Sam Hughes Inn Bed and Breakfast

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


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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Innkeepers: Susan Banner



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

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

Nightly Rate: $100 - $130


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

Nightly Rate: $95 - $120


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

Nightly Rate: $115 - $125


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

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., Urban


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, Night life, 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., Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Rodeo, Ruins, Sports venue, University, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Fireplace, Library, Microwave, Parking, Walk to mass transit , Daily room cleaning, Shower Robes, Amenity Basket, Complimentary bottled water.

Room amenities

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

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 Couples must be 21 yrs. of age
  • Childcare Provided: No No small children
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Valid credit card in lieu of cash. Fifty% of total if reservation is cancelled outside the required time frame.
  • 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, El Tour de Tucson bike race, Book Festival in March, 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.



Susan Banner

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About the innkeepers

Books, words, humor, Scrabble, Bridge, gardening, antiques. Hate to be photographed so small dog is cuter.

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  • Time Served: 8:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Arizona Room, Patio - weather permitting, Dining Room

Special meal options

Vegetarian Per request

Signature Dish

Artichoke frittata
It's made with marinated artichokes and is yummy.