Gay Friendly Hotels Tucson

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Tucson Arizona (2023 Updated)

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Lesbiangaybisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in the United States have evolved in recent decades. However, LGBT Americans may still face some legal and many social challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents, particularly in states with large conservative populations, such as in the Deep South; in rural areas; and in some Native American tribal nations.

U.S. federal law does not explicitly include protections against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. In June 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that sexual orientation and gender identity are included under “sex” as a prohibited ground of employment discrimination in the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Same-sex sexual activity is legal in Arizona, and same-sex couples are able to marry and adopt. Nevertheless, the state provides only limited protections against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Tucson has a long history of being a  gay friendly resort and in downtown we can find a few gay friendly bars as well as IBT’s Bar + Food or Venture-N the most famous gay bars in Tucson, Arizona.
Tucson is a city in and the county seat of Pima County, Arizona, United States, and is home to the University of Arizona.

Top attractions to visit in Tucson


1. Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Tucson

Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort
Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort

Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort in Tucson has an outdoor swimming pool, a 24-hour front desk, as well as free WiFi throughout the property.

All rooms feature a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a private bathroom. Selected rooms provide a kitchen.

An American breakfast is served daily at the property. Guests can take advantage of a fitness center and a hot tub.

The accommodations provides a laundry service, as well as business facilities like fax and photocopying.

This high-end hotel dating from 1929 is set on 39 acres in the Catalina foothills, and is 5.4 miles from Sabino Canyon.

The rustic-chic historic and hacienda-style rooms and casitas are surrounded by gardens, and have free Wi-Fi and iPod docks, plus flat-screen TVs, mini fridges and pillow-top mattresses. Suites and casitas have microwaves and private patios; some have fireplaces.

There’s an upscale restaurant with an expansive wine cellar, plus a business center, a patio and a lounge area.

Experience resort luxury with authentic, southwestern ambiance in Tucson, Arizona. Discover the romantic and vintage style of Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort. Rich in Tucson history, the resort resides in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains on 34 acres of natural desert landscape. Botanical gardens envelop the resort’s private casitas, guest rooms and suites. Authentic adobe structures and hand-carved, wood-beamed ceilings circa 1929 are just a few of the preserved details amidst modern day amenities.
A hidden gem that’s my jam. Hacienda Del Sol is always an A+ escape in the Catalina foothills just North of Tucson. Escaped for a few nights to celebrate and always leave with a bigger appreciation for such a magical resort. The grounds are beautiful with incredible artwork everywhere you turn. Welcoming and friendly staff, following all social distancing policies and making guests feel safe and comfortable. The food at their fine dining restaurant, The Grill was top notch.
The hotel grounds are beautiful and spacious. The decor is a sweet and charming rustic Southwestern decor. The location is off the beaten path and a good 20-30 minutes from the university but I feel as if I’m off on a ranch away from crowds.
Grounds are beautiful with lovely courtyards and landscaping. We stayed in the Catalina room with king bed and outdoor shower and spectacular view of the mountains. On the table was a brown box and card to wish us a happy anniversary. In the box they included some snacks of nuts, popcorn and candy and couple of cans of sparkling water. Room had ample room- bathroom had a walk-in shower, 2 sinks, with one sink with a vanity. Robes and slippers are provided. Only thing I would suggest is attention to detail to a little cleaning- one of the bedside table lamps had cobwebs on top of lamp shade and dusty.
This has become the perfect stopover driving between San Antonio, Texas area and the West but we need to stay longer next time. This time we tried a Catalina room which overlooked the mountains. In some of the Ground floor units, there is an outdoor shower with a nice terrace. The bathroom is large and decorated with Talavera sinks and tile work.

We stayed in a King Bed Catalina room overlooking the beautiful golf course and mountains. The suite was superb in every way- simply stunning. Bathroom was very spacious including an awesome walk-in rain shower. At first we were disappointed there were no rooms with the outdoor shower available, but in the long run were thankful as our room was on the second floor and in retrospect, I believe had a much better view being a bit higher up.

We enjoyed Happy Hour on the Terrazza Patio and the food was DIVINE! Also visited the Grill (yet another stunning view while dining!) for breakfast and enjoyed the most incredible breakfast dishes ever! YOU MUST try their new blueberry french toast and the Hacienda Benedict!

Take time for a stroll to take in every intricate detail in the GORGEOUS landscaping and gardens- it really is something to see, and yet another highlight of the property!

We also enjoyed a couples spa treatment in our room- so many ways to relax here! We will definitely be returning to the Hacienda.

