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Desert Diamond Casino Hotel
Ranked #61 of 130 Hotels in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
Long Beach, CA
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great place to stay”
Reviewed December 20, 2011

We stayed 3 nights here and it is a great place to stay. The staff are very friendly, the rooms are large and the Steak House is fantastic. We also really liked the special lobby of the casino that provided excellent information and displays about the Tohono O'Odham tribe that owns the hotel and casino.

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Douglas, Arizona
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Reviewed November 28, 2011

Desert DIamond is the older of the 2 Tucson Casino Hotels, and it's showing it's age. The hotel is nice, comfortable, and with the players club membership, FREE. We've stayed here about 7 times on the free, which helps make a 2 hour drive worthwhile. Monsoon Night club for dancing, (Haven't been), a Steak House (Never been), The buffet is allright, but a lot of the food is generic (Love the Prime Rib), the casino also has a little station open 24 hours, which serves the basics (Good quick food). The Casino floor is pretty big, with a lot of different choices, to include poker, blackjack and a host of other card games including BINGO. Hotel has a continental breakfast, which features decent wake-up grub, but not really a meal. The coffee shop features decent coffee, and for 2 hours in the morning, prices are half. Pool seems nice (Not my thing), a conference center, gift shop etc... Don't stray far from the casino, you're in South Tucson (Not the nicest neighborhood), but casino is plenty safe.

Room Tip: Ask for a balcony if you're a smoker, rooms are non-smoking.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Houston, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
97 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed October 25, 2011

Spent 1 night here while traveling AZ, appears to be a fairly new property. Hotel staff were friendly and efficient, no issues with room either. Room was very large (a premium king with balcony). Separate shower and tub, view of desert from the tub, kinda unique. Small but very nice pool facility. Free wifi, comfortable bedding, flat screen, clean room. Nice casino, a bit smoky, but not too bad. Buffet was not too good the night we were there (friday night), it was a mexican food buffet. Mostly tacos, taco salads, tamales and soups. Food did not taste great and the appearance of the buffet was unappetizing, cost $9 per person. People who dined at their steak restaurant said it was good.
Easy access to I-10 and Tucson airport.

Room Tip: Book a Diamond Club rate online. if you dont have their Diamond Card, hit the casino first, get one...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Arizona
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214 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2011

Stayed for the weekend, and made reservations through their website. They have some good deals if you sign up for their casino card, which takes 5 minutes. Had a really nice kng room on the 4th floor. We've learned to stay on upper floors in any casino because there is always someone walking around regardless of the time. If you are a light sleeper, get a room far from the elevators, as this area is noisy, especially if there is a wedding or event going on. The guests seem to hang out and yak by the elevators. Room had a nice balconey and view, although the door was hard to open. Bed and pillows were comfortable. Room had a fridge, but no microwave. The air conditioner was way to noisy to leave on overnight. The property location is a bit cheesy, but the hotel, conference center and Casino are very nice and well decorated. The food options are adequate. There is a continental breakfast that has a lot of choices, but ends at 9:00, so if you want to sleep late, you'll need other options. Full Breakfast is limited to the food court in the casino, which is a little slow, but good quality food and several choices. The upper end steak house, which is actually in the casino, was very good and had many choices and a nice wine list. The hotel itself only has a coffee bar, the breakfast, and vending for food, but the casino is a short, indoor walk, and even though smoking is allowed in most of the casino, the air was not bad, even when it was really busy. There is a nice non-smoking area with a lot of gaming choices as well. We would go back anytime.

Room Tip: Upper floors away from the elevators are best.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 5, 2011

We live in Tucson and occasionally stay at the local resorts and hotels.
We stayed in an Executive Suite and we were not disappointed. It was beautiful, spacious and well designed. The jacuzzi was one of the largest I've seen. The water temperature was just right. The rooms are removed from the main casino so there was no noise to disturb you. We had a choice of several on site places to eat and chose the Steakhouse for an early dinner. Again, we were impressed with the food and service.


  • Stayed October 2011
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Tucson, Arizona
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed October 4, 2011

I'm a local so I REALLY have NO excuse, just don't make the same mistake I did. We wanted to stay overnight after Ron White's performance recently and booked the hotel thinking it was at the same site as the Theatre venue... not so, it's 8 miles away at the OTHER Desert Diamond Casino. Thankfully they provided a shuttle, but we were hoping to just 'stumble' back to our room afterward. I totally missed any reference to this on the Website.
That all being said, the hotel was very nice, the steak house good and the room spacious, clean and comfortable. The A/C was a pretty noisy, though, and when the airport is in north flow you're going to have airliners taking off directly overhead. Fortunately, TUS is not a hugely busy airport.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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ottawa canada
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376 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2011

I like this hotel and have stayed a couple of times. The rooms are nice, the beds are soft and the price is between $ 100-110. If you like to gamble great, but I enjoy the food and the room.

  • Stayed September 2011
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Property: Desert Diamond Casino Hotel
Address: 7350 S Nogales Hwy, Tucson, AZ 85756-9641
Location: United States > Arizona > Tucson
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #61 of 130 Hotels in Tucson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Desert Diamond Casino Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 148
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