Tucson Arizona Resorts and Spas Where You Can Feel the Ahhhh

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The Palm Restaurant With Santa Catalina Mountains at Westward Look in Tucson Arizona.

If you take a closer look at Tucson, Arizona, you’ll find a vibrant city that splits the Saguaro National Park in half. Tucson is known for its stunning sunsets, saguaro cacti-dotted terrain, and thriving arts scene celebrating its diverse heritage. When we were there in the spring, my husband and I marveled at the blooming cacti in the Park and on the grounds where we stayed.

The outdoorsy lifestyle is good for the soul. So is a day spent indulging in spa and resort life.

On two separate visits, I gained first-hand experience of Tucson’s spa and resort scene. Unfortunately, I couldn’t stay at all of them but I’m sharing the details of all of Tucson’s famous resorts and spas so we can put them on our itinerary for next time.

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Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa Entrance is one of the resorts and spas in Tuscon Arizona.
Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa Entrance. Photo credit: Julie Diebolt Price

Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort and Spa

245 East Ina Road
Tucson, AZ 85704
(520) 297-1151

The Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa is a historic gem in the Sonoran Desert. Built in 1912, when Arizona became the 48th American state, the property borders the south-facing front range of the Santa Catalina Mountains.

Inside the Westward Look Casita Jr. Suite in Tucson.
Westward Look Casita Jr. Suite. Photo credit: Julie Diebolt Price

Our Casita Jr. Suite, one of the 241 rooms at Westward Look, offers Southwestern-inspired décor, regional artwork, modern amenities, and private balconies for guests to enjoy the stunning desert, mountain, and city views. Our room overlooked the Chef’s Garden, where I could see the rabbits ignoring the Keep Out signs in their early morning foraging.

What’s so great about Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa

  • On-site dining in four locations–indoor and outdoor restaurant, on the terrace, by the pool, a café for Grab-and-Go, and room service
  • Full-service spa including therapeutic herbs inspired by Native Americans from the region
  • Horseback riding on-site
  • Three outdoor pools
  • Chef’s Garden that provides fresh produce for restaurant dining
  • Labyrinth
  • Grounds Tour
  • Accessible amenities
  • Free Parking
The entrance of Omni Tucson National Golf Resort & Spa, a Tucson Arizona resort and spa.
Omni Tucson National Golf Resort & Spa Entrance. Photo credit: Julie Diebolt Price

Omni Tucson National Golf Resort & Spa

2727 West Club Drive
Tucson, AZ 85742
(520) 297-2271

The Omni Tucson National Resort & Spa is a luxurious destination inspired by the colors of the Sonoran Desert. It’s a great place to relax, exercise (or not), and enjoy fine or casual dining after a round of golf.

The Omni Tucson National has 130 guest rooms and luxury hotel packages for spa lovers, golf enthusiasts, or desert explorers.

What’s so great about Omni Tucson National Golf Resort & Spa

  • Championship golf
  • Spa treatments
  • Cabana rentals
  • Hiking and mountain biking nearby
  • Two pools
  • Hot tub
  • Three bars and restaurants
  • Free and valet parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Tennis
  • Signature cocktails every day, and tequila tasting on Friday afternoons
Entrance of the Westin La Paloma,a resort and spa in Tucson Arizona
The Westin La Paloma Entrance. Photo credit: Julie Diebolt Price

The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa

3800 E. Sunrise Drive
Tucson, AZ 85718
(520) 742-6000

The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa is a luxurious oasis that is not a mirage. The La Paloma is a AAA Four-Diamond hotel and was voted a Top Resort by Condé Nast Traveler readers.

The Westin La Paloma's lobby in Tucson Arizona.
The Westin La Paloma Lobby. Photo credit: Julie Diebolt Price

This resort balances leisure and activity, offering outdoor pools and work spaces, golf and wellness massages, comfy beds, and private balconies or patios.

The drive way of The Westin La Paloma in Tucson Arizona.
The Westin La Paloma entrance driveway. Photo credit: Julie Diebolt Price

What’s so great about Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa

  • Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course
  • Five outdoor pools with cabanas, chaise lounge chairs, and waterfalls
  • Fitness Center
  • Hot tub
  • Spa
  • Four ways to order food–at the pool, American and Latin American kitchens, coffee house, and To-Go
The entrance of Hacienda Del in Tucson Arizona.
Hacienda Del Sol Entrance. Photo credit: Julie Diebolt Price

Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort

5501 N. Hacienda Del Sol Road
Tucson, AZ 85718
(520) 299-1501

The Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort is a luxurious and carefully restored historic retreat. The vintage and romantic hacienda-style buildings and grounds provide an authentic Tucson experience.

What’s so great about Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort

  • Timeless elegance since 1929
  • Spa treatments
  • Sculpture Gallery throughout the property
  • Prints Gallery in guest rooms
  • Live music from jazz to piano
  • Award-winning dining in upscale and casual restaurants
  • Historical tours of the buildings and grounds
The main entrance of Casino Del Sol Main Entrance in Tucson Arizona
Casino Del Sol Main Entrance. Photo credit: Julie Diebolt Price

Casino Del Sol

5655 W. Valencia Road
Tucson, AZ 85757
(855) 765-7829

The Casino Del Sol Resort is a premier gaming and entertainment destination near Tucson International Airport and downtown.

