Varsity Clubs of America - Tucson, AZ

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Sports-Themed Hotel Close to University and Downtown

The lobby at Varsity Clubs of America leaves no doubt as to its theme. Above the front desk there’s artwork depicting former University of Arizona basketball star Steve Kerr and a gymnast on a balance beam. With the University of Arizona campus 2 miles away, the hotel caters to those visiting town to catch Pac-12 games at the nearby stadiums. And if tickets are sold out, the hotel’s bleacher-style seating area, painted in Wildcat red and blue, faces a 103-inch plasma-screen television.

Outside, a swimming pool framed by palm trees shimmers in the desert sun. The Catalina Mountains loom above Saguaro National Park beyond the hotel’s red spanish-tile roofs. For families visiting the university or those exploring the American Southwest, the hotel provides comfortable, spacious digs close to downtown Tucson.

The lobby’s athletic theme extends to the one- and two-bedroom units, where simple contemporary furniture mixes with large canvas paintings of Arizona sports stars. Amenities include plasma TVs, pillow-top beds, and separate living rooms. Each suite also has a kitchenette with a full-size fridge, stovetop, microwave, and utensils. The bathroom’s whirlpool tub offers a spot to unwind at the end of the day.

Tucson, Arizona: Southwestern History and Culture Amid the Cacti

Tucson—or the Old Pueblo—is a bastion of southwestern culture surrounded by mountains and desert. Over the city’s long history, it’s absorbed elements from the many peoples who have lived or passed through here: Native Americans, Europeans, Latinos, and Asians to name a few. Today, this unique blend is especially evident in the downtown restaurant scene, where you can get authentic chilies rellenos, sushi, and upscale bistro fare with fine wines from nearby vintners.

Those willing to make the short trip outside of downtown can soak up the area’s gorgeous natural landscape at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, a combined botanical garden and zoo. Here, mountain lions, gila monsters, and more than 1,200 kinds of plants inhabit 21 acres of desert scenery.

Mission San Xavier del Bac, the “White Dove of the Desert,” is one of the oldest intact European structures in Arizona. This sprawling white adobe church, located about 10 miles south of downtown, was built in the 1700s. It’s a striking example of the area’s Spanish colonial architecture, with an interior adorned with frescoes and sculptures.

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What You Get

  • Stay for up to four in a one-bedroom unit or up to six in a two-bedroom unit
  • Dates into September

Policies and Fees

  • Reservations: Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • Cancellation policy: 72-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is nonrefundable; reservations made within cancellation window are nonrefundable
  • Additional fees: $100 refundable deposit due at check-in. $10 daily resort fee plus tax due at check-in.
  • Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability.

No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed.

Amenities

  • Outdoor heated pool and hot tub
  • Three-hole putting green
  • Outdoor propane grills
  • Fitness center
  • Shuttle to nearby attractions

The Fine Print

  • Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • 72-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
  • No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
  • Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
  • No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • Not valid with reward points. $100 refundable deposit due at check-in
  • $10 daily resort fee plus tax due at check-in.

Other Details

Room Details

One-Bedroom Unit

  • One king bed and one sleeper sofa
  • Standard occupancy: 4
  • Maximum occupancy: 4

Two-Bedroom Unit

  • Two king beds and one sleeper sofa
  • Standard occupancy: 6
  • Maximum occupancy: 6

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: 10 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: no pets allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • Nearest airport: Tucson International Airport (TUS; 10 miles)
  • Cab fare: about $39 from TUS, including a 15% tip

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