Mon Ami Bed and Breakfast

5902 E. 9th Street , Tucson, AZ 85711 USA (Show map)
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Mon Ami Bed and Breakfast, in central Tucson, is situated in a tranquil residential neighborhood with acres of unspoiled desert landscape and unfettered views of the Catalina Mountains. It’s close to everything! Within walking distance of shopping and entertainment at Park Place Mall, and a quick drive to “restaurant row” -- enjoy the cuisine of your choice. The University of Arizona, downtown Tucson and beautiful Sabino Canyon are just 10 to 15 minutes away. If you desire an invigorating jog or relaxing stroll in the desert, they’re just outside the front door.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.7

A Great Place to Stay!

5 on May 07, 2018

My husband and I spent a long weekend at this wonderful bed and breakfast. Pat, the owner, is a terrific hostess and wonderful cook, who made sure that we had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable.

Lovely place to stay in Tucson

4.4 on April 02, 2016

Stayed two nights this last week. The house and my room were charming; the back yard very lovely and quiet even though this is right in town! Wonderful hostess who is a great cook. It was really just right for the short get away I was looking for. So much better than a hotel! Hope to return some day!

Fabulous Stay

4.4 on May 03, 2014

We stayed at this wonderful Bed and Breakfast in mid-April for 4 nights! It was wonderful. We were in the La Vie En Rose Suite and it is beautiful. It was spacious, linens were wonderful, and the room was incredibly comfortable. We had never stayed at a Bed and Breakfast, but Pat made us right at home showing us around. Breakfasts every morning were huge and delicious. She asked if we had any dietary considerations and then daily remembered what we requested! The yard is beautiful and allows you to feel secluded even though we were close to a busy street. It was too cool for the pool but the hot tub was wonderful after a nice day of hiking in the area. We enjoyed meeting the new guests that were there when we were and especially enjoyed Pat's recommendations for places to go visit and eat in the area. I would highly recommend Mon Ami.

Wonderful B and B!!

5 on March 14, 2012

Mon Ami was the perfect place for our 5-night stay. The house is located on a quiet street only two blocks from East Broadway Boulevard, where a mall, Starbucks and several restaurants are located. After a day of sightseeing we walked to Starbucks for coffee, and then relaxed with our coffees back at Mon Ami in the large sunny patio area. Our room was the very spacious La Vie en Rose room. Besides the comfortable king size bed, the room was furnished with a couch, and two chairs facing the fireplace. The room lighting was very good. The large ensuite bathroom had plenty of counter space, good lighting, and a large mirror. There was a coffeepot and the small under counter refrigerator stocked with water bottles and even a couple of cans of V-8! The reasons we like staying in a B and B are the breakfasts and being able to learn about the area from the owner. Pat’s breakfasts were FABULOUS, and each day’s menu was different. During these marvelous breakfasts we enjoyed visiting with Pat, who is a great conversationalist, with a good sense of humor. She gave us lots of information about the area, including good places to eat. All in all, our stay was quite enjoyable, and if we ever are in Tucson again, we will stay at Mon Ami!

The best place in Tucson to get away

4.2 on May 24, 2011

My husband and I spent 3 glorious nights at Mon Ami. The food was fabulous, the room was very comfortable and the overall atmosphere was warm and friendly. It is very centrally located so you can get anywhere within minutes but you would never know you were in the center of town. It was fun in the evening seeing the bunnies in the front yard. I would recommend it to anyone who is going to be in the Tucson area I am sure we will be back again and again.

You won't be disappointed...

4.0 on April 14, 2011

I recently stayed two nights at Mon Ami in the French Country Suite. I chose Mon Ami for the location to school and I was quite impressed with my room and sitting area. I had my own private entrance and each morning I was presented with the most delicious breakfast. I didn't want to go home! Pat was the perfect hostess and I highly recommend Mon Ami to anyone wanting to get away and enjoy such a special place. Angie - Casa Grande, AZ

Exceptional hospitality, value, and comfort

4.8 on January 07, 2011

We stayed at the Mon Ami on January 6, 2011, the night after our flight to Tucson, before we drove further to southeast Arizona's sky islands for hiking and birding. We stayed in the cottage and it was very comfortable, clean, and quiet, and had wifi and TV and a kitchen. The location is close to the center of Tucson and convenient for dining, shopping, or visiting University of Arizona. Our hostess, Pat Sparks, was very friendly, hospitable, and intellectual. She teaches nutrition at the U of A and cooked a wonderful breakfast to accommodate our gluten-free needs and our schedule.

"Oustanding" just about covers it.

