Entertainment Magazine: Tucson: Downtown: Hotels

Top hotels in the Downtown Tucson area

Downtown Tucson is undergoing a slow, but progressive, redevelopment.

Plans for a new downtown Tucson hotel, tourist district and other revitalization efforts are starting to make Tucson's downtown accommodations more inviting and convenient.

Visitors who plan to stay at a hotel near downtown Tucson during major events like the Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Shows should make reservations early. Rooms sell out quickly, especially during the Gem Shows. Many downtown-area hotel rooms are rented for dealers and vendors first.

Hotels in Downtown Tucson are located just seven miles from Tucson International Airport. Most of these hotels are less then a mile from the main center of Downtown Tucson.

Most Downtown Tucson hotels are along the Frontage Road, just off the 1-10 Interstate. Some hotels are in walking distance to the TCC and other downtown shopping. Shuttle services are available at some locations during the Tucson Gem Shows. Many hotels have shuttle services for short distance transportation to parking lots, hotels, Downtown Parking in the downtown district has been improved with several new garages and lots.

The Tucson Downtown area includes Rio Nuevo development, the Tucson Convention Center, the University of Arizona (U of A, UA).

These affiliate links are directed to hotel reservation and information pages where rates can be checked and reservations made. Even if you are looking for a cheaper, less expensive southside hotel, Tucson rates are much lower than nationwide overall. Some of those affordable options are posted below.

The Best Western Royal Sun Inn & Suites, 1015 N Stone Avenue at Speedway Blvd., is located across the street from Pima Community College Downtown Campus and a short distance from the University of Arizona campus. Complimentary full breakfast hot breakfast served at Pappy's Restaurant each morning. Get 15% discount with AAA & AARP membership. Check rates at Best Western Royal Sun Inn & Suites.

Days Inn 120x90 BannerThe Downtown Days Inn Tucson, 222 S. Freeway, is within walking distance to the Tucson Convention Center and Rio Nuevo Project. Available: copy machine, FAX, safe deposit box, on site laundry room. 122 guest rooms. Many rooms have patios or balconies by the pool. Free Deluxe continental breakfast. Free Cox Cable TV with HBO. Kids stay free. Large swimming pool. Conference room for up to 60 people. Make reservations online for the Days Inn Tucson Convention Center.

Hotel Congress Tucson ArizonaThis historic Hotel Congress, 311 E Congress, is located in the heart of downtown Tucson, Arizona. The Hotel Congress is at the hub of Tucson's downtown nightlife. The Historic Hotel Congress was built in 1919. Rooms are recently renovated. Complimentary Wi-Fi. Pet Friendly. All 40 rooms are located on the 2nd floor. Bottom floor had the Cup Café, a bar and music venue.

The Downtown Radisson City Center Tucson, 181 West Broadway, a 3 Star Hotel, offers casual elegance within the arts and historical districts of downtown Tucson. The hotel is within walking distance of corporate and government offices and serves as the anchor hotel to the Tucson Convention Center. Easy access off I-10, one block to the hotel. The hotel is newly renovated and now features full service restaurant and lounge, a fitness center, a business center and a heated outdoor pool. High speed internet access. Check rates and make online reservations at Radisson Hotels.

The Downtown Ramada Limited West, 665 North Freeway just of I-10 and west of Downtown, offers a variety of amenities, including free Business Services and an outdoor heated swimming pool. Free Deluxe Continental Breakfast with "Make Your Own Waffles." Enjoy Free Wireless High Speed Internet Access Network, or use Complimentary, Wireless PC and Printer to Check Emails or Get Information. Check rates and make online reservations at Ramada Limited Tucson West Tucson, AZ

Marriott.com - Best Rate Gauranteed.The JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa, at 3800 West Starr Pass Boulevard, a 4 Star Rated resort, is just a few miles west of downtown Tucson. This 575 room property is located in the majestic Tucson Mountain Park. The hotel is 20 minutes from the airport. For meeting planners, 80,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space. Check room rates and make reservations directly with JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa.


All of these Downtown hotels have access to the airport shuttles or some type of hotel complimentary service. During the Gem Shows, some of the hotels may be a shuttle stop to reach other shows throughout Tucson. Get more information this year's Tucson Gem Show infromation, shows and events.

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