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Desert Dove Bed and Breakfast

11707 E Old Spanish Trl, Tucson, AZ 85730-5617
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#20 of 45 B&Bs / Inns in Tucson
Welcome to the old west! We are located on four acres, walking distance from the Saguaro National Park E. Adobe territorial ranch style bed & breakfast with two guest rooms. Private entrance & bathrooms. Spa, great views, full breakfast. smoke free. Great for viewing wildlife, birding & hiking.
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Steve B wrote a review Jun 2018
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While in the Tucson area we needed a place to stay, and a welcoming place where we could relax, and Desert Dove was truly excellent. Compact and designed with care, Desert Dove is an oasis in the Sonoran Desert, with wonderful porches, lovely desert vistas with mountain backgrounds. Coffee in the hallway before breakfast was followed by excellent food and just-attentive-enough service, with Betty's sensitivity and creativity around some food allergies. Betty and Harvey have mastered the 'available but not obtrusive' innkeeper's knack. The bird feeders keep hummingbirds and others coming to the cooler, breezy north side porch, and it's very close to the entrance to Saguaro National Park East. Spotlessly clean and thoughtfully handled throughout. And we never got to the hot tub! Kind, thoughtful hosts, good food, and good accommodations. If you want to understand the fascination of the desert, start here!
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Date of stay: May 2018
Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Antique Garden room has wonderful, peaceful morning views of birds outside. Felt like we were...
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bigshark1207 wrote a review Feb 2018
cheyenne56 contributions28 helpful votes
This was a fortunate find. We had changed plans after a month long business trip to Phoenix and headed to Tucson to revisit Saguaro Nat’l Park. Having no previous plan and no reservation at a busy time of year, rolling into Tucson we found ourselves with nowhere to stay. All the BnB’s were either fully booked, or way to expensive for our budget. Hotels were to ‘cold and uninviting’ a thought. Not what we had i mind for a relaxing and enjoyable stay. My husband pulled up the ‘DesertDove’ ( funny it never came up in MY search) They have only 2 rooms, and there was One available. So here is my review; DO IT! It was WONDERFUL! IMPECCABLY CLEAN. What you see in the pictures is exactly what you get. Actually , more. The brochure seems old because the landscaping is more mature and peaceful. The cactus covered pergola in the back yard is such a calming and peaceful place and the gardens all around the house are interesting displaying fun little ornaments though out and beautiful cacti as well. There are outside tables and chairs, lounge chairs, a small hot tub to relax in under the desert stars at night. Hummers all around the covered porch. Inside is another interesting place. Lots to see. Immaculately clean. The room provided all we needed; good comfortable bed, lovely decor, comfy chairs, a small desk, hooks throughout for jackets, towels, etc. even our TP roll was folded into a rose! Coffee outside out room with cookies. Breakfast was not only delicious each day, but very well presented. A different themed table clothe each day, complete with napkin holders, and other ‘themed’ decor. Betty even made me special gluten free meals . The stuffed french toast was amazing. They catered to us, showed us around, shared interesting and funny stories. I totally LOVE THEIR HOME AND THEIR HOSPITALITY. We found a Gem in the desert. Another plus; they are literally a stones throw from the park entrance. Literally! And a good restaurant close by as well for lunch or dinner. I have not one single negative thing to say. Go. Experience it! And its not outrageously priced. We stayed an extra night i loved it so much. THANK YOU Betty And Harvey, for a wonderful stay!
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Val C wrote a review Oct 2017
Deutschland6 contributions
We stayed here in July and we really loved it! The house is very beautiful and our room was too. We had lots of privacy, but Betty and Harvey were always in for a chat if we wanted to. Everything was very clean and the garden of this bed and breakfast was super beautiful. This B&B is very close to the cactus forest drive, which is in my opinion the most beautiful place in the Saguaro National Park. We are vegan and Betty went out of her way to cook us a vegan breakfast, a different one every morning, and get some vegan treats for the afternoon. We really recommend this place for everyone who is travelling to this area.
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Date of stay: July 2017
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thebigoky wrote a review May 2017
ky20 contributions7 helpful votes
Desert Dove has a wonderful location, wonderful hosts, and wonderful food. With only two rooms for rent, Betty can prepare a great variety of breakfasts while Harvey serves as waiter and pours the coffee. The location couldn't be better - utterly quiet with beautiful desert surrounding it - on the east side of Tucson only a short distance from the Saguaro park entrance. THE place to stay in Tucson.
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Date of stay: March 2017
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Joan B wrote a review Apr 2017
Sandia Park, New Mexico6 contributions7 helpful votes
I really enjoyed staying at this charming B & B. Betty and Harvey are the consummate hosts, and their antique toy collection is amazing. Their adobe abode is well-situated just outside Saguaro NP East. The breakfasts were beautifully presented and delicious. I highly recommend this B & B!
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Date of stay: February 2017
Trip type: Traveled solo
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Frequently Asked Questions about Desert Dove Bed and Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Desert Dove Bed and Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Cactus Forest Drive (0.5 miles), B & B Cactus Farm (3.5 miles), and Javelina Rocks (2.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Desert Dove Bed and Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Desert Dove Bed and Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Desert Dove Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Desert Dove Bed and Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Saguaro Corners Restaurant, The Screamery (Houghton Road Location), and Tucson McGraw's.
Are there any historical sites close to Desert Dove Bed and Breakfast?
Many travelers enjoy visiting San Pedro Chapel (10.0 miles).