With warm winters, lots of sunshine, delicious food, and so many cultural attractions and Tucson deserves a place on every traveler’s itinerary. This southwestern city also has so much fascinating to learn about, beautiful architecture, and all the big-city amenities you could ever want. This means that there are also lots of top-notch hotels that you can stay at when you take a trip down to southern Arizona. Here are our top picks for Tucson hotels as you explore this unique destination.
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This Marriott hotel is a popular place to stay for both corporate and leisure travelers because of its awesome amenities that are nothing short of luxurious. At the JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa, you can enjoy desert golf courses designed by the one and only Arnold Palmer, treat yourself to rejuvenation at the day spa, and go hiking and biking on the resort’s trails. Along with its 540 rooms and 35 suites on six floors, this resort also has an impressive multi-level pool, a lazy river, waterslide, and multiple dining options. Enjoy light fare and drinks by the pool, try Southwestern-inspired cocktails and Mexican cuisine at Salud, Italian cuisine on the outdoor patio, or tasty meats at the Catalina Barbecue. Pets are not allowed at the resort, and guest room Wi-Fi, buffet breakfast, and parking cost additional fees.
For more of a ranch experience during your time in Arizona, book accommodations at the Tanque Verde Ranch. This is a historic cattle and guest ranch situated on 60,000 acres that give you access to the amazing desert landscapes of Tucson. Come here to experience authentic outdoor activities like horseback riding, fishing, hiking, and mountain biking. But you can also come here to simply relax and enjoy a spa treatment while the kids stay entertained at the resort’s children’s programs. A variety of lodging options are available, including glamping in a luxurious canvas tent, and the resort also serves up delicious Southwestern cuisine for three meals each day. Other fun activities to try include Jeep adventures, yoga, tennis, swimming, horsemanship lessons, and pickleball.
The Loews Ventana Canyon Resort is a luxury resort in Tucson that’s located in the Catalina Mountain range and offers a lot to discerning travelers. There are 398 guest rooms and 27 suites here, as well as two heated pools, a Jacuzzi, four tennis courts, and complimentary Wi-Fi in all rooms. Here you can also play golf on the two Tom Fazio-designed PGA golf courses, indulge in a treatment at Lakeside Spa, and enjoy Southwest flavors at Flavor Ventana. There’s a fitness center and two business centers here as well. Package deals are available at the Loews Ventana that include games of golf, Sunday brunch, complimentary drinks, and daily breakfast. For dining options, guest can enjoy cuisine at Executive Chef Ken Harvey’s Flying V Bar & Grill, mountain views with Southwestern soul at Canyon Café, and poolside fare at Bill’s Grill.
Another great place to stay is Canyon Ranch, which has been a local fixture since 1979. This is an ideal place to stay for a resort getaway to rejuvenate yourself with yoga, spa treatments, and relaxation. This wellness retreat destination has life enhancement programs, weight loss programs, horse therapy programs, and much more. It also has certain specialties, such as healthy feet, maternity, creative expression, metaphysical, and teen services. To take advantage of all these offerings, stay in one of Canyon Ranch’s rooms with cloud-soft featherbeds, Italian linens, and your choice of pillows from more than 20 options on a “pillow menu.”
Hacienda Del Sol is a historic luxury resort where you can experience the Southwestern desert with pristine grounds and amazing service. Here you can get a treatment at the onsite spa, feast upon locally-sourced meats and produce at the Grill and Terraza restaurants, and go horseback riding on the nearby trails. This resort’s history dates back to 1929 and has lovely paintings and sculptures to make you feel welcome in your home away from home. There’s a pool and Jacuzzi here, two onsite restaurants, and package deals if you’re celebrating an anniversary or simply want delicious breakfasts served to you each morning during your stay. There’s also a gift shop on site to help you relive fond memories of your trip, a 24-hour fitness center, onsite botanical gardens, and accommodations for weddings and meetings here too.
If you’re looking to achieve greater health and wellness during your time in the Southwest, then the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa is also a great place to book a room in Tucson. This resort is located in the Sonoran Foothills and is a perfect place to escape and restore your mind, body, and soul. There are eight restaurants onsite, a salon and spa to treat yourself, and rooms with spectacular rooms, deep soaking tubs, and Wi-Fi access. The resort is also home to a 27-hole Jack Nicklaus signature golf course, which has won many awards and recognitions. There’s a five-pool oasis here with a waterslide and swim-up bar, a fitness center, tennis court, and kids’ club with activities for children.
Miraval is another wonderful wellness resort of Tucson that is ideal for immersive experiences and getting yourself into a better state of wellbeing. Miraval also offers a great inclusive resort experience where all of your accommodations, meals, unlimited smoothies, fresh snacks, fitness classes, and swimming pools are included in one price. Come here to learn about cooking and nutrition, get out of your comfort zone with outdoor adventures, enjoy the bliss of a scenic horseback ride, and start making yoga part of your daily routine.
With casita-style suites, an outdoor pool, and a tranquil place to stay near downtown, consider booking a room at Tucson’s Arizona Inn. Here you’ll find 92 rooms and 20 suites with no resort fees, free Wi-Fi, complimentary parking, and an ice cream sundae bar by the pool between spring and fall. Arizona Inn also offers ping pong, badminton, tennis courts, complimentary bicycles, live piano music each evening, and private patios and fireplaces in select guest rooms.