Catalina Park Inn Bed and Breakfast has been welcoming guests to Tucson under the care of the oringinal owners Mark Hall and Paul Richard since 1994. This lovely home, circa 1927, is an art and antiques filled sanctuary yet yet exudes a low-key and casual atmosphere. Extensive desert gardens created by your hosts surround the property and attract a variety of birds. Innkeeper Mark Hall has formal culinary arts training and has been in the hospitality business since 1983. Each morning begins with a glorious breakfast and assertively brewed coffee. The inn is ideally located within walking distance of the University of Arizona and the Fourth Avenue and Congress Street Entertainment Districts that feature Tucson's best live theatre and music venues.
This cozy room is located next to the Bower Room and adjacent to our desert garden behind the main house. A botanical theme permeates the room: Boldly graphic draperies depict a vine run rampant. A pair of large mosaic-topped cast iron garden urns stand duty as bedside tables. Warmly hued Mexican terra cotta tiles cover the floor. There's a small writing table/vanity and a checkerboard-tiled shower over a long, deep soaking tub. The Cottage Room has three windows and overlooks our desert garden. There is a trellis behind the room where you can relax in the shade.
Located on the second floor, the East Room features a sumptuous queen size wrought iron canopy bed. You'll find two comfortable chairs for reading or watching TV and lots of good lighting. A pair of French doors leads to a private awning-covered porch where you'll enjoy a pair cushy club chairs - the perfect place to start your day with a cup of coffee or relax with a drink in the evening. In the large bathroom, Art Nouveau border tiles line the walls. There's a tiled shower and dressing table. The room comes equipped with a TV, DVD player, AM/FM CD stereo with iPod dock.
Deeply hued walls and a palette of mossy greens and rusted browns imbue the West Room with an air of tranquility. A Queen Anne chair facing the wroght-iron queen bed provides a comfortable place to read or watch TV. There's a large vintage bathroom with a tub and shower and original art nouveau period tile work. Step out to your private covered porch where you'll find a pair of cushy club chairs -a perfectly relaxing spot to watch the sun set. The room comes equipped with TV, DVD player, AM/FM CD stereo with iPod dock,plush robes, alarm clock,iron and board.
This large room is located on the second floor of the main house. The room is divided into two areas by a dramatic plaster arch. On one side stands a formidable four poster queen bed with deeply colored walls and ceiling. On the other side is a wonderfully large and comfy seating area with a canvas covered love seat, a pair of upholstered reading chairs and a marble-topped desk. The room is wrapped by eight windows that bathe the room in light. The hardwood floors are a gleaming red and white oak.
Located next to our desert garden behind the main house, The Bower Room offers lots of privacy. A wonderfully comfortable king size bed sits before the fireplace. The room features several original paintings. A scored and polished concrete floor is stained a deep mustard yellow and waxed to a high luster. You'll find a cushy sofa where you might read or watch TV. An antique stained glass window above the bathroom door is illuminated by the afternoon sun. Also on hand is a tiled vanity/desk. In the bathroom you'll enjoy a nice large shower tiled in a Mexican limestone.
Our largest room (15'x31') is located in the basement below the living room. But this is not your typical basement! Originally the family billiards room, The Catalina Room has an eight and a half foot ceiling, windows set up high that bring in a surprising amount of light, a scored and polished concrete floor, and rich mahogany moldings and doors. On one end of the space is a sumptuous king bed. On the other end you can relax in the comfortable sitting area furnished with a down-filled sofa and chairs. A beautiful antique mirrored armoire and writing table stand between the two areas.
4.8 on January 25, 2013
We had a wonderful 2 night stay at the Catalina Park Inn during January 2013. We stayed in the Bower Room which is in the guest house behind the main Inn. Our room was large and (yes!) charming. The bed, pillows, and linens were top notch. There is also a lovely yard with desert landscaping and numerous fountains. We borrowed movies from the Inn's collection to watch at night which was a nice additional feature of our stay. Our hosts, Paul and Mark, were very nice and shared lots of useful information about the Tucson area. Mark's breakfasts were really delicious and the conversation around the table was lively. The Inn and guesthouse are from the 1920's and beautifully maintained. I would definitely recommend a stay at the Catalina Park Inn!
5 on January 21, 2013
What a great experience visiting Tucson and staying at the Catalina Park Inn. We stayed in the cottage #1 room...awesome bed, incredibly clean, private, and super comfortable! The property grounds are so well done. We just wish we could have spent more time there! We would highly recommend and this will be our spot when we come back to Tucson. The innkeepers were very welcoming, super friendly, and made great suggestions while we were in town. Overall...A+ experience!
5 on March 25, 2012
We had a wonderful experience, wonderful breakfasts in a warm and inviting atmosphere, the bed was more comfortable then my own bed at home!! Good location to the University of Arizona and shops/restaurants. We would highly recommend Catalina in the Park.
4.0 on February 11, 2012
The Catalina Park Inn hosts, Mark and Paul, extol all the attributes of hospitality that make for an exceptionally enjoyable and memorable Tucson experience, particularly for an overseas visitor from the Antipodes. Mine hosts were exceptionally helpful during my three night stay. The breakfasts were five star, the accommodation homely and the location convenient and secure. Gratefully, P. Jim Drum, Opal Prospector, Yowah, Qld, Australia.
5 on February 09, 2012
We take a yearly trip to Tucson for a week of golf and wouldn't consider staying anywhere else. Great location, wonderful rooms, delicious food, and helpful inkeepers who couldn't do more to make the trip memorable. The inn is within walking distance to some fun little restaurants and great shops. Outstanding golf and hiking can be found a short drive away. We look forward to our next trip to Tucson and the Catalina Park Inn.
One mile from the Tucson Convention Center, Walk to Fourth Avenue Entertainment District, Walk to the Congress Street Entertainment District, Walk to the University of Arizona, City
Tucson, AZ (TUS) 13 miles
The road leading out of the terminal is Tucson Boulevard. Take it for about 3 miles.It will bend slightly to left at traffic light and become Benson Highway.Follow it for about half a mile and at the traffic light turn right on Kino Parkway.Follow this road all the way into town. When Kino crosses Broadway it will become Campbell Boulevard.Stay in the left lane and follow past the University of Arizona campus.Turn left on Speedway Boulevard. Go 2 miles and turn left at the 4th Avenue traffic light.Go one block and turn right on E. 1st Street. We are at 309 at end of block on right.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Museum, Nature area, Walk to the University of Arizona, Close to the Rialto and Fox Theaters, Walk to Fourth Avenue Entertainment District, One mile from Tucson Convention Center, Near Centennial Hall on U of A Campus, Walk to Congress Street Entertainment District, Performing Theater, Bird watching, Hiking trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing
Other, Bed and Breakfast
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi
DVD Library, Fresh Baked Cookies in the Afternoon, Fireplace in Bower Room
Mark Hall and Paul Richard
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian