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The Big Blue House Tucson Boutique inn

144 E. University Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85705
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I came to Tucson for work, and I was delighted by my stay here! This place is just too adorable for words. The rooms are all so unique. The owners are very kind. The soap/shampoo/conditioner/lotion in the bathroom were organic (do you even get how awesome that is!?), there is a constant supply of RO water (Reverse Osmosis Water!!), Netflix,... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed the night here and found the room amazing! We walked to 4th for dinner and shopping and even got back in time to enjoy a thunderstorm on the porch. We made a great new friend named Lazzlo a cute little gray cat who hung out for the storm. Breakfast in the morning was great and coffee was even... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an incredibly enjoyable and informative stay. The Big Blue Inn is a comfortable and gracious oasis. in the heart of Tucson. Our host(s) were fun and attentive to our stay. The room "Hemingway" was nicely appointed and decorated. Our breakfast room was spotless and comfortable. Owner Lea was a great conversationalist and wonderful cook. My wife experienced some... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our room was just lovely and even had a small kitchen area and private bath and TV. The property is unique and well maintained with pretty greenery. The wrap around porch is really nice to sit out on at night. The area was quiet (a positive) but near popular restaurants and shopping. Owners Lea and Ken could not have been... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place has got a sense of calmness. I'm a construction specialist and love the stained glass and brass door knobs. The paint schemes are fresh and uplifting. Bathroom was fully stocked with plenty of towels, soaps and lotions. Kitchen also fully stocked, dishes, paper towels and pans. When you come here don't forget to try one of many restaurant's... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a great time! This place is close to Downtown so you can walk everywhere. We had a nice clean room and great breakfast.The owners where nice people talk to and all the other guest seemed to be enjoying themselves as well. This place is a great place to get away to for a couple of days.

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Sedona, Arizona
3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I had booked the Art Deco room in the Big Blue House, which looked really good on the pictures. When we arrived we were given a different room on the first floor, because of the heat in the second floor. While it was considerate, we were also disappointed. Nobody had notified or asked us beforehand and we... More 

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

Very sorry! We had no ideas you were disapointed with the upgraded room. Most folks love the Hemingway suite. Especially since we offered you a choice when you arrived. Please contact us and we will try and make things right. More 

Lake Tahoe (Nevada), Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lea was very welcoming My room was wonderful and decorated very nicely. The bed was very comfortable which is critical to me.The overall house was so nice to just hang out in. The temperatures outside were too hot to enjoy the wrap around deck. Finally the breakfast! Buckwheat pancakes with fresh berry sauce with a big bowl of fruit. I... More 

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

Thank you so much. We really enjoyed your stay with us. The berry compote is indeed special. More 

Morpeth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Initially seemed wonderful but not all it seems.Stayed for 2 days.Downstairs room is quite nice but had to make our own bed on second day.Towels were not changed during our stay and so were very wet most of the time.Asked for early breakfast on second day as had early flight- big mistake as was late and Lea obviously not happy... More 

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

The Big Blue House Inn prides itself on our environmental and conservation efforts. An inexperienced SW traveler may not be aware we are in a serious drought here in Arizona. Our guest information pamphlet in the room offers our guest the option of requesting fresh towels daily... OR hanging the towels to dry for every-other-day service. Also, like most hotels,... More 

Cleveland, Ohio
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The Big Blue House is indeed big and blue. Located within easy access to downtown, the university and everything happening on 4th street, The Big Blue House is a terrific bargain. The grounds are beautiful with outdoor areas to relax and watch the world go by. My room was clean and neat with everything that I required. Breakfast is flexible... More 

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

Thanks for the nice compliments. Actually, we enjoy being flexible about breakfast. New ideas and special dietary request are welcome. More 

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