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Explore Tucson's off-beat style--and America’s first registered historic neighborhood--from our cheerful guest apartments. Not only is the Armory Park Neighborhood filled with vintage homes such as our circa-1902 adobe, but it’s also conveniently located. Leave your car behind: we’re within walking distance of downtown. Or use our complimentary bicycle for energizing rides around town and to the University of Arizona. This is a real neighborhood, too, with unpretentious, tree-lined streets and terrific restaurants nearby. We're also just 15 minutes from Tucson International Airport.
Sip a "Tucson Blonde" ale at a genuine micro-brewery just four blocks away, or surf the Internet--while enjoying a frothy cappuccino--at one of the half-dozen unpretentious coffee houses within walking distance. Use our complimentary bike to make the rounds.
Need tips for uncovering Southern Arizona's hidden charms? We're happy to help, as you embrace your freedom to roam this unique part of the world.
Then come our comfortable apartments. These sunny studios feature fully equipped kitchens, and bathrooms complete with towels and toiletries. The apartments are smartly furnished with modern touches, and securely tucked alongside our home's Southwestern garden. Here you'll find the perfect blend of friendly hosts and shaded privacy.
We designed our studios with visiting academic and traveling professionals in mind—or those simply seeking a bit of soothing, affordable refuge. Relax with our complimentary WiFi, linens, toiletries, cable TV, cold AC and hot, freshly ground gourmet coffee. We also feature complete laundry facilities.
Rates vary by season. Check, cash or credit cards are accepted.
No pets or smoking. No bicycles allowed in the apartments. And though we love kids, our studios aren't well-suited to them.
WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY:
Great place to stay!
Guests: Fiona & Jim(Seattle)
We very much enjoyed our six days at the Armory Park Studios. As other reviewers have also mentioned, the location is fabulous. The neighborhood feels very safe and we did lots of walking around to the other downtown historical areas, the 4th Ave shopping district, and the University. In addition, if you have a car (we did), the central location makes trips to the west (Desert Museum, Saguaro West, Kitt Peak area), the east/northeast (Saguaro East, Sabino Canyon) and the south (Patagonia) very easy. The apartment itself was delightful: spotlessly clean and thoughtfully furnished and equipped. My husband (a coffee addict) especially appreciated the bag of high-quality coffee that was provided. We didn't get to meet Mary, but Tim is great -- very friendly and helpful. We wholeheartedly recommend this property to anyone wanting to spend a few days in Tucson for any reason.
We loved staying here!
Guests: Susan and Ray(Mt. Pleasant, Michigan)
We loved this neat and cozy studio with its just-right, understated, southwestern decor. The bed was comfy and, unlike many places we have stayed, it had chairs that were just right for sitting and reading. Tim and Mary were relaxed and attentive hosts who made sure the studio had all the amenities needed, plus a few more. We'll stay here again when we return to Tucson.
Enjoyed the Quiet
Guests: Audrey and Gary(Fairfax, CA)
We spent 4 nights at Armory Park studio and it was perfect for us. We walked to downtown, to the UofA, to the great 17th St. Market (even tho we had a car), and enjoyed the quiet, the comfortable chairs (inside and out), the garden setting, as well as the convenient location. We go to Tucson every few months to visit grandchildren, and we will definitely return to this studio. We highly recommend this for visiting parents, or grandparents, or anyone wanting some comfortable space away from a hotel.
I had a great time at this really cute apartment. Thanks so much guys for making my Tucson visit so fun. The apartment offers all the extras, and that makes a big difference. Really good soap and toiletries are definitely a plus for me. Remembering the details too. The seasoned traveler, I forgot my toothbrush (duh) but there was one waiting for me here. Plus the coffee was excellent. That from a coffee snob. Had fun relaxing on the patio in the mornings. The historic neighborhood was fun to walk through. These hosts go out of their way to make your stay perfect. Thanks again. I'll definitely be back.
