Red Lion Inn & Suites Tucson North Foothills
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... at Old Town Artisans in downtown
Tucson, a collection of shops of art and crafts with a courtyard and restaurant
in the middle. We found a unique
restaurant just down the road from the rv park called Hot Rod Café. It has floor to ceiling windows overlooking a
garage that works on old cars and hot rods.
You can sit and have lunch and watch them restoring cars.
... Museumn the morning. It was cold and a bit blustery, and a few showers! It was an amazing experience. We took a guided tour of the primary inside hanger, and the female guide was very informative. We were particularly interested in a large jet-like sleek aircraft called the SR -71 Blackbird spy plane ( in service in 1965). It was originally called RS-71, but when the airforce brass presented it to President Johnson, he kept ...
... had crept halfway across now. And stepping out of the car was awful! We checked in as quickly as possible and set about unloading the car and cranking up the air-con in the room, the big comfy awesome room! Wow! What a nice place we had, complete with it's own private little balcony! Of course we didn't make any use of the balcony until the sun had gone down, but despite being in the desert, the temperature didn't drop as much as we would ...
... The desert is not a desert. Thanks to the Colorado and other rivers, huge fields of green and brown produce vegetables, cereals, fruit, cotton and a high quality durum wheat beloved by pasta makers. Cattle fattening farms make use of the hay and other byproducts. And East towards Gila Bend one crosses a huge aluminium farm with rows of shiny concave reflecting surfaces 12 feet tall stretching North as far ...
... the planned experiments because they were so busy working to raise their food and survive. The original group was four men and four women. Two couples got married after the two year confinement. The Biosphere 2 is now owned by the University of Arizona and is used by students for research projects but none of them live inside the facility any more.
The tour was very interesting and we were glad we took the time to stop there....now back towards Apache Junction.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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Historical Traveler Reviews Red Lion Inn & Suites Tucson North Foothills
Some good points, some bad points....
First of all I must say that the Country Inn and Suites are the lowest priced property in this area, if you book online and pay in advance the price is $66 a night. Indeed the rooms are small, the walls thin, and the property difficult to negociate, as one reviewer put it, as if it were designed by MC Ecsher, but it is overall a very nice place to stay!
The rooms come with microwaves and mini fridges. The property is very well maintained and clean, with cheerful furnishings not as frilly and granny-like as I've encountered at other Country Inns. The outdoor pool and jacuzzi are quite inviting, with plenty of comfy reclining lawn furniture to catch some rays on. All the front desk people I've encountered have been helpful and professional. There are plenty of restaurants nearby, and the hotel has a free workout deal with the Gold's Gym next door. Plus, there are excellent views of the lovely desert mountains to be had from several directions.
For the most bang for the buck, the Country Inn and Suites is the best choice for the Oro Valley area!
Great place to stay!!
Don't pass up a chance to stay here. Fron the wonderful reception from the front desk to the warm cookies offered to you when you leave the front desk to the frree USA newspaper at check out. The heated spa was large and clean as was the heated pool. The fitness center was clean and very nice. The room was very clean and well appointed. They even a "happy hour" from 6-7 every nigh. Nice touch!! Please don not miss the breakfast before you leave. Will be back!
Very good choice
I had to visit Tucson for a conference and I have peaked this hotel to extend my visit in Tucson for 3 more days. It was an excellent choice and people were more than friendly to me. The hotel was great and was given a great room with pool and jacuzzi view. I had two TV sets which I really didn't need to, a small living room and kitchen equipped with fridge, microwave oven and coffee maker (plus the coffee).
It was great!
Breakfast was one of the best things. Personal made waffles with syroup, eggs, cheese and lots of other things in the room price.
Amanda in the front desk was more than helpful among with the other girls since I had to send a basket present and I really didn't know how to do that. Everything went great as they advised me to do, so I did!
There was a big parking space for my rental car and the rental office was very close!
By the way the best.. there were shuttle busses to the two biggest malls and to the airport! The last one I had to use on my departure and I really thank the driver for one of the most meaningful conversations I had in Tucson and all his help with my luggages in the airport.
Thank you all guys, hope to visit Tuvson again sometime..
A good choice
Really nice hot tub/pool area, free cookout on Tuesdays, good comfortable suites with cooking facilities..easy parking...no complaints here...
The best Hotel I have ever stayed at!!
I was a little concerned after reading some of the reviews of this hotel, but decided to give the hotel a shot because of it's location. I was pleasantly surprised by my experience. I actually ended up calling about 4 am to check on the price of rooms and the young man who answered the phone was extremely helpful and VERY pleasant. I arrived at midnight and the front desk staff was extremely helpful and check-in was a breeze. I was staying with my mother who is in a wheelchair and the young man opened the door for us and even told us the most convenient place to park. We requested a non-handicap room because we needed two beds and were told that even though they were almost 100% full if we needed to have a handicap room they would make the necessary arrangements. Our room was extremely clean and very cute. The room was extremely spacious. Even though it was not a handicap room there was plenty of room to navigate the wheelchair through it. The water pressure was AWESOME!! I have never had such good shower pressure anywhere else in Tucson. We were unable to check out the pool because of the rain. The air conditioner cooled down the room in approximately 15 minutes, which is vital when it is 110+ degrees outside. We did not check out the breakfast because neither one of us wanted to get out of bed. We were so comfortable! We never heard any traffic from Oracle and we were on the side corner parallel with Oracle Road. We never even heard our neighbors or the people above us. When we went to checkout of Sunday there were a couple of people checking out at the same time, but we were assisted right away and checkout took less than 3 minutes. This was a wonderful experience.
