We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
306 N Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711-2855
Lowest prices for your stay
Expedia.com
Only 1 left at
$169
View deal
Free cancellation until 10/06/22
Booking.com
$135
View deal
Free cancellation until 10/06/22
Hotels.com
Only 1 left at
$169
View deal
Free cancellation until 10/06/22
Travelocity$169
Priceline$135
Orbitz.com$169
View all 15 deals
Prices are the average nightly price provided by our partners and may not include all taxes and fees. Taxes and fees that are shown are estimates only. Please see our partners for more details.
Traveler (654)
Room & Suite (418)
Dining (67)
What is Travelers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travelers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Travel safe during COVID-19
Visit our Travel Safe hub to see how we're helping you make more informed travel decisions during COVID-19.
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
Read more
Updated 06/23/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Lodge On The Desert
Updated 06/23/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

About

#10 of 142 hotels in Tucson
Location
4.4
Cleanliness
4.6
Service
4.5
Value
4.4
Travelers' Choice
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.
Read more
Suggest edits to improve what we show.Improve this listing
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Show more
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Family
Languages Spoken
Spanish
1419Reviews27Q+A100Room tips
Traveler rating
  • 864
  • 353
  • 111
  • 57
  • 34
Time of year
Traveler type
Language
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Sort by:
Most Recent
Bud J wrote a review Sep 2022
9 contributions
Have you ever been on vacation and stayed somewhere that was so nice, you didn't want to criticize it at all? Well, we just did that very thing. During a search of lodging offered in Tucson, AZ, we found the Lodge on the Desert. With very little effort, we could get downtown, to the campus of Arizona University, to the Saguaro National parks, east and west, and numerous other places of interest. The Lodge has about 100 rooms; the grounds are immaculate, filled with plants guaranteed to injure your body if you venture too close. There is a "Caution: Lizard Crossing" sign or two and lizards are not uncommon. The Lodge allows pets and we were happy to get a daily dog fix. Our room was a large casita, complete with fireplace. Additionally, there was a walk-in closet with built-in drawers, a small kitchen with refrigerator and coffee bar, and a bathroom with beaten copper sink. And, therein, our first dislike. The shower was new, beautifully tiled, but someone forgot to put in a place to hold soap and shampoo. The one safety bar was on the wall opposite the seat, not along the back wall. There were other problems in the room, but only minor ones. Breakfast was offered in the restaurant Cielo; after the first cup of coffee, it was difficult to get a second. Never knew why. Dining room needed fly traps. The personnel were superb; compliments to Kyle, Christina, and Atty. We want to go back and will, one of these days.
Read more
Date of stay: September 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
cooker72 wrote a review Sep 2022
Victoria, Texas877 contributions273 helpful votes
Very nice hotel! Our room was very large with chairs in front of a wood burning fireplace, a huge walk in closet, and a small kitchen area! The grounds are very pretty, with cactus landscaping! A pretty pool, and a green space for children to play was an added attraction..as was the breakfast that was included!
Read more
Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Cassy L wrote a review Sep 2022
3 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a delightful one-night stay here at Lodge on the Desert. The grounds were clean, beautiful and the buildings are a pristine white adobe. The pool is NOT heated, which was too bad, but we loved the awesome hot tub and the pool area is amazing. Take a nice walk around the historic grounds, and there is a Target nearby (about a 3/4 of a mile down the road, on Broadway) - very handy! The breakfast buffet had amazing food, but one server (Hispanic lady) was not attentive and ignored our table, which was the one blemish of our trip. Otherwise, friendly people, especially the people who work at the front desk. Great rooms!!
Read more
Date of stay: September 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Elizabeth B wrote a review Aug 2022
Harrisonburg, United States7 contributions
This property is beuatiful. Casita-style rooms are spacious and clean, each with a small balcony or patio. There is a small, charming pool adjacent to the the lobby and games/reading room, which are elegantly appointed in Southwest style. The neighborhood across the street is historic, an lovely quiet place to walk and view local architecture and landscaping. There are well-thought practical touches throughout, including a water bottle enabled drinking fountain in the lobby and separate patches of grass for children's play and pet use, The complimentary breakfast is excellent. No stale muffins here, but a proper spread, available to eat in the on site restaurant's open air patio or indoors. Dinner at the Cielos restaurant was also delicious. Best of all, the staff were friendly and conveyed a sense of genuine ownership of the place and their work. Everyone was a pleasure to interact with.
Read more
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: July 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Vanessa AZ wrote a review Aug 2022
1 contribution
Excellent customer service. Clean beautiful rooms. The breakfast was so much better than other hotels. We will be back in the winter so we can enjoy the multiple fireplaces, including in the rooms, and dinner at the restaurant.
Read more
Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
rileydog4 wrote a review Jul 2022
Phoenix33 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed here on business but have stayed multiple times in the past. We just love his historic and quaint property. We had a beautiful room with a gorgeous view. Last minute however, as in 5:00 pm, we found out the caterer that was to cater a meeting for our most influential and wealthy client, could not do the job. We were in desperate need for a high end charcuterie board. We contacted Lowes, AJ's, Westin and many others. We either received voicemail or no one answered. We called the front desk of the Lodge to see if they could possibly recommend someone. Brooke quickly connected us with the sales manager Michael who explained that their very own restaurant could do that. He quickly sent pictures of some plates and worked with us to provide the best option for our client. I must say, especially in these times of people not wanting to work, people who do work not really caring about the quality of their work, having Brooke take our plight so seriously and immediately offer a solution, then Michael jump right in to provide us with what options they could assist with, well truly, it made Lodge in the Desert even more special for us. Take care of these employees. It's people like this who make the company. We appreciate you Brooke and Michael.
