25 of the best staycation deals in Arizona

Lifestyle | 6 Sep, 2021 |

If there was ever a year we all deserved a vacation — or a staycation — this is the year. And, luckily, Arizona residents and visitors can take advantage of staycation deals in Arizona.

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 — and don’t we all after suffering through a global pandemic? — you can stay in Arizona, support local businesses, and save money at the same time.

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Forget about concerns over flying out of state because many of Arizona’s award-winning hotels and resorts offer summer specials 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.

Here are some of the best staycation deals in Arizona for 2021, in alphabetical order.

ADERO Scottsdale, an Autograph Collection hotel

The deal: ADERO Scottsdale is an invigorating escape inspired by the living elements of the Sonoran Desert, and the region’s only Dark Sky Zone resort. Book the “Staycation in Style” package and receive a 20 percent discount at the resort’s onsite restaurant CIELO, free valet parking, and late check-out.

How to book: Use code ZJL when booking at aderoscottsdale.com

Amara Resort and Spa

The deals: With the “Last Night Is On Us” package, guests booking stays of four or more nights will receive the last night of their trip for free. Valid for stays from June 1 -Aug. 31. Starting rate is $199 per night. With the Midweek Motivation package, guests booking stays of two or more nights will enjoy up to 25 percent off the best available rate, a $50 resort credit for use at the award-winning Amara Spa or SaltRock Southwest Kitchen, and access to the resort’s classroom space and work lounge that is part of the Work From Here, Learn From Here program. Starting rate is $199 per night.

How to book: amararesort.com/offers

Arizona Grand Resort & Spa

The resort: The residential style at Arizona Grand provides guests with a true “home away from home” experience. Nestled at the base of America’s largest urban park and wilderness preserve, Arizona’s only AAA Four Diamond all-suite resort features spacious one- and two-bedroom suites. Whether meeting with colleagues or vacationing with friends, gracious service, creative culinary delights, and unique recreational activities await.

How to book: arizonagrandresort.com

Boulders Resort & Spa.

Boulders Resort & Spa

The deal: Take a pause from everyday life and escape to pure tranquility. Treat yourself to spa pampering, world-class golf and sumptuous cuisine while enjoying a beautiful sunset. The “ReTreat Yourself” package includes private Casita accommodations, $50 dining credit per night and unlimited fitness classes at the legendary spa. Cost is $214 per night.

How to book: Call 480-488-9009 or visit theboulders.com

Delta Hotels by Marriott Phoenix Mesa

The deal: Spread out this summer when you reserve the “Family Vacation Getaway” at Delta Hotels by Marriott Phoenix Mesa. Reserve one room and then get the second room at half off so that you and the kids have your own space. Second room must be reserved at the same time as first room. Available through September 30, 2021.

To book: Go to marriott.com/phxde and use promo code ZJL

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

The resort: Plan your escape and discover why the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is one of the best destinations in Arizona and why it offers one of the best staycation deals in Arizona. Featuring elegant accommodations, exciting onsite activities, first-class amenities and impeccable services, the resort seamlessly blends desert magic with modern luxury. Bliss out with a spa odyssey. Leave the hustle and bustle behind in favor of six Insta-friendly swimming pools and feast on farm-fresh cuisine that’s crafted with undaunted creativity.

How to book: scottsdaleprincess.com

FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel

The deal: It’s time to splash into summer in the Valley of the Sun… and one of the best ways to do so is with a “refreshing” vacation or staycation. With that in mind, FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel has designed a summer stay package inviting locals and visitors alike to “dive into” cool seasonal specials. The RE:FRESH Summer Room Package includes the following with rates starting at just $179, plus tax: A re:markable room at the FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel; $25 food and beverage credit per stay; and poolside swag per stay (including essentials like sunglasses, sunblock and a floatie). The RE:FRESH Summer Room Package is available for booking with stays through September 2.

How to book: Visit www.foundrehotels.com

Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino

The deal: Don’t just staycation, PLAYcation with rates starting at $59. Splish-splash in the expansive swimming pool with a swim-up bar and private cabanas. Tempt your taste buds with diverse dining. Find your zen at the aahh-mazing spa, then make the night sizzle with hot gaming. Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino. Play for all.

How to book: Book online at https://www.caesars.com/harrahs-ak-chin

Hermosa Inn

The deal: The Hermosa Inn, a AAA Four Diamond hotel nestled in the heart of Paradise Valley, offers its popular “Summer in Paradise” getaway from May 18-Sept. 13, 2021. With weekday rates (Sunday-Thursday) starting at $169 and weekend rates (Friday-Saturday) starting at $189 (plus tax and resort fee), this getaway includes overnight accommodations, valet parking, two drink tickets upon arrival, $25 daily food and beverage credit, daily poolside treats, upgrade upon arrival based on availability and early check-in/late check-out, based on availability.

