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Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort

5501 N Hacienda Del Sol Rd, Tucson, AZ 85718, USA
| +1 520-299-1501
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Hacienda Del Sol: A luxury and historic resort at the Catalina Foothills Tucson Arizona United States

Hacienda Del Sol

Why we love it: this lovely historic hotel has a blockbuster wine cellar


Highlights:
- live music Tuesday to Sunday
- the chocolate-truffle wrap in the elegant spa
- sleep in the secret love nest of silver-screen stars


The review: Early Moorish architecture inspired this ranch school for high society girls in the 1930s. After WWII, it converted to a guest ranch and was rumored to be a favorite romantic hideaway for Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. Watch for rooms named after other Hollywood icons who patronized the ranch! Today it’s a glamorous 59-room property with a spa and event space, plus a fire pit, hot tub, and negative-edge swimming pool that unfurl views of the Santa Catalina Mountains.


Hacienda Del Sol is on the National Register of Historic Places, but it doesn’t rest on those laurels. Over 100 unique pieces of art dot the grounds, where graceful arrangements of Sonoran Desert plants thrive. Regional touches abound, including hand-made Talavera tiles and flat roofs with exposed “vigas,” small logs that were harvested from nearby Mount Lemmon.


Rooms range from straightforward doubles — modern or historic — up to a grand 2,000-square-foot casita that includes a fireplace, full kitchen, and two suites. Most have wood ceilings, hand-crafted Mexican furniture, and décor that balances clean contemporary with Arizonan traditions. Don’t miss the library off the lobby, complete with hand-carved ceiling beams, and vintage records guests can play on a turntable.


The Hacienda serves more than 800 wines, a bold move that has earned a Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence for 21 consecutive years now. Experience New American cuisine from grapefruit brûlée to Hatch chile hummus, Guajillo adobo pork belly tacos, and churro flan tart with coffee caramel sauce.

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over 2 years ago

Hacienda Del Sol: A luxury and historic resort at the Catalina Foothills

Having as a background the scenic Catalina Foothills in Tucson, Arizona and only miles away from Tucson’s vibrant downtown scene, Hacienda Del Sol is not just a hotel but a guest ranch and resort. With a total of 59 guest rooms, two restaurants, heated swimming pools and hot tubs, botanical gardens and a business center, guests can have it all at their fingertips. After a relaxing breakfast, you can take a hiking tour around the hotel and learn about the Sonoran desert, then do a deep tissue massage at the spa and enjoy a late lunch at the Grill. During sunset, the adventurer will go for a horseback riding and the epicurean will lounge at the Terraza Garden Patio & Lounge with a glass of wine facing the breathtaking sunset. My Catalina guestroom was spacious with wood floors and handcrafted furniture, a work desk to catch up with work obligations and the most comfortable King bed I’ve ever experienced. The Spanish Colonial architectural style building was once a girls only school with Kellogg and Vanderbilt on the roaster; the original courtyard and the girl’s rooms have been preserved. But the most amazing of all are the following two: the wonderful staff that make your stay a breeze and the resort's stunning colors. All I want is to return back.