Read more
Date of stay: July 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
JBlockmon wrote a review Jul 2022
Tucson, Arizona7 contributions
+1
Lodge on the Desert was AWESOME!! From the moment I booked the reservation to when we left, they treated us spectacularly. We were celebrating our Bir-sary (Hubby's birthday and our Anniversary) for a weekend. Stevie and her staff assisted me in surprising him with his special birthday cake that had to be refrigerated and hidden for a day. The room was clean and beautiful. The pool was so serene. The restaurant Ciero provided an immaculate breakfast buffet. The food was fresh and constantly replenished. Once you enter the property you forget you are still in the city. Thank you, Stevie, and staff for your kindness and willingness to help make this a weekend to remember.
Read more
Date of stay: July 2022
Value
Location
Service
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Response from Kyle Treat, General Manager at Lodge On The Desert
Responded Jul 25, 2022
Dear jmgty8, Our staff and I very much appreciate your taking time to let us know of your experience at the Lodge on the Desert. I'm delighted to hear that you had an awesome experience during your getaway Staycation at the Lodge On The Desert in celebration our your hubby's birthday and your anniversary! I'm thrilled to hear that Stevie and her amazing staff surprised your husband with a special birthday cake! We are also pleased to hear that you enjoyed your clean room, our amazing complimentary breakfast buffet and our delicious food. We look forward to welcoming you back to our relaxing boutique hotel and I hope to have the pleasure to meet you and your husband in person our your next visit should our schedules permit. Sincerely, Kyle Treat General Manager
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
tab b wrote a review Jul 2022
Mesa, Arizona17 contributions8 helpful votes
Check in was fast and friendly. The property is beautiful, tranquil and kind of in its own world. There is a $100 hold per stay, and it cannot be used for food etc The room was so spacious! Loved the red tiled floor throughout, fire place too. Although too hot to use it now lol. Pool was quaint not and clean with enough shade for all. If you needed something, they were quick to come And ALL staff were friendly. The nightly happy hour, was cool too under the stars with live music. Now, my only 2 issues were..the location of our Casita #140. me It's right next to the maintenance facility, so alllllll day long you see them going back and forth thru the courtyard that you're trying to sit outside and enjoy. IT was annoying!! And #2 The breakfast was wonderful with the exception of the Bacon...be careful (it's Jalapeno flavored and SPICY HOT 🔥) my mouth was on fire! I thought it was regular bacon. I asked if there was regular and was told no. It would be nice to have a choice of regular too. Other than those two things, We will be back!
Read more
Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Response from Kyle Treat, General Manager at Lodge On The Desert
Responded Jul 6, 2022
Dear 738tabb, Our 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. We are delighted to hear that you and your family enjoyed your 4-day vacation at our beautiful, tranquil hotel. I'm pleased that you enjoyed your spacious room, red tiled floor, Cielos happy hour and our friendly helpful staff. I apologize for your casita being located next to our maintenance facility and staff walking by your courtyard. On your next visit we will be sure to provide you with a casita that is in a quiet remote area of our hotel. Additionally, I'm delighted that enjoyed our wonderful breakfast other than the Jalapeno Bacon as we do have some many positive comments on this and I regret that you did find it to be too spicy. I'm delighted to hear that you are planning to return to our hotel. I hope to have the opportunity to personally meet and welcome you back to the Lodge on the Desert should our schedules permit and do our utmost to strive to exceed your expectations! Sincerely, Kyle Treat General Manager
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Michael J wrote a review Jun 2022
Manhattan Beach, California254 contributions171 helpful votes
We stayed one night during a quick trip to Tucson. We wanted to stay downtown and not at one the more elaborate resorts. Though the Lodge is near downtown, I agree that it feels like an oasis. The Southwestern style low rise buildings and decor and cacti create an authentic Southwestern ambience. The pool is modest in size, but there were more than enough chaise lounges and the water temp was refreshing. Our room was in the back of the property and extremely quiet as regards outdoor noise; the air conditioning, though, was noisy. The room was spacious and comfortable, tile floors, fireplace and very comfortable bed. The desert can be a little buggy, and there were a few small bugs lounging in our bathtub in the morning. The fitness room is smallish, with a few treadmills and a multipurpose exercise machine. We ate dinner on the outdoor patio at the on-site restaurant Cielo and everything about it was delightful — great service, outdoor ambience, great drinks and good southwestern food. Overall, we had a very enjoyable stay at a very attractive price. Not a 5-star luxury property, but a solid 4.
Read more
Date of stay: June 2022
Location
Service
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Ask for a room at the back of the property.
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
RABIdaho wrote a review Jun 2022
Eagle, Idaho248 contributions80 helpful votes
+1
A very good property that just needs a few tweaks to make it great. Critique is directed to my room, one of the older casitas on the property. Things to fix: the a/c barely worked - like to 80 degrees. Door was off plumb, need it re- hung. Things that were great: Casita decor, wood blinds, large shower. It’s a great property in the middle of Tucson. Pool is sublime. Cactus garden is quite unique. Will stay again.
Read more
Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Previous
123456
PRICE RANGE
$146 - $261 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
lodge on the desert hotel tucson, hotel on the desert, on the desert tucson
LOCATION
United StatesArizonaTucson
NUMBER OF ROOMS
103
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
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 (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Lodge On The Desert?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Lodge On The Desert?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Lodge On The Desert?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, 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 Zayna Mediterranean Cafe, In-N-Out Burger, and Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lodge On The Desert?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center 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 (3.7 miles), Pima County Courthouse (3.8 miles), and Postal History Foundation (3.1 miles).