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Lodge on the Desert

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had booked one of the old original casitas, and when I saw it I was not that pleased with the layout just because my twin sister and I would avail ourselves of the scenery more than the fireplace. The women at the desk immediately took us to the newest casita, and we were literally on top of the world,...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I wouldn’t even have booked this place except for a points promotion by Rocketmiles in relation to one of my points cards. I’m very glad I did. It was a very nice ‘boutique’ hotel that was overloaded with the atmosphere of the Southwest. From the exceptionally friendly & informative check-in with Alex until the time I left, it was pretty...

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Emily B, Guest Relations Manager at Lodge on the Desert, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! I've passed along your comments about the team to our General Manager, as we all take pride in providing excellent service. Thanks again for sharing your experience with fellow travelers, and we look forward to hosting you upon your next visit to Tucson!

Glendale, Arizona, United States
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The room has always been very nice with enough space, romantic fireplace and spacious bathroom. Front desk staff is always very professional. Don't even waste your time with the "free" breakfast though. If you can't serve decent food then don't. It won't encourage you to try their dinner menu. The head person in charge of the kitchen literally argued with...

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Emily B, Guest Relations Manager at Lodge on the Desert, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and sharing your feedback. We're happy to hear the room and our staff were accommodating. We take pride in offering breakfast for our guests before embarking to explore beautiful Tucson. We're sorry the breakfast wasn't up to your expectations. We want you to be confident that we use fresh eggs, always provide a meat...

Durango, CO
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our stay at the Lodge on the Desert was very enjoyable. The staff was friendly, the food was good, the room was lovely. The breakfast was especially enjoyable! Our only negative comment is the price of the wine at the onsite restaurant. It's 3 to 4 times higher than other restaurants. They charge $16 a glass for Line 39 cab,...

1Thank Elkmantom
Emily B, Guest Relations Manager at Lodge on the Desert, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We're very happy you enjoyed your stay. I'll pass your comments along to the team; we always appreciate the feedback. Thanks again and we hope you'll be back again soon!

Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No working wi-fi, no working safe box, no coffee cups in the room, and when I reported these issues the front desk attendant said "strange, Wi-Fi was working all the time" like I was lying or didn't know how to access it, instead of getting details to correct it or at least an apology.

2Thank Mimi H
Emily B, Guest Relations Manager at Lodge on the Desert, responded to this review

Hi there and thank you for your review. We want to apologize for the issues you experienced during your stay. There definitely should have been coffee cups in your room. I've spoken with the general manager about the staff interaction and he will be following up with the front desk staff. Thank you for your feedback; it is with your...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at this hotel just one night in December 2016. This was just a stopover after driving quite a distance the day before and one day before we met our friends in Saddlebrook. We had been on the road for almost a month by that time. This hotel had some amenities that other hotels we stayed in didn't have....

1Thank BackRoadsCalifornia
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The second u turn into the entry roundabout of this welcoming adobe complex of restored casitas /historic hotel you will know you made the right choice. After a long day on the road & wanting more than the basic off road hotel chain accommodation, finding THE LODGE IN THE DESERT was the perfect respite. Thanks to HOTELSTONIGHT app this pricey...

1Thank Barrie M
La Crescenta, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Husband and I stayed for a couple nights during our visit to the gem show. Check in was easy and fast. Grounds were charming. Nice pool and jacuzzi. King room was super spacious (even had 2 sinks in the bathroom), was very clean and the bed was comfy. Location was good, and as the room faced away from the street,...

1Thank LisaLovesTravel1013
Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first impression of this place, as I pulled in, was to make me think of the 30's and 40's and glamor. No, it does not look old... (although it's been here a very long time, I understand) just glamorous. And the room? Large, comfortable, posh. I really like this place. Staff is very friendly.... it's very quiet here, AND...

1Thank Sharon T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for 8 nights. Had one of the more basic rooms but it was large, v Clean, very accessible to pool, lobby, parking. Most rooms are on ground level. Beautiful grounds with lots of cactus. It was a cold week so we appreciated the good heater in the room and used the heated pool and hot tub daily. Breakfast was...

1Thank jrcalgary

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Lodge on the Desert
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Cuisines: American, Southwestern, International
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  • Restaurant
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
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 

Additional Information about Lodge on the Desert

Address: 306 North Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711-2855
Region: United States > Arizona > Tucson
Price Range: ₹ 9,761 - ₹ 18,318 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lodge on the Desert 3.5*
Number of rooms: 103
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Also Known As:
Lodge On The Desert Hotel Tucson
Hotel On The Desert
On The Desert Tucson
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Tucson
#9 Spa Hotel in Tucson
#14 Family Hotel in Tucson
#24 Business Hotel in Tucson
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“I was drawn to the old rooms but I think the new rooms have retained the charm, but have better design.”
 of 5 bubbles 414karenm, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are excellent.”
 of 5 bubbles Elkmantom, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I always ask for a quiet room.”
 of 5 bubbles BackRoadsCalifornia, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I'm guessing every room is good.”
 of 5 bubbles SharonT745, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for fireplace room in winter”
 of 5 bubbles tavysandin, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
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