Ramada Foothills Inn & Suites
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... s grandson had a great time splashing and dropping rocks in the water. It was fresh and clear and had plenty of small fish darting around. We picnicked by the water on our sandwiches we had packed as I kept a close lookout for the “wild life” of the canyon. They have mountain lions, although rarely seen, they had had several recent spottings close to where the trolley went. My main concern were of a different species -reptiles and arachnids- of ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Free parking
Historical Traveler Reviews Ramada Foothills Inn & Suites Tucson
Outdated but very clean
Very clean rooms,nice hotel. The rooms were a little outdated as were the bedspreads(stitching coming loose). I do not recomend toddlers staying here because there were cables or electrical wiring hanging from the ACs. I had to cover them up. Beds were very comfortable as were the rooms, lots of space.
Whole family enjoyed our stay
We booked this hotel the week of our trip, and I was a little nervous that we would not get the 2 queen bed non-smoking suite that we had requested (one review we had read said they didn't get what they requested), but when we checked in after 9pm, the room was exactly what we had reserved. We traveled with 3 young children, including 2 year old twins, and the suite was perfect for us - the separate sleeping area helped accommodate different bedtimes. There was also a small refrigerator and microwave in the room which enabled us to bring and prepare food/sippy cups for our finicky toddlers. The room was clean and nicely-furnished; the only thing we needed was extra towels as only three were provided. Check-in, since we had made our reservations online, was quick and efficient, and the computers in the lobby available for guest use was a nice amenity. The breakfast buffet was more than enough, and there was enough variety to please every family member. Fresh fruit and yogurt, waffles, eggs, cereal bar, oatmeal, dry cereals, etc. Check-out was also quick and painless (always a plus when you're traveling with small children). The hotel was close to our destination and several kid-friendly attractions. The price was a good value, and it's not easy to find rooms that allow more than 4 people. We would definitely stay here again!
I recently spent three nights at this property that I located through Sidestep. My room was large and clean, the inn/grounds meticulously kept, and the front desk personnel professional, friendly, and polite. In addition, the continental breakfast was great, there was a happy hour each afternoon with free beer, wine, and snacks. Complimentary passes to a nearby fitness center were available. I got a super price through Sidestep and would certainly stay at this Ramada again.
My wife and I just returned home to Connecticut after a five night stay at the Ramada Foothills. We had a wonderful time, and we were extremely pleased with the accommodations,service and amenities. The grounds were immaculate, the rooms were very clean and comfortable, and the staff was friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the complimentary breakfast and social hour. The pool and Jacuzzi were a relaxing way to spend the afternoons, and the use of the computers with high-speed internet access came in real handy. It was in a great location as well. We highly recommend the Ramada Foothills Inn & Suites.We hope to return to the Tucson area in the near future, and look forward to our next stay there.
Under New Management
My husband and I, brother and his wife booked our rooms two months in advance of our week long stay here. We picked this hotel because of its location nearer Sabino Canyon. Last year when in Tucson we stayed at the Hampton Inn and Suites on N. Oracle Road which was EXCELLENT. This place was not. On check-in, after having booked king-sized suites, we were both given rooms with only double-beds. We argued with them that we had been guaranteed the king-sized rooms. They apologized, said nothing was available and would move us the next day. Didn't happen......same story. By that time we had settled in and they told us for our inconvenience they would charge us the same rate for the entire week, as opposed to our understood agreement we would have to pay $10 more on the weekend. We accepted that because we did not want to spend more time dealing with this when we wanted to start our sightseeing........but on check-out a week later the man at the desk argued with us that he had no record of this change in rate. We finally got it taken care of but not without a great deal of frustration on our part. We also learned when talking with another couple at the pool that they had been coming there for twenty years and been given the same treatment upon their arrival!!!!!!! No king-size bed for them either, same promise of a move the next day and didn't happen. They informed us that it was under new management, that the hot hors d'oeuvres previously served at happy hour were no longer. However, the mattresses ARE brand new and very comfortable. If we return next year, we will definitely not stay here again.........pool was also HOT whenever we used it as opposed to the Hampton Inn and Suites which was refreshing all day long. It was also a greater hike to some of the sightseeing places we wanted to go than was our stay on Oracle Road.
