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Arizona Inn
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2200 E Elm Street, Tucson, AZ 85719   |  
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Ranked #7 of 127 hotels in Tucson
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“Elegance & Charm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

We have stayed at the Arizona Inn twice now in conjunction with our son attending the U of Arizona. Both the accommodations and the staff are top notch, but without the stuffiness you sometimes get in a luxury setting.
We love the feeling of being in an "Old World" hacienda that has all the modern conveniences of the 21st century.
Its proximity to the University is great too!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Prescott, Arizona
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

The Arizona Inn is a throw back to the way inns used to be. It's all class. Beautifully maintained and landscaped it is a feast for sore eyes. It's small and comfortable with room to wander. Tennis, ping-pong, croquet and a large swimming pool. Try the summer rates. It can't be beat. If you want to get away for a romantic couple of nights this is the place.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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cheris
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

We stayed for 4 days last week - truly enjoyed the experience. The casitas are very comfortable - they are quite large and spacious. The pool area is very peaceful and lovely - we started each morning with breakfast by the pool and it was just delicious. We then spent a few hours lounging and swimming in the pool with ice water with lemon continually refilled by the staff - there are both sunny and shady spots available. Staff is mainly U of A students and they are very friendly and accommodating. We enjoyed strolling the grounds, played a little ping pong - enjoyed a complimentary,nightly sundae bar by the pool.

Other available amenities were croquet, tennis and badminton - it was off-season so it was wonderfully peaceful and relaxing.

We received a copy of a book outlining the history of the inn and it really added to my enjoyment of our surroundings. The Inn is located very close the the University in a residential neighborhood - we enjoyed morning walks on the streets surrounding the Inn - many of the houses are unique and beautifully cared for. 2 bottles of water everyday are supplied in your room

Parking is a breeze - just pull into the lot across the street and walk in the front door - so nice and convenient - no extra fees for parking, resorts fees, water, etc.

If you are interested in old Tucson and staying in a historic, upscale area - this place is not to be missed.

A few things to keep in mind: The rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated some with furnishings dating back many years - they are clean and comfortable but keep in mind - the bathrooms are large but very old style - as long as you are comfortable with that style it is worth the experience.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

We booked the breakfast package as a weekend getaway. On check-in, we were upgraded to deluxe without even asking. The room was spacious with a private patio. Very relaxing. Free ice cream at poolside. Chilled out on a lounge chair listening to the birds. Wonderful, friendly staff. Breakfast was very good.
Only con: don't eat dinner there. Nothing special in taste and very expensive. My appetizer asparagus salad consisted of 4 skinny asparagus about 3" long, a dab of sauce, and a pinch of greens for $10! My dinner companions all had dinner salads. Plus 4 desserts, no drinks, including tax and tip, the bill came to $150.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Phoenix, Arizona
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

A visit to the Arizona Inn lets you totally step off the world for a brief time. To say it another way, it is a resort that is at once refined and relaxed, and anticipates the visitor’s every need. When is the last time you were greeted with “Oh you are sooo lucky to get to spend more time with us,” when you told the housekeeper you had a late check-out? I have travelled 150 thousand miles a year in some of my positions, and I have never had a housekeeper who was inconvenienced by my timing graciously tell me she was happy for my good fortune to stay a bit longer in her world.
My husband’s career also involves a lot of travel, and so many of the comfort details of our room resonated with both of us. He noticed the Grohe fixtures as soon as he stepped into the shower…they are luxurious, and deliver a spa-quality shower. The refrigerator is big enough to hold all the cold drinks we keep on hand in the Arizona, and the coffee bar is not in the bathroom…definitely a big plus. One of the nicest features of the suites is the roomy walk-in closets to hold all your travel and business gear out of sight, allowing you to enjoy the peacefulness of the individually appointed living spaces. The adjustable lighting for is cleverly adaptable for both reading and relaxing.
And then there was dinner. It was a bit late for a large meal, so we opted for the casual Audubon Bar. As we stepped into the vintage room, Bill sighed with a big grin, “You had me at Piano Bar.” Experienced wait staff presented a menu with a large enough selection to be interesting to a variety of palates but not overwhelming. Drinks were reasonable, service was flawless.
The property covers 14 secluded acres, so it is easy to forget you are in the heart of one of the Southwest’s major cities. The pool is a secluded enclave, a far cry from the noisy, brash splash parks in so many resorts. The rooms have restful outdoor patios for reading and enjoying an evening breeze, and the indoor and outdoor common spaces are truly representative of the finest in high desert living. When you retire for the evening, the walls in the rooms, by design, are two bricks thick, keeping the rooms a pleasant temperature, and blissfully quiet.
I have travelled the world, worked, entertained and dined with internationally known statesmen and women. I am a proud three-generation Arizonan, and of all the resorts in the Southwest, I would recommend the Arizona Inn over any other Resort. It provides the rare opportunity to step a bit back in time, relax to your bones, feel pampered and appreciated, and soak up Arizona living at its best.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a courtyard. They are all wonderful and the outdoor privacy is wonderful.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Curacao
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36 hotel reviews
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012 via mobile

Great place given price/location/value trade offs. Uncrossed . Great food. Impeccable service. Rooms were okay. Grounds were kept up well, and I truly felt a sense of Arizona history. I do not generally care for older American hotels. This was def an exception. If you want relax, eat great food, and have five star service - arizona inn is your place.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hoylake, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

There are so many pluses to this place. 1. Location: in town with plenty of parking but with the air of a country club. 2. Service: you are made to feel part of an exclusive and privileged community, it's like curling up in a squashy sofa - very relaxed.
3. Amenities: the casita -type accommodations feel homey and are equipped with iron, coffee-maker, refrigerator, easy chair, desk and chair, very comfortable bed, TV, robes, walk-in wardrobe. Outside tennis, volleyball, croquet are offered but not to be missed is breakfast by the pool and afternoon ice cream there offered through the evening. I enjoyed a swim and the well-equipped showers with sauna. The bar and patio are a great place to relax and the food is well-prepared. The dining room is airy and more formal but you will be well looked after here. This is old-fashioned in every good way. A gem.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Address: 2200 E Elm Street, Tucson, AZ 85719
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Location: United States > Arizona > Tucson
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Tucson
#3 Luxury Hotel in Tucson
#3 Romantic Hotel in Tucson
#7 Top resorts Hotel in Tucson
#20 Business Hotel in Tucson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Arizona Inn 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Privacy, quiet & sunshine. The Arizona Inn is an historic, boutique, resort hotel spread over 14 acres of gardens, fountains, flowers and lawns in the heart of mid-town Tucson, Arizona. ... more   less 
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