When the President of the United States comes to town it’s a certainty that they’ll stay at one the the most high end hotels or resorts in the area. Typically these properties are experienced in hosting high profile guests which makes the logistics a little easier. Last night the Commander in Chief stayed in the Phoenix area after his campaign rally. Would you believe that President Trump stayed in a $125/night hotel?
Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa At Montelucia
That’s right, the President spent the night at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa At Montelucia. A quick search of rates for next week show rooms average $125/night. The property is actually located in the Town of Paradise Valley which is nestled in between Phoenix and Scottsdale. Make no mistake, the Omni is a fine property which commands around $450/night in peak season. Unbeknownst to many, the Phoenix area offers bargain basement pricing during the summer months.
Hidden Gem: Phoenix Summer Rates
Peak tourist season here kicks off around October and usually concludes in early April after MLB Spring Training ends. During these months, most high end properties price their rooms around $500/night. Winter and Spring are the times when using your hotel points can be a great value. Once the season ends, hotels aggressively market their inventory to locals looking for a “staycation”. Typically the high end resorts price rooms between $100-150/night. This represents a great value for families looking to take advantage of the amazing pools and water parks many of these properties offer. The cheap rates also mean using your points isn’t such a great value.
Of course many tourists come to Phoenix to spend time outdoors hiking and enjoying nature. Well, that’s still possible even in the middle of summer. Just don’t hike in Phoenix, the heat is very dangerous. It’s an easy 90 minute drive up to surrounding mountain areas where the temperature is 20-25 degrees cooler. That makes a day trip to go hiking simple, all while staying in a beautiful resort for a fraction of the winter rate.
No, the President didn’t stay at a Holiday Inn Express to save the taxpayers money. It’s just that all resorts are really cheap this time of year. Anyone thinking about visiting Phoenix without breaking the bank, especially families, should consider the summer months. You may find a great value!