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Phoenix: $95  Built in 1929 in consultation with Frank Lloyd Wright, the Arizona Biltmore is known as both “the jewel of the desert” and the home of Marilyn Monroe's favorite swimming pool, the Catalina. Today you’ll find vast guest rooms (the smallest is 400 square feet), eight pools (hit Paradise for a swim-up bar and 92-foot water slide) and afternoon tea that’s supervised by a tea “sommelier.” Local tip: Walk the 140-acre Desert Botanical Garden to explore an agave forest and some 20 species of butterflies.courtesy Waldorf Astoria
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Phoenix: $95  Built in 1929 in consultation with Frank Lloyd Wright, the Arizona Biltmore is known as both “the jewel
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Where to Find Five-Star Hotels for Three-Star Prices

Jul 29, 2016

Have you ever said to yourself, I don’t care where I go—I just want to get away and get spoiled. It’s sort of the opposite of the Staycation—let's call it the Awaycation—and it can be a surprisingly affordable splurge, especially if you’re willing to venture to off-season locations that many travelers are passing on. After all, who cares if it’s hot outside if your 5-star hotel has great A.C. and a sweet pool (or two).

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There are a surprising number of A-list places at rock-bottom prices all around the country. A price check on TripAdvisor for a Saturday night in mid-August turned up plenty of places for less than $150 a night, including a Waldorf Astoria for $95 a night. Get ready to spoil yourself rotten—without maxing out your credit card.

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