Adobe Rose Inn Bed & Breakfast

940 N. Olsen Ave., Tucson, Arizona 85719
Innkeeper(s): Marion and Jim Hook
  • Our beautiful entry way welcomes you to explore our inn and its pool and patios.

    Our beautiful entry way welcomes you to explore our inn and its pool and patios.

  • Our hot tub is a great way to relax and rejuvenate after a long day of exploring the Tucson region.

    Our hot tub is a great way to relax and rejuvenate after a long day of exploring the Tucson region.

 
  • Introduction

    A Warm Welcome Awaits You At the Adobe RoseOriginally built in 1933, the Adobe Rose Inn Bed and Breakfast is located in the historic Sam Hughes neighborhood in Central Tucson, just two blocks east of the University of Arizona (UA). Nestled in this architecturally diverse neighborhood, the Adobe Rose Inn is an ideal stop for vacationers, parents of students, and professional travelers.

    The Adobe Rose Inn B&B offers 6 unique rooms, all with private baths. Amenities of the B and B include swimming pool, spa, and wireless internet (WiFi). All rooms are fully appointed with private bathrooms, cable TV, hair dryers, robes, irons, ironing boards, and coffee makers replete with gourmet coffee, teas and hot chocolate. Some rooms have fireplaces, microwave ovens, and mini-refrigerators.

    For vacationers, we are within walking distance of many of Tucson's attractions, including museums, shops, UA and restaurants. Because we are centrally located and close to major highways, visitors can easily access many of Southeastern Arizona's parks, caverns, artist colonies and golf courses.

    Beautiful Gardens


    The professional traveler can walk to UA, drive to downtown in 5 - 10 minutes or to the airport in 20 minutes. Our wireless internet connection enables the professional to catch up on e-mails, while our quiet neighborhood aids in getting a good night's rest. Both the vacationer and professional will enjoy leisurely strolls through our neighborhood, perfect for collecting thoughts, planning the next day's events, or just enjoying the diverse architecture in our neighborhood.

     



    Beautiful Gardens

    As a guest at Adobe Rose Inn Bed and Breakfast, you can expect a clean, quiet, comfortable room with private bath and shower, cable TV and telephone for local calls.

    The Adobe Rose Inn is proud of the Awards it has won over the past several years

    • Better Business Bureau Ethics Award
    • Wells Fargo NAWBO Trailblazer Award
    • SASIE Award
    • Enterprising Women Finalist
    • Experience AZ editor's pick for Accommodations
    • Top Five Romantic Inns in the West
       

    Take A Dip in Our Refreshing Swimming Pool
    Our refreshing pool is the perfect way to relax after a day of sightseeing or professional meetings.

    You'll wake up to an irresistible breakfast, be able to enjoy our refreshing swimming pool, relax in the spa or simply relax with a good book by the fireplace. We also offer wireless broadband internet access. We also offer a computer with wireless broadband internet access. The inn is surrounded by tall, thick walls and natural desert landscaping which provide privacy and act as a sound barrier.

    Experience Peace and Tranquility
    Marion and Jim Hook are excited to be the innkeepers of the Adobe Rose Inn. Both feel that their previous careers have been invaluable in helping them establish one of the most sought after bed and breakfasts in Tucson.

    Marion worked in the field of education, both domestically and abroad, for more than 30 years. For the past 2 decades before coming to the Adobe Rose Inn, she developed programs for international guests of the US government. Her work often involved hosting international dignitaries for an evening, a weekend or several weeks. She even prepared and served lunch to former Indonesian President Habibi.

    The Perfect Place for A Glass of Wine

    Jim worked in the people side of Information Technology for over 30 years as a systems designer, as a management consultant, and as a sales executive. Several themes have been consistent throughout Jim's diverse careers - excellent, high quality customer service; flexibility and enjoying people.

    Marion and Jim's interests include travel (they've traveled to 15 international countries and most of the States in the US), lively conversation, food, global events, and blues, jazz, and rock 'n roll. They welcome the opportunity to host you at the Adobe Rose Inn and make you feel welcome in their home.

    Bountiful Beauty

    Many Places to Sit Back and RelaxSurrounded By The Beauty of NatureYou Won't Believe Our Spectacular Arizona Sunsets

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Jim and Marion Hook for sharing their own secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Great location – We are two blocks from the University of Arizona, near downtown, and a short driving distance to most attractions.

    Beautiful Inn & Rooms – Our guests enjoy the adobe architecture of our inn, the southwestern décor, built in stained glass windows, custom tile work, antique and custom designed furniture and original works of art by local artists.

    Breakfasts – Our guests rave about our breakfasts.  Each morning we serve an irresistible three course breakfast consisting of fresh fruit, a delicious entrée, and a scone, coffee cake or muffin.  Our guests often comment about the fascinating conversations at our breakfast table.  Because of our close proximity to the University, we often have international guests at our inn. 

