Thursday, April 9, 2009

Tucson Part 4: Go West My Friend

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I couldn't finish my series on our trip to Tucson without writing about the fantastic resort we stayed at called the Westward Look Resort (and I couldn't finish this post until I recovered my pictures from my dead computer. Thank you Paul!). I found a fantastic deal on Travel Zoo and saw nothing but positive ratings on Trip Advisor so I was very excited to be staying there. Westward Look is the oldest resort in Tucson and has seen many changes during the many decades it has been around. It is located at the base of the Santa Catalina Mountains on 80 beautiful acres of rolling desert.

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My expectations of the resort were not met, they were exceeded.  The rooms were incredibly nice and recently remodeled. Our room had two flat screen tvs, a comfortable living area, and two queen sized beds. Pack n plays were provided by the hotel for the kids to sleep in. Our balcony gave us an excellent view of the grounds and the gorgeous mountains beyond.  The room service was excellent and I highly recommend the chocolate nachos. They are to die for. Drool is slowly running down my chin just thinking about them.....

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The grounds are amazing They are landscaped with desert flora and the fragrance of desert blooms followed me wherever I strolled. It was impossible to not notice the sweet chirping of birds who were enjoying their warm winter grounds. There were two different trails on the property that the kids and I loved walking. We found a chef's garden , a stone labyrinth, and a variety of different ramadas to explore. The kids loved spotting woodpeckers, rabbits, and lizards as we strolled around the property. The highlight for Mari was visiting the horse corral and saying hi to all the horses.

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There is a Sonoran Spa on site (oh how I wish I could gotten to know that aspect of the resort better), horseback riding, sports fields, multiple pools, and tennis courts. The onsite dining includes  the more casual  Lookout Bar and Grille  or  fine dining at Gold.

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If you would like more information on the Westward Look Resort please check out my review at Travel Savvy Mom

4 comments:

Tamara Mitchell said...

Beautiful photos...I would love to go visit that resort...WOW!

Shreejana Hickman said...

We have not been to Tuscon..I would like to go, when we do I'd like to stay in a resort as nice as that one:)

BenLand said...

that place looks amazing!!!!
nice to know it's kid friendly too...
nice work :o)

BoufMom9 said...

What an awesome looking place!
I can just picture Ben & Will trying to disassemble that stone collection. LOL