The Best Hotels in Tucson, Arizona

Meditate, relax and explore at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
Meditate, relax and explore at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort | Courtesy of Loews Ventana Canyon Resort / Expedia
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6 January 2021

Tucson, Arizona offers a range of lodging options. Some of the best hotels are luxury retreats where travelers can get in touch with their spiritual side in a desert atmosphere, but there are also dude ranches and historical hotels with local charm. Read ahead for our guide to the best hotels in Tucson.

Omni Tucson National Resort

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Omni Tucson National Resort
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Omni’s is a high-end resort that offers an acclaimed golf course, outdoor terrace and lush gardens. The Santa Catalina mountains and unique desert landscape make this a standout resort. An extensive spa menu is offered for guests, and afterwards you can relax by the pool in their private cabana and enjoy light appetizers and cocktails at the Cabana Bar. Others may enjoy their three restaurants, including the outdoor Legends Bar & Grill with an amazing view of the green and mountains.
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White Stallion Ranch

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White Stallion Ranch
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White Stallion Ranch is a unique experience you won’t find anywhere else in Tucson. Perfect for family vacations, White Stallion Ranch offers horseback riding and plenty of activities for both adults and kids. Adults can enjoy the honor bar, sizable library, jukebox and pool table. Kids can spend time in the game room or petting zoo. For $20 for an hour, visitors can take a horseback ride through the mountains or desert. Guests can also enjoy rock climbing with the whole family, plus, the pool and hot tub areas are open all night. Lunch and breakfast are buffet style and served in a quaint dining room or beautiful open porch. You’ll also find large and beautifully decorated rooms.

Canyon Ranch Tuscon

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The scenic Canyon Ranch is an all-inclusive health resort and luxury spa with plenty of activities. Hiking or biking through desert canyons and mountain climbing are popular outdoor activities; over 40 fitness classes are offered each day; and the restaurants feature nutritious cuisine – patrons can take classes on how to create healthy meals at home. Bonuses include free parking and free breakfast.
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Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort

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Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort
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The Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch is another luxury resort known for its scenery, but it is also desired for its food. Sunday brunch is popular with locals and guests. Take your pick from a seafood counter, a carving station with prime rib, and waffle and omelet areas. Local meats and vegetables are offered, and guests are never short on hot entrées, cheeses, fruits or pastas as well. The Grill restaurant, is an award-winning dining experience and perennial winner of the Wine Spectator’s “Best of” awards. Diners will find table-to-farm freshness. Happy hour on the patio is a must-try with half-price well drinks, beers and plates of salads and appetizers. Guests will find charming casitas and hacienda-inspired bedrooms with stunning views of the desert. The Terraza Garden patio is the perfect place to sip on the hotel’s white peach sangria or house margaritas.
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Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

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Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
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Offering nearly 400 rooms and 26 suites, Lowes Ventana Canyon Resort is optimum real estate for its views and 40,000sqft (3,715sqm) of outdoor space. Be sure to take the nature trail tour through the Sonoran desert, which leads to to an 80ft (24m) waterfall. It’s a great place to meditate, relax and explore. Back at the hotel, take in gorgeous koi ponds and plant life. The hotel is dog-friendly and even offers dog room service. A Sunday brunch by the pool features live blues and delicious dishes served by the chefs from the grill. Sushi, grilled salmon and BBQ ribs and burgers are some decadent options to choose from.
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Arizona Inn

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Arizona Inn
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Located in the Blenman-Elm section of Tucson, the Arizona Inn is a historic, boutique hotel featuring 92 restored rooms and suites situated in 14 acres of beautifully manicured gardens with fountains and flowers. The award-wining dining areas are sophisticated, with Hacienda-style decor, and the poolside dining area with an ice cream bar is perfect for brunch. The hotel also offers complimentary bikes, afternoon tea during select months and saunas year round. This charming and lively spot offers the best of leisure, and it’s close enough to enjoy a night out on the town.
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  • Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa

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    Miraval Resort and Spa
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    Situated on 400 acres of land in the Santa Catalina Mountains, Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa is an ideal setting for relaxation and well-being. The one-of-a-kind spa treatments from expert therapists who have studied techniques around the world. The Energy and Oriental package (offering acupuncture and Thai message), skin care and outdoor treatments are just a few of the many specialties offered. The hotel also offers a staff of wellbeing specialists. At their Cactus Flower Restaurant, daily specials and an abundant health buffet both feature vegan delicacies and Kobe beef options. Those into spiritual practices will enjoy their events, ranging from Tucson gem and mineral shows to mind, body and spirit workshops. A must-try is their Equine experience, a relationships class with horses.
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    The Downtown Clifton Hotel

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    The Downtown Clifton Hotel Tucson
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    The Downtown Clifton Hotel is a great budget-friendly option for travelers not looking to spend a lot of time in their rooms. The trendy boutique hotel offers close proximity to the museums and restaurants of downtown. The vibrant artwork on the outer brick walls and vintage-style designs make this hotel a chic option for a cheap price. The bunkhouse-style rooms come with a queen bed and brightly-colored saddle blanket bedspreads. Modern amenities include free morning coffee, wifi and a blow dryer.

    Embassy Suites by Hilton Tucson Paloma Village

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    Embassy Suites Tucson - Paloma Village
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    If you’re looking for a cheaper option, Embassy Suites is a great pick. In the daytime you can head to the hotel’s pool to cool down after exploring the desert; in the evening, there’s a free happy hour from 5:30pm-7:30pm; and you can wake up to a free made-to-order breakfast. It’s also close to nearby shopping, restaurants and nightlife. The modern, Tuscan-style decor adds a nice warmth to the hotel. The rooms are spacious with comfortable beds.
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    JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa

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    JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa
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    Most people come to Tucson to experience the desert activities, and the JW Marriot has plenty of space and amenities for it. Many rooms come with private balconies and stunning views. Their original Signature Grill dining experience offers a mix of the region’s cultures, including Native American, Mexican and “Cowboy” dishes. Many recipes are handed down from families through the generations, making it a must-try. Relax at Salud with a large variety of tequilas and desert-inspired cocktails with sweeping views of the desert mountains. Check out the nature preserves and mountain biking, but don’t forget to take advantage of the spa amenities, too.
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    These recommendations were updated on January 6, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.