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The 10 Best Hotels in Tucson, Arizona
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The 10 Best Hotels in Tucson, Arizona

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Updated: 9 February 2017
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 historic hotels with local charm. Read ahead for our guide to the best hotels in Tucson.
The poolside with its palm trees at the Omni Hotel.
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Omni Tucson National Resort

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 their Sweet water Terrace 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.

Address & phone number: 2727 W Club Dr Tucson, AZ 85742 520-297-2271

The White Stallion includes many amenities like a tennis court set against the desert.
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White Stallion Ranch

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.

Address & phone number: 9251 W Twin Peaks Rd Tucson, AZ 85743 520-297-0252

The landscape of Canyon Ranch.
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Canyon Ranch

The scenic Canyon Ranch is an all-inclusive health resort and luxury spa with plenty of activities. Hiking and 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 and patrons can take classes on how to create healthy meals at home. Bonuses include free parking and free breakfast.

Address & phone number: 8600 E Rockcliff Rd Tucson, AZ 85750 520-749-9655

The entrance to the Hacienda del Sol with its hacienda-style architecture.
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Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort

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. It features several stations including a seafood, carving station with prime rib and includes waffle and omelet areas. Local meats and vegetables are offered, and guests are never short on hot entrees, cheeses, fruits or pastas as well. Their restaurant, ‘The Grill’, 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-off well drinks, beers and plates of salads, entrees and appetizers. Hotel 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 their white peach sangria or house margaritas.

Address & phone number: 5501 N Hacienda Del Sol Tucson, AZ 85718 520-299-1501

The beauitful koi ponds at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort.
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Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

Offering nearly 400 rooms and 26 suites, Lowes Ventana Canyon Resort is optimum real estate for its views and 40,000 square foot outdoor space. One of their premiere activity options is their ‘Window Walk Nature Trail’ tour through the Sonoran desert, which leads to to an 80-foot-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, and the hotel staff is extremely accommodating. On Sunday from 11AM-2PM you can find their ‘Blues, Brews & BBQ’ brunch by the pool, which 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.

Address & phone number: 7000 N Resort Dr Tucson, AZ 85750 520-299-2020

The old-school dining room of the Arizona Inn.
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Arizona Inn

Located in the Blenman-Elm section of Tucson, Arizona Inn is a place you go because you don’t want to leave. The historic, boutique hotel features 92 restored rooms and suites over 14 acres of beautifully manicured gardens with fountains and flowers. The award-wining dining areas are sophisticated, with Hacienda-style decor, and the pool side 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.

Address & phone number: 2200 E Elm St Tucson, AZ 85719 520-325-1541

The beautiful pathways with water runs through the resort grounds.
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Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa

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 well-being 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.

Address & phone number: 2200 E Elm St Tucson, AZ 85719 520-325-1541

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The Downtown Clifton Hotel

The Downtown Clifton Hotel is a great budget-friendly options 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.

Address & phone number: 485 S Stone Ave Tucson AZ 85701 520-623-3163

The pool and courtyard at the Embassy Suites.
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Embassy Suites Tucson – Paloma Village

If you’re looking for a cheaper option, Embassy Suites Tucson – Paloma Village is a great pick. Amenities such as the swimming pool is perfect for cooling down after exploring the desert. In the evening, a free happy hour is offered from 5:30PM-7:30PM, and they also offer a free made-to-order breakfast with a variety of options. 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 for a pleasant evening.

Address & phone number: 3110 E Skyline Dr Tucson, AZ 85718 520-352-4000

The adobe style decor helps add to the desert theme at the JW Marriot Hotel.
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JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa

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. Guests can take advantage of the nature preserves and mountain biking, but remember to take advantage of the spa amenities as well.

Address & phone number: 3800 W Starr Pass Blvd Tucson, AZ 85745 520-792-3500