Located just off Interstate 10 and about a 10-minute drive from Tucson's city centre, the Red Roof Inn Tuscon South is geared towards car travellers who require an economical pet-friendly stopover hotel with easy highway access and free Wi-Fi.
Each of this smoke-free hotel's guest rooms offers air conditioning, free Wi-Fi and cable TV. Hair dryers are available upon request. Rooms with a coffeemaker, a microwave and mini-fridge are also available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms.
The hotel also offers an outdoor pool, guest laundry, free coffee in the lobby, free parking and vending machines. Denny's restaurant is located on site and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. One pet per room is permitted free of charge.
Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and El Con Mall can both be found about a 9-minute drive away, while The University of Arizona is an 11-minute drive from the hotel. Tucson International Airport (TUS) is a 9-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, 1 pet/room stays free, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: January 29, 2014)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's rates, staff, location and rooms.
The hotel's rates were praised by numerous reviewers. They described them as reasonable, economical, affordable and great.
Many lodgers were pleased with the level of customer service they received and characterized the staff as accommodating, friendly, helpful, professional and efficient. One patron noted, "They are actually some of the most professional customer service oriented personnel I have seen in a long time".
Several guests found the hotel's location convenient. They described it as close to highway access, downtown Tucson, the airport, the Air Space Museum, Saguaro National Park and Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.
The hotel's rooms were enjoyed by several travellers. They described their accommodations as clean, well maintained, quiet, functional and spacious, with comfortable beds and good water pressure. Some guests criticized their lodgings, however (see below).
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the rooms and noise transfer.
Although several guests enjoyed their clean and spacious rooms, a few lodgers complained about their accommodations. They reported poor Wi-Fi connectivity, worn bathrooms, dated decor and furniture and uncomfortable beds.
A few reviewers complained of noise disturbances during their stay. They reported noise from passing trains throughout the night as well as noise from guests in the hallways and adjacent rooms.
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.6 out of 5 with an 83% recommendation rate from 592 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #78 of 127 Tucson hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 128 reviews.
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.2 out of 10 from 6 reviews.
The author called the hotel on January 29, 2014 to verify some information.