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Catalina Park Inn Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #6 of 48 Tucson B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Charlottesville
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28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“A great choice in Tucson”
Reviewed January 4, 2014

Very helpful and gracious hosts, delicious breakfasts, clean and comfortable room with many thoughtful items, and a beautiful home and garden. We could not have made a better choice for our first visit to Tucson, which we are glad we spent with Mark and Paul.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed January 2, 2014

We had a wonderful stay while in Tucson for a family gathering. Five of us stayed at the inn and Paul and Mark couldn't have been more gracious and accommodating. Rooms were clean and well appointed. The room in the main house had plenty of space for lounging and we were surprised at how quiet it was even though there were others on the same floor. The room in the annex was smaller but nicely made up and cozy. Breakfast was wonderful too. Having tea and coffee available throughout the day was a nice plus.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2014

Paul and Mark are great hosts, with over 20 years experience in this location. As others have noted, the home, location, gardens, comfortable bed, beautiful robes,etc are perfect. The breakfast included home made scones (yum!) and good egg dish and bacon plus good coffee. There was nothing I would change about the inn, and nothing I can add to what others have written except to say that we found it all to be true. We enjoyed our time there so much that it made us want to visit Tucson more often just so that we can stay there.

Room Tip: There are only 6 rooms so it's not an issue although perhaps if it's hot one might prefer a...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed November 30, 2013

What a wonderful stay I had at the Catalina Park Inn. The historical home (oodles of charm and perfectly decorated), enchanted surroundings (beautifully landscaped gardens in a quiet neighborhood), and easy accessibility to downtown (quirky 4th Street and trendy restaurant filled Congress) made the Inn an ideal base for several days in Tucson. Above all, the owners and hosts, Mark and Paul, made the visit simply....OUTSTANDING. They were incredibly knowledgeable, helpful, friendly, easy going, interesting and non-intrusive, everything you could wish for - absolutely perfect. The morning meals were scrumptious - a classy Southwest breakfast burrito, croissant French toast with prickly pear syrup and all of the fixings, a omelet with the most delicious homemade bread I've ever eaten (Mark is superb with culinary skills!). Home made blueberry scones, hearty oatmeal cookies, and nutty coffee cakes as well. The home is gorgeous. I loved hearing about its history (1927, used in a movie - which they have on DVD - several shots also from the neighborhood and with other homes on the block) and enjoyed the warmth and comfort that the owners have adorned the home with - charming. Please don't change a thing - I loved the slightly squeaky iron gate, the bubbling fountain, the soft music, the distant train horns - everything. I look forward to visiting Tucson again and will definitely make the Catalina Park Inn my home away from home on that visit as well.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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New Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Love, love this BNB. We stay at BNBs routinely and this was an excellent choice. The house is less than one mile from downtown area where we had some amazing meals. I chose it based on its proximity to the start for the Tour de Tucson ride and it was perfect for location. The breakfasts are amazing. Hot teas, coffee, fresh orange juice and fresh baked pastry or bread followed by a well prepared, great presentation breakfast entre. Mark and Paul are welcoming and very thoughtful hosts. They have been doing this for many years and hosting is so natural for them. The best compliment I can offer is I have already booked a room for next years tour de Tucson. Also there was a gentleman who has booked there for the last 15 years for the tour. Cant wait to come back and sip wine on their beautiful grounds.

Room Tip: Stayed in room 1 which is separate from the house. (as is room 2)
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Salem, Oregon
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Reviewed November 23, 2013

We really enjoyed our 2 nights at the Catalina Park Inn. The room was well-appointed; wifi was reliable; the breakfasts were fabulous; the location was perfect for us - we easily walked to campus and downtown; and Paul & Mark were great - thoughtful hosts & very fun to talk to. We will stay again when we visit Tucson.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
Reviewed November 21, 2013

Spent weekend at Catalina Park Inn in Tucson, AZ in November 2013. Paul and Mark were the perfect hosts. The rooms are very large and comfortable. The Inn is within walking to the university's campus and local restaurants. The breakfasts were wonderful. Cookies and treats welcomed guests every day. Would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Two of the rooms upstairs have a balcony that you can relax on.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Catalina Park Inn Bed and Breakfast

Property: Catalina Park Inn Bed and Breakfast
Address: 309 E 1st St, Tucson, AZ 85705
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Location: United States > Arizona > Tucson > West University
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 48 B&Bs / Inns in Tucson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Catalina Park Inn Bed and Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built in 1927 as the residence of a prominent Philadelphia family, this stately historic-district jewel is a testament to quality craftsmanship of a bygone era.As a Bed & Breakfast Inn, we continue the tradition of attention to detail. Whether you are traveling to Tucson for business or pleasure you will find Catalina Park Inn offers a high degree of comfort, privacy, and friendly service in an environment that reflects the quiet elegance of an earlier time. Ideal location near the Fourth Avenue and Congress Street entertainment and dining district. Four blocks away is a light rail stop. ... more   less 
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