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4.6 out of 5

"The room and restaurant were wonderful. Very pretty and clean. One day the maid did not come into our room. " More

By a verified traveler on Thu 17 Mar 2022

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Hotel Description

3.5-star resort near University of Arizona

Peter Howell stay

Your stay at this Peter Howell resort places you within 2 miles (3 km) of Reid Park Zoo and Tucson Botanical Gardens. University of Arizona and Reid Park are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Free perks

This resort features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 6 conference rooms, as well as the 24-hour business center and free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy the gym and free perks like full breakfast and free self parking.

Standard Casita King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$119* Per night/room Jul 4 - Jul 5

Casita Fireside Two Queens

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Deluxe Spa King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

1 Bedroom Casita Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

1 Bedroom Deluxe Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Lodge on the Desert ratings based on 23 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Lodge on the Desert

Everyone (4) Couples (10) Family (9)
5 out of 5
The room and restaurant were wonderful. Very pretty and clean. One day the maid did not come into our room.

Posted by on Mar 17, 2022

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Mar 25, 2022 by Christina

Dear Susan, The staff and I very much appreciate your taking your time to let us know of your experience at the Lodge on the Desert. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. I hope to welcome you back to the Lodge on the Desert. Christina Canez Director of Operations

5 out of 5

Posted by on Mar 15, 2022

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5 out of 5
Loved our stay. Very cool hotel. Fireplace in our room and very comfortable beds. Staff really friendly. Breakfast was delicious !

Posted by , from COLUMBUS GROVE on Mar 2, 2022

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Mar 3, 2022 by Kyle

Dear Elaine, Our staff and I very much appreciate your taking time to let us know of your experience at the Lodge on the Desert. I'm delighted to hear that you loved your stay to include the fireplace and comfortable bed, delicious breakfast and our friendly staff. We look to welcoming you back to the Lodge on the Desert again soon and I hope to have the opportunity to meet you in person on your next visit should our schedules permit. Sincerely, Kyle Treat General Manager

5 out of 5
The breakfast, which was included with the room tariff had only two choices and on both occasions that we ate it, made my wife ill.

Posted by , from MOODY on Feb 9, 2022

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Feb 11, 2022 by Kyle

Dear Jeffrey, Our staff and I greatly appreciate you taking time to let us know of your experience at the Lodge On The Desert. I was concerned to hear that your wife became ill after eating our breakfast as this is disturbing to us. I realize that we did serve many of the same breakfast items to our other guests and thankfully we did not hear anyone else report this. I verified this with our Executive Chef and Food & Beverage Manager. Regardless, I'm very sorry that your wife was not feeling well and I hope you will allow us another opportunity to serve you as we will do our best to strive to exceed your expectations. Sincerely, Kyle Treat General Manger

5 out of 5
We had a great evening at the outside dining on the patio then a nice soak in the hot tub. Very relaxing

Posted by on Jan 27, 2022

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Jan 27, 2022 by Kyle

Dear Diane, Our staff and I very much appreciate your taking time to let us know of your experience at the Lodge on the Desert. I'm delighted to hear that you had a relaxing experience including enjoying our popular Cielos patio dining and soaking in our hot tub. I hope to welcome you back to the Lodge on the Desert soon. Kyle Treat General Manager

4 out of 5
The room was clean, comfy and large. The restaurant had good service and the food was yummy.

Posted by on Jan 9, 2022

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Jan 10, 2022 by Kyle

Dear Ashley, Our staff and I very much appreciate your taking time to let us know of your experience at the Lodge on the Desert. I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your room accommodations as we as the yummy food and quality service in Cielos. I hope to welcome you back to the Lodge on the Desert and would love the opportunity to meet you in person on your next visit should our schedules permit. Kyle Treat General Manager

5 out of 5
They were very kind and helpful.I will come back again.

