11 Great Staycation Spots in the Valley

Sometimes we all need to recharge a little and take a vacation, but don’t necessarily have the time or funds for all that a vacation entails. We live in one of the most gorgeous places in America, so why not take advantage of the fabulous resorts here in the Phoenix metro area?

We’ve compiled a list to help you get your staycation going. Check these out!

Westin Kierland Resort and Spa — Scottsdale

Two words: Lazy river. 900 feet of it! If you’ve got kids, this resort will be a big hit. With story time, arts and crafts, and 110 foot water slide, your kids will never be bored! If you’re looking for a quiet weekend for you and your significant other, there is an adult-only pool that is sure to please. The Westin Kierland excels when it comes to customer service and high-end vacations.

Scottsdale Princess — Scottsdale

A true desert oasis, the Scottsdale Princess will leave you feeling like royalty! With various packages offered, you can truly customize your staycation to fit your needs. Your husband can enjoy a round of golf while  you relax at the award-winning Willow Stream Spa.

Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak — Phoenix

With it’s winding lazy river and stunning pools, you can certainly beat the heat at Squaw Peak! An in-house salon, fitness center, and spa offers a perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle, and the beautiful rooms and casitas are sure to please!

Arizona Grand — Phoenix

Did you know that the Oasis Water Park at the Arizona Grand has been voted one of the top 10 water parks in the nation? Boy, has Arizona Grand earned that ranking! We’re talkin’ wave pools, water slides, lazy rivers — they have it all. Don’t for a second think that they scrimped on accommodations, either. The resort has stunning suites and guestrooms!

Hotel Valley Ho — Scottsdale

Get ready for a blast from the past! Built in 1956, this hotel has stuck by its mid-century roots. Extensive renovations have brought the hotel to a new, modern standard of luxury that is truly one-of-a-kind.

JW Marriott Camelback Inn — Scottsdale

The Camelback Inn is truly an incredible resort that is nothing short of luxurious. Two heated pools are just the beginning when it comes to activities at the Inn. They offer hiking, biking, and even a Pitch ‘n Putt area — one acre of putting lawns and pitching zones.

The Phoenician — Scottsdale

The photo almost speaks for itself! Can you even imagine the fun you can have right here in your own backyard? If it’s exclusivity you’re after, you have to check out The Canyon Suites — a boutique resort that lies within The Phonecian with exclusive access to stunning grounds, a separate lobby and sparkling infinity pool.

Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort and Spa — Phoenix

Designed to be an authentic representation of the Gila River Indian Community’s heritage and culture, this resort provides a truly unique experience. Be sure to check out an authentic replica of an 1880’s Frontier Town, Rawhide at Wild Horse Pass.

Montelucia Resort and Spa — Scottsdale

This ultra-luxe Moorish/Andalusian-themed resort is absolutely breathtaking. With numerous gourmet restaurants and cafes on-site, you’ll never want to leave! Get a treatment at the spa, then sip a chilled cocktail at one of three pools.

The Scott Resort & Spa — Scottsdale

This boutique resort plays on the four elements thought to represent all that exist: fire, water, earth and air. Relax by the gorgeous Mediterranean-inspired lagoon or gather ’round the fire pits once the sun goes down.

The Sanctuary — Scottsdale 

The Sanctuary genuinely lives up to it’s name. If you’re in search of a getaway to unwind and decompress, you’ve found what you’re looking for. Surrounded by tranquil mountains, you can relax at the Asian-inspired spa or center yourself at the meditation garden.


With all of these beautiful resorts locally, who needs to travel long distances to get away?


  1. I’m thinking I need to head to Arizona! I love the lazy river at Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak . It looks so relaxing!

  2. Kimberly Davis says

    I have been to Scottsdale once and it is beautiful.

  3. I would really like to go on vacation to these beautiful places. I have heard that Phoenix and Scottsdale are very interesting and fun places to visit. There are so many great attractions that a person would really enjoy themselves, plus it is so sunny!

  4. I’ve never been to Arizona. It looks lovely!

  5. I would love to stay at any of these places they all look very nice.

  6. Great article. Never been to Arizona but it looks great.

  7. katelyn grider says

    arizona looks really nice! i’ve never been but it would be cool to see those places!

  8. Kathleen Downes says

    I’ve never been to Scottsdale but it looks fabulous. These resorts are just beautiful.

  9. I live just a few hours from both places, and have never even heard of these vacation spots! Not crazy about Phoenix, but if my husband and I ever get a chance to get away for a bit, I think we’ll be heading to Scottsdale 🙂

  10. Richard Hicks says

    These are all lovely places to get away. I will keep them in mind for our future travels!