Tucson + Southern Arizona

Hotels in Tucson + Southern Arizona

Enveloped by the Santa Catalina Mountains and backed by a waterfall, the 371-room Loews is a serene spot where, paradoxically, there's plenty to do: visit the brand-new spa, hike, splash in the pools, or play golf on the resort's 36 holes.

Arizona has handful of wellness-oriented desert retreats, but Miraval Resort & Spa, 55 miles north of Tucson, stands out for an all-inclusive nightly rate that includes some spa treatments and activities (dance fusion, cocktail and cooking classes, and Pilates, to name a few).

The 71-suite TownePlace Suites Sierra Vista is probably your best bet, with clean, updated facilities and an outdoor pool.

This refurbished 1919 hotel built for passengers of the Southern Pacific Line has basic rooms but an unbeatable downtown location. It even played a role in the 1934 capture of John Dillinger.

The Apache Trail is a 40-mile route that curves east from Phoenix past towering saguaros. At its end lies the Noftsger Hill Inn Bed & Breakfast, a 1907 former schoolhouse overlooking the historic mining town of Globe.

Set just 30 miles north of Tucson, this 253-room resort feels blissfully apart. It’s the kind of place where activities are encouraged—there are, for example, 20 miles of hiking trails and 27 holes of Jack Nicklaus–designed golf—but you’re never overscheduled.

An upscale, 60,000-acre resort near Tucson, Tanque Verde is best visited in spring or fall, when temperatures are cooler and the desert more lush.

The clean, spacious rooms are well-situated in the historic district, just a block from Tombstone’s main attractions.

Family-oriented Mission Revival resort in the Santa Catalina foothills with over-the-top amenities, such as a 177-foot waterslide, and a celebrated 27-hole Jack Nicklaus golf course.

Room to Book: Deluxe rooms on third floor for best views and balconies