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“Amazing unique stay, must stay! There is absolutely nothing bad about this lodge” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lodge on the Desert
Ranked #23 of 128 Hotels in Tucson
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“Amazing unique stay, must stay! There is absolutely nothing bad about this lodge”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2012

Wow this place is very unique inside our room we have a large fireplace that kept us warm at night and the whole room reminds me of living in an Indians home. Large and spacious rooms with tile floors. The beds and pillows are comfy. Nice bathroom with a shower and tub. Outside of our room we have Our own patio with table and chairs and the coolest thing is outside we have a lemon tree! The landscaping is also very beautiful when you wall around the pathways! The pool and hot tub are SOO nice, open 24 hours and the pool is heated. Dinner was delicious and pricy, but worth it. I got the chicken breast and it was really good! Definitely check this place out!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2012

Tucked away in a quiet neighborhood near a nice city park, this hotel has very spacious rooms, comfortable beds, is clean and quiet. Service was very good and security even found a pair of gloves that we lost in the parking lot. The only thing holding this hotel back from a 5 star rating is an upgrade of the bathroom finishings (not they adequate as they are, but not at the luxury level).

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2012

I stayed 3 nites at he end of march,2012,while visiting my son at the U of A. I was very impressed with the whole package..the room(s)..Istayed in the new section 2 nites,the old section once ( I was nosy),the grounds,the ambience,and a very friendly efficient staff.And ,to top it off, an excellent restaurant with a phenomenal chef!I'm alredy making plans to stay here in the Fall.

Room Tip: ask for new section room..or,if you want the feel of staying on a real ranch,try the old section..it...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2012

had read reviews that said newer rooms were better, so i requested one on check in but was told they were full. since the parking lot was barely full for the four days i was there, i think not. this older room was large but really worn....paint chipped off wall, bathtub chipped (and no drainage), bent blinds, no screens on windows....s/w decor except for some odd stencils. the grounds were beautiful but perhaps a little focus on keeping rooms updated would be worth it. not sure why they were not allowing new rooms to be available.

Room Tip: didnt get to SEE a new room but can say our old room was sad.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2012

We stayed at the Lodge for four nights. We found the room to be quiet and attractive, the hotel grounds tastefully landscaped, if less suggestive of a desert than one might have expected: a surprising amount of lawn for an arid environment. Hotel staff were competent and responsive, and seemed genuinely interested in our satisfaction.

Room Tip: Lodge is on a fairly busy street, which could be a source of noise. Rooms at the back of the structu...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Lodge on the Desert
Address: 306 N Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711-2855
Region: United States > Arizona > Tucson
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Spa Hotel in Tucson
#9 Romantic Hotel in Tucson
#14 Family Hotel in Tucson
#24 Business Hotel in Tucson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €€
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lodge on the Desert 3.5*
Number of rooms: 103
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 
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