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
The grounds in the back were nicely maintained, but in the front the garden beds were weedy and looked rundown. The pictures make it look like the hotel is secluded, but it is actually on a busy street, and not as serene as the photos look at all. The breakfast buffet was very good, and the breakfast room itself had nice ambiance and was clean. The room itself was a big disappointment. We booked a non-smoking room, but the room and the curtains smelled of old, stale cigarette smoke. Advertising it as "quaint" is a nice way of saying "old and dingy". The rooms are depressing and in need of freshening up and modernizing. Most annoying: if they are going to be advertised as non-smoking, then they need to truly be non-smoking. They do allow smoking "outside the room" and even provide ashtrays. The pictures of the rooms and the surrounding area, and non-smoking designation, were all misleading and disappointing. The dingy feel and stale smell of the room took the shine off of our vacation.
The ads and pictures are accurate. La Posada is an ideal place to stay while in Tuscon, and we will definitely stay there again! The hotel "feels" like Tuscon, the staff is very efficient, friendly, and anxious to please. The rooms are nice size, beds comfortable, flat screen TV that works, and on the main floor interior, near the pool, the rooms have nice patios and view of gardens and the pool that is beautiful! It is quiet there and a nice atmosphere.
The breakfast is homemade and varies day to day, with fresh fruit, homemade beans, eggs and all the other stuff. and it is free! Very nice and great not to run out to find breakfast. The restaurant is fine, with good Margaritas. All in all La Posada is a very pleasant experience!