10 Best Luxury Hotels in Tucson: Deluxe Desert Retreats Await

Everyone needs a little "me" time. Enjoy yours by spoiling yourself at some of the most posh luxury hotels Tucson has to offer, like The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa.

Indulge in ritzy, on-premises upscale dining or pamper yourself with plush king-sized beds and in-room deluxe hot tubs at luxury hotels like the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort.

One of the most posh hotel resorts in town is the Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain. The resort is located northeast of town, offering guests excellent views of the Catalina Mountains in a quiet and pristine stretch of desert.

Speaking of quiet, one of the most popular luxury hotels in town is Miraval, a specialty resort where guests come to find tranquility and healing. Daily hikes, nature walks, wholesome meals, yoga and other activities make this a great place to unwind and rejuvenate.

If you're looking for luxury in the heart of the city, book a room at the Royal Elizabeth Bed and Breakfast, an 1878 adobe mansion that is now a modern bed and breakfast. There are five spacious suites to choose from at "The Liz," each one thoughtfully furnished with antiques and Old World-inspired decor.

Don't expect to find frilly or stuffy Victorian decor here, though. High quality bedding, satellite TV and remote-controlled ceiling fans and lights make for a comfortable stay, as does the full gourmet breakfast that is served in the dining room every morning. 



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



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

Canyon Ranch
Photo courtesy of Canyon Ranch in Tucson


This stunning hotel resort is a popular retreat for visitors seeking to luxuriate in the warmth and peace of the desert. Rooms are designed to reflect the earth tones of the surrounding desert while providing guests with range of in-room...  Read More

Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort and Spa


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



Pack your family's boots and jeans: this is a bonafide dude ranch that also offers tennis, mountain biking, watercolor workshops, bird watching, gem presentations and other programs. Wildly popular with outdoors lovers, Tanque Verde has...  Read More

The 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



At the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains, you'll find the posh Omni Tucson National Resort. This luxury property carries on the tradition of resort living, with gorgeous grounds, swimming pools and lovely cabanas. Couples love this...  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

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



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


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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.

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