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Lodge on the Desert

3.5-star3.5 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
306 North Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ, 85711, United States of America

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

    Good to know

    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
    • Free WiFi
    • Refrigerator
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • Room and spa tub were awesome. Cielos is amazing. The food was great. Wes took great care…Apr 16, 2021
  • We loved the hotel grounds. Our room was great. We want to bring our extended family back…Apr 8, 2021

Lodge on the Desert

from Rs10,121
  • 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 International 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-anytime
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM. 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

  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

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 full 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
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • 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, amount varies)

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 gives staff 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 - anytime. 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.
  • What is there to do at Lodge on the Desert and nearby?
    Have fun with nearby activities like hiking and mountain biking, and practice your swing on the nearby golf course. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the spa tub and an invigorating swim in the outdoor pool. Lodge on the Desert also has a fitness center and a picnic area, as well as a garden.

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.4 From 1,630 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Very nice
We have a living room with a fireplace, a separate bedroom, a nice bathroom too. The complimentary breakfast were amazing.
JOSEPH, us3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
It was a really nice stay. The free breakfast was really nice. The only down side was they didn’t give me the perks that were described on website.
Lance, us5 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Lovely! Diamond in the rough.
This place is adorable. Great food at the restaurant, service for breakfast and lunch was slow - but the staff is so warm and friendly we didn't mind at all. Rooms are lovely! I slept like a rock!
us1 night trip with friends
Good 6.0
bad choice for a special anniversary stay
Checking in we received a map, with our room circled. We spent a half hour looking for it when we realized the map was incorrect, in a maze of pathways. The room circled was wrong... not our room, and our room was actually unmarked. It was our anniversary, so this was particularly frustrating as we were carrying luggage, and had to find our way back to the car, move the car, and schlep out stuff again. My husband, a land surveyor (map maker) courteously went to the desk, engaged the receptionist, who apologized and promised to alert management, and make the corrections for other guests. Upon checking out, we decided to ask to look at their property map, and no correction as we suspected. It seemed to me that all the staff was just too inexperienced to be running a hotel. FYI, our room was 250 bucks. Also, the tv was not connected, the lamp did not work, the shower handle fell off in my hand. So, all I can say is, what a disappointment for a special occasion.
carol, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Wonderful setting and great location
Jean, us3 night trip
Very good 8.0
Get the balcony!
I thought the overall hotel was nice, the casita we stayed in the first night was kind of musky smelling, but we got an upgrade to the balcony and it was sweet!, if you decide to go spend the extra money for a balcony room with a fireplace!
Jennifer, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Gorgeous Hotel
I enjoyed my stay. I ate at their restuarant it was very nice. The staff was very friendlyand proffesional. The food was very good and well worth the price I highly recomend it! I came here for some modeling shoots I had booked around Tucson the Hotel itself is beyond beautiful one of my photographers wants me to book here again to do a shoot here.
Winavea, us2 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great place with a very friendly staff. Food at onsite restaurant was awesome!
Dawn, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Just perfect
Was a great little gem. We stayed on our way from Ct to CA. Wonderful restaurant with amazing service. Bed was super comfortable with great pillows and the heated pool was just what we needed.
Joyce, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great room and service
It was great. The room was big and clean, we loved the gas fireplace and the little patio where we could sit and enjoy fresh air. All of the amenities were great. We will definitely stay here again the next time we are in Tucson.
Jessica, us2 night trip with friends

Lodge on the Desert