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From the Arizona Desert to the Florida Coast, These Are the Week’s Best Hotel Deals

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Explore the U.S. with Travelzoo’s best deals.

While we often share the best hotel deals that take you abroad, we also like to occasionally share those deals that keep you a little closer to home.

You don’t have to hop on a plane in the U.S to find an environment different from your own—drive a few hours from L.A. and suddenly you’re in the desert or head south from Atlanta and you might just stumble upon a beach with gorgeous ocean views. This week, we chose two of our favorite U.S. hotel deals that offer fresh experiences and easy commutes.

First up, we’re headed to a picturesque beach town on the Gulf of Mexico. St. Pete Beach in sunny Florida has always been a popular vacation destination, and there’s a reason. The cute town is packed with delicious restaurants, trendy bars, and locally sourced boutiques; the water is warm and not too choppy; and nearby protected land means that you can explore the state’s wildlife in its natural habitat (and maybe find a sand dollar or two).

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Whether you already frequent St. Pete or are looking for a new Florida beach town for your next getaway, this Travelzoo trip is one you won’t want to miss. Save $215 when you stay at the Mediterranean-style Hotel Zamora, located right on the Intercoastal Waterway with an easy walk to the beach.

 
 
 
 
 
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For $189 a night, you’ll get the Queen Queen Premiere Room with Balcony—that’s not a typo, it’s two queen beds with a walk-in shower and garden views. On-site, you’ll find a rooftop bar that Tampa Magazine named the best in St. Pete, which not only offers a chilled cocktail to end your day but views of both the Intercoastal Highway and Gulf. The hotel also offers kayak and bike rentals, giving you the chance to explore the town’s popular landmarks and swimming spots.

 
 
 
 
 
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This deal is redeemable May through September, with only a few popular travel dates blocked off. It’s also 100% refundable, meaning that if you can’t make it for whatever reason (sick, work, just don’t feel like driving) you can get your money back.

Our other favorite deal might take us far from the ocean, but don’t worry, there will be water.

Sit poolside at Sonesta Suites Scottsdale Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona, at half the price. For $89 a night, you’ll get one of the ranch’s Standard Studio King Suites, which comes equipped with a king bed, sleeper sofa, and kitchen and dining area.

 
 
 
 
 
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The Sonesta Suites Scottsdale Gainey Ranch is located in the picture-perfect Sonoran Desert—peek out your window for a look at the cacti that make this land so breathtaking. And though you might be surrounded by dry land and thorny plants (stunning, but maybe you need some green), the Ranch is incredibly lush. Lounge by the pool, a favorite among guests, and enjoy a glass of wine while you tan or venture off the property to explore one of the many nearby golf courses, restaurants, or shops.

 
 
 
 
 
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The desert gives you a chance to truly relax—explore too much and you might become dehydrated and burnt (or at least that’s what I tell myself). It’s the perfect excuse to do nothing but relax on a pool float. If what you’re needing is just that—a chance to hit pause and unwind–this deal is redeemable through September. So, pick a week where you’re thinking, “Yeah, I could use a day by the pool and far away from my laptop,” and get booking.

As a heads up, although Fodor’s fully endorses this deal, we receive a small commission on this transaction.

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