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Welcome to Red Lion Inn & Suites Tucson North - Foothills

Located near the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains, Red Lion Inn & Suites is the Tucson North hotel of choice for outdoor adventurers, family vacationers, and visitors to the University of Arizona.

With 155 beautiful guestrooms and suites, our hotel in Tucson offers a central location to the region's best attractions, thoughtful amenities, including complimentary breakfast and free Wi-Fi, and a friendly staff with in-depth knowledge of the area. Whether you're traveling to Arizona for business or pleasure, we are the ideal destination for anyone visiting the Tucson area.

Choose Red Lion Inn & Suites and experience for yourself why we're the best value hotel in Northern Tucson and beyond.

Top Features at Red Lion Inn & Suites Tucson North - Foothills
  • Complimentary Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Complimentary Happy Hour
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Heated Outdoor Swimming Pool & Whirlpool
  • Putting Green
  • Free Access to Platinum Fitness Northwest
  • Pet-Friendly Hotel
Get Local

Get to know Tucson like a local. Take in a sporting event from the Pac-12 University of Arizona Wildcats. Golf at top notch courses like Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain, Ventana Canyon, La Paloma, Tucson National, or Vistoso Golf Courses. Explore Pima Air & Space Museum, Biosphere II, Mission San Xavier del Bac or the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum. There are so many things to do in Tucson, you may need to extend your stay.

Contact Us

Red Lion Inn & Suites Tucson North - Foothills
Address: 7411 North Oracle RoadTucson, Arizona 85704
Phone: (520)-575-9255

Practical, Convenient Hotel Amenities & Services
For More Comfortable Stays in Tucson

The Red Lion Inn & Suites Tucson North hotel offers everything you need for rewarding stays in Tucson, plus so much more. A beautiful resort-style pool complete with umbrellas and lounge chairs, an enjoyable putting green fun for children and adults alike, and a delightful hot breakfast buffet, as well as an evening Happy Hour, served in our atrium are just a few of the thoughtful services available at our Tucson hotel.

Hotel Amenities & Features:
  • Laundry Facility
  • Free Parking
  • Platinum Fitness Northwest (off property gym)
  • High Speed Wi-Fi
  • Free Breakfast
  • 24-Hour business center
  • Outdoor Pool (7:00am-10:00pm)
  • Whirlpool Hot Tub
  • Putting Green
Additional Services:
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
Complimentary Off Property Fitness Center

Located just across the street from our Tucson Hotel location, Platinum Fitness Norwest is available to all of our guests.  In order to access Platinum's Fitness Northwest facilities, you will need to show your keycard to their staff indicating that you are a guest at Red Lion Inn & Suites North - Foothills.

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 4:00 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday-Sunday: 5:00 am – 8:00 pm

  • Cardio Equipment
  • Circuit Training Machines
  • Group Exercise Classes
  • Personal Training
  • Free Weights
  • Indoor Pool
  • Cardio Cinema
  • Sauna/Steam Room/Jacuzzi
  • Locker Rooms
Access the Best Dining Restaurants in Tucson, AZ
Enjoy Free Breakfast & Happy Hour Receptions at Red Lion

When you stay at Red Lion Inn & Suites, you're close to the most satisfying dining options and restaurants in Tucson, AZ. Start your day with a full-service breakfast buffet, served fresh and available complimentary to guests. Venture out for lunch at one of the many casual eateries and cafes nearby before relaxing each evening with a cocktail at our complimentary Happy Hour reception. Your appetite will be satisfied no matter which dining option you choose. Browse our favorite restaurants in Tucson or ask our friendly staff for additional recommendations on the best places to eat nearby.

Complimentary Breakfast:

Monday - Friday 6:00- 9:00 am

Saturday - Sunday 7:00 - 10:00 am

Complimentary Happy Hour Menu:

Monday - Sunday 4:30 - 6:30 pm

  • Beer/Wine
  • Soft Drinks
  • Variety of Appetizers
Nearby Restaurants in Tucson

There are many great local restaurants that we can recommend within close distance of the hotel. Just ask one of our associates for a recommendation on a local experience or check out these options below:

  • Guadalajara Original Grill
  • Wildflower American Cuisine
  • Mr. An's Restaurant
  • Tap & Bottle
  • Carraba's Italian Grill
  • Bottega Michelangelo

Meetings & Groups

Red Lion Inn & Suites Tucson North - Foothills offers 1,500 square feet of total meeting space which can accommodate up to 10-50 people in several different settings. Whether you're planning a meeting, training session or another event, our meeting facilities can accommodate your group. The meeting room facilities feature Wi-Fi, visual equipment, tables, chairs and business center benefits. Our professional staff can also help you with your event planning needs from local catering recommendations, audio rental and block room reservations.

