Scottsdale and Phoenix Resorts With Water Parks

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    Scottsdale and Phoenix Resorts With Water Parks

    Resort Pools
    ••• © Judy Hedding

    There are many wonderful resorts in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona. When you are looking for one with waterpark-like amenities that the kids will really enjoy, one of our local resorts might be just the right one.

    Locals looking for a way to enjoy a "staycation" while the kids have a blast on a lazy river or on a waterslide might seek out these special resorts that cater to families with special packages, Kids Clubs, summer camps and evening programs. With some of the highest rated resorts right here in the Valley of the Sun, why not save on airfare and gas and vacation in your own backyard? Maybe with those savings you can even splurge on an all-day air conditioned poolside cabana while the kids spend their days splashing in the pool!

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    Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

    Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
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    The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in North Scottsdale invites families to take a break from the summer doldrums at Sonoran Splash, the resort's 6,000 square-foot water oasis. There are two 200-foot waterslides, pop-jet fountains, cabanas and games poolside. For the little ones, there is a zero-entry deck area as well as a large sandbox complete with beach toys to keep them entertained. Sonoran Splash is one of two pool areas that offer cabanas for rental, each including a flat-screen TV, sofas, reserved chaise lounges, a refrigerator and refreshments.

    Resort guests can watch “Dive In” movies are offered on weekend nights, and fireworks light up the sky every Saturday night, Memorial Day - Labor Day.

    Check for Summer Vacation Packages that will appeal to both locals and visitors to Scottsdale.

    Contact Information:

    Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
    7575 East Princess Drive
    Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
    480-585-4848 or toll free 1-866-540-4495

    www.scottsdaleprincess.com

    Looking for reservations at...MORE Scottsdale Princess that don't involve a special package? Check guest reviews and prices for Fairmont Scottsdale Princess on TripAdvisor.

    All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice. Verify directly with the resort which features and amenities are open during the non-summer months.

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    Arizona Grand Resort

    Arizona Grand Resort Oasis Water Park
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    The Arizona Grand Resort in South Phoenix prides itself on having Arizona's largest private resort water park, The Oasis Water Park. It is seven acres of water recreation. The eight-story tall Slide Canyon Tower with three slides, the gigantic 10,000-square-foot Oasis Wave Pool and the winding Zuni Active River where you float on double inner tubes are major attractions at this resort. The Oasis also features the Wild Cat Springs, an 800-square-foot play area with a water deck for toddlers and non-swimmers. Please note that you must be at least 48" tall to ride Oasis Water Park slides. Of course, you must be staying at the resort to enjoy the Oasis Water Park. Please note that The Oasis Water Park is typically closed from early September through early February.

    On Friday and Saturday evenings in the summer you might be entertained by the resort's own Arizona Grand Jam Dancers, partake in themed dinner buffets, or enjoy family feature-length dive-in movies.

    When you aren't...MORE floating, splashing or boogie boarding, you might visit the Arizona Grand Resort's 20,000-square-foot, full-service Arizona Grand Spa & Athletic Center, tee it up at the Arizona Grand Golf Course, or choose from seven dining options including pizza, Mexican food and steaks. Nearby, visit Sea Life Arizona Aquarium.

    Check for Summer Vacation Packages that will appeal to both locals and visitors to Phoenix.

    Contact Information:

    Arizona Grand Resort
    8000 S. Arizona Grand Parkway
    Phoenix, Arizona 85044
    602-438-9000

    www.arizonagrandresort.com

    Looking for reservations at Arizona Grand Resort that don't involve a special package? Check guest reviews and prices for Arizona Grand Resort on TripAdvisor.

    All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice. Verify directly with the resort which features and amenities are open during the non-summer months.

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    JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

    Lazy River at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
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    Located in North Phoenix right near the border of Scottsdale you'll find the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa.

    With four different and unique pool options as well as two spas within the main pool complex, cooling off has never been so easy! Grab a complimentary inner tube at the Lazy River and Waterslide located on the eastern end of the main pool complex. With 1,600 linear feet of meandering channels, the Lazy River features under water jets so you can sit in your inner tube and enjoy the cool, relaxing ride. For something faster paced, hit the Lazy River's water slide! You can't miss the Wildfire Pool with the grand Wildfire water feature in the center. With an average depth of 3.5 feet, this pool appears is the second largest of the five pool options -- Lazy River is the largest. The Sidewinder Pool reflects its serpentine namesake. Resting between the Wildfire Pool and Lazy River, this pool is narrow with an average depth of 3.5 feet. With an umbrella of...MORE tropical palms above, the Mesa Pool is between the Wildfire Pool and Dancing Fountains. The Mesa Pool is ideal for families.

