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Lodge on the Desert

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Outdoor pool, a heated pool
Outdoor pool, a heated pool
Casita Fireside Two Queens | Premium bedding, memory foam beds, in-room safe, desk
Casita Fireside Two Queens | Premium bedding, memory foam beds, in-room safe, desk

Overview of Lodge on the Desert

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Lodge on the Desert

3.5 star property

4.6/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
Map
306 North Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ, 85711

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationRandolph Golf Complex3 min drive
  • Popular LocationDell Urich Golf Course3 min drive
  • Popular LocationReid Park3 min drive
  • AirportTucson, AZ (TUS-Tucson Intl.)18 min drive

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About this area

Tucson

Lodge on the Desert is located in Peter Howell, a neighborhood in Tucson, and is in a shopping district. Centennial Hall and University of Arizona Museum of Art are cultural highlights, and some of the area's attractions include Reid Park Zoo and Children's Museum Tucson. Golf N' Stuff Family Fun Center and Tucson Greyhound Park are also worth visiting. Practice your golf swing with lessons and a golf course nearby, or enjoy other activities in the great outdoors, such as hiking/biking trails and mountain biking in the area. Guests love the resort's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Randolph Golf Complex - 3 min drive
  • Dell Urich Golf Course - 3 min drive
  • Tucson Botanical Gardens - 3 min drive
  • Reid Park - 3 min drive
  • Reid Park Zoo - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Tucson Station - 10 min drive
  • Roy Laos Transit Center - 17 min drive
  • Tucson International Airport (TUS) - 18 min drive

About this property

Lodge on the Desert

3.5-star resort in the heart of Peter Howell
Take advantage of free full breakfast, a terrace, and a garden at Lodge on the Desert. For some rest and relaxation, visit the hot tub. The onsite restaurant, Cielos, features happy hour and light fare. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a library and dry cleaning/laundry services.
Other perks include:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • A water dispenser, multilingual staff, and a gift shop
  • Coffee/tea in the lobby, luggage storage, and smoke-free premises
  • Guest reviews say great things about the overall value and quiet location
Room features
All guestrooms at Lodge on the Desert include perks such as premium bedding and air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi and safes. Guest reviews highly rate the comfortable rooms at the property.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with tubs or showers and free toiletries
  • 42-inch HDTVs with premium channels
  • Refrigerators, coffee/tea makers, and daily housekeeping

Languages

English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Restaurants on site

  • Cielos

Things to do

  • Fitness center
  • Heated pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa tub

Family friendly

  • Outdoor pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • 24-hour business center
  • Computer station
  • Conference space (4543 square feet)
  • Meeting rooms - 6

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have elevators
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Romance packages available
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Memory foam mattress
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 42-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable/satellite channels
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator

More

  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Restaurant dining guide
  • Safe

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Policies

Check-in

95% of travelers were happy with check-in
Check-in from 4:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 21

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged
Express check-out

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

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 50 per pet, per night
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Welcoming dogs only
1 per room (up to 40 lbs)
Specific rooms only; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Children up to the age of 17 years can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15.0 per day
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • 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

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
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
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
Pool access available from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Children under 13 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool or spa tub without adult supervision

Property is also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Lodge on the Desert have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool. Pool types include heated pools. Pool access is from 6:00 AM–10:00 PM.

How much does it cost to stay at Lodge on the Desert?

As of Oct 5, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Lodge on the Desert on Oct 31, 2022 start from $137.06, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Lodge on the Desert pet-friendly?

Yes, this resort allows dogs (limit 1 per room) with a maximum weight of up to 40 lbs per pet. There's a fee of USD 50 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much is parking at Lodge on the Desert?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Lodge on the Desert?

Check-in is from 4:00 PM - anytime.

What time is check-out at Lodge on the Desert?

Check-out is at noon. Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability).

Where is Lodge on the Desert located?

Located in Peter Howell, this resort is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from El Con Mall and 2.5 mi (3.9 km) from University of Arizona. Randolph North Golf Course and Randolph Golf Complex are also within 1 mi (2 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Lodge on the Desert and receive a full refund?

Yes, Lodge on the Desert offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Lodge on the Desert cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings

4.6

Wonderful

Rating 5 - Excellent. 1002 out of 1376 reviews
5 - Excellent 73%
Rating 4 - Good. 259 out of 1376 reviews
4 - Good 19%
Rating 3 - Okay. 63 out of 1376 reviews
3 - Okay 5%
Rating 2 - Poor. 38 out of 1376 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 14 out of 1376 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%

4.7/5

Cleanliness

4.7/5

Staff & service

4.5/5

Amenities

4.5/5

Property conditions & facilities

4.4/5

Eco-friendliness

5/5 Excellent

Steve
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This hotel was beautiful and so quaint. Rooms were so cute and the staff was terrific. The food at the restaurant was outstanding and the outside ambience was amazing.
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Thomas
Traveled with group
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Loved our stay and highly recommend!!
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Timothy
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great atmosphere. Quiet. Old west. Exceent restaurant. The bar has a hally hour (actually 3 hour. Very heloful front desk.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

FRANCISCA
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Everything was perfectly fine 🙂
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

4/5 Good

Shawn
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We would definitely stay here again thanks to the friendly staff and absolute best hotel breakfast we have ever had. A charming property with southwest vibes. We consider it our new home away from home when in Tucson visiting our UofAZ student. The “heated pool” was still very cold at the hottest time of year, and our room had a bit of a musty smell. The water damaged artwork on the wall should be discarded or replaced. Double check that room capacity matches what Expedia says because they have no roll in beds and our room for 6 only had beds for 4. Luckily we were able to make it work but it could have been a major problem!
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

steveb
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Good location , excellent service, high standard of room and facilities. Exceptional landscaping and desert planting.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Joe
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Loved the convenience of a fine dining restaurant on their property and great staff
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2022

3/5 Okay

Jeffrey
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful facilities
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

3/5 Okay

TRUMAN
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
It's we're comfortable TV horrible Air conditioning unacceptable staff fantastic Room service was horrible order never came. dot
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

4/5 Good

Andy
Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Restaurant was great, rooms very comfortable
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022