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
This is not a 5 Star hotel but all rooms have been updated according to the front desk. We stayed in a two bedroom on the second floor facing the pool. It’s either the pool or a parking lot. We had a dishwasher and disposal, two burners and a fridge in the kitchen.
There were two master bedrooms and two bathrooms, a small balcony and the center room had a couch, dinette and the kitchen. There is good coffee in the lobby along with tea and hot chocolate.
The furniture is adequate but nothing special. The bathrooms have tub/shower combinations and the curved shower curtain rods that give you a little more room.
The hotel is on Speedway and Alvernon which is a nice location for getting around. The staff were all very nice and accommodating. There is a heated pool and a spa. Restaurants are nearby and snacks can be purchased at the front desk.
VAC Resort in Tucson was a wonderful, relaxing, quality place to stay! Others at the "hotel" all
agreed. It was super clean, tastefully but modestly decorated.Much more interaction among
guests because of a simple coffee area in the lobby that was super-used! (We would recommend
adding a nice iced water w/floating fruit to the area) Location was on a busy highway but was
conveniently centrally located. We hated to leave, never knowing what your next accomodation
might be when you travel for a couple months!
Recently spent a week at Varsity Clubs - Tucson. I contacted the resort prior to staying to ask for a quiet unit due to my daughter's work schedule prior to coming. She works later hours and sleeps later. Jasmine Horn assisted me with this and secured a great room for us. She also helped later in the stay and at checkout. She is a true gem at this location. Overall our unit was very nice, very clean, adequate for cooking most meals which is what I have to do. I did not use any of the amenities there as we were out most days but my daughter did use the pool and hot tub and said they were good despite the cooler temperatures. The walls are a little thin, but not excessive noise, y little air cleaner blocked most of it. I would definitely stay again!
Very nice facility; good location; adequate, convenient parking; many attractions to visit in the local area. When totaling expenses don't forget the $10 plus tax daily charge added to the original cost.
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!