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Akron, Ohio
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hotel 502 has basic accomodations and free breakfasts. The latter varied only when the one cereal dispenser emptied and was not refilled; besides the two cereal offerings with milk and sweeteners, it consisted of scrambled eggs, link sausages, waffles one makes using self-service equipment, apple juice, and coffee or tea during the eight days that I stayed. My upgraded room... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love Hotel502... great to be a part of the creative upgrades to the common areas and the support of us "locals", the artists to get it done! Great poolside fun, close to Melrose dining and shopping, and just a light rails ride to downtown or Sky Harbor!

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Reviewed 19 October 2016

My family of four stayed overnight recently. Considering this place was recommended to us by a friend who stays here on a regular basis, that person’s credibility is now in serious question. Truly, save your sanity and book a different hotel. This place is merely an outdated relic dressed in a slick Art Deco paint job. Andy Warhol-inspired hallway paintings... More 

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Burnet, United States
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

When we first pulled in, I had to make sure the navigation system had sent us to the right place. The place was lit in green out front or was otherwise dark. I went in to the lobby to make sure it was where we were suppose to be . . . it was and the young lady behind the... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

The check in process and price was good... $66 for one night so I expected nothing fancy, but at least clean. We got to our floor and it smelled so strongly of cigarette smoke and weed. Our room was non smoking since I have bad allergies. The size of the room was good and had everything we needed but the... More 

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2 Thank Natalia A
Dorothy S, General Manager at Hotel 502, responded to this review

Hello Natalia, Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel. We are very sorry to hear that your stay was not desirable. I would be very happy to discuss this with you at your convenience. Please ask for Dorothy More 

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Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

I love the front desk an the manager an the maintenance it was good which is why I was there in the first place because of the plumbing in my apartment i enjoyed the pool the colored lights was nice .

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Thank Faith J
Dorothy S, General Manager at Hotel 502, responded to this review

Hello Faith, Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel 502. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay. Take care and hope to see you again in the near future. More 

Shellman Bluff
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84 reviews
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Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

We arrived in the evening and the hotel and grounds were not well lit. Very few guests made the place feel deserted. We insisted on a renovated room per others reviews...but ours left much to be desired and just did not feel clean. I did not feel safe staying here...the drunks and passed out vagrants lying in the street made... More 

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1 Thank BluffLife55
Dorothy S, General Manager at Hotel 502, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel. I am sorry to hear that you were not pleased with the hotel, the room or the area the hotel is in. We are continuously making strides to better the hotel and appreciate your input. I am more than happy to discuss with you at your convenience if you... More 

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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Visited this hotel recently. Great central location and friendly staff. I really appreciated how accommodating Dorothy the manager was. Would recommend this hotel to others. Lots of parking and large pool.

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1 Thank Beccabunch
Dorothy S, General Manager at Hotel 502, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you in return visits. More 

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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for my own little get away, room was basic but clean and smelled good, the hallway has a cool funky paint job but they tell me it's not completed yet. The pool area is beautiful and changes coolor at night. While enjoying it i watched some of the staff members put together a community garden in a planter... More 

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Thank Jacquelyn M
Dorothy S, General Manager at Hotel 502, responded to this review

Hi Jacquelyn, Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel. I am pleased to know you enjoyed your stay and the ambiance of the hotel. We look forward to your future visits. More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel 502 is at the heart of The Melrose District just 7 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. Conveniently located just 1 block from the 7th Ave. Metro station, providing access to all points of interest including The Phoenix Convention Center, downtown sports and theater venues, museums, shopping, and Sky Harbor Intl. Our enormous pool area provides a great space to relax and soak in the Arizona sun. Rooms are furnished with plush mattresses along with all the pillows you could want, flat screen TV's, in-room Keurig coffee makers. We have meeting space available that can accommodate up to 350 guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel 502

Address: 502 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013-2202 (Formerly Camelback Sahara Hotel)
Region: United States > Arizona > Central Arizona > Phoenix
Price Range: $110 - $236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel 502 2.5*
Number of rooms: 123
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Also Known As:
Days Inn Camelback Phoenix Hotel Phoenix
Red Roof Inn Phoenix
Phoenix Red Roof Inn
Hotel 502 Phoenix, Arizona
Hotel Style:
#33 Romantic Hotel in Phoenix
#38 Family Hotel in Phoenix
#41 Business Hotel in Phoenix
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“No comment.”
 of 5 bubbles JRLxGreenbriar, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
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“Anywhere you stay, I can assure you, you'll be pleased.”
 of 5 bubbles lorenaf456, 15 Jul 2016 | Read review
“pool side is a better view”
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“room with tree is loud with birds first thing in the morning. I enjoyed it.”
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