When I travel for business, I often don’t have a choice in hotels. I typically stay wherever the event is being held, which makes things so much more convenient. On my latest trip, I couldn’t wait to stay at the resort, just based on all of the gorgeous pictures online. The hotel, the beautiful Westin La Paloma in Tucson, definitely didn’t disappoint. It’s a rare hotel that is both a fantastic business hotel and a great family resort.
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Review of the Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson
I arrived the evening before the conference and was immediately surprised at how large and expansive the resort is. This destination resort is located on a large property overlooking the Catalina Mountains. Rooms are located in many different buildings surrounding the main building. My room was a three-minute walk from the lobby, and bell services is available to assist with luggage. I only had one small roller bag, so I just made the walk on my own.
The Rooms at the Westin La Paloma
I had booked a standard room with two double beds, and found that my room had plenty of space. Room amenities include an in-room coffee maker, refrigerator, large desk, and a patio/deck. Like with other Starwood properties, I had the option to forgo full housekeeping for some additional SPG points. My coffee maker was actually not functioning, but after a quick call to the front desk, I had a new one in no time. Since I did agree to skip housekeeping, I had to request some additional toiletries and coffee, and they were delivered quickly. As a Westin Resort, rooms offer the comfortable Westin Heavenly Bed and Heavenly Bath.
Amenities at the Westin La Paloma
I was most impressed with the variety of amenities offered at the Westin La Paloma Resort. There are five different pools, including a mineral pool and an adult pool, as well as a water slide. While I didn’t spend much time at the pool, it wasn’t too crowded and everyone there looked to be having a blast.
On my first morning, I headed over to the fitness center, which includes tennis courts, a 27-hole golf course, racquetball, a studio, a cardio room, and a weight room. The air conditioning in the cardio room wasn’t working, so after visiting the nautilus room, I took a fitness class in the studio. Guests that want to work out but don’t want to carry their fitness clothes can rent them (including sneakers) from the resort for $5 per stay.
The resort also offers a Red Door spa, running trails, several shops, a large conference center, a shuttle (taking guests about 3 miles outside the resort), and a small business center.
Food at the Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson
I had almost all of my meals at the Westin La Paloma, and I enjoyed everything that I ate. The main restaurant, AZuL, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They offer indoor and outdoor seating, and I always chose to eat outside, overlooking the pool. There’s also a coffee shop in the lobby, a pool bar and grill, a deli located near the fitness center, and a Latin restaurant.