Should you have any question or want to reserve one of our meeting rooms, please call our Sales Department at 520-575-9255

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The Red Lion Inn & Suites Tucson North is located near the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains providing easy access to The University of Arizona and many other attractions. Find the best and most exciting things to do in Tucson and explore everything Arizona has to offer.

Fun For the Family

Make it a family-friendly activities day and visit many of the spectacular museums and learning centers in the area including the Children's Museum of Tucson, The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, nationally acclaimed Arizona State Museum or the Biosphere II.

  • Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium
  • Pima Air & Space Museum
  • Kitt Peak National Observatory
  • Children's Museum
  • Mission San Xavier del Bac
Outdoor Adventures

Discover the inspiring nature display at the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area or explore the beautiful Colossal Cave Mountain Park.

  • Sabino Canyon Recreation Area
  • Colossal Cave Mountain Park
  • Kartchner Caverns
  • Saguaro National Park East and West
Local Favorites

After you've worked up an appetite, we recommend a few local hotspots to try out like Café Poca Cosa, El Charro Café, Sullivan's Steakhouse, or Wildflower. If you are looking for the nightlife scene find Thunder Canyon Brewery, Club Congress, Rialto Theatre, the Playground and AVA Amphitheater.

  • Frost Gelato
  • Aj's Fine Food
  • Café Poca Cosa
  • El Corral Steak House
  • Wildflower New American Cuisine
Points of Interest

Be sure to check out these great, nearby attractions too:

  • Fox Tucson Theatre
  • Kartchner Caverns
  • Pima Air and Space Museum
  • Biosphere II
  • Tohono Chul Park
  • Sabino Canyon
  • Picturesque places like Sentinel Peak, Gates Pass, or Mount Lemmon
  • Old Tucson Studios
  • Casino Del Sol
  • Catalina State Park, Saguaro National Park, Rillito Park
  • McMath - Pierce Solar Telescope at Kitt Peak
  • Titan Missile Museum
  • Tombstone
  • St. Augustine Cathedral
  • Guided tours of Old Pueblo and the Postal History Foundation
An Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Hotel
Where the Wonders of Nature Abound

Stay at our Arizona-Sonora Museum hotel and enjoy easy access to a world-renowned zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden in one. Founded in 1952, the museum is ranked on as one of the Top 10 Museums in the country and the #1 Tucson attraction, with 85% of its exhibits outdoors. The 98-acre museum encompasses 21 acres with two miles of walking paths through desert habitats, 230 animal species, 1,200 types of plants and one of the world's most comprehensive regional mineral collections.

Every year, the Arizona-Sonora Museum hosts about 400,000 visitors and reaches approximately 35,000 school children each year through field trips and outreach programs. Join them and make a day of it; the museum is also home to two restaurants and snack shops. 

Come stay at our hotel near Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Red Lion Inn & Suites Tucson North - Foothills, located just 20 miles from the museum.

Arizona-Sonora Museum Desert Museum

2021 North Kinney Road
Tucson, AZ 85743
(520) 883-1380



The Best Things to Do at The University of Arizona
Eat, Explore, and Enjoy Tucson

Situated conveniently close to campus, Red Lion Inn & Suites Tucson North - Foothills is one of the most accessible hotels near University of Arizona-Tucson. One of the top public research universities in the world, the University of Arizona is home to around 42,236 students. Including major organizations like UA Health Networks, the UA Medical Center and the BIO5 Institute, the university is particularly known for its innovations in medicine and space exploration. In fact, UA receives more NASA grants for space exploration than any other university nationally.

If you’re a prospective student or the family of one, you can choose a variety of free, guided tours through the UA Visitor Center in the fall and spring semesters (reservations recommended).

