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If you’re planning a vacation to the Grand Canyon State of Arizona and are wondering if the weather will be too hot for you, there’s no need to worry. These six hotels in Arizona don’t just have a regular old swimming pool for you to relax in. They’ve got full blown water parks right on the property, so you and your family can have a blast and cool down without ever having to get in the car. Whether you want to take an exhilarating ride down a super-fast slide or just bob lazily down the river, you’ll find it all at these fun-packed resorts.
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The Arizona Grand Resort and Spa is Arizona’s only AAA Four Diamond all-suite resort and offers the perfect mix of luxury and comfort with a feel of being a “home away from home.” In addition to guest suites that feature separate living rooms with hardwood-style floors, flat screen televisions, mini bars and spacious bathrooms with walk-in showers, the resort also offers a full-service spa, six on-site dining venues, a golf course and the Oasis Water Park. The park, which was voted as one of the country’s Top 10 Water Parks by the Travel Channel, features a wave pool, lazy river, water jets, hot tubs and the Slide Canyon Tower – a pair of eight-story waterslides that drop a whopping 51 feet!
The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa is a family-friendly resort that pays tribute to the area’s Scottish heritage with special touches like the “Scottish Pipes at Sunset” that take place each evening where guests can sit around the fire pit and enjoy traditional music. Guest rooms also feature thoughtful touches like custom-designed velour bathrobes, complimentary daily newspapers, complimentary Starbucks coffee for the in-room coffeemaker and spa-quality bath products. On-site, you’ll find several restaurants, three golf courses, a spa and the Adventure Water Park, which includes a 900-foot lazy river, a 110-foot water slide, flowboarding and a kids’ splash pad.
The Wigwam, a resort located in the small town of Litchfield Park, is the epitome of all things Arizona, from its adobe and timber exterior to the surrounding palm trees and cacti. “Casitas” (or guest rooms) are washed in warm tones of brown and orange and feature mini-fridges, bathrobes and free Wi-Fi. While the resort itself offers four dining options, 54 holes of Championship-level golf, a fitness center, spa and a private water park with two swimming pools, poolside cabanas and a 25-foot tower with two twisting water slides.
Not to be confused with the famous Biltmore Estate in North Carolina, the Arizona Biltmore is a beautiful Waldorf Astoria Resort where you and your family can stay in a luxurious guest room, a suite or an entire villa. Amenities include flat-screen TVs, mini bars, private patios or balconies and large windows with views of the resort and pool. Some rooms even feature private fire pits for relaxing on a cold winter evening. In addition, the property has several restaurants and lounges, an on-site café, a spa, fitness center, two golf courses and a water park with eight swimming pools, poolside cabanas, a poolside restaurant and a 92-foot waterslide.
The Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort is truly an oasis in the middle of the desert. Set in the midst of stunning scenery in Phoenix, the resort offers everything you need in one place. Besides spacious guest suites with separate living room areas, multiple televisions, private balconies or patios, and spa-quality bath products, the hotel also offers four on-site dining options including both indoor and outdoor seating, a fitness center and spa, and a golf course that has been recognized as one of America’s Best Courses by Zagat. Falls Water Village, the on-site water park, provides plenty of fun for the whole family too, including free-form swimming pools, hot tubs, waterfalls, a 138-foot enclosed waterslide and fully-stocked private poolside cabanas with fans, televisions, mini fridges, tables, sofas and lounge chairs.
Set in the foothills of the McDowell Mountains and surrounded by palm trees and beautiful natural scenery, the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa is a unique and relaxing place for you and your family to rest their heads during your visit to Arizona. All guest rooms feature private balconies or terraces with gorgeous mountain views, large screen HDTV’s, iPod docking stations and refrigerators. But, if you upgrade to a suite, you can also enjoy other features like a fireplace and a rooftop deck. The resort also offers nightly live entertainment, an on-site spa with a Himalayan Salt room and a 2.5-acre water park that features 10 pools, 25 fountains, 45 waterfalls and a 30-foot, three-story waterslide.