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    The Big Blue House Tucson Boutique inn

    144 E. University Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85705
    Apr 9 Apr 10
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    “b b” (33 reviews)
    “great porch” (5 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
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    All reviews wrap around porch b b great porch hemingway room filtered water friendly hosts university area the location is perfect walking distance two blocks home away from home small kitchen bed breakfast full kitchen a wonderful stay would definitely stay here again breakfast was delicious four nights fresh fruit every morning
    Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

    We stayed in one of the rooms on the 1st floor. Leah the owner makes check in easy. Ring the doorbell & she comes from the back, lets you in, shows you the room & gives you the keys. The bed was comfortable and the...More

    Response from K G, Manager at The Big Blue House Tucson Boutique inn

    We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay. Guests like you make it all worthwhile.

    Reviewed 21 December 2016

    The people who run this place go out of their way to make sure your stay is nice. They even accepted packages for me and kept my luggage when i was in a pickle with a tiny rental car. I stayed here on the way...More

    Response from K G, Manager at The Big Blue House Tucson Boutique inn

    "It's bed and breakfast style but with the privacy of a hotel room" It is notable that you picked-up on our concept of being a "Boutique Inn" as opposed to a traditional B&B. thanks, we and Lazlo we see you again...

    Reviewed 8 December 2016

    First bed and breakfast my wife and i have stayed at. Lea and her son (owners) set the bar high for others. Excellent on all levels! We stayed in the room on the side of the house that had its only enterance. Walk in and...More

    Response from K G, Manager at The Big Blue House Tucson Boutique inn

    We love that your first B&B was a nice experience. That particular room "The Morning Room" is indeed wonderful especially with the morning sun shinning through the picture window. Please come visit us again and try a different room next time. They are all different...

    Reviewed 5 December 2016

    The room makes a difference - Do not choose the Deco room!!! The low attic ceilings and tomb size bathroom made for a claustrophobic ambience. The bedding was clean, the towels were fluffy and there were amenities including a HUGE TV, filtered water, a coffee...More

    Response from K G, Manager at The Big Blue House Tucson Boutique inn

    The Ronstadt Family were important Arizona pioneers. Pepe` Ronstadt, the original owner of the house, was also founder in 1903 of the famous Santa Margarita Cattle Company with ranch spanning well into Sonora Mexico. The house, designed by Henry C. Trost, has huge historic significance...More

    Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

    We stayed for three nights in room 2 downstairs. The room was very spacious and comfortable. Lots of nice touches - filtered drinking water, decent size fridge, kitchenette. Bathroom was clean with lots of hot water in the morning. Room had air conditioning, but also...More

    Response from K G, Manager at The Big Blue House Tucson Boutique inn

    Lazlo was here when we arrived 12 years ago. Although we cherish him, he lives OUTSIDE ONLY and he loves when folks sit on the porch and visit with him. Very happy you enjoyed your stay.

    • Top amenities
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
    • Free Parking
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    • Breakfast included
    • Free Parking
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator in room
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    Room & Suite (10)
    Hotel & Grounds (7)
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    Room Tips
    "Get the room on the side!"
    Dyngus, 3 months agoRead review
    "Choose ONLY a downstairs room!!!"
    MCBW5875, 3 months agoRead review
    "I've stayed in several rooms and they are all quite different but equally charming!"
    jawcooper, 5 months agoRead review
    "The Garden room has an anteroom and a kitchen."
    Winston T, 6 months agoRead review
    "All the rooms looked great -"
    CDiNardo, 6 months agoRead review
    "We stayed in one of the upstairs rooms that has two separate bedrooms. Good for 3 travelers with privacy."
    dbarrie45, 7 months agoRead review
    "Hemingway room is on first floor"
    MtnTravler2, 8 months agoRead review
    "All rooms I saw were quiet and tastefully decorated."
    Geri M, over a year agoRead review
    "choose the decor that appeals to you."
    sailelsa13, over a year agoRead review
    "The Hemingway suite is the corner room on the main floor at the cross street of University and 6th, it's..."
    Steven R, over a year agoRead review
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