Great Deal, Great Location
We chose this hotel based upon recommendations found on this travel website as well as other travel websites. We were definintely not disappointed.
The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. They helped us select a great dinner spot, and they provided excellent insight into a popular tourist attraction that we were interested in-- the Pima Air and Space museum. They also gave us some free sunscreen when they realized that we got a little too much sun the day before when we were golfing! Speaking of sun, the pool area is nice. The place wasn't real busy while we were there, but it would seem that the sundeck might run out of lawn chairs for tanning if it got busy. The hotel lobby offers computers with high speed internet service that are connected to printers in case you forgot to do any travel research before getting there. That was a nice feature.
We stayed in a room with 2 double beds and a table with 2 chairs. It was nice sized for the two of us. We were very surprised to find that the room offered complete full service cable TV (probably about 60+ channels)-- not just the usual 15 channels that hotels usually offered. They had everything from the local channels, to the extended channels, to the movie channels. (Granted, we weren't spending too much time in our room watching TV, but it was nice to have that option at night.)
The complimentary continental breakfast offered bagels, toast, cereal, muffin bread, fruit, yogurt, granola, milk, tea, coffee, and juices. The social hour in the evenings offered complimentary wine, soda, chips/salsa, and snack mix.
The location of this hotel was on the eastern side of town. It takes about 5+ minutes to get to the center of town and about 15 minutes to get to the south side of town. It was about a 20 minute drive to get to Hwy 10 (on the west side of town), though, depending on traffic. For whatever reason, the cross-town traffic did seem to get bad at some times during the day.
The only real complaint I have about the hotel is that the sink drained a little slow (that probably could have been fixed for me if I would have complained) and that the maid service didn't realize that I had hung my bath towels behind the bathroom door, so they kept replacing them. In addition, I needed to checkout of the hotel at 5am on a Sunday morning, and the front door area of the lobby was locked. A front desk attendant saw me, though, and let me in to checkout. I'm not sure if they are usually closed at that time in the morning, but it would be worthwhile to check if you needed to checkout early like I did.
Overall, we were really satisfied with the accomodations. I would definintely recommend this hotel to anyone traveling to Tucson.
We stayed here in November of 2004 and were quite happy. We chose this Ramada because of the price and its proximity to Sabino Canyon. The room was nice and it had a small refrigerator and a microwave which was a nice feature. Other nice features were the free continenetal breakfast and happy hour. You receive coupons for both when you check in. The continental breakfast was very good and allowed us to have a free, satisfying breakfast without leaving the grounds. Happy hour offers wine, beer or soda with chips and salsa. It was a good way to meet other travelers and exchange tips on Tucson. Because this Ramada is in East Tucson, it is a bit of a drive across Tucson to the Sonora Desert Museum, Old Tucson Studios, and Saguaro National Park West. We enjoyed our stay here and would definitely return.
It was great...
We picked this property as it was close to Sabino Canyon and we were tired after a long hike and drive. We were pleasantly surprized that the desk clerk took notice of our travel magazine and let us know we could get a discount if we used the coupon inside( which we had overooked) We checked in to find a great clean room with all the amenties one could ask for. The motel provides a coupon for a 'social hour' (actually 2 hours long...) and beer and wine are provided on the house. One also gets a coupon for the Inn's very nice continental breakfast which satisfies the morning hunger most admirably. We enjoyed our stay here so much that we came back for a second night 5 days later when we passed through Tucson again. All in all, a very nice place at a great rate. Oops, almost forgot... the pool and hot tub are great too.
A Poor Quality Experience
The mattress in our room was worn-out and the bedspread was badly soiled. We notified the General Manager and she was 'too busy' to address our concerns during our stay. This was not the kind of service that we have come to expect from a Ramada.
A really pleasant hotel
The Ramada Foothills was perfect for my daughter and I, the front desk staff were helpful and knowledgeable about the area, the pool was warm, clean, private and nicely landscaped, there was a nice selection of food at breakfast and the rooms were clean and quiet. The nightly reception was dull but then neither of us drink beer, wine or pop (you're only choices). There were plenty of restaurants near the hotel and you could get to most places in the city fairly easily. Definitely would stay there again!