10 Summer Staycation Deals in Metro Phoenix

Zest Spa, and the “Get Pumped” and “Classic Game Night” in-room bags at The Camby Hotel.EXPAND
Zest Spa, and the “Get Pumped” and “Classic Game Night” in-room bags at The Camby Hotel.
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"Townie" doesn’t have to be a bad word. Plenty of people come to metro Phoenix for spring training, golf, and spas. So when’s our shot? This summer, 10 Valley hotels are offering swoon-worthy staycation specials that'll give you a chance to indulge in their world-class onsite spas and cool off in their lavish pools.

Whether you're looking for a solo getaway, a romantic weekend, or a couple days of chilling with your crew, the Phoenix area is teeming with options.

Enjoy packages like Tequila and Tanlines and Life Is Brewtiful at the FireSky Resort & Spa in Old Town Scottsdale.EXPAND
Enjoy packages like Tequila and Tanlines and Life Is Brewtiful at the FireSky Resort & Spa in Old Town Scottsdale.
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FireSky Resort & Spa
4925 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
480-945-7666

Within walking distance of Old Town Scottsdale, FireSky Resort & Spa is where you’ll want to be poolside this summer. This boutique resort is packed with tropical landscaping, accentuated by live guitar on Saturdays and a steel drum band on Sundays. FireSky also features a “sandy shore” pool, where you can actually sunbathe and build sandcastles, and a Mediterranean-inspired lagoon.

FireSky is pumping out two summer packages for the 21-and-over crowd: Tequila and Tanlines and Life Is Brewtiful.

Tequila and Tanlines starts at $149 a night for a minimum of two nights (booked in advance with request rate code PTAN). The offer includes their deluxe accommodations and a welcome pitcher of margaritas at the Taggia Bar.

The second option, as you might guess, is for our beer drinkers. Also starting at $149 per night (booked in advance with request rate code PBRO for two nights), this package also features deluxe accommodations, plus a “welcome round” of four beers and an appetizer, also at the Taggia Bar. For more information, visit the FireSky Resort & Spa website.

This decor may not correlate with our college of yesteryear, but we can totally get behind it.
This decor may not correlate with our college of yesteryear, but we can totally get behind it.
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Graduate Tempe
225 East Apache Boulevard, Tempe
480-967-9431

Set your sights on a summer staycation on Arizona State University’s turf at Graduate Tempe. The hardest decision you’ll have to make: garden or campus view.

Stay cool with the Weekday Wayfarer package, valid Sundays through Thursdays, where you’ll get 15 percent off and a daily $15 credit to The Normal Diner or Tapacubo – the Graduate’s poolside cantina complete with rooftop bar overlooking campus.

What’s more, the good people at The Graduate are offering a free drink in exchange for your business card at check-in. What better way to truly feel like you’re taking a break from the grind? The limit is one drink per 21-and-over guest per reservation. Other specials at Graduate Tempe include the Magic, Mystery, and Oooh La La Package, the Gammage Theater Package, and a Romance Rendezvous Package.

Guests also receive complimentary airport shuttle service, bikes available for rent, and an access pass to ASU’s gym. You’re also within walking distance of the ASU Gammage theater if you’re trying to peep a show. Find more details at Graduate Tempe's website

Summer deals and the LUSTRE Rooftop Bar at Hotel Palomar Phoenix CityScape.
Summer deals and the LUSTRE Rooftop Bar at Hotel Palomar Phoenix CityScape.
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Hotel Palomar Phoenix CityScape
2 East Jefferson Street
602-253-6633

If you haven’t hit the LUSTRE Rooftop Bar and third-floor outdoor pool at the Hotel Palomar Phoenix CityScape, this summer is your chance. They'd like you to know that “It's Not a Mirage” – also the name of their summer package.

If you book by May 27 as a Karma Rewards Member, you can get up to 20 percent off and a double stay credit. Stay dates are May 18 to September 5, and several Kimpton accommodations apply here.

Not only is the pool is open daily from 6 a.m to 9 p.m., but guests get a $10 minibar or bar credit, complimentary morning coffee and tea, and free PUBLIC bikes for cruising around downtown Phoenix. Other perks include hosted wine hour every evening and a yoga mat in every room. Find details at Hotel Palomar Phoenix's website.

Welcome drinks and the Summertime Selfie Contest at Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale.EXPAND
Welcome drinks and the Summertime Selfie Contest at Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale.
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Hotel Valley Ho
6850 East Main Street, Scottsdale
480-421-7734

That familiar Scottsdale hotel at the southeast corner of 68th Street and Camelback Road is offering its own summer deals for those looking to hang around the area — and maybe hit Scottsdale Fashion Square.

Starting at $149 a night, the Stay2Play Package offers a $50 resort credit per day, upgraded internet, two welcome drinks, and a prize upon arrival. Bump that up to three nights or more, and you can save 25 percent at $89 a night with the Stay Longer for Less special. Both packages are running May 1 to September 30 for those who pre-pay and reserve by September 5.

What’s more, Hotel Valley Ho is hosting a weekly Summertime Selfie Contest, accompanied by the hashtag #HVHSelfieContest. Post a selfie to Instagram, Twitter, or the hotel Facebook page between to May 2 to September 4 to enter.

Staycationers can get pampered at the VH Spa for Vitality + Health, or take in such weekend events as live music and DJs at the OH Pool, and ZuZu’s weekend brunch. See details at the Hotel Valley Ho website

Sign up for the Luxe Lounging summer package at Royal Palms Resort and Spa.
Sign up for the Luxe Lounging summer package at Royal Palms Resort and Spa.
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Royal Palms Resort and Spa
5200 East Camelback Road
602-840-3610

Formally Royal Palms Resort and Spa, A Destination Hotel, this upscale Phoenix resort gives off an estate vibe at the base of Camelback Mountain. And Royal Palms is offering the public a summer package called “Luxe Lounging.” Ooh la la.

From Memorial Day through Labor Day, rooms are going for $149 a night, and of course include plenty of additional amenities. Featured accommodations for this summer special include two $40 Alvadora Spa credits, two welcome cocktails at The Mix Up Bar, and a $25 credit for T. Cook's, the Royal Palms onsite restaurant. Find more information at the Royal Palms website.



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