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Tucson has some great hotel and resort options:

Canyon Ranch: I have made my annual trek to Canyon Ranch for the last 25 years. It is a very special, nurturing and amazing place to come and recharge the battery. I always find exactly what I need for that time in my life each time I go. The rooms are lovely and the food always wonderful. They have the best spa treatments, exercise classes and instruction.

Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort: Since 1929 this Historic property has been known for its Spanish Colonial architecture. The views of the mountains are excellent. You can dine in the more formal The Grill or on the Terraza. I opted for the more casual Terraza where you can sit on the lovely patio and listen to music three nights a week. The rooms are large and comfortable. There are also spa treatments available and horseback riding. I highly recommend this charming hotel. 5501 N Hacienda Del Sol Rd.

Aloft Hotel: The new Aloft Tucson University is a contemporary property that has some great rooms and spaces including the Re:Mix Lounge complete with a pool table, the WXYZ Bar, and Re:fuel by Aloft which is a 27/7 grab and go food/snack bar and a pool and health club. 1900 E Speedway Blvd.

Hotel Congress: Located across from Maynards is the historic Hotel Congress that has been open since 1919. It is a fun, historic landmark hotel that has small but comfortable rooms. I would recommend staying during the week and avoiding the weekends, when there can be crowds outside, in the lobby and famous Tap Room and listing to music in the Club Congress. If you decide not to stay, at least have a drink and enjoy one of the music offerings. I would recommend it for those who love music and who are not light sleepers. If you stay on a weekend bring your earplugs.

The Cup Café is the hotel restaurant. There is also The Club Congress which is a night club featuring music acts, performance artists, comedians, poets and dance nights.

Arizona Inn: At 2200 E. Elm in Tucson, this is an historic property from December 1930, created by Isabella Greenway, Arizona’s first Congresswoman and a lifelong friend of Eleanor Roosevelt. Four generations of her family have run the hotel. The Inn was added to the National Register of Historic Places n 1988. It has 14 acres of beautiful grounds and gardens, plus. lovely, traditional rooms and suites. There are tennis courts, a pool and  an exercise facility. There is also a large library, the Audubon Bar and main dining room with lovely outdoor terrace. They also have casual poolside dining. I enjoyed my stay!!!

The Lodge on the Desert is another historic hotel from 1936. Located at 306 N. Alvernon Way, it has 103 comfortable rooms, a restaurant and nice pool area.

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