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Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   5501 N. Hacienda Del Sol Rd., Tucson, AZ 85718   |  
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California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Some good, some bad, a bit pricey.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012 via mobile

We came in for a family weekend and booked a Hacienda King Bed Deluxe for $309 plus tax per night for two nights. Also reserved table at The Grill. We had to sign an addendum that we would not smoke.The first night we got room 5. It smelled a bit like the last guests smoked. Not terrible but..... unfortunately the air conditioner blew right onto the bed all night so we alternated between sweating and freezing and the a/c compressor turned on and off all night loudly. That was bad. Like an old 60's style motel. Jennifer was at the desk and couldn't move us until the next day. She was very gracious and put us next door in Room 4. An upgrade to a suite without charging more. That room was perfect and comfortable. The staff is gracious and attentive. The rooms were clean and well decorated and its a beautiful desert location. I'll review the Grill separately but suffice to say the Grill was not that great but we went to the Patio the next night and sat outside to hear music and eat and that was really great!

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BrianBattaglia, Front Office Manager at Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Thank you for your recent stay with us. We appreciate taking the time to share your experiences. My apologies that your room was not up to the highest standards of smelling clean and fresh, whether the previous guest smoked or not it is our responsability to get the room back in proper order for your arrival. Given the age of our buildings the AC units were once in vogue, however this does not change the fact your were unable to find a comfort level both in temperature and noise level. I am glad we were able to take care of a complimentary upgrade to the Suite, great to hear this room worked much better for you. Thank you also for your review of the Grill, their management will also read and take your thoughts to heart. Safe travels back to California. Regards
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Nicely decorated, beautiful landscaping, wonderful views the mountains and Tucson. The food is great and the service helpful without being intrusive. We were checking out the location, prior to a wedding. Confirmed the decision that this will be a lovely spot for all of the guests.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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BrianBattaglia, Front Office Manager at Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort, responded to this review, November 2, 2012
Congratualtions on the impending wedding, we look forward to hosting this special occasion for you and your family. Thank you for coming to stay with us for a preview and for taking the time to write about your experience. I hope the decor, views and lanscaping you enjoyed will help provide the perfect ambience for a magical wedding weekend. If there is anything we can do to make your family and guests stays better please contact me anytime. Regards and see you soon
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Toronto
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights in September and completely enjoyed everything about this lovely place. The service is second to none. Everything is scrupulously clean and the whole property is beautifully maintained. I loved looking out our window into the gardens. The historic photos on the hall way walls were a wonderful touch. The staff is incredibly polite and helpful and you always had the feeling that they were pleased to be of assistance.
The food is simply delicious from the breakfasts to the patio for dinner.
I didn't want to leave. We will definitely return on our next Arizona holiday.

  • Stayed September 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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BrianBattaglia, Front Office Manager at Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort, responded to this review, October 24, 2012
Thank you for staying with us on part of your holiday from Canada. We are appreciate the time taken to share thoughts on your visit. Our staff always aims to please with a postive attitude and it is good to know that you felt this and your needs were met and exceeded. Great to hear you enjoyed some southwest flavor with the cactus gardens and our displays of the unique history we are proud to be a part of. Thank you for staying in and dining with us in each restaurant, we tried a new breakfast program this year and the feedback has been great. We look forward to hosting part of your holiday next year and If i can be of assistance with your room or trip planning please contact me anytime. Regards
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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39 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

We found this place in a guide book and were initially staying a couple of days but loved it so much that we extended our stay to five nights. Although this required a change of rooms the disruption was worth it as the hacienda is so stunningly beautiful with views over the mountains and Tuscon and the most glorious grounds. The restaurant is excellent for formal dining but we had a hot dog lunch one day and it has got to be the finest hot dog I have ever eaten!!! ( never thought I would write a review on a hot dog). Both rooms were spacious, clean and comfortable but it is the overall atmosphere of the Hacienda and its history that makes this place.

  • Stayed November 2011, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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BrianBattaglia, Front Office Manager at Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort, responded to this review, October 24, 2012
Thank you for your visit from the UK. I am glad the guide book steered you in the right direction. There probably isnt a better testament to our efforts here than when guests like yourself decide they cant possibly leave and enjoy extended nights with us. I hope we did our best to keep you in the same room since moving can be a chore when your settled in. I am glad you were happy with both rooms and the disruption was minimal. I was not aware we served hot dogs but I must now go try the " finest hot dog" based on your recommendation. I hope to see you on next years holiday and safe continued travels back home. Regards
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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

