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Lodge on the Desert

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Silver City, New Mexico
Reviewed 1 week ago

The grounds of this hotel are beautiful. I almost felt like I was not in the United States. I looked wistfully at their beautiful pool, but alas it was too cold. I had hoped to get a chance to at least indulge in the jacuzzi, but business kept me too busy. I would like to buy their mattress and pillows;...

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Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't be deterred by bad publicity regarding this property's current ownership issues. My wife and I stayed here during a home renovation and were very pleased. Very reasonably priced for what you get. You feel as though you have stepped back into Tucson as it was a century ago. Rooms are spacious, very clean and beds quite comfortable. Food is...

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Nebraska, USA
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent our honeymoon at the Lodge on the Desert 40 years ago. At that time it was walled in on the desert, (thus the name). Now the city has built up around it. We visited it a couple years ago and it has really changed and they've remodeled. We didn't recognize the landscape at all. Back then they would...

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Thank NebraskaRedhead
Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was large and cozy but a bit dark. We stayed in the original section and it was older, but charming and well maintained. I would have given it 5 stars if a throw had been provided on the chair by the fireplace to keep you warm while enjoying it and a rug on the cold saltillo tile would...

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've reviewed the Lodge before...but, some changes have been made and they are all positive. We just returned from a four night stay there in a large and simple room, facing the Catalina mountains. The room rates have decreased down to a reasonable level with an excellent breakfast now included in the room rate. And, the personnel are even more...

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Mesa, Arizona
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took great pains to call in and pay in advance a reservation that was a gift for a friend. I did not do it online so it would be done properly, alas, they still made a mess of it. They will not fix it. The rude front desk person, she would not listen to my concern, she said I...

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Jim K, General Manager at Lodge on the Desert, responded to this review

I apologize for the substandard service you received. I have instructed the Front Office Manager to adjust the "no show" charge that is reflected on your credit card. Let me know if the adjustment does not go through in the next few days. I hope to have an opportunity to restore your confidence. Thank you for letting me know about...

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate Thanksgiving dinner at the hotels restaurant which was a mistake especially the salad bar and desert table. I told the manager I could have done better at a cafeteria. The staff was courteous but food items provided were not worth the price.

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Mountain View, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Lodge is beautifully laid out in an old, generous, rich Arizona style. Our room was fairly large with a good king bed. The AC/Heater worked great keeping us comfortable all night and day. It might have been just bad luck, but I tried to sleep all one morning with a headache and it was noisy with a handy type...

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Thank startreklover
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed in a large suite that faced away from the main front street with a view to the Catalina mountains. The decor was true to southwest setting and the bed was very comfortable. The breakfast was well done, the coffee good. I also sampled the on-site restaurant for dinner. Excellent food with good ambiance on the covered patio; not...

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Scottsdale, Arizona
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked a casita thinking I would have an awesome view (please see photos of my view). It was clean but the furniture was outdated the sofa needs to be replaced. For the price of $239 a night definitely not worth the money. I would not stay here again because the deceiving photos.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • 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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  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • 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 N Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711-2855
Region: United States > Arizona > Tucson
Price Range: $154 - $317 (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
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.”
 of 5 bubbles BobbyBMiles, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Get one with a fireplace.”
 of 5 bubbles teresapE3464XT, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms facing the Catalina Mountains are quite nice”
 of 5 bubbles dougr508, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Be careful they do not charge you twice”
 of 5 bubbles SpinozasLens, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
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