to. Feces appearing goo on the wall and toilet seat. Burnt plastic material and ashes in bathtube. They were asked but never cleaned. There 4 days. We had paid and that was that. Poor TV reception. Holes in walls and around front door. Creepy at night for sure. Front desk get lots of complaints but did not care at all. Felt sorry for the old lady attending the poor breakfast stuff. Tasted stale. Milk too. She also was yelled at for not moving fast enough when cleaning rooms. I'm getting upset thinking of that place so I'm gonna quit.

Room Tip: Choose another motel.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank OregonLogger
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

We have traveled a lot; we have seen many bad places - but this Howard Johnson Inn definitely counts among the worst places, if not the worst, we've ever stayed at.

And the price you pay for the room? Cheap! Cheap? Yes, but it still is way too high a price you pay for:
filth and dirt
funny smell
the mattress: you could see the spring through the sheets
fittings in the bathroom: make-shift repairs with tape, gipsum, glue

I happened to touch the tourist information map: even that was sticky. eeeeew

If we hadn't been so tired, we'd left at once.

Don't get me wrong: Inexpensive motel doesn't necessarily mean bad. As long as it's clean. Fine with me.

I'm afraid: This place is just not it!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Kelly P
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Reviewed 11 November 2013

The guy was nice at the front desk but the room had a funny smell to it and when I when to get a tissue from the bath from the whole metal piece in the wall came out. The shower needs to be remodelled reall bad. The bathroom was very small.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 September 2013

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Peter W
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Additional Information about Howard Johnson Inn - Tucson Downtown

Address: 1010 S Freeway, I10 and 22nd, Tucson, AZ 85745-3218
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Region: United States > Arizona > Tucson
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #118 of 129 Hotels in Tucson
Price Range: £42 - £156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Inn - Tucson Downtown 2*
Number of rooms: 107
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