Ratings based on 1,084 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.5 out of 5
96% of guests recommend
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.6 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from las vegas

Hidden Gem

Posted Jul 23, 2014
Great place to stay. Off the beaten path but easy to get to. The staff is great and the rooms are very spacious with own patios. The bar serves great food albeit limited menu.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice stay

Posted Jul 17, 2014
Very clean. Close to all neRby amenities no I do not want to. You can write if you wAnt
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Gilbert, AZ

This place is a diamond in the desert!

Posted Jul 16, 2014
Pros: Everything, from the southwest decor to the well kept grounds, clean rooms and accommodating staff.
Location: I didn't check out the area as the sole purpose if my stay was to visit a friend who lived local.
Quaint out of the way, quiet just lovely place. The staff were amazingly accommodating. Room was spacious and immaculately cleaned. They even went out of the way to go purchase me a toothbrush at 10pm when I realized I left mine home.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

The Lodge

Posted Jul 15, 2014
Very nice room. Beautiful property with a Southwest appeal. I stay at a lot of hotels and I was surprised by how much thought was put into the little details.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Phoenix, AZ

Great escape in the city!

Posted Jul 15, 2014
This property is located in the middle of Tucson near everything but some how sheltered from city noise it's great. We escape from Phoenix to the Lodge at least 4 times a year. Make sure to get the jacuzzi suite upgrade it's well worth the minimal cost.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Philadelphia PA

Good for downtown and campus activities

Posted Jul 7, 2014
Pros: I like the quiet, the pool, the comfort of the beds, the quality of the bathroom facilities, the location, the privacy, the refrigerator in room.
Cons: Internet service is very weak. Some of the towels were old and frayed. The housekeeping cart was outside my room all day. Could use a workout room.
Location: Very convenient location for activities downtown and on U of A campus. Close to malls and movie theaters, close to AZ horticultural gardens.
LOTD is my "go-to" hotel for Tucson visits where I plan to spend most of my time on campus and downtown. LOTD rooms are nicely appointed with comfortable beds, large rooms, working television and nice bathrooms. The pool is nice, and open 24/7 for evening swims. The rooms have irons and ironing boards, and plenty of towels. The linens on the bed are high quality and comfortable. The front desk staff was pleasant, and upgraded me based on my Expedia VIP membership. They were also accommodating when I locked myself out of my room. There is a good restaurant and bar. The location is convenient to the U of A and the business district. The LOTD does not have the same level of facilities as the big resorts in the foothills, but it is much nicer than the chain hotels and I prefer it to the U of A Marriott, which is also nice, but noisy and the pool there is not as nice. I prefer LOTD to the Marriott, the Sheraton, the Holiday Inn Express and the other chains.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from texas

Facility showing age

Posted Jul 7, 2014
Pros: Dining room served very good food.
This hotel says it is 77 years old. Parts of it show that. It has rustic charm, but that can be achieved without single pane windows, peeling paint and gaps under doors that a mouse or snake could crawl through. We wouldn't stay there again, given other choices.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Phoenix, AZ

Great Location

Posted Jul 7, 2014
Pros: I like the style and location of this hotel. The room was large and roomy, and the bathroom was beyond expectations.
Cons: The filter on the air-conditioning system was very dirty and needed to be replaced.
Location: This is a good location out of downtown, but near other things to see such as the De Gracia museum.
The Lodge on the Desert is a wonderful hotel in a great location. The room was very large and roomy. The restaurant was very good.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Christine from Lafayette, LA

Private and Lush

Posted Jun 24, 2014
Cons: Bathroom countertops are a little too high.
Lodge on the Desert is a beautiful gem of a travel experience. Exquisite at every turn, architecturally. A rare treat in every way. We loved the location, the comfort, and the romantic, private atmosphere. An entire block of Tucson is walled off in an attractive adobe and lushly landscaped. The pool is lovely - everything is extremely well-done. The price was incredibly reasonable, although the restaurant is an exception. This was our favorite stop on a long sweep of the southwest.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from yuma, arizona

Centrally located

Posted Jun 23, 2014
Pros: Clean and safe
Cons: No
Location: University of Arizona and shopping malls
Good stay. Wasn't in the room much other than to sleep, but it was very comfortable.