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10 Summer Staycation Deals in Metro Phoenix

"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 staycation specials that'll give you a chance to indulge in their world-class on-site 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.

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 Stay Local package, where you’ll get a daily $25 credit to The Normal Diner or Tapacubo – the Graduate’s poolside cantina complete with rooftop bar overlooking campus. There’s also complimentary parking and upgraded Wi-Fi. What’s more, the good people at The Graduate offer an All Business Package, where you get a daily $15 credit to The Normal or Tapacubo, access pass to ASU’s gym (which is within walking distance), and complimentary airport shuttle service, Wi-Fi, and yes, a cocktail.

Other specials at Graduate Tempe include the Romance Rendezvous Package and Gammage Theater Package. Find more details at Graduate Tempe's website.

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.

Hotel Palomar is offering the “Fast Forward to Summer" staycation option good from April 4 to September 3. The offer includes lower room rates and 20 percent off at Blue Hound Kitchen and Cocktails and LUSTRE Rooftop Bar. Other special offers include the Long Weekender, the Sweet Suite Life, and $5 Breakfast or Cocktails.

The pool is open daily at 11 a.m., and closes at 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and midnight on Friday and Saturday. Guests get complimentary morning coffee and tea, and free Kimpton PUBLIC bikes for cruising around downtown Phoenix. Other perks include hosted wine hour every evening and a Gaiam yoga mat in every room. Find details at Hotel Palomar Phoenix's website.

Hotel Valley Ho
6850 East Main Street, Scottsdale
480-376-2600

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.

For all of 2017, the Hotel Valley Ho is offering the 60th Anniversary Special. Celebrate with the classic hotel with 10 percent off your room, a $10 room upgrade upon arrival, an evening arrival amenity (mysterious), two welcome drinks, and $10 in hotel bucks for each night you stay. The offer is valid for stays till December 31.

Staycationers can also 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

Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa At Montelucia
4949 East Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale
480-627-3200

The Scottsdale resort is not only fun to say, it’s fun to stay at. The Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa At Montelucia is offering a number of summer packages for those sunny middle months, including the Slumber & Save.

Book between June 1 and September 30, and you’ll get to “Dine, Unwind and Check-Out Late” thanks to cabanas and pool, trips to Joya Spa, and poolside events like fashion and boutique trunk shows. The package is available to 21-and-over guests, and offers $15 reduced daily resort charge, complimentary daily and overnight covered parking, a $50 poolside credit, a 4 p.m. checkout, two nights of luxury accommodations, and all the other amenities of the resort. See the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa At Montelucia website for more information.

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 $189 a night, and of course include plenty of additional amenities. Featured accommodations for this summer special include a $50 credit to Alvadora Spa and a $25 food and beverage credit to T. Cook’s, the Royal Palms on-site restaurant. Find more information at the Royal Palms website.

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