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The Blenman Inn

204 S Scott Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701-1908
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 05/22/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 05/22/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#7 of 46 B&Bs / Inns in Tucson
Formerly known as the Royal Elizabeth, the Blenman inn is 1870s-era adobe Victorian 7 bedroom, 7 bathroom mansion, meticulously renovated to host you on your next trip to Tucson. Quiet street in historic downtown Tucson 2 blocks from the new modern streetcar. Spacious suites with private bathrooms; period antiques; AC; free high-speed wireless, internet phone, satellite television with most channels and some business services; Outstanding gourmet breakfast menu offered to our guests at our partner restaurant, 5-Points, just a short few blocks away. Colorful gardens, pool, spa. Leisure or business. Free off-street parking. Walk to dining, shopping, museums, performing arts. One mile from the University of Arizona.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Walking tours
Baggage storage
Street parking
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Private check-in / check-out
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Room features
Air conditioning
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
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Room types
Landmark view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Centrally Located
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Wyatt wrote a review Nov 2021
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My wife and I love Victorian style anything, so when we found this place we knew we had to stay there the night of our wedding! It was beautifully decorated and well kept; Alex and his wife (whose name I forgot-sorry) were sooo friendly. They were extremely accommodating and everything in our room “The Nicole Elizabeth” was incredible. I would absolutely stay here again if not just to talk with them again and try their breakfast pastries one more time!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Margo Caylor, Owner at The Blenman Inn
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Wyatt, Our Best Wishes on your wedding! So happy that you picked our most romantic suite to stay! We are so delighted you enjoyed the beautiful Inn and that our customer service was excellent! Thank you for the stellar review and we are grateful for your positive and uplifting comments! We welcome you back at your earliest convenience! MC
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Joel K wrote a review Aug 2021
Elysburg, Pennsylvania8 contributions2 helpful votes
Fantastic experience. A great property in a great location. A historical gem with a very personalized touch. Wonderful owners and Melissa the innkeeper is like a personal Tucson concierge (thank you!). The private pool is truly an oasis to escape the afternoon heat. Owl’s club next door is a must go to for drinks. The Blenman Inn is a reason in itself to return to Tucson!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Margo Caylor, Owner at The Blenman Inn
Responded Sep 4, 2021
Dear Joel, Thank you so very much for your awesome review! Your welcome awaits anytime and please come see us again soon! :) MC
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MBMBtravel wrote a review Jul 2021
Fairfax, Virginia85 contributions33 helpful votes
Wow, what a fantastic experience. We have traveled all over the world and stayed at a lot of hotels, inns, and bed and breakfasts. The Blenman is now in our top five locations we have ever stayed. What a fantastic experience end to end. This review is less a story and more a collection of thoughts I think someone considering it might want to know. I apologize in advance for the wandering nature of the review! First, when booking this Inn, I was a little nervous that the ownership is new. How do I reconcile older reviews on Tripadvisor, when things have changed? My concern was unfounded, as the new ownership has created a fantastic experience. We stayed in the Ryan Patrick suite. The pictures on the website are very accurate, although I don't think they do the size of the room justice. In my opinion, the room is much larger than the pictures make it look. It is spacious, well appointed, and lovely. This room opens to the pool, which for us was a major positive feature. Checkin with Alex was flawless, easy, and we felt welcome immediately. We traveled a long way to get to Tucson and we were poolside with a bottle of wine 15 minutes after arrival. The pool. Wow. What a beautiful place. We made time at least 2 hours every day to relax by this pool. The amount of birds that come to drink on the rock feature was impressive. The flowers are beautiful. This was our oasis to to relax prior to to dinner each night. It was also our location for coffee each morning. Beautiful and relaxing. As someone from the east coast of the US, the availability of coffee at 4am while I am on east coast time is a MAJOR MUST HAVE! Two Keurigs and an espresso machine available 24 hours a day took care of us with no issues. VERY HAPPY! Location is perfect. Lots of fabulous restaurants close by. If you like cocktails, Owls Club next door for cocktails was amazing and a MAJOR positive feature for us. We ended up renting a car for a few days. Parking is easy and free. Overall, we loved every minute of our stay. When I return to Tucson I will stay in The Blenman again. Highly recommend this place, and as I said at the beginning, it is one of the top 5 lodging experiences we have had.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Response from Margo Caylor, Owner at The Blenman Inn
