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Lodge on the Desert

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   306 North Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711-2855
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Ranked #14 of 127 hotels in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012
40plussomething Johnson, NE
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Johnson, NE
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

My husband and I spent three nights at the Lodge and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. I'm very particular about hotel rooms and was very satisfied! Our deluxe king room was clean, large and nicely decorated. The fireplace, sliding patio door and ceiling fan were extra nice touches. The bathroom was even large with a double sink and double shower. ...... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

We've stayed here a couple of times. The first time we had one of the newer rooms with a larger bathroom and this time we had a older room that needed a lot of work. No fridge, no safe in room, no Internet and a very small bathroom with zero counter space. We will stay there again but will request... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

I stayed at this quaint Inn last week in Tucson. It's hard to not enjoy its charm, from the well manicured grounds to the individual feeling of the "rooms." Don't expect your WI-FI to work in your room and allow 10-15 minutes for hot water to reach your bathroom (seriously!), but the staff is very friendly, the little restaurant nice,... More

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Frank R, General Manager at Lodge on the Desert, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our hotel. We sincerely appreciate the kind comments. I would assume you stayed in our historical section which we fully admit we are having difficulties with our WiFi service. The thickness of the adobe walls are causing us some problems. We have identified the solution and will be completing this improvement soon. The majority... More

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73 reviews 73 reviews
29 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

I visit Tucson once a year for the Mineral and Fossil Show and have always stayed in the central hotels where the shows are based - and never enjoyed the experience. I found this hotel on the Internet and tried it out this year. I was very pleasantly surprised and will certainly use the hotel the next time I travel... More

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scottsdale, az
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

We made our reservation via Expedia and when we arrived there was no record of our reservation in the system. We thought we would be turned away but the staff went above and beyond, finding us a room for the night. It was a spacious room with a beautiful view of the mountains and a fireplace. The property is situated... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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103 reviews 103 reviews
27 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

The Lodge on the Desert is a beautiful little hotel. The rooms are individual – as if they were separate from other rooms – but they aren’t really. The grounds consist of several buildings with 4 to 6 rooms per building. The staff was most helpful and gracious, the wait staff in the restaurant was equally friendly. We didn’t make... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
33 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

We had a suite in the one of the newer blocks and we were not disappointed. Both the bedroom and living area were huge and well equipped and there was also a balcony. The hotel, rooms and grounds were spotlessly clean. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and nothing was too much trouble. On one occasion we asked Aleisha... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

We were very impressed with The Lodge on the Desert hotel accommodations. The room was very spacious and featured a charming corner gas fireplace. We were upgraded to a jacquzzi room at no extra charge. I used the tub to soak my aching muscles after one of our great Tucson hikes! We appreciated the super-large flat screen TV, as well.... More

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Tucson, Arizona
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

Our stay at the Lodge exceeded our expectations. Excellent service and very clean grounds. The rooms are beautifully updated with fireplaces and jacuzzi tubs. Flat screen TVs and wifi in every location. I highly recommend eating at the restaurant. Our meal was delicious, the steak and lobster ravioli was to die for! Next time your in Tucson, I highly suggest... More

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

I was so amazed by this lodge. Very elegant and clean. The staff were polite and helpful. I was sad to leave I must say because I enjoyed my self so much. I am returning very soon after the Gem Show and plan to stay longer. Also, the restaurant was delicous . . . . . it was a great... More

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Address: 306 North Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711-2855
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Location: United States > Arizona > Tucson
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lodge on the Desert 3.5*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#6 Romantic Hotel in Tucson #6 Spa Hotel in Tucson #11 Business Hotel in Tucson #11 Family Hotel in Tucson
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This 103-room boutique hotel is situated on five acres in mid-town Tucson, AZ and appeals to leisure and business travelers alike. Plus with event spaces for up to 175 guests, Lodge on the Desert is popular for small to mid-size meetings and intimate social gatherings. An Arizona landmark and Tucson tradition renowned for its intimate residential setting and genial hospitality, here guests discover pathways meandering among regal palms, native cacti and manicured lawns wrapped in ribbons of seasonal flowers. Charming hacienda-style accommodations afford guests a sanctuary in which to retreat and relax. It is truly Tucson's urban oasis. And considered by many to be the Old Pueblo's mid-town masterpiece. ... more   less 
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