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Adelaide, Australia
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

This hotel, for the price, is terrific! The beds are comfy, the bathrooms clean and the room (with 2 king-size beds) are spacious. The pool and spa were warm & relaxing. Vending & ice machines were provided and a 7-11 right next door. Breakfast was very ordinary but that wasn't too much of a problem - compared to the hotel... More 

Thank Derrilee Y
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31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

The whole hotel has seen better days. Huge clean room but everything worn and in need of replacing. Free parking and a great location help make up for some of it. The lady at check in seemed more irritated that I disturbed her, but a smile and kind words helped her loosen up a bit.

Thank nneettiiee
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395 reviews
95 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Decor is terrible, beds sag to the middle and are extremely poor. Shower does not work properly, water is like drip, you really have to play with it to get enough water out to the spout to shower. Fixtures are dated way back. Flooring is wood which was not too bad, make sure you don't have sand on your shoes... More 

Thank CS P
Fresno, California, United States
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27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016

When our AC went out on a very hot night recently, we scrambled to find an inexpensive hotel for the night. Luckily, we found this hotel in a convenient location. While parts of Fresno are not the safest to walk around in late at night, the parking and surrounding areas were brightly lit adding to a sense of security. This... More 

Thank Sherri J
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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267 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2016

I spent two nights here while traveling to Fresno and found the hotel generally unpleasant. The room was tired it had seen little updating if any and it generally makes me wonder about a place when they don't have covers over the electrical outlets. The breakfast was quite unappealing, the staff seemed bored and frankly it was a bit difficult... More 

Thank Paris-Cemeteries
Monterey County, California
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105 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016

My family stayed here recently, and there were some characters that gave us an unsafe feeling. The hotel staff was friendly, but told us to be sure not to leave any valuables in the car. We asked why, and they said it was mostly due to the apartments behind the hotel. We will probably a little extra money next time... More 

Thank C-Note831
Miami, Florida
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

We didn't want to go to Fresno, but since this was a last minute trip and we were just kind of planning it as we went along, most of the places in the park were either booked up of a little out of our price range. I found this place on HotelsTonight and the price was right. It's nothing fancy... More 

1 Thank Ben C
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 February 2016

This is a Clean hotel, we had a good night sleep, good food, my car was safe. Wish there was an extra blanket. We saw a comment that read “it was unsafe”, but since the rest of the comments were positive and it had so many reviews we decided to take a chance, it was worth it, over all a... More 

1 Thank Alma D
Salt Lake City, Utah
1 review
Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

This hotel has not been kept up. It is dirty and has not been maintained or updated. Oh, they have wall papered and painted here and there but you can't cover up this hotels problems. This is almost the worst hotel I've ever seen and I have traveled for business for over 15 years. Ok, there was one hotel that... More 

Thank JedS57
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239 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2016

i stayed two day at the university square hotel this pass weekend and the hotel was good, the hotel in a great area near fresno state and is half a mile or so from the savemart center, the hotel is surrounded by great restaraunts. the hotel it self is just ok for the price, basic nothing fancy about this place.... More 


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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • 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
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
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 North Cedar Ave., Fresno, CA 93724 (Formerly Piccadilly Inn University)
Region: United States > California > Fresno
Price Range: $102 - $165 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles suikhonen, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Unknown, BUT the room at the Picadilly--when that was the name--any was excellent.”
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