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“End of season stay”
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Adobe Rose Inn
Ranked #8 of 47 Tucson B&B and Inns
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“End of season stay”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

This charming BNB is in a wonderful location, close to the U, restaurants, and in an architecturally rich neighborhood which we enjoyed in our walks. Marion and Jim were very helpful in pointing us to selection of restaurants - with a map to find our way. Everything was made easy, including giving us fresh oranges, grapefruit and a styrofoam cooler to use in our travels.

Green Features: They have highest standards for environmentally-friendly practices.
  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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aroseinn, Owner at Adobe Rose Inn, responded to this review, 10 June 2014
We're glad that you enjoyed our historic neighborhood as much as we do and we are happy that our maps to local restaurants ware helpful. We only recommend independent restaurants that consistently offer incredible food and impeccable service. Luckily there are many such places of all price ranges nearby the Inn. The local citrus is delicious and we were happy to tuck a few in your cooler when you left.
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Northampton, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

We couldn't have been happier with our time at the Adobe Rose. Jim and Marion were most welcoming and helpful-- even let me take a pre-season dip in the pool! Breakfasts were delicious and the location in the Sam Hughes historic district was perfect for us. Our room was just outside the dining room but that didn't present any problems. The house was beautifully decorated with many unique southwestern touches. All in all it was the ideal spot for our first few nights in Arizona.

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Green Features: Green all the way and we really appreciated that. We were encouraged to use sheets and towels for more than a day which makes so much sense.
  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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aroseinn, Owner at Adobe Rose Inn, responded to this review, 19 May 2014
We are delighted that we were able to provide a great introduction to Arizona for you. Tucson is a diverse and amazing place and we love to show it off. Although we are located in central Tucson, we are only 30 minutes or so from the majority of attractions in the area. We enjoy having guests like you who are from Western MA. You brought back memories of many pleasant times spent in that area.
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

We have been going to the Adobe Rose for over 5 years. We are regulars and now more like family! The rooms are cozy and very comfortable. The breakfast is delicious. If you have dietary restrictions, no need to worry. You will be taken care of! Marion and Jim are incredibly wonderful, caring and customer oriented. The pool is quite lovely in the summer heat. It is walking distance to campus and restaurants. It is very close to downtown. Starting in July, you can take the new train system to downtown from the campus. It is also a great neighborhood for walking and biking.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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aroseinn, Owner at Adobe Rose Inn, responded to this review, 12 May 2014
We are so delighted that you are among our returning guests! We do respect everyone's diet and firmly believe that good food creates good conversation and a great atmosphere. I enjoy the challenge of finding tasty recipes like the banana chocolate chip vegan muffins I serve. Non-vegans have asked me for the recipe which I do share. We also enjoy our location and know that we will see during football season as we are a short walk to the stadium.
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Hamilton, New York
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

Very convenient and welcoming location for work at UofA. Jim and Marion are thoughtful hosts, rooms are comfortable, and the breakfasts a real treat. Conversation around the table is engaging, sometimes with a cross-section of academics and tourists from around the world.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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aroseinn, Owner at Adobe Rose Inn, responded to this review, 23 April 2014
We are so pleased that you found the location of the Adobe Rose Inn convenient. Being close the University of Arizona is a huge benefit. We get to meet interesting people from around the world, young people starting their academic journey, people who attend performances held at UA and sports fans. We jokingly tell people we are the only parking space for UA sporting events that comes with breakfast. We hope you return soon.
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Reviewed 4 April 2014

We travel extensively and stay almost exclusively in B&Bs in price range $175-250/night. We stayed at the Adobe Rose Inn for a few nights earlier this year. It is centrally located for activities in the Tucson area. It is nicely decorated in a Southwestern style and has some unique character. The hosts, Jim and Marion, are very pleasant, accommodating and helpful. The breakfasts were healthy (fruit each day), tasty and just the right amount without leaving you feeling stuffed. Scones are Marion’s specialty and we had one each morning. Excellent! We stayed in the Sam Hughes room which was very spacious, nicely decorated and has a spacious and attractive tiled shower/bath.

