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The Inns at El Rancho Merlita

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washington state
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Pulling in to Tucson during spring training time we have no idea if we'd find a place to stay. Found this in the AAA book and called to ask if they had a room. When I asked how to get there the reply was "don't you have a gps?" Well would I have inquired if I did? The directions were... More 

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

We certainly appreciate the effort all of our guests make to locate us. Unfortunately, some of the internet search engines and satellite systems have it wrong, which can be confusing. We usually ask folks who don't have the reliable map and directions from our website if they have a GPS to help us guide them along. Communication over cell phones... More 

Burlington, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

My husband and I stayed in the Merle Norman suite at El Rancho Merlita for 4 nights over Easter weekend. It was amazing! Our suite and really the whole place was tastefully decorated with comfortable, stylish furniture and unique pieces of art everywhere. It was also immaculately clean. There are many places to sit outside and enjoy the beautifully landscaped... More 

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

This lovely B&B makes you want to call it home. Beautiful serene setting. Elegant touchs to rooms. Delicious, healthy breakfasts. We were given great dining suggestions. Wished we had a less busy itinerary to soak in all the ambiance. Great front porch to enjoy scenery and back patio to enjoy the desert garden. Pool area very inviting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

The original home of Merle Norman is where you will stay. My mother used Merle Norman cosmetics so I was intrigued. Once we arrived and learned the history of this home and grounds, we were shown, and learned, more than we expected. The main house and pool will make you not want to leave to see the local sights. I... More 

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Litchfield, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

My sister and I went for a three night stay at El Rancho Merlita recently during the month of March, 2013. We were looking for a serene, unique retreat which would offer us relaxation in a quintessential desert environment, also allowing us to take short day trips out to discover Tucson. It was during the week of 95 degree weather... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

We stayed two nights at this beautiful, amazing bed and breakfast. The Inn is a historical treasure that has been updated to the highest of standards. Every detail was considered in the rooms and service. The innkeeper, Patty, gave us great suggestions for restaurants, activities and shopping; and the morning breakfasts and afternoon snacks were scrumptious. Do yourself a favor... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

After putting in many long hours at work, I was looking for a vacation where I could unwind. The five days we spent at Rancho Merlita were just the medicine the doctor ordered. The Merle Norman Suite was very spacious with lovely decorations, a fireplace, and a wonderful private patio. The bathroom was huge with a large steam shower and... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

This is a fantastic B&B which I was sad to leave. My husband & I had a wonderful 5 nights in the Black Mountain room which was beautifully decorated,spacious and very comfortable, the only minor complaint was that the shower didn't have a lot of power but this certainly wouldn't put me off booking the room again. The gardens are... More 

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

Thanks for the constructive comment about the water pressure! We have upgraded to a more powerful shower head with 7 settings to meet a variety of needs. More 

Springfield, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We stayed for 6 nights and everything was wonderful. The rooms are nicely furnished and everything you need is available. patty, the innkeeper is an encyclopedia of Tucson information from restaurants to museums as well as shopping. her breakfasts were wonderful and special dietary needs were easily accommodated. The grounds of this B&B are spectacular. The Inn is located conveniently... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

I stayed in the Valle Verde room in the Arroyo House for 3 nights. The room was cozy (but larger than it looked to me from the photos), very nicely decorated, and had a comfy bed and reading chair. Pattie and Megan were both welcoming, helpful, and made a delicious breakfast! Pattie's recommendations for my day exploring downtown Tucson made... 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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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
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  • Family Rooms
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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 85715-4493
Location: United States > Arizona > Tucson
Price Range: $150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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