    Customer Service – Superb customer service is our mission. We strive to make our guests feel welcome and at home in our inn and comments in our guest book tell us that we are successful. Additionally, we are excellent concierges who help our guests find restaurants, entertainment, attractions, shopping, and many other unique points of interest in Tucson. 

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    We are best known for our irresistible breakfasts.  For example, our most requested breakfast is steel cut oatmeal, home made maple cream and home made banana ice cream, named the “beige breakfast” by one of our guests who always requests that it is served at least twice when he stays with us. We are unique because we accommodate all dietary restrictions and preferences and have been certified by the Southern Arizona Celiac Support Group.  What we love most about our inn are the wonderful, diverse guests we host who bring us a world view of current events and amazing information from everything from astrobiology to cross fit training. 

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    Diversity is the #1 reason to visit Tucson.  Visitors can find it in our cultural heritage and geography – where else can you go from the rugged terrain of the Mexican desert to the rugged terrain of the Canadian Rockies in an hour and a half? Our diversity also lies in our independently owned restaurants which encompass culinary delights 6 continents and includes countries such as Bosnia, Ethiopia, Thailand, Indonesia, Spain, Russia and Poland, not to mention 23 miles of Mexican restaurants.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    One of our guests provided this review:
     
    “I cannot recommend the Adobe Rose highly enough. A lovely, comfortable room to sleep in, an amazing gourmet breakfast every morning, long chats in the afternoon, and the compassion of nearly perfect strangers was the only thing that held us together for that first week in Tucson. Jim and Marion were the perfect hosts, made us feel like family, and just gave their all to help us in a very difficult time! “
    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    The best kept secret in Tucson is the friendliness of the people.  Our guests frequently tell us that the people they meet on the streets of Tucson are very friendly and helpful.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    a. Take time to enjoy our top attractions such as the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, San Xavier Mission, Biosphere 2, the Pima Air & Space Museum and at least one of several art museums.
     
    b. Take the walking tour of downtown to learn about the city’s history and culture, enjoy our local restaurants and coffee shops such as Café Poca Cosa, Casa Vincente, The Hub, 47 Scott and Sparkroot Coffee Bar and Fare.
     
    c. Walk through the University of Arizona Campus and visit the on campus attractions such as the State Museum, Museum of Art, Center for Creative Photography.  Enjoy the performing arts on campus and the athletic events.
     
    d. Take a hike through some of the many mountain or desert trails in the Tucson area.  Tucson is surrounded by mountains and hundreds of hiking trails that provide breath taking views of the desert.
    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    The University of Arizona is two blocks from our inn, as are quaint shops, restaurants, and pubs that are fun to explore.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Tucson has many unique and locally owned restaurants.  Many of these serve locally grown vegetables, fruit and locally grown meat.  One of our favorite restaurants is Café Poca Cosa.  Their cuisine is Mexican Gourmet, with a constantly changing menu that only appears on a chalk board.  The food is always fresh and imaginative.  For example, one evening we were served steak tips in a plum chipotle sauce.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    The Visit Tucson website – www.visittucson.org – provides a wealth of information on Tucson and Southern Arizona, including attractions, events, and restaurants.  www.tripadvisor.com is another.

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    The Adobe Rose Inn has six rooms, one which is a suite that can accommodate up to 4 people and two rooms which can accommodate up to 3 people.  In total, we can accommodate 16 guests.

    Do you accept pets?

    No, we do not accept pets.  There are several pet friendly accommodations nearby that we can recommend. 

     

  • Breakfast

    Our Delicious Buttermilk Scones

    The Adobe Rose Inn is known for its irresistible, 3 course breakfasts. Upon request, we proudly serve delicious vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free breakfasts. We also accommodate guests who have food allergies or other dietary restrictions. The Adobe Rose Inn also manufactures a delicious Buttermilk Scone Mix. Information on our scones can be found at www.aroseinn.com/scones.

    "The breakfast may only be described by a poet,
    since that is 'culinary poetry.'" - NS, Denmark

    Typical Menus

    • Baked grapefruit
    • Oatmeal pancakes with caramelized apples
    • Pork/chicken sausage
    • Fresh out of the oven blueberry muffins
    • Watermelon with fresh mint and lime juice
    • Spinach cheese enchiladas with Mexican chorizo, sour cream and roasted tomato salsa
    • Fresh out of the oven Mexican chocolate cake
    • Strawberries with sour cream/cinnamon dressing
    • Brie and apple omelets
    • Canadian bacon
    • Fresh out of the oven lime/coconut scones

    Enjoy A Delicious Breakfast Each Morning

    We cater to people with food allergies!

