Arizona is hot in the summer. Very hot. But the staycation deals and packages offered by some of our most beautiful, beloved, picturesque and luxuirous resorts and hotels are even hotter.
While some scrunch in the car to seek cooler temps and others pay far too much for a flight, you can take advantage of some of Arizona’s finest accommodations. Dip in a pool, float on a lazy river, order some of the best room service this side of the Grand Canyon, swing a golf club and kick back in a cabana.
Welcome to staycation summer like you’ve never experienced – right in your own backyard.
Here are some of the best staycation deals for 2017, in alphabetical order:
Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa
The deal: This summer, take the opportunity to visit the Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa, Scottsdale’s first new resort in six years. Find more time this summer for endless discovery and limitless adventure with Andaz Scottsdale’s “Stay More, Save More” package. The staycation deal provides greater value with every extra night you stay to allow the time you need to truly get away. Save up to 30 percent and enjoy a discounted resort fee (includes parking) on reservations for two nights or more.
How to book: 480-368-1234 or andazscottsdale.com and request offer code AZMORE
Arizona Grand Resort & Spa
The deal: The Arizona Grand Resort & Spa offers everything locals are looking for in a staycation — suites, seven-acre water park, golf course, spa, on-site dining and more. Staycation deal includes the resort suite king for $119 weekdays/$139 weekends from May 1-June 30. The golf package includes unlimited golf for two players per day and $25 food and beverage credit.
How to book: arizonagrandresort.com
Boulders Resort & Spa
The deal: Rediscover a truly peaceful vacation getaway at the newly-renovated Boulders Resort at low summer rates. From 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.
How to book: 480-488-9009 or theboulders.com
Embassy Suites by Hilton Scottsdale Resort
The deal: The hotel features two resort-style pools, live music poolside on Friday nights, dive-in movies on Saturdays, and a complimentary breakfast and evening reception. Rates start at $99 per night and kids eat free with the purchase of an adult entrée.
How to book: scottsdale.embassysuites.com and enter “TBD” in the rate code box or call 480-949-1414 and request the “Suite Retreat” package
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
The deal: From Memorial Day to Labor Day, the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is celebrating the past 30 years and the next with its Summer Splash Birthday Bash, a cool mix of throw-back, decade-themed pool parties, combined with all-new experiences, making this the playcation destination for families. The Summer Splash Birthday Bash package starts from $169 per night with a $50 daily credit, May 25-Sept. 4.
How to book: 480-585-4848 or scottsdaleprincess.com.
The deal: The Downtown Staycation Package lets people book a room with late check-out, complimentary valet parking, a $25 food and beverage credit, a healthy welcome cocktail, revitalizing B-complex shots for two and two bottles of FOUND:RE’s “Just Water.” Valid Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend with standard rooms from $159.
How to book: 602-875-8000 or foundrehotels.com
Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North
The deal: Make this a summer to remember with a getaway to Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, with weekday rates beginning at $189 per night from June 1-Aug. 31.
How to book: fourseasons.com/scottsdale
The deal: Escape to the Hermosa Inn, a secluded Paradise Valley retreat with enchanting new deluxe casitas and newly-renovated guest casitas. The Summer in Paradise package starts at $139 per night and includes a $25 daily food and beverage credit, two welcome cocktails, daily poolside treats and early check-in/late check-out, based on availability. Offer code is SUMMER.
How to book: 602-955-8614 or hermosainn.com
Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock
The deal: The Another Day In Paradise package invites Phoenicians to spend a little more time relaxing, exploring and enjoying the myriad of adventures found just outside the resort’s doorstep. Escape the rising Phoenix temperatures and book three nights or more and receive the fourth night free. Summer rates start at $259 per night.
How to book: hiltonsedonaresort.com/save/
Hotel Valley Ho
The deal: Book the 60th Anniversary Special and enjoy 10 percent off your room, two welcome drinks, $10 in hotel bucks nightly, an evening arrival amenity, and a $10 room upgrade upon arrival (based on availability). Requires pre-payment of first night’s room and tax. Reservations cannot be changed or canceled.
How to book: hotelvalleyho.com or 480-376-2600
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa
The deal: The property features a 2.5-acre water playground with a sand beach, three-story waterslide, adult pool, Grotto Bar, gondola boat rides, golf, tennis and Spa Avania’s “Salt & Sea” treatment offerings with its special Himalayan Salt Room. From $139-$229 per night, not including tax or resort fee. Ask about the Summer Splash package to receive a $50 resort credit and complimentary self-parking.
How to book: 800-55-HYATT, 480-444-1234 or scottsdale.regency.hyatt.com
JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort
The deal: The Come to Life Golf Package offers rates from $179 and includes guest room accommodations, unlimited golf for up to four golfers staying in the same room, free kids meals for children 12 and under and 20 percent discount off spa treatments at Revive Spa. The Come to Life Spa Package offers rates from $199 and includes guest room accommodations, one 50-minute Revive massage, free kids meals for children 12 and under, 25 percent discount off additional spa treatments. A $50 resort credit and the resort fee is included with both deals.
How to book: jwdesertridge.com
JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa
The deal: The Margarita Package at JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa offers rates from $159 and includes guest room accommodations and two specialty, hand-crafted margaritas per night from Signature Grill, Primo or Catalina Barbeque Company.
