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4.6 out of 5

"Very nice hotel! Very happy with everything. " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 16 May 2021

Hotel Description

3.5-star resort near University of Arizona

In shopping district

Your stay at this Peter Howell resort places you within 2 miles (3 km) of Reid Park Zoo and Tucson Botanical Gardens. University of Arizona and Park Place Mall are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Free perks

This resort features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 6 conference rooms, as well as the 24-hour business center and free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy the fitness center and free perks like full breakfast and free self parking.

Free Internet, comfy beds

The 101 guestrooms feature comforts like memory foam beds and premium bedding, while refrigerators and coffee/tea makers offer the conveniences of home. Other amenities include free WiFi, free wired Internet, and flat-screen TVs.

Standard Casita King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$139* Per night/room Aug 2 - Aug 3

Casita Fireside Two Queens

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Deluxe Spa King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

1 Bedroom Casita Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

1 Bedroom Deluxe Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Lodge on the Desert ratings based on 23 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Lodge on the Desert

Everyone (8) Couples (6) Family (13)
5 out of 5
Very nice hotel! Very happy with everything.

Posted by on May 16, 2021

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May 16, 2021 by Christina

Dear Traveler, The staff and I very much appreciate your taking your time to let us know of your experience at the Lodge on the Desert. We always hope to know how we can improve our hotel and comments such as yours provide us with the information we look for. I hope to welcome you back to the Lodge on the Desert. Christina Canez Front Office Manager

2 out of 5
The bathroom had a foul smell. If you looked at the window sills behind the shutters, they had not been cleaned.

Posted by on Apr 23, 2021

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Apr 24, 2021 by Christina

Dear Traveler, Obviously, we did not meet your expectations, nor did we meet ours. Please accept my sincere apologies and know that we would have corrected your concerns. My management staff did not respond appropriately and again, I apologize. If given another I can assure you your experience will meet your standards and the reputation the Lodge on the Desert has achieved over the years. Please feel free to contact me directly if you wish. Again, my apologies. Christina Canez Front Office Manager

5 out of 5
Quiet secluded feel fantastic bed! Beautiful grounds lovely vintage feel to the room. Shower was great.

Posted by on Feb 24, 2021

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Feb 26, 2021 by Christina

Dear Traveler, The staff and I very much appreciate your taking your time to let us know of your experience at the Lodge on the Desert. We always hope to know how we can improve our hotel and comments such as yours provide us with the information we look for. I hope to welcome you back to the Lodge on the Desert. Christina Canez Front Office Manager

5 out of 5
Having our own fireplace was great. Our breakfast was outstanding. All staff were very friendly. Beautiful grounds.

Posted by , from Tucson, Arizona on Dec 9, 2020

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Dec 13, 2020 by Christina

Dear Carol, The staff and I very much appreciate your taking your time to let us know of your experience at the Lodge on the Desert. We always hope to know how we can improve our hotel and comments such as yours provide us with the information we look for. I hope to welcome you back to the Lodge on the Desert. Christina Canez Front Office Manager

2 out of 5
My truck was broken into while it was parked in the properties guest parking. I had a couple of golf bags stolen worth about $1800 apiece. Not

Posted by on Nov 30, 2020

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Dec 1, 2020 by Jim

Dear Traveler, Obviously we did not meet your expectations nor did we meet ours. Please accept my sincere apologies and know that we would have corrected your concerns. My management staff did not respond appropriately and again, I apologize. If given another I can assure you your experience will meet your standards and the reputation the Lodge on the Desert has achieved over the years. Please feel free to contact me directly if you wish. Again, my apologies. Jim Kerrigan General Manager

5 out of 5
Treated us like royalty the whole time. Everyone there made us feel so welcome and they were very helpful. Dinner in the restaurant was the best I ever had !!