5 on November 28, 2010

My mother and I visited for a fitness conference. We booked months in advance. When I first called, I expressed excitement over the jacuzzi, only to be told it was not in working order. Disheartened, I still made the reservation because of the private location, garden, pool, and friendly demeanor of Pat. As a side note, we were given the preferred rate, even though our stay was the last night of the off season and the first two nights of the winter season. That was enough of an insentive to solidify our decision, despite the many B&Bs in the area. Not too long after the initial call, I received an email stating the jacuzzi was restored to working order and would be ready for our visit. This pleased us quite a bit, as we hoped to go from working out all day to relaxing in the warmth of the jetted water. Once we arrived, every detail was covered. Breakfast was beyond our imaginations; my mother ate asparagus AND LIKED IT! Cleanliness and comfort ruled our shared room. The huge bed was extremely blissful and the high-quality fold-out sofa in the sitting room also provided a good night's sleep. We were sad to leave this lovely establishment and hospitality therein. We felt it was a wonderful value and plan to return, should be we seek temporary lodging anywhere near Tucson, AZ.

Outstanding experience!

5 on February 11, 2010

Mon Ami was one of my best B&B experiences ever. The location is central, but private. The room was lovely with a modern bathroom and cosy gas fireplace. And the breakfasts, served by our host Pat on elegant china, were beyond surperb. We stayed a week and enjoyed delicious free trade coffee and a different gourmet breakfast every day - with muffins or sweet breads to go! I would highly recommend it to anyone planning to visit Tucson.

The Cuisine was a culinary delight

5 on January 31, 2010

We chose Mon Ami based largely on its location. We were attending a family reunion and wanted to be close to the family. We were pleasantly surprised at what a beautiful place we were in and how pleasant our hostess, Pat Sparks was. We discovered that Pat, who is now on the faculty of the University in the food department had run a French restaurant for many years. The breakfasts, of course, were both imaginative and delightful. Pat herself is a charming witty and very pleasant person. The family decided to hire her to cater a meal for our family meeting and it was truly a pleasure. We would certainly return to Mon Ami and recommend it to others.

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Rooms & Rates

French Country

The French Country Suite features a small sitting room and bed room. It is tastefully decorated with a Southwestern color scheme and includes a Queen-sized bed, as well as a plush futon that can be converted to a second comfortable (inner spring mattress) full size bed. The adjoining bath has a seated shower and could accommodate lightly handicapped guests.

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

$85 - $115

La Vie en Rose

The La Vie En Rose Suite is an inviting room with a conversation area focusing on brick hearth and fireplace. It also features a King-sized bed (that can be converted to two twins) with adjoining bath. There is cable television with DVD/VCR, phone, books and video tapes. Our small size assures you the maximum amount of privacy. Step outside the La Vie En Rose Suite to an enclosed patio adjacent to the Jacuzzi.

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

$98 - $135

Petite Cottage

The Petite Cottage is a very charming guest house that has views of both the mountains and the garden. With a queen size bed, off-the-wall full-size bed and a futon, it can easily accommodate a family. This quaint cottage also has a kitchen with refrigerator, stove, microwave, coffee pot, cooking utensils and dishes, which make it a perfect destination for a lengthy stay in the Old Pueblo.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

$100 - $140

Check Dates


Location Type



Tucson, AZ (TUS) 12 miles

Directions to property:

Take I-10 East to Tucson. Exit at Orange Grove Road. (Immediately after turning onto Orange Grove get into the far right lane.) At the second light, make a right. You will now be on River Road. Continue on River Road, through the intersection with Campbell Ave. At the second light after the Campbell intersection, to stay on River Road, you would need to make a left hand turn. Don’t do that. Continue going forward/straight through that light. You are now on Alvernon Way. Proceed on Alvernon Way until it intersects 5th Street. (Speedway Blvd is the major intersection just before 5th and once you pass this street, you will want to get into the left lane.) Turn left onto Fifth Street, proceed about 3 mi. (the main intersection before you will need to make a right hand turn is 5th and Craycroft Once you pass Craycroft, there is a school on the right about (.5 mile from the intersection) – Sewell Elementary. At the eastern boundary of the school or the third possible right hand turn, turn right on to Sahuara Ave. This street dead ends at the drive of Mon Ami B and B at 5902 East 9th St. It is the home to the right as you sit at Sahuara and 9th Street. Red brick with white trim.

Area Attractions

Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Performing Theater, Religious Services

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Radio, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 4:30 -7 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Must be at least 20 feet from any doors or windows
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other
  • Deposit Amount Required: For stays of three nights or less a 50 percent deposit is required. For stays of four nights or longer a 25 percent deposit is required to hold the reservation.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations -- Full refund if cancellation is made 15 days prior to arrival dates, less a $40.00 per room charge



Patricia Sparks

Languages spoken


Check Dates




  • Time Served: 7-8:30 or quest request
  • Serving Location: in the garden when seasonal, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

We serve savory and fruit crepes. Fruit crepes use fresh in season fruit so will vary. Savory frequently feature an asparagus, proscuitto and provolone filling with a light tomato hollandaise.