Excellent Value at Armory Park Studios
Guest: David(San Anselmo CA)
I had a very good experience staying at the Armory Park Studio/Cottage. My son is at U of A which is just a mile or two away, so within easy driving distance or even within biking distance - it's flat and the owners can usually offer a complimentary bike [with lock] to use. Parking around the University can be difficult or expensive. The downtown Tucson area is probably a 15 minute walk away. The studio is much like a little cottage and so offers great privacy and is well equipped for all basic needs --coffee, cream and sodas are provided--and well maintained. The owners are friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. I prefer a place and a location with a little character rather than a "corporate"-style hotel room, so the Studio provides a very economic alternative to a hotel chain! The Desert Museum is definitely worth a visit - not your typical museum! I plan to return again.
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at this Armory Park apartment. It is on the small side of things, but the wall-bed worked as easily as advertised, so bedroom quickly became a nicely sized and cheerful living room. Spic-and-span throughout, and much appears to new. I was here on work but did enjoy the on-site hosts. They were very friendly and knowledgeable about the city and region. No complaints come to mind. Except didn't have enough time to walk around the neighborhood, where I saw many Queen Ann Victorians and other period homes (period architecture is one of my hobbies). Next trip I plan to NOT be working! Thanks to Tim and Mary for a very pleasant stay.
Tim was very communicative before our arrival and gave us clear instructions. He greeted us warmly, made us feel at home and explained everything. We have stayed in Armory Park before and we love the historical, arts feel of the community.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with Tim and Mary. The accommodations are clean, comfortable, cozy and well-appointed. The neighborhood was quiet, except for an occasional romantically mournful train whistle. We're sorry that we didn't have the opportunity to talk with Mary, but had a couple of very interesting conversations with Tim. That's because he's an interesting guy. All that, and the price was right. We would stay with Mary and Tim again, without hesitation.
We wanted a Tucson urban experience (we are from ChiTown and use pubic transportation daily). We were not disappointed staying at the Vanderpool's historic Armory Park Studio--first thing we did was get the SunTran cards and rode the #18 bus to city center. From there we hopped the streetcar for a circle tour. Great fun almost daily. Tim and Mary are delightful hosts--knowledge of local history, current events, the arts and city. The cottage was comfortable, welcoming and the location in a designated landmark community gave a month's winter retreat we dreamed of. We hope to return again.
Loved the location of this place! It was so super easy to access downtown and other areas from Armory Park. Tim was a delight to talk to, always cheerful and helpful. The apartment was clean, comfortable, and thoughtfully put together. We would most certainly stay here again on future trips to Tuscon!
This was my first visit to the Armory Park studios--my husband's second--and it was easy to understand why he suggested we book there again. The property was clean, nicely furnished and certainly met all our needs. The neighborhood is conveniently located and we were able walk to restaurants and shops, admiring the architecture of the various homes we passed along the way. Though we didn't get opportunity to meet Mary, Tim was a great host and quite happy to answer our questions or take time for a friendly chat. We also greatly appreciated Tim & Mary accommodating our late evening check-in. After a day of crowded airports and packed airplanes, it was nice to receive a warm welcome.
Maureen & Steve Bernard
Our stay was so great. Tim and Mary were lovely hosts, very friendly and helpful. The cottage was well equipped, homey, and comfortable for our week-long stay.
The location in Armory Park is prime, a 15 minute walk to Downtown, easy access by car to any of the main thoroughfares through town. Easy to find. Added bonus was Barrio Brewing Company just a few blocks away.
We would definitely stay here again.
My husband and I recently spent a week here in the casita. The casita was comfortable, located in an area that made getting around tucson easy and convenient, and had everything we needed. Due to cold weather we weren't able to enjoy the nice garden seating or the back patio much. At the end of our stay we had an issue with the heater just in time for New Year's Eve and snow. Tim and Mary quickly responded to our call and brought us a space heater. Both hosts were friendly and welcoming and we enjoyed our time here.
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