The entrance of Casino Del Sol Resort, a resort and spa in Tucson Arizona.
Casino Del Sol Resort Entrance. Photo credit: Julie Diebolt Price

The Casino Del Sol received the AAA Four-Diamond rating five times and TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence. It is a great place to take care of business and play some games.

Game in the resorts and spas in Tucson Arizona.
Casino Del Sol Ground Floor Gaming. Photo credit: Julie Diebolt Price

What’s so great about Casino Del Sol

  • Spa and fitness center
  • Lobby lounge
  • Golf course
  • Two pools
  • Casino and gambling
  • Fitness center
  • Four restaurants
  • Covered parking garage

Outlying Resorts

Miraval Arizona

5000 E. Via Estancia
Tucson, AZ 85739
(855) 403-0700

The Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa, in the Santa Catalina Mountains, is a renowned wellness resort that opened in 1995 and offers a comprehensive program of experiences, activities, and personal treatments.

What’s so great about Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa

  • Curated menu of seasonal cuisine
  • Exclusive workshops
  • Visiting authors and speakers
  • Garden and beekeeping
  • Spiritual Drumming
  • Equine experiences
  • Labyrinth and spiritual studies
  • Yoga and fitness
  • Culinary and nutrition
The exit of Canyon Ranch in Tucson Arizona.
Canyon Ranch Exit (No Tourist Access). Photo credit: Julie Diebolt Price

Canyon Ranch Tucson

8600 E. Rockcliff Road
Tucson, AZ 85750
(520) 749-9655

Canyon Ranch Tucson is a renowned wellness resort pioneered by Mel Zuckerman in 1979. It employs an integrative approach, drawing on holistic methods, treatments, and evidence from Western and Eastern medicine to address mind, body, and spirit well-being.

Security is robust at the entrance to the resort. If you’re not on the list, you don’t get in.

What’s so great about Canyon Ranch

  • Curated, all-inclusive stay packages, offers, and events
  • Create your own luxury stay
  • Experiences for health and wellness goals
  • Retreats for deep-dive lifestyle and health topics
  • Outdoor pools, including a saltwater pool
  • Fitness Center
  • Tennis courts
  • Yoga classes
  • Bicycle tours
The Loews Ventana Canyon Resort Monument in Tucson Arizona.
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort Monument (No Tourist Access). Photo credit: Julie Diebolt Price

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

7000 N. Resort Drive
Tucson, AZ 85750
(520) 299-2020

The Loews Ventana Canyon Resort is a luxurious desert oasis set on 100 acres against the stunning backdrop of the Santa Catalina Mountains.

Security is robust at the entrance to the resort. If you’re not on the list, you don’t get in.

What’s so great about Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

  • Two Tom Fazio-designed PGA golf courses
  • Two swimming pools
  • Lakeside Spa & Tennis Center
  • Canyon hiking
  • 80-foot natural waterfall
  • Nearby riding and cycling trails
  • Guestrooms with large soaking tub and private balcony
Saguaro National Park in Tucson Arizona.
Saguaro National Park – West. Photo credit: Julie Diebolt Price

Beyond the Spa: Why You Should Visit Tucson

One of the main reasons people visit Tucson is to experience the desert outdoor recreational opportunities. Popular activities include hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, and exploring the area’s Saguaro National Park and monuments.

With over 500,000 residents, Tucson enjoys a distinctive desert dry climate characterized by mild winters and hot summers and is 115 miles southeast of Phoenix.

Read More: 24 Best Places to Visit in Arizona

The San Xavier Del Bac Mission in Tucson.
San Xavier Del Bac Mission. Photo credit: Julie Diebolt Price

The city is also renowned for its well-preserved Spanish Colonial and Native American cultural sites, such as the 18th-century Spanish Mission San Xavier del Bac.

Sonoran Desert

The Sonoran Desert spans the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico. It stretches from southeastern California across southern Arizona and into the states of Sonora, Baja California, and Baja California Sur in Mexico. It is about 120,000 square miles, making it one of North America’s largest and hottest deserts.

One of the most iconic plants in the Sonoran Desert is the saguaro cactus, which can grow to 60 feet tall and live for more than 200 years.

The Saguaro National Park in Tucson.
Author at Saguaro National Park. Photo credit: Julie Diebolt Price

Saguaro National Park

Saguaro National Park is a remarkable natural wonder surrounding the city of Tucson. The Park is unique in that it is split into two separate districts, the Saguaro National Park East (Rincon Mountain District) and Saguaro National Park West (Tucson Mountain District), with the city of Tucson nestled between them. Each district has its visitor center where you can collect unique stamps for your National Park Passport.

Julie Diebolt Price is an award-winning professional photographer, educator, author, and travel writer. She writes about two things – photography and travel (along with a little food and beverage). Julie educates and mentors aspiring photographers. As a journalist who loves to travel, she creates memorable experiences and shares them with words and pictures.
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