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Arizona Inn

2200 E Elm St, Tucson, AZ 85719-4395
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#8 of 143 hotels in Tucson
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Privacy, quiet & sunshine. The Arizona Inn is an historic, boutique, resort hotel spread over 14 acres of gardens, fountains, flowers and lawns in the heart of mid-town Tucson, Arizona.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycles available
Tennis court
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Table tennis
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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nina19912 wrote a review Sep 2021
Tubac, Arizona32 contributions9 helpful votes
Previous stays here were more enjoyable and luxurious. I believe they closed for awhile last year due to Covid and some of their amenities have been cut back. No floaties at the pool. Beverage service at pool is noon to five and you must call to order and then it is brought out to you. The main dining room is not open yet. The Audubon bar and patio serves breakfast, lunch snd dinner until 9 pm. Cocktail music only on the weekends. No croquet on the lawn. No old western dvd library available for check out to watch in your room. Fewer pillows on the bed and no crystal glasses- sealed plastic cups. The staff was very nice. Complimentary coffee and tea served in the library. Overall the Arizona Inn is lovely- hope they are able to get back to their previous excellence.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Silverfoxen wrote a review Sep 2021
Bainbridge Island, Washington15 contributions5 helpful votes
The Arizona Inn used to be one of our very favorite spots for business and special occasion dining. The staff and food used to be at the top of our list and comparable to the best in the country, in a charming historic ambiance and setting. No longer. Today we were excited to return after a long closure, our first visit since a wonderful dinner on 3/8/20. We made lunch reservations, called to confirm them, arrived. The door was opened by a young man who asked if we had reservations, and were “allowed” to enter. It was not a warm greeting and not a pleasant welcome, the hotel had a forbidding atmosphere, not at all what we were used to from past visits. The fourth member of our party called on his way in to confirm, and to order special drinks for his group. Instead of helpful service, he was treated rudely by the receptionist. When he entered and informed her that her telephone interaction was off-putting, she demanded that he exit the premises immediately. When he said he was first going to let the other members of his party know he had been asked to leave, she called the police to escort him out. At that point all four of us left, and obviously will not be back. All four of us were shocked, and saddened to experience the marked downfall of elegance and service in this previously outstanding Tucson landmark hotel and restaurant. The Arizona Inn had been a favorite of ours since we first explored relocating to Tucson several years ago, and his all-time favorite as a native Tucsonan, local businessman, and frequent diner. Many of our friends and colleagues, including those who visited from around the country, raved about their outstanding prior Arizona Inn experience, and so had we. That good feeling abruptly ended today. The new management and ownership is a real shame, embarrassment, and major loss to the entire community of Tucson, and especially to the University environs. We used to enjoy interacting with the hotel and restaurant management students working there as well, and we certainly hope they will find more welcoming employment elsewhere. Overall, off-putting is an understatement, quite a sad day in Tucson.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled on business
4 Helpful votes
casaros wrote a review Aug 2021
Menlo Park, California238 contributions221 helpful votes
The Arizona Inn is an expansive property, a peaceful green oasis in the midst of Tucson’s mostly-brown landscape. The outdoor gardens, fountain and pool are beautiful. They have a ping-pong table and lawn croquet. It’s a nice place to stroll around in milder weather, and it’s fun to think about all the famous people who’ve stayed there over the years. The challenge for this hotel, however, is to preserve its historical character without allowing the quality of its accommodations to sink below what a guest might expect of a hotel in this class, with these rates. Unfortunately, if my room was representative, The Arizona Inn no longer measures up to other hotels with similar prices. I had booked a Standard Room, which they generously upgraded to a Junior Suite. But the room itself smelled musty, with carpet 20+ years old. The drapes were heavy but didn’t offer blackout coverage. This matters in Arizona, especially in the summer when the sun rises before 6 am. The bedspread looked so ancient that I removed it to the closet and asked the housekeepers to leave it there for the duration of my stay. The bathroom was fine for one person, but it offered minimal sink space for a couple traveling together. The shower-over-tub felt narrow because there was a sheer curtain over a window on the side wall — and the curtain kept blowing into my arm while I was showering. In general, I loved the grounds and thought that most staff members offered friendly service. But I feel conflicted about whether I’ll stay there again. If going there at a cooler time of year, I’d definitely want a room with a patio so I could enjoy the outdoors. This time, I found my room itself to be rather depressing. They need a multi-million dollar renovation to bring their rooms up to the standards a guest at Tucson’s finest in-town hotel would expect. U of A parents and alumni may want to stay there when attending University events, but there are better options if one wants to vacation in Arizona. The Inn is a fine old property — I hope it can invest in its future. If you find this review helpful, please mark it so others will see it!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Book a room with patio so you won’t be stuck in musty-smelling room all the time
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3 Helpful votes
Momo2828 wrote a review Jul 2021
Arizona, United States10 contributions15 helpful votes
We love the Arizona Inn! As locals, we come here at least once a year for a staycation. We note that we appreciate their refreshing honesty in pricing. No resort fees, and you can order room service for the same price as eating as the restaurant (no plethora of additional charges for room service). I really appreciate the charming 1930s architecture, the beautiful library (great for borrowing a book to read at the pool), the quaint pool, the great service, and the beauty of the grounds. This is the perfect place for rest and relaxation. Another thing I appreciate about the Arizona Inn is the other guests... the people who stay here tend to be very interesting to talk to (if you're in the mood to chat, lots of world travelers) and also very courteous about not being loud/noisy. So if peacefulness is what you're after, this is the place. It's very civilized. Along those lines, I also appreciate that the pool tends to be adult-friendly (i.e. you can read a book in peace, most of the guests who are parents are thoughtful of other guests such as not letting their kids run wild at the pool if you know what I mean). We appreciate the mini-fridge for leftovers and snacks. I also love that the rooms have screen doors... when it's warm out but raining, it's nice to be able to turn off the A/C and let that fresh rain air into the room by opening the door and just using the screen. So lovely! I always feel so refreshed and recharged after a stay at the Inn. Thank you, AZ Inn, you are a local treasure! BONUS TIP: There is a free library (take a book, leave a book type) a few paces from the Inn...exit any side door to Wilson (which is on the east side of the property, to your left if you are walking in the front door of Inn), then take 1st left Adams and the first house on the left has the free library in front of their house. It is literally about a 1-minute walk in a cute neighborhood.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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oldtraveler47 wrote a review Jul 2021
San Antonio, Texas96 contributions74 helpful votes
We only knew the Arizona Inn from TripAdvisor and were delighted to find it as charming as others did. Check in was a breeze. Bellman Lauren was knowledgeable about the 90-year-old hotel's history as he took us across the landscaped grounds. We had a spacious bedroom, a smaller sitting room, a patio and (the only drawback) a small bathroom. Given it was mid-July, the inn was very quiet and we had only breakfast there, in the bar and completely alone, but the food and service were excellent.
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Date of stay: July 2021
1 Helpful vote
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Frequently Asked Questions about Arizona Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Arizona Inn?
Nearby attractions include Mac's Indian Jewelry (0.6 miles), EscapeRoom@Grant (0.7 miles), and Buffalo Exchange (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Arizona Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Arizona Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Arizona Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Arizona Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Arizona Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Trident Grill, Kingfisher Bar and Grill, and Arizona Inn - The Main Dining Room.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Arizona Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Arizona Inn offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Arizona Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Arizona Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting A Mountain (Sentinel Peak) (3.7 miles), Barrio Historico (2.4 miles), and Pima County Courthouse (2.4 miles).
Does Arizona Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.