Escape the Heat: Tucson's Best Daycation Resorts

Looking for a place to escape this summer? Try a staycation resort! In a previous blog, “10 Cool Things To Do in Tucson When It’s Hot Outside,” I discussed some ways to stay cool when the summer heat comes to town. Seeing as Tucson temperatures hover in the triple digits during summer, tourists often choose other destinations, leaving locals to enjoy major hotel discounts. Discover some of the best resort options and the best deals Tucson has to offer!

DoubleTree by Hilton

A scenic stay across from Reid Park, DoubleTree allows guests to enjoy the outdoors in more ways than just a great view. Head over to the park for a fun day of play then cool down with a dip in the outdoor pool right next door! Towering palm trees set the tone for relaxation while you soak up the Arizona sunshine. Day passes to enjoy the pool and hot tub start at $20 for adults, $10 for children — and an extra $5 on the weekends for adults.

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

Stately saguaros and the Sonoran desert blend with Loews Resort’s two signature pools, encapsulating a waterside oasis. For your day trip, reap the benefits of poolside service from Bill’s Grill and a spa. And if you forget your suntan lotion, don’t sweat it! Loew’s provides complimentary suntan lotion to all guests.  Day passes start at $30 for adults and $15 for children. The spa, available for adults 18+ only, starts at $35. Gain access to a lap pool, fitness center, sauna lounge, and more.

If you can’t get enough of Loews, the resort offers a “Live Like a Local” Package with a waived resort fee saving you $29 per day, and includes a $50 daily food and beverage credit plus late check-out until 3 PM. Enjoy paradise, miles of (guided) hiking trails to a breathtaking 80-foot waterfall, or feed fish at the koi pond.

The Tuxon Hotel

A Southwestern desert adventure awaits at The Tuxon Hotel. This alluring getaway features a custom boomerang-shaped pool as its centerpiece attraction for cooling off. Guests can choose to sunbathe and socialize around the unique, modernly designed daybeds, lounge seating, and private cabanas with a lush desert oasis as their background. And, enjoy delectable bites and drinks with a disco-sparkle from The Pool Bar. Day passes start at $35 for adults and $17 for children.

Omni Tucson National Resort

Relax and renew in the natural splendor of the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains. Lounge poolside and enjoy a refreshing beverage or a light bite at the Sweetwater Cabana Bar, overlooking the Xero Edge Pool and the surrounding mountains. Day pass guests gain access to the resort’s tennis courts, sauna, and whirlpool. Swim a few laps or just relax in the water; how you spend your daycation is up to you! Day passes start at $35 for adults and $25 for kids.

JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa

JW Marriott receives a high demand for day passes — and there’s a reason why. The resort features waterpark-like attractions from the winding lazy river to the water slide to the multi-level pool! Among the compelling attractions, take a rest on the lounge deck for sunbathing or sip cocktails and snack from the resort’s “plunge to go” poolside dining service. Guest passes start at $45 for adults and $25 for children; a special couple’s package starts at $80; and a cabana package for 5 people max starts at $275.

Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain Resort

Seek solitude and luxury nestled in the Tortolita Mountains at this five-star luxury resort. The Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain Resort features private cabanas and unlimited recreational opportunities from a splash pad to the resort’s monstrous 235-foot waterslide — one of the biggest water slides in the state! Dine poolside from the resort’s Turquesa Latin Grill. Day pass guests start at $55 for adults and $25 for children. Lower and Upper Cabana options feature premium luxuries you won’t get elsewhere!

Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort

Welcome to the historic Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort. Although this relaxing refuge does not offer day passes, you will find exceptional history here and a chance to staycation in comfort. Hacienda Del Sol invites local residents to relax, recharge, and rejuvenate at their spa. On Tuesdays, they offer two 50-minute spa treatments for $200 where you choose from a variety of massages and facials. If you decide to stay, booking your summer stay now can get you up to 15% off your room with a complimentary bottle of wine selected by staff.

White Stallion Ranch

White Stallion Ranch makes for a “charming” way to staycation. Carefully blended with the service and amenities of a fine resort, this Dude Ranch reconnects guests with nature, family, and friends for a serene experience. With a Getaway Today Package through August 31, enjoy lodging, breakfast each morning, and one ranch activity per person per night booked starting at $129 a night. Choose from horseback riding, shooting, archery, and e-biking. This is a unique daycation experience “ranch style!”

If you love the staycations you’ve experienced, stay a while longer. I’m Rick Sack and I can help you find your dream lot to build your dream home on in Tucson. Contact me today for your land-buying needs!