Location: Tucson, AZ. 6161 E. Benson Hwy Dates of Stay: 2020; nights of Feb 5 & 6. Had room with two double beds. Class of Hotel: Budget Summary: Solid but unremarkable room: clean; has all standard amenities; located right beside I-10, so have an easy drive into Tucson; yet reasonably quiet inside the room; comfortable beds; good hot water. (My basic #3 hotel room is: comfortable bed; fridge, microwave, & wi-fi; solid shower; good heating / cooling unit; 40”+ flat panel TV with more than 40 channels.) Would I stay there again? Yes Sleep Friendliness - Room Darkness: Decent. Standard light blocking pull curtains. Bed Comfort: High. Slightly cushy but mostly firm. My wife really liked this combination. I was comfortable, but might find the top too squishy over time. Environment Noise: Good sound dampening. Could hear trucks power braking on I-10, but otherwise did not hear cars. Clean: Yes. Customer Service: Good. Amenities: TV size: 40” flat panel. TV service: Direct TV with channels 2 – 700. HBO Included. A lot of content was informercial or the same on multiple channels. Has: Microwave. Fridge. Coffeemaker. Hairdryer. Wi-fi. Furniture: One side table with chair and one upholstered. Luggage stand: one. Iron: no. Pool: yes. Too cold to swim. Hot tub: no. Amenities Missing: none for budget hotel. Breakfast: Basic continental breakfast. No hot food. Only two cereals. Room Look and Feel: Basic. Inexpensive furnishings and fixtures. Pluses: Adjustable shower head. Bowed outward shower curtain rod, so curtain does not get sucked in on you when you shower. Miscellaneous: The bathroom sink was in a cubby area separate from toilet and shower. It is a counter that runs the length of the cubby. In my experience, it is at a low height. The counter top was at mid thigh height for me, which I guess to be 2 ½ foot. All the Arizona hotels we stayed at had this same bath counter height, so you may find this to be the case everywhere.…
We booked a non-smoking room, and this room reeked of rotten cigarette smoke. The toilet and the shower stall were dirty. The heater / AC unit didn't work - luckily the outside temp was a moderate 65/45 (good weather for December) so we didn't freeze. I know this hotel is an old establishment, but it could be up-kept decently instead of being filthy.
I’m a simple guy and when I travel alone, I don’t need nothing fancy. But I hate when there is no hot water. So if you like cold showers (all 3 days) come here. The outside looks a little scary but it was actually really quiet the whole time I was here. Staff seemed okay though I really didn’t interact with any besides check in. The pool didn’t look 100% clean. The room and bed were okay, just some ran down or really bad fix areas. No iron or iron board. Bed wasn’t too bad. Cable seemed hit or miss on working. Had a mini fridge that worked. If I had to come back, I wouldn’t stay here just for the fact that there were no hot water. Getting up at 3am, I need a hot shower to wake up and feel clean.
They have a sign visible from the interstate highway with a price. That is NOT the rate charged, underneath the price in very small print that it is the price per night based on a seven-day rental. The woman said she could give me a better rate for the next night but in the morning the owner would not honor that rate. When I said their sign was deceptive advertising and dishonest he called me an MF'er several times, refused to rent an additional night and then refused to return my room key so I could collect my baggage and electronic gear. It was only when I was calling the police that his wife got him to allow me back into my room.
This is an excellent motel, particularly for the price. It's clean and the beds are comfortable, everything worked well. I like the way it was run. The price was great. I look forward to the next time I stay there.