    • Gluten Free
    • Plums with cinnamon sugar
    • Gluten free pancakes
    • Crispy pork/chicken bacon
    • Fresh out of the oven gluten/dairy free breakfast bread from Miracle Munchies
    • Diary Free
    • Fresh peach sorbet
    • Homemade date granola with pears
    • Fresh out of the oven gluten/dairy free breakfast bread from Miracle Munchies
    • Vegan
    • Pears with candied ginger
    • Oatmeal with maple syrup and soy cream
    • Fresh out of the oven vegan breakfast bread from Miracle Munchies
    Want to take some of that "poetry" home with you to enjoy or give to a friend? We've lovingly created a scrumptious scone mix for our guests and specialty retailers to purchase. You can also purchase the Adobe Rose Inn Buttermilk Scone mix from our website.
  • Attractions and Activities

    Attractions

    Activities

    • Hiking
    • Bicycling
    • Mountain Biking
    • Horseback Riding
    • Bird Watching
    • Rock Climbing
    • Golfing
    • Theater
    • University of Arizona Football, Basketball, Baseball, Volleyball

    Dance/ Music Clubs

    • Plush
    • Club Congress

    Casinos

    • Casino del Sol
    • Desert Diamond

    Click here for the AZ Daily Star Activity Calendar

  • Guest Comments

    I came by myself and never felt alone. What a wonderful experience for a "first timer" to Tucson. My time here was wonderful and although I am sad to leave my son at UA, I leave with a sense of retreat and relaxing that I have not experienced for a long time. I look forward to my visit in October and I look forward to my stay here at the Adobe Rose. (Glad I made reservations early!) Blessings to all who stay here. You will be well cared for.
    -BP, Winuitka, IL

    I enjoyed very much staying here at your wonderful Adobe Rose. It was great to return from the Canyons to this place. The breakfast may only be described by a poet, since that is "culinary poetry."
    NS, Denmark

    We really enjoyed our 6 days at your lovely bed and breakfast. Jim and Marion, you were so helpful, interesting, and fun to know. Tucson became lovelier because of our stay here. Thank you very much. See you again!
    I & RG, Westfield NJ

    Thanks so much for such a very pleasant and homey stay - it was quite "brilliant"! Breakfasts were delicious - when we could be bothered to get up for them. Breakfast conversations were always interesting - pancakes with intellect. What fun! Thanks for tending to and providing shade for the cacti that were bought.
    N & P, UK


    I came out here to this hot, sunny, dry desert from Iceland and was welcomed in such a way that it felt like I was at home still, in my little apartment in Reykjavile. To start and adventure in a foreign country at the Adobe Rose Inn is such a warm welcome that the heat, sun, and the strangeness of it all makes the challenge easy, fun, and a very positive experience. Thank you both for a wonderful welcome at this turning point in my life.
    RQ, Reykjavile Iceland

    We loved to our stay for the past 2 nights - Nogales & Tubac were just as you described - had a great time, bought loads of good stuff - your advice was right on target - enjoyed your breakfasts - Thanks for being the perfect down-to-earth hosts. We were so comfortable here. Enjoyed the Southwest décor and, of course, the pool.
    K & ML Palm Harbor FL

    The Adobe Rose Inn is the best place we have stayed at. It felt like staying at home, and it was great staying here being it was my first weeks away from home. Thanks for making my move to Tucson so much easier, for taking care of every single detail, for recommending great places to dine. Thank you such a welcoming and loving place. I will greatly miss Marion's delicious breakfasts and intelligent comments and all Jim's advice. I hope my family and friends have the opportunity to stay here some time. Thank you so much.
    PD Mexico City Mexico

    We really enjoyed our 6 days at your lovely bed and breakfast. Jim and Marion, you were so helpful, interesting, and fun to know. Tucson became even lovelier because of our stay here. Thank you very much.
    I & RG Westfield NJ

    I LOVED this place! It was so relaxing and the pool was great! Thank you for a wonderful stay and for making my first taste of Tucson memorable. ☺
    LM St. Louis MO

    The Adobe Rose is definitely a home away from & Mom doesn't cook as well! (shh, don't tell!) It's always relaxing to come here and chill, instead of being stuffed in a small, stinky hotel room. We all appreciated your hospitality. We'll see you at the next Rock Show!
    J & PR CA

  • How to Find Us

    The Adobe Rose Inn is centrally located in Tucson, and so is just minutes from many of the places you'll want to be.

    From I-10, (from Phoenix)

    • Take Exit 257 (Speedway) and go east on Speedway Blvd
    • To Campbell Avenue, approximately 2.5 miles
    • Continue through the intersection of Speedway and Campbell, go two blocks to Olsen Avenue 
    • Turn right and go 2 blocks to 2nd Street 
    • We're on the Southeast corner of 2nd and Olsen

    From I-10 (heading West from Willcox)

    • Exit at Campbell Avenue/Kino Parkway
    • Follow the street North past Broadway Blvd. to 2nd Street 
    • Turn right and go two blocks to the corner of Olsen and 2nd Streets
 
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