Varsity Clubs of America – Tucson
What We Love
- A convenient home away from home on Speedway Boulevard, with a studio or one-bedroom abodeHaving a convenient kitchenette in your comfortable abode
- Taking a stroll among the giant cacti at Saguaro National Park
- Visiting the stunning 17th-century mission and 19th-century cathedral
- Exploring the DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun Historic District, with galleries built into the desert
What To Know
- Guestroom furnishings could stand to be updated
- Free parking and WiFi
- There are free onsite washer and dryer facilities
- There's a large outdoor pool and jacuzzi
Traveling to Tucson? Base yourself at a cheerful Diamond Resorts International hotel, with everything you need for a comfortable stay in the Old Pueblo. Varsity Clubs of America – Tucson is a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner, designed with a partial kitchen and well-appointed bathroom in each of its accommodations; it features its own gift shop and, to help you cool off from the Arizona heat, is centered around a sparkling pool. But you likely came to Tucson to do more than just soak up the desert sun from a cushy lounger, so take advantage of the best hotel amenity of all: the fabulous address.
The property is set on Speedway Boulevard, one of the city’s most convenient thoroughfares. Getting around is easy, whether you prefer to wander among the massive aircrafts of the Pima Air & Space Museum or equally impressive cacti of Saguaro National Park. This southwestern destination also offers fabulous hiking trails, plus plenty of history, whether of the Spanish-colonial or wild-western variety. So learn about the first at the centuries-old San Xavier del Bac mission and the second at Old Tucson Studios, before checking out the incredible art galleries, picking up a beautiful Native American trinket and enjoying a Tex-Mex dinner – and let the hotel take care of the rest.
Good to know
Please note that a resort fee of $10 (plus tax) per room, per night is payable directly to the hotel. The resort fee includes Wi-Fi; parking; use of the fitness center, billiards, putting green, game room, garden gas grills and business center computers; 24-hour coffee, tea and cocoa in the lobby and boarding-pass printing.
Studios and accommodations
Your 500-square-foot studio is designed to serve as a convenient retreat from the desert sun. It features a partial kitchen, with dishes and silverware, as well as a sleeper sofa and a well-appointed bathroom.
Amenities – Dishes- Microwave- Refrigerator- Toaster- Two-burner stovetop- Hair dryer- Walk-in shower- Air conditioning- Coffeemaker- King bed
You’re located on Speedway Boulevard, one of the central thoroughfares in Tucson. From here, it’s an easy drive of 30 minutes or less to such iconic destinations as Saguaro National Park, San Xavier del Bac mission, the Pima Air & Space Museum and Old Tucson Studios. The area is known for its mountains, so carve out a day to hike one, such as farther-out Mount Lemmon. If you’re an art enthusiast, be sure visit the Center of Creative Photography or the DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun Historic District of galleries in the desert.
How to Get There
My family and I stayed here during our latest visit to the Tucson area. They've done some remodeling since our last visit, so it's on-track to being as aesthetically pleasing as it is service-friendly.
We rented a 2-bedroom unit. You get a fully stocked kitchen. There is a dining table for family meals. The living room isn't very large, but still offers enough room for a family to watch TV.
Every unit in this resort is Non-Smoking, which is perfect!
The resort has a nice pool, as well as a small recreation center inside that has a Foosball table, ping-pong table, and a billiards table.
Varsity Club of America charges a $10 + tax per night Resort Fee on top of your reservation costs (unless you are a Diamond Resort Timeshare owner). The Resort Fee covers: room WiFi, use of outdoor gas grills, fitness center, use of the business center computer, and other on-site amenities.
From this resort, we were within a short drive to many parts of Tucson that we wanted to visit.
The resort staff was super friendly and answered all the questions we had!
We had a wonderful time here!
Kudos, Varsity Clubs!
This was our first time at VCA but won't be our last. The suite we had was large and stocked with all the necessary amenities. While the room was only made up twice during our seven night stay it did not pose any problems.
The facility had about everything one could want...heated pool, jacuzzi, and business center. Alas, no breakfast was included.
A word of advice: Book one of the interior rooms. Ours faced Speedway Blvd. and the name is well deserved as there was fast and loud traffic around the clock.
The staff were very friendly and helpful with all of our questions/requests.
The premises are centrally located in Tucson with easy access to the entire city and surrounding area.
Looking forward to our next visit.
Easy to find and access. Love the coffee machine in the spacious lobby. Front desk staff welcoming and frequently greeting us as we pass by. I'm rating a 5 even though the property is older; however well maintained and very clean which is important to us. Laundry facilities on property, not in rooms.
Small accommodations especially for four. However there Are only two of us so it is more than adequate. However previously we have stayed here with four people and had to use the pull out bed which makes space in the living area minimal. The unit is well-equipped but there is no cooker just a microwave and a hal are only two of us so it is more than adequate. However previously we have stayed here with for people and had to use the pull out bed which makes space in the living area minimal. The unit is well-equipped but there is no Koke just a microwave and a hob. Diamond results have applied a $10 per day resort fee but I don’t feel this is really justified as there aren’t that many amenities. There is the swimming pool and a fitness center but little else.
This is a real bargain with easy access to downtown and the university. Very clean, large rooms in their suites that come complete with two televisions. Super friendly and helpful staff. Housecleaning crew is outstanding. We take several Amtrak trips a year and will now be using this hotel as our sleep-over spot before the early morning train.