I booked 3 nights at Lodge on the Desert. I requested a Casita King with an adobe fireplace on the ground floor. Everyone from the front desk reception staff, to the housekeepers, to the waitresses and the chef in the restaurant and the spanish guitarist in Cielos was genuine and welcoming and did everything they could to make us feel at ease and at home.The lodge is historic, thick adobe walls, mature plantings of desert cactus interspersed with javelina and snake rusted iron sculptures, and blooming shrubs, tall palms. Separated from the urban neighborhood by a tall adobe wall circling the extensive property, it was wonderful. Free on site parking. The room we stayed in was very roomy and the King bed was firm and comfortable. Old mexican style tilework in the casita gave the rounded walls authentic SW ambience.The night security guard was accompanied by the lodge's on site tabby cat "Tigger" who patrolled the grounds with the security guard :) The onsite restaurant, Cielo, was expensive but unbelievable delicious and romantic. We ate dinner there twice, it was one of the dining highlights of the trip over Christmas. The location of the Inn was just a few moments from the Tucson Botanical Garden, where we arranged to meet an old friend for a few hours and lunch at the onsite Cafe Botanica. I would love to stay at this Lodge again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lodge on the Desert is a Tucson classic and guests experience the authenticity of the Old Pueblo blended with the modern southwest charm that has evolved throughout the Lodge's storied 80 years. This 100-room boutique hotel is situated on five acres in mid-town Tucson, AZ and appeals to leisure and business travelers alike. Plus with event spaces for up to 175 guests, Lodge on the Desert is popular for small to mid-size meetings and intimate social gatherings. An Arizona landmark and Tucson tradition renowned for its intimate residential setting and genial hospitality, here guests discover pathways meandering among regal palms, native cacti and manicured lawns wrapped in ribbons of seasonal flowers. Charming hacienda-style accommodations afford guests a sanctuary in which to retreat and relax. It is truly Tucson's urban oasis. And considered by many to be the Old Pueblo's mid-town masterpiece. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lodge On The Desert Hotel Tucson
- Hotel On The Desert
- On The Desert Tucson