If you travel south of Tucson to Bisbee, AZ you can stay in a very unusual "hotel" called the Shady Dell. It is actually a campground compound of perfectly restored 1950's trailers - each one is decorated with a theme. Here is the office entrance. Fun!
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. (: