History and privacy in a classic 1930s southwestern style inn.
Set in the center of the city, within five minutes of the University of Arizona on what was once the desert edge of town, the Arizona Inn evokes nostalgia for a bygone era. Over the years this local landmark had seduced many a rich and famous, including Frank Sinatra, Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart, and it continues to attract a cultivated clientele that appreciates the privacy, discretion and charm of this Tucson treasure. Pink adobe walls, wrought iron gates, majolica tiles, and fragrant plantings of oleander, palm and citrus create a distinct and intimate atmosphere among three large, private houses, walled gardens and private pools. The library in a highlight, recalling a pre-WWII gentility with books lining the shelves, a globe in the corner, family heirlooms, a large fireplace and, during the holidays, a Christmas tree. The Audubon Bar offers nightly piano music in an atmosphere straight out of a 1940’s movie.