The rooftop pool at the Westin Phoenix Downtown features sweeping views of Central Avenue. (Photo: Westin)
The snow birds have flown the coop, convention season is slowing down and our beautiful spring weather is a distant, fading memory. In short: summer is here But fear not Phoenicians, this is the best time of year to catch a D-backs game, check out a sizzling summer concert or relax in the lap of luxury at a fabulous Downtown Phoenix hotel. With some of the best properties in the Valley and proximity to the best dining and entertainment options around — there’s no better time to take advantage of a smoking summer discount and treat yourself to an urban staycation. For a complete list of seasonal “Summer in the City” events, visit dtphx.org/summer.
What’s to love: The striking Art Deco limestone exterior, wrought iron doors and masterfully-restored interior harkens back to the building’s 1930s roots, coupled with a tasteful blending of modern upgrades. Deals: Buy 2 Nights Get 1 Free: Stay two weekend nights and get the third free if you book by December 16. Weekend rates start at $140 per night. Hilton World Sale: Going on now through Labor Day, get 15 percent off the best available rate or 20 percent off for HHonors members. The best available rate during the summer months starts at $119. Bed N’ Breakfast Package: Includes breakfast for up to four guests per night starting at $129. Romance Package: Includes breakfast for two and in-room sparkling wine or cider upon arrival starting at $139. Click here for more info.
What’s to Love: In continuous operation since 1928, the San Carlos exudes European charm, featuring a travertine-tiled lobby, crystal chandeliers and copper-clad elevator doors. In its early years, Hollywood celebrities like Marilyn Monroe, Mae West, Clark Gable and Humphrey Bogart regularly graced the hallways of this historic hotel, immortalized by a “Star Walk” (similar to the Walk of Fame), which wraps around the block. Deals: Prepay & Save: Save 15 percent off of your entire stay when you book at least 21 days in advance or save 10 percent anytime in advance (even the day of arrival). The total bill must be paid in full at the time of booking and online reservations do not qualify for this promotion. Rack rates start at $84.50 June through August. Call 866-253-4121 or 602-253-4121 for details. Click here for more info.
What’s to love: Located next to the Phoenix Convention Center and Symphony Hall, the Hyatt features spacious rooms, a rotating rooftop steakhouse, outdoor pool and a trendy sports bar that stays open late. Deals: Limited Time Offer: Book now through June 30 (with a stay before August 26) for rates starting at $135, including breakfast, valet parking and premium Internet. Click here for more info.
What’s to love: A boutique hotel with great views, lots of restaurant options and a sweet location — walking distance to Talking Stick Resort Arena, Chase Field, Arizona Science Center and more. Also, going on now through Labor Day at Lustre Rooftop Bar, you’ll find lively pool parties, free yoga, live music and swanky cabanas. Deals: $132 and a Bucket of Brew: Rates from $132 per night, which includes a bucket of beer at Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails. Limited to Sunday through Wednesday night stays. 100 Days of Summer Package: Rates from $120, which includes a VIP discount card good for 10 percent off both Blue Hound and Lustre. Tequila and Tan Lines Package: Rates starting at $155, which includes a pitcher of margaritas at Lustre. Uber Package: Flat room rate of $139 for a king, queen or queen-deluxe skyline rooms and a $20 Uber credit. Click here for more info.
What’s to love: It’s modern, upscale and close to everything, including Valley Bar, which is right across the street, and Melinda’s Alley, a new speakeasy located on-property. Music lover? Orpheum and Comerica theatres are just blocks away. Deals: Last-Minute Weekends: Book the week of arrival for rock-bottom pricing starting at $85 26 Blocks Package: Includes dinner for two up to $75 and a “26 Blocks” book, which is the hotel’s current art and literary exhibit, starting at $199. Use promo code “EB6.” Sip and Stay Package: Includes two cocktails per night starting at $149. Use promo code “YX1.” Pride & Joy Package: Includes breakfast for two daily, a bottle of champagne or wine, valet parking, and late check out starting at $189. Use promo code “4LG.” Downtown Phoenix Hotel Credit: Get $50 hotel credit to use toward restaurants, valet parking, Internet and more starting at $149. Use promo code “P50.” Click here for more info.
What’s to love: Great prices, a poolside bar, hot tub and fabulous onsite restaurant — District American Kitchen and Wine Bar – make the Sheraton an easy choice. It’s also right next to Arizona Center, the beautiful St. Mary’s Basilica and Herberger Theater Center. Deals: Summer Stay Package: Rates starting at $99 including a $25 food and beverage credit and complimentary hotel parking. Valid for stays through August 31. Use promo code “SUMMER 16.” Baseball Package: Best available rates, complimentary hotel parking, in-room Internet and a $20 “D-bucks” gift card valid on concessions and merchandise at Chase Field. Use promo code “LBPKG1.” Downtown Concert & Event Package: Best available rates, complimentary hotel parking, in-room Internet and 3 p.m. late check out. Use promo code “LQPKG1.” First Fridays Art Package: Rates starting at $99, complimentary hotel parking and two cocktails at District American Kitchen & Wine Bar during happy hour or reverse happy hour. Valid for stays every First Friday in 2016. Use promo code “LUPKG1.” Click here for more info.
What’s to love: One of downtown’s high-end options, the Westin offers sophisticated style, spacious rooms and famously comfy beds. Featuring a rooftop pool and terrace with gorgeous views of Central Avenue, this is the perfect place to relax with a craft cocktail and take in the city. Deals: Stay & Play Package: Rates starting at $109 per night, complimentary hotel parking, two cocktails at Province Urban Kitchen & Bar and two Metro Light Rail passes. Use promo code “LUPKG.” Baseball Game Offer: Rates starting at $139 per night, complimentary hotel parking, in-room Internet and free kid’s meal with the purchase of an adult’s at Province Urban Kitchen and Bar. Valid for stays through October 3. Use promo code “LXPKG.” Desert Summer Sale: Rates starting at $99 through Labor Day, which includes free Internet for SPG members. Book online through westinphoenixdowntown.com or call 866-716-8100 for details. Click here for more info.