Top 10 Arizona Staycation Destinations

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Top 10 Arizona Staycation Destinations

Staycations are the new way to relax and unwind while tricking yourself into thinking you are on vacation far, far away. Check out our favorite local getaways for a trip that will be truly memorable and a little more affordable than leaving the state.

Royal Palms Resort and Spa

Located at the base of Camelback Mountain, Royal Palms Resort and Spa has been a romantic getaway since opening in 1929. With beautiful cobblestone pathways and Spanish architecture, it is easy to forget you are in the heart of the Valley. The resort features a full service spa with massages, facials and salon treatments to pamper yourself. T. Cooks Restaurant is located on the property for a fine dining experience with fresh, seasonal ingredients. With your choice of a villa, casita, luxury suite or estate room, your stay will be something unique and memorable.

  • 5200 E Camelback Rd
  • Phoenix, AZ 85018
  • 602.840.3610

Hotel Palomar

Located in the heart of Downtown Phoenix, this Kimpton hotel is a stylish way to enjoy all that the city has to offer. Walking distance to Talking Stick Resort Arena, Chase Field, CityScape, the Convention Center and other Downtown attractions, this is the perfect place to stay and explore. The hotel features a salon and spa as well as a rooftop pool with full service bar for lounging and city views.

  • 2 E Jefferson St
  • Phoenix, AZ 85004
  • 602.253.6633

JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa

A hidden gem in North Phoenix, the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa is a beautiful destination the whole family can enjoy. The grounds include 5 restaurants on the property including world-renowned Asian Fusion restaurant, Roy’s as well as a private golf course. The heated pool area includes 3 pools with a lazy river to truly enjoy the outdoors. Located just across from the Desert Ridge shopping district, this is a nice little getaway within the Valley.

  • 5350 E Marriott Dr
  • Phoenix, AZ 85054
  • 480.293.5000

Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort

Located in the heart of Central Phoenix, Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort is nestled in between amazing views and amazing hiking trails. This full service resort features a pool that wraps around the entire property with many lounge chairs throughout. When hunger strikes, be sure to visit Different Pointe of View for some breath catching views of the valley while indulging on culinary masterpieces.

  • 11111 N 7th St
  • Phoenix, AZ 85020
  • 602.866.7500

Hotel Valley Ho

This hip Old Town Resort is located in the center of all Scottsdale has to offer. Hotel Valley Ho beautifully melds comfort with contemporary design and lifestyle. ZuZu, the featured restaurant on property, dishes out unique American fare with fresh and local ingredients. A visit to the Oh Pool will have you feeling like you are on vacation in Miami, with the vibrant colors and a somewhat club-like atmosphere. This resort is the perfect place to relax with shopping and entertainment only minutes away.

  • 6850 East Main Street
  • Scottsdale, AZ 85251
  • 480.376.2600

Hyatt Regency Phoenix

Another destination for exploring all Downtown Phoenix has to offer, the Hyatt Regency stands out with its unique decor. With a garden terrace and Arizona’s only revolving restaurant, this is truly a unique destination. Unwind taking in a 360 degree view of the city, especially beautiful at sunset when the Arizona sky shows off in bright pinks, purples and oranges.

  • 122 North Second Street
  • Phoenix, Arizona, USA, 85004
  • 602.252.1234

Firesky Resort & Spa

The enchanting grounds of the Firesky Resort & Spa set it apart from other resorts in the area. With 2 pools and a lagoon, it is easy to soak in the 266 sunny days that Scottsdale has to offer. If you are searching for a bit more of indoor relaxation, their spa is the place to go. With 6 private sun washed treatment rooms, you can really enjoy your massage, facial or manicure.

  • 4925 N Scottsdale Rd
  • Scottsdale, AZ 85251
  • 480.945.7666

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Fairytales become real life when you visit the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. With 5 heated pools, 2 championship-level TPC golf courses, 5 award winning restaurants located on property and a Family Adventure Center for the kids, there is a little something for everyone.

  • 7575 E Princess Dr
  • Scottsdale, AZ 85255
  • 480.585.4848

Gainey Suites Hotel

Recently updated, this Scottsdale treasure treats guests to a luxury lifestyle that can’t be found in the comfort of your own home. Fire pits are spread throughout the grounds to create fun spots to relax and enjoy the scenery, whether by the heated pool or under the shade of some palm trees. The Shops at Gainey Village are conveniently located across the street for unique shopping and dining experiences.

  • 7300 E Gainey Suites Dr
  • Scottsdale, AZ 85258
  • 800.970.4666

Sanctuary Resort

Also located on Camelback Mountain, Sanctuary Resort is a true desert oasis. This pet-friendly hotel ensures all your loved ones to enjoy their stay. Whether you are enjoying the pool, hiking on local trails or enjoying the spa, you will forget you are so close to home. Stay on property to visit Jade Bar, sip on expertly crafted cocktails and listen to live and local entertainment held on most days of the week.

  • 5700 East McDonald Drive
  • Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
  • 480.948.2100