If you want to explore Sonoran Desert, Tucson is the perfect base for you. Besides the cactus-filled landscape, the city is home to a plethora of museums, lush parks, breweries, wineries, and restaurants. To learn about the natural history, stop by Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Adventurers must definitely visit Saguaro National Park as it features a plethora of hiking trails. A trip to Tucson would be incomplete without sampling its fresh brews and wines. Callaghan Vineyards, about an hour south of Tucson, is a must-visit. If you’re travelling to this desert city and want to make your trip memorable, then check into one of these top luxury resorts in Tucson, Arizona.
Sitting at the base of Santa Catalina Mountains, The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa is the perfect place to come back to after a day of hiking and exploring the desert. All the guest rooms and suites come with a private patio or balcony offering stunning views of the natural landscape.
With six restaurants serving a globe-hopping menu, plus a yoga studio and a spa with private treatment rooms, your tummy, mind and skin are well taken care of here. If you’re sporty, you’ll appreciate the 10 tennis courts, a 27-hole golf course, a fitness centre, and 5 swimming pools on site.
Stylish, sophisticated, and situated in a picturesque location with mountains all around, Loews Ventana Canyon Resort is perfect for those looking for a peaceful yet luxurious escape. Besides the great views, you’ll have tennis courts, an outdoor pool lined with sun loungers and lush greenery, and a full-service spa to fill your days.
There are also canyon hiking and riding trails nearby, if you prefer to be a bit more active during your holiday. End the evening with a desert-inspired drink and dinner at The Flying V Bar and Grill, overlooking the desert mountains. Guest rooms and suites here come with a private balcony with stunning vistas of Catalina mountains.
Beautiful location, but slightly overpriced for amenities.
Great pools, lazy river, and on-site restaurants.
Breathtaking views of mountains and city, close to downtown.
Varied dining options, breakfast made-to-order, some mixed reviews on quality.
JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort has rooms and suites that are perfect for families as well as couples. Many accommodation units come with a private balcony offering spectacular views of the surrounding desert.
There are hiking and biking trails nearby, while on-site hot tubs, three outdoor pools, three golf courses, and a fitness centre make for enjoyable pastimes. It also has a spa with a steam room and a long list of treatments that will help you relax and revive. You certainly won’t go hungry here as there are four restaurants on site, serving Mediterranean and southwestern fare.
Affordable rates, great value for money
Clean rooms, mesmerizing casino, beautiful pool and hot tub area
Great views outside of the city, quick Uber ride to downtown
Ume restaurant is the absolute best, Pay Steak House was fantastic, buffet available
Just a 15-minute drive away from downtown Tucson, this 4-star resort has a casino on site, where you can play your choice of game and rake in the chips. If you need a break from the tables, unwind at the spa before refueling at the steakhouse. Or, if you prefer, burn off some energy at the gym or take a relaxing dip in the outdoor pool.
Room-wise, it has deluxe king and queen units, and suites with separate living area and bedroom. Upgrade to Sky Level room if you really want to splash out — it comes with VIP parking, evening turndown service, and a breathtaking view.
El Conquistador Tucson, A Hilton Resort is known for its impressive vistas of Santa Catalina mountains and desert. Perfect for family vacations, the resort offers a plethora of activities and amenities for both adults and kids. There’s an outdoor pool with waterside and a fish-shaped pool for kids, while adults can play a game of tennis or golf on site, or spend time in the fitness centre or spa.
Those looking for a bit of adventure can go for off-road biking, hiking, or horseback riding. After a long day, you can relax on the private patio and enjoy a drink from the minibar available in each room.
Situated in northwest Tucson, this four-star resort offers a relaxed yer luxurious experience. The rooms come with a separate seating area, a TV, and a balcony, while the European-style spa and an outdoor pool are a great place to relax after a day spent hiking. If you’ve worked up an appetite, there are four restaurants, with everything from seafood to steak on offer.
Golfers will particularly love this resort as it has 2 18-hole courses, set among lakes and trees. There’s a game room, as well as tennis courts and billiards on site for sports enthusiasts.
This classic, hacienda-style resort is surrounded by lush greenery and Tucson mountains. Accommodations are spread over rooms, suites and casitas, all of which feature views of the desert. For a luxurious experience, book the casita grande as it comes with a fireplace and a private porch from where you can watch sun set over the mountains.
The leisure facilities, meanwhile, include two outdoor pools, a hot tub, and a fitness centre. When it comes to dining, don’t miss the New American cuisine at The Grill restaurant. Its Sunday brunch, including a seafood counter, is a popular with locals and guests alike. End the evening with white peach sangria and live music at Terraza Garden patio.
The Lodge at Ventana Canyon is the perfect launching point for mountain excursions like hiking in the nearby Ventana Canyon. Or, stay on the property to indulge in a game of tennis at the tennis centre, play a round of golf on one of the two golf courses, or take a relaxing dip in the outdoor pool. For extra pampering, the resort’s spa offers beauty treatments and massages.
The suites — many of them with mountain vistas — are decorated in warm, Tucson hues and come with a private kitchenette and a seating area. Wind down from a day of adventure with dinner at one of the two restaurants on site.
9. Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa
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The Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa has everything to make your stay in Tucson comfortable and memorable. It has spacious rooms, suites and villas, and each has a nature-inspired decor. For maximum comfort and privacy, book one of the villas that come with a private spa, a plunge pool, a gourmet kitchen, a soaking tub, and a patio.
The on-property spa offers indoor and outdoor treatments, a relaxation room, a reflecting room, and a private suite for couples. Spa patrons can indulge in Ayurveda treatments and deep desert massages, plus there are spa packages offering multiple treatments for hours of bliss.
Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa
Address: Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa, 5000 East, E Vía Estancia Miraval, Tucson, AZ 85739, United States
Star Rating: 4.5 star
Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa offer spacious rooms and studio suites with all the creature comforts, including a high-quality bedding, a flat-screen television, air conditioning, an iPod docking station, and a balcony with desert or mountain views. It provides every service you could dream of. There are two outdoor pools and a hot tub to relax in, plus a spa offering a range of rejuvenating treatments that are done using desert botanicals.
If the pace feels a little too slow, go for horseback riding, golfing or hiking nearby. For dinner, be sure to book a table at the American restaurant on site, before finishing off with a nightcap and a live dance music at Lookout Bar & Grille.
Explore the desert city of Tucson
Tucson is known for its unique desert landscape, and there are numerous canyons and trails to explore. If you’re headed to this desert city, the above listed luxury resorts showcase Tucson at its best.
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