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 room was very clean and spacious. The hotel is dog-friendly. The restaurant has always had killer margaritas, and the food is delicious. The free breakfast is the best you'll find anywhere -- I was gobsmacked and the options available. The only problem I had was with a bad wall plug going to the coffeemaker which staff fixed for me immediately.
Stayed here for 3 days over the Labor Day weekend. It was a last minute booking and got it for Around 80 per might after the 10 per day resort fee. The standard king room was fairly large with a large bathroom. It was very clean. Didn't see a bug in the room the entire 3 days. Not super modern but the decore matched the theme. The tv was decent size for the room and thankfully had proper cable that was actually feeding HD. The wifi had a very strong signal. The included breakfast was great. Eggs, pastries, bacon, sausage, potatoes. It was a slightly varied selection every day. The courtyard was clean and decently landscaped. It averaged 110 degrees while we were there and the AC unit kept the room at 72 without issue. (Pro tip, it's AZ, close the blinds during the day). The location for our needs was great as well. On the north side of the city on a road with many places to eat.