About this listing
(For more information about the studios and Tucson, please visit our (website hidden) page. Look for “Armory Park Guest Studios.”)
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.
We enjoyed our stay in this sweet studio! Great location near the heart of Tucson. We'll be back!
Tim was extremely welcoming and met us at a convenient time for our schedule. The place was exactly what we were looking for and we had a great time.
Had a great experience staying here, they were great people, easy to communicate with and the place was great.
The place was excellent, Tim was very nice and easy to communicate with, the place was nice, great porch out back, cool location by downtown
We had a great time at Mary and Tim's place. Tim met us with the key and gave us a quick tour of the apartment and description of the neighbourhood when we arrived. The apartment was very clean and really cute and outfitted with everything we needed, including towels, basic toiletries, coffee, cream, etc. The neighbourhood is really cute and very conveniently located. Aside from the birds and the occasional train a few blocks away the area is very quiet. I recommend walking to the craft brewery 3 blocks away and trying their IPA and stout.
The hosts were very nice and helped us get to know the neighborhood. The studio was clean and simple with a really cute back porch area. Close to downtown and fairly central in Tucson.
The train nearby was louder than anticipated - another review called it 'romantic' but it woke me up a few times each night. Nothing super jarring, but it's definitely there. The price was good for the location and accommodations, though, and the wifi worked well.
Grazina was a great guest, and we appreciate the feedback. Tucson is an old railroad town, and the rails are an integral part of our culture. They dissect the entire downtown area, offering perfect accompaniment to the heartbeat of this bustling, onetime-frontier city.
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