Best Romantic Hotels in Tucson: Where to Stir Up Romance in the Desert

There's a kind of free-spirit charm about Tucson that makes it easy to unwind – especially if you happen to be in the company of your significant other.

Get some needed R&R and rekindle your romance at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, one of the top hotel resorts in Tucson. Each guest room features a private viewing balcony where you can drink in one of Tucson's famous desert sunsets. Rooms also come equipped with oversized tubs, perfect for a long soak after a day of sightseeing or hiking. 

If you're looking for a hotel that's convenient to many of Tucson's best restaurants, shopping and attractions, head to the historic Arizona Inn. This is one of the oldest and most gracious hotels in the city. Green lawns, citrus trees, tennis courts, and lovely guestrooms outfitted with antiques set the mood for a low-key yet luxurious romantic getaway. On Sundays, enjoy the hotel's famous poolside champagne brunch. 

Tucson's historic downtown is home to a roster of unabashedly charming and romantic bed and breakfast lodging. Case in point: the Royal Elizabeth Bed and Breakfast Inn, a historic Victorian house that's a romantic sanctuary in downtown Tucson. Enjoy a full gourmet breakfast, beautifully-appointed rooms, and the convenience of being steps away from many of downtown's best restaurants and nightlife. 

For a romantic getaway filled with southwestern warmth, check out the Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch. The hotel offers southwestern-styled casitas and rooms, some of have excellent views of the Santa Catalina Mountains. There is also an award-winning restaurant on-site, The Grill. 

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



The Lodge on the Desert is one of the most unique boutique stays in midtown Tucson. The southwestern-styled hotel features meandering trails, brightly colored walls and saltillo tile floors. Larger suites are quite roomy and feature charming...  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



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 Ritz-Carlton arrival on the Tucson resort scene has made a huge splash. High above the Sonoran desert, Dove Mountain welcomes lucky guests to its world-class Tortolita Mountain environment, where they find a destination spa, adventure...  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

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



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

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


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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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