How to book: reservations.hermosainn.com

Hotel Valley Ho.

Hotel Valley Ho

The deal: In honor of its 65th anniversary, the hotel is offering the 65th Anniversary Package all year long. Snag a room for just 65% of prevailing rates every Sunday through Thursday night (a 35% savings). Plus, enjoy dining discounts, welcome drinks, and a room upgrade upon arrival (based on availability).

How to book: Use the code CELEBRATE65 at hotelvalleyho.com

Hyatt Place Page/Lake Powell

The deals: Hyatt Place Page/Lake Powell offers several deals for summer fun:

Hyatt Stay & Paddleboard Package with rates from $210 per night. Soak up the sunshine and squeeze in some exercise on the sparkling waters of Lake Powell with this package that includes accommodations in a standard guest room; and a paddleboard excursion for two hosted by Big Orange Jeep Tours with equipment including life jackets and I-Rocker inflatable, stand-up paddleboards provided.

Hyatt Stay & Epic Adventure Package with rates from $310 per night). Enjoy everything you need to have an epic adventure around Lake Powell with this package that includes accommodations in a standard guest room; a Canyon & Cliffs UTV Tour hosted by Epic Adventure Rides, which guides guests across the desert trails, sandy washes, sand dunes and red rock sandstone of the Grand Stair Escalante National Monument.

Hyatt Stay & Off the Beaten Path Package with rates from $150 per night. Explore the backcountry of Page, Arizona, and some of the city’s best hiking trails and hidden gems with this package that includes accommodations in a standard guest room; a map guide to scenic and secluded hiking locations nearby; and a picnic lunch for two packed with sandwiches, whole fruit, chips, granola bars and water.

How to book: Click here

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch

The deal: It’s the summer we’ve all been waiting for! Build sand castles on the beach, splash around in 10 interconnecting pools and race down our 3-story waterslide. Create your own space for fun in the sun. Keep it simple, kids eat dinner free and play golf free with each paying adult. Summer memories to last a lifetime.

How to book: hyatt.com or 480-444-1234

JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

The deals: Set on 316 acres of sweeping Sonoran Desert, JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa embodies all things luxury, recreation and rejuvenation. The resort will offer the following staycation deals for the perfect desert summer staycation:

• Sunny Days, Longer Stays Package: Guests can book three nights and receive the fourth night free to spend extra time soaking up the sun while enjoying the property’s five pools, lazy river, tranquil Revive Spa, Wildfire Golf Club, 17 pickleball courts, an assortment of dining options, and lush grounds for exploring and desert lounging. Use promo code D3Q when booking online. This package is valid for stays from May 15-September 15, 2021.

Splash into Summer Package: Splash into one of the resort’s five glistening pools and enjoy a $50 resort credit good for food and beverage, spa, golf, pool or pickleball, plus a waived resort fee (value of $198). Use promo code SPJ when booking online. This package is valid for stays from May 16-September 15, 2021.

How to book: hotel-deals.marriott.com/arizona-phoenix

JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa

The deals: Set on 125 acres of Sonoran Desert terrain in affluent Paradise Valley, JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa embodies the spirit of the Southwest with its peaceful desert setting, private grounds for hiking and meditation, and more. The Casitas & Ritas Package will offer two handcrafted margaritas each night, a $50 resort credit (good for food and beverage, spa, golf, and tennis) and accommodations in a resort casita, featuring a private garden patio or balcony to rejuvenate under the desert sun. Rates starting at $179. Available May 15-September 15, 2021

How to book: Use promo code ES1 in the corporate/promotional code box when making your online reservation, or call 800-228-9290.

Mountain Shadows.

Mountain Shadows

The deal: With the 4th Night Free offer, stay three nights and get the fourth consecutive night free.

How to book: Use the code STAY34THFREE at mountainshadows.com, or call 855-485-1417.

Quintero Golf Club

The deal: Quintero Golf Club offers guests six luxury condominiums located right on the golf course, fit with everything you need for a carefree and relaxing staycation. The stay and play packages can range from $300-$600 per player for a foursome depending on the season, amount of golf and nights stayed.

How to book: To book a condo, visit quinterogolf.com/golf-course-vacation-rental-phoenix/ or email [email protected]  

Royal Palms Resort and Spa

The deal: Back by popular demand is the iconic resort’s Fee Free Summer stay package. With rates up to 50 percent off from peak season starting at $259 per night, the two-night minimum stay package waives the parking, resort, and pet fees and is valid April 30-Sept. 6.