The only problems that I had with this stay were that they did not have any handicap rooms with two beds, but we made do without a problem and the handicap ramp. The ramp was very weirdly constructed and if there was a car parked over the curb, which everyone seemed to do, there was not enough room to maneuver the wheelchair. It would have been easier if they did not have what seemed to be two sidewalks with a curb separating them. They should have just had one very wide sidewalk and that would have been easier. It also would have been nice if there were not a big lip from the door to the sidewalk. It also made getting the wheelchair in difficult. Now saying this we managed with very little difficulty to get into the room each time. I would and have told everyone how wonderful this hotel is. I will be staying here again in the future.
The Country Inns & Suites at 7411 North Aracle Road, Tucson, AZ was simply awsom. My fiance and myself stayed there for 6 nights and loved every minute of it. Our room was very spacious, clean and adorable. Our room was equipped with a mini kitchen and sitting area with TV and telephone in one room and bedroom with king bed and bath area in another room, also with TV and telephone. The hotel atmosphere was lovely. The pool area was always clean and neat. The staff were very nice and professional especially the desk manager who was very helpful with giving us suggestion on fine dining in the area, site seeing, etc. Even the price was reasonable. We would definately stay there again the next time we are in the Tucson area. ONE GREAT HOTEL!!!!!
Quality Hotel in a convenient location
We stayed there for a weekend in mid-January this year. Here is the breakdown:
- Location is very convenient. Close to day-to-day shopping, restruants and etc.
- Allow guests to use the Gold gym next door.
- Amenities in suite are adequate.
- Bed is comfortable.
- Courteous and helpful staff.
- Allow pets
- Not very big room.
- Ventilation is poor. We have a non-smoking room, but if we don't keep the A/C and the bathroom vent running, the cigarette smoke from next door can push back in.
- My wife is allegric to pet dander. Although we asked for a deep cleaning, she still shows signs of allegric reaction.
- Room in the front facing Oracle Rd. will be noisy.
All in all, this is a good hotel for the price. Tip: Ask for room in the back facing the mountain. No noise and very nice view.
A hotel designed by M. C. Escher?
A decent mid-price hotel, but the "suites" are very small. The layout is strange, with endless ramps and stairways; it feels like the place was designed by M. C. Escher! Rooms on the front, facing Oracle Road, are a bit noisy. Ask for a room in back, overlooking Tohono Chul Park. The staff is friendly; the free Continental breakfast is OK.
When we stayed there (January 2005) the rooms had been recently repainted, and everything was bright and cheerful. However, the beds are not very comfortable: horrible foam-rubber pillows, cheap bedspreads. Also, they do not change the sheets unless you remember to put a card on the pillow asking them to do so! This is not cool! They should change the sheets automatically unless you specifically tell them it's OK not to change them!
Country Inns and Suites by Carlson on Oracle
On a recent trip to Tucson we stayed at Country Inns and Suites by Carlson on North Oracle. This facility exceeded our expectations in many areas, the grounds are very well kept with flowering cactus and trees, our suite was spacious, clean and modern, with a full kitchen, the included continental breakfast surpassed any other we have ever had, the pool area is like an oasis and includes a putting green and the staff was very friendly and helpful. We stayed for five days and will return to this facility on future trips to Tucson.
A very nice hotel in the foothills
My four year old son and I spent a week at the Country Inn and Suites on Oracle. We ended up there after the Best Western on Oracle failed to keep our reservation. See my review of that dive.
We checked in at 10:00 in the morning and were immediately provided a room. The room, although not huge, was spacious, clean and well maintained. We stayed in a one bedroom suite. The bed was very comfortable and plenty of hot water for the shower. Also, the room had a full kitchen. Although we didn't use it, we could have eaten in the room every day.
I was very satisfied with the free breakfast which included fresh waffles on four of the five mornings we were there.
The pool was large with plenty of tables and lounges around it. The pool was seperated into two sections, one of which was three feet deep.
Perfect for my son. The spa was near the pool and was very warm.
The staff at the hotel was terrific. Everyone of them smiled and said hello when we passed. Housekeeping did a great job with linens and every day when we came back, my son found his teddy bear lounging on a pillow next to or under his blanket. A touch very much appreciated by my son. I think it also showed that housekeeping cared.
The cost was very reasonable ($105.00). When we checked in, I was told the room would be $135.00, about $20.00 more than the BW. However, when I told him we were staying 5 nights, the clerk immediately knocked off $30.00 per night so I ended up paying $10.00 less per night than at the BW. The clerk offered the discount. I didn't have to ask.
The view from the hotel was also great. I asked for a quiet room and was given a room in the back on the top floor. Great view of two mountain ranges and away from Oracle, a very busy road.
My only criticizm is that some of the extras were a bit pricey.
Although I brought my lap top, there was no way too hook it up. Local phone calls cost $1.00 each and the high speed internet was $10.00 per day. Nothing major.
If you are looking for the Drake, this isn't it. However, if you are looking for a clean hotel with a lot of extras at a reasonable price, stay here. The staff truly made us feel at home. We will definetly stay there again next spring.