Was looking for a boutique hotel in Tucson for a week-long vacation and found the Lodge on the Desert from Trip Advisor (took advantage of the 4th night free offer). What an amazing find! A quaint and charming 100-room property featuring new and historic rooms. The new rooms were fresh, spacious, and even luxurious, but I couldn't resist staying in the hacienda-style bungalow in the historic wing.
Our room was near the bar/restaurant and very spacious - walk-in closet and 1950s style bathroom (pastel yellow with mint green trim, adorable). The room had an adobe fireplace, authentic rug, and distressed wooden desk, just full of character.
I have to say right away, EAT AT THE RESTAURANT. Oh my God, I was blown away! I tend to find hotel restaurant food very .. plain, conforming, or "vanilla" as my boyfriend and I call it, but their menu was fantastic, the prices were better, and the flavor was the best. I loved everything I tried (which was almost everything after 5 days). We also took advantage of their happy hour which was 4-7 everyday. The bar food was half-off, if you can even call it bar food (clams, boursin fondue, made-to-order guac, rattlesnake hushpuppies.. it was all delicious). $5 margaritas were delightful as well. It was very easy to spend a lot of time on their patio - I love, love, loved the fireplace and fountain. So peaceful.
From the room to the restaurant to the heated pool and jacuzzi, the experience was absolutely perfect for our vacation and money VERY well spent.
I have to say the only negative was the bed - it was SO comfortable I could hardly get out of it!
Two thumbs up from the girl from Las Vegas!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lodge on the Desert is a Tucson classic and guests experience the authenticity of the Old Pueblo blended with the modern southwest charm that has evolved throughout the Lodge's storied 80 years. This 100-room boutique hotel is situated on five acres in mid-town Tucson, AZ and appeals to leisure and business travelers alike. Plus with event spaces for up to 175 guests, Lodge on the Desert is popular for small to mid-size meetings and intimate social gatherings. An Arizona landmark and Tucson tradition renowned for its intimate residential setting and genial hospitality, here guests discover pathways meandering among regal palms, native cacti and manicured lawns wrapped in ribbons of seasonal flowers. Charming hacienda-style accommodations afford guests a sanctuary in which to retreat and relax. It is truly Tucson's urban oasis. And considered by many to be the Old Pueblo's mid-town masterpiece. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lodge On The Desert Hotel Tucson
- Hotel On The Desert
- On The Desert Tucson