I stayed at this property for 3 days in January 2014 and found it to be very satisfactory. Like all Embassy Suites it does cater to the business traveler...but that is okay...at least you can be sure that the room is clean(ed) everyday, the breakfast is excellent(sitdown), and the people are friendly. There is no flora to speak of on the problem as it appears to be in a shopping center. It is surrounded by some higher end chain restaurants as well as some good privately owned ones all mostly located in the El Encantado shopping center, a high end(and pretentious) strip mall. So no, you don't get the Tucson cactus ranch or spa treatment here but you do get a nice place to stay that is affordable and if you know Tucson the best parts of Tucson(Saguaro West and East, Mt Lemmon, Sabino Canyon, Tohono Chul, Casas Adobes, Oro Valley, etc) are just a few miles away. It is a Hilton property so if you don't like contributing to Paris' lifetstyle then you might want to avoid the place.