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The Big Blue House Tucson Boutique inn

144 E. University Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85705
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Ranked #24 of 52 Tucson B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014
David R New Hampshire
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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New Hampshire
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Lea and Ken are doing a great job keeping this landmark afloat. With the help of Laszlo the cat! We spent two night here while on a long weekend in the area and enjoyed the ambience and the history. The morning we left a water main in the cellar broke so we went without showers but got a reduced rate... More

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Scottsdale, AZ
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

This was our first time at the Big Blue House. We stayed upstairs, in the two room suite with two of our teenage daughters. The rooms were of ample size, comfortable and very clean. The bathroom is small, but that is part of staying in a historic home. The suite was private and quiet. The house itself is a Tucson... More

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Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

This was our second visit last week for 2 nights at this B&B. We stayed in the same room #5 as last year. We enjoyed our visit just as much this year as last year! The breakfast was excellent each morning. We enjoyed conversations with Leah and Ken the owners as well as other guest from Washington state. We plan... More

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Albuquerque
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87 reviews 87 reviews
29 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

We stayed here two nights. After considering restaurant suggestions as well as an option to get sandwiches at the Time Market, we decided to do the latter as the old-fashioned front porch was so inviting. The fall evenings were the perfect temperature to relax with a bottle of wine and watch bicyclists and walkers go by. After a good night's... More

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Spokane Valley, Washington
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88 reviews 88 reviews
36 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Sometimes you want so badly to write a glowing review, especially when you get a chance to visit with the charming people that run the B&B, but in all fairness I have to report OUR experiences as they happened and not as I wished they would have been. First of all, let me focus on the wonderful things about this... More

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WestU, Owner at The Big Blue House Tucson Boutique inn, responded to this review

Your review has caused us to take a good look at that particular room and take action to correct several items that needed attention. It is reviews like this that are the most valuable to us as they prevent making similar mistakes. Please accept our apology in the form of a free nights stay to allow do it right.... Just... More

Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Warning to potenial guests, this B & B is located very close to freight railroad tracks. All night long we heard the train whistle. Trains pass through about every 45 minutes all through the night. The owner offered us one of the interior rooms saying this would be more quiet and we would not hear the train but we found... More

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WestU, Owner at The Big Blue House Tucson Boutique inn, responded to this review

The Big Blue House Inn is located in a beautiful walking neighborhood just six blocks from Tucson's beautiful new Historic Train Station and Museum as well as Hotel Congress and Fox theater. Many folks appreciate the proximity to Downtown Tucson and it's historic district. There is no freight yard, just a cute little historic train station. Every step and phase... More

Phoenix, Arizona, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

I recently went there to unwind the week of my birthday, and had such a wonderful, relaxing time. I loved my room which was decorated beautifully and included a kitchenette and huge comfy bed. I spent lots of time talking with Leah the owner, who was inviting, fun and helpful. The room had it's own private bath as well. I... More

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

After staying a weekend, I would highly recommend this B&B to anyone. Unique, well equipped room, favorite part being the beautiful shower. We felt centrally located to all the sights that were on our list. And to finish off each night with a glass of wine on the amazing porch, simply relaxing.

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chandler
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Recently, my husband and I enjoyed a night at this uniquely special B & B, which is a short drive from downtown and a short walk away from the cultural and university districts. We stayed in a charming suite dedicated to creating the ambiance Ernest Hemingway might have enjoyed during his European travels. The room was spacious and cozy with... More

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Carefree, Arizona
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

We spent a wonderful weekend at the Bib Blue House just sitting and lying around the charming, well equipped room. The Breakfasts were excellent, the best we've ever eaten at a B&B. The Hostess was definitely the most cordial, interesting and articulate we've ever met. The Big Blue House is located a 3 minute walk from the University District with... More

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Address: 144 E. University Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85705
Location: United States > Arizona > Tucson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A beautiful Victorian Queen Anne built in 1899 and lovingly restored and remodeled into Tucson's most progressive eco-friendly boutique inn. Each private suite is unique with vintage furnishing. Eco friendly features such as a RO filtered water dispenser in your own in-suite kitchen.Perfectly located on the "University Bike Boulevard" a short walk to UofA and only 2 blocks "The cultural Center of Tucson" Historic Fourth Avenue... Check out our new University area streetcar! ... more   less 
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