Your stay in Tucson offers a range of nationally branded hotels, mixed in with a few local independents worthy of your attention. Hotels are more concentrated at the airport and in the downtown portion of the city, with resort-style retreats sprinkled on the edges of the mountains to the northeast and southwest. Several hotels on Highway 10 are also convenient for you if Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is of interest.
The price range in Tucson is nothing short of amazing. There are dozens of hotels priced in the $30-$60 per night range, as well as a clutch of exclusive desert resorts in canyons and on ranches with prices skyward of several hundred per night. The low-range hotels provide the basics, some better than others. As expected, the luxury resorts provide every amenity from Jack Nicklaus-designed golf courses and Har-Tru tennis courts to equestrian facilities, fine dining, and extensive spa services.
If you’d like a little taste of western history, consider booking your stay at Hotel Congress, downtown. Built in 1919, the hotel earned its fame as the hideout of John Dillinger and his bank-robbing gang. Their dramatic 1934 capture is reenacted with an annual celebration. The hotel’s history is preserved in its 40 guestrooms, authentically outfitted with iron beds, vintage radios, and phones that only connect to the hotel switchboard. But rest easy, they do have Wi-Fi.
For history of the same era, a gracious desert stay can be yours at the Arizona Inn. Just 3 miles from the center of town, you’ll find a pink adobe boutique hotel from the 1930s, meticulously kept in the style of the era. Amenities include a library, board games, badminton, croquet, bicycles, and live piano nightly, as well as contemporary perks like a 60-foot outdoor pool, saunas, Har-Tru tennis courts, flat screen TVs, Wi-Fi, and dynamite on-site dining.