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“Great Views” 4 of 5 stars
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La Posada Lodge and Casitas
Ranked #38 of 130 Hotels in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
Forest Hills, New York
Level Contributor
522 reviews
95 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 395 helpful votes
“Great Views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

This is our home away from home when visiting family in beautiful, sunny Tucson. We enjoy staying in the ample size casitas, but standard rooms have similar amenities and cost much less. We stayed three wonderful, quiet nights.

Our casita was clean and very nicely decorated in a Mexican theme. The bathroom was large with a walk in tiled shower. The sink was also beautiful and should be seen. Big, thick towels. The bed was comfortable. Coffee maker, microwave, frig., and sink in all rooms.
Magnificent views of the Catalina mountains with the bonus of a beautiful sunrise greeted us each morning while we sipped coffee from our courtyard. Most rooms have either a balcony or courtyard that also have this view. Wildlife and birds are abundant for viewing. The court yard and landscaping is pleasant. The pool and hot tub were clean and very warm, perfect for relaxing on chilly winter days. Towels were always available.

The front desk staff, Christopher and John are friendly and helpful. Upon check in the coffee maker, hair dryer and toilet were broken; when reported they were fixed promptly.

Wii fii is slow, but free. On-site Parking is complimentary, and a shuttle is available if needed. The exercise room Is small, but well equipped.

Banks, restaurants and shopping are within walking distance. Highly recommend Jax Kitchen, 1.8 miles down the road, for a great dinner and Margaritas, not cheap. Chef Alisah’s a GREAT Bosnian restaurant is directly across the street from La Posada; If you like inexpensive Mediterranean food this place is not to be missed! Miguel’s is the on-site restaurant, but we did not eat here because we encountered rude, uninviting, unprofessional service, twice from the bar tender, Randy. A happy hour is offered, but the Margaritas were very sweet and not very strong. We went across the street to another restaurant, Margaritas, for tasty, strong, cheap Margaritas.

The Hampton inn and Suites, there sister hotel, is next door where complimentary breakfast and guest computers are available. Breakfast items are plentiful : Eggs (prepared differently daily), make your own waffles, hot, fresh oatmeal, great coffee, an assortment of teas, milk, juice, cold cereal, biscuits, toast, bagels, fresh fruit, yogurt, etc. Yummy!

I highly recommend this hotel and will definitely stay at La Posada again.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver, Washington, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

This was the third time we stayed at this property and we are totally disappointed. I made the reservations online, using the pictures and descriptions of the casitas to make my choice. Well, what I reserved and what was said about the room were two different things. We were expecting a nice size room wih a full kitchen and we got a tiny room with a microwave. When I tried to get a different room upon arrival, I was told that because we wanted 7 days, they could not acommodate us. Plus, the "free breakfast" is offered next door at the Hampton! So, after 1 night, we are moving to the Hampton. Disgusted with the website at La Posada and even moreso with the inability to make sure we got what we wanted. We will not return.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars
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5 Thank 522JMP
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Clovis, New Mexico
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

We stayed in the casitas. High speed internet access was archaic. We were told to complain to manager if we wanted to. Kitchen contains a microwave, refrigerator, sink and coffee maker. Not a utensil to be found. No plates, forks and not so much as a kitchen cloth to wipe the counter! There were 2 coffee cups and two small drinking glasses, one of which had lipstick on it. Maintenance was sub-par. The front of the heater/air conditioner loose and flapping.The hot and cold water valves were not fastened to the sink top in the bathroom. Shower valve was backwards, going from hot to cold instead of the correct safer way of cold to hot. Toilet seat was stained and worn. The breakfast was good probably because it was next door at the Hampton Inn. View was spectacular although spoiled in the back because of the filth on the back sliding doors. They appeared to be water stained from improperly aimed sprinklers. "Tucson's Premier Boutique Hotel" is laughable unless you pay to stay there, then the laugh is on you.

Room Tip: Possible that the rooms in the Hotel are better, but the casita we stayed in (C-6) was just plain ba...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars
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2 Thank MrMT_Lee
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Belleville, Illinois
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40 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

Nice location for shopping, fairly close to freeway for access to most "tourist" things, good restaurant, Miguel's, is attached to hotel. Only thing to note is that complimentary breakfast buffet is only available at the Hampton Inn next door. All in all, good place to stay for the price.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank bboop617
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Leavenworth, Washington
Level Contributor
19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

This is our third stay at La Posada and it was better than ever. Previously we stayed two nights and then moved on. We have been here for better than a week this stay as we had much to do in Tucson. The staff, especially the cleaning and breakfast folks were amazing. We were cared for promptly and courteously. It is simply a charming and comfortable place to be. It is not pretentious yet it provided all the comfort we could want.
We felt safe and very much at home. Also of great importance, we have a very well behaved dog who travels with us and is well received wherever we go. She was welcomed here and made to feel most happy. When next to return to Tucson we will stay here at La Posada and will eagerly await our welcome. Thank you staff and management. And golfers, you will overlook a swell golf course that everyone in your group can enjoy. It is the way golf should be played.

Room Tip: Loved our casita
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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5 Thank Karen T
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Westmoreland, Tennessee
Level Contributor
29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

La Posada Lodge and Casitas is the place to stay in Tucson. They have a full breakfast buffet at their sister property next door on the adjoining lot (I'll let them tell you the name). La Posada also has a fitness center and one of the best restaurants in Tucson, Miguels (www.miguelstucson.com/) attached to the hotel. If you come in late at night Javier, or Chris will get you bedded down in a comfortable room. If you arrive in the morning chances are you will see John (a gringo) or Estephan' (sp) and if you are lucky enough to get there in the evening you will meet Jenny (looks hispanic but could be a gringa if she tried) What I am saying is La Posada Lodge and Casitas is the place to stay in Tucson. I loved the accommodations and the people are beyond great!!!!! (The housekeeping will bend over backward to make your stay great) This is a review that spread across a year's time. La Posada is the place to be, (by the way there is a three par golf course adjoining the property, Quail Canyon Golf Course 2 1/2 hours for 18 holes and when I was there it was $13 for 18 holes and that included a cart)

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Ericm37022
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

I stayed in this hotel 2 x 1 week. The first week in a casita and the second week in a room near by the pool. The casita and the room are much alike really exept for the price. The kitchen in the casita is nothing more then a sink in the room. No plates, no stove, only a microwave and fridge but that is what you find in the regular rooms too. Staff was very, very friendly and helpfull, also the spanish speaking cleaners. Internet acces was not always available. Pool was delicious, I hung out ther quite some time to sun and swim. They provide constantly clean towels you can use there. The restaurant Miguel was good. I loved to have a meal there from the bar menu and sit outside with a pool view. Breakfast was very good in the hotel next door. At the rooms at the pool and in the casitas you can sit outside and that was very nice. The casita's and rooms are decorated very tastefull. I felt at home and had some relaxing days. On Friday and Saturday they have party's sometimes with cheap margarita's, dance music and lots of noise. But don't worry. At eleven in the night everything starts to be quiet again so you can sleep. Or maybe you want to join the party, it sounded nice.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
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3 Thank Elisabeth1961
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Property: La Posada Lodge and Casitas
Address: 5900 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704-3816
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Location: United States > Arizona > Tucson
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#34 Family Hotel in Tucson
#38 Romantic Hotel in Tucson
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Hotel Class:3 star — La Posada Lodge and Casitas 3*
Number of rooms: 80
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