Best Places to Stay in Tucson, Arizona
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Tucson Travel Guides
- Tucson, Arizona Travel & Vacation Guide
Detailed travel, vacation and tourism information for Tucson, Arizona with maps, photos, hotels, attractions and much more.
- Tucson Travel Guide | Fodor's Travel Guides
Get information on Tucson hotels, restaurants, entertainment, shopping, sightseeing, and activities. Read the Fodor's reviews, or post your own.
- Official Tucson Travel Information Guide Website
Tucson, Arizona: Official visitors guide provides information on Tucson hotels, golf vacations/courses, spas, resorts, restaurants, meeting centers, maps and guides.
Tucson: The Travel Destination
One advantage I have over people born and bred in Tucson is that I got to see it first as a travel destination. I first came to Tucson as an adult, having been raised on the east coast. So to me, Tucson has been and always will be an exotic place (even though I get to live here now).
Snowbirds Love Tucson
Every year, snowbirds (aka people who like warmer weather) come to Tucson from Colorado and similar places to escape the snow and sink in the warm, sweet sunlight during Tucson's best months - October to April. Those months boast some of the very best weather the U.S. has to offer, with midday temperatures ranging from high 80s (in October and April) to low 60s (in January or February). At night, it's cool, but it's still mild compared to points north.
Tucson: the Wild, Wild, West
Residents forget all of the very, very cool things about Tucson. Tucson has so much history! When you think of old Westerns, like 3:10 to Yuma, the first place that comes to mind (besides Yuma), is Tucson.
But like many travel destinations, there are better places to stay than others. Here, I've outlined some of the best places to stay in the area's most popular tourist spots.
Tucson's Luxury Hotels and Resorts
If you're looking for culture, keep scrolling down the page to places to stay in El Presidio, or downtown.
But if you're looking for luxury, Tucson definitely has its share of stays.
These top my list for amazing resort-hotels and best places to stay if you're in town for a week and want the best rooms, food, scenery, and things to do.
- Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
- The Westin La Paloma
- Arizona Inn
- JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass
- Hilton Tucson El Conquistador
Don't let the map fool you - these hotels are a good bit of distance apart. So choose wisely depending on where in town you need to be most of the time.
Tucson Luxury Hotels Map
El Presidio Bed & Breakfast
Places to Stay in El Presidio
El Presidio is the sweet spot of downtown Tucson, full of great history and beautiful architecture. It's home to the Tucson Art Museum, El Presidio Park, and the site of many of the areas largest and most well-attended festivals.
Perhaps the best place you can possibly stay in El Presidio is the El Presidio Bed & Breakfast Inn. Built in 1886, this landmark is on the National Register of Historic Places, and if you stay there, you will be in walking distance to some of the best sites to see in El Presidio.
El Presidio Bed & Breakfast Inn
297 North Main AvenueTucson, AZ 85701- (520) 623-6151 - bbonline.com
Other Places to Stay Nearby
Royal Elizabeth Bed & Breakfast Inn
204 South Scott AvenueTucson, AZ 85701 - (877) 670-9022 - royalelizabeth.com
Places to Stay Downtown
Although El Presidio is technically downtown, the area most commonly referred to downtown is surrounds Congress Avenue.
Hotel Congress is another historic place to stay in Tucson (although, people say that it is haunted), and it's also one of the city's most hopping entertainment establishments. Whether you are in town on business or pleasure, you will enjoy being able to walk to the very places places to eat in Tucson, as well as see the sites.
Not far from the Tucson airport (20 minute drive), Hotel Congress is the ultimate destination for frequent business travelers, and it's currently ranked on Yelp at 4 out of 5 stars.
Arizona Inn is a prestigious, lovely downtown Tucson hotel. No rumors of haunting here. Gorgeous, lush landscape and a central location make it one of Tucson's most popular hotels.
Like many Tucson locations, Arizona Inn is historic. It's also a popular place for weddings, and features a spectacular restaurant (you can view all the pretty pictures on the Arizona Inn website linked in the Resources section).
View from the JW Marriott in Starr Pass
Staying in Starr Pass
If you like to get away from the crowds and enjoy a very serene, beautiful, natural surrounding, the best choice for you is the well-known, luxurious JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa.
This hotel is known locally for its incredible scenic views of Tucson, as well as for its spas (including a salt-water swimming pool), delicious restaurants and top-notch hotel stay.
An excellent place to stay for conferences, weddings, and other getaways, this one should make your list.
- Arizona Inn
The Arizona Inn is an historic, luxury boutique Tucson resort hotel spread over 14 tranquil acres of gardens, fountains, flowers and lawns in the heart of mid-town Tucson, AZ.
- JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa
Official JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa website
- The Historic Hotel Congress Tucson, AZ
Hotel Congress - Historical hotel in Tucson, Arizona, USA. Remodelled wth attention to period detail. Also home to tucson hippest night spot Club Congress.
- El Presidio Bed and Breakfast
Tucson, Arizona (AZ) Bed and Breakfast: This adobe Victorian welcomes travelers to the Tucson frontier. The 21-inch thick adobe walls and shuttered windows are the picture of the Southwest's Territorial architecture.