Top 14 Staycation Spots In Arizona, USA - Updated 2021

staycation in arizona
Sharon A.
Sharon A.
Updated

Arizona is blessed with a plethora of natural attractions besides the Grand Canyon. Some incredible places include Red Rock State Park, Havasu Falls, Saguaro National Park, Antelope Canyon, and more. Even Arizona locals are constantly compelled to explore this wondrous state. Whether you’re from metropolises like Phoenix or Tucson or smaller cities like Bisbee and Winslow, there are so many great staycation spots worth checking out. If this sounds like a good idea to you and you want to take a vacation without travelling out of state, read below for our top recommendations on the best staycation spots in Arizona, USA.

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1. Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, Phoenix (from USD 267)

Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort is engulfed by the beautiful North Mountains and it is an all-suite hotel with world-class amenities, activities and dining options guaranteed to leave an indelible experience in your memory. There is the Falls Water Village where you will find a 42-meter (137-foot) water slide and three acres of swimming pools ideal for the ultimate family fun. Then there is also an 18-hole championship golf course, lighted tennis courts, a modern fitness center, and a full-service spa. On dining, the resort has a variety of dining options offering various American cuisines with Mediterranean influences. The suites are spacious, tastefully decorated and have everything you will need, including the beautiful views of the North Mountains.


Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort

Address: 11111 North 7th Street, North Phoenix, Phoenix (AZ), United States, 85020

2. Royal Palms Resort and Spa, Phoenix (from USD 668)

Arizona may be a desert, but you will find nothing at Royal Palm Resort and Spa to betray this fact. The resort sits peacefully among exotic foliage and citrus groves against the beautiful backdrop of the Camelback Mountains. It is a historic hotel that has lived true to its name, and a real oasis in the desert. The accommodation is of the best standards possible, with each room boasting opulent contemporary décor, luxurious furnishing and comes with all the amenities you may need to have a wonderful stay in the desert.


Royal Palms Resort And Spa - in the Unbound Collection by Hyatt

Address: 5200 East Camelback Road, Camelback Corridor, Phoenix (AZ), United States, 85018

3. Arizona Biltmore A Waldorf Astoria Resort, Phoenix (from USD 489)

This is a beautiful resort set on 39 acres (15.8 ha) of lush gardens that may make you think you are miles away from a desert. The resort offers world-class accommodations in a tastefully designed room, featuring amenities of comfort and convenience such as a flat-screen TV, a full kitchen, a private bath, and free Wi-Fi. With shared on-site facilities such as eight swimming pools, a fitness center, a spa, and five different casual and fine dining restaurants, this is a truly peaceful oasis that will leave no stone unturned in treating you to a great staycation experience. Heard Museum and Phoenix Art Museum are less than 10 km (6.2 miles) away from the resort, while the nearest airport is Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, also less than 10 km (6.2 miles) away.


Arizona Biltmore A Waldorf Astoria Resort

Address: 2400 East Missouri Avenue

Pool bar Sun terrace Hot tub/jacuzzi Luggage storage Concierge service Restaurant Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities Water slide

4. The Hermosa Inn, Phoenix (from USD 629)

The Hermosa Inn is a little gem located on a 6-acre (2.42 ha) lush desert landscape. The gem offers southern-style guest rooms with each room featuring vaulted ceilings, a fireplace, cable TV, private shower, free Wi-Fi, and coffee and tea-making facilities. The inn has an onsite restaurant with an adobe dining room that boasts breathtaking views of the surrounding. Should you feel like exploring, Origins Biltmore Fashion Park Shopping Center is only five minutes away by car while Arizona Biltmore Golf Clubs is just 4.8 km (3 miles) from the inn.


The Hermosa Inn

Address: 5532 North Palo Cristi Road , Paradise Valley, Phoenix (AZ), United States, AZ 85253

5. Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass, Chandler (from USD 199)

Sheraton Grand is the king of an oasis in the Sonoran Desert. It is a luxurious resort with a myriad of activities and adventures that will treat you to a full itinerary during your stay. With an equestrian center on-site, two on-site golf courses, and spacious swimming pools, you will have so much fun that you’ll wish your staycation doesn’t come to an end. Their guest rooms also offer the comfort and convenience you would need in a peaceful retreat, featuring a spacious separate seating area, a work desk, a private bath, and a private balcony overlooking the spectacular mountains on the horizon.


Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass

 

Address: 5594 West Wild Horse Pass Boulevard
Accommodates: 4

Fitness centre Room service Non-smoking throughout Shuttle service (free) Physical distancing in dining areas Dry cleaning 24-hour security Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed

6. JW Marriot Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, Phoenix (from USD 509)

This resort and spa sits right at the heart of the Sonoran Desert, and it is another gem worth considering for a staycation in Arizona. It offers accommodation in spacious air-conditioned rooms, with each featuring a separate seating area, a cable TV, a minibar and coffee-making facilities. Notable onsite facilities include five restaurants serving a variety of American and international cuisines, two golf courses, five swimming pools and waterslides, a fitness center and a spa with a lap pool. And, with its location right at the center of the desert, there are plenty of exciting leisure activities to keep you busy, including golfing, hiking and biking.


JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

Address: 5350 East Marriott Drive

Internet services Mini-market on site Pool/beach towels Breakfast in the room Heating Terrace Room service Kids' club

7. Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, Phoenix (from USD 1310)

Sanctuary Camelback Mountain offers accommodation in air-conditioned rooms with beautiful views of the Camelback Mountains. All the rooms feature amenities such as a spacious seating area, a work desk, cable TV, and an en suite bathroom with bathrobes and hairdryer. Some of the on-site amenities include a restaurant, a spa with both indoor and outdoor treatments, and several bars. There is also a fitness center as well as yoga and meditation classes.


Sanctuary Camelback Mountain

Address: 5700 East McDonald Drive, Paradise Valley, Phoenix (AZ), United States, AZ 85253

8. Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort, Phoenix (from USD 169)

Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort has a year-round pool, a full-service spa, a waterpark and a gourmet restaurant for the merriment of every guest. The rooms feature spacious seating, a private bathroom, and a flat-screen TV. If you don’t want to play golf or tennis or swim, then you can explore nearby attractions which include Wrigley Mansion about 3.4km (2.11miles) away, and the Phoenix Convention Center – 11km (6.7miles) away. Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport is the nearest airport around, about 13km (8.07miles) away from the property.


Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort

Address: 7677 North 16th Street, North Phoenix, Phoenix (AZ), United States, 85020

9. JW Marriot Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, Phoenix (from USD 509)

This resort and spa sit right at the heart of the Sonoran Desert, and it is another gem worth considering for a staycation in Arizona. It offers accommodation in spacious air-conditioned rooms, with each featuring a separate seating area, cable TV, a minibar and coffee-making facilities. Notable onsite facilities include five restaurants serving a variety of American and international cuisines, two golf courses, five swimming pools and waterslides, a fitness center and a spa with a lap pool. And, with its location right at the center of the desert, there are plenty of exciting leisure activities to keep you busy, including golfing, hiking and biking.


JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

Address: 5350 East Marriott Drive

Internet services Mini-market on site Pool/beach towels Breakfast in the room Heating Terrace Room service Kids' club

10. Four Seasons Resorts Scottsdale at Troon North, Phoenix (from USD 1031)

This is a luxurious resort in Scottsdale, just a short distance from North Golf Club. It has two outdoor swimming pools, several tennis courts, on-site restaurants, including a poolside restaurant, and a bar and lounge where guests can enjoy a variety of beers, cocktails, wines and small dishes. The rooms are elegantly designed, with each boasting a flat-screen TV, an iPod docking station, a private bath, and a spacious seating area from where you can enjoy a beautiful view of the desert landscapes.


Four Seasons Resorts Scottsdale at Troon North

Address: 10600 East Crescent Moon Drive, Carefree, Phoenix (AZ), United States, 85262-8342

11. The Nautical Beachfront Resort, Lake Havasu City (from USD 161)

This resort in Lake Havasu City is highly rated by its guests for its great location, state-of-the-art facilities, complete amenities, and hospitable staff. Each of the resort’s lake-view rooms is fitted with a cable TV for your entertainment and comes with free WiFi access. Select rooms come with hot drink facilities, a fridge, and a microwave for your convenience. Since the resort is adjacent to Lake Havasu Golf Course and directly facing the lake, on-site dining and relaxing by the infinity pool are also an opportunity to take in the picturesque view of the area. A poolside wet bar is also available for guests who would like to take a break from having fun by the pool. For families with children, you will be delighted to know that this resort has an on-site children’s waterpark.


