My first visit to the Sam Hughes Inn was in February (2006). I did lots of research on the internet before making a reservation and can truly say I was thrilled from the first moment I walked in the door. My room, the Pima, was gorgeous with hardwood floors and an extremely comfortable bed.
I sat outside in the garden reading for an hour that first afternoon listening to the sounds of birds and the fountain and wishing I could stay for a week. Not being a “morning person” and rarely getting up for breakfast even when staying at bed & breakfasts in the past, something motivated me to get up early and be there for breakfast. I wasn’t disappointed. I have never enjoyed breakfast more than that first morning at the Sam Hughes Inn.
Susan Banner is a superb cook and has a dining room and the presentation that make you want to linger over breakfast. That first morning I was almost late for the tour I was supposed to take. I gave up the idea of lunch that day and didn’t even think of eating again until dinner.
When I found out I had to be back again in April and that I had told everyone in the group I was with what a wonderful place I was staying at, I was afraid to wait until I got back home to call Susan and ask her if I could stay again in April. After my second visit last weekend and no more trips scheduled, I am now motivated to find a new excuse to visit Tucson again soon. It was so much fun getting to know Susan and the other guests that by the time I was ready to head home again, it felt like I was leaving friends. Sam Hughes Inn has personality like its owner and makes you want to come back often.
Sam Hughes I
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sam Hughes Inn is a 1930's California Spanish styled bed and breakfast with red tiled roof, original oak floors and Art Deco architectural details, located in the residential Sam Hughes Historic District next to the University of Arizona. Lush mature foliage surrounds house and walled fountain garden. Walk to campus, bus, restaurants & University Medical Center. Only minutes by car to local attractions, downtown & airport. Four bedrooms/four baths with high speed wireless internet throughout. ... more less