The Arizona Inn Hotel located in Tucson, Arizona.

The Arizona Inn is a family owned hotel in Tucson, Arizona.


The Arizona Inn is an iconic 4-star Historic Boutique Hotel that offers unique hospitality and a true desert experience to guests, embracing the Southwest spirit of the local surroundings. 


Since 1930 the Arizona Inn has specialized in creating a unique environment for those visiting Tucson, Arizona. According to the Arizona Inn website, the hotel has been family owned and operated since 1930. The hotel was once operated by Isabella Greenway, Arizona's first Congresswoman and friend to Eleanor Roosevelt. The hotel has remained in the Greenway family for four generations. The Arizona Inn has continuously been renovated and protected by the Greenway family since 1930, according to the Arizona Inn website. The Arizona Inn was added to the Register of Historic Places in 1988 because of the history the building holds. Originally called, "The Arizona Hut", the Inn was first built as a place for disabled veterans after World War I to enable them to find jobs. It was once a furniture shop that housed travelers, but eventually became a hotel. In an effort to preserve the hotel’s unique history and identity, the hotel has an on-site furniture making shop to continue to develop iconic furniture, keeping the unique and historic identity the hotel holds. Guests today can find an inn that feels like a family estate, while enjoying a sophisticated desert retreat which continues, after eight decades, to fulfill Isabella Greenway’s promise of privacy, serenity, and sunshine. The Arizona Inn has become an iconic landmark to the city of Tucson and has earned the designation on the National Register of Historic Places, according to the website. 

What the Arizona Inn offers

According to Travel and Leisure magazine, the Arizona Inn is one of the "top 500 hotels in the world". The hotel offers casita-villa style rooms where you have space to spread out and enjoy what the beautiful southwest has to offer. The Arizona Inn sits on 14 acres of land and offers several different outdoor activities and recreational amenities to guests. The hotel holds hospitality in high regards offering a gym, ping pong tables, tennis courts, croquet, badminton, a pool and sundae bar, complimentary bicycles, saunas, and a 24-hour fitness center all at no extra charge or resort fee to ensure the best quality stay. The Arizona Inn offers the Main Dining Room experience to guests to eat, along with the Audubon Bar and Patio. Guests also can enjoy poolside dining and room service when staying at the hotel. The hotel has a 5,000 square foot designated area of vintage meeting spaces and venues for gatherings that can hold up to 200 guests, including four different meeting and banquet rooms.


According to the Arizona Inn website, the hotel offers 89 different “boutique casita-style rooms and suites.” 

Standard Room:

The Standard Room offers guests a king size bed and “serene views of lush gardens” according to the Arizona Inn website.

Patio King: 

The Patio King offers a king size bed and furnished patio to guests, and is described as spacious, according to the Arizona Inn website

Deluxe Patio King: 

The Deluxe Patio King offers guests a king size bed along with furniture throughout the room and a furnished patio, some rooms offering fireplaces, according to the Arizona Inn website

Junior Suite: 

The Junior Suite offers a king size bed, queen sized sofa, and sitting room furnished with Southwest decor, according to the Arizona Inn website, and views of the garden. 

Deluxe Patio Suite: 

The Deluxe Patio Suite offers guests a king size bed, queen sized sofa, spacious sitting room, and furnished patio, according to the Arizona Inn website

House 6: 

House 6 is the largest accommodation offered to guests at the Arizona Inn and features two bedrooms and two bathrooms, according to the Arizona Inn website. The room also has a kitchen and two private gardens. 


Hotel Dining Experiences 

The Main Dining Room: 

The Main Dining Room at the Arizona Inn is a “AAA Four-Diamond Award-winning” fine dining experience. The restaurant offers Southwestern style and New American cuisine, and a three-course tasting menu created by Chef Sam Allison, according to the Arizona Inn website. Plates such as Southwestern chickpea cakes, tequila-lime chicken tacos, meat and cheese plates, and avocado toast are dishes the Inn describes as popular amongst guests at the restaurant. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Main Dining Room is currently closed. 

Audubon Bar and Patio:

This casual atmosphere offers breakfast, lunch and dinner, including speciality cocktails and an outdoor patio. There is also a brunch menu served every Saturday and Sunday including mimosas and Bloody Marys. Order from a full dinner menu featuring steak, seafood, and chef's tasting menus. Decadent desserts pair perfectly with an impressive wine list featuring labels from around the world, ideally enjoyed on the outdoor patio under the serene desert sky. Sit outside and overlook the beautiful hotel grounds or the beautiful atmosphere of the indoor bar. The bar is great for meetings, quick food stops or a place to relax and grab a bite to eat while reading the paper. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Audubon Bar and Patio is currently closed. 

