What is one of the best perks of living in Arizona? All the fabulous resorts in our back yard! You can spend the night, weekend or a week at a local hotel and feel like you’ve experienced a vacation in a far away tropical location!
We’ve spent many weekends at local resorts where we’ve enjoyed a fun family Staycation or girls only spa weekend! Whatever you’re looking for, Arizona has got it for you. Here are our favorites.
JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa
You’ll love the lazy river, slide for the little ones, fabulous Revive Spa, golf at Wildfire Golf Course, tennis, cocktails by the fire in the lounge, dinner at Roy’s or Meritage. The best of all…relax poolside and enjoy the Kokopelli Colada! We’ve enjoyed birthday, graduation and anniversary parties, along with family reunions, girl spa weekends and so much more. This Resort has something for everyone! We love dining at Meritage by the golf course and cocktails outside the lobby bar. Book your staycation and get more details – JW Marriott Resort & Spa.
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort
Enjoy poolside fun, white sand beach area, golf at the TPC, fabulous treatments at the Well & Being Spa, plus superb dining options. Also be sure to visit during the holiday season and enjoy the light displays, ice skating and s’mores stations! This resort is a great family weekend destination or perfect for adult fun…girls weekend or guys golf weekend. Also a bonus to stay here during the Phoenix Open….walk to the Birds Nest! No Uber needed! Book your staycation and get more details – Fairmont Scottsdale Princess.
Omni Montelucia Resort
Home of one of our favorite spa’s, the Joya Spa! You’ll love this resort for a girls weekend or romantic getaway! Not our first choice for a family Staycation, but definitely not our last choice either! The spa is the highlight and it’s the best spa in town for a couple’s massage too! The location is ideal if you’re looking to dine around town or go shopping too. To book your staycation or spa getaway – Omni Montelucia Resort.
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort – Gainey Ranch
This is a great destination for everyone – families, couples or guy or girlfriends. The water park features 10 swimming pools (including an adults only pool), a white sand beach, waterslide (3 story) and two poolside bars! It’s adjacent the Gainey Ranch Golf Club (hello guys weekend) and home of the Spa Avania (hello girls weekend). If romance is your goal, you can’t beat a gondola ride and dinner at Alto Ristorante e bar. They also have one of the best Brunches in town….go hungry! Book your staycation and get more details – Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort – Gainey Ranch.
Westin Kierland Resort
The Westin has a fun activity – FlowRider – where you can surf or boogie board. Reservations are made for one hour at a time. The lazy river is also fun, but our warning is that the pool area can be very crowded on a holiday weekend. It’s not as spacious as other resort pool areas, so going on a non-holiday weekend might be best. For added fun, you might want to consider renting the private island on the lazy river – Tommy Bahama Relaxation Reef. Rental includes exclusive access to a private section of the lazy river, dining table for four, shaded loungers and a day bed. It’s a really cute set-up. You can also enjoy golfing at one of their three courses, walk across the street for great shopping and dining at Kierland and Scottsdale Quarter, or visit the spa for a massage! To book your staycation and get more details – Westin Kierland Resort.
We hope you enjoy many Arizona Staycations!