We recommend El Presidio Bed & Breakfast Inn in Tucson, as close to an ideal B&B as we have found. It's an 1880s adobe with four rooms, well separated. Its winning feature is an expansive courtyard with complete privacy. The owner/hostess is an excellent cook and provides a refrigerator for guests stocked with complimentary soft drinks, water and juices. El Presidio is near downtown but there is no traffic noise. Rooms from $129 a night.
El Presidio Bed & Breakfast, 297 N. Main Ave., Tucson; (800) 349-6151, http://www.elpresidiobbinn.com
Bernie and Mary Ann Marshall