Gay Friendly Hotels Tucson
Gay Friendly Hotels Tucson

How much does a room costs at Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort?

Prices start 230$/night for Standard Queen Room. The King Suite  is  320$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This suite features a iPod dock, sofa and CD player.

Where to book online – Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort – Gay Friendly Hotels Tucson Arizona – you can find the best hotels deals in Tucson during Tucson Festival of Books which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Tucson AZ on or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. Best Western Royal Sun Inn & Suites 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Tucson Arizona

Best Western Royal Sun Inn & Suites
Best Western Royal Sun Inn & Suites

Just 1 miles from University of Arizona and Tucson city centre, this hotel features an on-site restaurant, a hot, made-to-order breakfast and free Wi-Fi. Tucson International Airport is 7 miles away.

All rooms at Best Western Royal Sun Inn & Suites are equipped with a flat-screen cable TV and coffee maker. The spacious rooms also offer a desk and seating area.

Best Western Royal Sun Inn & Suites has a full-service business centre, a gym and an outdoor swimming pool and hot tub. Guests can take advantage of a garden courtyard, complete with a pond and fountains.

Located 0.7 miles from I-10 and 1.1 miles from the Rialto Theatre, this casual low-rise hotel is 2 blocks from the Santa Cruz River and 4.4 miles from Reid Park Zoo.

The relaxed rooms feature free WiFi, flat-screen TVs and DVD players, plus mini fridges and coffeemakers. Suites add separate living areas; some have pull-out sofas and/or whirlpool tubs. Kids age 14 and under stay for no extra charge with an adult.

Freebies include cooked breakfast and parking. There’s an American restaurant with a casual bar/lounge.

Stay at this full-service, Eco-Friendly Tucson, Arizona hotel located close to the University of Arizona, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and the Old Tucson Studios. Enjoy complimentary hot breakfast buffet each morning at the Royal Sun Restaurant & 2-FOR-1 Drinks at Lounge each evening.

Our room was by the pool with outside seating area, nice. Room plenty large with nice bathroom. Bed good. We were out most of the days but had the cook to order breakfast each morning. Oh yum! We ate dinner there one night and wished we had eaten there the other nights. Food good, service wonderful, prices decent. Limited wine list but we found something. Overall, it was a good clean place with good service in a good area: not too close to downtown but easy to get anywhere.

he Best Western Royal Sun Inn & Suites is a basic, but nice roadside hotel, close to the I-10 and downtown Tucson. You can walk to the university and downtown within half an hour and there is are bus and tram stops nearby if you don’t want to walk or drive. Check-Inn was quick and pleasant.

Although the hotel is not directly near the rail tracks, passing trains can be heard from time to time and every passing train driver likes to sound their horn four or five times day or night for a reason unknown to me. The hotel does provide earplugs for light sleepers.

Its location would be convenient for many as it is close to downtown; and the funky the 4th street. I must say that the staff was professional and helpful. The rooms were spotless and had been recently updated. The free breakfast was available in the restaurant right next door which had been renovated a year earlier. That experience was extremely pleasant as the waitress was personable and professional.

One was given 10 choices for the the free breakfast ; and if one did not like that you could order from the menu for a fee of $2.00 extra. The portions were generous and good. All in all, a good experience.

This property consists of several disconnected buildings adjacent to one another and laid out in sort of an “L” shape. My room was in the building connected to the lobby on the ground floor. There was a nicely groomed patio/terrace outside this building. The pool was one building down. Nothing fancy. The free breakfast consisted of menu options to choose from in an adjacent restaurant. You could also order additional food off the menu. The food and service were good. My room was big and clean and freshly renovated.

The room was clean and comfortable. Beds and pillow were great! I slept well. We had no problems with noise or train noise. I guess it doesn’t bother me plus if it does bother you, there are earplugs in the room. If you have the window in your bathroom, you might want to close the bathroom door before bed. The light comes through in the morning.

All the staff I spoke to were really friendly and helpful. The bar next door was nice. I had the delicious empanadas and a local beer. 2 for 1 with the coupon from hotel. Bartender was nice. Karaoke looked fun but I couldn’t stay long. The breakfast is typical of a hotel bf. It was good and had enough of a variety. Check in and check out were a breeze. Absolutely will stay here again.

Gay Friendly Hotels Tucson
Gay Friendly Hotels Tucson

How much does a room costs at Best Western Royal Sun Inn & Suites?

Prices start 130$/night for King Room. The King Suite with Roll in Shower  is  155$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This room features a flat-screen TV, free WiFi and a small refrigerator.

