by Eileen Ogintz
Aloft Tucson University is next to the University of Arizona campus, the University of Arizona Medical Center and near great shopping, dining and local attractions. Make a green choice by declining housekeeping and be rewarded with 250 Starwoods loyalty points or a $5 voucher to use at the self-serve, onsite gourmet eatery. Rooms feature a king-sized or two queen-sized beds. Re-fuel by A lot, the onsite pantry, is open 24/7, serving sandwiches, snacks and more. There is an outdoor pool with comfortable pod lounges. Guests appreciate the free Wi-Fi and the live music performances at the WXYZ bar.
Camp Aloft includes special amenities and bedding for children. Nearby attractions include the Children’s Museum, Flandreau Planetarium, Saguaro National Park, Sabino Canyon Old Tucson Studios, and municipal golf courses. There is free self-parking and airport shuttle. The hotel is pet-friendly.
Check-in is at 3 p.m. and check-out is at noon.
Our Editor Loves
- 24/7 onsite pantry
- Outdoor pool area
- Free Wi-Fi
- Children Programs
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
The location of this hotel is in a nice quiet area with a short tram ride to university and downtown. However, regardless of its very very high pricing, it is barely average in style. The room had a lot of cement dust behind the bed which I assume could have been behind the dizzy feeling and bloated face within the hotel, disappearing outside. The hotel has been under renovation but seems like no-one told the workers or management that you're supposed to clean up afterwards. The room was generally also dusty and very basic, and bathroom water damaged and smelled of mould. Unfortunately this might still be among the best in Tucson which is reflected in the price, as most of the hotels receive very bad reviews and seem tired and basic. At least there were no visible creatures in the room which is a plus.
Every Aloft I’ve been to has the same concept. Simple with no frills. The location is excellent if you’re visiting the University. A short 5 minute walk. There’s a bar downstairs that gets really busy. Underground parking, coffee maker, iron, mini frig. I enjoyed the rooms facing the mountains.