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Lodge on the Desert

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#23 of 128 Hotels in Tucson
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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This lodge has the true feel of Tucson...in my humble opinion. It very conveniently sits mid town in a nonpretentious neighborhood that felt very safe to me. The cactus garden, amazing comfortable bed, desert plant life, patio restaurant & excellent comp breakfast will have me returning to this jewel of a lodge. Some reviews have been critical, indicating that it...

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Homer Glen, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding! We stayed Wednesday through Easter Sunday, 4/12/17 to 4/16/17. Never had heard of this place so we were very skeptical. From the moment we walked through the front door it was excellent. The people at the front desk were very helpful, efficient, prepared and accommodating. The wait staff and bartenders were very friendly and efficient. We were never kept...

Thank peggy092158
Emily B, Guest Relations Manager at Lodge on the Desert, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us while exploring Tucson! We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay at Lodge on the Desert. The staff is friendly, and our second floor room was large and very clean. The grounds are nicely landscaped and the outside of the casitas were being painted while we were there. The breakfast was a nice selection of hot food and fresh fruit - a definite step above the...

1Thank mn2cold
Emily B, Guest Relations Manager at Lodge on the Desert, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! It makes us all feel great to hear you enjoyed your stay, from the room to the landscaping to breakfast. We're looking forward to hosting you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stumbled across Lodge on the Desert (LOTD) several years ago. It has become the one place I stay when visiting Tucson. While it not in an "expected" part of time, I like the location and the property is absolutely fantastic. We always enjoy the stay, rooms are very nice, large bathroom (but often no bath if that is an...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We paid $40 more booking from the hotel directly instead of going on "hotels com" website. A nice professional reservation clerk Richard assured me the hotel's prices are ALWAYS the lowest when I made the reservation, but when we got to the hotel I noticed we were paying $40 more than advertised on different sites for the same double queen...

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

Hello and thank you for your review. We're very sorry you weren't able to get the best price for your stay with us. Rates do change, however booking with the hotel is usually the best bet. We'd love to speak more about what happened and see what we can do to make the experience a more positive one. Please call...

Phoenix, AZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love Lodge on the Desert. Rooms are very spacious, tasteful Southwest decor (without being kitschy), superb art originals by justifiably acclaimed Arizona artist Ed Mell surprise at each turn. Bathrooms are lovely, spacious and modern, beds VERY comfortable, service mindful without being intrusive, all impeccably clean. We always look forward to a stay at Lodge on the Desert and...

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

Thank you for your review and thank you for being loyal guests. It means a lot that you look the time to share your experience with fellow travelers. Thanks again and we look foward to welcoming you back!

Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had one of the best dinners we've ever had at the lodge, amazing + wonderful service. Sadly when the bill came we got a shock that the vodka/tonic we order had been charged as one charge for the vodka and a 2nd charge for the tonic making for a costly drink, now we know why everyone was drinking beer...

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

Hello and thank you for your feedback. It sounds like there was an error with your bill and we'd like to set it straight. Please give our General Manager, Jim Kerrigan, a call at 520-320-2001. Thank you bringing it to our attention!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really personally enjoyed this place I do believe that they really want you to be pleased with the service and amenities they really went out of their way to accommodate you in any way they can to make your stay comfortable and memorable I will be back before I would go to the doubletree but I removed them as...

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Shellbrook, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently spent a week staying in this quaint little place. It was our 1st visit to Tucson. Pros- large comfortable room with fireplace (Casita). Very handy to Broadway stores & shopping district. Friendly staff & good service. Very nice breakfast, often saw the owner working around the Lodge, taking time to answer questions & visit. The landscaping & outdoor...

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

Hello and thank you so much for your review. I'll pass along your comments about the room to the team, as we definitely want to make sure the room is up to our normal standards for future guests. Thanks again for your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Clarkston, Michigan
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Last year I rated this property as a 5 star, now I am sad to report it is more like 3.5 star. We stayed for a week expecting the same sparkle and class we found last year. Instead we found changes in the way the property is operated. A "Free breakfast" prompted crowds and sub par food all day. (Breakfast...

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

Hello and thank you for being a loyal guest. We want to start you off with a great breakfast before your Tucson adventures, and I'll provide your comments to the chef. I believe the switch from glasses to cups near the pool is a safety concern. I'll definitely pass along your comments about the security guard and service during your...

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Lodge on the Desert
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Cuisines: American, Southwestern, International
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
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: $163 - $307 (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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“Upstairs rooms are just that "up stairs", there are no elevators.”
Apljavaman, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“no mixed drinks, big bucks”
476timr, 7 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask about level of remodeling in your particular room.”
Pltidwell, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Only two rooms overlook the pool area”
PatA207, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“my room was on ground with nice patio with hedge between the patio and pool area”
duanew72, 3 Mar 2017 | Read review
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