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1878 Historic Mansion in Downtown Tucson Arizona

Bedrooms 7
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome


About the property

Historic Mansion In Downtown Tucson, #4 in the country by USA Today

Historic mansion, with 7 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; in addition, two of the suites have additional beds. 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'.

Property Manager
BJ Gibbons
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2017

About BJ Gibbons

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.

BJ Gibbons purchased this estate in 2010

Why BJ Gibbons chose Tucson

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!

What makes this estate unique

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!


Downtown Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 18
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Shared Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 7 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (7) 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.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • jetted tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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


5/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

1878 Historic Mansion in Downtown Tucson Arizona
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Royal Elizabeth stay was wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Clean, well - managed, very relaxing. Beautiful property!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Downtown Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $250
Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $500

50% of reservation due at booking, balance due 60 days before arrival. $250 cleaning fee when leasing whole house. No refunds within 120 days of check-in. Guest buys $59 insurance policy and $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 event weekends carry separate rates, pls inquire.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Tucson International Airport
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
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!


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