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2006 WAAC Annual Meeting

Tucson, AZ
October 20-22, 2006

Tucson Hotel List

Make your reservations early! The University's Family Weekend coincides with our meeting (though we scheduled first!) and this is likely to affect rates and availability, especially near campus.

This list is not intended to be comprehensive or to indicate endorsement; it is merely a starting point for finding accommodation. Also see for more links and descriptions, as well as information about getting around the University campus.

As a tourist destination, Tucson has a wide variety of hotel/motel possibilities to fit any budget. Be sure to check hotel locations on a good map to see how convenient they may be to the University campus and our meeting.

The Metropolitan Tucson Convention and Visitors Bureau has a good site for more information:

These are within blocks of—the WAAC Meeting site, the Center for Creative Photography (CCP):

Marriott University Park
880 East 2nd Street, (520) 792-4100

Large, luxurious, and recently constructed, the Marriott is located directly across from the UA campus. The closest you could be to the meeting without staying in the CCP lobby or a dorm room. You wouldn't need a car, but if you had one you could park it in of the nearby garages (see hotel for parking fees).

Peppertrees Bed & Breakfast Inn
724 East University Avenue, (520)622-7167

Located just west of campus, close to the University of Arizona's main gate; A 1905 Victorian territorial house in the West University Historic District and a favorite amongst researchers at the CCP.

Catalina Park Inn B&B
309 East 1st Street, (800) 792-4885

Located just outside the University of Arizona's main gate; built in 1927.

A bit further away (a mile or so from CCP on the other side of the campus) but still walkable—if you like to walk:

Four Points Sheraton
1900 East Speedway, (877) 508-0173

Located just outside the NE corner of the University of Arizona campus; large and featuring a number of amenities, but not the newest of buildings.

Sam Hughes Inn (B&B)
2020 East 7th Street, (520) 861-2191

Located just SE of the University of Arizona campus in the historic Sam Hughes neighborhood.

Adobe Rose (B&B) 940 North Olsen Avenue, (520)318-4644

Also located just east of University of Arizona campus in the Sam Hughes neighborhood.

La Posada del Valle
1640 N. Campbell Ave., (520) 795-3840

Also walkable, technically, but the neighborhood is not as good so you might not want to at night:

Best Western Royal Sun Inn
1015 North Stone Avenue, Tucson, Arizona 85705, (520) 622-8871

Located about one mile NW of the University of Arizona Campus.

University Inn
950 North Stone Avenue, (520) 791-7503

Located about one mile NW of the University of Arizona Campus; budget accommodations, you probably get what you pay for.

Further afield, but worth looking into if you have a car:

Arizona Inn
2200 E. Elm St., (520) 325-1541

An "award-winning 1930 Resort Hotel", elegant buildings and rooms with quiet atmosphere nestled within an upscale centrally-located residential district. Priced accordingly!

Doubletree Hotel
455 South Alvernon Way, (520) 881-4200

Reportedly a great deal for "full service;" free shuttle from/to airport, rental car agency on site, and free high speed internet connection in all rooms.

Clarion Hotel Randolph Park
102 North Alvernon Way, (800) 227-6086

Similar location to the Doubletree, similarly lots of amenities.

Econo Lodge Tucson
1136 N. Stone Ave. (520) 622-6714

Like other chain hotels on Stone Ave., you may find better rates and you won't be far from our activities but you probably won't want to walk at night.

Downtown hotels: not very far from meeting, very close to the Dinner Buffet location. Lots going on in the way of clubs and weekend evening action.

Hotel Congress
311 East Congress Street, 1-800-722-8848

Historic building, but don't stay here unless you know and like the atmosphere and can sleep through live music on the ground floor.

Also look for chains such as Holiday Inn, Days Inn, La Quinta or Super 8, located along the I-10 freeway (unless you mind the noise). These will be closer to the meeting and possibly have better rates than chains at the airport or near the Tucson Mall (addresses on Oracle Rd). Avoid older, non-chain motels on Stone Ave.

If you like to get a suite:

Varsity Clubs of America Suites Hotel
3855 E. Speedway Blvd., (520) 318-3777

Reportedly has exercise-related amenities; located relatively close to campus and a straight shot down the road to the WAAC meeting.

(I-10 at St Mary/Speedway), 475 N Granada Avenue, (520) 622-3000

Shameless plug: this is where Laura stays if she can't get a room with family. Facilities are showing some wear but usually a good deal for what you get, which includes an adequate breakfast and an Olympic-size pool. Definitely go for a suite, they also have regular rooms but they're not as nice.

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