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Lodge on the Desert

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Reviewed 28 May 2013

This hotel is fantastic!! It's in the middle of the city so we felt like we could easily go whereever we needed to without driving all over. The room was very nice and clean and the beds were comfortable. The grounds are fantastic! You feel like you are in a little oasis of your own. Laying by the pool was...

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Reviewed 25 May 2013 via mobile

Couldn't be happier that we stayed here...being brand new to the Tucson area, we had no idea where anything was...luckily it was close to just about every restaurant you could imagine. The staff was excellent...warm and friendly, they did everything possible to make our stay the best!! The pool was lovely and the restaurant on site was so delicious!! :)...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 22 May 2013

The hotel definitely has a desert view on the outside, and the rooms are decently spacious and decorated. The beds are very comfortable; the bathroom has two sinks and a large shower. Breakfast was fair, and service was slow. There were a few restaurants within walking distance from the hotel, and more restaurants can be found on the two main...

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Reviewed 20 May 2013

Very nice property and a great location in Tucson. Rooms were very comfortable and oversized. Poor bar (evening)and restauant service (breakfast) and would probably look elsewhere as some of the staff was very inattentive during our stay.

1Thank Steven R
Frank R, General Manager at Lodge on the Desert, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and congratulations on your anniversary. I have looked into your points regarding the food and beverage service and can assure you that this was a instance which has been dealt with and is not reflective of our service standards which are consistent with the overall service standards we hold as important. I appreciate again and...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 17 May 2013

The grounds are beautiful, the staff is kind, and the rooms are charming. I found a great deal online in the off-season and I would recommend that others do the same. Although the wireless internet was spotty, in this environment, I preferred to spend my time doing other things anyway -- like walking the grounds, sitting by the pool, or...

1Thank Aper24
Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 13 May 2013

This is a gem in the desert! Beautiful grounds, nice rooms, good restaurant, good bar, reasonable prices! And a great location! We stayed for UA graduation weekend, had 4 rooms for 3 nights. The property is easy to get around but you feel like you're in paradise! Other guests were nice and friendly too!

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Solana Beach, California
Reviewed 13 May 2013

Travel to Tucson for my daughter's graduation from UofA....Everything and everyone was super....We had dinner the first night at their resturant and the food was wonderful. The room was great. More than I had expected and the service from checking in to leaving was super. Thank you for everything, Karen Libera

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Reviewed 12 May 2013

Enjoyed a lovely stay here with some friends over the weekend. I must say, I was very surprised by this hotel and could not have been more pleased with our choice to cancel our precious reservations for a hotel near the airport. The hotel had a great boutique feel and a unique exterior layout. We arrived fairly late in the...

1Thank cityboyctr
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 May 2013

We were well impressed with the lodge for the 2 nights we stayed here. The staff at reception were extremely helpful when we checked in and continued to be so during our stay helping us find places and suggestions for where we needed to go. The rooms are well appointed with lovely fireplaces and balcony doors. Beds were comfortable and...

1Thank Kimbojimbo
Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 7 May 2013

I travel to Tucson each year for two week on business and found this gem. It has great history but its also been renovated. The rooms have high ceilings & enough space to hula hoop, if you wanted. The TV is big & has HBO. The beds are nice, not too firm or too soft. There is a mini fridge,...

Thank kat c

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Lodge on the Desert
Lodge on the Desert
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: $153 - $315 (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 Spa Hotel in Tucson
#9 Romantic Hotel in Tucson
#14 Family Hotel in Tucson
#24 Business Hotel in Tucson
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“I haven't found any bad rooms”
 of 5 bubbles marig0ld77JFK, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Didn't notice any "bad" locations, but there might be a little noise if you were right on Alvernon Road.”
 of 5 bubbles BobbyBMiles, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Get one with a fireplace.”
 of 5 bubbles teresapE3464XT, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms facing the Catalina Mountains are quite nice”
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“Be careful they do not charge you twice”
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