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Desert Dove Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #22 of 46 Tucson B&B and Inns
Reviewed October 11, 2011

Unfortunately we only had 2 nights at this first class B&B. Harvey and Betty Ross are so friendly, helpful and considerate. Breakfasts are delicious. Before breakfast, coffee is served and is wonderful wandering around their garden seeing many birds on the feeders. Their knowledge of the area is superb and their B&B so handy for the East Saguaro National Park. We would not hesitate in recommending this top rated B&B.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 10, 2011

Desert Dove is on the far east side of town and is a peaceful, relaxing place to stay. It is an adobe construction which kept the temperature very comfortable. We saw a coyote and lots of birds while sitting on the back porch swing. Betty and Harvey are great hosts and very helpful . The breakfast was plentiful and superb. This is the spot if you are seeking to get away from hustle and bustle. Would be great for cyclists as you are close to Saguaro National Park (east) and we saw large numbers of cyclists in the vicinity.

Room Tip: Only two rooms but both are lovely. Can't go wrong with either of them!
  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 16, 2011

Desert Dove is simply outstanding: a well-planned building conceived as a B&B from the beginning, a real adobe construction, immersed in the natural beauty of the area, very close to Saguaro National Park East. The hospitality was absolutely charming and the breakfast delicious. Top rating.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 31, 2011

This wonderfully managed B & B is on the eastern edge of Tucson, within a quarter mile of the Saguaro National Forest. There are only two rooms...both lovely. Ours overlooked the garden that has been lovingly nurtured by Betty and Harvey, the innkeepers. It is home to a wide array of birds and mammals. Sitting on the shaded patio with the morning coffee is alone worth the price. But, in addition, you get Betty's wonderful and varied breakfasts which manage to be healthful, fulfilling, and great tasting. Betty and Harvey are attentive to every detail. The result is a place that is much more than a place to sleep and have breakfast, it was definitely an important part of our vacation for which we are very grateful. I cannot single out one "best" aspect because the Desert Dove was excellent in so many ways. As for the least good aspect, I would say its location on the eastern fringe of Tucson was less convenient to the attractions on the Western edge and Tuscon is a large and sprawling city that requires a LOT of driving around. We drove, but we also took advantage of the proximity to the Eastern section of the Saguaro National Forest and we took our time in the morning and late in the day to watch the birds, enjoy the Spa, and truly relax.

Room Tip: The Desert Garden Room has the better view.
Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 24, 2011

We recently spent 3 evenings at the Desert Dove B&B and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The B&B is in a quiet residential district and in walking distance to the Saguaro National Park. Betty and Harvey, our hosts, were friendly and enjoyed talking about their life in Southern Arizona. The several acre property is open for guests to explore the desert vegetation or watch the many colorful birds which frequent the feeders. Breakfast were tasty and plentiful. A great place to stay if spending some time in Tucson.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 9, 2011

We had the pleasure of staying at the Desert Dove for 2 nights and it was pure heaven. The setting is serene, the house immaculate and lovingly filled with interesting antiques and most of all the hosts, Betty and Harvey, who ensure your comforts from the minute you step into their quarters. Breakfast was delicious, healthful and truly homemade. Our favorite time was early in the a.m. (with coffee waiting outside our door) watching the birds feast within the beautiful garden that Betty and Harvey tend to and staring at the gorgeous scenery that abound the property. Walking distance to the Saguaro National Park but yet close enough to restaurants, etc - it is the perfect getaway. There are just not enough superlatives for our experience! We cannot wait to return!!

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 15, 2010

Desert Dove innkeepers Betty and Harvey are friendly, open, and run a great b&b. The adobe home is comfy, the room was airy and light, and the breakfasts were delicious. It was fun to don a furnished robe, step into the hall to get early coffee, and take it outside to watch the birds that Harvey feeds every morning. How great to be just outside Tucson--accessible to everything, but in a non-urban setting. Popping into the hot tub, then crawling under the smoothest possible sheets, was pure heaven. If you're an antiques nut, you'll love all of the owners' collectibles.
When we found that the owners were originally from Minnesota, we smiled. They bring "Midwestern nice" to their business, and it's a treat to stay there.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank mbtlo
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Additional Information about Desert Dove Bed and Breakfast

Address: 11707 E Old Spanish Trl, Tucson, AZ 85730-5617
Location: United States > Arizona > Tucson
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Ranked #22 of 46 B&Bs / Inns in Tucson
Price Range: $115 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the old west! We are located on four acres, walking distance from the Saguaro National Park E. Adobe territorial ranch style bed & breakfast with two guest rooms. Private entrance & bathrooms. Spa, great views, full breakfast. smoke free. Great for viewing wildlife, birding & hiking. ... more   less 

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