    When you aren't splashing about at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, you can enjoy walking trails (early in the morning during the summer months!), the Tennis Center, bicycle rentals, workshops, or Segway tours. You'll also want to spend an afternoon at the nearby Musical Instrument Museum or go shopping at Desert Ridge Marketplace.

    Check for Summer Vacation Packages that will appeal to both locals and visitors to Phoenix.

    Contact Information:

    JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
    5350 East Marriott Drive
    Phoenix, Arizona 85054
    480-293-5000

    www.jwdesertridgeresort.com

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    All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice. Verify directly with the resort which features and amenities are open during the non-summer months.

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    The Wigwam

    The Wigwam Oasis Pool
    ••• Oasis Pool at The Wigwam. Courtesy of The Wigwam

    The Wigwam isn't technically in either Scottsdale or Phoenix, but it is the only upscale resort on the west side of town, making it convenient to many venues like Phoenix International Raceway with its NASCAR racing, University of Phoenix Stadium for football and major trade shows, and Gila River Arena for hockey and concerts. Located in Litchfield Park, The Wigwam is just southwest of Phoenix.

    The beauty of having three pools at The Wigwam is that you can have quiet pool time, separated from the more exciting water experience. From the 25-foot tower with two twisting water slides to the romantic, tucked-away Oasis Pool, there is a refreshing place just right for everyone.

    The Wigwam: Resort Review and Photos

    Camp Wigwam is a full-service seasonal activities program for children. Kids learn about local Arizona history, tour native plants and cactus, craft fanciful creations and traverse scenic trails. There is a small play-scape and children can also enjoy the resort's water...MORE features that include the water slide and dancing water fountain. Other activities include pool games, swimming, nature hikes, tennis tournaments, golf games and volleyball. Finally, if the summer heat doesn't bother you, try out The Wigwam's three 18-hole championship golf courses, two of which were designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones, Sr.

    On summer evenings, you might get an opportunity to enjoy seasonal concerts on the lawn, summertime Dive-In Movies by the main pool and wonderful brunches.

    Check for Summer Vacation Packages that will appeal to both locals and visitors to Phoenix.

    Contact Information:

    Wigwam Golf Resort and Spa
    300 Wigwam Boulevard
    Litchfield Park, Arizona 85340
    623-935-3811

    www.wigwamresort.com

    Looking for reservations at The Wigwam that don't involve a special package? Check guest reviews and prices for The Wigwam on TripAdvisor.

    All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice. Verify directly with the resort which features and amenities are open during the non-summer months.

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    Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch

    Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch
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    The Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch is a resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. One of its many special features is that there are plenty of summer water activities, just like going to a water park.

    Spread over 2.5 acres of the resort property, the water playground includes 10 pools offering a variety of experiences for guests of all ages. The three-story waterslide emerges from the clock tower and spirals into an 8 ½ foot deep pool (must be 42 inches tall to use the water slide). Swim through a Grecian-style Water temple to play a game of water volleyball or enjoy a Jacuzzi-style spa or cold plunge, with more than 40 waterspouts raining down into the pools and spas, as well as on the deck to keep sunbathers cool. The aqueduct connects six of the pools so you can easily walk from one to another. The 12-foot high glass crystal column fountains are dramatically lit at night. In 2013 the resort introduced a new 30-foot, three-story tall waterslide.

    For a quieter experience,...MORE try the 4,400 square foot adult-only pool, with the cascading waters of the Big Gun, a 20-foot high “thunderfall” that flows through an opening in a reflecting pool down to the swimmers below, or the softer Cascades, trickling over a three-level fall. Several “pools for two” let you feel as though you are in your own private water escape.

    The Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch has a sand beach -- the largest white sand beach in the area. Build a sand castle, then cool off in the adjacent beach pool. Wi-Fi service is available at the pool areas.

    Camp Hyatt Kachina lets your child explore the flora, fauna, culture and geography of the area, with games and activities intermingled with learning experiences. Crafts, games in the water park, listening to cowboy storytellers, scavenger hunts, contests, learning about desert creatures...it's all part of the camp experience. Camp Hyatt Kachina is open to all children ages 3 - 5 and 6 - 12, and is offered daily, year-round. Golfers have a championship 27 hole course to challenge them, and adventurers will want to check out the various off-road experiences in the Sonoran Desert.

    In the summer check the schedule for free weekend Dive-In Movies, free golf for kids, as well as free beach and pool activities.

    See Summer Vacation Packages that will appeal to both locals and visitors to Phoenix.

    Contact Information:

    Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch
    7500 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd.
    Scottsdale, AZ 85258
    480-444-1234      

    scottsdale.hyatt.com

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    All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice. Verify directly with the resort which features and amenities are open during the non-summer months.