However, if you are a light sleeper or interested in sleeping in you should be aware that it can be noisy. This B&B is near a busy road, trains occasionally went through the city at night blowing their horns and helicopters frequently flew overhead. Additionally, because the house is very old, the wooden floors creak extensively with every step. The bed in the Sam Hughes room was very noisy, which was annoying if your partner shifted while sleeping (it was also very hard - which is our preference - but be aware of this). Also, the hosts started working in the kitchen each morning at approximately 6:30 a.m. There are 2 rooms right off the kitchen and we wouldn’t recommend staying in either if you want to sleep in. No problem for us as we had full days planned.

Finally, we were a bit disappointed with the housekeeper. She didn’t do a very thorough job in the bathroom and we had to dust off and then clean the in-room coffee maker and glasses in order to use them.

We enjoyed staying here and would again. It is a pleasant place and Jim and Marion are delightful hosts. Their personalities and yummy breakfasts are the main attractions to us. We just recommend being aware of the potential for noise.

Room Tip: If you're a light sleeper don't choose the two rooms off the kitchen (Sam Hughes is one).
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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aroseinn, Owner at Adobe Rose Inn, responded to this review, 7 April 2014
We are delighted to know that you enjoyed staying at the Adobe Rose and would stay with us again. Welcome to the long list of return guests. I enjoyed baking dairy free breakfast pastries for you and it was fun having you review the new recipe I tried. Thanks for the positive recommendations. Southern Arizona is very dusty when the wind is blowing like it was when you were here. We passed your suggestions to the housekeeper. Please remember next time you’re here to let us know immediately if you find something not to your liking so we can deal with the problem quickly and enhance your stay.
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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

I have often stayed at the Adobe Rose -- alone or with my husband -- when traveling for business or for pleasure. It's always been great: wonderful hosts, delicious breakfasts -- including gluten-free and other options -- and a truly welcoming atmosphere. The Inn itself is beautiful, well maintained, and centrally located. Highly recommended!

Room Tip: All rooms are lovely. A couple have refrigerators and one has a small kitchen.
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Green Features: Owners are committed to such practices and work to keep the Inn green and energy-efficient.
  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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aroseinn, Owner at Adobe Rose Inn, responded to this review, 7 April 2014
It's always a pleasure to see you and your husband. I am so pleased that you enjoyed our gluten-free breakfasts . Thanks for trying our scones made with olive oil. Your chef husband's evaluations are important to us and we're glad he approves. See you in a few months.
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

This is a very nice b and b....but keep in mind it is in a residential neighbourhood. If you have a car and are planning to do day trips then it is perfect. You are close to the university which is very nice for morning or evening walks. The hosts, Marion and Jim, are wonderful and the breakfasts are so delicious...yes, the scones are mouth watering!! We only stayed a couple of nights, but found it quiet and restful which was a perfect start to our trip around Arizona.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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aroseinn, Owner at Adobe Rose Inn, responded to this review, 2 April 2014
We're so glad that you enjoyed the breakfasts at the Inn. We are located in residential central Tucson which is a short drive to literally dozens of world class hiking and biking trails. We're delighted that you had the opportunity to enjoy the UA campus. It is lovely and a great place for a stroll. You can also walk to the 4 museums that are on or near campus along with a wide variety of restaurants. When July rolls around, the modern street car will pass through campus and downtown Tucson will become available to guests without cars.
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Property: Adobe Rose Inn
Address: 940 N Olsen Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719-4951
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Region: United States > Arizona > Tucson
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #8 of 47 B&Bs / Inns in Tucson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Adobe Rose Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Inn is a beautiful 1930's adobe home located in the historic Sam Hughes neighborhood, just two blocks east of the UA. Along with southwestern charm, the Adobe Rose Inn offers 6 unique rooms, each with a private bathroom, cable TV, hair dryer, robes, and coffee makers. Inn amenities include a pool, spa, wireless internet, serene courtyards, and irresistible breakfasts. ... more   less 
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