There are definite benefits to taking a staycation as opposed to a vacation this summer.
With gasoline at $5 a gallon and soaring, the idea of a road trip doesn’t hold much appeal. Choosing a local hotel or resort as a getaway destination will save you a lot of travel time, giving you and your family, friends or anyone else the opportunity to maximize the time you spend relaxing.
Whatever your reason for staying in the city, you’re in luck – metro Phoenix resorts offer plenty of incentives so you can skip the travel and enjoy a few days off close to home.
2400 East Missouri Avenue
It may be nearly 100 years old, but the Arizona Biltmore still looks great. This historic resort knows how hard it is to weather the sweltering Valley summers, so they’re offering Arizona residents 25 percent off rooms through September 11. advance and the deal is good for stays from Sunday to Thursday – but meet the conditions and you’ll have a relaxing getaway at a significant discount. And while you’re there, you won’t be bored: the Biltmore has seven pools and a full calendar of events for all ages, including fitness classes, kids’ activities, live music, and more.
The Clarendon Hotel & Spa
401 West Clarendon Avenue
If a boutique hotel appeals to you more than a sprawling resort, The Clarendon Hotel & Spa in downtown Phoenix is the place. The Clarendon is offering Arizona residents a 20 percent discount on their stay through September 17. You can get a regular room or one of the cannabis-friendly rooms where you can smoke, dab or vape to your heart’s content. Once you’ve relaxed, enjoy a service at the Lazy Bee Spa, listen to live music every night at the Latin-inspired Fuego Bistro, or relax in the pool or rooftop lounge.
5532 North Palo Cristi Road,
If you’re looking for a quiet, luxurious getaway, consider The Hermosa Inn. Tucked away in an enclave in Paradise Valley, the hotel was originally the home of artist Lon Megargee. Now it is a luxurious oasis that offers Arizona residents a special lodging package. The Locals Linger Longer deal is: 15 percent off your stay (minimum two nights) through September 1, plus a $50 food and beverage credit per day, two welcome cocktails, and poolside treats.
Hotel Valley Hoss
6850 East Main Street, Scottsdale
The Midcentury Modern aesthetic is hot right now, and there’s no better hotel to experience it than the Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale. The establishment is offering a 10 percent discount on the lowest room rates through August 31; the deal also includes free welcome drinks and a room class upgrade when available. While you’re there, you can swim in one of the hotel’s two pools, be pampered in the VH Spa, or have dinner at ZuZu.
Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix
2 East Jefferson Street
Here’s a way to relax and show your Arizona pride at the same time: Kimpton Hotel Palomar in downtown Phoenix is offering a summer special in partnership with beloved local clothing company State 48. The State 48 Staycation Package is available through 31 August and requires a minimum of a two night stay – the first night is at the regular rate and the next is 48 percent off. The deal also includes two free cocktails from the hotel’s Blue Hound Kitchen and two free State 48 T-shirts. While you’re there, make sure to head to the rooftop pool and lounge for spectacular valley views.
Rise Uptown Hotel
400 West Camelback Road
Rise Uptown is already a hot spot to hang out, but the Sun & Cider summer special might convince you to stay a few nights. You’ll get a couple of Schilling Guava Lemonade ciders delivered to your room, plus two Rise Uptown can koozies and a free homemade ice pop from the Pop Stand. The deal comes with a $50 credit to Lylo, the hotel’s poolside bar and restaurant, which offers Asian-inspired dishes and tropical cocktails.
Royal Palms Resort & Spa
5200 East Camelback Road
It’s all luxury at Royal Palms Resort & Spa and this summer you can experience what it has to offer at a discount. Arizona residents get 20 percent off their room rate for the season. While there, dine at the legendary T. Cook’s restaurant, visit the Alvadora Spa, take mixology classes, swim in the pool, and sip cocktails at the Mix-Up Bar.
7501 East Camelback Road, Scottsdale
The newest hotel in Old Town Scottsdale tries to make amends with the locals, and its mission accomplished. The Hilton property offers a 15 percent discount on the room rate and free parking for Arizona residents through September 1. While you’re there, explore what Senna House has to offer, including the Sonora Swim Club, the luxurious rooftop pool lounge and day club, and CALA Restaurant, Chef Beau McMillan’s new Mediterranean-inspired eatery.
Talking Stick Resort & Casino
9800 Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale
If you like your stay with a side of blackjack, poker or slots then the Summer Playcation special at Talking Stick Resort & Casino might be for you. Until September 11, Arizona residents will receive discounted room rates, food and beverage credit, and no resort fee. And if exploring all that the hotel has to offer isn’t enough, the staycation package also includes discounts at nearby attractions, including Odysea Aquarium, TopGolf, Medieval Times, Octane Raceway, and more.
The Westin Tempe
11 East Seventh Street, Tempe
The Westin Tempe is celebrating its first summer with a special deal for Arizona residents through September 30. The package includes 15 percent off your room rate and a $50 credit toward one of the hotel’s three dining options. Also kicking off is the hotel’s summer programming, which includes special events every Thursday through Sunday – think Brews + Views + BBQs on Saturday afternoons, movies on Sunday nights and Thirsty Thursdays with drink specials and music.