How to book: jwstarrpassresort.com
Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix
The deal: There are a variety of staycation options at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix this summer, including the Fast Forward to Summer package, which is valid for stays April 4-Sept. 3. The package includes room rates starting from $136 per night, 20 percent off premium rooms and suites and 20 percent off at Blue Hound Kitchen and Cocktails and LUSTRE Rooftop Bar. Use the rate code FFSUM.
To book: 602-253-6633 or hotelpalomar-phoenix.com
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
The deal: The longer you stay with Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, the more credit you’ll get to spend on meals, snacks or beverages. This deal includes your room accommodations plus a $25 food and beverage credit per night of your stay. So go on, treat yourself. It’s on Loews Ventana Canyon Resort.
To book: loewshotels.com/ventana-canyon
The deal: The Stay & Experience Package at the brand new Mountain Shadows in Paradise Valley includes a guest room, a $50 resort credit and two rounds of 18-hole, par-3 golf. Rates start at $199 nightly, plus resort fee. Stay between May 1 and Sept. 30.
How to book: mountainshadows.com or 480-624-5400
Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia
The deal: Slumber and Save at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia with rates starting from $129. Available for stay dates June 1-Sept. 30. Minimum two-night stay required. Package includes two-night luxury accommodations, 4 p.m. late check-out, $50 poolside credit, complimentary daily and overnight covered parking (savings of $22 per day) and $15 reduced nightly resort charge (savings of $14 per day).
Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort
The deal: Splash into summer at the resort’s four-acre water park featuring a lazy river for tubing, a 130-foot waterslide, three swimming pools, an 18-hole putting course, tennis courts, basketball courts and more. Family-friendly activities include hourly poolside games, dive-in movies, cooking classes, western hoedowns, breakfast with Yote and much more. Rates starting at $119.
How to book: squawpeakhilton.com or 800-947-9784
Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort
This summer, instead of hanging around the house with nothing to do, grab the kids and head to the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort and share in the fun that is sure to be found at the Falls Water Village and throughout the resort with rates as low as $119.
How to book: Click here
Ritz Carlton, Dove Mountain
The deal: Stay at Southern Arizona’s only five star/five diamond resort this summer, starting at $159 per night weekdays, $239 weekends. On the menu: three pools, cabanas, a 235-foot water slide and splash pad, golf, spa, food and wine and acclaimed outdoor adventures.
How to book: ritzcarlton.com/dovemountain or 800-241-3333
Royal Palms Resort and Spa
The deal: Luxe Lounging — also listed as Spa and Dine online — offers rates from $189 per night and includes $50 credit to Alvadora Spa and $25 food and beverage credit to T. Cook’s. Booking dates are May 23-Aug. 24, with stay dates from May 23-Aug. 31. Use code LLXE.
How to book: royalpalmshotel.com
The deal: The Saguaro Scottsdale is a desert oasis in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, just steps away from Scottsdale’s best shopping, art and dining. The Locals Staycation Package offers $40 off nightly room rate, $40 food and beverage credit, plus 2 p.m. late check-out, Sunday through Thursday. Offer code is AZLOCALS and Arizona ID required at check-in.
How to book: 480-970-4444 or thesaguaro.com/scottsdale
Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch
The deal: Rock and roll is here to stay and so are Arizona residents looking for a hot summer deal. The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, A Destination Hotel, is rockin’ all summer long for locals looking to get away close to home with “Rockin’ Staycations” every weekend May 26 through Labor Day. Book the summer special room rate starting at $99 plus tax and daily $29 resort fee using promo code DDFLT7.
How to book: thescottsdaleresort.com
Talking Stick Resort
The deal: Talking Stick Resort’s Staycation Package includes rates from $129 and a daily $25 food and beverage credit. While there, guests can partake in an array of exciting amenities, including three pools, a rejuvenating spa, 240,000 square-foot casino and numerous celebrated restaurants and lounges.
How to book: talkingstickresort.com or 866-877-9897
The deal: This summer, The Camby is offering a Dine & Elevate package that is perfect for locals looking to spend the weekend exploring Phoenix or simply enjoy some down time. The package includes accommodation upgrade to a mountain view room based upon availability, $50 food and beverage credit for dinner at Artizen per night and a 50 percent valet parking discount. Rates start at $219 per night and the promo code is D18.
How to book: thecamby.com/offers/dine-and-elevate
The McCormick Scottsdale
The deal: This summer, Buck the Heat at The McCormick Scottsdale with its staycation that includes menu items from $1. Or stay and play with unlimited golf at McCormick Ranch Golf Club. Join The McCormick Scottsdale lakeside and do as much or as little as you desire.
How to book: millenniumhotels.com
The deal: Enjoy the celebrated legacy of The Phoenician one last time as public area refurbishments begin, and get a sneak peek at the new, iconic luxury to come this fall. Relax in recently redesigned AAA Five Diamond accommodations at “under renovation” rates starting at a historic $119 per night.
How to book: 480-941-8200 and ask for rate plan “Renovate,” or visit thephoenician.com/offers
Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino
The deal: Hotel summer rates at Wild Horse Pass include free poolside entertainment Saturdays and Sundays (steel drums, reggae, etc.), poolside grill, ping pong and giant chess, plus the usual amenities like gaming, restaurants, lounges, fitness room and more. Target audience is 40-something adults looking for a getaway. Rates starting at $69 plus tax and no resort fee. Offer good on stays May 15-Sept. 4.