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Downtown Armory Park Hideaway
Downtown Armory Park Hideaway
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Tucked in an historic neighborhood near the thriving heart of Tucson, our charming studio combines the comforts of a garden hideaway with downtown's robust culture of coffee shops, breweries and boutiques.

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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 and near 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.

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 and a small dog run/play area on our enclosed back patio. (We love all dogs and cats, but we'll need to find out a bit more about your pet before finalizing the booking).

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.

Great place
Guest: Anne(Charleston)

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.


Perfect Spot
Guest: Marty(Denver)

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.


Amenities
Wireless Internet
Cable TV

Prices
Cleaning Fee $10
Security Deposit $95
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

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Cat(s) live in the house

Cancellations

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

91 Reviews

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Rick User Profile
October 2017
Great place. Historic quaint neighborhood very near downtown. Very tidy place and near great places to eat and visit. Tim was an awesome host. He provided great suggestions to enjoy the area. Highly recommend!!

Will User Profile
July 2017
Nice tucked away place to stay, not too far from downtown

Connie User ProfileConnie is a superhost.
July 2017
Tim and Mary's place is cute, quaint and perfectly located in a city neighborhood next to a fun part of town with many shops and restaurants. There is plenty of street parking around the house and it's easy to get anywhere in Tucson you might want to go. It was nice talking to Tim and Mary who are friendly and good Tucson ambassadors. Had it not been so hot when we were there, it would've been nice to enjoy the patio and more conversation with our hosts. We recommend Tim and Mary's house and hope to stay with them again.

Molly User Profile
May 2017
Tim is a thoughtful and welcoming host. Communication was excellent. If the weather had been less hot (I know the heat was unusual for this time of year), I would have enjoyed sitting on the lovely patios. The studio has such a perfect layout, maximizing space. And it's appointed with all that you need. The studio is in a quiet location, so sleeping was peaceful. I also appreciate the real cotton sheets and towels (instead of the synthetic fibers that I find in a lot of places). Would be a great place to have a bike, as the cafes, restaurants, and shops are a bit far away for a walk (unless it's cooler weather), and Tucson seems bike-friendly.

Thomas User Profile
March 2017
This was the perfect place for us to stay for a few days. We didn't get to meet Mary, but Tim was great. We had everything we needed and got good info about the area. If you want a true taste of Tucson, this is a great neighborhood to stay in. Within walking distance to the downtown and U of A.

Thalassa User Profile
January 2017
Fantastic time at this comfortable and well stocked guest house. Tim and Mary were very hospitable, and I especially appreciated having all of the coffee fixings available right away!

Elie User Profile
December 2016
Had an excellent stay in Mary and Tim's adorable little spot. Great location, lovely hosts, nicely decorated and clean, walking to DT, would definitely recommend it!

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