In hot and sunny Arizona, it isn’t just nice to have a pool nearby – it’s essential to beat the heat! Having a hotel with water features, such as water parks and lazy rivers, in Arizona is always a good idea, but some hotel pools are actually destinations themselves. For example, hotel pools with swim-up bars are ideal for spending as much time in the water as possible while getting the refreshments you crave. You’ll also feel absolutely luxurious when you relax and get a cocktail at one of these resorts with poolside and swim-up bars in Arizona.

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Westin La Paloma Hotel, Tucson Pool area at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa
Pool area at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa

Westin La Paloma Hotel, Tucson (Prices & Photos)

The Westin La Paloma Hotel in Tucson is one of the best spa resorts in Arizona and an ideal place to book a room if you love the concept of a swim-up bar. Sabino’s Pool Bar & Grill is a swim-up bar here that serves cocktails and a full restaurant menu that includes everything from sandwiches to watermelon and salads. The bar and grill here are open daily from 11am to 5pm, but all pools at the resort are open from 6am to 11pm. There are five total pools at the Westin, as well as a 177-foot waterslide. You can also rent a cabana here or soak in the mineral pool that is enriched with Dead Sea salt. Other great reasons to stay here are the Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, Red Door Salon & Spa, tennis court, and kids’ club. In addition to poolside fare, guests also enjoy meals at the Azul Restaurant and Lounge for Southwestern-inspired cuisine, Contigo Latin Kitchen, and in-room dining.

Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, Phoenix Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, Phoenix (Prices & Photos)

You can also stay at Phoenix’s Arizona Biltmore hotel for a swim-up bar experience at the Paradise Pool. Here you can order refreshing drinks without ever leaving the pool. This is actually a combination of three pools that form a desert oasis with a swim-up bar, 92-foot waterslide, and poolside cabanas. Other pools at the Biltmore are the glamorous Catalina Pool, spacious Ocatilla Pool, secluded Terrace Court Pool, intimate Saguaro Pool, and family-friendly Bougainvillea pool. The Cabana Club is a poolside restaurant adjacent to the swim-up bar that serves seafood, sandwiches, and fresh salads to go with your cocktails. Overall, the Arizona Biltmore spans 39 acres of luxurious landscapes, has a 22,000-square-foot spa, multiple restaurants, a fitness center, championship golf course, and a rich history that dates back to 1929.

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch, Scottsdale Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch, Scottsdale
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch, Scottsdale

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch, Scottsdale (Prices & Photos)

If having easy access to a pool bar in Arizona sounds like a perfect way to spend your vacation, then book a room at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch. This pool area has been voted one of the very best in the state numerous times and is a perfect place to relax on a hot day. There are actually 10 swimming pools at this resort, as well as 45 waterfalls, and three-story waterslide, and 20 fountains. The Grotto is an adults-only pool with its own tranquil bar by the pool and just steps away from the water. Meanwhile, H2Oasis serves tropical cocktails and tasty food too. Pools are open from 6am to 11pm daily, and the daily cabana hours are 8am to 6pm. Another fun activity here is the handcrafted Italian gondola boats that transport guests on scenic rides. Other on-site recreation options include live entertainment at Center Stage Bar, a rock climbing area, putting green, tennis courts, fitness classes, golf, a spa, and kids’ program, and you’re within easy access of Scottsdale’s top attractions.

Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort, Phoenix Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak
Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak

Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort, Phoenix (Prices & Photos)

The Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort is an all-suite Phoenix resort that’s famous for its River Ranch Water Park with a lazy river, waterslide, and awesome pools. Guests who stay here enjoy poolside dining, cascading waterfalls, an 18-hole miniature putting course, tennis courts, basketball courts, and a kids’ program. Slim Picken’s Café serves poolside fare that includes cocktails, beer, smoothies, burgers, salads, and more. Other onsite dining and drinking options are Hole-in-the-Wall for old-western fare and Rico’s American Grill for seafood and burgers. This Hilton is also home to the 10,000-square-foot Tocasierra Spa and is a popular place for corporate retreats, weddings, and other events. The spa and salon onsite provide everything from massages, manicures, pedicures, and hair styling. Various children’s services are available for traveling families here too, including an onsite day camp, babysitting, cribs, and children’s menus.

Harrah’s Ak-Chin, Maricopa Pool area at 
Harrah's Ak-Chin
Pool area at Harrah's Ak-Chin

Harrah’s Ak-Chin, Maricopa (Prices & Photos)

The pool at the Harrah’s Ak-Chin in Maricopa has undergone renovations and is set to be better than ever before for Arizona travelers. This is a great place to swim right up to one of the friendly bartenders onsite and order a cocktail, a snack, or even lunch. The casino resort also has an expanded gaming floor with poker, slots, know, bingo, and plenty of drinks. The hotel has 500 luxury guest rooms with all of the amenities you need to feel comfortable. In addition to the poolside fare, guests can also enjoy the other onsite restaurants, such as Copper Cactus Grill for quick bites, the buffet for a bit of everything, Oak & Fork for small plates, and Chop, Block & Brew for burgers and beers.

Arizona Grand Resort, Phoenix The water park at the Arizona Grand includes a pair of eight-story waterslides.
The water park at the Arizona Grand includes a pair of eight-story waterslides.

Arizona Grand Resort, Phoenix (Prices & Photos)

The Oasis Bar & Grill is the place to be for poolside libations and comfort food inside the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa. This hot spot is located inside one of Arizona’s ultimate water adventure and specializes in tropical blended drinks. The water park at the Arizona Grand spans seven acres and has a wave pool, 25-person hot tub, side-by-side active river, waterslides, and an eight-story tower. Rent a cabana here for your own private oasis and a little privacy. Pools are open from 6am to 10pm daily, and the water park is open seasonally.

Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, Phoenix Falls Water Village at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort includes free-form swimming pools and private cabanas.
Falls Water Village at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort includes free-form swimming pools and private cabanas.

Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, Phoenix (Prices & Photos)

We also love the Falls Water Village at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort with its Cascades Café right by the water. This outdoor café offers full bar service, handcrafted cocktails, sandwiches, and salads. Here you can rent a poolside cabana, let the kids play at the seasonal children’s program, book a poolside party, and plunge down a 138-foot enclosed waterslide. This resort is also an ideal destination for your golf and spa vacation because it is the site of the Mountain Golf Club and Tocaloma Spa.

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