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Lodge on the Desert

#17 of 129 Hotels in Tucson
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306 North Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711-2855
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

This hotel was easy enough to find. It is a completely walled property with security cameras at the entrance for security conscious guests. Very nice facility with winding sidewalks that connect the buildings. The beautiful grassy areas were a pleasure to see. The outdoor pool area is very pretty. The rooms all seem to have exterior doors. Clean, quiet, cozy,... More 

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East Bergholt, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013 via mobile

We have just spent two nights here and have to say it really is a lovely place. Rooms are lovely with all you need - bathrobes/safe etc.Real comfy beds too! We did not use the restaurant for dinner but for two breakfasts. We found the staff to be slightly lacking. A few requests we had were not met although guaranteed... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Though we own a condo in Tucson, it is not ready for human habitation, so we decided to try the Lodge on the Desert on what happened to be Valentine's Day....well, it was booked but after about two minutes, the night staff person saw we were tired and disheartened and said, "Well, we have a tiny, old room but it... More 

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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Quaint adobe lodge surrounded by succulents, cactus, mesquite trees and large palms. Very quiet! Pool and jacuzzi with pleasant seating: both during the day and in the evening. Staff were very helpful. Food at the restaurant was very good with nice outdoor dining. I would stay here again. I recommend staying here to my family and friends.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

TripAdvisor reviews weighed heavily on my choice of this hotel. Excellent customer service on the phone sealed the deal. This is a really nice place to stay that has a lot of interesting features. It's surrounded by tall walls with a Spanish/southwest design to the property layout. Likewise, the room I stayed in was decorated in a beautiful Spanish decor.... More 

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Bolton, CT, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

This is a reasonably priced, surprisingly charming property. Once within the adobe walls surrounding it, one can forget the dry dusty strip-mall land that central Tucson.seems to be. The adobe architecture is pleasant and the grounds are beautifully landscaped with a lovely small pool (with both sun and shade for those sensitive to the sun). Friendly attentive staff. Nice restaurant.... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We were greated quickly and warmly upon arrival. We were able to check into our room a little early.We stayed in one of the newer rooms. It was so comfortable and we wished the weather had been a little cooler so we could have taken advantage of the electric fireplace. Charming.

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Sedona, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

What an awesome surprise lovely hotel. Gracious hosts in the front and staff all around the grounds, beautiful small pool, fabulous restaurant in the hotel, beautiful landscaping with old mature cactus in bloom. We had a great time and look forward to returning.

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Phoenix
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Traveling with another couple, we had an ambitious itinerary to see Kartchner Caverns and visit some wineries and we wanted to do it over a short weekend with just one night in Tucson. I found Lodge on the Desert on hotel.com. I was looking for something centrally located with some SW charm rather than a modern hotel. The reviews and... More 

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Port Huron, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

We loved our visit to the Lodge on the Desert. The staff was tremendously helpful and made us feel extremely welcome. Our room was spotless and very comfortable and spacious. The dining room cuisine is incredible. We ate dinner there both nights and had the same entrees each night because they were so delicious. Next time we are in Tucson... More 

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