Hotel Resorts in Tucson, Arizona

by Joanne Thomas
Colorful desert architecture in Tucson, Arizona.

Colorful desert architecture in Tucson, Arizona.

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Resorts in Tucson cater to visitors who come in search of great golf courses, wilderness trails, luxury spas and the cultural attractions of the southwest. Tuscon's ample lodging options include around a dozen luxury resorts, which invariably boast uninterrupted desert and mountain vistas, immaculately landscaped grounds and abundant recreational facilities.

Omni Tucson National Resort

The Omni Tucson National Resort boasts scenic and serene surroundings in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains, a location affording views of the Sonoran Desert. The biggest draw of the Omni Tucson National Resort for golfers is the chance to play its two 18-hole golf courses that have hosted numerous PGA Tour events; for others it may be the Mobile four star rated resort spa. The 128-room resort has been awarded four diamonds by AAA for more than nine consecutive years. Every one of its guest rooms has a private patio or balcony.

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort boasts several prestigious awards including a coveted place on Travel + Leisure magazine's World’s Best 500 Hotels list in 2009. The resort offers 398 guest rooms and suites, each with a private balcony and luxury amenities such as designer "Ultimate Doeskin" bathrobes and flat-screen televisions. Guests enjoy access to a wide range of facilities on site, including a 7,000-square-foot luxury spa, two swimming pools, tennis courts and a nature trail. There is a playground for young guests, and an on-site educational nature trail to explore.

The Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa

The Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa has been named among Condé Nast’s Top 100 Golf Resorts and Top 20 Best Resorts in the Continental U.S., testaments to its exceptional hospitality and recreational opportunities. The property includes the longest water slide in Tucson and five outdoor pools, two of which are designated for adults only. Its tennis and health center features a yoga and pilates studio, and the on-site Red Door Spa presents holistic-inspired wellness and beauty treatments. All the guest rooms include a sitting area and private balcony or patio; many suites feature a sunken spa tub and wood-burning fireplace.

Westward Look Resort

Open since the early 1900s, when it was the first resort in Tucson, Westward Look Resort offers historic charm complemented by contemporary luxuries. The original hacienda-style adobe home with its exposed log beams and stone hearth remains as the heart of the resort. Modern touches in the guest rooms include walk-in showers, 42-inch flat-screen televisions and high-speed Internet access. The property covers 80 acres in the Santa Catalina Mountain foothills, offering opportunities for hiking, biking and horseback riding within steps from your room.

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