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Lodge on the Desert

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Clarkston, Michigan
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Last year I rated this property as a 5 star, now I am sad to report it is more like 3.5 star. We stayed for a week expecting the same sparkle and class we found last year. Instead we found changes in the way the property is operated. A "Free breakfast" prompted crowds and sub par food all day. (Breakfast...

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Emily B, Guest Relations Manager at Lodge on the Desert, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for being a loyal guest. We want to start you off with a great breakfast before your Tucson adventures, and I'll provide your comments to the chef. I believe the switch from glasses to cups near the pool is a safety concern. I'll definitely pass along your comments about the security guard and service during your...

Clovis, California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Overall disappointed in the week that I stayed at the hotel. I admire that they've tried to update the somewhat ramshackle property, but peeling paint, boarded up fireplaces and strange layout (where is the restaurant/bar?) and awkward location in town don't help. The staff was helpful, friendly and accommodating. Could be a first-rate property, but would need deferred maintenance, restyled...

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Emily B, Guest Relations Manager at Lodge on the Desert, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I'm sorry your stay with us wasn't what you were hoping for. We are in the midst of updating portions of the lodge. For instance, we're repainting the exterior, and we're looking forward to making even more positive changes in various aspects of the property in the future. Thank you for staying at our historic...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed there two nights in March 2017 and were very happy with this hotel. The staff is super friendly, the property is nice, and the breakfast is very good. The rooms may not be the most luxurious in Tucson, but the place is clean, comfortable, and quaint. Very nice pool and hot tub area that are open 24 hours....

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Emily B, Guest Relations Manager at Lodge on the Desert, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your review! We look forward to hosting you again upon your next stay in Tucson.

NE Wisconsin
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 6 nights during a recent trip to Tucson. We enjoyed the large room and quiet area. Nice restaurant and bar on the premises with a fireplace area. Also a heated pool and hot tub. We had a car, so we were gone most of time during the day. Housekeeping was great, the room was very clean, not...

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Reviewed 1 week ago

I would give the Lodge high marks on its conference and meeting service. The meeting rooms are functional and the conference services are very nice. The staff is really helpful. The dinner food at the bar and restaurant are very nice. I downgraded the rating due to two things. The first is that there isn't a fitness center on property....

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Emily B, Guest Relations Manager at Lodge on the Desert, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're happy to hear you had a productive meeting! I'm going to let the team know about your room concerns; perhaps you had the chance to mention it to them directly so they could address sooner. We'd love to welcome you back in the future, whether for pleasure or business.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff in the office very nice and accommodating. Hotel is quiet, has beautiful grounds. Bed comfortable. Breakfast is included, which is nice. Not the best buffet breakfast, but it did the trick! Excellent coffee.

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MN
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In looking for a place to stay, we happened across this charming place. A lovely old property on 5 acres of land. A lot of little buildings. There were only 6 units in our building so it was very quiet. Nice green space. The room was lovely. And the bathroom was huge. A large walk in shower, double sinks, and...

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Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So going along with my title, the place is surrounded by a wall that perimeters the hotel other than the entrance and exit for vehicles. I walked to the nearest store (which is CVS or 7 Eleven) because I was wanting some snacks. Being as I live in Tucson I knew the surrounding area. It's not the best areas. Especially...

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Emily B, Guest Relations Manager at Lodge on the Desert, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your review. We've address your feedback with the General Manager and the team. We appreciate you bringing those few things to our attention so we can learn and grow. Thanks again for your stay and your comments and best of luck in all your travels!

Chandler, Arizona
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you hear the name you think--desert, away from town,remote; not so. Although the grounds give you the feeling of being remote, you are actually only about 10-15 minutes from the heart of Tucson. The rooms are large with a fireplace and balcony, spacious bathroom and plenty of hot water and all for a reasonable price. Plus, the price includes...

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Creve Coeur, Missouri
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this great hotel has huge rooms, nice patios or balconies, gas fireplaces, separate shower and tub in large bathrooms, nice free hot breakfast, free parking, well manicured green spaces, heated pool and hot whirlpool, nice library with coffee, papers and computer for guests to use. Happy hour at the bar every afternoon.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Lodge on the Desert
Lodge on the Desert
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, International
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lodge on the Desert

Address: 306 N Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711-2855
Location: United States > Arizona > Tucson
Price Range: $135 - $270 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lodge on the Desert 3.5*
Number of rooms: 103
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Also Known As:
Lodge On The Desert Hotel Tucson
Hotel On The Desert
On The Desert Tucson
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Tucson
#9 Spa Hotel in Tucson
#14 Family Hotel in Tucson
#24 Business Hotel in Tucson
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer

“Ask about level of remodeling in your particular room.”
 of 5 bubbles Pltidwell, 3 days ago | Read review
“Only two rooms overlook the pool area”
 of 5 bubbles PatA207, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“my room was on ground with nice patio with hedge between the patio and pool area”
 of 5 bubbles duanew72, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“I recommend the king spa room.”
  • LOVED this large tub
  • The Walk-In Shower
  • The gas fireplace that was actually WARM!
 of 5 bubbles AllieS827, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“ask for the room downstairs with a fireplace and couch.”
 of 5 bubbles barbaramO1272FG, 3 weeks ago | Read review
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