La Zarzuela B&B Inn in Tucson Arizona
La Zarzuela B&B Inn Tucson Arizona Bed and Breakfast Lodgings Accommodations


Hosts: Lew Harper and Cliff Aberham

Guestrooms: 5

Address: P.O. Box 86030, Tucson, AZ 85754 USA

Telephone: 1-888-848-8225

Activities/Attractions:  Tucson has long been a favorite of artists, boasting many galleries, local theaters and rich history of divergent European, Mexican and Indian cultures. Tucson and the Sonoran Desert offer the traveler many activities and we are uniquely poised to act as your concierge, making reservations for you in advance of your arrival. consider any of the following, let us know what you would like to do and we take care of everything.

La Zarzuela is perfectly situated in the desert; only 20 minutes from the Tucson airport, 60 miles from Nogales, Mexico, 4 hours to Sedona and 5 hours from the Grand Canyon.


"One of the best is La Zarzuela. The name means, "the operetta", and as you'll see in this month's cover story, it's a place you'll want to hang your hat. Set in the lush, cactus-covered mountains, just 10 minutes from Tucson's historic Presidio District, this Frank Lloyd Write-inspired B&B offers food and service that rivals that of the best hotels in the world. The best part, though, is sitting on the front porch and watching the moon rise off the mountains. It's a site for sore eyes, no matter where you're from."

"The beauty and tranquility of your Inn has exceeded our expectations. If we had to measure your B&B against all others they would come up short. We could have stayed until the end of time and would not get our fill. Thank you for treating us like royalty. We had the experience of a lifetime at La Zarzuela."

"La Zarzuela created a most fabulous experience. Breakfast each morning was awesome. The hospitality second to none. Your Inn has provided the ultimate getaway and made us feel as if we're miles away from the stresses of civilization."

"There is no doubt that we will return to La Zarzuela. We were fascinated and held in awe throughout our stay. From the elegant music, incredible tapas and the magic you have created will remain enchanting."


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General Information: Welcome to La Zarzuela Bed and Breakfast in Tucson, Arizona ... where the Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired architecture resonates South-western Sonoran Desert culture, with cored concrete floors and walls painted in vibrant hues. With five lovely casitas, La Zarzuela is small enough to provide you the personal level of service we are committed to, yet large enough for the vacationer to meet new people, if you wish.

Lew Harper, an aspiring chef, and Cliff Aberham, with nearly 40 years in hotel management, work in accord to deliver a level of service that rivals that of a five-star hotel. La Zarzuela offers full concierge and travel planning services, including flight and car reservations, itinerary planning, picnic lunches, reservations at fine local restaurants that best meet your needs, and a limousine service is available at a nominal price. La Zarzuela is also a magnificent backdrop for our special events. We can readily host and cater functions for small groups up to 50 people, or host corporate meetings and seminars of up to 24 people.

  • All casitas are approximately 400 ft.
  • Have private entrances and patios overlooking the Sonoran Desert
  • A private bath (with tub or shower)
  • Appointed with: refrigerator, coffee maker, hair dryer, TV video and CD player
  • Three casitas have queen beds, one has a king bed and another has two twin beds
  • All receive daily maid service
  • Gourmet breakfast is included
  • Expansive covered patios are furnished as comfortably as any family room, down to poolside lounging
  • And the pool and spa look as though they extend right into the surrounding desert
  • Fresh coffee is ready at 7:30am, and breakfast is served from 8:15 - 9:00am
  • Breakfast is a gourmet, full course meal including: baked fruit, fresh homemade pastries and a hot baked dish
  • On Sunday morning, a 4 course brunch is served. The only complaint about Zarzuela's food is that too much is served

Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Discover.

Rates: (Prices quoted in US Dollars).

$275-295/night

Rates include a full breakfast (or Continental Plus breakfast served in your Casita). Beverages and hors d'oeuvres are served at 6:00pm in the Great Room or the Sonoran Terrace.

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