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Lodge on the Desert
Ranked #25 of 128 Hotels in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
Phoenix
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11 reviews
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“Nice Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2012

My daughter is at U of A and I come down from Phoenix a few times a year.
This is by far the nicest place for the money I have seen.
Beds, pillows very comfortable.
I will stay here from now on for sure!

Room Tip: East rooms would be quieter.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2012

This property was tucked away in a place I would not have expected in downtown Tucson. Great design to the rooms, and once I was there I felt like I was in an oasis with no sign that a city was around me. The restaurant was also a great find with unique offerings. We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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San Diego, California
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217 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2012

What a great suprise. We found the hotel on line and had a three day stay with the Green Ecco rates. The room was very spacious and the bathroom space was almost the size of the sleeping room. Enjoyed the open shower idea. We ate a few times in the restaurant and found the food excellent but the service was a little slow. The hotel is easy to get to and a great location to get to the Pima Air Museum, to I-10 for Kartchner Caverns and the Sonora Desert Museum. The ground were well kept and we liked the no smoking outside around the pool. The room was quiet and peaceful which made for a very enjoyable time.

Room Tip: WE had a ground floor and liked it. We had a deluxe King which was more that adequate. A freezer wit...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tom O
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Midcoast Maine
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23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2012

This is a lovely hotel but our room needed updating. Bathroom was old and shabby - I think it was clean but hard to tell. Beds and linens OK. We stayed in a 2 bedroom suite that had the weirdest layout - main room was mostly a hall way with 2 chairs on one side and TV on the other. No table and chairs to sit and eat. Main bedroom did have a desk. Two biggest complaints - 1. Could not see any of the lovely views from inside the room and 2. Slow, slow, slow Internet. With regard to the Internet, offering a free service that doesn't work isn't a plus - only an aggravation. Helpful front desk staff. Undercooked Eggs Benedict in the restaurant.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Mountain View, CA
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2012

Lodge on the Desert in Tucson is a lovely oasis, combining traditional buildings with modern in a holistic and welcoming way. The pool area is secluded and attractive, the grounds are well kept and quiet, and the rooms are spacious and attractive, with a graceful desert decor and a fabulously comfortable bed. The staff is a gem...I have fragrance sensitivities, and though the products the hotel uses have a pleasant smell, too much of anything is a problem for me. Every time I have stayed there they have gone out of their way to minimize the fragrance in the room with excellent results. I recommend it highly.

Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Courtney B
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Colorado
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

Very comfortable room on a beautiful property. The mimosa trees blooming when we were there!

Room Tip: Our room faced the main road, which was noisy, even at night, so we kept the windows closed. Would h...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank InkeB
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morgantown
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44 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2012

Lodge on the Desert is very nice. We stayed in the newer part-in a suite with a view of the Catalinas. The Lodge is excellent in terms of room decor, cleanliness, friendly staff, the grounds are amazing, pool is really cool, and its just an overall nice place to stay. This was a work related trip. Could have stayed at the big box hotel downtown where the meeting was-sure glad we didn't. Coming back to the Lodge at the end of the day was a real treat. Like we were in Arizona. Oh, the the restuarant is very nice as well. A couple of time we couldn't eat at the resturant because they had other things going on-like weddings or special events. This is a place you would want to have a wedding reception at- if that gives you an idea of what its like. As far as rooms go. Ask for the newer section. We would go back in a heart beat.

Room Tip: newer section is where we stayed. northside facing the mountains. outstanding.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Lodge on the Desert

Property: Lodge on the Desert
Address: 306 North Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711-2855
Region: United States > Arizona > Tucson
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Spa Hotel in Tucson
#9 Romantic Hotel in Tucson
#14 Family Hotel in Tucson
#24 Business Hotel in Tucson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lodge on the Desert 3.5*
Number of rooms: 103
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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