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Sam Hughes Inn Bed and Breakfast

2020 East Seventh Street , Tucson, AZ 85719 USA (Show map)
12 Reviews
$90 - $145
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This 1930’s Spanish inspired inn with walled, fountain garden is a contributing member of the Sam Hughes Historic District. Guests can walk to the University of Arizona, restaurants, museums, theater, bus & shopping. The zoo, tennis, golf, MLB baseball, outdoor concerts & year round swimming are fewer than 2 miles away. Two private entrance bedrooms face the garden and huge restored patio area under giant shade trees. Inside find original oak floors, antiques in every room, Art Deco cove ceiling, and large public rooms with guest computer, fireplaces, and library wall. Four Southwest bedrooms/4 private baths.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness5
  • Dining4.8

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4.6 on April 03, 2011

The second time we have had the pleasure of staying at the Sam Hughes Inn, a great location. Susan is always very attentive and breakfast is always tasty and abundant. The rooms are clean and bright. Our bathroom was comodious and well appointed.

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4.8 on March 27, 2011

A wonderful stay in our own little "hide-away" with fantastic breakfasts and an attentive hostess! Sam Hughes Inn is in a convenient location for seeing the sites of Tucson.

Fantastic Inn near the University of Arizona

4.2 on January 01, 2010

During our pre-New Year's visit to Tucson, my fiancee and I stayed two nights in the Santa Fe Room at the beautiful Sam Hughes Inn. The room, which was accessible from an outdoor patio, was spacious, clean, and adorned with southwestern influences (e.g., the bathroom had lovely Mexican tiles). Susan, the innkeeper, was pleasant and prepared delicious breakfasts that took one's dietary restrictions into account. Lucy, the resident dog (a poodle mix), is very friendly. The backyard with its water fountain exudes peace and tranquility, and the inn's location in the Sam Hughes Neighborhood (hence, the inn's namesake) is very close to the University of Arizona. The Sam Hughes Inn offers superb value, and I'd recommend it to anyone visiting Tucson.

Family Weekend

5 on October 27, 2009

Thanks for a wonderful visit!

5 star B&B

5 on October 06, 2009

Authentic Southwestern design. Quiet, peaceful -- inner tranquil courtyard. Excellent breakfast. Owner, Susan, is gracious and informative.

Best B&B in Tuscon

5 on August 26, 2009

This was my fourth visit to the Sam Hughes Inn, and I've just reserved my fifth visit. Susan is a perfect host, and the accommodations are like being at home!

Would return !!

5 on August 13, 2009

Susan was wonderful. Details overflowing. I had to have a special diet (Gluten Free) and she was able to make a lovely breakfast the two days we were there. She went above and beyond with researching the diet . The food was filling and such attention to detail . Her wonderful dog Lucy is as sweet as can be. The room we stayed in was in the guest house and was perfect. Clean and she had everything you could possibly need. The gardens in the back by the guest house were lovely. I will and have told many people about this B&B. Thank you Susan.

My 2 days in Tucson

5 on December 11, 2008

I was made to feel very welcome and Sue's cooking is superb. Lovely place to stay. My room was a delight!

USC Game weekend

5 on November 10, 2008

We've come here every year for the USC/Arizona football weekend, since 2006 when we discovered Sam Hughes Inn.

Great accommodations

5 on October 10, 2008

Lovely rooms, beautiful courtyard. Excellent breakfast. Very friendly, helpful service. Convenient location. Quiet. Clean.

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Rooms & Rates

Santa Fe

Large room with queen four poster Lodge Pole bed and matching accessory furniture, under beamed wooden ceiling. French double doors open to patio and fountain garden. Mexican tile bath with enclosed shower stall. Tile floors throughout. Ceiling fan, central A/C individually controlled AC/Heat, desk, refrigerator, wireless internet. Tiny TV not cable connected.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $130 - $135

Nightly Rate: $130 - $135


This room faces the Catalina Mountain range (obscured by trees), with large galley bath. It has a Mexican queen wrought iron canopy bed and accessory furnishings. Wood beamed ceiling, tile floors throughout, ceiling fan and central individually controlled A/C, desk, refrigerator & wireless internet.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $115 - $125

Nightly Rate: $115 - $125


Wood paneled, rustic western decor with queen size bed, leather chair with footstool, flat panel cable TV, and Mini-split AC/Heat pump. This detached guest cottage faces the fountain garden with desk, refrigerator & wireless internet access.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $115 - $125

Nightly Rate: $115 - $125


Small room (10.5 x 10 ft.) can accommodate one person only. Native American motif, original oak floor and arched window facing the Catalina mountains. Antique iron bed, newer bath/shower combo with unusual wooden beamed ceiling. Ceiling fan, central A/C.

  • Maximum Capacity: 1
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $90 - $95

Nightly Rate: $90 - $95

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Location Type

Close to downtown, historic neighborhood, next to University of Arizona, near airport, hospital, urgent care, Reid Randolph Park with tennis, golf, swimming.Grocery store, bank, pharmacy and many restaurants walking distance. University theater & multiple museums a few blocks away., City


Tucson, AZ (TUS) 8 miles

Directions to property:

From I10, take the Broadway exit. Drive east to Campbell Ave. Turn left (north) for 4 blocks. Turn right on 8th Street (there is no entry from Campbell to 7th St.). Turn left at the first stop sign, Norris. Drive one block to 7th St. Sam Hughes Inn is the 3rd house on the right at 2020 E. 7th Street. There is a coach light in the front yard and the street numbers are on the curb and over the front door. Or see website for map of area.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Park w/golf, pool, tennis, zoo. Sonora Desert Museum, Sabino Canyon, Mission San Xavier 20 minutes by car. Historic towns of Tombstone and Bisbee, AZ about 1.25 hour drive., Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Rodeo, Ruins, University, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Fireplace, Library, Parking , Daily room cleaning, Shower Robes, Amenity Basket, Complimentary bottled water.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, In-room internet, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Golfing, Heated swimming pool within 2 miles, Golf course nearby, Zoo 2 miles, Tennis courts, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 4-6 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No Children older than 10 would be comfortable
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two weekend days during high season
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Deposit 7 days in advance of stay (check or credit card). Deposit amount is equal to one night's stay. Deposit 50% for four or more reserved days.
  • Cancellations: For reservations made for January 1 through December 31: The deposit is fully refundable up to two weeks prior to the first day of the reservation (minus a $25 processing fee) except for the special event dates listed below. Special Events: The deposit is fully refundable (less the $25 processing fee) up to four weeks before these special events: *The Tucson Gem & Mineral Show and special University of Arizona weekends including but not limited to Graduation, Homecoming, Parents Weekend & Alumni Weekend. *Reservations made for periods of time which overlap any of these special event dates (before or after) are also subject to the "four week" prior cancellation policy. If a cancellation is received later than the times outlined above, payment for all room nights reserved will become the responsibility of the person whose credit card secured the reservation, until and unless the rooms are rented again.



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Books, words, humor, Scrabble, Bridge, gardening, antiques

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  • Time Served: 8:15 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Arizona Room, Patio - weather permitting, Dining Room

Special meal options

Vegetarian , Per request


2020 East Seventh Street , Tucson, AZ 85719 USA (Show map)

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