Responded Sep 4, 2021
Dear MBMBTravel, Thank you so very much for your kind review! We are so grateful for your lovely description of our inn, service and ascetics of our property. Your lovely review brought tears to my eyes as I read how much you loved staying with us. I'm sorry not to have read this sooner, as a new owner there is still much to learn and I was unaware of updating reviews on this account. Again, we are truly so very grateful you enjoyed your stay at The Blenman Inn and your welcome awaits for the next time you are in Tucson! Cordially, Margo and Rob
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Poodletoes wrote a review May 2021
Dayton, Ohio401 contributions215 helpful votes
The Blenman Inn is an 1878 Victorian Adobe , listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Inn is lovely with Victorian furnishings in the common areas. Our room, the Sarah Page Suite was comfortable with 2 queen beds and a sitting area, a separate room with a day bed and access to front patio. We had a clawfooted bathtub with a shower. This bed and breakfast has several rooms and a modest breakfast consisting of apples and bananas, some kind of cake, and cereal and juice. The Inn offers coupons to 2 areas restaurants for breakfasts which we did not use. The pleasantly landscaped yard includes a pool. There is free dedicated parking in the lot next door. The gated yard to the property is locked from 7 PM to 7 AM , as is the front door. If you are out between those hours, you need to unlock the gates and lock them back up. This is NOT because it is in a bad area - it is more customary. WE enjoyed walking to a local brewery and just walking the neighborhood. We enjoyed our 3 day stay here very much.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Sleep Quality
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Response from Margo Caylor, Owner at The Blenman Inn
Responded May 22, 2021
Thank you so very much for your thoughtful review and summary of our property and Inn. It was delightful to have met you and your family. We are doing our best to assure that our guests feel comfortable and at home in a lovely, historical space. Thank you for staying with us and for your wonderful insight. Safe journeys! MC
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Dennis wrote a review Apr 2021
13 contributions
Don’t rush inside right away when you arrive. Look around and enjoy this oasis in downtown Tucson. The grounds are meticulous, and the pool and hot tub are wonderful. Inside is just as beautiful, “old world charm” doesn’t do this place justice. All the little things done right, like the softest, thickest towels and a nice room that was as clean as a whistle. Comfortable bed and very quiet room, even with other guests there. A very nice continental breakfast, plus a voucher for a local place where we ate a big breakfast for next to nothing. Lovely innkeepers and so sweet, we felt so warmly welcomed and right at home from the start. Will definitely be back for a longer stay.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Margo Caylor, Owner at The Blenman Inn
Responded Sep 4, 2021
Dear DCalello, Thank you so very much for your lovely review! We are truly delighted to know you enjoyed your stay with us and loved your advise to take in the surrounding garden and entrance...it is lovely to be able to share the ascetically pleasing property and it's historical significance is important to share with all who are interested in learning. Please come and stay again, your welcome always awaits! Cordially, Margo and Rob
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Blenman Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Blenman Inn?
Nearby attractions include Fox Theater (0.2 miles), Arizona Theater Company (0.10 miles), and Carnival of Illusion (0.04 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Blenman Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Blenman Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Blenman Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Blenman Inn?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Blenman Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include HUB Restaurant & Ice Creamery, The Coronet, and Penca.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Blenman Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is The Blenman Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Tucson.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Blenman Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to The Blenman Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting A Mountain (Sentinel Peak) (1.4 miles), Barrio Historico (0.1 miles), and Pima County Courthouse (0.3 miles).