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Quality Inn & Suites Airport North
Ranked #101 of 130 Hotels in Tucson
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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309 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Old but friendly”
Reviewed 28 February 2013 via mobile

Apparently a recent addition to the chain, this motel is an old large complex in need of renovation. The rooms are average size, beds are old and thin, but still comfortable. Breakfast is included and its the usual make your own with waffles, yogurt, Danish, cereal, etc. staff are friendly and try to be helpful where they can. If you are on a tight budget, this will be fine. Right off hwy 10, it's easy access on and off ramp.

Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Macon, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2013

I stayed here while attending a friend's wedding at the Hotel Congress. After reading numerous reviews of how loud it was downtown (particularly at the Congress) I decided to use some Choice Points to reserve a room here.

Well they got the quiet part right. I'm not certain, but I think I was one of maybe 10 people staying at the entire hotel. The room itself was "clean" but it was musty, and during the 2 days / 1 night I was at the hotel, I got a nasty cough (I don't even have allergies) from being in the room. The water came out a little brown at first from the taps, but this is of course bound to happen with almost any faucet that hasn't been turned on in a while. The TV was old and of pretty poor quality.

As other reviewers have said, the hotel itself is on the older side and really could use some renovation. Not sure how they would afford that with such a low occupancy. The hotel is situated roughly between the airport and downtown. For your dining pleasure, there is an Arbys and McDonald's across the street - the hotel "restraunt" was closed for all I could tell. Even if it was open, it looked so sketchy I'm not sure I'd want to eat anything that came out of it.

I've stayed in worse, but I've also stayed in MUCH better. Maybe request a room that has been recently occupied or cleaned before booking here. My guess is they rent out the room that's been sitting the longest first in order to try and cycle them, but wow, must have been a long time since someone slept in the one I was in.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled solo
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Kingman, Arizona
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418 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2012

Although the room was quiet, it was clearly worn out.
The bed was all lumpy and uncomfortable and appears to be as timely as the 70s decor in the room.
This place is just worn out, and in bad need of repair and restoration.
Although 'functional' the room and amenities were barely acceptable for a stay here. Unfortunately we had booked 2 nights and it made it worse to stay here the additional night.
The breakfast is barely that, instant egg sandwiches from Costco to heat in the microwave...thin coffee (barely brown), and a very limited assortment of rolls (mostly Costco sweet rolls and bread slices).
The restaurant on site it closed so you'll have to find somewhere else to eat.
The hot tub had 'black' water in it...I'm not kidding, it had a black tinge to it...I couldn't imagine what it was but judging from the rest of this place it was probably corrosion from the piping system.
The hotel staff was nice enough, but they obviously didn't have much to work with. I asked about the WiFi and was given the "maybe it'll work, maybe it won't" story...in my room (183) it did work, but very slow.
This place used to be the Palo Verde Inn (according to the desk staff) and is in the process of being renovated (couldn't convince me of that, I didn't see anything being worked on). The sign out front was covered by a cloth Comfort Inn & Suites sign...
I can't recommend this place unless you have absolutely no where else to stay and don't mind the run down conditions.

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Fullerton, California
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2012

Not sure what all the negative reviews are about... I've stayed here twice and found it to be quite acceptable, especially for the low price that I paid for my room. This is a good place to stay if you are traveling with a pet (although there is a $10 fee for pets).

Pros:
-clean room
-breakfast included
-pet friendly
-hot tub
-very affordable
-easy access to airport, I-10 freeway, AMARG/Boneyard area and Pima Air Museum

Cons:
-wireless internet didn't work
-bathtub was a bit dirty and didn't have a plug for the drain
-phone in my room wasn't hooked up.

The hot tub in the main pool area was out of service during my stay, which was initially a disappointment - until I walked over to the other side of the complex (across the parking lot) and found a secluded second hot tub that was much larger and nicer than the one in the main area!

Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
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Sierra Vista, Arizona, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 March 2012

I Had poor service and the run arounds from staff there from March 18-20th 2012.

This hotel had NO WIFI CONNECTION, STAFF are RUDE. Towel rack was falling out from the wall. No working light bulbs. The heater was blowing out cold air every 2 hours. Plus, My reservation was in a week in advice for a SMOKING ROOM and they put my family and i in the wrong room. The HOTEL staff DOES NOT take responsibility for they're mistakes AT ALL.


Nothing has been resolved to refund my money.

PLZ..
NO ONE TAKE A CHANCE ON THIS HOTEL. Not worth the pain and money.

Room Tip: Don't take a chance on this hotel. I did and i wish i didn't.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2012

Perhaps at one time this was a nice place to stay, however, it appears to be in financial trouble. Took us two calls and 45 minutes to get a shuttle from the airport to the motel {3 miles}. Housekeeping was not up to standards, garbage on the grounds, breakfast was bad coffee, stale bread and dry cereal. The topper was they advertise a restaurant; non existent. No restaurant/bar within walking distance. We will stick with chain hotels in the future

  • Stayed March 2012
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Saskatoon, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2012

It is an owner, manager situation, and he is maximizing short term profit at the expense of long term viability. I actually felt sorry for some of the staff as they did not want to look anyone in the eye as all guests were upset. One told me the owner had just disappeared without leaving word and they could not get breakfast supplies without him. We would have left but the Gem show was on, and other hotels were booked solid. They obviously overbooked for the Gem Show period, and were turning folks away who had confirmed reservations without any prior notification. Little did those folks know they were the lucky ones.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Quality Inn & Suites Airport North
Address: 5250 S Julian Dr, Tucson, AZ 85706-1824 (Formerly Palo Verde Inn & Suites)
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Region: United States > Arizona > Tucson
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #101 of 130 Hotels in Tucson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Quality Inn & Suites Airport North 2.5*
Number of rooms: 170
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Eco-friendly, pet-friendly, free WiFi, free parking, complimentary airport shuttle, new renovations description = The newly renovated Palo Verde Inn & Suites is an authentic Southwestern, adobe-style hotel in Tucson, Arizona nestled among native Palo Verde trees and saguaro cactus. We are centrally located to all Tucson area attractions and the business district--minutes away from Tucson International Airport (TUS), downtown Tucson, University of Arizona, and Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Whether traveling for business or leisure, the Palo Verde Inn & Suites is the perfect location to enjoy genuine Southwestern hospitality! ... more   less 
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