Craving a vacation but don’t have the time or money (or both) for a full-fledged getaway? Don’t despair; Arizona’s world-class resorts are just a short drive away, and many are offering summer specials to make a staycation an affordable and attractive prospect.

L’Auberge de Sedona

Resort & Spa

301 Little Lane, Sedona

(800) 905-5745

Nestled among the red rocks, L’Auberge de Sedona Resort & Spa is an ideal location for a romantic staycation for two. The resort is the home of the highly-rated L’Auberge Restaurant on Oak Creek and the L’Apothecary Spa.

From now through Sept. 3., L’Auberge is running a “Drop It Like It’s Hot” special; whatever the temperature difference is that day between Sedona and Phoenix, the resort will take that dollar amount off your room rate for each night you stay.

FireSky Resort & Spa

4925 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale


FireSky Resort & Spa is conveniently located just north of Old Town Scottsdale, putting some of the Valley’s best shopping and nightlife within easy reach of your staycation destination.

At FireSky, residency has its privileges; Arizona residents can take advantage of a special package through Sept. 8 that earns them 15 percent off their room rate and a daily $50 food and beverage credit. And with a little thinking ahead, guests can opt for the Summer Stays Advance Purchase offer; get 25 percent off the room rate by booking at least

14 days in advance (reservations must be made by Sept. 7 for stays through Sept. 30).

Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale

10600 E. Crescent Moon Drive, Scottsdale


Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale offers staycation guests high-class dining and accommodation options as well as the luxurious Sonoran Spa.

For the summer, the Four Seasons is promoting its Sleep and Swim package, which includes a poolside cabana; and golf packages for one or two people.

Hotel Valley Ho

6850 E. Main St., Scottsdale

(844) 993-9601

Hotel Valley Ho has a fun, mid-century modern vibe in Old Town Scottsdale. It is the home of the VH Spa as well as the popular Zuzu restaurant.

The hotel is offering a number of summer specials and packages for stays through Sept. 7. The Stay2Play package starts at $139 a night and includes welcome drinks, hotel gift cards, discounts at the pool and gift shop and more.

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

7000 N. Resort Drive, Tucson

(520) 299-2020

Tucson isn’t too far away for a staycation destination, and Loews Ventana Canyon Resort has plenty to offer, including two pools, two golf courses and the Lakeside Spa, a Conde Nast Traveler Top 100 Resort Spa.

Loews Ventana Canyon is currently offering 20 percent off the room rate for stays of three nights or more through its “Third Night’s a Charm” promotion; also, through Sept. 20, guests can hit the links with the Unlimited Stay and Play special, which offers guests all the golf they can handle at the resort’s award-winning courses.

Omni Scottsdale Resort

& Spa at Montelucia

4949 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale


The Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia offers a taste of Spain right here in the Valley. The resort offers the Prado restaurant and other eateries; golf; three pools; the Joya spa; and plenty of activities to keep busy.

Through Sept. 7, the resort is offering an additional discount on its best available rates; take 10 percent off a one-night stay, 15 percent off a two-night stay and 20 percent off stays of three nights or more.

Talking Stick Resort

9800 E. Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale


Talking Stick Resort blends the excitement of a casino weekend with the relaxation of a resort getaway. Guests can hit the casino, play a round of golf, watch live entertainment, choose from a variety of restaurants, get pampered at the spa and more.

The Summer Playcation package includes a $25 food and beverage credit. Rates start at $119 a night; the offer is good through Sept. 3.

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