Tucson's Lodge on the Desert has been catering to travelers since 1936. This boutique hotel is sited on several beautifully planted acres so it really has a resort feel even though it is in central Tucson. The Catalina Mountains are visible in the distance.
I'm a transplanted New Yorker who loves the Tucson climate. On New Year's Day I have a bit of fun calling my (snowbound) east coast friends to announce that I'm drinking coffee while sitting on my patio. (: