Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort Tucson
Place on a hilltop north of Tucson, the hotel has sweeping views of the Santa Catalina Mountains and Tucson valley. A private road contributes to the hotel, offering tranquil reprieve from the busy city below. Upscale shopping, entertainment and dining are a fast 10-minute push off; Tucson International Airport is a 30-minute driveway.
Style & personality
Built as a private women completing school in 1929, this boutique hotel turned into a guest ranch hideaway for silver screen film celebrities of the 1950s. Old-world Spanish Colonial design creates a background to recent contemporary design renovations, like the zero-edge pool, bettering Hacienda Del Sol from rustic desert refuge to tasteful escape.
Service & amenities
Service, which can be courteous and friendly, is customised for every concierge and guest service is a text message off. Staff understand instinctly when to provide assistance, and if to allow guests enjoy the calmness of the hotel.
Resort amenities include spa therapies in-room and in the spa, two outdoor pools, horseback riding, a 24-hour exercise space, 24-hour small business center and gift store. Wi-Fi is free for all guests, as is self and valet parking. There are not any hotel fees to utilize centers; spa therapies and horse backing riding trips are an extra price.
The 59 guest rooms are a mixture of conventional rooms, casitas and suites. Accommodation includes polished hardwood flooring, colourful Oriental rugs and elaborate hand-carved hardwood furniture. Crisp luxury linens protect lavish pillow-top beds, using rustic accents in soothing desert colours of burnt umber and stone. Granite bathrooms contain vibrant Talavera-tiled double sinks, walk-in closets and a private bathroom. Amenities include in-room secure, refrigerator, Keurig coffeemaker, tuck-away flat-screen tv, bedside USB sockets and iHome clock radio.
Food & beverage
The Grill, known as much for its own views as its cuisine, includes gourmet modern American cuisine in a casual, intimate setting. Highlights include the grilled octopus with rock fruit appetiser, butter-braised half-chicken with mushroom porridge, and fillet of beef with rye crumble. A comprehensive wine list has got awards from Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast for 16 decades, with many seasoned sommeliers on staff to generate wine recommendations. Chef and waiting staff are careful to special requests and diets, and treat visitors like family.
The Terrazza Garden Patio & Lounge includes casual al fresco dining and a exceptional choice of one-of-a-kind art cocktails, for instance, orange gin Julius with homemade lemon. Breakfast choices include house-brined corn beef hash and eggs, and rancheros with fried meats and green chilies (mains begin at $13/#10).
Value for cash
Double rooms from $150 (#122) in low season; and out of $350 (#285) in high season. Breakfast excluded (accessible restaurant or room service). Wi-Fi is free, as is parking.
Accessibility for guests with disabilities?
Some rooms are available, as are restaurants and common areas.
Yes. You will find children’s choices available, in addition to family activities, but the hotel is appropriate to older kids. Note: while the hotel is more family-friendly, this can be much more of a romantic escape.
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