PHOENIX - Want to get away this summer but don't want to head out of state?
You can metaphorically escape while physically staying right here in the Valley with a "staycation" at one of these 10 area hotels. We found an array of deals they're offering that you can take advantage of this summer to get some relaxation time on the cheap.
The Hotel Valley Ho is offering a "Stay 2 Play" package that you can book for any type of room at the hotel. The offer is valid for reservations from Monday, May 27 through Sept. 2, 2013.
The deal includes:
Two drinks upon arrival; upgraded Internet Access; $20 nightly resort credit; free dessert in ZuZu with a dinner purchase; 10 percent off items in the Vh Spa Boutique; $20 off a poolside cabana rental Sunday through Thursday; and automatic entry into the "Ultimate Stay 2 Play Giveaway.
If you're looking for some summer fun, check out the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa's "Summer FlowRider" package. Rates start at $139 per night for stays between Memorial Day and Labor Day, and include $30 in Kierland FlowRider credit per day, as well as $30 of food and beverage credit for reservations booked by June 23.
The FlowRider is a water ride that puts you on a boogie board and has you ride a simulated wave. No experience is required to enjoy the ride!
Want to get some golfing in this summer? The Arizona Grand Resort and Spa's golf package might interest you. Their course was given four stars by Golf Digest. Rates start at $279 per night.
The deal includes an upgrade to a premier suite with a golf course view; One round of golf per person; club rentals; $25 per person dining credit; happy hour pricing in lobby bar with scorecard; and an included resort fee.
Get your spa on with the Inn at Eagle Mountain's "Spa-Tacular Summer Savings" package. Valid for reservations from June 1 to Aug. 31, rates for the deal begin at $145. That gets you a Blu Sol Spa signature 50 minute massage for one and a one night's stay in a mini-suite for two.
You can also book a "Summer Facial" plan for $165 that includes a 50 minute organic facial and a hand massage. Massages and facials for additional guests are available at a reduced fee.
Combine fun and education this summer for kids at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort. Their "Summer of Edu-tainment" package is great for families. Rates start at $89,and the deal is valid for reservations between May 28 and Sept. 7.
Features include interactive activities from the Wildlife World Zoo, Musical Instrument Museum and Arizona Science Center; complimentary kids meals; "dive-in" movies and children's programs; championship golf; relaxing spa services; and nearby hiking trails.
Make a splash with your staycation at the Phoenix Marriott Tempe at the Buttes with their "Summer Splash" package. Play all day in the cool pools starting at $154, valid through Sept. 8.
If you book now, you'll receive a daily $30 resort credit; access to all of the resorts pools and water slide; free breakfast for kids 12 and under; and free parking, tennis and volleyball. Just make sure you include the promotional code "ZJ5" when you book online.
The Raddisson is offering a sensational summer rate for your staycation with its "Summer Special" deal. Rates start at $89 and are good all summer.
The package includes "dive-in movies"; DJ's on the weekend; free hot dogs for kids; 99 cent meals for kids 12 and under; water attractions; kids games including a "putt for prizes"; $35 golf at We Ko Pa; Spa discounts; Game Trailer on holiday weekends; and $10 in slow play for all new fortune club members.
Looking for a romantic getaway staycation? The Scottsdale Four Seasons is offering a "Hideaway Package" for your romantic escape this summer. The deal is good through Sept. 5, and rates start around $230.
Book now and you'll get the following: A "Love Potion" welcome cocktail, couples' bath amenities, love sonnets and stories to enjoy together, Nepresso coffee, luxurious and romantic accomodations and a 1 p.m. late check-out to make the most of your staycation together.
Book a stay at the Desert Ridge Resort and enjoy the summer your way. The "Fling and Swing" package gives you the option of blowing off steam with tennis and golf or relaxing on the "lazy river." This deal is good all summer, and rates are as low as $149.
The deal offers $50 in daily resort credit; access to the "Family Escape Center"; a free resort fee; free golf and tennis; free internet; free appetizer or dessrt; free kids meals 12 and under; and 10 percent off retail purchases.
Spend your staycation in the heart of the desert at Hotel Palomar, where you can get a luxury hotel experience without the luxury hotel price
tag. Their "102 and a Round of Brew" special is good on select dates June 1 through Sept. 8 and starts at $102 a night.
The deal gets you a round of four beers in BlueHound Kitchen and Cocktails; deluxe accommodations; morning coffee and tea; hosted evening wine reception; and complimentary gym access. Make sure to mention the rate code "BREW" when you book.