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
This property happened to be right where we needed to stay. A wonderful find. Super friendly staff. Beautiful property. Excellent room. Wonderful breakfast. One of the best Choice Hotels we have ever stayed at. Will be back next time in Tucson
First time I have shortened a hotel stay. Thankfully the hotel let me cancel and had very nice front desk staff.
This is a 2.5 star motel, and rather run down. It's profiled as a charming lodge with a fantastic breakfast in a state park - it's not. It's on a busy road, beside another motel and a gas station. The breakfast had bacon and a waffle machine, but is otherwise mediocre.