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.