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Scottsdale, Arizona
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The room makes a difference - Do not choose the Deco room!!! The low attic ceilings and tomb size bathroom made for a claustrophobic ambience. The bedding was clean, the towels were fluffy and there were amenities including a HUGE TV, filtered water, a coffee maker and refrigerator in a mini-in-room kitchenette. The rugs and floors needed cleaning and the...

Thank MCBW5875
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed for three nights in room 2 downstairs. The room was very spacious and comfortable. Lots of nice touches - filtered drinking water, decent size fridge, kitchenette. Bathroom was clean with lots of hot water in the morning. Room had air conditioning, but also a big ceiling fan which was perfect in November. Breakfast was great, don't skip it....

Thank DBatten121
K G, Manager at The Big Blue House Tucson Boutique inn, responded to this review

Lazlo was here when we arrived 12 years ago. Although we cherish him, he lives OUTSIDE ONLY and he loves when folks sit on the porch and visit with him. Very happy you enjoyed your stay.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in the Art Deco room. This is an old house but they have done a wonderful job of making it feel like home. Our room had a super comfy bed, small kitchenette and a lovely sitting area. This blue house is so convenient to local restaurants, the university and public transport by streetcar. We walked. Tuscon is great...

Thank SRAR6058
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This is a beautifully furnished home with eclectic furniture and intriguing art. Hostess was personable and friendly and fixed the best breakfast we had in our two-month vacation. I would heartily recommend this for any Traveler.

Thank Bill H
Mountain View, California
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We stayed four nights at The Big Blue House and loved it! Great room and breakfast and knowledgable and friendly hosts. Tuscon is a great base to visit attractions in the surroundings (f.e. Kitt Peak NOAO, the Titan Missile Museum, Saguaro NP and the famous Boneyard tour). The Inn is close to excellent restaurants and bars. You can hear the...

Thank teclaris
Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 14 October 2016

The property is very close to University of Arizona and the Courthouse. The room was very nice. A great breakfast was prepared by the very attentive hostess. Easy street parking. I would definitely stay there again.

Thank kim478
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 3 October 2016

I've stayed here a couple of times while visiting Tucson and I love it! I would never dream of staying anywhere else in town unless it was fully booked up already. It's super comfortable, clean, quirky, and the woman who runs it is SO COOL; very sweet and funny! The prices are beyond reasonable and it's perfectly located. I can't...

Thank jawcooper
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We stayed here and really enjoyed our interactions with the son (whose name I failed to get) and our e-mail interactions with Ken, the owner/manager. Location can't be beat. Grapefruit tree out front is pretty cool for this Northerner. My only word of caution would be: careful if you have a cat allergy. There are a few cats on the...

Thank Winston T
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Big Blue House was recommended to us as a great place to stay in Tucson by a friend. The hostess was incredibly gracious and the accommodations were some of the best we've experienced at a B&B. The house is perfectly situated within an easy walk to the ASU campus, arts district, and downtown where several great restaurants are (although there...

Thank CDiNardo
San Diego, California
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Our stay was quite pleasant. The rooms are charming and the breakfast served by Leah is awesome. Besides the food we enjoyed sitting on the porch and watching the world go by and walking to University, 4th Avenue and even downtown. Did not need to get in the car except to shop for room essentials and groceries for daughter who...

Thank Carol W

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  • Free Parking
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A beautiful Victorian Queen Anne built in 1899 and lovingly restored and remodeled into Tucson's most progressive eco-friendly boutique inn. Each private suite is unique with vintage furnishing. Eco friendly features such as a RO filtered water dispenser in your own in-suite kitchen.Perfectly located on the "University Bike Boulevard" a short walk to UofA and only 2 blocks "The cultural Center of Tucson" Historic Fourth Avenue... Check out our new University area streetcar! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Big Blue House Tucson Boutique inn

Address: 144 E University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85705-7739
Region: United States > Arizona > Tucson
Price Range: £101 - £160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Big Blue House Tucson Boutique inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Choose ONLY a downstairs room!!!”
 of 5 bubbles MCBW5875, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I've stayed in several rooms and they are all quite different but equally charming!”
 of 5 bubbles jawcooper, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The Garden room has an anteroom and a kitchen.”
 of 5 bubbles Wince_Tuttle, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms looked great -”
 of 5 bubbles CDiNardo, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in one of the upstairs rooms that has two separate bedrooms. Good for 3 travelers with privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles dbarrie45, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
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