Tucson Hotels



The Inns at El Rancho Merlita

At a Glance


  • historic, charming home and grounds
  • excellent breakfast


  • a little far from town for some

The Inns at El Rancho Merlita Review

Few bed-and-breakfasts offer the historic charm, elegance, and pampering that this mid-century Southwestern estate, the former retreat of cosmetics mogul Merle Norman, delivers. In the main lodge, Ranch House Inn, four luxurious guest rooms and spacious common areas with original flagstone floors and beamed ceilings have been expertly restored. Neighboring Arroyo House Inn has four new and equally well-appointed guestrooms. You can get a massage, play boccie ball, or just soak up the sun and mountain views from chaise longues on the wraparound porch or alongside the gorgeous saltwater pool. The serene grounds also include desert gardens, a meditation labyrinth, and a yoga studio.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 1924 N. Corte El Rancho Merlita, Eastside, Tucson, AZ 85715 | Map It
  • Phone: 520/495–0071; 888/218–8418
  • Website:
  • Location: Eastside

    Hotel Details

  • 8 rooms.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
Updated: 03-14-2013

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