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“Very nice, comfortable suite ..” 4 of 5 stars
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Lodge at Ventana Canyon
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   6200 North Clubhouse Lane, Tucson, AZ 85750   |  
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Ranked #49 of 127 hotels in Tucson
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Very nice, comfortable suite ..”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Yes, this place could use some updating, however we felt the value was very good. Nice suite - kitchen, dining, living area and one bedroom with 2 queen beds. Nothing fancy, but our main objective is birdwatching so we are out on the trails, not in the room. The beds were comfortable, the bathroom very spacious and nice. We were on the first floor with a patio tucked away at the edge of the golf course. Some scrub-like shrubbery was in close view so we were able to check out some cool bird species from the patio. We ordered room service one night and ate in the bar/grill area the other - excellent meals both times. Service was friendly and prompt, room was clean and well-appointed. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

We booked the Lodge via a bid on Priceline but were pleased to get a four-star, five-dollar sign place. As I typically do when traveling with a child (given Priceline's default reservation for two adults), I called the Lodge within ten days of the reservation (and this more than 10 weeks before the reservation) to make sure we'd have a room with two beds. No problem, I was assured. They looked up my reservation and said we had a Loft Suite with two levels and three beds. All set. Except that . . . when we arrived, no such thing was available. They seemed surprised we were a party of three as only a room with one king bed was available. So our son slept on the hide-a-bed sofa for our stay. Not great. The suite itself was large but tired and smelled a bit stale. I counted over 20 spots on the walls where plaster had chipped away (fist-sized spots) but that had not been repaired but only re-painted. The plaster over the outside of our door was so badly decayed you could see the metal strip from the drywall panel. The interior of the elevator looked to have been designed by the same guy who did the set for the Mike Douglas Show in the 70's. This place is tired and did not do right by us.

Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Decorah, Iowa
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212 reviews 212 reviews
50 hotel reviews
Reviews in 79 cities Reviews in 79 cities
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

The chef at the lodge does a beautiful job....we were at a banquet there and thoroughly enjoyed the food....well prepared, nicely served and in a lovely setting. This is a great venue for meetings or, this case, an alumni event for the institution we worked for before retirement.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wichita, Kansas, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We had a 4 night stay that didn't start well. Fire alarm in our room went off about bedtime so we called we called for help. Maintenance showed up but really didn't know much more about it than I did and didn't speak very good English. As you might have guess it went off again so they let us sleep in different room the first night. A pain but workable. Next day maintenance replaces both fire alarms. The setting of the lodge is nice but it is way over due for some updating. I agree with other review on this subject. There is a resort fee of $24 a night and they add 20% to every meal tab which tells me they need the money to stay afloat. We go to Tucson every February and I'm guessing we won't be back to Lodge until we here some positive feedback about updating, etc.

Room Tip: Good view of valley on south side and good view of the mountain on the north side.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Denver, Colorado
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

I did a bid on Priceline and this is where they put me. I was blown away by the service, everyone was extremely nice/helpful everywhere we turned. You can tell the rooms are a bit older but they were still in fine condition, couldn't hear the neighbors and they were HUGE. We were in town to rock climb and mountain bike and it made for a great launch point. Didn't golf, but the course looked amazing.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Newport Beach, California
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

I had two rooms for a total of 6 nights.
My experience at the Lodge was disappointing as my early golf tee time was rained out along with 40 degree temps. The golf shop offered to reschedule, but we were unable to do so on this trip. Even though no one else was on the course, the resort would not refund any portion of the green fees. The Lodge could have gained a life time customer and brand advocate had they handled this situation better. While the golf course is great, guess I'll go back to Lowe's and play the course through their pro shop.
While this is a golf activity review, it reflects on my overall opinion of the resort.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kansas City USA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

This property is beautiful ...entertaining golf courses, landscaping, etc. The Lodge is due for some updating. We had a huge suite with small kitchen. Very comfortable but a bit dated. Plumbing fixtures, lamps needed replacement. Bedding was ok ish. We ate breakfast most mornings in the restaurant ...very good.
There was a $24 per day resort fee added to our agreed upon room rate. I really do not like that!!!! Way too much for this level of hotel, too.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 6200 North Clubhouse Lane, Tucson, AZ 85750
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Location: United States > Arizona > Tucson
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Luxury Hotel in Tucson
#10 Top resorts Hotel in Tucson
#12 Spa Hotel in Tucson
#27 Romantic Hotel in Tucson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Lodge at Ventana Canyon 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Against the dramatic backdrop of the Santa Catalina Mountains, stately ancient saguaros lift their arms to the sky, a myriad of fascinating wildlife scurries about the Sonoran desert landscape and all is right with the world. Nestled in this pristine setting is the perfect vacation destination, the Lodge at Ventana Canyon, with 50 cozy one or two bedroom guest suites. We invite you to make the Lodge your home away from home. ... more   less 
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