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Tucson's Most Charming University of Arizona Hotel

Just 15 Minutes from Campus

Whether you’re visiting your U of A student, traveling for an alumni function, or in town for a research project, you'll love the boutique style and resort amenities at La Posada Lodge & Casitas! Just seven miles from the University of Arizona campus, La Posada offers a unique experience unlike anywhere else in Tucson. Not only will you have hotel essentials like free WiFi, complimentary breakfast, impressive mountain views, and a gorgeous outdoor pool, you'll also have acclaimed Southwestern fare at GRINGO grill + cantina. Mention University of Arizona or Wildcats to get the best rate!

No matter what brings you to Tucson, you'll be energized and inspired for your day on campus!

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Boutique University of Arizona Accommodations

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Make the most of your campus visit when you stay at the charming La Posada Lodge! With views of the Santa Catalina Mountain Foothills, warm wood and leather accents, and plush bedding, you'll have everything you need to unwind after a long day at the University of Arizona. For deluxe amenities like an in-room kitchen and a private patio, upgrade to a Casita Suite!

For the best rate, mention University of Arizona or Wildcats when booking!

In-Room Amenities

  • Pillow-Top Mattress
  • Flat-Screen TV with Cable
  • Work Space with a Desk
  • Pet Friendly Hotel Rooms
  • Refrigerator, Microwave, and Coffee Machine in Every Room

Hotel Amenities

  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Complimentary Hot Breakfast
  • Outdoor Pool and Whirlpool
  • On-Site Fitness Center
  • GRINGO grill + cantina
  • Free Parking

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Just Seven Miles from Campus

Getting to the University of Arizona from La Posada is quick and easy. U of A is a short, 15-minute drive down 1st Ave, and parking is always free at the hotel. Near the university, you'll find a handful of visitor garages as well as metered street parking. If you don't feel like searching for parking on campus, Ubers and Lyfts are readily available.

Distance from Campus: 7 Miles
Driving Time: 15-20 Minutes
Hotel Parking: Free!
Campus Parking: Visitor Garages and Metered Street Parking
Rideshare Fare: $12.00 - $15.00

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U of A Graduation Weekend

With nearly 40,000 students enrolled at U of A, graduation weekend is a big deal, and Tucson hotel rooms fill up fast for commencement. To ensure you have comfortable, spacious accommodations for commencement, we recommend reserving your room months in advance. With plenty of room to get ready, free breakfast, and complimentary parking, you'll have all the essentials (and more!) for an easy, stress-free weekend.

All cancellations require at least 24-hours notice, and last-minute commencement accommodations are sometimes available by calling (520) 887-4800.

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Arizona Wildcats Football

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Year after year, the Arizona Wildcats are one of the Pac-12's most thrilling teams to watch, and La Posada Lodge provides the perfect home base for an exciting game day weekend! With highly-acclaimed Southwestern dining, an incredible tequila list, and plenty of congregating space by the pool, your group will have everything to need fo a fun football weekend - no matter which team you're cheering for.

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Wildcat Welcome Week

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Move-in weekend is a lot of work, and our boutique Tucson hotel offers the perfect accommodations for a fun and productive Wildcat Welcome. After a long day of unloading boxes, unwind next our picturesque outdoor pool, sip on one of Gringo Grill + Cantina's signature margaritas, or explore U of A's exciting Wildcat Welcome activities. Plus, the hotel is a quick drive from Target, Walmart, Home Depot, and Tucson Mall for all your move-in essentials.

U of A Campus Visits

Discover the beauty of the campus and explore U of A with a guided ambassador tour. Current Wildcats will give you an extensive walking tour of campus facilities, admissions presentations, and optional residence hall tours. After an informative tour, return to the hotel to break down the pros and cons of Wildcat life at GRINGO grill + cantina or by our stunning resort-caliber pool.


University of Arizona celebrates homecoming each fall with a bang! With thousands of alumni returning home each year, the annual homecoming celebration shows Wildcat pride with a glamorous parade, food and drink, and the homecoming football game. Whether you're networking, cheering on the Wildcats, or just revisiting your old campus haunts, you'll have a comfortable, convenient home base at La Posada Lodge & Casitas.

Spring Fling

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Since 1974, University of Arizona students have worked together to put on an enormous annual carnival for Tucson! At Spring Fling, guests enjoy food and themed attractions, and the proceeds go toward funding campus organizations such as clubs and diversity groups. The festival typically happens during the first two weeks of April and should not be missed if you're traveling to Tucson this spring!

The U.S.S. Arizona Bell

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On the 7th of December, 1941, the U.S.S. Arizona was bombed in the attack on Pearl Harbor, and one of the two salvaged bells from the vessel is located at the Student Union Memorial Center. To honor the soldiers who served our country in WWII, the U.S.S. Arizona Bell is rung seven times at 12:07 p.m. on each third Thursday of the month.

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Museums at U of A

Be sure to check out the University of Arizona’s astonishing museums during your trip! Whether you are visiting as a prospective student or celebrating the success of your U of A graduate, exploring these museums is a wonderful way to experience the innovations and successes of the university.

  • Arizona State Museum: Learn about Arizona heritage and American Southwest cultures through an interactive collection of anthropological exhibits!
  • Biosphere 2: This 3.14-acre research facility supports and studies five different ecosystems – rainforest, coral reef, mangrove wetlands, fog desert, and savannah grassland – all under one roof!
  • Arizona Campus Arboretum: Located in the heart of campus, this beautiful haven is home to many unique species of trees and plants. Make sure to take a free guided tour!


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