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The Lodge on the Desert in Central Tucson, Arizona


The Lodge on the Desert Tucson

New Lobby - The Lodge on the Desert

©Elizabeth R. Rose

Lodge on the Desert Basics:

Location: Just a few miles from the University of Arizona and within a half hour from the airport.
Address: 306 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, Arizona 85711 Map
Phone: (520) 325-3434ý


The Lodge on the Desert once was really out in the Arizona desert. The resort catered to the elite and healthy (read the vintage brochures in the lobby). The resort dates back to the 1930's. But now the hotel is considered centrally located in Tucson. With large cacti and palm trees, the lodge grounds retains the atmosphere of yesteryear while presenting guests with an upscale experience.


103 rooms including 13 suites. The facility is non-smoking and is very pet friendly! Some rooms are on the second floor with no elevators so be sure and let the staff know if you have any mobility limitations. Rooms have been renovated and have upscale comfortable bedding, and attractive decor.


The hotel has an on-site restaurant and bar with an excellent menu. Outdoor patio dining with fountain and fireplace is available.


Call for rates. We were there during the renovation (Feb 09) and imagine that the rates will increase after completion.


We were unable to review the property as it is in the midst of renovation. Things look promising and we hope to return.

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