by Eileen Ogintz
This adobe-style boutique hotel is in historic Tucson conveniently located in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains and just a few minutes away from the heart of Tucson and local attractions including Saguaro National Park, Tucson Mountain Park, shopping malls, Reid Park Zoo and the Pima Air and Space Museum. A golf course is right next door. The hotel features 60 high-end guestrooms and 12 casitas, all decorated with handcrafted local furnishings and artwork. Guests appreciate complimentary Wi-Fi and daily hot breakfast. The onsite Gringo Grill & Cantina is known for using locally sourced ingredients to create Southwestern comfort food including burgers, tacos, fajitas and more.
Rooms feature one king-sized bed or two queen-sized beds with refrigerators, microwaves, coffee machines and in some, balconies or patios. Casitas are larger, but don’t include sofa beds. The desert-landscaped outdoor pool and hot tub area includes spectacular views of the mountains.
Our Editor Loves
- Outdoor pool setting
- Free Wi-Fi and breakfast
- Handcrafted furniture and art
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
What a find! I was in Tucson for a friend's wedding and was blown away by the value La Posada offers. The room was nicely decorated with a Southwestern theme with the most beautiful sink I've ever used. Although I'm not a fan of resort fees, the $10 resort fee offered 2 bottles of Voss water, a great selection of K-cups for the Keurig machine, and the most amazing breakfast I've had at a hotel that was included in the fee. The breakfast included all you can drink mimosas, brisket, breakfast favorites like eggs/sausages/cheesy potatoes, and Wolfgang Puck coffee among many other options like fresh fruits and waffles. WifI was super fast and convenient, as it should always be. Staff was super nice and accommodated a late check out request so I could explore the Saguaro national park (about 45 minutes away). Location is super convenient to the mall and nearby shops.
My only con would be that the bathroom was super tiny, with no room for bathroom supplies. Shower only! My first floor room opened into the courtyard, so not much of a view. However, I can imagine that rooms on the second and third floor would have a beautiful view of the mountains and pool area. The pool area was small but clean and serviceable, although the area was not as well lit as I would have liked. This hotel offered much better value than the Westin La Paloma, where my other friends stayed.
As others have noted, this is place is a great find. It's well-designed and when you are there, you'll forget that there is a main road out front. The (courtyard) grounds are maintained well and are nice enough that people have used the grounds for wedding photos. The pool is awesome and clean and you can view the mountains from the pool and room balconies. The restaurant has a great free breakfast. We also ate at the restaurant for dinner and it had a very good Tex/Mex menu. I would go to the restaurant even if I wasn't staying there. The restaurant has a nice deck area where you can view the mountains as well. It's not meant to be a resort...but you'll think that's what you stumbled upon! Staff was great too.