I was blessed to have a staycation with my little boy at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. We were so excited to go! Boo was thrilled because he loves staying in hotels when we travel and I was looking forward to a break from our daily grind without having to travel too far… Located in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona this gorgeous resort is only 45 min from my home… I was intrigued with the idea of a mini vacation so close to home!
As we drove up to the property I felt almost like we were in one of those old time movies I love so much. There was a feeling of that Hollywood glamor as we drove in past a beautiful tree lined entrance and the resort stood before us. As I pulled up , a valet immediately opened my door for me and asked how he could help me. I have to be honest— this girl is SO not used to a gentleman asking her what she needs— I could so get used to this life LOL 🙂 Anyhow, not having to worry about my luggage, car, etc was a relief and I felt I had already left my everyday world behind and entered my staycation….
This was an elegant hotel yet still family friendly…. Everyone was so kind to Boo and made sure he had a lovely time as well! Upon check in we were directed to the Kids Club where Boo was given a fun passport to collect stamps from areas around the resort that he could turn in for prizes. He was so excited and when we were done we headed up to our room where our luggage was already waiting for us.
Our room was absolutely serene. We had plenty of room to move around and relax and we had a gorgeous balcony view of Scottsdale. Our beds were so comfy and I absolutely loved the beautiful and relaxing view from our room . Boo was thrilled with the huge bathroom with a deep soaker tub and a seperate rainfall shower…. We quickly unpacked and headed down to the pool!
Walking thru the lobby was almost like being in an art gallery…. waterfalls, interesting paintings and sculptures…. We spent some time exploring the grounds and exploring the ballrooms before heading outside.
In the lobby , we also met Jeremy at the Concierge. This young man made sure our entire stay was perfect, fun and relaxing and we are so grateful to him!
We headed into the main pool area and Boo grinned with excitement ! We were cheerfully greeted and handed two fluffy pool towls as we headed past a sea of umbrellas and relaxing lounge chairs. I let Boo pick our spot then we made our way to the lazy river. We blissfully floated down the river, splashing in the pool and sliding down the waterslide!
The lifeguards on duty were so kind to my little boy and were happy to help him whenever he needed it! Skye was an especially helpful young man who made sure my son had a fabulous time!
The entire staff here I felt went above and beyond to make him feel like a rock star and it meant the world to me… Boo was beyond thrilled when his lunch was brought poolside and he ate stretched out under an umbrella! We had such a lovely and relaxed day!
After supper, we decide to explore the resort some more and were treated to breathtaking views and to our delight we were able to listen to a true Scottish Bagpiper! After enjoying the music, we stopped back in the lobby where the Sweet Shoppe was setup…. So many beautiful and decadent desserts to choose from! Boo was beyond thrilled to pick two scrumptious desserts!
The next morning dawned bright, beautiful and happy as our breakfast was delightfully delivered and we enjoyed a leisurely breakfast in bed! Our meals were amazingly delicious and after enjoying them we headed back down to the pool for a relaxed and fun day!
Speaking of relaxation, we were also blessed with a little pampering at the hotel spa, Agave, The Arizona Spa. Boo enjoyed an Executive Upkeep For Men Manicure and I had the blissful Salted Lime and Tequila Pedicure! Feeling totally relaxed and happy, we headed back to the pool for more fun on the waterslide.
The highlight of our staycation was Boo getting to ride The Kierland Flowrider! Normally there would be several people at a time on this ride. Due to Boo’s special needs he had a private session with an amazing young lady, Jaylee, who was so sweet and understanding with him. She was so kind and patient… We were so blessed to have this wonderful young woman helping us. My little boy was thrilled to do something he could never do out at the ocean! To see his eyes light up… to see the joy in his face as he bodyboarded was something I can’t thank Kierland for enough…. Kierland gave my special needs little boy the opportunity to do something and have an experience he could never do outside of this environment. Almost two weeks later my son is still talking nonstop about how he learned to “surf”… As a mom, watching him full of excitement to do something other kids take for granted filled my eyes and heart with happy tears— Jaylee & Kierland , from the bottom of my heart– thank you for the experience my son had with you!!!!
For any of my readers coming to visit the Phoenix area, I highly recommend a stay at The Westin Kierland! Our stay was beyond relaxing! For my local readers– I suggest a staycation at this lovely resort! Just a short drive from home yet you will feel like you escaped to another time…. As summer comes to an end and fall is upon us , I’d love to hear from my readers: If you could choose an end-of-summer-retreat, where would it be?