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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 129 Hotels in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Los Gatos, CA
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96 reviews 96 reviews
79 hotel reviews
Reviews in 68 cities Reviews in 68 cities
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
“A Special Inn”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

The Arizona Inn is a really special place with loads of character, offering the traveler a comfortable homelike atmosphere. I have made five visits to the inn over the past five years. Each time I have enjoyed my stay and I always look forward to return.
The inn sits in the center of a nice residential neighborhood, two blocks from the university and near many restaurants and even a Whole Foods. It is a fabulous piece of property, meticulously landscaped, with loads of citrus trees, flowers and grass. It is such an oasis in Tuscon's dry landscape. The warm pool, croquet and ping pong table create a lively atmosphere.
The rooms are quiet and most offer a patio. It is such a luxury to be in a hotel and have windows and french doors open, allowing you to listen to the fountain and birds. Each room has a huge walk in closet and little coffee bar and fridge--very convenient. Some of the bathrooms are pretty small, as they were built many years ago. They are done up nicely in white tile and marble. Some even have a window. But I do find the older ones to be a bit cramped. The furniture is comfortable, but a bit dated, as many of it was custom made for the inn years ago. It is all well maintained and very clean. The bedding is fine, but I prefer a down comforter (even in Tucson--winters can be cool) and always I request extra down pillows. The rooms are very quiet. Internet is free (and now very fast). My favorite part of the room is the lovely patio.
The Inn has some great traditions such as a nightly piano player in the bar, a lovely afternoon tea and a manager's cocktail party each Thursday. Room service is quick, but I would like to see a more interesting menu. There could be more healthy options, especially for breakfast. The food at the casual bar is very good, I have not tried the main restaurant.
The staff is super friendly and helpful. There is a valet, if you like, but it is so convenient and quick to park across the street. Plus, parking is free. On my last trip I had to leave the hotel at 4AM and was not looking forward to finding my car in the dark. I was thrilled when the valet came to my room to get my bags and then went to the parking lot and found my car that I self parked the night before. He loaded all my luggage in it and had it waiting for me at the front door after I checked out. Even when the hotel is full, it never seems crowded and the staff never seems hurried or stressed.
The Arizona Inn, while not trendy or opulent, is a lovely place to stay in Tucson. It is a place I look forward to visiting each year. It offers business travelers a comfortable stay, but is great for families and friends too.

Room Tip: Having a patio is really nice.
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  • Stayed February 2013, 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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

I can't say enough about this place. Everything was amazing: location, service, amenities (all free), food, drinks, atmosphere, and more! The trip was for work, but the relaxing resort made it feel more like a vacation. If you are going to Tuscon, this is the place to stay! Did I mention I woke up every morning to birds singing... ahhh.

  • Stayed March 2013, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

The promise of privacy, quiet and sunshine lives on at the Arizona Inn. Getting ready to check out of this lovely hotel, and we could not have had a better experience. The staff is friendly and very helpful. We ate in the luxury dinning room as well as poolside. The wait staff works extremely hard to serve it's guests. Kudos to Tom, Patrick, and Andrew for a dinner to remember. The diver scallops were to die for. Highly recommend

  • Stayed February 2013, 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

For the past 40 years we have stayed several times at the Arizona Inn. Needless to say it has changed over those years, as we have. The Inn has actually maintained its beauty while I can't say the same for us. It is an oasis in the city with a nostalgic ambiance. I am not certain how the restaurant is now, when we were there a year ago it was good, however there are numerous wonderful restaurants in Tucson.
If you want to sample the 'old days' in Tucson - not the Old West, but the 1940's through 1960's this is absolutely the place for you. Locals from the neighborhood come to spend a relaxing weekend! There are few children on the times we've been there.

Room Tip: Look at the layout of the rooms online and choose the bed size and room location carefully.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Niagara Peninsula, Ontario Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This is a quiet oasis in the heart of the city. Because of the acreage, you don't realize that you are in midtown. It is an historic hotel/resort run by the Greenway family since 1930. If you love casual splendor then this Spanish/southwest style resort will appeal to you. The food in the restaurant was good quality.

  • Stayed March 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

I was invited out to Tucson to give a lecture. My wife and I figured we'd turn it into a weekend. The sponsors made arrangements at the Arizona Inn. We figured it'd be nice, but lots of places are nice. It was so much more than lots of places, so much more than nice. Unique in its style of hospitality, incredibly relaxing, breakfast hearty enough to hike for three hours in Sabino Canyon, dinner the next night combined tasty and creative dishes/superb wine/courteous service (and a great bar/lounge for a nightcap). Our room was spacious, with gas fireplace, ample sitting areas. No doubt you can find fancier palces, but few if any as special,

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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st. george, maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Where else can you find an amazing place like this? It's like being able to turn the clock back to genteel living, perfect service, exquisite grounds. Afternoon tea -- yes, sandwiches with the crusts cut off -- is a luxurious treat; breakfasts are ample and delicious. The rooms are large and lovely. No, the bathrooms are not large, but it's a small price to pay for the overall experience of being the guests in an extremely well-run country estate.

Room Tip: Make sure you have a private patio out back, rather than a porch in front, for the most privacy.
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  • Stayed January 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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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 Luxury Hotel in Tucson
#5 Romantic Hotel in Tucson
#12 Family Hotel in Tucson
#15 Business Hotel in Tucson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Arizona Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 95
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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