The Best Staycation Spots in Arizona



Hotel pictured: Palomar Phoenix

Summer is in full swing here in Phoenix, which means it’s the perfect excuse to book a vacay! If you’re an AZ native, you don’t have to go far–there are plenty of amazing hotels to book a staycation and spend some time poolside right here in the city. So, we decided to round up a list of some of the best staycation spots, just for you! Check ’em out below.

The Best Staycations in AZ

Palomar Phoenix

First on our list is Palomar Phoenix. This Phoenix hotel has an amazing mid-century modern feel and luxurious rooms! Plus, located in the heart of downtown Phoenix, there’s so much to see and do. Whether you’re in a chill mood or are wanting to explore, The Palomar is the perfect staycation spot. We can’t get enough of their rooftop bar and pool with mountain views! Here’s a breakdown of some of their summer deals:

  • 100 Days of Summer: 20% off Best Flexible Rate, 20% discount at Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails and Lustre Rooftop Bar
  • AZ Local Discount: Save 20% off Best Flexible Rate & discount valet parking at $20 ($30 value) and must have valid Arizona ID
  • Long Weekender: 3rd night is free!
  • The Sweet Suite Life: Receive sweet truffles, save up to 20% off luxury suite accommodations


This downtown Phoenix boutique hotel is a stunner. It’s described as an art-filled, luxurious-yet-approachable hotel that’ll fill you with delight and wonder. Staying at The Found:RE is like staying in an art gallery, and the best part is that the pieces are created by local Phoenix artists! Plus, the location is perfect–this hotel is right by stadiums, convention venues, cultural epicenters, and more. You’ll never be bored!

The Saguaro

In our opinion, there’s no better way to get in the summer mood than by staying at The Saguaro Scottsdale. Everywhere you look is filled with vibrant pops of color, and we guarantee it’ll put a smile on your face! Enjoy hangin’ by the pool, visiting the nearby coffee shops and restaurants, visiting the spa, the gym, or even doing Paddleboard yoga at the Picante on Thursdays. The Saguaro also has all kinds of summer specials that are perfect for booking a staycation.

The Graduate Tempe

If you’re looking for a staycation spot in Tempe, The Graduate is the place for you! We recently had a team event there and fell in love. This bright, vibrant hotel is perfect for those hot summer days when you want to spend some time poolside!

Boulders Resort & Spa

This resort is described as a ‘desert playground,’ which makes it perfect for a summer vacay! When it comes to accommodations, Boulders offers Casitas, Executive Suites, Villas, Haciendas, and the ‘Villa Retreat.’ So, whether you’re going with a small group or a big group of friends, this hotel has the perfect room for you! Spend your days shopping, by the pool, at the spa, playing tennis or golf, or just relaxing in your room!

Mountain Shadows

We recently had a team event at Mountain Shadows and fell in love! Located in the heart of Paradise Valley, this resort has breathtaking views. If you’re looking to get away and get some R&R, the resort’s pool is the perfect place. Or, if you’re feeling a little adventurous, check out their event calendar, golf course, and other outdoor activities!

Hotel Valley Ho

Hotel Valley Ho is not your typical chain hotel! This urban resort is hip, vibrant, and is located steps away from Scottsdale’s dining, shopping, and art galleries. Its historic, yet modern feel is really the best of both worlds!

Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak

This all-suite Phoenix resort features a four acre water park, lazy river, cascading waterfalls, and a calendar full of activities! Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak has stunning Spanish-Mediterranean architecture paired with bold Southwestern landscape, making it a one-of-a-kind place to stay!

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The Wigwam

The Wigwam is a perfect place to spend a summer weekend. This resort has a historic charm and is the perfect place to sit back and enjoy the Sonoran sunset! When it comes to activities, the possibilities are endless–go golfing, visit the spa, play tennis, and choose from a wide variety of amazing dining options.


Our list wouldn’t be complete without The Phoenician! This luxury Scottsdale resort is known for its stunning scenery, top-notch rooms and suites, and of course, the pool! You’ll leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

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