My mother and I just spent 4 days in Tucson, staying at the Lodge. I had read about it on-line. Aside from it sounding attractive, it was located just 1.5 miles from my son, who we were visiting.
The beginning was inauspicious. We could scarcely find the Registration desk (if you're newly coming in, turn at the large rust colored pillars, and head right to park). Problem is the construction, which as previous reviewer noted, was pervasive.
'Tis true. And parking can be a terrible problem if there are other occupants, or a meeting in session. I think once all is done there, it will probably be very elegant, but right now it's a pain to get into.
However, once into the compound, I was very satisfied with the service and the accommodations. We shared a King bed and had a sitting area besides; 2 TVS, sufficient coffee for daily brews, and quite adequate bathroom--not luxurious--but fine. I found the computer in the lobby very useful every morning. We ate one breakfast in the restaurant and one dinner. They were both good meals, the chilean sea bass particularly excellent. My grandchildren used the pool, along with me, and it was perfectlly fine.
One morning we were warned the electricity would be off for two hours (for construction); however, we were gone before this happened, and the recompense was a free Continental breakfast. Any way, if you choose to go here, I would suggest you try to negotiate a price to make up for the inconvenciences you will endure with the ongoing construction.
- 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:
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- Hotel On The Desert
- On The Desert Tucson
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