Stayed at La Palomas for a quick in state getaway, had a pretty good time but there are some issues to think about here. The good: water features worth staying here for! Multiple pools some for families, some for adults only (thank you), a magnificent 177 foot water slide which was so much fun (and no lines!), multiple Jacuzzis, some dedicated for adults, some for families, one cold water spa with a waterfall feature, one shallow pool with a swim up bar (featuring a tropical kind of drink of the day as you would find on a cruise). The water features were clean, had dozens and dozens of chaise lounges, enough to accommodate a lot of people, umbrellas, towels, fresh drinking water stations, everything was very clean and all of their staff working in the water area were awesome. On our last day at 5pm a formally dressed man came out for what I took to be a daily ritual there….those around the swim up bar pool were given pink champagne with blue berries floating in it for the toast to Tucson’s anniversary. I expect there are different topics of toasting on other days. I would add to the water features the rain forest shower and separate tub in our bathroom, much enjoyed. The more difficult: the extreme distances around the property. We had originally chosen a suite but when we found out how far it was located from the restaurants and pool, they thankfully downgraded our reservation to a deluxe room. It was still a lot of walking between our housing unit and the parking lot (about ¼ mile), the main lobby building and the pools. There were plenty of staff manning a number of golf carts to transport guests around, but we just didn’t want to get involved always having to call for a ride. I would estimate my experience similar to that of being on a large cruise ship with no elevators. The maze of uneven walkways with multiple sets of stairs made going somewhere tedious for us. I would say even a young twenty something wearing heels would have difficulty covering that much distance around the resort. Another issue was the fees for wifi, (up to $15 per day PER DEVICE). Thankfully we brought our own card so that wasn't a problem. The beds were awesome, linens just as nice, sleeping was excellent. There was a robe in the room, (but two people staying in the room so only one could use the robe). I liked their clean and green option of going w/o service and in return getting a $5 voucher to use anywhere on the resort grounds. However you will need to figure bringing your own shampoo because that means the amenities don't get restocked if you choose going green. In addition, we didn’t get a voucher when we declined maid service, but when we went to the front desk they issued one right away and there was no difficulty using it toward a meal. Speaking of which we were disappointed in the restaurant on site, Azul. We only ate breakfast there, twice, but the meals were average at best, not even garnish on the plates or similar touches we are used to at nicer restaurants. We did like the number of meals featuring “power foods” foods with good antioxidants, low fat or low cal, many more than offered at other resorts. The servers in the food area were awesome. We found the coffee shop closed one day at 2 pm, another day the café/bistro was closed at 230 when the brochures said they were open till 5. I will probably go back because of the water features but will plan ahead regarding meals and room location. We truly recharged and decompressed here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience the newest level of luxury in the Southwest at Tucson's iconic Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa. This AAA Four-Diamond resort, beautifully situated in the lush foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains, has undergone a $305 million resort-wide rejuvenation. The result is a more contemporary, personalized flare to the resort's renowned elegance that exceeds expectations and fulfills every guests needs. Each of the 487 spacious guest rooms (including 25 expansive suites) have been meticulously reappointed, with attention to the smallest details, to provide the most relaxing and convenient space to unwind. A perfect getaway for couples, families or corporate retreats, The Westin La Paloma Resort offers world-class amenities including five re-imagined resort swimming pools and the 177a€™ Sidewinder water-slide; 27 holes of Jack Nicklaus Signature golf; the full-service, restorative Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa; WestinWORKOUT Fitness Center; Kids Club; and 8 exceptional dining options. Just 25 minutes from the Tucson International Airport, The Westin La Paloma Resort is conveniently located near art galleries, shopping, and a wide variety of signature destination attractions and dining. Courtesy transportation is provided for guests via new Mercedes Sprinters to the upscale La Encantada shopping center. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Westin La Paloma Hotel Tucson
- Westin Tucson
- Westin La Paloma Tucson Arizona
- Tucson Westin