Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort

Tucson, Arizona

5501 N. Hacienda del Sol Road
Tucson, Arizona 85718
United States
At A Glance
Opened 1929
Renovated 2015
Guest Rooms 59
Suites 7
King Rooms 33
Check in 3:00 PM
Check out 11:00 AM
Smoking rooms No
Pets allowed Yes
Self parking Complimentary
Valet parking Complimentary
Seasonal Rates: High Low Shoulder
Number of Meeting Rooms 8
Ideal Group Size 100
Max Group Size 120


Resort Fee none
Room Tax 12.05
Sales Tax 6.1

Airport Proximity

Tucson Intl Airport
25 min 16 miles (26 km)
Coffee / Tea
High-speed Internet
Handicap Parking
Business services available
Pet Friendly
Eco friendly
Flexible Meeting Space
Group rates for 7 guest rooms
Meeting rooms w/natural lighting
Spa Treatments
Horseback Riding on site
Health Club/ Fitness Center
Wine Classes
Culinary Classes
Nature Trails
Two Outdoor Pools/Hot tubs
Golf within 5 minutes
350 days of Sunshine
Cycling friendly
Live Music Nightly
Sabino Canyon
DeGrazia Art Museum
Kartchner Caverns State Park
Mount Lemmon
Arizona Sonora Desert Museum
Old Tucson Studios
University of Arizona Photograhy Center
Arizona State Museum
Saguaro National Park East and West
Pima Air Museum
La Encantada Upscale Shopping Center
San Xavier Mission
Dining, Food & Beverage
Onsite Dining: Capacity
Casa Feliz Private Dining
Custom Menus
Casa Luna
Custom Menus
Hacienda Room Private Dining
Custom Menus
Custom Menus
Terraza Garden Patio and Lounge
Tapas/Southwestern Cuisine
The Grill
American Regional Cuisine
F&B Averages:
Breakfast Buffet $35.00 Cont. $19.95
Lunch Buffet $25.00 Plated $26.00
Dinner Buffet $59.00 Plated $48.00
Coffee Break $16.00
2-Hour Open Bar N/A
Meeting Space
Largest Meeting Room 3,000 ft²
Indoor Meeting Space 8,000 ft²
Indoor/Outdoor Meeting Space 10,000 ft²
Capacity Chart
Casa Feliz (has 3 levels) 1,900 (main) 45 x 26 10 60 100 150 200 30 35 42 0
Casa Luna (Divisible) 2,912 56 x 52 14 150 220 250 275 115 124 140 0
Courtyard 3,000 N/A 0 0 0 175 200 0 0 0 0
Hacienda Room 624 32 x 28 11 35 55 60 80 25 25 32 0
Inner Courtyard 3,500 57'x53' 0 0 150 175 225 0 0 0 0
Joesler 399 21'x19' 14 0 0 25 0 25 0 0 0
Library 336 13 x 26 10 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0
Lobby 1,175 30'x41' 0 0 150 60 200 25 0 0 0
Murphey 345 23'x15' 14 0 0 25 0 20 0 0 0
Outer Courtyard 4,200 70'x65" 0 0 120 100 100 0 0 0 0
Terraza (outdoor covered enclosed w/A/C) 1,500 N/A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Forbes Travel Guide
Posted February 21, 2019
Forbes Travel Guide unveiled its highly anticipated 2019 Star Rating List.
Hacienda Del Sol is proud to be named a Four-Star Hotel!

Forbes Travel Guide today unveiled its annual Star Rating list, naming Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort as a new Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Hotel. All of the Star Rating recipients across the globe will be showcased on ForbesTravelGuide.com.

Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort is a historic 59-room resort nestled in the heart of the Catalina Foothills in Tucson, Arizona. Originally a prestigious ranch school for girls in the 1930’s, Hacienda Del Sol has evolved into a luxurious resort with touches of its storied past sprinkled throughout the entire property. Today, the resort offers two award-winning restaurants, organic spa experiences, an 800-label wine list, horseback riding and a passionate team of individuals focused on making every guest experience memorable.

“We are thrilled to be recognized as a Forbes Four-Star property this year. We have an incredible team here at Hacienda Del Sol who consistently provides the outstanding service we are known for. We are extremely proud and humbled.” Tom Firth, Managing Partner of Hacienda Del Sol said.

“We are delighted to celebrate the 2019 Star Rating winners, an outstanding collection of hotels, restaurants and spas that demonstrates a strong culture of service,” said Filip Boyen, Chief Executive Officer of Forbes Travel Guide. He added, “Our objective, data-driven Star Rating list features properties that achieved an impeccable standard of excellence in hospitality. We congratulate everyone associated with the prestigious properties recognized today.”

