Tucson’s Westward Look Resort was first built as a private home in 1912, this hacienda-style resort has Southwestern charm to spare. Though it has been built-up and remodeled over time (including a multi-million dollar facelift in 2008), the older, adobe portions still have the exposed vigas made from wood brought down from Mt. Lemmon.
The 241 guest rooms and suites at Westward Look have wireless and plasma TVs and all the usual high-end luxuries, and the resort offers horseback riding, tennis, spa treatments and 80 acres of desert foothills grounds with nature trails, stargazing programs, and exhibits about the desert’s natural history and native peoples.
Westward Look Resort performs a host of green and sustainable practices that have placed it amongst only four other Tucson Resorts to be classified as a Certified Green hotel.
Like many of the hotels in the Tucson, rates tend to run a bit lower here in the summer. In fact, Westward Look often offers Tucson summer specials to entice tourists to visit the area in the heat of the summer. They have run something called their “Stay and Play Package” where rates run as low as $69/night during the summer months with a 7 night stay or $79 per night for 5 nights.
Know that although the temperature in the desert southwest can be pretty high during the summer, Tucson does tend to “cool” down a bit at night and can be quite pleasant in the morning hours. Also, the area has wonderful monsoon weather for most of July and August which both cools things down a bit and also provides some stunning cloud formations and the heavenly smell of fresh rain in the desert.