Where to book online – Best Western Royal Sun Inn & Suites – Gay Friendly Hotels Tucson Arizona – you can find the best hotels deals in Tucson during Tucson Festival of Books which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Tucson AZ on or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. Loews Ventana Canyon Resort 4* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Tucson AZ

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

Situated in Tucson, Arizona just 3.5 miles from Sabino Canyon, this resort offers on-site dining and an outdoor pool. A spa is located on site. All spacious guest accommodations feature a marble bathroom.

Each room at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort boasts a flat-screen TV with cable. Featuring plush bedding and a seating area, all rooms include a desk. Each warmly decorated room features a patio or balcony.

At Loews Ventana Canyon Resort Tucson, The Flying V Bar and Grill offers dishes including grilled ahi tuna and braised lamb shank. A variety of cocktails as well as over 70 types of tequila are available.

A 4.3-mile drive from Sabino Canyon, this upscale resort in the Sonoran Desert has views of the Catalina Mountains and is 6 miles from Fort Lowell, a historic cavalry post.

Warm, refined rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and iPod docks, plus sitting areas and Keurig coffee makers. Upgraded rooms add patios, some with mountain views, and suites provide separate dining and living areas with pull-out sofas. Room service is available.

There are 4 restaurants, plus a spa, a fitness center and 2 heated outdoor pools with hot tubs. Other amenities include 2 golf courses, tennis courts.

Tucson’s spectacular ‘Ventana’ or ‘Window’ to the Soul of the Sonoran desert-is Loews Ventana Canyon. Discover a magical perspective high above Tucson’s Catalina Mountains, where this stunning natural retreat offers a variety of activities, signature services and experiences to relax, energize and inspire guests. A playground of visitor delights includes: the luxurious Lakeside Spa & Tennis Center; Canyon hiking; professional stargazing; 2 Tom Fazio-designed PGA golf courses and lighted tennis courts; 2 swimming pools; a fitness center; nearby riding trails and more.

The property is very well maintained and spacious. The pool was perfect and the informative hiking trail with the waterfall was a great way to blend the resort with the natural surroundings. We had a grand city king which gave expansive views over Tucson. While we don’t golf the course from what we could see was beautifully manicured. We saw hummingbirds and a roadrunner on the property. Such a treat.

This resort looks like a Frank Lloyd Wright structure and is in a beautiful location high up in the Catalina Foothills set right against the mountain with nature path, tall saguaro’s and beautiful natural waterfall right on the resort grounds. The views from most rooms are nice. Our room was a Skyline view room and had a large balcony overlooking the whole Tucson Valley, mountains, golf course and sunset views. Large Balcony, very nice large room that was updated, very comfortable and it was very clean. Some rooms overlook the beautiful waterfall and nature area. Service around the pool was very good. Drinks and lunch by the pool was very good.

Right at the foothills of the Catalina Mountains, this gay-friendly resort, albeit a bit older, is outstanding in many key aspects: 1) all staff were friendly and professional, 2) the views are beautiful with a .25 mile hike to a lovely waterfall just outside the back doors, a butterfly garden, and a trailhead in the parking lot (we didn’t take this; instead, opted for Sabino Canyon, eight minutes away), 3) the rooms are quiet and roomy, with all the essentials — blow dryer, robes, Keurig, wi-fi, refrigerator, full toiletries, 4) the restaurants are good and not overly expensive — the Flying V has a great burger with brussel sprouts as a great replacement for fries and a delicious Mexican Almond after-dinner drink; Canyon Cafe had a phenomenal green chile tamale with eggs, and 5) self-parking is adjacent to the rooms and is included in the $23/day resort fee.

Tucson is spread out a bit, so with the exception of the highly-recommended Sabino Canyon, everything else takes a while to get to — the airport is 45″, the Mission San Xavier del Bac is 45″, downtown is 30″, Sonoran Desert museum and the east side of Saguaro National Park 1′ (all of these are well worth it, though!!). I would definitely stay here again.

Gay Friendly Hotels Tucson
Gay Friendly Hotels Tucson

How much does a room costs at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort?

Prices start 205$/night for Ventana Patio 1 King Bed Room. The Saguaro 1 King Bed Suite
is  350$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This spacious suite features a balcony with outdoor furniture, a separate seating area with sofa bed. A flat-screen TV with cable is included.

Where to book online – Loews Ventana Canyon Resort – Gay Friendly Hotels Tucson Arizona – you can find the best hotels deals in Tucson during Tucson Festival of Books which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Tucson AZ on or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.