The Boulders Resort & Spa

Arizona resorts offer hot staycation deals

Arizona is home to some of the world’s most fantastic pools, luxurious spas, romantic retreats, spectacular golf courses and best restaurants.

So if you need a summer getaway, why not save money and take advantage of staycation deals?

Forget about flight delays and rental cars because many of Arizona’s award-winning hotels and resorts offer summer deals that are designed specifically for local residents who want a staycation to get away from it all. The best part about experiencing Arizona’s best resorts in the summer is that many offer great deals and low rates.

Boulders Resort & Spa

The deal: Rediscover a truly peaceful vacation getaway at the newly-renovated Boulders Resort with rates that start at $109/night. With luxurious casita accommodations, a legendary Spa, four swimming pools, world-class golf and culinary adventures at the newly designed restaurants, this peaceful paradise offers summer amenities and programs designed for a blissful adult getaway.   

To book: 480-488-9009 or visit theboulders.com

Carefree Resort & Conference Center

The deal: Carefree Resort allows guests who stay two nights to get a third night free. Rates start at $68/weekday and $78/weekend. Kids under 12 eat free. Book by Aug. 8 and stay between May 25 and Sept. 25.

To book: Call 888-692-4343 and mention “Staycation”

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

The deal: Summer Beach Party at the Princess kicks off Memorial Day weekend with the grand opening of 102 all-new guest rooms and the resort’s sixth and largest pool, Sunset Beach, with 9,000 square feet of luxurious white sand, a splash pad and glamorous cabanas, further making this AAA Five Diamond resort a play-cation paradise. Summer fun also includes cool rides down waterslides and a disco Techno Glo Party, Dive In movies and the new Mermaid University. At the lagoons, the fun is fishing or taking a nature walk with Ranger Rick. After dinner, fireworks light up the sky every Saturday night all summer long.  The 4th of July Freedom Fest and Labor Day Dreamcation weekends have even more themed festivities. Summer rates start from $169 per night.

To book: scottsdaleprincess.com

FireSky Resort & Spa

The deal: There are two summer offers and deals at FireSky Resort & Spa in Scottsdale. The Arizona Locals Package, from $139 per night for summer stays, includes deluxe accommodations and a daily $25 dining credit. The Cheers to Brews, from $149 per night for summer stays, includes deluxe accommodations, a welcome round of four beers and an appetizer in Taggia Bar.

To book: fireskyresort.com or 800-528-7867 and mention rate code PBRO

Hassayampa Inn

The deal: The Hassayampa Inn is just a short 90 minute drive north, located in the Historic District of Prescott, this hotel offers comforting small town charm set near the sights and sounds of Prescott. It is walking distance to the courthouse square, eateries, antique and one-of-a-kind shops.

To book: hassayampainn.com or 800-322-1927

Hotel Valley Ho

The deal: Experience the ultimate summer stay starting at $149 nightly with the Stay2Play Package. Enjoy a $50 daily resort credit, two welcome drinks, complimentary upgraded internet and a special gift upon arrival. Stay between May 1 and Sept. 30. You must book by Sept. 5.

To book: hotelvalleyho.com or call 480-376-2600.

Kimpton’s Amara Resort and Spa

The deal: Kimpton’s Amara Resort and Spa in Sedona is offering Escape the Heat this summer. Stay dates from May 31 through Sept. 11. Rates are from $260 and include two welcome cocktails per stay.

To book: amararesort.com  and use rate code PHEAT

Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar Phoenix

The deals: Hotel Palomar is offering several summer deals that are valid May 30 (Memorial Day) through Sept 5 (Labor Day).

• $132 and a Bucket of Brew: Rates from $132 per night and includes a bucket of beer at Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails. Available for Sunday through Wednesday stays only.

• 100 Days of Summer: Rates from $109. Includes a VIP discount card good for  10 percent off both Blue Hound and LUSTRE Rooftop Bar.

• Tequila and Tan Lines: From $135. Includes a pitcher of margaritas at LUSTRE Rooftop Bar.

