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1924 N. Corte El Rancho Merlita, Tucson, AZ 85715
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The Inns at El Rancho Merlita
Ranked #6 of 52 Tucson B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Tacoma, WA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We live in Washington state, but having grown up in Tucson, we thought we knew all of Tucson's lodging options... but some friends from the Northwest had discovered El Rancho Merlita and recommended it. We needed to be in Tucson in August, so treated ourselves to what sounded like a nice place to stay. El Rancho Merlita exceeded our expectations... More

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21 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the best B&Bs that we have stayed in during our many travels. The entire property is beautiful and immaculate. We stayed in the Merle Norman Suite that was roomy, wonderfully decorated, and very comfortable. And the swimming pool was a most welcomed amenity after a long day in the Arizona summer heat. Our hostess, Patty, was... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a wondeful, relaxing stay at this B&B! It's a beautiful property, well kept, clean. pool is awesome, breakfasts were delicious and Patty, the manager was terrific - very helpful on what to see, where to go, where to eat, and all of her recommendatins were great. We drove to Bisbee and she suggested an itineray that included a beautiful... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Our second stay in 3 years at El rancho. Once again we had a fabulous 10 night stay. Patty the housekeeper is always so helpful and we both regard her as a friend now.The rooms are all excellent and kept very clean. Would recoomend the Spanish Colonial room for the views of the wildlife in the rear garden. Would love... More

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Prescott, Arizona
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101 reviews 101 reviews
20 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

My wife and I have stayed in numerous properties across the country. We have stayed in other B&B's in the Tucson area which are allegedly "higher ranked" than the Inns at El Rancho Merlita. There is no reason why this one is not at the top of the list. Some have "complained" that the property is hard to locate but... More

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ERMPB, Manager at The Inns at El Rancho Merlita, responded to this review

Thank you for these thoughtful and most thorough observations! I especially appreciate this reviewer's grasp of the challenges that innkeepers can face and the manner in which they have responded to the occasions that a few previous reviewers have shared complaints. TripAdvisor is a great tool for travelers AND for innkeepers. Candid reviews not only promote our properties, they also... More

Prescott, Arizona
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is our second trip to Rancho Merlita and it's gotten better if anything. Beautiful grounds very well maintained, lots of wildlife to watch as you have a cup of coffee on the porch or a drink in the evening. The rooms are nicely decorated and the bathrooms have the original tile but all the amenities of today. So much... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

My husband & I recently spent three nights at Rancho Merlita. This bed & breakfast was above & beyond our expectations. The setting is quiet desert solitude mixed with the amenities of a pool and jacuzzi. Our room was imaculate, tastefully decorated with furniture and bedding that was magnificent. The breakfasts that were prepared by our hostess Patti were delicious.... More

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Fircrest, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

The best B&B we've ever stayed at! Everything about our visit was delightful . . . the Inn itself is a beautiful restoration with grounds that rival a nature preserve. Our room was nicely done with such attention to detail. Pattie is a terrific innkeeper - and former caterer- and provided a different breakfast (and afternoon treats!) every day. She... More

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Plain City, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Our stay at El Rancho Merlita was wonderful! Pattie, the innkeeper, is a delight. She is so warm and caring and made us feel comfortable immediately. She asks about your interests and provides you with information to help you get the most out of your sight-seeing excursions. The breakfasts Pattie serves are the best! And if we wanted to head... More

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York, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I had visited the Inns last February and fell in love with this place. So, when I was looking for a relaxing long weekend this spring, I decided to return. What a great decision! The second trip was just as lovely as the first, and I'm already thinking about my next trip. That is saying A LOT from someone who... More

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Address: 1924 N. Corte El Rancho Merlita, Tucson, AZ 85715
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Location: United States > Arizona > Tucson
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Stay at the historic 1950’s Merle Norman Ranch House and estate. Carved wood beams, rope trim, and hand hewn local rock fireplaces define this home. Outside, relax under deep shaded porches, and enjoy the swimming pool and spa. At night, cuddle up in our soft Egyptian cotton sheets and luxurious Museum of New Mexico Collection bedding. Every morning Innkeeper Pattie Bell will greet you with her freshly prepared breakfasts, inspired by southern Arizona local flavor. ... more   less 
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