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119 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Hotels were all booked for University of Arizona Parent's Weekend so I picked this Inn from the B&B listings on TA. Since the rest of our trip used points for lodging I thought we'd splurge for two nights in the Arroyo Bonito room. And it was a splurge! It's a BEAUtiful, comfortable room, nice shower, amazing copper air-jetted tub, and... More 

Thank MoseleyPaddler
ERMPB, Manager at The Inns at El Rancho Merlita, responded to this review

Thanks for making the splurge and appreciating our effort! More 

Finksburg, Maryland
1 review
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Spa like accommodations. This place was a true getaway. Immaculate , convenient, peaceful , delicious gourmet breakfast. So glad we booked 2 nights. I can't say enough good things about this place. The story of the house is also fascinating. To think that Merle Norman built this ranch and used it to entertain her employees. I don't want to leave!

Thank debbiemooneyham
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5 reviews
Reviewed 13 August 2016

We just got back from a week at El Rancho Merlita. It is our second time staying there and my wife and I agree that it is the best B&B we have ever stayed at. Here are our reasons why. 1. The place is super cozy but so open with great views. Watching the birds and critters out the back... More 

Thank jeff h
ERMPB, Manager at The Inns at El Rancho Merlita, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your experience in such wonderfully descriptive detail! More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Hi all, Myself and my friends visit the US every Summer and travel around different parts. This year, our stop included Tucson and we books the Inns at El Rancho. This genuinely has to be the nicest (or at least top 3!) of any places I have ever stayed in. The rooms were beautiful (and our friend was upgraded) and... More 

Thank Sheffiedlcal
ERMPB, Manager at The Inns at El Rancho Merlita, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words. Always a treat to have visitors from across the pond! More 

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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58 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Every once in awhile on my travels I come across a place so amazing that I am reluctant to share because I want to keep the secret for myself. The Inns at El Rancho Merlita is one of those places. It is perfect in every way. The rooms are clean, cozy, well appointed and the breakfast is amazing with no... More 

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Casa Grande, Arizona
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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

We have stayed he numerous times and always leave saying "Isn't this place Special" This time stayed in Merle Norman suite, this bed and breakfast used to be her private ranch. The suite was extra special, jacuzzi tub, steam multi head shower. Fantastic King bed. Has a private patio. If I could find a complaint, it was that the TV... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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77 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016

My husband and I stayed here a few weeks ago and were overwhelmed by this lovely property. Everything was perfect and we felt right at home in this large, beautifully decorated ranch home with many private spaces. We stayed in the very pretty Black Mountain room. The landscaping, pool, fountains and outdoor areas were gorgeous. Sitting on the patio eating... More 

Thank Thombtc
ERMPB, Manager at The Inns at El Rancho Merlita, responded to this review

Thanks for your appreciation, for taking the time to share your experience at the Ranch, and for the great tips about our local attractions! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Wonderful. Have stayed in many b&bs this is best of the best in Tucson. Don't be fooled. The property decor and ambiance are exceptional. Try it once and you will agree. .........😍 upscale with a serene sense of charm. Absolutely perfect for family and groups.

1 Thank Drwilliams57
1 review
Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

Being from Minnesota we were looking for some place warm to go and do some photography. We decided on Tucson, and then needed to decide on a place to stay. I did not want to stay in the usual chain type of hotel but my husband has always been leery of B&B's. Then I came across this place on the... More 

Thank Norine O
ERMPB, Manager at The Inns at El Rancho Merlita, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. We are delighted to be your hubby's first B&B! More 

Hoboken, New Jersey
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286 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016

We have stayed here for 3 years now and each time, we enjoy it even more. Wonderful location in the dessert with grounds to wander and rooms in an old ranch. This is a place to enjoy the outside and the desert gardens and paths. Wonderful, healthy fresh interesting breakfast every morning. Even when we left at 6 am for... More 

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ERMPB, Manager at The Inns at El Rancho Merlita, responded to this review

Many thanks to this guest for returning to The Inns at El Rancho Merlita and sharing her experience! Our rooms allow for quite a variety of light. The Merle Norman Suite has a large picture window, 2 glass door, and three additional windows. Spanish Colonial has almost as many and faces the south and gets lots of sun. Many guests... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Stay at the historic 1950’s Merle Norman Ranch House and estate. Carved wood beams, rope trim, and hand hewn local rock fireplaces define this home. Outside, relax under deep shaded porches, and enjoy the swimming pool and spa. At night, cuddle up in our soft Egyptian cotton sheets and luxurious Museum of New Mexico Collection bedding. Every morning Innkeeper Pattie Bell will greet you with her freshly prepared breakfasts, inspired by southern Arizona local flavor. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Inns at El Rancho Merlita

Address: 1924 N Corte El Rancho Merlita, Tucson, AZ 85715-4493
Region: United States > Arizona > Tucson
Price Range: £120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“Arroyo Bonito room is very private”
 of 5 bubbles MoseleyPaddler, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Pick any of them!”
 of 5 bubbles B9181GYjeffh, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Every room has wonderful views”
 of 5 bubbles minnlakechic, 25 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in the main house.”
 of 5 bubbles nicolediane, 16 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Main lodge rooms share a thermostat so bathrooms are cold. Walls thin in the Arroyo house, could hear the TV/ snoring in adjacent room.”
 of 5 bubbles tammyk465, 1 Mar 2016 | Read review
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