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Azure Gate Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 45 Tucson B&B and Inns
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

Great quiet location, best food of any b&b we've ever stayed
Good central location to access all sights and activities of tucson
Dennis and Christine are exemplary hosts, they know the area well
And give accurate descriptions of sights ,activities and directions

Room Tip: If you want to sleep in, make sure your rom faces west.....
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

My mid-October, 2013 visit to the Azure Gate was wonderful -- again! It is a truly special desert oasis where I can unwind and recharge at any time of year. The delicious gourmet breakfasts (at delightful tables!) are the perfect fuel for a day hike or other desert exploration -- and Dennis and Christine gladly share their tips for current events, wildlife sightings and other interests that make each day a unique adventure. Nightfall brings the welcome comfort of a peaceful setting that seems more like home every time I visit. I hope the memories of another perfect respite will sustain me until I can return!

Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

This is the first review I've ever posted. I'm rather late in posting, but feel it's only fair to add our recommendation since we chose to stay at the Azure Gate based on the great reviews others have posted. We had a great experience, and can confirm that the high praise of previous reviewers is well deserved.

We stayed in one of the rooms in the owners' home. Our room (and the entire B&B) was very clean and comfortable (good bed!). The breakfasts were beautiful, delicious and healthy; and the exterior surroundings are so serene. You are right there in the Sonoran desert. Plus, Dennis and Christine are very welcoming, and generous with information on the area.

We loved Tucson; exotic desert surroundings, and great hiking. We really enjoyed the Azure Gate B&B and Dennis and Christine the owners!

Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 5, 2013

What a delightful place to relax! Dennis and Christine were very personable; she and I had fun chatting about our growing up experiences. We've stayed at a number of bed and breakfasts and never had anything close to the gourmet, imaginative meals that were served to us. We stayed in the Santa Ana Casita. It was just right - clean, comfortable (!) bed, a patio leading to the garden and pool area, a more private patio patio for looking at the mountains and watching the quail, lots of windows to make it feel light and airy, a circular stairway to ascend to that comfortable bed. I loved the plant window in the shower. One of the much appreciated features was the quiet and and the chance to stargaze without having to drive somewhere. Come back? Absolutely.

Room Tip: The circular stairway is a bit tricky to negotiate so choose a different room to stay if you have an...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

We highly recommend the Azure Gate! A beautiful home with a wonderful pool to use at your leisure! It was my birthday when they arrived and were thoughtful enough to have a tasty cupcake and candle waiting for me! Dennis and Christine are very hospitable hosts who are very warm and chatty. Well appointed, very clean and Absolutely fabulous food and Dennis cooks himself - presentation was astounding! We would love to plan a trip back!

Room Tip: They are all worth the value!
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 20, 2013

Wow! What can we say to add to all the excellent reviews on here! As so many others have said, we had a fantastic stay at Azure Gate. We stayed in the Santa Ana House which is attached to the main house but has its own door on to the swimming pool terrace and another door on to a private terrace where we loved to sit watching the lovely desert scenery in Azure Gate's own land. Santa Ana has its own lounge and kitchen area with microwave and large fridge which was already stocked with drinks and milk. Coffee beans and other goodies were also provided thanks to the hospitality of Christine and Dennis, as well as a wealth of information on the local area. The bedroom was in a loft area reached by a spiral staircase and the bathroom was downstairs so be prepared for that if you get up in the night! The breakfasts have already been well described on here and they were outstanding. Every day we wondered what the dish of the day would be and it was always delicious and prepared with such care and described in detail by Dennis. There are also 2 bedrooms in the main house and another larger detached house called Catalina. We met guests from all the rooms and they all spoke highly of their accommodation. Azure Gate is set in lovely peaceful desert scenery and close to Saguaro NP East, yet within a few minutes drive of Tucson with its restaurants. A very special place to stay.

Room Tip: Santa Ana if you are happy with a spiral staircase, otherwise Catalina.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

We were very happy to come back at the Azure Gate after 6 years. What a beautiful and wonderful place this is. We stayed for four nights in the Santa Ana Guesthouse in september 2013. We again enjoyed the hospitality of Dennis and Christine, especially the excellent breakfasts cooked by chef Dennis. Every morning we were asked: Do you need any directions? The answer to that question could just be "no"! Who wants to leave paradise? To bad we missed the javalinas, next time maybe? Thx!

Room Tip: Both guesthouses are great! Don't miss the pool and the hummingbirds.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Azure Gate Bed and Breakfast

Address: 9351 E Morrill Way, Tucson, AZ 85749-8550
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Location: United States > Arizona > Tucson
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 45 B&Bs / Inns in Tucson
Price Range: $130 - $195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Azure Gate Bed and Breakfast 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
5 magical acres of desert botanical garden ambiance; two guest houses with kitchens; plus two guest rooms in the main house offer a range in pricing as well as length of stay; enjoy the library, chess room, living room, and outdoor oasis; walk through 10 Azure Gates designed by artist Simon Donovan; Come here to relax and enjoy the peace, beauty, and spirit of nature that is The Azure Gate. ... more   less 
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