• Uber Package: Flat room rate of $139 for king/queen and queen deluxe skyline rooms.  Guest receives one $20 credit to use Uber per stay.

To book: hotelpalomar-phoenix.com/ 

Lodge on the Desert

The deal: “Stay More Play More.” Celebrating 80 years on the old pueblo, Lodge on the Desert is an authentic staycation destination. Unplug and unwind by the pool, dine alfresco on the Saltillo-tiled patio or slumber in plush pillow-top beds.  Stay two nights and save 10 percent; stay three nights and save 15 percent.

To book: lodgeonthedesert.com and click on “promotions”

The McCormick Scottsdale

The deal: The McCormick Scottsdale is a newly renovated, idyllic retreat featuring stunning views of Camelback Lake, McCormick Ranch Golf Club and the McDowell Mountains. Golf, swimming, fishing and boating can all be enjoyed during a stay at this lakeside hotel. Packages begin at $99 and include room and daily $50 food and beverage credit.  Complimentary shuttle service provided to downtown Scottsdale Friday and Saturday evenings.

To book: themccormickhotel.reservations.com or 480-948-5050

The Phoenician

The deal: Discover AAA Five Diamond luxury at The Phoenician with rates starting at just $169 per night.  Enhance your stay with signature spa specials at The Centre for Well-Being.  Savor the experience with the Culinary Countdown Summer Dining Series, featuring $40, $30 and $20 menus at the resort’s most popular restaurants. Summer rate valid dates are May 27-Aug. 31.

To book: 800-888-8234 and ask for rate plan SUMMER, or visit thephoenician.com/offers

Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort

The deal: This summer, “Amazing Memories” can be made at Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort. All-suite accommodations, daily poolside activities, lazy river and waterslide, Saturday dive-in movies, spa & fitness centre, dining options all at rates as low as $109 per suite, per night, based on availability.

To book: 800-HILTONS and ask for plan code SUNSP or visit squawpeakhilton.com and go to the “Specials” page.

Royal Palms Resort and Spa, A Destination Hotel

The deal: Royal Palms is offering Luxe Lounging — rooms from $149 per night (available Memorial Day through Labor Day). Includes accommodations, two $40 Alvadora Spa credits, one $25 T. Cook’s credit and two welcome cocktails at The Mix Up Bar.

To book: royalpalmssummer.com

The Scottsdale Resort

The deal: Splash into the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s this summer at The Scottsdale Resort with weekend live music and poolside movies from each of those iconic decades. Rates from $159 include $50 nightly food and beverage credit, two $25 Luna Spa vouchers and kids under 12 eat free. Offer subject to availability from May 26 until Sept. 6.

To book: thescottsdaleresort.com or 800-540-0727. Use promo code SUMMER

Talking Stick Resort

The deal: Experience world-class entertainment and mouthwatering cuisine at Talking Stick Resort. The property is offering a Hot Rates and Hot Dates promotion this summer, and rates start at $109. Stays are available June 1-Aug. 26, 2016, Sunday-Thursday only. Some blackout dates apply.

To book: talkingstickresort.com or call  866-877-9897

Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort

The deal: “Conquer The Summer” at Hilton Tucson El Conquistador. The Conquistador’s newly renovated pool, new poolside cabanas and outdoor fire pits deliver the ultimate indoor/outdoor resort experiences with dramatic views of the Santa Catalina Mountains. Rates are from $109 per night for summer stays Memorial Day through Labor Day. There is daily programming and activities for families and kids, including desert animal programs, Arizona star tours, cooking with the chef and poolside DJs. 

To book: hiltonelconquistador.com

We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center

The deal: Enjoy a one-night Sunsational Summer package at the We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center that includes a deluxe guest room, waived resort fee, $25 food and beverage credit, 25 percent off spa treatments and $10 casino slot play. As low as $99 per night. Valid June 1-Aug. 31; not valid on July 3 or July 4.

To book: 480-789-5320

Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino

The deal: Run wild at Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino with its Wild Nights Stay and Play Package. This package includes a $25 food and beverage credit and $10 table game match play.

To book: 520-796-4900 or wingilariver.com