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Arizona Inn Hotel Review: 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 1940s movie.