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Lodge on the Desert
Ranked #18 of 129 Hotels in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 April 2012

We chose Lodge on the Desert to host our wedding, and couldn't have been happier with the results! The staff was amazing, the food was terrific, and the day went off without any issue! Our guests all kept saying what an amazing time they were having, and I can't count the number of complements we had on the food, both from the best meal they've ever eaten, and also the best meal they've had at a wedding ever! We can't be more thrilled with how our event turned out and would recommend Lodge on the Desert in a heart beat! Thank you so much for everything!!

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 April 2012

Beautiful property in a convenient location if you have your own transportation. We stayed in the older wing which has "character" but is in real need of some TLC. When we checked in at 3pm we were told our room was ready, but on our approach housekeeping staff told us they had not yet prepared the room. On our second day, we were out of the room from 9am to 3pm and the room had not been serviced in our absence. So othere are some staffing or communication issues, and those are resolved, and the spit and polish is applied (repair broken blinds, carpet stains) to this otherwise lovely property I would give it an unqualified recommendation.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Michelle K
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Reviewed 16 April 2012

Just returned from a campus visit to see U of A. This hotel was lovely, spacious king room & bathroom, nicely appointed. Restaurant has nice ambiance w/soft music, candles, fireplace on patio. Front desk staff were very helpful & printed out maps to help us find our way around. Beds comfy, room clean. We stayed in the renovated part vs. the "historic" part, but I would recommend requesting a room toward the back of the hotel grounds because ours was 1st floor, right on the parking lot and a bit noisy. Only drawbacks were that there was not a hotel guide in the room with info i.e. their restaurant menu, available amenities, nearby restaurants etc. This would have been helpful. But all around a lovely, relaxing stay. The pool area is so nice!

Room Tip: Stay in renovated section, ask for room not on the parking lot (towards the back of the property...
  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Teresa K
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Reviewed 15 April 2012

We wanted a downtown hotel that wasnt a plain chain. This one has nice grounds, a good pool for relaxing, and nice old adobe rooms.
One downside is that the oldest adobe room areas mean that wi-fi is unreliable -- plan to go to the lobby to get online.
Fireplace was nice touch as it was easy on gas style.

Room Tip: See tip on wi-fi in adobe section
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Thank Brad R
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Reviewed 13 April 2012

We were at the Lodge for 4 days the end of March and really enjoyed our stay. Our extremely large room in the older section at the rear of the site was very comfortable, clean and quiet. There was a large lovingly attended cactus garden in front of the room that was a gem. The mattress and bed linens were excellent. The bathroom was old fashioned and in need of a little paint and renovation, but having a separate tiled shower was lovely. The pool and hot tub area was a little compressed between buildings, but again - had charm. The separate cozy library/lounge was very pleasant. Couldn't connect our own I-Pads, but the hotel had a very available PC in the lounge. Restaurant was very attractive, with indoor and outdoor seating. Food was innovative and delicious. Watermelon gazpacho was certainly unique.

Room Tip: Upgrade a little to the older rooms at the rear, if you want old Tucson ambience.
  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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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:
#7 Spa Hotel in Tucson
#9 Romantic Hotel in Tucson
#14 Family Hotel in Tucson
#24 Business Hotel in Tucson
Price Range: $145 - $292 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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