Pool Side Dining:

Grab a lounge chair and take a dip in the pool while the Inn prepares a light meal and brings it to you poolside. Order menu items while relaxing in the pool lounge or meet on the terrace for refreshing drinks with views of the scenic pool area. The poolside dining experience is exclusively offered to guests only of the hotel, according to the Arizona Inn website

Room Service:

Want a relaxing night in? The hotel has you covered and will deliver food right to your room. The Room Service experience offers small snacks, breakfast items, and multi-course meals, according to the website


The Arizona Inn offers a charming and historic location for weddings and venues in both indoor and outdoor locations. The wedding accommodations at the Arizona Inn can hold up to 150 guests, according to the website. The beautiful gardens, courtyards, historic landmarks, and resort amenities offer an exclusive wedding venue to guests. Discounted guest accommodations will also be granted to your party. The historic and welcoming feel of the hotel brings great energy of bringing family and friends together. Let the Arizona Inn help you plan the destination wedding you've always dreamed of when you select a full-service wedding package that includes everything you need to have a magical, memorable wedding in Tucson. The Arizona Inn offers two wedding ceremony venues on the grounds including the Flandrau Garden and Fountain Courtyard. The Tucson Room/Courtyard, African Safari/Terrace, and the Flandrau House, are the three different wedding reception locations that are offered, according to the website. The Arizona Inn will accommodate wedding parties with complete wedding packages, preferred vendor recommendations, full-service catering and custom menus, audiovisual, decor and ceremony setup, complimentary cake cutting, professional wedding planners, and a dance floor, centerpieces and linens. 


Tucson History 

Tucson is a city that has been occupied by many different cultures since way before our time. Tucson is also known as the "Old Pueblo" and was founded in 1775. Tucson was first called Presidio San Agustin del Tucson and know just known as the city of Tucson. Tucson in an hour and forty five minutes away (115 miles) from the capital of Arizona which is Phoenix. By the early 1800's Tucson had a population of 1,015 people. For many years, the Apache's strived to keep Tucson from increasing in size and would try to stop people from residing here. This all changed when gold was discovered in California in 1848. Eventually the land became apart of U.S. territory and soon after the development of the city really began.Tucson is in the southern part of Arizona and in the Pima County. Tucson is now home to one of the best educational and athletic universities in the country known as the University of Arizona. Thousands of kids move to Tucson every year to attend school at the university. Tucson has a population of 530, 706 people. The area of the city is 227 miles and has been occupied for centuries by the Tohono O'odham Nation and the Pacua Yaqui Tribe. 

What to do on your visit

Tucson has many things to offer including hiking, shopping, eating and the University of Arizona. With weather that is exceptional 9 out of 12 months a year and sunshine for approximately 350 days a year, Tucson has many outdoor activities for people to enjoy. Tucson is a part of the Sonoran desert so make sure to visit Mt. Lemmon where in the winter you can hike and even see snow. Other sites include Sabino Canyon, Saguaro National Park and the shopping center La Encantada. Sabino Canyon is a great place to hike and explore the desert. Saguaro National Park offers tours and the opportunity to explore wildlife in Tucson. You can get tours and guides at both places. La Encantada is an outdoor mall that offers upscale shopping and dining with numerous stores and restaurants to satisfy your every need. If your party does not feel up to leaving the hotel, take a dip and relax by the hotel pool and catch the Arizona sun. Tucson also has some of the most beautiful sunsets you have ever seen. There is also great stargazing in Tucson. Downtown Tucson is also a great, historic little walk that holds greta history and amazing restaurants. Walking through downtown Tucson is a great family activity, but can also be very enjoyable for a night out on the town, with many bars and dance clubs. You can catch the University of Arizona students and Tucson locals socializing down here downtown at one of the many bars at night. If you are a sports fan, visiting the Arizona Inn is perfect cause it is minutes away for the University of Arizona where you can catch sporting events during anytime in the school year. Fourth Avenue is known as the more "hippie" area of Tucson. Fourth Ave offers great little thrift shops and shops with art and trinkets, as well as tattoo parlors and great dive bars with live music almost every night.


The Arizona Inn is located on Elm Street in the Midtown neighborhood of Tucson, Arizona. With a location in the center of all that's happening in Tucson, the location is centrally located to conveniently access landmarks and other hubs of the city. If you have a family member at the University of Arizona, you are within a two-minute drive. If you want to go to the bars or restaurants downtown you are just a short Uber ride away. The Inn is also close to the Park Place and Tucson Mall to offer shopping experiences. There are plenty of restaurants less than a five minute drive away on University Blvd. where you can get the University of Arizona experience. If you are looking for fine dining and relaxation, check out the La Encantada area less than a fifteen minute drive for upscale and highly-prominent restaurants, in addition to great spas. But, if you want to tuck back in for a quiet weekend you can also seclude yourself in our beautiful grounds away from the busy streets. It is the best of both worlds. 


Phone: 520.325.1541

Fax: 520.881.5830

Address: 2200 E Elm St, Tucson, Arizona 85719

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