Posted by on Jan 9, 2022

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Jan 10, 2022 by Kyle

Dear Rehab, Our staff and I very much appreciate your taking time to let us know of your experience at the Lodge on the Desert. I'm delighted to hear that you found our staff to be friendly and helpful. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Lodge on the Desert and I hope to have the opportunity to meet you in person on your next visit should our schedules permit. Kyle Treat General Manager

5 out of 5
Interesting architecture.

Posted by , from MONTEREY on Dec 17, 2021

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Dec 18, 2021 by Kyle

Dear Chris, The staff and I very much appreciate your taking your time to let us know of your experience at the Lodge on the Desert. Our hotel has great history in addition to a relaxing southwest decor which so many of our guests enjoy. We look forward to welcoming you back and I would enjoy meeting you in person during your next visit. Kyle Treat General Manager

4 out of 5
Food at Cielos resttaurant was disappointing.

Posted by on Nov 8, 2021

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Nov 8, 2021 by patty

Dear Claire, I'm sorry to hear that your dining experience at Cielos did not meet your expectations. Normally people rave about our food. I will share this with our Chef. Thank you, The Lodge on the Desert Team

4 out of 5
Nice restaurant, good pool, really nice front desk/lounge area. Excellent staff. Some areas on the property seemed wheelchair accessible, did notice someone using a wheelchair at the outdoor area of the restaurant. First room we were given had mold. Was quickly changed to a non moldy room that was nice. Beautiful grounds with a nice cactus garden. It’s a little hard to navigate through the property to know what’s the most direct route to your rooms. if you travel with a lot of luggage, I recommend asking for a room as close as possible to the front desk/lobby area. Cleaning leaves a little to be desired, fishing for my kid’s toys under the bed yielded a whole lot of dirt, dust, hair, empty plastic bottle, and a forgotten tennis ball. Blinds we also dusty. Room otherwise was good. Working mini fridge, clean showers, nice bathroom area, ample closet. The rest felt rustic, not a lot of free plugs, one light switch/bulb not working, drawers had seen better days. Seemed like it is geared towards families and couples. Can’t say if it is queer friendly, but it’s definitely dog friendly. Front desk staff were kind, prompt, and professional. Restaurant staff were so-so. Some were attentive, others seemed like they were too occupied with bigger tables. Overall 4/5 stars for this location.

Posted by on Aug 27, 2021

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Aug 29, 2021 by Nicholas A.

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. The feedback from our guests is the most essential piece to our operation. We use the information to consistently provide a superior experience for all who visit. Thank you again for your detailed review and we hope to see you again in the future!

Property Features

Lodge on the Desert offers its guests an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center. Along with a restaurant, there's a snack bar/deli on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. You'll find a 24-hour business center on site. Event space at this resort measures 4543 square feet (422 square meters) and includes conference space. A library, a terrace, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Lodge on the Desert. Free self parking is available. This 3.5-star Tucson resort is smoke free.

  • 101 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 4543 sq ft of conference space
  • 422 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1936
  • Full breakfast (free)
  • Deli
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • No smoking on site
  • Water dispenser
  • Bar or lounge
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired internet

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Train station: Tucson Station (8.4 km / 5.2 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Lodge on the Desert offers 101 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature safes and coffee/tea makers. Memory foam beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Tucson resort provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Memory foam beds
  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free full breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Cielos - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15.0 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 50 per pet, per night
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 1 per room (weight limit: 40 lbs)
  • Certain rooms only
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, and Eurocard. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-out is available. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Pets allowed in specific rooms only
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 50 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15.0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Desert Lodge
  • Lodge Desert
  • Lodge Desert Hotel
  • Lodge Desert Hotel Tucson
  • Lodge Desert Tucson
  • Lodge On The Desert Hotel Tucson
  • Hotel On The Desert
  • On The Desert Tucson
  • Lodge on the Desert Resort
  • Lodge on the Desert Tucson
  • Lodge on the Desert Resort Tucson

You should know

  • Pool access available from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
  • Children 17 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in specific rooms only, which can be requested by contacting the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.