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1878 Historic Mansion in Downtown Tucson Arizona

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Last updated: 04/09/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Historic mansion, with 6 bedroom suites with private baths, including 4 w/ private entrances. One of the most famous houses in the country as noted in the Wall Street Journal, Sunset Magazine, USA Today, and many other newspapers and magazines. Your first visit to The Blenman House will be truly memorable. Constructed in 1878, the Blenman House (as is listed on the Historic Register) is thought to be the only known example in the world of a San Francisco Victorian home built in Territorial-style of adobe mud. Restored to its original glory, it will take your breath away when you walk inside. Some of our suites are very large, ranging from 450 sq. ft. to 650 sq. ft. All suites have queen beds and private baths. Five suites are equipped with a television with advanced digital cable (inc. all movie channels), DVD players, white noise machines, safes, and mini refrigerators. The house has free WiFi and guest bathrobes, among many other amenities Three suites have direct access to a private garden with a pool and hot tub. We are located downtown 1 block from the TCC (convention center) and walking distance to the new street car, parks, many restaurants, the courthouses, museums, galleries, music venues, etc! Check out our seasonal rates for the summer months, as low as $850/night for all the suites in the house the house! Please send inquiry for availability, as calendar is not updated due to use of other booking engines. Check out our 200+ reviews under 'The Royal Elizabeth Bed & Breakfast'.


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Property Type

  • Estate
  • 4500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Bed And Breakfast
  • Bed & Breakfast


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Bedroom 4


  • Bedroom 5


  • Bedroom 6


  • Queen size Beds (6) Each room has one queen size bed, Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 of our suites, the Sydney Marie and the Sara Page, have day rooms with twin beds, perfect for a 3rd guest, Child Beds (1) 2 of our suites, the Sydney Marie and the Sara Page, have day rooms with twin beds, perfect for a 3rd guest. We also have pack-n-play's available upon request at no add'l charge....moreless

Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (6) Hundreds of channels from Direct TV...moreless

  • Stereo


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    In the heart of downtown Tucson, 2 short blocks to two street car depots, and walking distance to all downtown restaurants and art/music venues. ....moreless

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace:

    (2) Get cozy in our main parlour or enjoy a private fireplace in the Ryan Patrick suite...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking permits are included each night of your stay. Parking is about 100 feet from the front gate of the Inn...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator:

    There are individual mini-fridges in each room...moreless

  • Shared Kitchen


  • Deck / Patio

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • Jetted Tub:

    Featured in our 'honeymoon' suite, the Nicole Elizabeth...moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2015
1 night min stay
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$7,000 $25,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Taxes Included


50% of reservation due at booking, balance due 30 days before arrival. $150 cleaning fee when leasing whole house. No refunds within 120 days of check-in. Guest buys $89 insurance policy, otherwise $500 refundable deposit due before arrival. If you don't want to reserve the whole house and want just one of our suites the rate is $229/night+tax. Special events carry separate rates, pls inquire.

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Last updated: 04/09/2015
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8 Miles
Nearest Airport
Tucson International Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-10, I-19

Car: Recommended

Located right in Downtown Tucson and walking distance to the street car and many of the city's finest restaurants, museums, art galleries, theaters, and shopping. Only 1.5 miles from the University of Arizona campus, making it a perfect yet tranquil stay for visiting parents and faculty. Only half a mile from the major interstate highways for easy accessibility. We welcome guests staying in Tucson for its many annual events such as the largest international Gem & Mineral Show, El Tour de Tucson, U of A Parents Weekend and student graduation, the 4 Avenue Street Fairs, and much more!


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2010

About: We pride ourselves in our sharp attention to detail, our priority of maintaining clean, beautiful and peaceful surroundings and our thoughtfully-prepared and beautifully-appointed suites, in addition to our personal level of individual service. These cornerstones will mark the foundation of your guest experience with us and, along with many other quality touches you’ll notice, will raise your standard for overnight accommodations.

Why Downtown:
There's nothing close to this calliber of individualized hospitality in the area. Along with the setting of one of the most historic homes in the city, the private pool, and proximity to the daily downtown activities and sights, the Royal Elizabeth serves as a great jump off point for Tucson culture!

The Unique Benefits at this Bed And Breakfast:
A rare example of a San Fransisco Victorian interior meeting a Spanish colonial-style Adobe foundation, The Royal Elizabeth served as a post Cival War home for 4 generations before opening to the public as a Bed and Breakfast in 1999. Many guests who stay don't even need a car (although we have free parking) as there is so much to do within walking distance!

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Speaks: english, spanish, italian



  • Our private pool and hot tub

    Our private pool and hot tub

  • Nicole Elizabeth Suite:our most elegant and romantic suite, is over 650 sq. ft.

    Nicole Elizabeth Suite:our most elegant and romantic suite, is over 650 sq. ft.

  • The Sydney Marie Suite

    The Sydney Marie Suite

  • The Nick Anthony Suite

    The Nick Anthony Suite

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  • Ryan Patrick Suite:Bask in this spacious 600 sq. ft. suit w/ direct pool access.

    Ryan Patrick Suite:Bask in this spacious 600 sq. ft. suit w/ direct pool access.

  • The Rose Room

    The Rose Room

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