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 hotel is a 10 out of 10 in every category. We loved the grounds, the pool, and the hot tub. The staff was friendly and helpful. Irving, who checked us in is a fellow keto man! The bed and pillows, perfect. I love the room layout and tile work. The breakfast was great! It was all fresh and even included a mimosa. This will be our go to hotel from now on in Tucson.
Such beautiful interior grounds, it's a pity the hotel hasn't raised its game to match. And now they plan to add a resort fee! The rooms are still very basic and lack current standards such as USB ports by beds. Was unable to access wi-fi at all from room during my entire stay (my 6th in 18 months). They reset router after check-in, unsuccessful, made no efforts after that. I was told manager not available on weekend. Free mimosas at breakfast may be to mask the quality of their offerings. Despite having restaurant kitchen onsite, hot dishes continue to be eggs accompanied by remix of potatoes cheese and sauce. Other dishes are very basic (only white toast by toaster, "baked" items appear to be grocery store offerings, packet dry oatmeal). But the view is nice. And front desk staff are very pleasant. Such a pity.