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“Designed to delight and relax in a garden setting at the edge of the Saguaro National Park.”

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Desert Dove Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #22 of 46 Tucson B&B and Inns
Reviewed 31 March 2011

This wonderfully managed B & B is on the eastern edge of Tucson, within a quarter mile of the Saguaro National Forest. There are only two rooms...both lovely. Ours overlooked the garden that has been lovingly nurtured by Betty and Harvey, the innkeepers. It is home to a wide array of birds and mammals. Sitting on the shaded patio with the morning coffee is alone worth the price. But, in addition, you get Betty's wonderful and varied breakfasts which manage to be healthful, fulfilling, and great tasting. Betty and Harvey are attentive to every detail. The result is a place that is much more than a place to sleep and have breakfast, it was definitely an important part of our vacation for which we are very grateful. I cannot single out one "best" aspect because the Desert Dove was excellent in so many ways. As for the least good aspect, I would say its location on the eastern fringe of Tucson was less convenient to the attractions on the Western edge and Tuscon is a large and sprawling city that requires a LOT of driving around. We drove, but we also took advantage of the proximity to the Eastern section of the Saguaro National Forest and we took our time in the morning and late in the day to watch the birds, enjoy the Spa, and truly relax.

Room Tip: The Desert Garden Room has the better view.
Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 March 2011

We recently spent 3 evenings at the Desert Dove B&B and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The B&B is in a quiet residential district and in walking distance to the Saguaro National Park. Betty and Harvey, our hosts, were friendly and enjoyed talking about their life in Southern Arizona. The several acre property is open for guests to explore the desert vegetation or watch the many colorful birds which frequent the feeders. Breakfast were tasty and plentiful. A great place to stay if spending some time in Tucson.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 February 2011

We had the pleasure of staying at the Desert Dove for 2 nights and it was pure heaven. The setting is serene, the house immaculate and lovingly filled with interesting antiques and most of all the hosts, Betty and Harvey, who ensure your comforts from the minute you step into their quarters. Breakfast was delicious, healthful and truly homemade. Our favorite time was early in the a.m. (with coffee waiting outside our door) watching the birds feast within the beautiful garden that Betty and Harvey tend to and staring at the gorgeous scenery that abound the property. Walking distance to the Saguaro National Park but yet close enough to restaurants, etc - it is the perfect getaway. There are just not enough superlatives for our experience! We cannot wait to return!!

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 15 December 2010

Desert Dove innkeepers Betty and Harvey are friendly, open, and run a great b&b. The adobe home is comfy, the room was airy and light, and the breakfasts were delicious. It was fun to don a furnished robe, step into the hall to get early coffee, and take it outside to watch the birds that Harvey feeds every morning. How great to be just outside Tucson--accessible to everything, but in a non-urban setting. Popping into the hot tub, then crawling under the smoothest possible sheets, was pure heaven. If you're an antiques nut, you'll love all of the owners' collectibles.
When we found that the owners were originally from Minnesota, we smiled. They bring "Midwestern nice" to their business, and it's a treat to stay there.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 October 2010

Among our best bed and breakfast experiences ever! The hosts were so nice, and attended to every detail; home-made cookies, tea and coffee in the morning, great breakfasts, great advice and wonderful company. We enjoyed the beautiful home and the wonderful, desert garden. Can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 March 2010

Although the nightly rate was a bit more than we wanted to pay, I booked it because I was attracted by the quality of the web site and pictures of the bed and breakfast (particularly of the gardens). Are we glad we booked three nights at the Desert Dove!! The innkeepers go way above and beyond what one would expect. The place is immaculate and attractive from the entrance to the gardens. The place is meticulously cared for without making you feel like you are in a museum. The breakfast is healthy and attractively presented. Cookies are offered in the afternoon. There is a common area that has a microwave, refrigerator and utensils. There is an outdoor hot tub set in the garden where you can simultaneously watch the birds and enjoy the desert surroundings. The inn keepers genuinely wanted to do all they could to make our stay a special experience. We loved it!

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Reviewed 23 March 2010

This inn is wonderful. The grounds are immaculate, the room was charming, the food was excellent. Our hosts went out of their way to meet our every need. Their inn is wonderfully designed to provide all the amenities and we loved sitting in the spa at night looking at the stars.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Desert Dove Bed and Breakfast

Address: 11707 E Old Spanish Trl, Tucson, AZ 85730-5617
Region: United States > Arizona > Tucson
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Ranked #22 of 46 B&Bs / Inns in Tucson
Price Range: £85 - £100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the old west! We are located on four acres, walking distance from the Saguaro National Park E. Adobe territorial ranch style bed & breakfast with two guest rooms. Private entrance & bathrooms. Spa, great views, full breakfast. smoke free. Great for viewing wildlife, birding & hiking. ... more   less 
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