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“Very nice but a little pricey” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

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Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
Ranked #5 of 129 Hotels in Tucson
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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42 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Very nice but a little pricey”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2014

If you're a one stop stayer and want to check into the Loews you may enjoy it's location. We are very busy people and were hopping around to different parks and hiking trails each day, as well as restaurants all over town so for us staying there was probably a little less important and for that reason I rate it as fairly expensive. For 4 nights we paid $987.00. Which included a $20.00 resort fee which frankly just wasn't worth it. It provided you with internet, an hours use of tennis each day if coursts were available (frankly I never saw anyone play tennis at all so they were always available). You can self park so it doesn't pay for valet either. Now if you want to hike straight from the back of the hotel there's a fairly good hiking trail. It's a little more intense than some of them. Definitely you need to watch where you foot is being placed and not gaze around too much while walking or you'll trip and fall over the rocks. Pool was nice, didn't eat at restaurants as they were very pricey compared with very nice and neighboring restaurants that were available. Rooms were clean, maids did a good job. Tub is the biggest tub I've ever seen. Two full size people could sit side by side in it. Doesn't have any jets in it though so it's not a whirlpool tub. But if you were on a honeymoon you might enjoy it. Me I just kind of felt sorry for the maids that had to clean it because it probably felt to them like cleaning a small swimming pool. Ha! I will definitely go back to Tucson and if you're lifestyle demands a high end resort you will like this one, however again we're on the go people so most likely will stay somewhere cheaper since we do most things off-site anyway. Grounds were pretty though and their somewhat aided waterfall at the back of the walking path is pretty. Poolside bar had reasonablly priced drinks. It is pet friendly and as a pet owner I I think that's nice and then not. If I was to take my dog I'd think it nice, since I didn't you sometimes wonder if you should look around a bit and make sure you don't find any fleas or urine smells when you check into your room. Which by the way we never did so either pet friendly rooms are kept in another area or they are just that good at keeping things spotless. I do think the pet rooms were probably on the ends of the building which had walkout patios into grassy areas most likely. Didn't golf but if you did there's a pretty gold course with narrow fairways right at the resort. $149.00 daily rate before noon to play and $99.00 rate after 12:00. Visitors can only play one of the two courses however as the other is private country club. Didn't see all that many golfers on it.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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LVCRServiceDesk, Guest Relations Manager at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, responded to this review, March 5, 2014
Thank you for posting a TripAdvisor review from your recent stay with us at Loews Ventana Canyon. We value the feedback we receive from our guests and appreciate you taking the time to share your comments with us! It sounds like you had a very nice visit to Tucson and were able to experience the beautiful surroundings! Thank you again and we hope you will stay with us again the next time you are in Tucson!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2014

My wife and I have stayed here off and on for many years and each time we return, it's a special experience. We only spent one night as we were attending a golf tournament and were pleasantly surprised when given a room upgrade upon check-in! The lounge and bar area are comfortable and casual and the rooms very nice. It's just a nice place for a get-away that's close to home!

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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LVCRServiceDesk, Guest Relations Manager at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, responded to this review, February 26, 2014
Thank you for your wonderful TripAdvisor review and for continuing to choose Loews Ventana Canyon! We absolutely love hearing from our return guests and are overjoyed to be your local getaway destination! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your most recent stay while attending a golf tournament and hope you will be back to visit us again soon!
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Stillwater, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2014

A gem of a property, nestled in the mountains. Service beyond what is needed, but appreciated! Friendly faces from the moment you walk in to the end when you check out. They don't appear to have "no" in their vocabulary. Tried to make reservations at the Flying V, unfortunately that night they had it booked out, but were given a glass of wine at the other restaurant!
Would highly recommend to anyone!

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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LVCRServiceDesk, Guest Relations Manager at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, responded to this review, February 26, 2014
What a wonderful review! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor and are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us at Loews Ventana Canyon! We are lucky to have such amazing team members and are pleased to hear they were able to turn a disappointing situation around when the Flying V was recently closed for a buyout! Thank you again for your kind words and we hope you will come back to stay with us again on your next trip to Tucson!
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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2014

A wonderful experience. The staff is very helpful and friendly, the setting gorgeous. We ate at the Flying V every night-I have food allergies and our waiter Aaron took exceptional care of me and the food was delicious, just fabulous. The chef made special meals for me each night. It was chilly while we were there, and the outdoor pool was too cold to swim in, that's the only downside. Otherwise I would highly recommend this for couples, families, really anybody that wants a true resort experience. We did not use the spa, as we were busy each day at the Gem and Mineral Show. We'll definitely be back next year and I hope Aaron is still there!

