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Phoenix is a huge city with so many things to see and do. But it’s also home to some amazing properties where you can take a staycation to maximize your relaxation time and never even have to venture out. From hotels to Airbnbs to VRBO rental homes, here are some of the best places to plan a staycation in Phoenix.

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Staycation Paradise with Pool, Beautifully Renovated Airbnb Staycation Paradise pool
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Staycation Paradise with Pool, Beautifully Renovated Airbnb

This Airbnb property makes a wonderful staycation destination for up to six guests. It has three bedrooms and two baths and is highly rated by guests. The home is in the historic Willo district in Central Phoenix and close to major roads. It has luxurious high-end fixtures and has been completely renovated. You’ll enjoy the deep tub, multi-faucet shower, comfy beds, swimming pool, and shaded patio. Amenities offered include a full kitchen, washer and dryer, free parking on the premises, TV, Wi-Fi, and bathroom essentials. You can spend time outside as you relax and swim. It’s a great getaway spot that’s in a family-friendly neighborhood that is very walkable.

Royal Palms Resort and Spa Royal Palms Resort and Spa
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Royal Palms Resort and Spa

Royal Palms Resort and Spa

A top resort in Arizona, Royal Palms Resort and Spa boasts villas, casitas, and estate-style accommodations. You can also enjoy the luxury of a suite private patio that overlooks the reflecting pool. This staycation spot is home to the Alvadora Spa with wellness treatments, as well as a swimming pool, fitness center, and heated Jacuzzi hot tub. Alternatively, you can work out right in your room with hotel equipment available for room delivery, such as yoga mats, resistance bands, and weighted kettlebells. Come here to enjoy the romantic vibe with Spanish-inspired architecture and to be pampered without ever having to leave the resort.

Private Southwest Casita Airbnb Decor at Private Southwest Casita
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Decor at Private Southwest Casita

Private Southwest Casita Airbnb

A perfect staycation awaits you at this guesthouse in Phoenix. It accommodates four guests and has one bedroom and one bath. You’ll enjoy the calm and relaxing neighborhood with mountain views. The casita has its own private entrance from the street, an oversized bedroom, kitchenette, and full bathroom. There’s a community pool that is about a five-minute walk from here and only used by community residents. There’s also a cute patio here, private driveway, fast Wi-Fi, and fully stocked kitchen supplies. Access to the space is via a keypad, which you’ll be given a code for at check-in time.

Urban Guest House in Uptown Phoenix Airbnb Urban guest house in Uptown Phoenix
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Urban guest house in Uptown Phoenix

Urban Guest House in Uptown Phoenix Airbnb

This two-person guesthouse is a popular staycation spot and has one bed and one bath. It is in the backyard of the host’s main house and has its own private entrance. The space has an air conditioner, heater, king-size bed, microwave, Wi-Fi, and cable with HBO. It is a stand-alone building and on a very quiet street with street parking available. Guests on a staycation can use the pool and hot tub, but just keep the noise levels down after 10pm out of respect for the neighbors. This property is about a 15-minute drive from the Phoenix Sky Harbor airport. Other perks are the laptop-friendly workspace and toiletry essentials.

Grand Home with Pool on Foothills Golf Course VRBO Yard at Grand Home w/ Private Pool
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Yard at Grand Home w/ Private Pool

Grand Home with Pool on Foothills Golf Course VRBO

This VRBO property sleeps eight people and is 2,581 square feet in size. It has three bedrooms and 2.5 baths in the Ahwatukee Foothills of Phoenix. For your staycation here, you’ll get a sparkling pool, lounge chairs, lovely landscaping, and a putting green with views of the golf course. Inside the home are high-end furnishings, vaulted ceilings, a ping pong table, and fireplaces. For your outdoor living, there is a private pool with a natural waterfall, outdoor dining tables, gas grill, and a flat-screen TV. Parking is available in the garage and driveway. Up to two pets are allowed here with a fee.

Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

The Arizona Biltmore offers an epic staycation experience with stunning rooms, suites, and villas. The accommodations are elegant and comfortable, and some have their own balconies and patios, as well as patio firepits, sofa beds, and separate living and sleeping areas. This has been a top place to stay in Arizona for over 90 years and spans 39 acres with swimming pools, gardens, golf, a spa, fitness center, and multiple restaurants.

The Cozy Container Airbnb The Cozy Container
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The Cozy Container

The Cozy Container Airbnb

You can also enjoy a fun staycation at this guesthouse that accommodates four guests with one bedroom and one bath. You’ll have the whole space to yourself, which is a half shipping container and a half guesthouse in the host’s backyard. When you stay here, you’ll have access to a pool, gym equipment large yard, fire pit, and BBQ. The kitchen doesn’t have a full stove but it does have a griddle, two burners, oven, toaster, tea kettle, coffee grinder, and crockpot. You’ll also have a TV and DVD play with Roku here. This container home/guesthouse is easily accessible from the freeways and close to hiking.

