Summer Vacation Should Offer A Break For The Bank Account

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

The award-winning Fairmont Scottsdale Princess will debut renovations this summer, including 102 new rooms and a brand-new sunset pool with a splash pad, white-sand beach and swim-up bar. Rooms start at $169 per night.

Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, home of the FlowRider (surfing wave), now has a private island for rent in Kierland Cove in its “lazy river” pool. The offer includes lounge chairs, umbrellas, reserved tubes, complimentary chips, salsa and water. Island rates start at $450 a day. Summer room rates start at $149 per night.

Camelback Inn

After a big refresh of the pool last fall, Camelback Inn and Sanctuary invites guests to come take a splash. The upgrades include a resurfacing of the main pool and the addition of an adults-only quiet pool and a new children’s pool. Rooms start at $199 per night.

This article originally appeared in Marin Magazine’s print edition under the headline: “Feel The Heat.

Mimi Towle

Mimi Towle has been the editor of Marin Magazine for over a decade. She lived with her family in Sycamore Park and Strawberry and thoroughly enjoyed raising two daughters in the mayhem of Marin’s youth sports; soccer, swim, volleyball, ballet, hip hop, gymnastics and many many hours spent at Miwok Stables. Her community involvements include volunteering at her daughter’s schools, coaching soccer and volleyball (glorified snack mom), being on the board of both Richardson Bay Audubon Center. Currently residing on a floating home in Sausalito, she enjoys all water activity, including learning how to steer a 6-person canoe for the Tamalpais Outrigger Canoe Club. Born and raised in Hawaii, her fondness for the islands has on occasion made its way into the pages of the magazine.