By focusing on the little things, we've created something big. Something new.
The Beautiful Essentials
AC Hotels by Marriott® celebrates the beauty of classic modern design with its European soul and Spanish roots, born from the signature version of renowned hotelier Antonio Catalan.
The AC Lounge, where collaboration meets relaxation.
A place where inspiration crystallizes into creative, actionable ideas by day.
By night, our bartenders serve up expert local knowledge along with craft beer, hand-crafted cocktails, and tapas-style small plates.
We replaced room service with the flexibility of a quick snack or evening tapas plates. Our bartenders are true urban spirits who will share the unique buzz of the city and all it has to offer. It’s an experience that has been designed to give you the essentials.
Uniquely Tucson - Downtown is Thriving
Welcome to an elevated state of mind.
Experience Tucson's lively cultural scene from the heart of the city. Events in Tucson are a snapshot of the city itself. So, follow your heart, be yourself, and see where an original Tucson event takes you.
Connect all of Tucson's downtown districts via the Sun Link Tucson Streetcar and experience some of the culture and cuisine that have put our city on the map.
UNESCO City of Gastronomy
Tucson is the first place in the United States to be honored with the Capital of Gastronomy designation and one of just 18 such cities worldwide. Downtown played a role, because considerations for the recognition included our active farm-to-table scene, use of traditional recipes, and festivals.
"Cooks here make great use of the food that comes from the desert, finding ways to incorporate agave, cactus pads, amaranth and the tiny wild pepper called chiltepin. Mesquite pods are pounded into sweet flour that is baked into cookies"
Kim Severson, New York Times
Explore Tucson's City of Gastronomy by sampling all the local choices located within steps of the AC Hotel Tucson. Taste the diversity of local flavors by eating your way through downtown to experience firsthand why Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild says, “Tucson is a destination city for people who love great food.”
Experience local ingredients like tepary beans in Cholla bud escabeche at James Beard-award winner Janos Wilder' s Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails.
At Penca, taste Mexican food with flavors that will make you forget about every sad enchilada you’ve ever eaten.
Americana done perfectly with a side of ice cream at HUB.
Speaking of the cocktails. Tucson's bars rival the restaurants for quality, creativity, and uniqueness.
Dance the night away at Hotel Congress.
Hotel Congress is hotbed of activity from the minute brunch is served at the Cup Cafe to last call at Club Congress, a nightclub that offers a truly eclectic lineup of entertainment from DJs playing feet-moving jams to poetry readings.
Tucson's thriving downtown corridor located on Congress Street is home to over 40 bars and restaurants, most locally owned.
AC Hotel Tucson Downtown
Connect to the city in a new way at AC Hotel Tucson. Thoughtful service and a modern mindset define us. From check-in to checkout, each element of our space has been carefully tailored to alleviate the pain of travel and achieve harmony as you arrive at AC Hotel Tucson.
We cater to travelers looking to immerse themselves in the energy of downtown Tucson.