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The Inns at El Rancho Merlita

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1924 N. Corte El Rancho Merlita, Tucson, AZ 85715
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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58 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every once in awhile on my travels I come across a place so amazing that I am reluctant to share because I want to keep the secret for myself. The Inns at El Rancho Merlita is one of those places. It is perfect in every way. The rooms are clean, cozy, well appointed and the breakfast is amazing with no... More 

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Casa Grande, Arizona
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122 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

We have stayed he numerous times and always leave saying "Isn't this place Special" This time stayed in Merle Norman suite, this bed and breakfast used to be her private ranch. The suite was extra special, jacuzzi tub, steam multi head shower. Fantastic King bed. Has a private patio. If I could find a complaint, it was that the TV... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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76 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

My husband and I stayed here a few weeks ago and were overwhelmed by this lovely property. Everything was perfect and we felt right at home in this large, beautifully decorated ranch home with many private spaces. We stayed in the very pretty Black Mountain room. The landscaping, pool, fountains and outdoor areas were gorgeous. Sitting on the patio eating... More 

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ERMPB, Manager at The Inns at El Rancho Merlita, responded to this review

Thanks for your appreciation, for taking the time to share your experience at the Ranch, and for the great tips about our local attractions! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful. Have stayed in many b&bs this is best of the best in Tucson. Don't be fooled. The property decor and ambiance are exceptional. Try it once and you will agree. .........😍 upscale with a serene sense of charm. Absolutely perfect for family and groups.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

Being from Minnesota we were looking for some place warm to go and do some photography. We decided on Tucson, and then needed to decide on a place to stay. I did not want to stay in the usual chain type of hotel but my husband has always been leery of B&B's. Then I came across this place on the... More 

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ERMPB, Manager at The Inns at El Rancho Merlita, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. We are delighted to be your hubby's first B&B! More 

Hoboken, New Jersey
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188 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

We have stayed here for 3 years now and each time, we enjoy it even more. Wonderful location in the dessert with grounds to wander and rooms in an old ranch. This is a place to enjoy the outside and the desert gardens and paths. Wonderful, healthy fresh interesting breakfast every morning. Even when we left at 6 am for... More 

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ERMPB, Manager at The Inns at El Rancho Merlita, responded to this review

Many thanks to this guest for returning to The Inns at El Rancho Merlita and sharing her experience! Our rooms allow for quite a variety of light. The Merle Norman Suite has a large picture window, 2 glass door, and three additional windows. Spanish Colonial has almost as many and faces the south and gets lots of sun. Many guests... More 

Denver, Colorado
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49 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This is a wonderful place. It was beautiful - from the house to the grounds to the room -and so relaxing. Just what I needed. Loved the pool, although not heated, still enjoyed it. Breakfast was great. It's the perfect place to relax and unwind. I'm already planning my next visit!

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Greensboro, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

While having a reunion with 12 girl friends at the unbelievable welcoming, authentic Western feeling ranch, ie. B & B, we were able to relax inside or outside - poolside, covered patios, enclosed jasmine scented eating area, plus fire pit time for c’mores.So many details fill the rooms with art, stone fireplaces, book cases with the history of Merle Norman’s... More 

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ERMPB, Manager at The Inns at El Rancho Merlita, responded to this review

Thanks for being such a fun group and for showing so much appreciation and respect! More 

Maricopa, Arizona
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119 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

My wife and I along with my Sister and Brother In-Law stayed overnight here while exploring certain attractions in the Tucson area. This was a perfectly peaceful location to unwind after putting up with the crowds all day. The staff are extremely friendly and accommodating and the grounds are beautiful. This would be the perfect getaway location for romantic occasions... More 

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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

My husband and I stayed for my 39th birthday and enjoyed the pool, hot tub, game room, wildlife and great breakfast. We would definitely go back again!! We even thought about reserving all the rooms for a family reunion!

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ERMPB, Manager at The Inns at El Rancho Merlita, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing to celebrate your Birthday with us, and for the great review! More 

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  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Hot Tub
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Stay at the historic 1950’s Merle Norman Ranch House and estate. Carved wood beams, rope trim, and hand hewn local rock fireplaces define this home. Outside, relax under deep shaded porches, and enjoy the swimming pool and spa. At night, cuddle up in our soft Egyptian cotton sheets and luxurious Museum of New Mexico Collection bedding. Every morning Innkeeper Pattie Bell will greet you with her freshly prepared breakfasts, inspired by southern Arizona local flavor. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Inns at El Rancho Merlita

Address: 1924 N. Corte El Rancho Merlita, Tucson, AZ 85715
Location: United States > Arizona > Tucson
Price Range: $150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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