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Lodge on the Desert

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Buckeye, Arizona
Reviewed 24 February 2014

The Lodge on the Desert is a good place to stay in Tucson, but shy away from the restaurant. The food was good, but the service was horrible. We had several issues - (1) Waitress forgot one of our orders for breakfast. There were 4 of us and we were nearly through our meal before the 4th meal was served;...

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Reviewed 22 February 2014

I made our reservation months in advance. I asked which side of hotel the clerk would recommend and the clerk said for her it would be the old southwest look in the traditional section of the hotel. I was surprised to find that there was no hair dryer in our room. The only plug in bathroom does not work even...

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3Thank Pattycakes101
vancouver
Reviewed 22 February 2014

We had no expections when we booked this place for 3 nights.Not being familiar with Tucson, we read some reviews on TA (mixed - I should say)We had a dlx KING room (without a fireplace) which was very comfortable and convenient. The bed was so comfy (1 of the best - and we travel a lot).Extremely quiet location, and yet...

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El Dorado Hills, California
Reviewed 21 February 2014

We stayed here twice in two weeks. The first stay was amazing. The room and food were stellar. Drinks in the bar were amazing, served by a friendly bartender. We went back 10 days later and the restaurant food and service had fallen apart. Our dinner was the better than breakfast. They were out of two of the options we...

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1Thank CindySiebo
Irvine, California
Reviewed 21 February 2014

Pleasantly surprised after purchasing a discount rate on the internet. This hotel is very charming and eclectic, yet clean and updated. Very peaceful stay with nice amenities. You can choose a "vintage" pueblo style room or an updated bungalow complete with huge room, patio and fireplace.

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 20 February 2014

The Lodge on the Desert is a very nice hotel located off the beaten path. We booked because of a fabulous deal, but would come back even at increased rates. The rooms are spacious and ours even had a gas fireplace. But the real pleasant surprise is the restaurant, which is very unusual in a non-five-star hotel that is not...

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rio grande,new mexico
Reviewed 20 February 2014

Wouldn't stay anywhere else in Tucson. They put a lot of money into this place and feels special If you can get the 21 day advance price even more of a bargain. No pool which is fine for us but be advised.

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Gig Harbor, Washington
Reviewed 20 February 2014

I have stayed the last 2 years at Lodge on the Desert while traveling for work. They are friendly,kind, respectful and generally very wonderful to stay with. I highly recommend Lodge on the Desert for any personal or business stays in the Tucson Area!

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Flagstaff, Arizona
Reviewed 19 February 2014

Great get away with your own private entrance on the traditional side of the resort. wonderful customer service and pool. We Would return in a flash. On oh what views-can't beat this oasis. The room was cozy with a fireplace and nice southwestern decor.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 February 2014

Great place. We stayed in both traditional and superior rooms - different but both comfortable. I liked the small community feel. Not too many guests, but be aware they do host meetings and small conferences and the rooms closest to the bar can pick up a bit of noise if delegates stay to enjoy a few drinks. Nice ambience. Stayed...

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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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  • Pool
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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 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 Romantic Hotel in Tucson
#9 Spa 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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