Lodge on the Desert

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Outdoor pool, a heated pool
Outdoor pool, a heated pool
Casita Fireside Two Queens | Premium bedding, memory foam beds, in-room safe, desk
Casita Fireside Two Queens | Premium bedding, memory foam beds, in-room safe, desk

Overview of Lodge on the Desert

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Lodge on the Desert

3.5-star property
3.5-star resort in Peter Howell with outdoor pool and restaurant

9.2/10 Superb

1,377 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Gym
The price is $137
Price available on 10/31/2022
306 North Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ, 85711
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Spa tub
  • 24-hour business center
  • Business center
  • 6 meeting rooms
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Garden
  • Library
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Refrigerator
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Peter Howell
  • University of Arizona - 5 min drive
  • Davis-Monthan Air Force Base - 11 min drive
  • Tucson Mall - 18 min drive
  • Saguaro National Park - 25 min drive

Getting around

  • Tucson International Airport (TUS) - 18 min drive
  • Tucson, AZ (AVW-Marana Regional) - 33 min drive
  • Tucson Station - 10 min drive


  • In-N-Out Burger - 13 min walk
  • Cheddar's - 16 min walk
  • Feast - 19 min walk
  • Zayna Mediterranean - 19 min walk
  • Falora - 3 min drive

About this property

Lodge on the Desert

3.5-star resort in the heart of Peter Howell
Take advantage of free full breakfast, a terrace, and a garden at Lodge on the Desert. For some rest and relaxation, visit the hot tub. The onsite restaurant, Cielos, features happy hour and light fare. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a library and dry cleaning/laundry services.
Other perks include:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • A water dispenser, multilingual staff, and a gift shop
  • Coffee/tea in the lobby, luggage storage, and smoke-free premises
  • Guest reviews say great things about the overall value and quiet location
Room features
All guestrooms at Lodge on the Desert include perks such as premium bedding and air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi and safes. Guest reviews highly rate the comfortable rooms at the property.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with tubs or showers and free toiletries
  • 42-inch HDTVs with premium channels
  • Refrigerators, coffee/tea makers, and daily housekeeping


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 101 units
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - anytime
  • Express check-in/out
  • Minimum check-in age - 21
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • 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


  • Children (17 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (dogs only, 1 per room, up to 40 lbs)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only*


  • 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

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Water dispenser

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Use of nearby fitness center
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • 6 meeting rooms
  • Computer station
  • Conference space (4543 square feet)


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff


  • Built in 1936
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Fitness center
  • An outdoor pool
  • Heated pool
  • Spa tub


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 42-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium cable/satellite channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • 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
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Restaurant dining guide

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.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 15.0 per day


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 50 per pet, per night

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Children under 13 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool or spa tub without adult supervision

Hygiene & cleanliness

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.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

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.

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.

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.

Also known as

Desert Lodge
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
Lodge on the Desert Tucson
Lodge on the Desert Resort Tucson

Frequently asked questions

Does Lodge on the Desert offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Lodge on the Desert does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Lodge on the Desert?
As of Oct 7, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Lodge on the Desert on Oct 31, 2022 start from $137, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
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 staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
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.
Is parking offered on site at Lodge on the Desert?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Lodge on the Desert?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-out and contactless check-out are available.
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 (22-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.
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 Bread and Butter Cafe (2 mi).
What's the area around Lodge on the Desert like?
Lodge on the Desert is in Peter Howell, a short 16-minute walk from El Con Mall. Travelers say the local area is good for shopping and very quiet.

Overall score and ratings






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10/10 Exceptional

Love this place! Authentic Tucson location with beautiful grounds.
4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Desert Stay
Susan, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lisa, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Jennifer, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Oasis in desert
Exceptionally friend team - maintenance people, front line team, restaurant staff, people we came across on property. Big asset to your property! Room was clean and made up promptly- only challenge were mosquitoes. Not sure if they came in from fireplace or? We kept door closed. Located centerally but surrounding area not so good. Property was a little oasis in area.
Kathleen, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Great place to stay!!
Great place !! Good food, friendly staff, clean and comfortable room - couldn’t have been any better :)
Terri, 1-night business trip
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4/10 Fair

Too many problems
Too many problems from the start. Bugs in the first room, then they swtched us to another room. The other rooms bathroom had a problem and the remote didnt work. Had to call front desk too many times. Wasnt too happy with the stay.
Marko, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Joseph, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Overnight getaway
Absolutely loved this hotel! The room was spacious and clean. The restaurant on the premises had a limited menu but everything we had was wonderful. Everyone was very friendly.
Jennifer, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Favorite place to stay in Tucson
I love this hotel, the vibe and atmosphere are worth it. I highly recommend you stay here. We stay here once a year and keep coming back.
Peter, 2-night family trip
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