About Forbes Travel Guide: Forbes Travel Guide is the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas. Our anonymous professional inspectors evaluate based on up to 900 objective standards, with an emphasis on exceptional service, to help discerning traveling select the world’s best luxury experiences. The only way to get a Five-Star, Four-Star or Recommended rating is by earning it through out independent inspection process. For our full award winners list, daily travel stores and more information about Forbes Travel Guide, visit www.ForbesTravelGuide.com.
Media Mentions
Posted November 29, 2017
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Posted July 31, 2016
The historic guest ranch resort offers classic favorites and original creations
Classically trained and regionally experienced Chef Bruce Yim leads
a team of brilliant culinary minds and hands at the helm of Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch
Resort’s award winning restaurant The Grill, Terraza Garden Patio & Lounge, and catering
kitchen. He, Chef de Cuisine David Solorzano, Sous Chef Carlos Cuestas, and Banquet Chef
Aron Fonte, incorporate ingredients and ideas inspired by the bounty from the on-site organic
garden (inspired by Dr. Andrew Weil, designed and nurtured by owner/partner Jeff Timan) and
the herbs and citrus grown throughout the Resort’s 34 acres to present a unique selection of
New American Cuisine to diners and event guests.
The Global Alliance’s Creative Cities Network, a UNESCO program, designated Tucson as
the 2016 City of Gastronomy due, in large part, to the region’s 4,000 year agricultural history
and current practices to preserve and support culinary tradition and industry. Tucson is the
first U.S. city to receive this prestigious designation. Long prior to Tucson’s addition to the
UNESCO Creative Cities Network program, Chef Bruce and the Hacienda Del Sol culinary
team were sourcing ingredients and inspiration locally and seasonally to introduce guests to
and comfort them with the their unique New American Cuisine often accented with exotic
twists. “It is incredibly important to us that we source as many ingredients as we can locally,”
states Chef Bruce. “We communicate with the farms around us to find ingredients that are
in season and freshly harvested. We are always pushing the envelope to give the guest an
experience beyond what they are expecting.”
Hacienda chefs’ creativity and alignment with the UNESCO principles can be experienced
through the many dishes that balance the exotic with local, warm with cold, sweet with sour,
and acidic with basic. Such balance is showcased in The Grill’s dishes like Crispy Confit

Chicken, a dizzyingly delightful take on fried chicken featuring confit chicken legs braised with
fat, rosemary, garlic, thyme and sage, cured for hours then deep fried and seasoned to order
with Espelette and garnished with pickled ramps. Other favorites have included a delectable
Marinated Hamachi (Pacific yellowtail), served with a fennel puree, garnished with shaved
fennel, orange Supremes and lemon jelly; or Striped Bass Meuniere dressed in parsley lemon
butter and accompanied by rice Pilaf, confit tomato, and Heirloom cauliflower. While Chef
Bruce and his team recreate the menu based on the season and finely tuned whim, year-round
traditional indulgences like the grilled New York Steak and Rack of Lamb are mainstays.
Offering homage to local flavors, Terraza Garden Patio & Lounge menu offers a hearty and rich
Wagyu beef burger, complimented with roasted chilies, apple wood smoked bacon, organic
lettuce, local tomatoes, red onion, and garlic aioli; and the Terraza Turkey sandwich featuring
apple wood smoked bacon, local tomato, butter lettuce, and chipotle aioli. In fact, locally grown
ingredients are featured throughout the menu including herbs and citrus fruit harvested from
the Hacienda Del Sol Chef’s Garden and around the resort’s grounds.
While the recent multi-million dollar expansion of the Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort
added 32 guest rooms and amenities to enhance the guest experience, so were tools to
enhance diners’ experiences. A Rationale double oven – “The Mercedes-Benz of ovens”
according to Yim – was installed to ensure banquet (wedding, meeting, conference) guests also
receive an elevated culinary experience. “This oven allows us to be more creative and complex
with banquet dishes and ensure that each dish is served at the ideal temperature and at its peak
of freshness,” commented Chef Bruce.
Hacienda dining venues are locally and nationally lauded, having received kudos including the
AAA Four Diamond Award, and from Tucson Lifestyle Magazine: “Top Five Restaurant,” “Best
Brunch,” “Best Romantic Dining,” “Best Wine List,” “Best Dining with a View,” “Best Restaurant
for Out-Of-Town Guests,” and “Best Longtime Favorite.”
Not to be outshone, the Hacienda Del Sol wine cellar delivers palate pleasing liquid luxury with
over 900 labels and 6000 bottles of wine hand selected by the Resort’s owners and Director
of Wine and Spirits, John Kulikowski. With origins ranging from the Bio Bio Valley to Bordeaux,
Argentina to Spain and Arizona to Main, the expertly chosen, presented, and paired vintages
have earned the Hacienda “The Award of Ultimate Distinction” by Wine Enthusiasts Magazine
and “Best Of Award of Excellence” designation from Wine Spectator for 16 consecutive years.
There is the possibility of connoisseurs of the fermented fruit, grain, and berry becoming
blissfully lost in the wine list for years at Hacienda Del Sol. However, one is encouraged to look
past the grape to the veritable cornucopia of beers, liquors, and expertly crafted cocktails
presented by Terraza Garden Patio & Lounge mixologists. From Michigan’s J.K.’s Scrumpy hard
apple cider to a variety of Arizona born IPAs and microbrews including Tucson’s Barrio Rojo,
cider and hops are well represented. Similarly a variety of Rye Whiskey and decadent Single
Malt Scotches from 12 to 21 years old will tempt one with a penchant for the smooth warmth of
the grain-derived gold. Guests with an appetite for an expertly blended concoction will enjoy
treats like the Dudley Do-Wrong with Crown Royal Canadian Rye, Carpano Sweet Vermouth
Bitters, and Luxardo Cherry; the Chipotle-Cilantro Margarita with Blanco Tequila, Hacienda
Sweet ‘n’ Sour chipotle puree, fresh cilantro, agave nectar, and Triple Sec on the rocks; or a
classic Manhattan, Moscow Mule, or Old Fashioned.
Guests come for the food, stay for the wine, and return for the views and ambiance or any
combination therein. Hacienda Del Sol’s culinary experience has long offered a taste of the
region with accents of the exotic that never fails to satisfy and exceed expectations.

