My wife and stayed there this past March. First off, the location is PERFECT. Easy walk to 4th avenue, the University area and even downtown if you like to walk. The room was nice but needed some updating (knobs falling off and such, not a huge deal). The room was very clean and organized and included a small refrigerator (more on that later). We could not open the windows though and a couple afternoon is was pretty hot in there. The nights were cool and we would have liked to have the windows open.
Parking is on the street and we had no qualms about parking our car. It seemed to be a very safe neighborhood. The only two caveats we had were that there was no breakfast per se. They put food in your room and refrigerator. A lot of the items were past their expiration date and some of the fruit was no good. But they did stock it nicely. However, when my wife and I go to a B&B we prefer a common room breakfast so we can meet and talk to other guests. We have met many nice people over the years and have found out things to do that we wouldn't have known about. The second thing was that the owner was friendly but did not give us any advice about what to do or where to go. She didh't ask us anything about our interests, just pointed us to 4th street. In the past most proprietors have talked to us for a good 30 minutes and given us some good advice. But it's not like she was mean, just not as social as we have come to expect from B&B's.
Overal we had a nice stay but it could have been nicer. We've been to countless B&B's, I would not rate this as the best or the worst, more above average. But the location/price are great.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A beautiful Victorian Queen Anne built in 1899 and lovingly restored and remodeled into Tucson's most progressive eco-friendly boutique inn. Each private suite is unique with vintage furnishing. Eco friendly features such as a RO filtered water dispenser in your own in-suite kitchen.Perfectly located on the "University Bike Boulevard" a short walk to UofA and only 2 blocks "The cultural Center of Tucson" Historic Fourth Avenue... Check out our new University area streetcar! ... more less
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- The Big Blue House Hotel Tucson