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Lodge On The Desert

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306 N Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711-2855
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 06/23/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#10 of 133 hotels in Tucson
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Lodge on the Desert is a Tucson classic and guests experience the authenticity of the Old Pueblo blended with the modern southwest charm that has evolved throughout the Lodge's storied 80 years. This 100-room boutique hotel is situated on five acres in mid-town Tucson, AZ and appeals to leisure and business travelers alike. Plus with event spaces for up to 175 guests, Lodge on the Desert is popular for small to mid-size meetings and intimate social gatherings. An Arizona landmark and Tucson tradition renowned for its intimate residential setting and genial hospitality, here guests discover pathways meandering among regal palms, native cacti and manicured lawns wrapped in ribbons of seasonal flowers. Charming hacienda-style accommodations afford guests a sanctuary in which to retreat and relax. It is truly Tucson's urban oasis. And considered by many to be the Old Pueblo's mid-town masterpiece.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Massage
Parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
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Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
Spanish
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wharless89 wrote a review Jul 2020
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My wife and I stayed at the Lodge on our way from California to Alabama. Everyone was incredibly welcoming and made us feel right at home. With COVID basically shutting down the entire town of Tuscon, the amenities at the Lodge made us feel like we weren't missing out on anything. We got some drinks at the bar upon check in, then hit the pool. Dinner at Cielo's afterward was amazing. Can't recommend this place enough!
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Dear wCharless89, The staff and I very much appreciate your taking your time to let us know of your experience at the Lodge on the Desert. We always hope to know how we can improve our hotel and comments such as yours provide us with the information we look for. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your experiences in Cielos Restaurant. I hope to welcome you back to the Lodge on the Desert. Jim Kerrigan General Manager
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WorldExplorer50 wrote a review Jul 2020
Irvine, California108 contributions52 helpful votes
First time, "right time" in February. Great hotel, very authentic, wonderful breakfast at "El Cielo" (included). Will absolutely return since student now attending UofA, will stay in a one-bedroom suite next time. We stayed in the newer rooms; did not try the original ones, although they are in a lovely garden setting. Definitely recommend this hotel. It is "not" a resort, rather a great hotel in town.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: Higher floor, to the back - newer wings.
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Dear World Traveler, The staff and I very much appreciate your taking your time to let us know of your experience at the Lodge on the Desert. We always hope to know how we can improve our hotel and comments such as yours provide us with the information we look for. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the breakfast in Cielos Restaurant. I hope to welcome you back to the Lodge on the Desert. Jim Kerrigan General Manager
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jessi20753508 wrote a review Jul 2020
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I rented the room specifically for the tub, i didnt need a room. I just wanted the experience of an intimate night in a nice big bath with jets and bubbles. the tub didnt work at all. A maintenance worker came in and wasn't able to fix it. It was awkward being in the room with him there. I was charged for the price of standard king size bed. If I knew the tub was broken I would have never stayed there
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Dear Jessi20753508, Obviously we did not meet your expectations nor did we meet ours. Please accept my sincere apologies and know that we would have corrected your concerns. My management staff did not respond appropriately and again, I apologize. If given another I can assure you your experience will meet your standards and the reputation the Lodge on the Desert has achieved over the years I would like to adjust your charges for your recent visit. Please contact me and I will handle the adjustment. I can be reached at: Jim.Kerrigan@Lodgeonthedesert.com or 520-320-2001 TheDirect Line to my office Please feel free to contact me directly if you wish. Again, my apologies. Jim Kerrigan General Manager
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Raymond P wrote a review Jul 2020
Tucson, Arizona34 contributions5 helpful votes
Whether you are traveling or reside in Tucson, I would highly recommend the Lodge on the Desert. The wife and I stayed here to celebrate her birthday, and loved our decision to do so. The staff was friendly and helpful. Our room was clean , with comfy beds and view of the Rincon Mountains from our balcony. We took a refreshing dip in the swimming pool. Ordered dinner from on-site, Cielo's Restaurant and enjoyed the delicious food in our room. The complimentary breakfast was also quite enjoyable and filling. We'll be back!
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Room Tip: Some rooms have a view of the mountains and others overlook the pool.
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Dear RaymondP1597, The staff and I very much appreciate your taking your time to let us know of your experience at the Lodge on the Desert. We always hope to know how we can improve our hotel and comments such as yours provide us with the information we look for. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the food from Cielos Restaurant for dinner as well as our complimentary breakfast. I hope to welcome you back to the Lodge on the Desert. Jim Kerrigan General Manager
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Antoinette H wrote a review Jun 2020
Tucson, Arizona1 contribution
We did a stay-cay here to enjoy the pool and jacuzzi tub. The experience exceeded our expectations. The lobby is elegant, the service super friendly, the room spacious and very clean, well appointed. The room was super clean. The jacuzzi tub in the King Spa room was a work of art, surrounded by tile with steps up and then down into, with decorative tiles on one wall and glass tiles facing the outside on another letting the afternoon sun shine through. The tub was a long slim oval shape and very comfortable for two. Separate was a glass door/tile shower with good pressure and the head high enough for someone over 6'. Large comfy pillows on the bed which was a little on the firm side, but still comfortable. We ordered from the happy hour menu and ate in the bar. The food was Excellent! Chef's Board, Guacamole and Chips that were some of the better ones I've tasted, and delicious vegan tacos (calabicitas) made at my request. In the early morning (6am) we went to the jacuzzi and pool. The surroundings are elegant, and the temperature of both were PERFECT! Usually jacuzzi's are not hot enough for me, but this one was spot on! And the pool was just right - not cold, not warm, just cool enough to energize after the jacuzzi. They serve coffee first thing in the morning in a lovely little library that is right off the pool area. It would be a wonderful room to sit and read or enjoy a game on the chess/checkerboard table provided. The coffee was DELICIOUS! It was Arbuckles, which I think is much tastier than Starbucks which I find to be bitter. Our stay included breakfast for two in a dining area (they have both indoor and outdoor with. misters) which again was enjoyable and delicious provided with excellent, friendly service.
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Room Tip: They sell out in the winter months, a great play to stay for a very reasonable price in the summer.
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Dear AJH, The staff and I very much appreciate your taking your time to let us know of your experience at the Lodge on the Desert. We always hope to know how we can improve our hotel and comments such as yours provide us with the information we look for. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your experiences in Cielos Restaurant, and that the Spa King room was to your satisfaction. I hope to welcome you back to the Lodge on the Desert. Jim Kerrigan General Manager
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$136 - $287 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lodge On The Desert
Which popular attractions are close to Lodge On The Desert?
Nearby attractions include Century 20 El Con and XD (0.5 miles), Old Pueblo Grille (0.2 miles), and Reffkin Tennis Center (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Lodge On The Desert?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Lodge On The Desert?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Lodge On The Desert?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lodge On The Desert?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen, In-N-Out Burger, and Tito & Pep.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lodge On The Desert?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Lodge On The Desert?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Lodge On The Desert?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Lodge On The Desert offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Lodge On The Desert?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Barrio Historico (3.6 miles), Postal History Foundation (3.1 miles), and Pima County Courthouse (3.8 miles).
Is Lodge On The Desert accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.