The iconic Hotel Valley Ho in Old Town Scottsdale. (Photo by Delight in the Desert)
Here are 10 Labor Day resort getaways
Labor Day is just around the corner, and as Labor Day weekend signals the unofficial end of summer, there’s no better time to treat yourself to a staycation at one of Arizona’s gorgeous hotels and resorts. Here are 10 of the best Labor Day getaway deals being offered through the end of September.
Arizona Grand Resort and Spa
Arizona Grand will be hosting a Labor Day fireworks display exclusive to resort guests on Saturday, Sept. 5. All day guests can enjoy extended hours at the resort’s Oasis Water Park, as well as a visit from Willie’s Taco Joint Food Truck. Guests can also book dinner at a cushioned 8-seat fire pit with a premium view of the show, submit a special request for a room facing the display or reserve a spot on the lawn where a blanket and snacks will be provided.
Aptly named, Enchantment Resort is your go-to place to recharge when visiting Sedona. Surrounded by breathtaking red rocks and offering more than 140 different activities weekly, this place is the perfect mix of adventure and relaxation. Their Summer Escapes package includes a $100 resort credit per stay if you book now through September 30.
Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort
Located at the base of the Santa Catalina Mountains in Tucson, Hacienda Del Sol is the perfect place to visit for the end of summer. Their Staycation package includes a $25 dining credit, 10 percent off their best room rate, and of course access to their gorgeous pools and outdoor courtyard. Located not far from Tucson’s desert vineyards, the resort also offers a Summer “Wine” Down special which includes 15 percent off their best room rate and a sommelier-selected bottle of wine upon arrival free of charge.
Hotel Valley Ho
Hotel Valley Ho has some great deals available for those looking to break up their usual routine. Their Sip & Splash Package is perfect for a long weekend of playing hard as it includes a round of cocktails for two at OH Pool and breakfast for two at Zuzu, the hotel’s restaurant. Every weekend OH Pool hosts a DJ and there are cabanas and daybeds available for reservation. If you’re more interested in working hard, the resort’s Hotel Valley Ho(me) Office package is for you. Available Monday through Friday, the deal includes a room and pool access from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., complimentary parking and a $25 dining credit.
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch
With their 2.5-acre water playground including a beach, multiple pools and waterslides, Gainey Ranch is the perfect summer staycation spot for families. Now through September 7, kids eat and play golf free for each paying adult.
JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort and Spa
When it comes to last-minute summer fun, JW Marriott Phoenix has got you covered. Their Splash Into Summer package, valid from now until Sept. 13, includes: a $50 daily resort credit eligible at any of the resort’s restaurants, spa or golf; two-hour bike rentals and access to the resort’s pickleball courts, golf driving range and tennis courts; complimentary fitness classes; and one free appetizer or dessert per entree. JW Marriott will also donate $10 to the Phoenix Children’s Hospital per booking.
JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Resort and Spa
Escape to Scottsdale for some much-needed rest and relaxation with JW Marriott Scottsdale’s Casitas and *Ritas special running through September 30. Book your stay in one of the hotel’s resort casitas and receive two complimentary handcrafted, specialty margaritas each night, as well as a $50 resort credit that can be used for food and beverage, spa, golf, tennis or shopping at the resort shops.
Omni Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Montelucia
The Omni is offering two different incredible offers now through September 30: the Rise, Dine & Unwind package includes 15 percent off the resort’s best flexible rate, a 15 percent voucher for on-site restaurant Taqueria Centro and a 15 percent voucher for any full-priced spa menu item; the Fee-Free Summer Room package guarantees guests no resort service fees and no fee for covered self-parking, which together average around $57 saved for every night of your stay.
Make The Phoenician your summer staycation destination with rates starting at $169 per night with complimentary self-parking now through Sept. 7. Over Labor Day weekend the resort will be hosting a Glo-at-the-Pho pool party and Dive-In movie, making it the perfect place for the entire family to celebrate. Saturday night the movie will be Monster’s Inc. and Sunday night will be Cars 3.
The Wigwam’s 3-2-1 Summer Fun package is the perfect excuse to get away. Book two nights now through September 30 and receive a third night free, as well as two same day rounds of golf, two 50-minute massages or facials and a complimentary Chef’s Selection bottle of wine. The Wigwam also will be offering sunset yoga classes every Wednesday in September, followed by a guided meditation. Class is open to the public and tickets cost $20, though the event is free for guests of the resort.