Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort and Spa
What We Love
- Views of the desert by day, Tucson city lights by night
- A sense of Southwest history, as well as 42-inch flat-screen TVs
- There's plenty to do thanks to three swimming pools, eight tennis courts, horseback riding, hiking and biking
- Holistic treatments at the Sonoran Spa utilizing the region's desert plants, warm stones and cleansing muds
What To Know
- In two-story room blocks, the top floor is quieter and has better views
- There's a resort fee of $20 per room, per night (plus tax), that includes WiFi, parking and access to the fitness center
- The staff can assist in making tee times at various courses nearby
- The serene setting attracts quiet types and nature lovers
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
The Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa consists of 241 guestrooms (each with its own balcony or patio) clustered in numerous one- and two-story adobe-style buildings and sharing a desert landscape with three swimming pools, eight tennis courts and the Sonoran Spa, which offers treatments that use local plants such as sage, rosemary and aloe — which come from a garden just outside the spa doors. The main building retains elements of the original homestead, including public rooms with original hardwood floors, exposed roof beams (known as vigas in the language of Southwestern architecture), stone hearth fireplaces and wrought iron chandeliers.
Bed and Bath
The resort underwent a $14 million renovation in 2009 (Wyndham took it over in 2012), and the room layout and decor have a contemporary Southwest feel, with touches such as exposed beams in some of the rooms, which are surprisingly large for what is the oldest resort in Tucson. Among the more luxurious rooms, the Stargazer Spa Suites boast Tucson’s only private outdoor freshwater hotel hot tubs.
The Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa’s main restaurant, Gold, which offers views at dinner of the distant Tucson lights, serves up so many fruits and vegetables grown on the property that the chef’s garden (which guests love to wander through in order to see the local fare in its natural element) was recently doubled in size. For its holistic treatments, the Sonoran Spa uses desert plants, warm stones and cleansing muds. Five of the eight tennis courts are lighted, and instruction is available. For equestrians, a favorite on-property ride takes place at sunset.
In the Area
For nature lovers, a good introduction to Tucson is the popular Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, which has programs that include a behind-the-scenes zoo tour. Downtown Tucson has its allures too, including performances at the recently restored Rialto Theatre, where Ginger Rogers appeared onstage in the 1920s, and an expanding dining scene that includes the new Saint House Rum Bar, where rums of the Caribbean are paired with jerk chicken, coconut shrimp and other dishes of that region.
How to Get There
great place to stay. Staff very efficient, easy check-in, check-out. Will recommend to all. Quiet, good views of city and night sky. Restaurants very good, fast service and good food. Parking near rooms.
Very nice property. Rooms are spacious, pool area nice, staff friendly. Hotel is secluded and feels like a retreat rather then the typical business hotel. Easy parking and small fitness facility along with walking trails
Front desk is extremely welcoming and the lobby has an historic vibe. I live in Tucson and still enjoy staying here. I would highly recommend this property. It’s super quiet at night and the Mountain View’s are amazing!!
I’m so confused by some of the poor reviews! This was our second stay at westward look and I would gladly return. The king junior suite was large and updated with new finishes. Nice balcony with a view over the natural landscape. Good food on the patio and we had good service during the whole stay. Love the pool area and the gardens!
Older property with some updates & in need of more,its real pretty at night though.my first room really need car & repair,there wasn't even the extra door secure arm there were holes where the screws went in.Looks like all the roofs need replaced.
It took me 3x to get the right room I booked,was never offered or told about the Thanksgiving dinner.Everyone did seem friendly & the location is also pretty.Would I stay there again no.