The Best Things to Do at the University of Arizona-Tucson:

  • The Arizona State Museum (ASM) - Founded in 1893, the Museum holds artifacts, exhibitions and educational and research opportunities. One highlight is the world’s largest collection of Southwest American Indian pottery and basketry.
  • The Arboretum – The oldest continually maintained green space in Arizona holds a vast collection of arid and semi-arid native plants, shrubs and trees.
  • Biosphere 2 – A real “Wonder of the World” (chosen as such by Time Life Books), Biosphere 2 contains a living rainforest, ocean and four other biomes in a 3.14-acre laboratory.
  • The Center for Creative Photography – Rotating exhibitions at this Ansel Adams-founded institution include the seminal works of 20th century photographers.
  • The Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium - Southern Arizona’s only planetarium hosts hands-on exhibits, sky shows and music laser shows, and features a 16-inch telescope (no reservations needed).
  • The Jim Click Hall of Champions – A showcase for the Arizona Athletics, rotating exhibits feature historic moments in Wildcats history.
  • University of Arizona Poetry Center - Arizona’s first literary arts center and internationally renowned library collection contains over 70,000 poetry-related items; you can visit exhibitions, readings, lectures, classes, discussion groups and children’s activities all year long.

All these and many more attractions of educational, scientific and artistic significance can be found during your visit to the University of Arizona. After an engaging day of touring the campus, return to our Tucson hotel for a refreshing nights' sleep and generous amenities. If booking a group stay or event space is necessary, please don't hesitate to contact our staff and learn about our planning capacities.

Arizona Golf Courses Near Red Lion Tucson

You can't visit Arizona without making sure to get a couple of rounds in.  Fortunately, Red Lion Inn & Suites Tucson North Foothills is in close proximity to some of the best in the state.

Dating back to the 1930s, golf in and around Tucson has been part of the city for decades.  Enjoy the beautiful Arizona landscapes while you are on the green and then return to our spacious accommodations and relax in our deluxe amenities such as our outdoor whirlpool/hot tub and pool.

Enjoy a peaceful day on the green of one of these golf courses near the Red Lion Inn and Suites Tucson North Foothills:

El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Club  (520) 544-1900
Crooked Tree Golf Course  (520) 744-3366
Links At Continental Ranch Golf Club  (520) 744-7443
Heritage Highlands Golf & Country Club  1-800-426-6148
The Golf Club at Dove Mountain  (520) 572-3500

The Beautiful New Tucson Arizona Temple
Visitors of Latter-Day Saints Temple Get Discount Rates

In August of 2017, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints dedicated the beautiful new Tucson Arizona Temple. With construction materials and furnishings imported from across the globe like other Mormon temples, the Tucson Arizona Temple's iconic dome-shaped cupola serves as a striking feature in the Catalina Foothills of northern Tucson.

As the premiere hotel near the Tucson Arizona Temple, Red Lion Inn & Suites Tucson North - Foothills is pleased to offer members of the LDS Church discounted rates. Located just two miles away from the Tucson Arizona Temple's seven acre property, Red Lion Inn & Suites Tucson North - Foothills is the perfect stay for Temple visitors.

The Tucson Arizona Temple
7281 N Skyline Dr.
Tucson, Arizona 85718

University of Arizona Guide
Discover UA's Campus and Culture

As one of the world's premier public research universities, the University of Arizona is the source of many incredible innovations, ongoing projects and initiatives. Conducting more than $625 million in research annually, UA is ranked 19th among public universities and 29th overall in research expenditures, UA Health Networks helps treat more than 100,000 patients each year, and the UA Medical Center houses the only Level I trauma center in Southern Arizona. Researchers at the UA's BIO5 Institute have helped form 20 spin-off companies in the past eight years, and the UA is leading a first-of-its-kind mission to send a spacecraft to a near-Earth asteroid in 2020. 

During the fall and spring semesters, a variety of free, guided tours are available to the public through the UA Visitor Center; reservations are recommended. Additionally, you can view all University of Arizona events and groups on the Master Calendar or view the UA Visitors' Guide.


Hotel Amenities

Here are a few of the main amenities this property offers. If you have questions about anything you don't see here please feel free to contact the Front Desk.

Accessibility Features
Air Conditioning
Pet Friendly
Outdoor Pool
Free Parking
Business Center
Fitness Center
Smoke Free
Flat Screen TV

Room Types