Stayed in room 142 which is incredibly dark and gloomy. The room's door and windows open onto an interior breezeway so it's like being in a cave. Our stay was on a holiday weekend so another room wasn't possible. My gut feeling is this room is the last one given out as it doesn't seem consistent with other's positive reviews. It certainly didn't present itself as a room in a higher end hotel.
A door to the maintenance room adjacent to the room had big chunks taken out of the wood. It was incredibly unsightly in a hotel where rooms run close to $300. The shower door is cracked, the bathroom door needs a paint job and the vanity looked like something out of a flophouse. Scratches and gouges mar the surface. The bathroom even smells musty.
On the plus side, the beds are really comfortable.
The room's key was problematic - it took four tries to get operating keycards. Several times a hotel employee came to the room pronouncing the card was working. The problem is they were working off statistical averages because the employees would have to constantly reinsert the key card until the green light showed. The bathroom sink also didn't drain.
It should also be noted that the staff in the bar/restaurant was also below par. After waiting 10 minutes I went over to the bar to order drinks. The hostess was blankly staring into space and we were in direct line of sight. When asked if we could move to an outdoor table, she gave a snippy answer stating they were busy. The food was great, but the indifferent service marred what should have been a great experience.
- 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
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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