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Lodge on the Desert

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Tempe, Arizona
Reviewed September 26, 2014

I fell in love with the "traditional" room when I saw photos of it on the hotels website. The actual room I stayed in looked identical to the photos. I was traveling alone and the traditional room was plenty big with 2 queen beds and plenty of space to walk around. The hotel staff were very friendly and the room...

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Champaign, Illinois
Reviewed September 12, 2014

We liked this hotel. I like that instead of being one huge building it is made up of many smaller buildings connected with pathways. Almost like cottages. It was a different concept but one that I liked. It felt more private. We used the pool and hot tub as well. The only downside was the advertised WIFI didn't work at...

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Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Food: 4 stars Grounds: 3 stars Rooms: 2.5 stars Food was great. Fresh and well prepared. The grounds were in need of some work but were presented well. The rooms, however, were very outdated. Loud ac and no shades to block morning sun. Bathroom was clean but outdated. Location is away from everything and in an older neighborhood but the...

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Snohomish, Washington
Reviewed September 2, 2014

What a great resort within the city confines of Tucson. Within the city but with amenities that feel like a house alone in the desert. Great property with everything you could need without leaving the property. The restaurant, pool and rooms are all you need when spending a day within touring Tucson, nice to come back to at the end...

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Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a wonderful place to stay. As a Tucsonan, I recently needed a stay-cation and my first thought was Lodge on the Desert. I drive by it weekly and am aware of its history. Staying alone, I felt safe and comfortable. The restaurant has a fabulous menu with lots of gluten free options. The roasted red pepper tamales with...

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Sierra Vista, Arizona, United States
Reviewed August 28, 2014

My wife and I have celebrated our last two anniversaries in Tucson and we stay at the Lodge. The thick adobe walls of the individual housing units ensure a quiet environment. The fireplace adds the ambiance and the grounds are lush with fragrances and color. The pool, with the flowing falls, is the perfect swimming pool. They have a restaurant...

Thank Steve C
Reviewed August 24, 2014

We will definitely return!! The accommodations, staff and food were amazing!!! The Lodge was close to everything we needed to do. We were visiting from out of town and the front desk was very accommodating in helping us get around town.

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed August 21, 2014

I've stayed here annually every August for the past 4 years. I love, love, love this charming adorable hotel. While it is in a convenient location relative to U of A (less than a 5 minute drive), it does seem to be "stuck" in the middle of a residential area. There is no place near by to walk to. Once...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed August 19, 2014

I just spent three nights at Lodge on the Desert for the first time. Really great stay. Friendly staff, very clean rooms, and a nice restaurant (only ate there for breakfast) that was fairly priced. Good food selection including gluten free items. My room size was generous and included a whirlpool which I didn't use. For the record, my bed...

1Thank callstuz
Reviewed August 19, 2014

This was a great hotel! Everyone who worked at the hotel was very nice and helpful. The room and grounds were clean and spacious. The pool was fun and the property was very kid friendly. My only complaints were no sheer privacy curtains along with blackout curtains. Our window looked out on the parking lot so we had to keep...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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: $120 - $225 (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?

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“Upstairs rooms are just that "up stairs", there are no elevators.”
Apljavaman, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“no mixed drinks, big bucks”
476timr, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Ask about level of remodeling in your particular room.”
Pltidwell, Mar 22, 2017 | Read review
“Only two rooms overlook the pool area”
PatA207, Mar 4, 2017 | Read review
“my room was on ground with nice patio with hedge between the patio and pool area”
duanew72, Mar 3, 2017 | Read review
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