Omni Tucson tees up ultimate resort experience

Tucson, Arizona is synonymous with luxurious resort lodging and world-class golf. One of the pillars of the resort golf community is Omni Tucson National—where for more than two decades the resort played host to the prestigious PGA “Tucson Open” tournament.

My stay at the Omni Tucson National Resort was actually my very first Omni property visit. One of the initial things I noticed upon my arrival was the fact that there was no front desk; rather the check in process is more like a concierge experience. Even though there were other guests being attended to, my traveling companion and I were greeted immediately by a staff member who got the process started for us.  As our turn approached, we sat down with the attendant who provided us with all the necessary information about the resort, answered our questions and proceeded to have a porter show us to our room.

Many of the rooms at the Tucson Omni have been newly renovated and are simply spectacular.  I thought they had given us a suite, but actually their standard rooms just feel that way.  The accommodations are quite spacious at 600 square feet and have a desert chic feel with hues representative of the rugged landscape.  Our room had a private terrace with breathtaking views of the golf course and the Santa Catalina Mountains in the distance.  The avocado and chocolate brown leather furnishings were ultra comfortable, with two high-back chairs, loveseat and large ottoman.  The king size bed was wondrously comfortable and included feather down pillows and triple-sheeting linens.

The bathroom was decorated using high quality materials like travertine marble countertop and tub, while the shower was lined in slate…all accented with modern fixtures.   There was also a separate vanity, which is great for couples wanting some space while getting ready.  We really appreciated the large walk-in closet that allowed us to keep our luggage out of sight, and, out of our way.

There were two services included in the resort stay that were a pleasant surprise.

  • First was the evening ice-bucket service. Housekeeping comes by around 5pm just to see if you might need some ice.
  • The second was a morning refreshment service.  You place a hanger on the door indicating what time you’d like it delivered and they’ll provide you with two items per person.  Coffee and juice for example.

The Tucson Omni seems more like a boutique resort as far as the room count and attention-to-detail is concerned.  They have 128 guest rooms with 23 haciendas for folks needing a bit more space.  While the resort my not have hundreds of rooms, the property is expansive and all-encompassing.  Here are some of the highlights:

  • Resort is situated on 650 acres
  • 36-hole championship golf course
  • 13,000 s.f. spa facility
  • Ballroom with eight meeting rooms
  • Huge negative-edge pool with hot tub and five private cabanas
  • Three on-site restaurants
  • Several outdoor relaxation/lounge areas with fireplaces/fire pits

During our stay we opted to try the spa for a couple of Swedish massage treatments.  The resort spa experience is really like none other.  The pampered feeling you get by the amenities and top-notch service are hard to match at a local day spa.  It all starts with the check-in where you receive a key to an individual locker where you leave your clothes,  don a plush terrycloth robe and relax in an expansive lounge for your therapist.  The lounge has refreshments and other distractions such as a T.V.  Moments later you are escorted to a private room that’s warm and relaxing.  After enjoying my soothing massage it was back to the locker room where I just had to use some of the amenities, such as the sauna and whirlpool tub.  You’ll also find showers and countless accoutrements to help you get ready for your next resort activity.

There is so much to see, do and explore at the Omni Tucson that you really don’t have to leave the grounds. During our stay we had a lovely dinner at the “Legends Bar & Grill,” which offers an awesome outdoor patio with large fireplace as the focal point.  They also have a nice pool room for some recreation before or after dinner.  We wanted to try the acclaimed “Bob’s Steak House,” but it’s closed on Sunday and Monday, the two nights that we just happened to be there.

The Omni Tucson National Resort has it all—from the picturesque setting at the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains, fine dining at Bob’s Steak & Chop House, to the lush fairways of its 36-hole desert-style golf course, and relaxing spa with host of services. Tucson is a world-class city rich in history with a plethora of sights and activities to enjoy. If you’ve never been to the southwest before, you simply must put it on your bucket list.  If you plan a trip to Tucson, I have no doubt that the Omni Tucson National Resort will be able to accommodate all of your lodging needs.

Click the following link to see more of my pictures from the Omni Tucson National Resort.

If you’ve ever stayed at the Omni in Tucson, Arizona, please leave a comment below and share your experience with my readers and me.  Tell us your favorite aspect or activity at the resort.

Omni Tucson National Resort information:

2727 West Club Drive
Tucson, Arizona 85742

(520) 297-2271
Omni Tucson National Resort

Notes: The Omni is located 30 minutes from the Tucson airport and 90 minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.

Mike Shubic

Mike Shubic is a seasoned road trip travel video blogger, traversing the byways of the world looking for those hidden gems of the road. From unique destinations, unexpected discoveries, creative cuisine, intriguing inns to exciting attractions…the road is his page. The experiences are his ink. And every 300 miles, a new chapter begins. Whether you live vicariously or by example, Mike will do the exploring so you can have an adventure.


  1. I’ve been to many Omni properties, and all have been great experiences. The Omni Tucson is one of my favorite for many of the reasons you mention: friendly and personal service, large and comfortable rooms, amenities and the beautiful property. The last time I was there, I told the manager we were celebrating my daughter’s 21st birthday. They asked what her favorite cake was, and then sent to our room a red velvet cake with balloons and a card signed by the whole staff. What a great treat for her!

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