Lodge on the Desert was such a nice surprise. I found it on an online listing of "hotels near UofA" and after reading some of the good reviews on tripadvisor decided to check it out. So glad I did.
My boyfriend and I stayed there one night and I wish we could have stayed longer. The front entrance was very understated. At first I wasn't sure we were in the right place but when we opened the door we discovered it was in fact the lobby. We got a king room in one of the new buildings. We were on the second floor overlooking the pool. It was obvious they were still finishing the construction as the lights on the stairs weren't on, one side of the pool area was missing a door, and the room had that "new room" smell to it, which was actually kinda nice.
The room itself was really big with a fireplace and a small patio (not big enough to sit on). There was a gigantic TV and the bed was SO comfy. I slept really well.
The bathroom had two sinks and a shower, no tub, which was fine. Everything was very clean.
We turned the fireplace on for a little bit but it made the room really warm. Would be best on a chilly night, it wasn't that cold out when we were there.
We swam in the heated pool and relaxed in the hot tub as well. The pool area was very nice and everything was really clean.
The only weird thing was that there was that it seemed like there was nobody staying there! There were barely any cars in the parking lot and most of the rooms were dark. It was a Friday night so we were surprised it was so empty. We didn't have any noise that's for sure!
The hotel is not really near anything so it would be good to have a car if you stay here so you can get to more populated areas. It's pretty much just houses around there.
I would certainly stay at Lodge on the Desert again, I really enjoyed my stay.
- 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