The Perfect Downtown Location
The new modern streetcar is up and running and better connects Tucson’s west side and core downtown to the University and the University Medical Center Campus. There are streetcar stops within 2 short walking blocks of The Liz.
By summer 2014 Tucson will unveil a new modern street car better connect Tucson’s Westside and Downtown to the University and the University Medical Center campus. There are two streetcar stops within two short walking blocks of the Liz.
The Royal Elizabeth is an ideal place to stay for your visit to the University of Arizona and the Main Gate of the historic campus. The distance is short enough for a pleasant walk or bike ride in moderate temperatures or a very short drive otherwise.
Enjoy a short walk from our front porch to many of Tucson’s National Historic Districts including The Presidio which contains many of the oldest structures in the city, some dating to the early 1800’s.
You may also walk to the city’s premier visual and performing arts venues including; the Fox Theatre, Tucson Museum of Art; Tucson Convention Center and Tucson Arena; Tucson Symphony Hall and the performance houses for the Arizona Opera; Broadway in Tucson and the Arizona Theatre Company at the historic Temple of Music and Art.
If you’re more inclined to seek out the eclectic and Bohemian faces of the city, simply stroll to the nearby clubs, bookshops eateries, galleries and boutiques in our Downtown Neighborhoods and in the Fourth Avenue Shopping District.
If you are attending a wedding or reception at the Zellweger Mansion (a.k.a. Z Mansion), the Stillwell House, San Augustine Cathedral, or the Scottish Rite you are also within walking distance from the Royal Elizabeth and we’d be delighted to have you stay with us.
Some of the most popular day trip destinations from The Liz include the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum; Kitt Peak National Observatory; Kartchner Caverns State Park; winter and summer recreation at Mount Lemmon Ski Valley; the historic towns of Bisbee, Tubac, and Tombstone and the birding and hiking hotspots of the vast Coronado National Forest. All of these are within an easy and scenic 60-to-90 minute drive from the front door of The Royal Elizabeth.
For those seeking a tee time you have nearly 20 challenging golf courses from which to choose—most from between ten and thirty minutes from The Liz. Tucson is proud to be one of the top five bicycling cities in the United States and the region’s system of on-and-off-road trails make for safe and enjoyable bicycle recreation.
Getting to Tucson is easy. Located just a few minutes from Tucson International Airport and a short 90 minutes to the south of Phoenix and the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. For those traveling by rail, we are a very short five block walk from the beautiful historic Tucson Train Depot.