10 Best Hotels in Tucson: Top Stays in the Old Pueblo

Whether you come to Tucson to indulge in a long weekend of relaxation at one of the city's premier spas, or you just happen to be passing through town, the best Tucson hotels offer a pleasing blend of traditional southwestern ambiance and modern amenities.

One of the oldest hotel resorts in town, the Westward Look Resort, is still one of the best. Located in the exclusive Casas Adobes area of the city, the Westward Look features nature trails and great views of the Santa Catalina Mountains. Rooms are spacious and most come with a private balcony.

For the ultimate in desert luxury, there is Miraval Spa, a hotel resort specializing in providing guests with a total mind-body rejuvenation. The hotel offers daily physical activities designed to challenge both mind and spirit, wholesome daily meals, and a full-service spa offering the latest in holistic treatments.

If you're looking for a taste of historic Tucson, head to the Arizona Inn, one of the oldest and most beautiful hotels in town. The manicured grounds are dotted with citrus trees, and there is a fine dining restaurant on site.

If you want to stay in the heart of the city, book a room at the historic Hotel Congress. The rooms are spare, clean and understated. In keeping with the vintage 1930s theme of the hotel, there are no TVs in guest rooms. But the excellent cafe, bar and nightclub - and storied history of this well-kept establishment - should provide ample entertainment for most guests. 

Westward Look Resort

Built in the early 1900s, this is one of Tucson's oldest hotel resorts. Despite its well-established pedigree, the Westward Look is also on the cutting edge, recently earning its certification as a green resort. The resort is located on 80...  Read More

Looking for somewhere to stay near the Tucson Airport? The Residence Inn Tucson Airport offers a comfortable stay in a very convenient location. The hotel is loaded with amenities, including a free hot breakfast, free wine social hour during the...  Read More

Oprah was the first to make most people aware of the Miraval. It's extremely pricey but offers its guests the opportunity to immerse themselves in well-being, 24/7. Miraval is not your typical resort so don't check in expecting another spa...  Read More

Situated in the heart of downtown Tucson, the Royal Elizabeth Bed and Breakfast Inn offers a luxurious sanctuary in the middle of the city. It's a great option if you're looking for a comfortable, intimate stay. The bed and breakfast is located...  Read More

Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa

The Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa offers stunning views of the towering Santa Catalina Mountains. Families will love the long list of amenities, including golf courses, tennis courts and pools. The children's pool not only features a wading...  Read More

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

Ventana means "window" in Spanish, which is appropriate because this stunning resort offers a window to the soul of the Sonoran Desert. The resort is nestled at the foothills of Tucson's Catalina Mountains, ensuring you and your family will be...  Read More

This four-diamond resort is tucked away in a quiet and scenic part of west Tucson. The resort is known for its award-winning spa and golf course, and it's a popular destination for golfers, couples, girls trips and families. The hotel has every...  Read More

The Historic Hotel Congress

Built in 1919, the historic Hotel Congress has loomed over downtown Tucson for decades. This landmark hotel retains its vintage Southwestern charm with 40 modest guest rooms that feature vintage radios, antique iron beds, and telephones that...  Read More

A former girls school from 1928, the historic and charming Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch lets guests book their own private casita. Hot tubs make a big hit with couples, as does the property overall, which offers verdant serenity in the city. ...  Read More

Arizona Inn Tucson

The Arizona Inn is Tucson's premier historic, luxury boutique hotel situated on 14 beautifully landscaped acres right in the heart of Tucson's midtown. Although only a short distance from the University of Arizona campus, Arizona Inn guests...  Read More


Meet Patricia Escarcega

Patricia Escarcega has lived in the Arizona desert since she was a teenager. She works as a writer and editor in Phoenix with her four dogs and two cats.

She received her MFA in Creative...  More About Patricia

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