There is nothing that makes a vacation, weekend getaway or business trip more enjoyable than staying at a 5-star luxury hotel where creature comforts reign and attentive staff are at your beck and call. If you live in the area and just need to escape, or if you’re visiting our fabulous city for business or pleasure, you will find any of these top 5 luxury hotels in Tucson an oasis of divine relaxation in midst of the mysterious Arizona desert.
Both the Zagat Survey and the Conde Nast Traveler consistently place this historic resort hotel at the top of the list for the World’s Best Hotels. The inn, containing 86 lavishly decorated rooms, sits like a heavenly vision in the midst of gorgeous gardens and delightful desert scenery.
The Arizona Inn has a lot of amenities to help you relax such as fine dining, a business center, outdoor pool, tennis courts and fitness center. You can also attend nearby activities such as mountain and tour biking, hot air balloon rides, ice skating, horseback riding, museums and theaters, and more.
Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain
Situated majestically on Dove Mountain approximately 30 minutes outside of Tucson in the beautiful town of Marana, the Ritz-Carlton is a retreat that surrounds you with scenic views of the gorgeous high Sonora Desert. This luxury hotel offers 250 gorgeous rooms, each with its own stunning views of the surrounding desert landscape, set in an atmosphere of such relaxing elements as hewn wood, rough stone, comforting fireplaces and an infinite sea of stars.
Guests not only enjoy a plethora of both on-site amenities and nearby activities, but many chose the Ritz-Carlton because of its crowning jewel, the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course.
Canyon Ranch Health Resort Tucson
Those who enjoy healthy, relaxing living as well as plush surroundings will appreciate the magical atmosphere of the Canyon Ranch Health Resort in Tucson. You will be refreshed and invigorated by the new and inviting amenities of this luxury hotel set in the middle of Old West landscape, a combination that delivers healing of both body and mind.
Take advantage of Canyon Ranch Health Resort’s amenities like the fitness center, indoor pool and spa, and tennis courts. Or, slip away for such nearby adventures and activities as golfing, tour or mountain biking, jogging, and hiking.
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
This lavish and sprawling luxury resort sits beautifully in the Santa Catalina Mountain foothills amidst the intriguingly mystical Arizona desert landscape. Each of the 398 rooms offers a private balcony where guests can recline and soak in the scenery with some suites providing the additional comforts of a fireplace and Jacuzzi, and the cascading waterfall of the Canyon Golf Course can be appreciated from two Presidential Suites.
When not lounging in rooms, guests can bask in pampered comfort at the Spa after a tough game of tennis or workout in the Fitness Center. Golf buffs will love honing their skills on either of the two golf courses designed by Tom Fazio which are on the property. Star gazers will enjoy peering at the clear Arizona night skies through a telescope set up on-site.
Westin La Paloma
The goal of this prestigious luxury hotel is to make each and every guest feel special during their entire stay. The senses are inundated with natural beauty provided by the desert landscape and pleasant architecture that includes a magnificently lit lobby with arched windows towering 3 stories high from where magnificent views of the Catalina Mountains can be enjoyed.
Adding to the glorious scenery is soothing music, subtle smells and comfortable, plush areas to sit and relax. A favorite Westin activity involves guests gathering in the luxurious lobby at dusk for drinks, conversation and entertainment over delicious snacks and rejuvenating cocktails while watching the backdrop of the Catalina Mountains change to various shades under the setting sun.