Catalina Park Inn Bed and Breakfast

309 East 1st Street, Tucson, Arizona 85705
Innkeeper(s): Mark Hall and Paul Richard
 
  • Introduction

    This stately Tucson home built in 1927 retains many original details. Since opening as Catalina Park Inn Bed and Breakfast in 1994, innkeepers Paul Richard and Mark Hall have been offering their guests friendly hospitality and comfortable accommodations in a relaxed environment.

    Six guest rooms are smartly appointed sanctuaries of privacy that combine time-tested standards with modern conveniences. Four rooms are located in the main house and two rooms are located in a detached building within the walled courtyard and desert garden.

    Each guest room is unique in decoration but all offer you a private bathroom, fabulously comfortable bed with great linens and high quality pillows and sumptuous robes. Each room also offers TV/DVD, Wi-Fi, an AM/FM CD stereo with iPod dock and other amenities.

    Need extended stay accommodations? Consider renting Casa Amapola, our three bedroom vacation rental located in the foothills of the Tucson Mountains about eight miles northwest of the Inn.

    Morning at the inn begins with a glorious breakfast in the dining room. Plenty of assertively brewed European-roast coffee often sparks lively conversation and accompanies Paul's Famous Banana Bread and house specialties such as Croissant French Toast with Very Berry Sauce or Southwestern Breakfast Burrito. Whatever the day's menu, you will feel sufficiently fueled to tackle a canyon hike, sight seeing or shopping spree. When you return to the inn from your day, fix yourself a cup of tea and have a couple of Mark's homemade cookies.

    The inn is equipped for high-speed wireless internet access. Bring your wireless-capable laptop and work anywhere on the property. There is also a computer in the living room for checking email and surfing the web should you decide to leave your equipment at home. All rooms have DVD players and we invite you to borrow a film from our growing DVD collection or bring your own. On the main floor is the Butler's Pantry where you will find wine glasses, openers, ice, a fridge, a microwave, and a coffee maker set to brew coffee for very early risers.


    Wonderful desert gardens surround the inn and there are several interesting spaces where you may follow the sun or seek out a bit of shade. Over the years we have amassed quite a variety of cactus and succulents. Many birds stop by the fountain in the West Garden for a quick drink and bath.

    Catalina Park Inn Bed and Breakfast is centrally located on a quiet residential street in Tucson's West University Historic District. Within blocks are the University of Arizona and the eclectic shops and cafes of Fourth Avenue and University Boulevard. Tucson Convention Center is one mile away. We are close enough to the major boulevards and highways to make travel convenient to attractions such as: The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Kartchner Caverns, Saguaro National Park, Gates Pass, Sabino Canyon, Bisbee, Tombstone, Tubac, Mission San Xavier del Bac, The Center for Creative Photography at the U of A, and others.

    Whether you are traveling to Tucson for business or pleasure you will find Catalina Park Inn Bed and Breakfast offers you a high degree of comfort, privacy, and friendly service.

  • Breakfast

    Morning at the inn begins with a glorious breakfast in the dining room served between 8-9am.

    Should you have an early hike planned or a flight to catch we are happy to set up a continental breakfast in the Butler's Pantry to take with you. We will try to accommodate your special dietary needs as best we can.  

    Plenty of assertively brewed European-roast coffee often sparks lively conversation and accompanies Paul’s Famous Banana Bread and house specialties such as Croissant French Toast with Very Berry Sauce or Southwestern Breakfast Burrito.

    Innkeeper Mark has formal culinary training. He turns out a pretty respectable scone and bakes artisan bread several times each week. He and Paul like to prepare fresh, classic dishes with a minimum of fuss.

    Whatever the day's menu, you will feel sufficiently fueled to tackle a canyon hike, sight seeing or shopping spree. When you return to the inn from your day, fix yourself a cup of tea and have a couple homemade cookies.

  • The Garden

    Wonderful gardens surround the inn. Sit and relax by a fountain, do a bit of birdwatching and enjoy the blue skies of Tucson. We have added many new plants to our large beds of native vegetation over the past serveral seasons. You will be amazed at the variety of succulents, cacti and other plants that can withstand the rigors of the desert. Yet, believe it or not, cactus like to have a bit of shade too!

  • What Guests are Saying About CPI

    I've never had a more comfortable week away from home on business – Your gracious home and manner made it almost seem like a vacation! V.K., Boston, MA

    Thank you for taking such lovely care of this home, for your attention to its every detail and for sharing it with us. We've had a memorable time here. M.F., Steamboat Springs, CO

    Our brief stay at your in may well have been the highlight of our trip. Your lovely home and gracious attention to every detail is nothing short of world class! E.E., Worcester, MA

    What a refreshing change from the usual B&B cuteness – (cabbage-rose wallpaper, forced togetherness, wicker furniture in every corner). It's so relaxing to feel your obvious pleasure in running a house and a kitchen. Thanks again. A.A., New York, NY

    Thanks for making our introduction to Tucson so enjoyable; we certainly want to return. You made us feel elegantly cared for. D.C., Denver, CO



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    Catalina Park Inn, Tucson, Arizona
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  • Directions to the Inn

    From I-10 East (Phoenix and Points North and West):
    I-10 East: Exit at #257-Speedway Blvd/University of Arizona.
    At end of ramp turn left at traffic light.
    Go one mile and turn right at traffic light at Fourth Avenue.
    Go one block, turn right on E. 1st Street.
    We are at 309--end of block on right.

    From Tucson Airport:
    The road leading out of the terminal is Tucson Boulevard. Take it for about 3 miles.
    It will bend slightly to left at traffic light and become Benson Highway.
    Follow it for about half a mile and at the traffic light turn right on Kino Parkway.
    Follow this road all the way into town. When Kino crosses Broadway it will become Campbell Boulevard.
    Stay in the left lane and follow past the University of Arizona campus.
    Turn left on Speedway Boulevard. Go 2 miles and turn left at the 4th Avenue traffic light.
    Go one block and turn right on E. 1st Street. We are at 309 at end of block on right.

    From I-10 West (Points South and East):
    Exit at #257-Speedway Blvd/University of Arizona.
    At end of ramp turn right at traffic light.
    Go one mile and turn right at traffic light at Fourth Avenue.
    Go one block, turn right on E. 1st Street.
    We are at 309--end of block on right.