If there was ever a year we deserved some rest and relaxation after a pandemic-filled winter and spring, this is the year we need a staycation. Forget about flight delays and social distancing at faraway destinations because many of Arizona’s award-winning hotels and resorts offer summer staycation deals that are designed specifically for local residents who need to get away from it all.
Arizona is home to some of the world’s most fantastic pools, luxurious spas, romantic retreats, spectacular golf courses, and best restaurants. The best part about experiencing Arizona’s best resorts in the summer is that many offer great deals and staycation deals with low rates.
So if you need a summer getaway — and don’t we all — why not stay in Arizona, support local businesses, and save money at the same time?
Here are some of the best staycation deals for 2020.
Amara Resort and Spa
With the Last Night Is On Us package, guests booking stays of four or more nights at Amara Resort and Spa in Sedona will receive the last night of their trip for free. Valid for stays from June 1 to Aug. 31.
How to book: amararesort.com/offers
Canopy by Hilton Tempe Downtown
Be among the first guests to experience the new Canopy by Hilton Tempe Downtown with the “Positively Local” package. Guests booking stays at brand-new Canopy by Hilton Tempe Downtown from mid-June to September 30 will enjoy rates starting at $149 per night and a Local Welcome Gift that includes a “Local Know How” guide plus a complimentary private tour and tasting at a Tempe brewery.
How to book: Book starting June 11 at hilton.com/en/hotels/phxtypy-canopy-tempe-downtown
Sedona’s Enchantment Resort has announced its new Arizona Resident Rate, an offer valid until the end of 2020. Now that Enchantment Resort has reopened, Arizona residents can escape to the spiritual heart of Sedona this upcoming summer and beat the heat while experiencing romantic getaways, adventurous excursions, and family connection. The resort is welcoming residents to explore their own backyard with an exclusive rate that offers 15 percent off their stay through December 31, 2020.
How to book: enchantmentresort.com/offers/arizona-resident-rates
Great Wolf Lodge Arizona will launch its first-ever summer camp-in experience for guests staying overnight at the resort. Expect brand new arts and crafts, camp-themed rooms and campfire-like treats.
How to book: greatwolf.com/arizona
Hotel Valley Ho
Enjoy the Sip + Splash Package at the mid-century chic Hotel Valley Ho, including a round of cocktails at OH Pool and breakfast for two at ZuZu, plus a stylish room upgrade (based on availability at check-in). Starting at $169; stay between May 25 and September 3.
How to book: hotelvalleyho.com with code SPLASH
Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix
This summer, those looking to feel the nostalgia of summer camp can book the Countdown to Summer package offering rates from $99 per night (a 50% savings from peak season rates). The package includes two welcome summer camp cocktails redeemable at LUSTRE Rooftop Bar.
L’Auberge de Sedona
L’Auberge de Sedona encourages guests to disconnect from the daily stresses of life this summer and reset through a series of nature-inspired spa and wellness experiences. The property offers a collection of complimentary, daily experiences such as a moon meditation series, a creekside yoga stretch and s’mores roast.
How to book: lauberge.com
Enjoy the Sunshine & Dine Package at Mountain Shadows in serene Paradise Valley, including a round of poolside cocktails and breakfast for two along with a sleek room upgrade (based on availability at check-in). Starting at $189; stay between May 25 and September 3.
How to book: mountainshadows.com with code SUNSHINE
One of Phoenix’s most celebrated and awarded resorts, Royal Palms combines the sophistication of a storied Mediterranean villa with the intimacy of a secluded retreat. Available to book now for stays from May 26 through Sept. 8, guests can enjoy the lowest rates of the year starting from $159/night, which is up to 65 percent off high season rates of $499 per night, as well as waived daily resort and parking fees.
How to book: royalpalmshotel.com or 602-283-1234.
Talking Stick Resort
Talking Stick Resort’s Summer Playcation Package is full of fun, luxury and adventure! Hotel rates are at an all-time low this summer. In addition to access to gaming, spa services, pool time and more, guests will score a dining credit and additional discounts at Talking Stick Entertainment District as part of the package.
How to book: talkingstickresort.com or 866-877-9897.
Under Canvas Grand Canyon
Looking for staycation deals that let you enjoy nature? Under Canvas Grand Canyon is located outside Valle, Arizona near the South Rim on 160 acres of beautiful piñon and juniper forest. With daily summer activities ranging from hiking, horseback riding, Jeep tours, s’mores by the fire and more, the most difficult decision glampers have is choosing which adventure first.
How to book: undercanvas.com/camps/grand-canyon
Find your home away from home at resorts across Arizona and enjoy a well-deserved staycation. Book your stay through September and save up to 25 percent on condo-style suites. Take advantage of spaces with fully-equipped kitchens, separate bedrooms and most of the conveniences you have at home, plus unique resort amenities.
How to Book: Click here