We stayed there for four nights in early October and really enjoyed everything. The grounds are beautiful, full of flowers, cactus and sculpture of all sizes and shapes are found all over. The staff was very friendly and accomodating. The food was great too - everything we ate was very good. And the rates are incredibly low for something so nice. I liked looking at all of the old photos and memorabilia about the property throughout its history. Would love to come back sometime!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BrianBattaglia, Front Office Manager at Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort, responded to this review, October 24, 2012
Thank yor for spending 4 nights with us recently. I appreciate you sharing your thoughts on your stay. We take great pride in our grounds and I am so glad you enjoyed the variety of natural and man made beauty we are blessed with. Many of the sculptures and decorations are created by one of our owners here and they fit nicely in with the natural landscapes. It is great to know that we are providing value with the rates you were offered, we always hope we can offer something unique for eveyones price range. I will pass along your dining thoughts to our new chef and we just introduced a new menu Id love to have you try on your next visit. Regards
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La Jolla, Ca.
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Loved the place, loved the staff, had a fabulous casita on the edge of the property, well outfitted, huge, could have lived there!
Probably the nicest people ever encountered on a trip work there, what a delight!
The grounds are beautiful, old growth gardens.
The bed was very comfortable although a tad saggy in the middle.
For a Historical Landmark the resort is in wonderful condition.We also enjoyed a elegant dinner at the Grill, the formal dining room of the hotel. The waiters were very professional, and nice.
Will be my destination again when back in Tucson.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BrianBattaglia, Front Office Manager at Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort, responded to this review, October 24, 2012
Thank you for visiting from the San Diego area and for taking the time to write a review of your experiences. My apologies for the sagging issue in your mattress, we just replaced all of our queen mattresses and will be working on the same for the kings to make your next stay more comfortable. I am very happy that you found the Casita, grounds and staff to be of uttmost quality and I am thrilled to pass along to the staff your more than kind comments. Look forward to seeing you on your next business trip. Regards
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Phoenix,AZ
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75 reviews 75 reviews
52 hotel reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

The setting of this hotel is so close to The majestic Santa Catalina Mountains that you feel as though you are not really near any major city. The gated mission style entrance is where you go to check in to the lobby, on the way is a tranquil garden. The grounds of The Hacienda are just beautiful. From 1930 to 1941 the property was a college prep. for 28 girls.
In 1948 the property was opened as a guest ranch.
There are only 30 rooms available. If you are not able or don't want to climb stairs beware of rooms 29-32, as these require stair climbing.(these are the historic rooms) The pool and hot tub also require stair climbing, but they are open 24hrs.
We had a deluxe hacienda room, which had two queen beds(although they felt smaller). The room had a great private patio with a table and chairs. The room itself was very spacious. The bathroom shower was bigger than ours at home, really nice.(no tub in room 2) Complimentary bottled water is in the refrigerator below the TV in a cabinet. The in room coffee was not very tasty.
We utilized the complimentary in room wireless internet with no problem. There is also a public computer for guest use in the library area, if you don't bring your own laptop/tablet,etc.
The Terraza patio/bar was great for Happy Hour(M-F from 3pm to 7pm). We also enjoyed The Grill for breakfast and dinner.(winner of the 4 Diamond Award)
Some of the rooms are difficult to find from the parking lot, the signage is shown once and then you loose it. Moore signs pointing the way would be great or go find your room without luggage first.
If I am in the Tucson area again, I will not hesitate to stay here again. Very relaxing atmosphere.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BrianBattaglia, Front Office Manager at Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort, responded to this review, October 11, 2012
Thank you for venturing down south to come stay with us and providing an in depth review of your stay and our property. Great tip on our upstairs courtyard rooms, we try and always inquire if stairs would be an issue for any guest booking a room up there. On your next visit I hope we can show you the second stairless way to get to our pool and hot tub facilities. I am glad you found the intenet access to be problem free, we have been working to increase the access around the property after finding some weak spots.
Thank you for taking the time to enjoy both of our restaurant options, our newly extended Happy Hour seems to be popular and the new to 2012 breakfast set up in the Grill has been a very pleasent addition. I appreciate your thoughts on the parking singage, we have always wrestled with adding more without taking away more of the landscape but I will address this with our management team. We hope to see you again for another relaxing stay. Regards
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Address: 5501 N. Hacienda Del Sol Rd., Tucson, AZ 85718
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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 ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Tucson
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Tucson
#2 Spa Hotel in Tucson
#2 Family Hotel in Tucson
#8 Business Hotel in Tucson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience resort luxury with authentic, southwestern ambiance in Tucson, Arizona. Discover the romantic and vintage style of Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort. Rich in Tucson history, the resort resides in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains on 34 acres of natural desert landscape. Botanical gardens envelop the resort’s private casitas, guest rooms and suites. Authentic adobe structures and hand-carved, wood-beamed ceilings circa 1929 are just a few of the preserved details amidst modern day amenities. ... more   less 
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