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Review of Desert Dove Bed and Breakfast

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Desert Dove Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #22 of 49 Tucson B&B and Inns
Boulder, Colorado
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“What a gem!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2011

My husband and I were on a 5 week road trip doing mostly camping along the way with the occasional splurge. While in Tucson and on a whim we decided to try and find a B&B that would accomodate us on such short notice. What a gem we found when we were reffered to Desert Dove. Super friendly Inn Keepers (Betty & Harvey), comfortable room, use of the hot tub was a major bonus for us, seclusion and great breakfast! Thank you for becoming such a special part of our travels, Deset Dove! Highly recommended.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2011

What a wonderful B&B, we can highly recommend, a comfy place to "get away" relax and do a little hiking in the Saquaro National Park. Very neat and clean....GREAT food and a wonderful collection of antiques. The garden and birds are a beautiful site in the A.M. Harvey and Betty are just delightful hosts!!!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
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Thank barb f
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Madison, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2011

Every time I visit Arizona, I remember why I keep coming back to this beautiful state. I have to admit: Desert Dove was my first Bed and Breakfast I've ever stayed with so they've set the standard for me. The house is beautiful and the location can't be beat. It's quiet and clean and the owners are very friendly and helpful. I would recommend this B&B to anyone who visits Tucson - the price is right for the quality you receive in return. Thanks Betty and Harvey! :)

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
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Thank emdeesea
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Durham
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mossy10
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Gilbert, Arizona
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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!
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank david a
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Giorgio M
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Piermont, NH
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.
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Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Desert Dove Bed and Breakfast
Address: 11707 E. Old Spanish Trail, Tucson, AZ 85730
Location: United States > Arizona > Tucson
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Ranked #22 of 49 B&Bs / Inns in Tucson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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