Four Points by Sheraton Tucson University Plaza
Beyond the mainstream in a chain hotel in a busy midtown location.
Located on busy intersection, this 150-room, high-rise hotel sits right across the street from the University of Arizona, in a neighborhood that offers plenty of dining, shopping and culture. Needless to say, it's usually full up during campus (particularly sporting and alumni) events. The lobby here is quite nice, with its potted cacti and dark desert tones. Rooms, too, defy the typical chain look, with their tasteful bedding, stylish photographs and---on the upper floors---spectacular views of the Catalina Mountains. Of note are the amenities, which include an outdoor swimming pool, whirlpool and fitness room.