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1 room, 2 adults

Lodge on the Desert

3.5-star3.5 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free self parking
  • Free WiFi
306 North Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ, 85711, United States of America

3.5-star resort with outdoor pool, near Reid Park Zoo
  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • Dry cleaning/laundry service
    • Free self parking
    • Free WiFi
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Restrictions related to your trip

Arizona may have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19. 

  • We have stayed at the hotel for the 2nd time and it was a great experience. From…Jan 21, 2021
  • Overall it was a nice stay. It’s a step above a standard hotel in that we had a fireplace…Jan 17, 2021

Lodge on the Desert

from €119
  • Standard Casita King
  • Deluxe One King Bed
  • Deluxe One King Bed Accessible
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Casita Fireside Two Queens
  • Deluxe Spa King
  • 1 Bedroom Casita Suite
  • 1 Bedroom Deluxe Suite

What’s around Lodge on the Desert


  • In Peter Howell
  • Reid Park Zoo - 33 min walk
  • Tucson Botanical Gardens - 36 min walk
  • El Con Mall - 16 min walk
  • Randolph Golf Complex - 19 min walk
  • Hi Corbett Field - 27 min walk
  • Himmel Park - 40 min walk
  • Reid Park - 42 min walk

Getting around

  • Tucson Intl. Airport (TUS) - 15 min drive
  • Tucson, AZ (AVW-Marana Regional) - 33 min drive
  • Tucson Station - 8 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 101 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-11:00 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Arizona may have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • Children (17 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed (dogs only)*

  • Specific rooms only*

  • 1 per room (up to 40 lbs)


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Free onsite self parking

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa tub
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • Number of meeting rooms - 6
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 4543
  • Conference space size (meters) - 422
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Year Built - 1936
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
  • Memory foam mattress
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 42-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


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.

Lodge on the Desert’s small print

Also known as

  • Desert Lodge
  • Lodge on the Desert Tucson
  • Lodge on the Desert Resort Tucson
  • 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


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.

Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

  • Pool access available from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
  • This property does not have elevators.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

    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.

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

    This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

    Optional extras

    Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

    Rollaway beds are available for USD 15.0 per day

    Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 50 per pet, per night

    Service animals exempt from fees

    We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

    FAQs for Lodge on the Desert

    • Does Lodge on the Desert offer free cancellation for a full refund?
      Yes, Lodge on the Desert does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
    • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Lodge on the Desert?
      This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
    • Is parking offered on site at Lodge on the Desert?
      Yes, there's free self parking.
    • Is there a pool at Lodge on the Desert?
      Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
    • Are pets allowed at Lodge on the Desert?
      Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room and maximum weight of 40 lbs per pet. There's a charge of USD 50 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
    • What are the check-in and check-out times at Lodge on the Desert?
      You can check in from 3 PM - 11:00 PM. Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Contactless check-out is available.
    • Are there restaurants at or near Lodge on the Desert?
      Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Cielos. Nearby restaurants include In-N-Out Burger (13-min walk) and Claim Jumper (13-min walk).
    • Is there an onsite casino at Lodge on the Desert?
      No, this resort doesn't have a casino, but Desert Diamond Casinos and Entertainment Tucson (17-min drive) and Casino del Sol (29-min drive) are both nearby.

    Recent reviews

    Exceptional 9.4 From 1,678 reviews

    Very Good 8.0
    Excellent lodge iffy room
    Walls extremely thin. Could hear tv and all conversations for both rooms. Property is great and service is excellent
    James, us2 night family trip
    Good 6.0
    " Extra firm mattresses "
    I have stayed at this hotel many times and every time I've been satisfied with their service. There is one gripe I have with this hotel however. They have very firm mattresses in their rooms, and they don't pad them. Which I find confusing because they have the most exquisite pillows. Your head and neck will be in heaven, but, your back will be in hell. If they upgraded their mattresses or added significant padding to them I would never use another hotel. Because of this factor I will start using other hotels when visiting Tucson.
    us3 night trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Amazing! Stayed an extra day because it was so nice.
    Valiene, us1 night trip with friends
    Exceptional 10.0
    Great hotel!
    My husband and I stayed here for his birthday and we absolutely love it! We got the spa king room and it was great. Out favorite part of the trip the restaurant, it’s amazing!
    Brooklyn, us1 night trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Great stay in Tucson
    Great location for the Saguaro National Park. Very clean, nice staff, and the breakfast is awesome!
    Carmel, us1 night trip with friends
    Very Good 8.0
    Our Stay
    The hotel was extremely nice and clean. The only issue we had was with the restaurant, my husband found a small hair in his fruit dish that was given for complimentary breakfast. Another thing was that the cup was smudged, it didn't look very clean. Maybe just keep an eye out on the cleanliness of the restaurant. But aside from those minor details, the property is beautiful and the rooms were beautiful
    Bridgette, us2 night trip
    Very Good 8.0
    A flavor of the old west
    Love this place. Good location in Tucson near Reid park. This lodge has a real southwest flavor to the buildings. Charming casitas let you imagine desert living with all of todays com forts. Love the restaurant bar food menu. Salt water pool is heated so we enjoyed a winter afternoon in the water. Just relaxing and private.
    Charles, us2 night trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    ec visit better than first
    Stayed at Lodge on the Desert before. Was pretty good the first time but much better this time. Room was clean and very nice. Service was great and food was good.
    Lance, us1 night family trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Lovely Stay
    I would not hesitate to recommend this place. I was nervous to book as it was not a known chain. Not disappointed! Excellent free breakfast, wonderful staff and nice grounds.
    Merissa, us2 night family trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Great Central Tucson location
    Beautiful property centrally located. Staff was friendly and attentive. We especially enjoyed the pool and hot tub. The restaurant has great outdoor patio seating with fireplace, and fixed our drinks and appetizers to go for poolside. We would stay again and recommend it highly.
    Audrey, us2 night family trip

    Lodge on the Desert