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Lodge on the Desert

306 N. Alvernon Way Tucson AZ 85711
(520) 320-2014
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Property Location When you stay at Lodge on the Desert in Tucson, you'll be in the historical district and close to El Con Mall and University of Arizona. This resort is within close proximity of Randolph Golf Complex and Hi Corbett Field.

Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 103 air-conditioned rooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Your room comes with a memory foam bed....

Originally a private residence, Lodge on the Desert opened for business with seven guest rooms in November, 1936.

An Arizona Landmark since first opening in 1936 Lodge on the Desert is an oasis in the heart of Tucson. Visit one or many of the areas beautiful natural attractions museums or unique space science and technology venues. Take in a performance of opera symphony theater or ballet. Explore diverse shopping districts close by. Plan a day-trip to historic Tombstone or Bisbee. Beautiful lawns...

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Lodge on the Desert Restaurant Review

Tucson native Ryan Clark is at the helm of this petite dining space, where he’s using local ingredients to create notable dishes, no matter the time of day. Breakfast means masa harina tamales stuffed with ham, green peppers, yellow onions and Jack cheese and served with black beans. For lunch, it’s hard to pass up Clark’s tacos with beef and tongue done in a chile-based slow braise. And for...

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Dating from 1936 and set amid neatly manicured lawns and gardens, the Lodge on the Desert is a classic old Arizona resort that was completely remodeled and expanded in 2009. The relaxing retreat looks a bit like a Mexican village, with narrow pathways winding between buildings. Guest rooms are in both hacienda-style adobe buildings tucked amid cacti and orange trees and newly constructed...

A charming hacienda-style hotel originally built in the 1930s has gotten a long-awaited face-lift and now offers modern comfort in an old-world setting. The visionary new owner refurbished the historic rooms and added several new units of a similar architectural design. Many rooms in both the new and original wings have fireplaces and private patios, and the lovely gardens (croquet, anyone?)...

This lodge was opened in 1936 and retains the refined style of that time. Sadly, outside, what was once the desert is now a residential area scattered with commercial buildings. Nonetheless, the lodge still provides privacy and a zone of…

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Very mediocre. Out of 3 wines that were on the menu.

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A hidden gem in Tucson. Every course from appetizer to dessert was original and delicious. The maitre d was extremely attentive throughout our meal and the service of food well spaced and beautifully presented. I would epreturn again and again.

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Sadly, even with a reservation our party of four was seated 30 minutes late. The New Year's Eve menu didn't include a vegetarian option and the seafood option included beef marrow in the dish. The second course came out first and the server showed up 30 seconds later with the first course. He quickly ran it back to the kitchen, where the oysters and soup sat resulting in a less than perfect...

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We've had a number of memorable meals at Lodge on the Desert over the years. We're sad to see a decline in quality over the last couple years. Our dinner on New Year's Eve was a big disappointment. Red wine served ice cold, salads served with no dressing, the scallops main dish consisting of two tough scallops and a much larger piece of bone marrow (unexpected, and unappetizing), and a dessert...

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Christmas dinner 2016 was awful....felt bad for the staff who were attentive but the food was terrible. The buffets for appetizers and desserts didn't even have enough plates, the shrimp was so frozen you couldn't get it out of the bowl, the desserts appeared to be of a quality that would be bought in bulk at Costco. Two of the chairs at the table were broken and unsafe to sit on. I hate to say...

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This lodge was opened in 1936 and retains the refined style of that time. Sadly, outside, what was once the desert is now a residential area scattered with commercial buildings. Nonetheless, the lodge still provides privacy and a zone of tranquility in its 103 guestrooms, especially since its major renovation in 2008. Mature palm trees tower over the swimming pool, and there are lovely views of...

Lodge On The Desert was founded in 2007. Lodge On The Desert specializes in Eating Places.

At Lodge on the Desert, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of University of Arizona and Arizona Stadium. You can indulge in massages, facials, or mani/pedis, and Lodge on the Desert serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. An outdoor pool and a bar/lounge are other highlights, and rooms offer up nice touches like bathrobes and memory foam beds with premium linens.

The intimate restaurant at Lodge on the Desert is framed with floor-to-ceiling windows and overlooks a spacious secluded Saltillo-tiled outdoor private patio featuring a four-sided fireplace for optimal year ‘round al fresco dining. It reflects, as does the bar, a genuine, richly authentic Southern Arizona historic charm and ambience including rough-hewn artist-design hand-painted wood beams...

Lodge on the Desert is located in Tucson.

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