3 star hotel
Area: Highland Vista Cinco Via
2.24 mi from El Con Mall
Best Rooms: If you're looking for a pool view room, ask for any room ending either in *42 - 46 or *05 - *09 on floors 1 - 2 (e.g. 242, 109). The hotel can't offer spectacular mountain views because it's only 3 stories high, but rooms ending in *27 to *31 on floor 3 (e.g. 327, 329, 331) offer a partial view.
Best Rooms: The hotel has rooms in all categories that offer a nice view of the mountains. Ask for the ones that are at the far end from E. Grant Rd. It also has a pool which can be seen from a select few standard rooms on floor 3.
Best Rooms: The inward-facing rooms at Americas Best Value Inn Tucson offer a view of the pool and courtyard. Rooms facing outward have a view of the parking lot.
Best Rooms: West-facing rooms at Arizona Riverpark Inn on all floors offer a good view of the pool and mountains.
2.5 star hotel
Area: Barrio Hollywood
3.94 mi from El Con Mall
Best Rooms: Rooms facing west which are available in all categories, offer a good view of mountains and the river.
Best Rooms: Red Roof Inn Tucson offers a beautiful view of the pool and courtyard, which can be seen from rooms facing west and north.