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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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I love B&B's, we try to stay in one whenever possible during our travels (we own a small company and travel a lot, as much as we can together). Our experience at Rancho Merlita is unmatched. The accommodations were great, history was very interesting, grounds were incredible and the Manager, Patty, was most gracious. Couple of interesting... More 

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Baton Rouge,Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had chosen Rancho Merlita based on their website and TripAdvisor reviews! The recommendations were accurate as this was a terrific choice. The former Tucson home of Merle Norman (cosmetics) was a great choice. The accommodations were great as was the gated environment of the grounds and pool (great for summertime temp relief). The room was spacious, clean and well... More 

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

We would like to thank these and the many other guests who have taken the time to write such complimentary reviews for the Inns at El Rancho Merlita. Because feedback is very important to us and to our future guests, the effort is greatly appreciated. And we are inspired by your kind words to continue offering the best guest experience... More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

If I could restore an estate with no concern for the cost, I would do it exactly like the Inns at Rancho Merlita. Once the cosmetic diva Merle Norman's vacation home on an old horse trail, this property has been modernized with every amenity a person could want. No expense was spared in selecting materials for this restoration--from the furnishings... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Stayed in the Merle Norman suite this week. The facility is very attractive and well maintained in a natural desert setting (aside from a large front lawn). The room was well designed and decorated and is located in a separate wing of the house. It is very quiet and peaceful -- a great place to relax. Breakfasts were excellent and... More 

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Casa Grande, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We have spent 4 weekends over the past few years here and always leave feeling relaxed and refreshed. Very reasonable rates, well manicured grounds and a wonderful swimming pool. Is a gated ranch that has been updated with everything to make your visit special. A terrific suite, different comfortable rooms, about 8 or so in all. Greeted with wonderful cookies... More 

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Tucson, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

My husband and I spent the weekend here to celebrate our 18th wedding anniversary. The breakfast both mornings were delicious, the rooms were beautifully decorated and the bed was very comfortable, the stuffed bunny on the pillows when we arrived was a cute little suprise. The grounds are beautifully manicured and although we were still in Tucson we found it... More 

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Seattle, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

What a beautiful, peaceful, and luxurious discovery! We loved relaxing on the veranda with our books, swimming in the pool, bird and bunny watching, and walking the lovely grounds. We had our teen daughter with us, so we stayed in the Merle Norman Suite, which was perfect, and plenty big for the three of us. We were pleased to discover... More 

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Tarrytown, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

It usually takes me several weeks to review places we've stayed, but this place is just too wonderful to wait. This is easily the prettiest B and B we've stayed at. The "Mi Nidito" room is large, beautifully appointed, and so comfortable. The innkeeper is friendly and helpful. Don't miss the breakfasts - so generous and delicious, with many options... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

My wife and I visited for a getaway from Phoenix. We have stayed at several B&B's around the world and Rancho Merlita is at the top. Top quality rooms with fixtures and amenities not found in most B&B's, loads of outdoor space, enormous Movie library, relaxing pool and Patty (the inn keeper) is wonderful. Can't wait to come back!

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Houston, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This secluded, stylish B&B will make you feel like an A-lister. Innkeeper Patty and her staff ensure that your stay is the absolute best it can possibly be. Previously owned by cosmetics icon Merle Norman, the ranch house and guesthouse have been converted to a B&B that doesn’t disappoint. The grounds, complete with walking trails, are impeccably manicured and maintained.... More 

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