Motels in Tucson, Arizona

by Morgan Rush
Visitors can view cacti at the Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson.

Visitors can view cacti at the Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson.

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Arizona’s second-largest city, Tucson lies in a low, mountain-circled valley in the American Southwest. Blending Native American, Hispanic and Anglo cultural traditions and history, Tucson’s vibrant seasonal festivals, bounty of restaurants serving authentic regional cuisine and ample sunshine attract visitors year-round. Just outside of town, travelers can observe oversize cacti in the Saguaro National Park, ski in pine forests and horseback ride to canyon swimming hotels. Save money for preferred activities by staying in one of Tucson’s affordable motels.

South Tucson

Staying in downtown Tucson has its charms, but some visitors want convenient access to the surrounding mountains, deserts and valleys. The Super 8 Tucson, located in South Tucson, offers plenty of budget-friendly amenities, including free breakfast, newspapers, wireless Internet access and local calls. Enjoy Tucson’s sunshine in the heated outdoor pool and whirlpool, and cut costs on dining out with in-room microwaves and refrigerators. Guests pay extra for baggage handling, and pets aren’t allowed. Nearby attractions include the Sonora Desert Museum and mountain hiking at Mount Lemmon.

East Benson Highway

Travelers seeking convenient access to Tucson’s East Benson Highway and the Tucson International Airport stay at Best Value Inn Tucson, located five miles from the airport. The motel offers AAA and business discounts, and some rooms overlook the outdoor swimming pool. Amenities include in-room refrigerators, photocopying services, a lobby microwave, and free breakfast. Kids stay free with parents. Nearby attractions include Old Tucson Studios, where old westerns were filmed, and Mission San Xavier del Bac, where guests can check out the mission’s historic parapets, towers and spires.

Northwest Tucson

The Frontier Motel, located in northwest Tucson, offers free wireless Internet access, in-room refrigerators and microwaves. For extra room, book motel suites featuring full-size dressers, couch, table and chairs. Guests have convenient access to area attractions, including Reid Park Zoo, which houses endangered animals, and the Arizona State Museum featuring Native American artifacts. For a look around the University of Arizona campus, visit the college’s on-site Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium, which offers hands-on science demonstrations and mineral collections.

Downtown Tucson

Visitors staying in downtown Tucson have convenient access to the city’s shopping districts, seasonal festivals, Tucson Convention Center and restaurants. Motel 6 Tucson features an outdoor swimming pool, free morning coffee, rooms accessible to disabled guests and free local calls. The motel permits pets to stay with guests, and kids stay free. Visitors pay small fees for wireless Internet access.

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