The Nautical Beachfront Resort

Address: 1000 McCulloch Boulevard North

Family rooms Safety deposit box Special diet menus (on request) Fire extinguishers Non-smoking throughout Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines Physical distancing in dining areas Free parking

12. Best Western View of Lake Powell Hotel, Page (from USD 119)

Get the best views, best service, and best value for your money when you choose Best Western View of Lake Powell Hotel for your next staycation in Arizona. Located strategically at Rimview Drive, this hotel offers its guests breathtaking views of the Glen Canyon Rim and the dam. You will also take great delight in the clean, spacious, comfortable, and convenient rooms. The hotel also serves a filling breakfast of eggs, sausages, and pancakes with unlimited coffee. If you are an early riser, you’ll love that breakfast is served extra early. To complete the package, you’ll have full access to the hotel’s seasonal outdoor pool where you can have fun and a hot tub where you can relax after a tiring day.


Best Western View of Lake Powell Hotel

Address: 716 Rimview Drive

Tennis court Fitness centre Allergy-free room WiFi Available Luggage storage Air conditioning Non-smoking rooms Fishing

13. Little America Hotel Flagstaff (from USD 159)

Up your Arizona staycation with Little America Hotel Flagstaff, a hotel peacefully nestled on 500 ac (202 ha) of Ponderosa Pine forest with an equally enchanting trail. Each of the hotel’s air-conditioned rooms features a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a lounge, a mini-fridge, and an ensuite bathroom with a hairdryer. Aside from its pristine rooms, the hotel takes pride in its well-maintained grounds, playground, and forest trails. Guests rave about how good the breakfast is and how attentive and welcoming their staff is. The spacious pool is also greatly enjoyed by the guests as well as the on-site restaurant.


Little America Hotel Flagstaff

Address: 2515 East Butler Avenue

Internet services Business centre Free parking Shops (on site) On-site parking Fitness centre Gift shop Breakfast in the room

14. Sky Ranch Lodge, Sedona (from USD 229)

Experience the best of Sedona at Sky Ranch Lodge. While staying in their clean, quiet, and restful rooms might be your primary reason to choose this accommodation, this fine property with rustic charm has so much more to offer. Each room is equipped with the basic amenities for a convenient and comfortable stay such as an air-conditioning system, a flat-screen cable TV, a kitchenette, a desk, and an en-suite bathroom with a hairdryer and toiletries. However, you can request rooms with a balcony so you can enjoy the unparalleled views of Sedona City. The hotel also features an outdoor swimming pool, a bar, a garden, trails, a spa center, and hot tubs.


Sky Ranch Lodge

 

Address: 1105 Airport Road
Accommodates: 4

Newspapers Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines Safety deposit box Salt-water pool Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities Express check-in/check-out Hiking Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays

15. Arabella Hotel Sedona (from USD 299)

Another top staycation option for you to consider is Arabella Hotel Sedona. Located less than 1.6 km (.99 mi) from Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village, Sedona Red Rock Jeep Tours, and several galleries, the hotel is ideal for those who are in a constant move to explore a little of the place they’re in. Being 8 km (4.97 mi) from Oak Creek Canyon and Slide Rock State Park, the hotel boasts views that are simply breathtaking. Aside from the usual fittings of a hotel room, Arabella Hotel Sedona also provides coffee makers and ironing facilities for their guests. It also offers free breakfast, local calls, use of the gym, and hiking trails.


Arabella Hotel Sedona

Address: 725 Highway 179

Hiking Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed Physical distancing in dining areas Pool/beach towels Outdoor pool (all year) First aid kit available Physical distancing rules followed Face masks for guests available

Have a memorable staycation in Arizona

Arizona has it all, and you don’t have to worry about scampering for last-minute deals when you can always settle in for a memorable staycation experience. Choose any of the best staycation spots in Arizona, USA, discussed above, and indulge in the beauty of this state.

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