Clarendon Hotel & Spa Sign at Clarendon Hotel & Spa
Sign at Clarendon Hotel & Spa

Clarendon Hotel & Spa

For a modern boutique hotel experience for your staycation, consider this top hotel in Phoenix. There’s a lovely pool at Clarendon Hotel & Spa, as well as cabanas, a hydro-spa, outdoor water-wall, and a rooftop skydeck with views of the city skyline. The room types are deluxe, junior suite, and pool view suite. This is a pet-friendly hotel with free Wi-Fi, room service, and electric car charging stations. The Clarendon has a spa that offers facials, massages, and other treatments to make your staycation a relaxing one.

Desert Oasis Airbnb Desert Oasis
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Desert Oasis

Desert Oasis Airbnb

You’ll have plenty of room to spread out and relax at this staycation Airbnb, which can accommodate up to 14 guests and has four bedrooms and two baths. There are lots of amenities to keep you busy and entertained for several days or longer, including a pool table, darts, covered hot tub, gazebo, private pool, gym equipment, wood-burning chimenea, cable, and internet. When you stay here, you’ll also be within 15 minutes of the Arizona Cardinals stadium and the spring training facility for the Mariners/Dodgers. For your staycation, you have your own laundry facility here. Nearby, there are tennis courts and sports fields for outside recreation. Access to the property is by self-check-in and a door code that is provided before your arrival.

Family Home with Private Spa, Pool and Bikes VRBO Yard at Family Home VRBO
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Yard at Family Home VRBO

Family Home with Private Spa, Pool and Bikes VRBO

This 1,900-square-foot house is available on VRBO and sleeps eight people with four bedrooms and two bathrooms. The minimum stay is five nights for your extended staycation. You’ll love the heated pool, spa, huge back yard, and professional pool table and games for endless entertainment. Wi-Fi is free here, and there are two rooms with queen beds and one room with two twin beds. Children are welcome here but pets are not allowed.

JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
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JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

This AAA 4-Diamond resort has golf courses, spa, multiple dining establishments, and luxury accommodations for your Phoenix staycation experience. Guests can enjoy the five pools, a lazy river, outdoor scenic spaces, and comfortable rooms. For kids, there’s a splash pad and waterslide to cool off on hot Arizona days. Revive Spa helps guests relax and rejuvenate with cabanas, a sauna, steam room, salon, and bistro. There’s also a fitness center that offers personal training, on-demand video workouts, and group classes.

Desert Paradise Guesthouse Airbnb Front of Desert Paradise Guesthouse
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Front of Desert Paradise Guesthouse

Desert Paradise Guesthouse Airbnb

This Phoenix guesthouse is an excellent Airbnb that works for four guests and has one bedroom and one bath. It’s a resort-like guesthouse that’s located behind the host’s home in North Phoenix. It’s also surrounded by city and mountain views in a desert landscape. Hiking and biking trails are right outside the door. Perks of staying here are the well-stocked kitchen, washer and dryer, Wi-Fi, and having a separate entrance from the main house that is through the driveway gate. For our staycation here, you will be close to I-17 and I-101 and also be about 25 minutes from Downtown Phoenix. It’s fun to stay here too because there is a pool, yard, and play area to keep you entertained and spending time outside.

Mid-Century Home with Pool, Pool Table/Ping-Pong VRBO Yard at Mid-century modern gem
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Yard at Mid-century modern gem

Mid-Century Home with Pool, Pool Table/Ping-Pong VRBO

Another staycation property listed on VRBO is this one, which has four bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and sleeps up to eight people. It’s in the Margarita Place historic district and in a central Phoenix location that’s close to Encanto Park. Guests enjoy the private pool, free Wi-Fi, large outdoor living space, and pool, which can be heated with advance noted for an extra fee per day. Vacasa Arizona manages this property and offers convenient guest entry with an e-lock and a unique security code to enter.

Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Sheraton Phoenix Downtown
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Sheraton Phoenix Downtown

Sheraton Phoenix Downtown

The Sheraton Grand Phoenix is a Marriott-brand hotel that is in the heart of Phoenix and the largest hotel in the area. It has a pool, fitness center, and pet-friendly policy that allows one dog up to 40 pounds per room. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee, and there’s also a coffee shop, grill, and American restaurant for dining. It’s near the Sky Harbor International Airport as well.

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