Embassy Suites Hotel Tucson-Williams Center
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Historical Traveler Reviews Embassy Suites Hotel Tucson-Williams Center
Excellent Embassy Suites. Rooms were clean and neat. Beds were firm with good pillows. Bathrooms are on the small side with sink in the bedroom. Front of suite had a lot of room for sitting and chatting with plenty of chairs. Breakfast was excellent and free. Rooms all open into interior outdoor courtyard. Many families were staying there and pool was full. A/C could have been colder, but with temps at 110 during July 4 it was straining to keep up. Overall with 2 rooms, 2 tv's, clean, free breakfast and evening drinks, it was a good value for me, my wife and 2 young children. I will stay there again when visiting family in Tucson!!!! Not the most top notch Embassy I have stayed at but above regular hotels by far. There is also a Toys-r-us right next door which comes in handy if you bring kids and several good restaurants very close by.
We stayed at this Embassy Suites from 4/17 thru 4/22. I did have concerns after reading some prior reviews, but we did have an enjoyable stay. According to the front desk, all of the suites have now been renovated. In fact while we were there, they appeared to be having photos taken to advertise the hotel. We found all of the staff to be very friendly and helpful. Nice pool area with a fountain and cactus garden. We did find the suite to be a little dark, but all the furnishings were new. We did like the area the hotel has designated for the evening reception and breakfast, since you have the option of sitting inside or outside on the patio. The hotel was in a good location in regards to having a Target next door and numerous restaurants within walking distance. I do wish the hotel had been closer to Hwy 10, since many of our day trips needed us to use this highway and it was over 6 miles away. Overall, we're glad we selected this hotel and April was a great time to visit weather wise.
Enjoyed my Stay
I stayed at Embassy Suites Hotel Tucson - Broadway for 6 days in April of this year. We paid 105 a night. I found the rooms could stand updating but it was very clean and everything worked properly. There was plenty of free parking on site. The center pool area is very well maintained and attactive. We enjoyed the full service breakfast daily and found it great with a friendly staff. In the evening the full service bar was also enjoyed. Less than one block away is a do not miss resturant El Paso BBQ.
Not as good as before
we stayed there from oct 22-24 and the renovation noise was simply aweful. they woke us up on a sunday with the movers and the trucks at 7:30. when i talked to the desk they said they were supposed to start work at 8. they were working on rooms above us and around us. they should have put the customers far away from the renovated rooms.
We stayed here with the kids in February 04 for two days. The pool and hot tub were great according to the kids! Otherwise I'd say it's not quite up to the standards of other Embassy Suites. The decor was very dated, tub didn't drain properly, and there was no way to control the air conditioning at the time we stayed there (apparently if it's not turned on in the main system, it can't be turned on at all) so we had to ask for fans on one day that it was actually quite warm. The breakfast buffet tasted good but it was inconvenient that you actually had to exit the main dining area to go into a separate, closed off room, to get the hot food (which was also a bit awkward getting in and out of the doors if you had a full tray). If we ever go back to Tucson we'll find another place to stay.
No omelets on weekends; driver available
One of the reasons I like to stay at the Embassy Suites is the full hot breakfast that is included. I stayed on a Saturday night and was disappointed to learn that they only cook omelets on weekdays. They could have used more restaurant helpers who spoke English! I did like the fact that even though I had a rental car, there is a service (did not inquire if this is available 24/7) that will take you to nearby restaurants and pick you up (gratuity would be wise), if you wish. The receptionist who checked me in was very knowledgeable and willing to make suggestions, give directions, look up phone numbers, etc. --and did so with a desire to help attitude. Clean; everything was in working order; security personnel.
One of the better Embassy Suites
Stayed here Sep 26 thru Sep 29 2003.
Everything was great. Breakfast,free beverages. Great having breakfast sitting around pool. Breakfast was very good.
The rooms were double the size of other Embassy Suites I stayed in.
Rooms and grounds were spotless and personnel were very cheerful and helpful.
If you stay here,have dinner at Gavis (italian restaurant) 2 miles from hotel.
This restaurant was incredible and priced very reasonable. Wish we had one in Pa. Going to miss this restaurant
Not what I expected
Have stayed in many Embassy Suites, not quite what I expected in available services and accommodations.
Stayed in this hotel July 5, 2003 with my husband and 4 children. I was a little surprised by the outdated rooms, however they were very clean and the furniture was in great condition. The rooms have a spanish style flair that I'm not all that fond of. The rooms were very clean and well kept and the service was great. We loved the pool and jacuzzi and the center court was very pretty with lots of tropical plants and a fountain. Al rooms look into the center court and look out to the outside of the hotel. We had a mountain veiw. Breakfast was superb! A 10! There was everything you could imagine to eat and it was good. For a family of 6 that alone made our stay worthwhile. The service was friendly but not overly friendly. I would stay there again. I just lean more on the fancier side! I almost forgot the hotel is surronded by stores, restuarants and malls! A shopper's delight!
First, here are the negatives, and they are very few. The furnishings are dated and there was one spot in our room where the wallpaper had started to peel off. But that's it. Otherwise, this is a great place to stay. The full hot breakfast is a highlight. You get your choice of pancakes, which were really good, eggs anyway you want them, hash browns, choice of bacon or sausage, and then a nice buffet of fruit, cereals, etc. The eating area, outside or inside is very nice as well. The grounds arekept up well, and the staff is very friendly and helpful. There was a USA Newspaper hung on my door every morning and the housekeeper kept us well stocked with towels, coffee and all the amenities. The rooms are very large and its nice to have a 25" TV in each room. The central location is excellent and close to several great restaurants. We liked El Paso Bar B Q, Mimi's Cafe and Sweet Tomatos Salad Buffet. These are all restaurants we don't have in Minneapolis. There is a Target right next door in case you forgot to pack some items. Down the road, the Park Place Mall is fabulous and not to be missed. This is a great home away from home. We stayed five days and didn't want to leave. That is the sign of a good hotel. For the money, I am convinced that you couldnt find a nicer hotel in Tucson.