Instruments & Operations



Depending on your needs and the availability of transportation during your stay in Tucson, there are two areas where you may want to concentrate your search for hotels: near the University or near the airport. Additional information or hotels can be found online, we only list the more convenient venues here. Visitors must make their own lodging reservations.

City of Tucson website:

Hotels Near the University

There are several hotels that are within easy walking distance from the LBTO's Tucson offices in the Steward Observatory building on the University of Arizona's campus. Please do keep in mind that during the hotter months (May-August) walking any significant distance is not a good idea as it can be well over 90°F (32°C) even early in the morning. This map shows the location of the LBTO offices (red star) and several nearby hotels (numbered). The hotels listed below (may not be current or complete) are all within one mile (1.6km) of the Steward Observatory building, the links take you to their websites if available.

  1. Four Points Sheraton, 1900 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 520-327-7341
  2. Marriott-University Park, 880 E 2nd St, Tucson, AZ 520-792-4100
  3. La Posada Del Valle B&B, 1640 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 520-885-0883
  4. Peppertrees B&B, 724 E University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 520-622-7167
  5. Arizona Inn, 2200 E Elm St, Tucson, AZ 520-325-1541

The University also maintains a more extensive webpage of local hotels.

Hotels Near the Airport

There are a number of hotels along S. Tucson Blvd. as you exit the airport. Many will have shuttle service to and from the airport. These can be a convenient option if your flight will arrive in Tucson late or will leave early the next day. This map shows the hotel locations within one mile of the airport terminal according to mapquest (Aug 2011). No claim is made as to the completeness or correctness of this list.