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Lodge on the Desert
Ranked #20 of 129 Hotels in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 July 2012

Having only to travel an hour and half to reach this wonderful place, we encountered an eager and helpful staff, immaculate bedroom with kingsize bed, very spacious bathroom with shower and tub, and had a complimentary breakfast that was out of this world in preparation and presentment right at the resort. We did find close restaurants and great service in the area as well. The adobe style outside wall made you feel like you were in a very special area and so inviting. The pool and hot tub were exceptional as well and would certainly recommend you check out this facility.

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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 July 2012

Room was 93 deg F, two hrs later with the AC on it dropped to 91. Couldn't sleep due to heat. Exposed wires, bugs (5) crawling on bed and floor, gaps under door, sore throat from who knows what in the air. This place was a dump. I can't believe the ratings I've seen about this place.

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Management response:Responded 3 July 2012

This reviews premise that other reviews are from hotel "affilates" could not be more fraudulent in its description. The Lodge on the Desert values and respects the reviews of our guests and all reviews can be validated as to their truthfullness. The consistent positive comments received from past guests only confirms the level of service and the quality of our facility.

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Reviewed 30 June 2012

We stayed here two nights in the middle of June based on the recommendations of TripAdvisor reviewers and a very reasonable price. It is located on the East side of Tucson in a fairly nice neighborhood and is close to restaurant and shopping areas. However, it quite far from downtown and the freeways. The rooms were very spacious in adobe style buildings. It has a fairly long swimming pool with nice lounging areas. No breakfast is included, but there is a nearby Brueggers Bagels where we ate breakfast both mornings.

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Reviewed 28 June 2012

We stayed for 2 nights and we really could not fault the hotel. Large cool bedroom with a massive well fitted bathroom. We used the lovely swimming pool on both afternoons due to the very hot weather and there were never more than 6 people using the pool - although not an enormous pool it was great for serious swimming with nice tables in the shade around the pool. Very friendly and helpful staff who were quick with answers to all our questions. Plenty of car parking space and well tended colourful gardens. The hotel has a nice cool feel to the whole place - would certainly return if we are ever in Tucson again.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 June 2012

I loved the fact that the pool was open 24hrs. Everything was very clean and the staff was very welcoming. I will come back next year!

Room Tip: The downstairs rooms that face the parkin g lot make it easier for those with a lot of luggage.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about 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 Romantic Hotel in Tucson
#10 Spa Hotel in Tucson
#11 Family Hotel in Tucson
#24 Business Hotel in Tucson
Price Range: $175 - $397 (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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