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Historical Traveler Reviews Arizona Inn Tucson
Little oasis in the city
Our family of five stayed here at the end April for two nights and really enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere with the convenience of being close to town. The grounds are beautiful and the hotel has such character - we especially enjoyed the walk to the pool for a swim at night. Sometimes with a large resort, the grounds can be overwhelming and places too spread out. This hotel has all the conviences of a large resort in a more intimate and accessible environment. We had a deluxe room with plenty of space for our family. One disappointment - check in was 3 but we didn't get into our room until after 4 - spent 2 hours by the pool waiting for our room. Also beware - the complimentary breakfast that I had read about is only available from June 1st through the summer. There was a complimentary tea every afternoon that we enjoyed, and the rooms included an empty refrigerator which we appreciated. The staff were friendly and helpful. We would definitely choose this hotel again - wished we had stayed longer.
I stayed here for 5 days with wife and 2 kids. The hotel and grounds are absolutely beautiful - it really is an oasis within the desert.
I guess my issue with this property is that I never really felt welcome. In the 5 days we were there, none of the employees (other than the maid) smiled or even said "hello". When we walked by anyone, they either looked away or put their head down.
The room we had was set up oddly - perhaps the age of the property - the bathroom was inbetween the two rooms, so we had to walk through the bathroom to get into the other room. I've never seen that before. The soundproofing is awful - we could hear the conversations in the other room like we were there. It also seemed that all the families were in the same wing so as not to "bother" the other guests.
I would stay here again only with the wife - I would not return with the family.
Overall I'd give it a 6 out of 10.
First Class Service & Accomodations at The Arizona Inn
I recently enjoyed a very pleasant stay at The Arizona Inn In Tucson. The staff was very friendly and courteous and the facility was outstanding - well manicured grounds, a large pool, a workout room, and a beautiful library just off the lobby. Our room was spacious and also had a nice supply of reading material including the New York Times, books, and magazines. The food in the dining room was excellent and I also had the opportunity to enjoy a tasty poolside snack, one of the house specialties. A true garden spot within the desert.
Loved This Hotel!!
We loved this quiet and very private resort. I'm just mad we didn't know about it sooner. We've always booked at the Westin Resort which is very fair. The Arizona Inn is such a wonderful place. The grounds are beautiful, and the rooms were very private and nice. The staff couldn't have been BETTER! Everyone was wonderful from the moment we arrived. The FREE breakfast was amazing, as well as the wonderful Ice Cream socials by the pool. This hotel is a MUST STAY if visiting Tucson.
And on a side note, I left my jewlery case in the room by accident and when I arrived home back to Phoenix and realized it, I called immediately and the Arizona Inn Fed Ex'd it to my office the next day! Now that is SERVICE!
I miss it already!
By far the best hotel experience I have had - - like stepping back in time to the 1930s and being treated with civility that is no longer easily found. You're treated like an old time movie star or senator would have been 70 years ago. Service was accommodating but unobtrusive, rooms were beautifullly appointed with comfy pillows and mattresses. The bathroom was appointed with everything you would expect, dressing area was well lit, mini-fridge was perfect for keeping bottled water that's so needed in the desert.
Room service was top notch, and the hotel restaurant and piano bar had a nice variety of options with fantastic presentation.
I can't wait to go back!
Of all the places we've been fortunate enough to stay in, the Arizona Inn ranks as number one! The rooms are gracious and comfortable. the staff friendly and accommodating and the martinis, terrific.
We think back wistfully to our stay there. It truly is a little piece of heaven!
Best Hotel We've Ever Stayed At!!
We visited the Arizona Inn in Tucson over Veteran's Day. IT was a wonderful experience! We started our stay by attending the complimentary daily tea in the library. The Inn offers little appetizers and a wide variety of teas. We had booked only a standard, but it felt like a suite. There was a sitting room with TV/DVD, a wet-bar, desk and beautiful view. The bedroom was large as well, with a huge comfortable bed and very DARK!! Everything was clean, orderly, classy and elegant! The service was immpeccable! In the morning we ordered room service it arrived on time and was absolutely delicious. The Inn itself is special - it is no ordinary commercialized big-time resort. It is understated elegance and a real sophisticated but fantastic experience. Inside there are fresh flowers, acres of green gardens, a sparkling pool and tennis courts. The Inn offers all sorts of services like tennis pros and tours around the city. It is located in a ritzy residential area, and is made of AZ signature adobe. The history spans almost 100 years and is filled with many famous figures of the wild west. The restaurant (though we didn't visit it) looked gorgeous and is highly recommended. All in all this was a beautiful and spectacular stay. I can't express how much we enjoyed it!!
A memorable experience
Stayed at the Arizona Inn based on the recommendations on this site. I was not disappointed. Upgraded to a huge room which was awsome. The gift shop was closed due to illness when I checked in around 4pm. With out asking they opened up the gift shop so I could get my daughter a present. The service was incredible. I just wish I had more time. Everything was perfect. Just thinking about the Inn brings a smile to my face. They do "get it". Will be back.
One of most civilized inns in the world
Arizona Inn has to be one of the most civilized inns in the world.
What makes the Arizona Inn such a singular environment:
1) The grounds are extensive -- and the units are 'integrated' into a beautiful landscape.
2) The units -I hesitate using such a 'commerical' term for the lovely rooms- are 'residential' -- with furnishings, art-work, lighting, etc. that have come down through time. The originality of the architecure, furnishings, and artifacts is key to the quality and character of the Inn.
3) The atmosphere is absolutely restful. "Peace, privacy, and sunshine" are the three original concepts used in the Arizona Inn's fliers when it opened in 1930, and they apply today.
4) The wonderful service in emcompassing: in room-service, at the pool, the breakfast buffet, business office, and throughout in every facet of the Inn.
5) The quiet, the courtesy, and utterly seamless service and attention to detail set a standard. After the Arizona Inn, one needs to go back and re-evaluate assessments of any other places -- no place quite meets the standard of civility of the Arizona Inn.
Beauty and Tranquility in Arizona
In February, 2002 my companion and I were fortunate to walk into the Arizona Inn, and book a junior suite for five nights. We really fell in love with the Inn at first sight. Those five days kept us feeling pampered and priveleged. The architecture and landscaping of the Inn held endless pleasures for us. There was a true Southwestern flavor to our surroundings, seemingly the best elements combined with outstanding pool side bar and dining, and very pleasant service. The library had an outstanding regional and eclectic collection, accessible to the guests. The room was supremely comfortable and tranquil. Now I look forward to my son's University of Arizona graduation, not only for his academic achievement, but for another occasion to stay at the Arizona Inn.
TripAdvisor Reviews Arizona Inn Tucson
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