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Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort

The Tucson El Conquistador Resort is about a half-hour drive north from Tucson. It’s a storied resort hotel, nestled in the westside foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains (where they say big horn sheep used roam; don’t miss seeing the huge, life-like statue of a ram, an homage to what has been lost, out in front of this high-end resort,).

The El Conquistador is like its own city, and if you stay here ($209-$518, $159-$398 in summer; there are a lot of packages and deals offered year-round) you might not get into town proper for all the lazing around poolside you’ll be doing.

The resort offers amenities and services on par with the other top resorts in town, with 428 guestrooms and suites, a full-service spa, a 45-hole desertland golf course, a water park with a 143-foot waterslide that the kids will freak over, 31 lighted tennis courts, five restaurants, horseback riding, and pretty much whatever else your pampered heart desires.

The El Conquistador is also a Certified Green Tucson resort, and they follow several procedures and practices to ensure their impact on the environment is as sustainable as possible.