14 Greatest Locations to Keep in Tucson (Motels, Resorts, & Ranches)

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Whether or not you’re staying downtown, visiting the College of Arizona campus, in search of a family-friendly resort, need an genuine expertise within the American Southwest, or want a spa getaway, I’ve received you coated on the perfect locations to remain in Tucson, Arizona.

Earlier than I get into the extra detailed evaluations, let me begin with my prime picks based mostly on my frequent journeys to Tucson to drop off or go to my Arizona Wildcat:

Greatest Locations to Keep in Tucson (by Kind):

If that is your first go to to Tucson, listed here are my picks for greatest motels in Tucson, relying on the kind of journey you’re planning:

Notice: This publish might comprise affiliate hyperlinks. In case you click on a hyperlink and make a purchase order, I’ll obtain a small fee. All opinions are my very own.

JW Marriott Starr Pass patio
JW Marriott Starr Go patio

AC Lodge by Marriott Tucson Downtown

If you wish to expertise the meals, arts, and tradition of the town, the AC Hotel by Marriott is correct within the coronary heart of downtown Tucson. In fact, being in the course of the town’s nightlife additionally means it may be fairly loud at evening so pack your sound machine as a result of the ear plugs the resort gives in all probability received’t minimize it.

The fashionable vibe consists of locally-inspired paintings within the foyer and beers and spirits sourced from Southern Arizona within the foyer lounge. One other profit is the rooftop pool, which provides views of the town and people beautiful Arizona sunsets. The resort doesn’t have a restaurant, however there are such a lot of nice choices proper exterior your door together with Charro Steak (dinner), The HUB (lunch), and The Monica (brunch/breakfast), with tons extra inside strolling distance.

AC Lodge by Marriott Tucson Downtown is positioned at 151 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85701

Alternate downtown choice: If trendy isn’t your jam, strive the historic Hotel Congress, positioned proper throughout the road from the Rialto Theater. In-built 1919, Lodge Congress is the cultural landmark with a nightclub, Cup Cafe restaurant, and a stay music venue. As a consequence of its historic nature, the resort doesn’t supply televisions in rooms or elevators. Plus, with a location proper throughout the road from a really loud nightclub, you have to be a great sleeper to remain right here, particularly on the weekend.

Graduate Tucson

Rooftop pool at the Graduate Tucson hotel

If you’re planning a school go to to the College of Arizona campus, the Graduate Tucson is the place to remain. I’ve stayed at Graduate motels throughout the nation when taking a look at faculties and I completely love how the model personalizes every property with colours, decor, and symbols that symbolize the local people. It isn’t fancy and the rooms aren’t massive, however they’ve a variety of character and you may’t beat the placement. The Graduate is positioned proper on the fringe of campus, throughout from the Arizona State Museum, and steps from the buzzing Predominant Gate Sq. space with eating places and bars.

What actually units the Graduate aside is the rooftop pool, which is a pleasant choice for an city resort within the warmth of Arizona. You possibly can benefit from the rooftop bar and restaurant, The Moonstone, or chill on the pool and take within the campus views. The Graduate additionally has a espresso store within the foyer and complimentary bike leases. TIP: e-book a charge that features parking!

Graduate Tucson is positioned at 930 E 2nd St, Tucson, AZ 85719

Alternate campus choice: In case you would relatively acquire Bonvoy factors to your keep, the Tucson Marriott University Park is correct subsequent door to the Graduate and is a full-service resort with a restaurant (however no pool.)

ALoft Tuscon UniVersity

Arizona stadium at sunset

If you’re visiting Tucson to see a soccer or basketball recreation on the College of Arizona, you’ll be able to definitely keep at The Graduate or the Marriott on the west facet of the college space, however it could be a little bit of a shorter stroll to Arizona Stadium or McKale Memorial Heart from the Aloft Tucson University. I’ve stayed right here a few instances when visiting campus and it’s usually simpler to get a room right here than on the motels close to Predominant Gate Sq..

Downstairs, the resort has a spacious and trendy foyer with workspaces and lounge areas, together with a bar and a marketplace for seize and go snacks. The resort additionally has self-parking and a tiny outside pool and patio. Plus, the Aloft is a Marriott property you probably have Bonvoy factors.

Aloft Tucson College is positioned at 1900 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719

The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa

Pools at the Westin La Paloma

I’ve written an entire publish about the perfect resorts in Tucson for households, however the backside line is that my favourite has been the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa. Whereas it is usually a convention resort and it has a few of that typical Westin enterprise resort really feel, it is also a real resort with stunning grounds that look out on the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains. The rooms are unfold out throughout a number of buildings on the sprawling property, with the pool within the heart exterior of the primary foyer. They may use a bit refresh however the rooms are spacious with a big personal patio or balcony.

With a number of swimming pools, a water slide, sizzling tubs, grassy shady areas, and garden video games, it’s a spacious and stress-free place for households to hang around. The property additionally has tennis courts, a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, a number of eating places, and an important spa.

The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa is positioned at 3800 E Dawn Dr, Tucson, AZ 85718

El Conquistador Tucson, a Hilton Resort

Kid pool at the Hilton El Conquistador

Since most of the resorts round Tucson could be fairly expensive, in case you are in search of a resort property that received’t break the funds, strive the El Conquistador Tucson. The service and the rooms don’t match what you discover on the Westin or the Loews, nevertheless it does present the resort facilities.

