The Arizona Inn is listed on the National Register for Historic Places and exudes the charm of an antique hotel while also providing modern amenities. The onsite restaurant, historically decorated library, and complimentary afternoon ice cream bar are all guest favorites. The Inn also benefits from its proximity to the center of Tucson; it is located one mile from the University, and downtown is only a short streetcar ride away. Many of our recommended places to eat and exercise, (both yoga studios and fitness facilities), are a short drive away. Each of the 92 rooms is equipped with cable TV, a DVD player, mini-fridge, high-speed internet, and coffee maker. The hotel was built in the 1930s, and the individually decorated rooms still retain the quaint feel of that era. Rooms, suites, and houses are positioned over 14 acres of gardens. Many guest rooms offer a private patio and fireplace.
The Inn offers several active options with an emphasis on "fun." Along with Ping-Pong, badminton, croquet and a sauna, the Arizona Inn sports clay tennis courts (racquets provided), a large leisure pool and offers complimentary use of a town bicycle. There is also a smallish onsite fitness room that includes weight machines, cardio options and dumbbells. The cardio equipment provided includes a treadmill, elliptical, erg, and upright stationary bike. The Inn’s onsite fitness option may be enough for some; those looking for more can visit Platinum Fitness Downtown and the YMCA. Both are about 2 miles away. Yoga Vida is also close.
Although there is no lap pool, the Inn has a 60-foot outdoor pool, which is heated to 85 degrees. If a lap pool is a necessary part of your exercise routine, two options are convenient: The Lohse Family Y and the ARC Edith Ball Pool.
The running routes directly outside of the Inn offer the opportunity to explore the town—just ask the Inn reception for route recommendations. We recommend running at Reid Park which is about a five-minute drive away. Or, if you are looking to add distance to your workout, you can run the 2.5 miles to the park.