We were pleasantly surprised by this hotel. We have never stayed at a Best Western hotel simply because we have opted for the more upscale hotel chains like Marriott, Hilton and Hyatt. Albeit those listed aren't top of the line, they are for our family of 6 budget. Anyways...my wife gave be the responsibility of booking the hotel and was a little "pissed" when she learned that we were staying at a Best Western. I know this sounds snooty but hold on for a second. We have stayed at the Hyatt Place and Homeland Suites in the past. Both of these chains have wonderful amenities, they are clean, newer fixtures, bedding and decor. That said we were PLEASANTLY surprised to find The Best Western Royal Inn & Suites in Tucson, AZ on par with both the Hyatt Place and Homeland Suites. The exterior is very traditional having a 2 story hotel with the room doors facing the parking lot. Baby boomers can relate here - this was our idea of a hotel! Well welcome home oldies but goodies. We parked smack dab in front of our room and carried luggage right in and right out. No long Vegas style hallways with elevators and walking past front desk staff that don't speak. The room we had was a suite with a jetted tub. Also included was a pull out sofa located in a separate front room with a privacy door and it's own flat screen TV and mini fridge. In the separate sleeping area was another mini refrigerator, large vanity sink area, 2 queen beds a second flat screen and desk area. Added bonus was Direct TV which had a backlit remote (no more using your cell phone to locate the remote buttons in the dark), strong signal free wifi, lots of storage and ample space to maneuver around the beds. The blackout curtains actually stayed together and left the room nice and dark in the early morning Tucson sunrise. The coolest perk (and the reason I'm spending so much time on this) was the free breakfast. I know - your saying "really" - this guy has nothing else to do. Quite the contrary. We have all had the "free breakfast" at Holiday Inn Express, Hyatt Place or other family style hotels. It's a ruckus for the free breakfast morning rush: folks grabbing food and piling up the plates, cold pancakes that won't melt the butter, cut fruit that looks like it was from yesterday and the proverbial waffle making stations. Yuck. Well not here - not at the BW Royal Sun Inn & Suites. The free breakfast here is made to order. You actually go into a sit down restaurant and order your menu choice item and drink. This is a 1st for us. We have had over 200 stays over the years of raising 4 children and have NEVER seen this type of set up. Hyatt, Hilton and Marriott you can learn from this! Overall service was great simply because the staff said belle and offered help with locating restaurants, extra towels and saying thank you. Sorry for the long review but I wanted to cover each item that wowed me. I hope you have the same experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stay at this full-service, Eco-Friendly Tucson, Arizona hotel located close to the University of Arizona, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and the Old Tucson Studios. Enjoy complimentary COOK-TO-ORDER breakfast each morning at the Royal Sun Restaurant & 2-FOR-1 Drinks at Lounge each evening. The newly renovated Green Certified BEST WESTERN Royal Sun Inn & Suites, located near Interstates 10 and 19 in Tucson, Arizona. We offer convenient access to many key area attractions including college Campuses, 3 Malls, three-Golf Courses and the Tucson International Airport. Enjoy spaciously-appointed guest rooms and suites, including hot tub suites, each complete with wired and wireless high-speed Internet access and 32' LCD HD TV with HBO(R) and DVD player. This full-service hotel also features a relaxing outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, fitness center, business services and meeting facilities. Pets are welcome for a small fee. Guests staying at this Arizona hotel will enjoy being close to the San Xavier Mission, the Sabino Canyon, the Biosphere 2 and the Tubac Artists Colony. Just a short drive away, guests can find the Saguaro National Park, the Kartchner Caverns State Park, historic Tombstone and historic Bisbee. For superior customer service and a convenient location in Tucson, Arizona make a reservation today at the BEST WESTERN Royal Sun Inn & Suites! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Plus Royal Sun Hotel Tucson
- Best Western Tucson
- Tucson Best Western