Positioned in Oro Valley, the El Conquistador sits on 500 acres of excessive Sonoran Desert terrain with three close by championship golf programs, 31 tennis courts, and your alternative of 4 swimming swimming pools with a waterslide, kids’s pool, sauna, and sizzling tub. Whereas the swimming pools are smaller than these on the Westin, there may be additionally a beautiful massive grassy space across the pool that’s nice for youths that prefer to run round.

The lodge-like foyer options a number of eating places and the Sonoran delicacies at Epazote Kitchen is scrumptious! The property is a bit removed from downtown and different sights, however there are many eating places and buying close by, together with the superb Mexican delicacies at Seis Kitchen.

The El Conquistador Tucson, a Hilton Resort is positioned at 10000 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

Loews Ventana Canyon pool

The service on the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort far surpasses that on the Conquistador or the Westin. The rooms are fairly comparable in measurement and format to the Westin, however the Loews property feels extra up-to-date as nicely. The pool can also be smaller than these properties, and higher fitted to adults (or teenagers) than children, as you don’t discover any additional options like waterslides or lazy rivers.

The Loews Ventana Canyon options just a few eating places and a marketplace for grab-and-go gadgets, together with a phenomenal lakeside spa and, along side the Ventana Golf & Racquet Membership, the Loews provides two Tom Fazio-designed championship 18-hole golf programs. 

The placement is nice if you want to do some mountaineering, with one nature path to a waterfall on property and it’s a brief drive to each Ventana Canyon and the extra widespread Sabino Canyon. Star gazing packages are provided on web site or you possibly can drive as much as Mount Lemmon and the Windy Level Vista.

TIP: E book via Amex Journey together with your Amex Platinum and obtain $100 resort credit score, breakfast credit score for 2 day by day, and assured late try, together with different advantages. The property additionally generally has a reduction code for College of Arizona guests.

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort is positioned at 7000 N Resort Dr, Tucson, AZ 85750

Alternate luxurious resort choice: The Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain can also be a phenomenal luxurious resort property, however it’s farther from downtown and tends to be a lot pricier than those talked about above. However whether it is in your funds and also you wish to spend most of your time on property, give the Ritz a strive!

JW Marriott Tucson Starr Go

JW Marriott Starr Pass pool

I actually wished to love the JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass sufficient to place it in with my greatest luxurious motels, however sadly, it actually wants a renovation earlier than it may be in that class. The rooms are spacious however they’ve that basic Marriott look and the furnishings is previous. With a facelift, this property may very well be nice because it has some good eating places and a pleasant pool, spa, and golf. The pool even has a lazy river and a waterslide, however the pool space isn’t fairly as spacious and delightful as that on the Westin.

Nonetheless, if you wish to go to Saguaro Nationwide Park, Tucson Mountain Park, and the Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum (extremely suggest all as nice issues to do in Tucson), the JW Marriott Tucson Starr Go is in an ideal location.

As it’s possible you’ll know, Saguaro Nationwide Park is split into two sections, east and west. Personally, I just like the western part (close to the JW) higher for the number of saguaros, the customer heart, and people beautiful western-facing sunsets. The resort can also be solely 10 minutes to downtown Tucson and vigorous Fourth Avenue so it actually provides you the perfect of each worlds with regards to Tucson resorts.

JW Marriott Tucson Starr Go is positioned at 3800 W Starr Go Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85745

Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa

In case you have been saving up your Hyatt factors for some time and really want a spa and wellness getaway, then the Miraval Arizona is your reply. This property continues to be on my wishlist however these Hyatt factors are piling up so hopefully sometime quickly I’ll expertise this luxurious wellness retreat. Miraval focuses on mindfulness with wellness packages, spa therapies, nourishing delicacies, and a peaceable desert ambiance. To maintain it tranquil, Miraval is an adults-only and digital device-free atmosphere, so you have to be able to unplug.

Miraval provides inclusive packages that embrace resort credit for use on spa companies, workshops, and actions, in addition to all meals and non-alcoholic drinks, gratuities, parking/valet, health, meditation & yoga, wellness lectures, mountaineering, and outside actions.

Miraval Arizona Resort and Spa is positioned at 5000 E. Through Estancia Miraval Tucson, Arizona, 85739

Alternate spa choice: Like Miraval, Canyon Ranch Tucson is a luxurious wellness resort providing curated personalised keep packages based mostly in your wellness intentions, or medical-based immersive experiences with diagnostic companies for focused well being enhancements.

Tanque Verde Ranch

Horse back riding at the White Stallion ranch

In case you have seen the film Metropolis Slickers, you in all probability have one thought of what a dude ranch is likely to be like, however let me inform you that our household’s dude ranch holidays have been a few of our very favourite journeys. Whereas I’ve solely eaten on the Cowboy Cookout at Tanque Verde and gone horseback using on the White Stallion Ranch, I’ve associates which have stayed at each with their households and had nice experiences.

Established in 1868, Tanque Verde Ranch is certainly one of America’s old-time cattle and visitor ranches. Positioned on 60,000 acres within the desert, the Ranch provides friends cozy lodging and an unlimited array of actions together with horseback using, mountain biking, fishing, mountaineering, and extra.

Tanque Verde Ranch is positioned at 14301 East Speedway, Tucson, Arizona 85748

Alternate ranch choice: The White Stallion Ranch is a family-run visitor ranch with equal attraction for households, {couples}, and singles in search of an expensive and laid again Southwest journey expertise with rustic-chic rooms. 


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