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Susan G
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LVCRServiceDesk, Guest Relations Manager at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, responded to this review, February 26, 2014
Wow, it sounds like Aaron was able to make a great lasting impression on your recent stay with us at Loews Ventana Canyon! We will be sure to share your kind words with him and our entire staff! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your comments, it sounds like you had a wonderful experience and we hope you will stay with us again the next time you are in Tucson!
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Seattle
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2014

Let me begin by letting you know how much we enjoy staying at Loews Hotels whether it’s Hollywood, Philadelphia, New York, or our favorite property in Tucson. We’ve stayed in Tucson at the Ventana four times and hope we might be back again, but we’re uncertain after our most recent disappointing stay February 7 – 11, 2014.

Why? We’ll we planned a trip to celebrate our 35th anniversary hiking in Tucson. We stay at your resort because of its setting and because of the view we like looking at the Santa Catalina’s and waterfall. When booking I requested this view. I did so last year and was given a room without the view (later the front desk graciously moved us) so this year I wanted to be absolutely certain on this special occasion. Since I wanted everything just right, I called the hotel on 1/29/2014 to be sure they’d have a room with the view I wanted. I was told by the individual with whom I spoke that I would. Because of complications last year, I called again on 2/3/2014 and was again told yes we’d have the requested view.

So, I was disappointed and in fact angry when I arrived at the hotel on 2/7 to be put in a room that didn’t have my requested view, 4269. This was the first strike of many on my recent stay. Your front desk manger Bohdan responded by putting us in a suite—4235—successive nights which was a nice courtesy which I appreciated. (I won’t get into the spots on the rug, stains on the bathroom wallpaper, etc.)

However, when we went to move to the room the following day at 4:30pm after returning from a strenuous hike we were told the room hadn’t been cleaned and made up. That was our second disappointment as the lack of competency continued.

When we got in the room we saw the mountain, but no waterfall. Again, this was a special occasion at a special place and we were happy with the room, but the view we requested and thought we had after speaking with Bohdan was only partially there. Another strike.

The next day when we returned from an eight mile hike at 4pm the room hadn’t been cleaned or made up. Strike three, or four? As nice as all the staff are—and they are truly nice and courteous—the continuing lack of competence floored us at a Loews hotel.

You can probably see why we’re going to think awfully hard before returning once again. Although your setting is terrific for what we do—hike all day and every day—and what we like to see out our window, you know that there are many other options in the vicinity.

You indicate that you “strive to exceed our guest's expectations”, but in our case you didn’t even meet them, and as a small business owner myself I thought it important to let you know. I hope this information will be helpful to you as you review operations.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Derek M, General Manager at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, responded to this review, April 21, 2014
We’re so sorry to learn of your concerns regarding your recent visit to Loews Ventana Canyon! The experiences you describe are far below the standards we set for our staff and not reflective of the outstanding service for which we are known. We appreciate you taking the time to share this valuable feedback with us and have messaged you privately to learn more about your experience. We look forward to hearing from you.
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Meridian, Idaho
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16 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2014

My wife and I escaped out of cold Boise Idaho for four days in the beginning of January. Overall we had a fantastic time. The weather was warm and southern Arizona was just beautiful. Also overall the hotel was fantastic. Good location, service, rooms, and food. We will definitely go back again.

Room Tip: We asked for a city view and really enjoyed it.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Alan F
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LVCRServiceDesk, Guest Relations Manager at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
Thank you for your TripAdvisor review on your recent stay with us at Loews Ventana Canyon! We have been experiencing excellent weather lately and are glad to hear that Tucson was able to be your 'nice winter escape' from Boise! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and we hope to welcome you back to Loews Ventana Canyon again soon!
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Gonubie, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2014

What can I say, Loews Ventana Canyon is by far one of the best resorts I have ever stayed at. The Rooms are very nice, clean and very comfortable, The Staff were very professional and the food was excellent. Thank you so much for an awesome experience and I look forward to returning one day with my whole family.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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LVCRServiceDesk, Guest Relations Manager at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
Wow, thank you so much for your wonderful TripAdvisor review! It truly makes us happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope you will be back to visit us again very soon!
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Property: Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
Address: 7000 N Resort Dr, Tucson, AZ 85750-1341
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Location: United States > Arizona > Tucson
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#2 Top resorts Hotel in Tucson
#3 Romantic Hotel in Tucson
#3 Business Hotel in Tucson
#3 Spa Hotel in Tucson
#4 Luxury Hotel in Tucson
#5 Green Hotel in Tucson
#6 Family Hotel in Tucson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Loews Ventana Canyon Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 400
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tucson's spectacular 'Ventana' or 'Window' to the Soul of the Sonoran desert-is Loews Ventana Canyon. Discover a magical perspective high above Tucson's Catalina Mountains, where this stunning natural retreat offers a variety of activities, signature services and experiences to relax, energize and inspire guests. A playground of visitor delights includes: the luxurious Lakeside Spa & Tennis Center; Canyon hiking; professional stargazing; 2 Tom Fazio-designed PGA golf courses and lighted tennis courts; 2 swimming pools; a fitness center; nearby riding trails and more. ... more   less 
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