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Lodge on the Desert

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#24 of 128 Hotels in Tucson
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Boston, MA
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Unlike other reviewers, booking directly with the hotel got me the best price with breakfast included. I tried four hotels in Tucson in order to decide on a long stay booking next year. Lodge in the Desert won the prize. It's not my favorite, but it's also a third of the cost of my favorite. The staff is lovely. Very...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Just arrived after a five hour trip from northern Arizona to find that, after a long cold winter, that their pool is closed till tomorrow afternoon. We had no advance warning and it's currently 102 degrees. We had booked for two nights and we are checking out and staying at the Doubletree. We better not be charged a cancellation fee...

Thank Noazchica
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is beautiful and full of southwest flare! It has a wonderful breakfast buffet and gorgeous dining area on the patio and inside. The grounds are amazing and the casita rooms are HUGE! I was disappointed that the beds were not memory foam beds as advertised. Maybe they are in the main hotel but not in the casita we...

Thank Vivian W
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed overnight at the Lodge on the Desert. We were pleasantly surprised. Fabulous overnight. The front desk was very helpful. Our room was very nice with much attention to the little details. Very clean. Outdoor dining was quaint and nice. We would stay again.

Thank Penny R
Port Townsend, Washington
Reviewed 1 week ago

I chose this property because I wanted something different than the usual hotel room. We stayed in a Spanish casita, and it was wonderful. Super spacious with a separate dressing area and closet. Clean and comfy bed with nice linens and towels. Included breakfast was not special, but it was fine and in a nice dining room. The location of...

Thank terri58687
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked this hotel for a week at the last minute. We were very pleased with the location, as it was a short drive to several sections of town we planned to visit. The room was large, the bed very comfortable, with a small refrigerator and large walk in shower. The breakfast was so so, but the restaurant servers were...

Thank Utahtravelholic
Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was nice and the grounds are kept up nice. Perfect place to stay for my daughter's graduation. Close to downtown and the U of A. Also, there is a shopping center nearby with a Target store. Very nice gentleman at check-in was able to honor our request to have our friends and family members in nearby rooms.

Thank Paula C
Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We like the cozy atmosphere of the Lodge on the Desert. But, during our stay they had problems with the hot water, and when you miss your shower you don't feel right. The property had nice, caring staff, and yet they did nothing for us upon checkout. No discount, no offer of a drink in their restaurant, etc. In short,...

1Thank Lindaj99
Emily B, Guest Relations Manager at Lodge on the Desert, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your review. We're sorry the water temperature was an issue during your stay. Our General Manager, Jim Kerrigan, would be happy to speak with you. His telephone number is (520) 320-2001 and his email is jim.kerrigan@lodgeonthedesert.com. Thank you for letting us know about your experience; we look forward to speaking with you.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came to Tucson for a college visit & were so happy we chose Lodge on the Desert instead of a typical hotel. The grounds are gorgeous, the restaurant patio is very scenic and offers great happy hour food and drink with free breakfast in the morning. Our Fireside Casita Queen room was huge with tile floors, adobe style fireplace...

1Thank Lisa M
Emily B, Guest Relations Manager at Lodge on the Desert, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We hope you had fun visiting the college. We look forward to welcoming you back on future trips to Tucson!

Olathe, Kansas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the kind of place my wife and I like to find when vacationing. Has the charm of an older hotel and the amenities and comfort of a newer hotel. The room we were in was quite large and nicely furnished. Bed was very comfortable and fireplace was a nice touch. Loved the morning breakfast on the restaurant patio...

Thank Clarence F

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Cuisines: American, Southwestern, International
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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: £82 - £154 (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
Lodge On The Desert Tucson, Arizona
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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“Ensure they provide you a room that has been updated with new plumbing.”
Lindaj99, 10 May 2017 | Read review
“Fireside Casita Queen room is huge & beautiful”
S772BNlisam, 8 May 2017 | Read review
“I would request #139 again.”
ClarenceF_12, 2 May 2017 | Read review
“"Traditional" rooms are part of the old property and have the most charm.”
cherylsF8483XT, 29 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Upstairs rooms are just that "up stairs", there are no elevators.”
Apljavaman, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
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