This boutique golf resort at the base of the Santa Catalina Mountains shares the same two Tom Fazio–designed golf courses as Loews Ventana Canyon Resort. Stay here, though, and you’ll get more personal service, since the Lodge at Ventana Canyon is part of a gated country club community; when you stay here you feel more like a resident than a hotel guest, and it has a more relaxed feel than the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Resort or the Omni Tucson National Resort. Accommodations are in spacious suites, most of which have mission-style furnishings, small kitchens, large bathrooms with oversize tubs, and walls of windows facing the mountains. A few units have balconies, cathedral ceilings, and spiral stairs that lead to sleeping lofts. The third hole of the resort’s Mountain Course is one of Tucson’s most photographed holes.