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Lodge on the Desert

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Reviewed 23 October 2013 via mobile

I rate this property very highly. It's adobe buildings greet you with an exclusive boutique look. The location is easily accessible, yet quiet. The rooms are beautifully appointed with lots of homely extras. It's unique and very spacious. There are safes, writing desks, large TVs, luxurious bedding (very firm beds) and large bathrooms with showers built for two. The walls... More 

Thank Globetrottershell
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 21 October 2013

We enjoyed our stay at The Lodge very much. It has a nice location (we wanted to be close to the U of A, but not on site). The reviews are right in that the best views of the mountains are from the parking lot. But our room was huge, the bathroom was huge as well. Very comfortable! A nice... More 

Thank jenjen k
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

Lodge on the Desert is a very nice downtown hotel. When it was built some 80 years ago, it would have been on the fringes of town, and a bit isolated. It is not, as some reviewers claim, surrounded by strip malls, but residential neighborhoods, banks, and a couple of drugstores. And although you can see the mountains from rooms... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

I booked a room here on a discount site which listed it for 3.5 stars. When I discovered the hotel had "only" three stars, I was worried-- but I shouldn't have been. The room was huge and well-appointed (though a few more paintings couldn't hurt), the bathroom was simply enormous, the bed extremely comfortable, there were even bathrobes (!), the... More 

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Joliet, Illinois
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Reviewed 10 October 2013 via mobile

We want to change chain owned hotels and we found the lodge. It was very nice, my little one enjoy the pool, and I the hot tube. Rooms are spacious and bed confortable. There is a McDonalds right down the street for cofee in the mornings.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

Unfortunately we only stayed one night at this hotel, but we enjoyed it and would definitely consider returning. Our room was spacious, clean, well appointed and quiet. The hotel decor and grounds are appealing, especially the area around the pool and restaurant. We ate dinner and breakfast at the restaurant, the food and service were both excellent.

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Johns Creek, Georgia
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

We will be coming back here! The facility is immaculate the grounds are beautiful and the setting is tranquil. Rooms are spacious and the beds are very comfortable. Breakfast was delicious and well priced. I recommend their version of eggs Benedict Yumm! Didn't have dinner. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Great location. The only drawback was the AC unit... More 

Thank MBandJT
Miami Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

Beautiful lobby, pool and room. A definite southwest feel with certain sophistication. Relaxing and quiet. Very friendly, helpful service. Great online price! Appeared relatively close to attractions. Would definitely return.

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Reviewed 19 September 2013

We would stay here again and feel that our experience at Lodge on the Desert was one of the many reasons we fell in love with Tucson. With views of the Catalina Mountains and really friendly staff our stay was more than comfortable. Fun bar and great restaurant. Wander through gorgeous gardens and enjoy pool landscape. Cannot fault this accommodation.

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Wilsonville, Oregon
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

My husband and I had a two-room suite with a balcony we enjoyed almost every night--the views of the mountains to the north were spectacular. All the staff were warm, very helpful. Great restaurant & bar; they even box "to go" dinners for you & let you take your drinks back to the room (state of OR doesn't allow, so... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Lodge on the Desert
Lodge on the Desert
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, International
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Lodge on the Desert is a Tucson classic and guests experience the authenticity of the Old Pueblo blended with the modern southwest charm that has evolved throughout the Lodge's storied 80 years. This 100-room boutique hotel is situated on five acres in mid-town Tucson, AZ and appeals to leisure and business travelers alike. Plus with event spaces for up to 175 guests, Lodge on the Desert is popular for small to mid-size meetings and intimate social gatherings. An Arizona landmark and Tucson tradition renowned for its intimate residential setting and genial hospitality, here guests discover pathways meandering among regal palms, native cacti and manicured lawns wrapped in ribbons of seasonal flowers. Charming hacienda-style accommodations afford guests a sanctuary in which to retreat and relax. It is truly Tucson's urban oasis. And considered by many to be the Old Pueblo's mid-town masterpiece. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lodge on the Desert

Address: 306 North Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711-2855
Region: United States > Arizona > Tucson
Price Range: €109 - €223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lodge on the Desert 3.5*
Number of rooms: 103
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Also Known As:
Lodge On The Desert Hotel Tucson
Hotel On The Desert
On The Desert Tucson
Lodge On The Desert Tucson, Arizona
Hotel Style:
#9 Spa Hotel in Tucson
#9 Romantic Hotel in Tucson
#14 Family Hotel in Tucson
#24 Business Hotel in Tucson
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“I haven't found any bad rooms”
 of 5 bubbles marig0ld77JFK, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Didn't notice any "bad" locations, but there might be a little noise if you were right on Alvernon Road.”
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“Get one with a fireplace.”
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“Rooms facing the Catalina Mountains are quite nice”
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