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    Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort

    Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort
    ••• River Ranch at Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort. Courtesy of Pointe Hilton

    The Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort is located in Central Phoenix. There are nearly four acres of pools at the Hole-in-the-Wall River Ranch including a Lazy River for casual tubing and relaxing, as well as a waterslide for a little more excitement. You must be 42 inches tall to use the waterslide, and, of course, you must be staying at the resort in order to enjoy Hole-in-the-Wall River Ranch.

    You'll experience the old west at this resort, from Tombstone, an Old West theme town on the resort property, to the barbecue and casual western atmosphere of the Hole-in-the-Wall restaurant which you'll find in an old ranch house built by hand in the early 1940s. Other eateries at the resort serve everything from poolside burgers to farm-to-table cuisine.

    When you aren't cooling off at the pools, you can tee it up at Lookout Mountain Golf Club or relax at the Tocasierra Spa & Salon. All the rooms at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort are suites, even the standard room. Check the...MORE schedule for evening Dive-In Movies, games and Coyote Camp for the kids.

    Contact Information:

    Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort
    7677 North 16th Street
    Phoenix, Arizona 85020
    602-997-2626 or toll free 1-800-947-9784

    squawpeakhilton.com

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    All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice. Verify directly with the resort which features and amenities are open during the non-summer months.

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    Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

    Westin Kierland Resort
    ••• "FlowRider" at Westin Kierland Resort. Courtesy of Marriott International, Inc.

    You might decide to stay at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale not only for the wonderful dining, luxurious spa, and upscale accommodations, but also because of the Adventure Water Park featuring a Lazy River, a 110-foot water slide and the Kierland Flowrider. Grab a board and ride the waves!

    While parents can enjoy the quiet adult pool, the kids can also participate in the Family FUN Program with age appropriate activities for ages toddler through 17, as well as family programs for everyone. Staying for the week? They even have day camps with unique themes.

    Did you know that you can bring Fido or Fluffy to stay with you at the Westin Kierland? Yes, it is a pet-friendly resort.

    See Summer Vacation Packages that will appeal to both locals and visitors to Phoenix.

    Contact Information:

    Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
    6902 E Greenway Parkway
    Scottsdale, AZ 85254
    800-354-5892

    www.kierlandresort.com

    Looking for reservations at Westin Kierland that don't involve a special package? C...MOREheck guest reviews and prices for Westin Kierland on TripAdvisor.

    All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice. Verify directly with the resort which features and amenities are open during the non-summer months.

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    Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

    Arizona Biltmore
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    Three pools combine to create one spectacular pool at the Arizona Biltmore, featuring a 92-foot-long water slide, swim-up bar, and private cabanas with full bath, refrigerator, phone, TV, robes, lounge chairs and cooling misters. Summer guests enjoy “Splash Cinema” Dive-in Movies shown on a screen suspended between palm trees watched from inner-tubes in the pool.

    Check for Summer Vacation Packages that will appeal to both locals and visitors to Phoenix.

    Contact Information:

    Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
    2400 E. Missouri Avenue
    Phoenix, AZ 85016

    800-950-0086 or 602-955-6600

    www.arizonabiltmore.com

    Looking for reservations at Arizona Biltmore that don't involve a special package? Check guest reviews and prices for Arizona Biltmore on TripAdvisor.

    All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice. Verify directly with the resort which features and amenities are open during the non-summer months.

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    The Phoenician

    The Phoenician
    ••• Courtesy of Marriott International, Inc.

    The Phoenician is a luxurious resort near downtown Scottsdale at the base of Camelback Mountain and is consistently listed as one of the outstanding resorts in the Greater Phoenix area.

    The Oasis Pool Complex is home to 7 pools, a Jacuzzi, and a 165-ft waterslide. The complex also features SURGE, an interactive “spray ground” for children and their parents. Located on the upper west level of the Oasis Pool Complex, the splash pad is vibrantly designed with make-believe palm trees, turtles, lady bugs, and other kid-friendly elements, all of which serve as charming water features.

    See Summer Vacation Packages that will appeal to both locals and visitors to Phoenix.

    Stay at the Phoenician: Overview, Amenities, Dining and Photos

    Contact Information:

    The Phoenician
    6000 E. Camelback Road
    Scottsdale, AZ 85251
    480-941-8200

    www.thephoenician.com

    Looking for reservations at The Phoenician that don't involve a special package? Check guest reviews and prices for The Phoenician on TripAdvisor.

    All dates,...MORE times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice. Verify directly with the resort which features and amenities are open during the non-summer months.