With its pleasant orange tree–shaded pool area and 14 acres of landscaping, this in-town high-rise hotel, midway between the airport and downtown Tucson, is something of an in-town budget resort (the Randolph Park municipal golf course is right across the street, and the University of Arizona baseball stadium is within easy walking distance). Guest rooms boast bright colors and bold contemporary designs, and there’s a big exercise room by the pool. The hotel does a lot of convention business and sometimes feels crowded, but the gardens, with their citrus trees (feel free to pick the fruit) and lawns, are always tranquil. Guest rooms are divided between a nine-story tower that offers views of the valley (even-numbered rooms face the heated outdoor pool, odd-numbered rooms face the mountains) and a two-story building with patio rooms overlooking the garden and pool area.