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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went to book a room here for an employee and we had a direct bill contracted rate for 2017. They would not honor it and tried to charge more for direct bill. We have removed them from our list of places for our employees to stay.

Thank mxnbsnswthplsr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything was good, staff was excellent very attentive very helpful. The only negative was shuttle forgot to pick us up, we waited 30 min and had to call them twice. Other than that it was a pleasant experience the room was great, it was clean. Plenty of parking , I would stay there again.

Thank Jose E L
Reviewed 1 week ago

wow i loved this place shame it was not the warmest of night but i went and got into the spa pool i was joine by a couple of ladies if only i had been braver who knows, i only stayed the 1 night but think maybe another would have been good, great service and room for the money was...

Thank Lee P
Spokane, Washington
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Garbage all around the premises, inside very well used, dirty. Our first room had half the light bulbs missing, had been smoked in (non smoking room) and dirty. Second room better, but still dirty, ceiling cold air return was thick with dirt. Just the minimum done as far as cleaning goes throughout the whole place. Prearranged for hotel 9 am...

Thank steelheadfisher
Vacaville, California
Reviewed 30 January 2017

My husband stayed here in the summer on a family visit. He booked us there for a quick overnight stay for us. We walked into the lobby and it messed musty. A nice young man booked us and directed us to where we drive. As we walked into the hall to our room I seen signs of much needed repairs...

Thank Tara H
Orange County, California
Reviewed 27 December 2016

The staff in the front was pleasant and the check-in process was straightforward. The room was clean, although the hotel as a whole felt out of date and bit dark/depressing. The bed was adequate and, despite other reviews, I had no problem with noise. I did see lots of smoking guests loitering around the property, and one even smoking IN...

Thank francoGH
Palo Alto, California
Reviewed 29 November 2016

I stayed overnight for a kid's sporting event last weekend. I'm usually a pretty positive reviewer, but not this time. Our room was near an outside door, which closed with a deafening clang. No sound proofing at all as far as I could tell. I could hear everything in the hall, and outside our window in the pool area. The...

Thank suikhonen
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 24 November 2016

My stay was good overall-- the hotel is located right next to Fresno State, which is a plus if you have business there. I was worried about the internet based on other reviews, but I asked to be put in a room with a strong signal, and I was getting speeds of around 50Mb/s which was pretty impressive. I also...

Thank BostonRoadTripper
Livermore, California
Reviewed 24 November 2016

This place was EXCELLENT when it was Picadilly Inn. I enjoyed the first time I stayed in this hotel. NOW???? What the hell happened? I know it has to be new management. I stayed in the room and the accomodations were ok. Some of the fixtures were old. They didn''t change the bed linens after I left. This really shocked...

1Thank Driver_316
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 November 2016

I had stayed at this hotel a couple of years ago and had found it clean and an excellent value, so I was surprised by how much things had gone downhill. The bathroom has black mold around the tub, the doors are scuffed. The fitted sheets on the beds are so small they don't cover the sides of the mattress...

Thank Catherine D

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  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to The University Square Hotel! We are located just minutes from Downtown Fresno, The Fresno Convention Center, Save Mart Center Fresno and adjacent to California State University Fresno. University Square Hotel is the perfect choice for both the business or leisure traveler. The hotel is close to a variety of shopping or dining options like Fashion Fair Mall, Fig Garden Village or River Park. Looking for some more fun? University Square Hotel is near a multitude of activities like the Chaffee Zoo, Fresno Museum of Art, Fresno State Bulldog sports or the Fresno Grizzlies. If you want to relax, simply stay put and enjoy our amenities including a refreshing swimming pool, garden courtyard, heated spa and a comprehensive gym for an invigorating work out. Relax in our spacious guest rooms complete with plush, upgraded bedding. Each room comes equipped with the amenities needed for a great stay. All rooms come with a refrigerator and microwaves upon request. We offer our guests a deluxe hotel with a continental breakfast and complimentary high speed internet access along with a business center for free! Planning a meeting or special event? The University Square Hotel has a superior level of guest service and exceptional meeting, wedding, and banquet facilities. Our elegant ballroom can accommodate up to 400 people banquet style. The University Square Hotel has a full service catering team to meet your needs. We're ready to plan your next event. We welcome your visit to the Fresno area! ... more   less 

Additional Information about University Square Hotel

Address: 4961 N Cedar Ave, Fresno, CA 93726-1062 (Formerly Piccadilly Inn University)
Region: United States > California > Fresno
Price Range: RM299 - RM695 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — University Square Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 190
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Also Known As:
Piccadilly Hotel University
Piccadilly Hotel Fresno
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“Don't stay here.”
suikhonen, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Unknown, BUT the room at the Picadilly--when that was the name--any was excellent.”
Driver_316, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Find yourself another hotel”
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