Posted by , from San Diego, CA on Oct 9, 2020

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Oct 9, 2020 by Christina

Dear Jon, The staff and I very much appreciate your taking your time to let us know of your experience at the Lodge on the Desert. We always hope to know how we can improve our hotel and comments such as yours provide us with the information we look for. We will let the restaurant and the staff know how much you enjoyed everything. I hope to welcome you back to the Lodge on the Desert. Christina Canez Front Office Manager

5 out of 5
Everything about our stay was amazing. The room was clean and comfortable and beautifully furnished. But the best part is the friendly and helpful staff. Emma was especially helpful. This was a wonderful overall experience in Tucson.

Posted by on Jan 25, 2020

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Jan 27, 2020 by Christina

Dear Traveler, The staff and I very much appreciate your taking your time to let us know of your experience at the Lodge on the Desert. We always hope to know how we can improve our hotel and comments such as yours provide us with the information we look for. We will pass your compliment on to Emma. She is an amazing asset to our property! I hope to welcome you back to the Lodge on the Desert. Christina Canez Front Office Manager

5 out of 5
The woman at front desk on Jan 10th at noon was super helpful & friendly. the hotel was very nice & our room was great. Very comfortable bed & pillows. Would have been nice if there had been a safe & a Makeup mirror on wall in bathroom though.

Posted by on Jan 15, 2020

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Jan 17, 2020 by Christina

Dear Traveler, The staff and I very much appreciate your taking your time to let us know of your experience at the Lodge on the Desert. We always hope to know how we can improve our hotel and comments such as yours provide us with the information we look for. I hope to welcome you back to the Lodge on the Desert. Christina Canez Front Office Manager

5 out of 5
Great service at every step of the way. Beautiful room with all the details of a fine resort at a fraction of the cost. The restaurant and bar was fantastic food and service. The complimentary breakfast was much more than expected! We will be back!

Posted by on Oct 15, 2019

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Oct 15, 2019 by Christina

Dear Traveler, The staff and I very much appreciate your taking your time to let us know of your experience at the Lodge on the Desert. We always hope to know how we can improve our hotel and comments such as yours provide us with the information we look for. I hope to welcome you back to the Lodge on the Desert. Christina Canez Front Office Manager

5 out of 5
Cami was great at the front desk. Room was clean and super cute. Bathroom shower was great. Breakfast buffet was yummy.

Posted by on Oct 11, 2019

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Oct 12, 2019 by Christina

Dear Traveler, The staff and I very much appreciate your taking your time to let us know of your experience at the Lodge on the Desert. We always hope to know how we can improve our hotel and comments such as yours provide us with the information we look for. I will be sure to share your kind words with Cami. She is an asset to us. I hope to welcome you back to the Lodge on the Desert. Christina Canez Front Office Manager

Property Features

Lodge on the Desert offers its guests an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center. Along with a restaurant, there's a snack bar/deli on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. You'll find a 24-hour business center on site. Event space at this resort measures 4543 square feet (422 square meters) and includes conference space. A library, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the business-friendly Lodge on the Desert. Free self parking is available. This 3.5-star Tucson resort is smoke free.

  • 101 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 4543 sq ft of conference space
  • 422 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1936
  • Full breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Deli
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Tucson International Airport (TUS) (14.3 km / 8.9 mi)
  • Train station: Tucson Station (6.3 km / 3.9 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Lodge on the Desert offers 101 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature safes and coffee/tea makers. Memory foam beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Tucson resort provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Memory foam beds
  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free full breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Cielos - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15.0 per day.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 50 per pet, per night
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 1 per room (weight limit: 40 lbs)
  • Certain rooms only
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-out is available. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 50 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15.0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Desert Lodge
  • Lodge Desert
  • Lodge Desert Hotel
  • Lodge Desert Hotel Tucson
  • Lodge Desert Tucson
  • Lodge On The Desert Hotel Tucson
  • Hotel On The Desert
  • On The Desert Tucson
  • Lodge on the Desert Resort
  • Lodge on the Desert Tucson
  • Lodge on the Desert Resort Tucson

You should know

  • Pool access available from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
  • Children 17 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in specific rooms only, which can be requested by contacting the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.