History of Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort
In 1929, John and Helen Murphey created Hacienda del Sol, a desert retreat and “home away
from home” ranch school for girls. The prestigious school’s roster boasted some of the country’s
most elite families: Vanderbilt, Pillsbury and Westinghouse, to name a few. In 1948, Hacienda
del Sol was converted into a guest ranch that immediately attracted the Silver Screen’s most
notable stars, among them John Wayne and Clark Gable. Legend has it that Hacienda’s Casita
Grande was the favorite hideaway of Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. Professional
baseball players Lou Boudreau, Hank Greenberg and well known golfers, Sam Snead, Horton
Smith, John Bulla and Don January enjoyed the ranch in the 1940’s. In 1995, Hacienda del Sol was
purchased by a group of local investors and became the Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort.
Today, the story continues, with simple pleasures, subtle beauty and charming hospitality at this
classic Arizona resort – lovingly renovated to preserve its historic roots and expanded to meet
the needs of local customers and world travelers who long for a genuine and luxurious Tucson
experience. “We want people to enjoy the sense of place here,” said Tom Firth, managing
partner. “My partners and I want nothing more than to make guests who visit feel they are
pampered and welcomed – just as if they have come to our home.”

About Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort
Hacienda Del Sol is a qualified member of Historic Hotels of America, the official program of
the National Trust for Historic Preservation® which recognizes and celebrates our country’s
finest Historic Hotels. It is also a member of the Preferred Hotels and Resorts Lifestyle
Collection, which represents premier global properties that offer engaging stays and
memorable moments. All guests of The Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort are eligible to
enroll in the iPrefer guest loyalty program, which extends points redeemable for cash-value
Reward Certificates, elite status, and special benefits such as complimentary Internet to
members upon every stay at more than 550 participating Preferred Hotels & Resorts locations
This historic property has been honored with numerous awards and features from National
Geographic, Zagat Survey, Sunset Magazine, American Historic Inns, Travel & Leisure Magazine
and several top local awards including “Best Place for Out-of-Town Visitors” and “Top Five
Restaurants,” to name a few. The Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort is committed to
providing guests with an authentic southwestern experience in the beautiful foothills of the
Santa Catalina Mountains of Tucson. Travelers from around the world choose the Hacienda
because of its rich history, unique ambiance, lovely botanical gardens, natural landscape and
central location. The friendliness of the staff and their genuine desire to engage and please
each guests is the reason so many return. For more than 20 years, the owners of the Hacienda
have worked tirelessly to restore the 86-year-old property to its original splendor and have
succeeded in creating a guest ranch resort that is warm, charming and luxurious.