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Top 10 Water Park Resorts in Phoenix & Scottsdale

With around 300 sunny days a year and average temperatures that range from 68 in the winter to well over 100 in the summer, it’s no wonder that Phoenix and nearby Scottsdale are popular areas for spending time in the water. There are many family-friendly resorts with gorgeous pools, and a number of them even offer water parks with slides, lazy rivers, and more. If you want to enjoy some fun in the sun, it makes sense to book one of these top resorts.

Hilton Phoenix Resort at the Peak River Ranch A luxurious pool near the mountains
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Hilton Phoenix Resort at the Peak River Ranch

Hilton Phoenix Resort at the Peak River Ranch is located in the Phoenix Mountain Preserve, sprawled across a 27-acre property with an amazing 4-acre water park. It includes a 130-foot waterslide, a half-mile lazy river for floating in a tube, waterfalls, and a poolside bar. There’s also an activity camp for kids, a mini-golf course a spa, and a fitness center. Accommodation ranges from suites to one- and two-bedroom casitas with kitchenettes.

Key Amenities:

  • 4-acre water park and lazy river

  • Mini-golf and kids’ activity camp

  • Spa offering couples’ massages and facials

Arizona Grand Resort & Spa Oasis Water Park at the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa
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Arizona Grand Resort & Spa

The Arizona Grand Resort & Spa is home to the Oasis water park, one of the best in the country. It includes an eight-story tower with multiple waterslides, a wave pool, a lazy river for double inner tubing, and a 25-person hot tub. Small children have their own area for splashing around, and there’s a bar and grill here too. Other notable features on the property include an 18-hole golf course, a fitness center with fitness classes available, a spa, and a half-dozen dining venues. Accommodation is available in one- and two-bedroom suites with private balconies or patios.

Key Amenities:

  • Eight-story tower with three waterslides, a lazy river & wave pool

  • 18-hole golf course

  • Spa and fitness center

JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
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JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

The JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa offers the AquaRidge WaterPark complete with one of the best hotel lazy rivers in the U.S. that winds around the property, a splash pad for kids, multiple pools, and whirlpools. If you want to relax while immersed in luxury, there are pool suites and cabana cottages with VIP service too. The property also offers championship golf, a lavish spa, and an excellent selection of open-air bars and restaurants, with everything from a casual bar and grill to southwestern fare that honors local farmers at Tia Carmen. Many of the rooms and suites come with balconies showcasing a pool, golf course, or mountain views.

Key Amenities:

  • Water park with a lazy river + multiple pools

  • Championship golf on-site

  • Multiple dining and drinking options on-site

Arizona Biltmore, a Waldorf Astoria Resort Arizona Biltmore
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Arizona Biltmore, a Waldorf Astoria Resort

The Arizona Biltmore, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, is renowned for its many amenities, which include seven swimming pools, a 65-foot triple water slide, poolside cabanas, and a poolside restaurant. It hosts multiple other eateries, a luxe spa, a fitness center, tennis courts, and two golf courses as well. The wide variety of accommodation options includes everything from upscale guest rooms and suites to lavish villas. All come with private balconies or patios and large windows with pool views. Some have fire pits, ideal for unwinding outdoors on a chillier winter evening.

Key Amenities:

  • Seven swimming pools & a 65-foot triple slide 

  • Two golf courses

  • Spa with a hot tub and cold plunge pool

Great Wolf Lodge Arizona Stay and play to your heart's content
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Great Wolf Lodge Arizona

Great Wolf Lodge offers guests unlimited access to its indoor water park with waterslides and pools that stay a constant 84 degrees year-round. Spread over 85,000 square feet – there’s also a lazy river, raft slides, a wave pool, and an activity area for the little ones. There are a half-dozen restaurants and bars, an ice cream shop, and a market on-site, while rooms include flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers, and minifridges. Suites with bunk beds are available for up to 12 guests.

Key Amenities:

  • Indoor water park with a lazy river, slides, & wave pool

  • Multiple restaurants and bars

  • On-site market and ice cream shop

The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
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The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa

The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa host the Adventure Water Park which includes a 900-foot-long lazy river, a 110-foot-long waterslide, flowboarding, and a kids’ splash pad. There’s a children’s pool, an adults-only pool, hot tubs, three golf courses, and a spa with a sauna and steam room. When it comes to dining, enjoy everything from casual cafe fare to upscale Latin American cuisine. Rooms come with coffeemakers and complimentary Starbucks coffee, custom-designed bathrobes, and balconies or patios. Suites include additional perks like kitchenettes and fireplaces.

Key Amenities:

  • Water park with a lazy river, flowboarding, and waterslide

  • Three golf courses

  • Spa with a steam room and sauna

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

One of Scottsdale’s most popular family resorts, the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch offers 10 swimming pools, 45 waterfalls, 20 fountains, a 30-foot waterslide, and even a gondola you can ride through its picturesque waterways. The grounds are spectacular with beautiful manicured gardens, soaring palm trees, picturesque winding paths, and mountain views. A wide range of pampering services can be enjoyed at the spa and there are eight restaurants on-site too. The spacious rooms include private balconies or patios, kitchenettes, and flat-screen TVs with premium channels.

Key Amenities:

  • 10 swimming pools, a 30-foot waterslide, and a gondola

  • Spa with a Himalayan salt room

  • A wide variety of restaurants on-site

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
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Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess offers six pools with the Sonoran Splash Pool featuring two 200-foot twisting waterslides. For the very young, there’s a zero-entry pool deck and a sandbox play area with beach toys. There are poolside bars for sipping cocktails in the sun, a spa, a fitness center, and multiple restaurants including a high-end steakhouse. Rooms have private terraces or balconies, flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, wet bars, and coffeemakers. Suites come with upscale perks like whirlpool tubs or fireplaces.

Key Amenities:

  • 6 pools, including one with waterslides

  • Spa and fitness center

  • Numerous dining options, including a steakhouse

The Phoenician The Phoenician
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The Phoenician

Sprawled across 250 acres with waterfalls, koi ponds, palm trees, and lots of lush greenery, The Phoenician enjoys a backdrop of Camelback Mountain and includes multi-tiered pools with an upper level for aquatic recreation, a lower-level, tranquil Mother-of-Pearl Pool, and an adult-only center pool. The Kids Zone is a fantastic water park that includes a splash pad with spray guns, falling buckets of water, and shooting water spouts. Those 42″ and taller can whiz down the 197-foot twisting waterslide. The luxurious spa has its own rooftop pool and offers everything from aromatherapy treatments to body scrubs and wraps, a blow-dry bar, and a fitness center.

Key Amenities:

  • Water park with a 197-foot waterslide & splash pad

  • Multi-tiered pools

  • Luxe spa with a rooftop pool and aromatherapy treatments

Holiday Inn Club Vacations Scottsdale Resort Holiday Inn Club Vacations Scottsdale Resort
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Holiday Inn Club Vacations Scottsdale Resort

Ideal for families, the Holiday Inn Club Vacations Scottsdale Resort offers apartment-style rooms with multiple bedrooms and full kitchens. It also hosts Splash Canyon with waterslides, a kid-friendly waterfall pool, and a social pool for a relaxing swim. There are special activities hosted, like scavenger hunts, Bingo, and arts and crafts. There’s a market on-site if you want to pick up ingredients to prepare your own meals, along with a Mexican cantina for dining out.

Key Amenities:

  • Waterslides, a kids’ pool and a social pool

  • Mexican cantina and market on-site

  • Scavenger hunts, Bingo, and other special activities

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