When we visited Tucson, Arizona, last month for my friend’s wedding, we stayed at the nearby El Conquistador Resort in Tucson. The resort is situated in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains, which frame the resort in a stunning landscape that’s particularly breathtaking at sunrise or sunset over the mountains. A true resort in every sense of the word, guests could stay on the property the entire time without ever having to leave; this Hilton property is a true escape from the everyday and so much fun for couples looking to escape somewhere out of the ordinary.
El Conquistador Resort Tucson
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Address: 10000 North Oracle Road
Tucson, Arizona, 85704, USA
Rating: 5-Star Hotel
Staff Helpfulness & Friendliness: 5/5
Room Amenities: 5/5
Room and Bed Comfort: 5/5
Valet Parking: Yes
Pool & Hot Tubs: Yes
Proximity to Other Points of Interest: 3/5
Ambience of El Conquistador Resort Tucson
The entire resort feels like an oasis in the desert, which is essentially what it is. Despite the heat, the grass and landscaping were lush and green, the bushes were in full bloom during our stay, and water features trickled along nearby. Inside, the open-air lobby is cool and calm, despite the numerous other guests we encountered. Like us, it seemed everyone was here to get away from it all and enjoy time to themselves, so despite the plethora of other people, we never felt like it was hectic or crowded, particularly since the resort is so sprawling.
Coming from Connecticut, the architecture in Arizona, namely that they use stucco and clay tiles, and we rarely saw siding, exposed wood, or stonework on the side of buildings; we were enthralled by the hotel’s exterior which, from a distance, practically blended into the nearby Santa Catalina Mountains.
Our Suite & Its Amenities
Our suite was spacious and very comfortable. When we arrived, the air conditioning had been left on, so our room was very cool and comfortable, despite the soaring heat already pushing well into the triple digits outside. Our suite was around 850 sq ft and had a fireplace, views of the mountains, and a private balcony. For a resort, this room didn’t have an exceptional amount of amenities that would make it stand out from the other hotels in the area, which was a bit disappointing. Still, nonetheless, our room was spotless, very comfortable, and exceptionally quiet.
Final Thoughts on Our Stay
The hotel’s pool, spa, golf course, and landscaping were lovely. We immensely enjoyed our time in Tucson, which was a fine base from which to travel. The hotel’s staff were excellent, and while we didn’t eat at the resort, we did enjoy how convenient everything was on the property and that we could easily meet up with our family, swim, golf, relax in the spa, or go on an adventure elsewhere during our stay. We will always cherish our memories with our loved ones here in the mountains.