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The Inns at El Rancho Merlita

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1924 N. Corte El Rancho Merlita, Tucson, AZ 85715
The Inns at El Rancho Merlita
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a great stay here recently. The grounds are wonderful: well kept, tons of beautiful cactus, & lots of good bird watching on the local nature trail. The rooms were a bit dark but overall quite lovely & very comfy. Pool & jacuzzi were clean/relaxing. Breakfasts were killer good & access to hiking was super quick/easy. Inn keeper was... More 

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

Many thanks to these guests for their enthusiastic endorsement! Our guest rooms vary in the amount of natural light they receive. If you like a brighter room choose Spanish Colonial, Arizona Territory, or our Merle Norman Suite in the main Ranch House. Arroyo Bonito has more light than the other rooms in the Arroyo House. And our porches, patios, pool... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
19 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is heaven on Earth! My blood pressure dropped immediately after driving through the gate. Beautiful property, gorgeous attention to furnishings and décor, pampering but not intrusive service, delicious food, and thoughtful and welcoming innkeepers. No detail is overlooked. Lots of relaxing spots to relax on this meticulously maintained property. Peaceful and inspiring mountain views surround this inn. Fascinating history... More 

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Mercer Island, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife & I were looking for a quiet B&B in the Tucson area for a 2-night midweek stay, and we chose the Ranch House Inn at El Rancho Merlita based on the quality of Tripadvisor reviews & the Inn's informative website. We weren't disappointed, and definitely will return if we have the opportunity. We stayed in the Ariz. Territory... More 

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Lexington, Virginia
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11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Following a long, difficult day of traveling, it was such a relief to find Rancho Merlita just as promised - VERY comfortable bed and solid, well-appointed room. 'Loved the high ceilings and meticulous details. Lots of high quality, thoughtful amenities (robes and slippers, refrigerator, ice-cold water bottles). Staff was very friendly and available, but not intrusive. Breakfast was tasty in... More 

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Clear Lake
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at The Inn at El Rancho Merlita for a quick week getaway from the Minnesota cold. We don't like resorts or large hotels; we prefer fewer people and appreciate peace and quiet. We have stressful careers and want to get away from our busy lives when we vacation. The Inn at El Rancho Merlita was... More 

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

Thank you so much for pointing out and appreciating many of our inn's assets. We are very fortunate to be able to provide a restorative retreat not far from good restaurants and many of the area attractions. Most of our guests do not mind at all travelling a bit farther to our city center, and they are happy to return... More 

Calgary, Canada
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14 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed a four day stay in the Spanish Colonial room which was extremely well appointed and had very good bedside reading lamps. The bathroom was quite exquisite and had many nice touches such as dimmer switches on the lights and ample storage space for toiletries. While we were not in need of a handicap accessible room it struck us... More 

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

We regret that this reviewer was less than enthusiastic about our culinary offerings. Certainly candid reviews help to keep us on our toes, and we appreciate them. If you continue reading, you will find that most of our guests very much enjoy our food. We serve a buffet that consists of one entree (which we rotate between sweet and savory),... More 

New York City
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68 reviews 68 reviews
21 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Rancho Merlita is a lovely B&B in a quiet location on the east side of Tucson. Since one drives to do almost anything in Tucson, we had no problem with it being off the main roads. We enjoyed our room in the annex, which felt more private than the main house. The room was extensively decorated in a dark and... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

My wife and I stayed in the Black Mountain room in early December. We have done a fair amount of traveling and stayed in many nice accommodations...El Rancho Merlita ranks among the top. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The room was clean and comfortable, and the grounds were absolutely amazing. We enjoyed sitting on the huge front porch... More 

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Oxford, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

rancho merlita was wonderful and was the perfect getaway for my too brief weekend in Tucson. I had looked at other B&B closer to the U of A but booked here due to the availability and williness to accept a one night only reservation on weekends. I wished I could have stayed longer and will certainly be back!! The room... More 

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Leduc, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

It is a little out of the way and is very quiet. The views are amazing. The rooms are very clean well appointed. The ground are very well kept. The pool and hot tub are very clean. It is an excellent place to relax and meditate. Patti makes and excellent breakfast and is a wealth of knowledge of the area... More 

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

Many thanks to these and all the other reviewers for taking the time to share their experiences at The Inns at El Ranch o Merlita. Please note that all 8 of our guestrooms in both the Ranch House and Arroyo House were completely renovated before we opened 5 years ago. More 

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