How to book: royalpalmshotel.com 

Sanctuary On Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa

The deal: Escape to an adults-only staycation at Sanctuary Resort with fresh air and gorgeous vistas of Camelback Mountain with the Arizona Residents Special. Save 15 percent off best available rates with a valid Arizona ID through Dec. 22, 2021. Offer is subject to availability and blackout dates may apply.

How to book: Book online at sanctuaryaz.com or by calling

Sheraton Phoenix Downtown

The deal: Warm up this summer at the newly renovated Sheraton Phoenix Downtown, which reopened in April 2021 as the launching pad for the new Sheraton brand experience with a new, contemporary design, impressive public spaces and refreshed programming. Take advantage of the property’s package offers, including Sports, Sip & Stay package for sports fans to enjoy $15 & More by Sheraton credit and free self parking after catching a game (or two) in Phoenix / Scottsdale. Sheraton Phoenix Downtown is less than 20 minutes away from all baseball stadiums! Drawing on its roots as a community hub, the renovation features refreshed accommodations, community spaces with a new lobby at the heart of the transformation, including soundproof booths, six uniquely-designed “Studios” and &More by Sheraton, part bar, part coffee shop, part grab-and-go market and a central pillar of the new Sheraton vision. The hotel also debuts an exclusive Sheraton Club Lounge and Sheraton Fitness center with new partnership, Technogym.

How to book: Click here.

Talking Stick Resort

The deal: Starting May 15 through Sept. 6, Talking Stick Resort will offer its summer Playcation package. Rates start at $149 per night Friday and Saturday and $109 Sunday through Thursday, and guests taking advantage of the package will score discounts at nearby destinations including Top Golf, OdySea Aquarium, Butterfly Wonderland, iFly, Octane Raceway and more. They will also receive $25 food and beverage credit. No resort fee for Arizona residents with valid ID.

How to book: talkingstickresort.com

The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician

The deal: Embrace the sun-blissed luxury of the greater Phoenix area’s only Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond hotel.  Discover this exclusive, more intimate offering located on The Phoenician grounds, with rates starting at $285 per night for a guestroom, and $385 per night for a suite.  Valid:  May 9-September 10, 2021

How to book: Call 480-941-8200 or visit canyonsuites.com

The Phoenician

The deal: Experience every degree of luxury this summer at the AAA Five Diamond Phoenician.  Rates start at just $199 per night, complemented by a $50 nightly resort credit.  Valid:  May 9-September 10, 2021

How to book: Call 480-941-8200 or visit thephoenician.com

W Scottsdale

The deal: Back by popular demand, W Scottsdale is relaunching its “Sips + Sunshine” package specifically designed for weekend getaways and remote workdays. The perfect summer package is packed with perks for a restorative weekday or weekend outing including breakfast in bed, complimentary room upgrades, welcome cocktail kits, spa discounts, late check-outs and more. Overall, “Sips + Sunshine” offers a summer escape and change of scenery for Scottsdale residents and road trippers. The “Sips + Sunshine” package includes:

• Build your own cocktail kit so guests can mix creative cocktails with their favorite spirits

• $80 credit toward Breakfast in Bed for 2 guests (gratuity and service charge excluded)

• Early Check-In

• 2 pm late checkout

• Free Wi-Fi

• 25% off AWAY Spa services

How to book: Call 888.627.8347 or visit WScottsdaleHotel.com and use promo code ZJL.


We-Ko-Pa Golf Club.

We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort

The deal: Chill out this summer at the We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort, where you can try your luck with state-of-the-art gaming, bask in luxurious accommodations, relax in the pool and spa, tee off at We-Ko-Pa Golf Club, or take in a fun outdoor activity at Fort McDowell Adventures. Summer Staycation deals start as low as $99 and includes a guest room, $10 food and beverage credit, $20 casino free play per stay for new Fortune Club members, and a waived $29 resort fee.

How to book: wekopacasinoresort.com or 480-789-4957 and use code WKPSUM1 for a one-night stay and WKPSUM2 for a two-night stay.

Whispering Creek B&B

The deal: Go to Sedona and find your adventure in the ultimate place for social distancing. Whispering Creek B&B is a charming bed and breakfast with great views located only five blocks from uptown Sedona. Stay three nights and get the fourth night for free.

How to book: whisperingcreekbnb.com

The Wigwam 

The deal: Treat yourself to a well-earned getaway, with The Wigwam’s special offer for Arizona locals. Stay close to home an experience an unforgettable staycation at The Wigwam with discounts up to 25 percent off. Arizona state ID must be presented at check-in. Discount is based on length of stay.

Hot to book: wigwamarizona.com or 866-976-6894.

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