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The Inns at El Rancho Merlita

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1924 N. Corte El Rancho Merlita, Tucson, AZ 85715
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The Inns at El Rancho Merlita
Ranked #4 of 52 Tucson B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We just returned from an amazing week in Tucson. We decided to stay in one place and use it as a base for touring around Tucson so we wouldn't have to spend time packing up & moving. We are so happy we decided to stay at Rancho Merlita. As mentioned by others the property was owned by Merle Norman &... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We stayed in 1 of the northern rooms and had a fantastic view of the mountains! I was so impressed with how clean and updated the rooms and bathrooms were! Even the pool looked clean & inviting! Breakfast was light, but fresh fruit & great tea selections.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I found this Inn on the internet. We were looking for a place near Mt. Lemmon, my husband is a cyclist and wanted to climb the mountain to prepare for a bike ride in France later in the year. The Inn is beautiful, charming, lovely grounds and so so quiet. Our Innkeeper Patti was so welcoming and... More

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Trenton, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

First time bed and breakfast stay. We stayed 6 nights and enjoyed each. The breakfasts were outstanding and very filling. Patti our host was welcoming and had lots of local info. The pool and grounds were both fun ,clean and well kept. On the plane trip back to Michigan last night, my wife and I were already planning another trip... More

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Tacoma, WA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

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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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

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 July 30, 2014

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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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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24 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Address: 1924 N. Corte El Rancho Merlita, Tucson, AZ 85715
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Location: United States > Arizona > Tucson
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Number of rooms: 4

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