Get ready to dive into Phoenix’s best hotels with waterparks! Known for its sunny climate, Phoenix is the ideal spot for a splash-filled getaway. Whether you’re a family seeking fun, a couple craving romance, or a budget-conscious traveler, we’ve got you covered. From lazy rivers to thrilling slides, we’ll help you find the perfect spot to make a splash. But before we explore each waterpark hotel, here are some of our top choices.

Best Waterpark Hotels for Families

  • Great Wolf Lodge Arizona – Great Wolf Lodge has everything you need for a family waterpark adventure in Phoenix. With king beds, bunk beds, and sofa beds, the Suites are ideal for groups of all sizes. The kids will love the range of attractions including slides, river rapids, pools, and even hot tubs. 
  • Holiday Inn Club Vacations Scottsdale Resort – You’ll appreciate this family-friendly resort for the variety of amenities catering to all ages. Have a look at the Villas with full kitchens, large living areas, plus washers and dryers. With four pools, kids of all ages can enjoy the thrills of Splash Canyon while others soak up the sun or enjoy the hot tub.

Best Waterpark Hotels for Couples

  • Arizona Biltmore A Waldorf Astoria Resort – This resort offers a refined and romantic waterpark getaway for couples. The Club Cottage King Suite is perfect with its cozy firepit, soaking tub, and exclusive Citrus Club access. You’ll enjoy Paradise Pool, the Triple Slide, and private cabanas.
  • Fairmont Scottsdale Princess – With its romantic ambiance and upscale amenities, this is one of Phoenix’s best waterpark hotels. The Privado Suite is the most romantic with a fireplace, soaking tub, and a private balcony. There’s plenty of space with six pools onsite. But the slides, cabanas at Sonoran Splash, and adults-only Sonoran Landing were the favorites.
  • The Phoenician – The Phoenician is ideal for couples wanting a romantic and sophisticated waterpark retreat. You’ll love the Firetable Casita Suite with its fireplace, pool views, and ensuite tub. While some guests enjoyed the slides, most relaxed in the Signature Pool’s cabanas or by the adults-only pool.

Most Affordable Waterpark Hotels

  • Holiday Inn Club Vacations Scottsdale ResortThis is one of Phoenix’s most affordable waterpark hotels. The One-Bedroom Villa offers great value without skimping on amenities. Plan your getaway from June to August when rates start at only $139 USD per night.
  • Arizona Grand ResortVisitors appreciate the affordable rates and waterpark attractions at Arizona Grand Resort. One of the best-value options for groups is the Family Suite. Some months, the nightly rate starts from $152 USD per night.

Other Things to Consider

  • Lazy River – Several Phoenix waterpark hotels offer lazy rivers, but these are our top two. Westin Kierland Resort’s lazy river flows along Tommy Bahama Reef, where guests can hop off their tube and enjoy a private cabana. At Arizona Grand Resort’s Oasis Park, the side-by-side lazy river is Phoenix’s most unique, and guests love it. 
  • Biggest SlidesArizona Grand Resort’s three eight-story slides stand out as some of the tallest in Phoenix. Other big slides are found at Arizona Biltmore (the Triple Slides) and JW Marriott.
  • Kid’s WaterparksGreat Wolf Lodge has separate areas for kids, including Talking Stick Treehouse and Whooping Hollow. Also, The Phoenician’s Kids Zone offers plenty of fun with a splash pad full of spray guns, falling water buckets, and shooting water spouts.
  • Swimming Pools – With nine swimming pools, the Phoenician has the best selection of onsite pools. They have a Kids Zone and pools for adults only. Fairmont Scottsdale Princess offers six pools with a waterpark, a white sand beach, and private cabanas. 

1. The Phoenician, a Luxury Collection Resort

For a fun-filled stay in Phoenix, the Phoenician offers a range of attractions for all ages. If you want to splurge, check out the 2 Bedroom Presidential Suite. But the suites will be perfect if you spend more time outdoors. With 9 pools, kids can enjoy the Kid’s Zone’s slide and splash pad, while the adults relax at the spa or rooftop pool. Some mentioned an occasional wait for the slide, but the kids were having a great time. Phoenician restaurants were well-reviewed too, but others thought the prices were too high.

  • Guest Reviews: The room was nice with a great view. The breakfast was top quality but should have had more choices.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: 2 Bedroom Presidential Suite
  • Address: 6000 East Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, United States

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2. Arizona Biltmore A Waldorf Astoria Resort

With relaxing pools and aquatic offerings, the Arizona Biltmore is a top choice for fun in the sun. For a more intimate stay, the Club Cottage Suite offers a cozy firepit, soaking tub, and Citrus Club access. One of their most popular slides is the Triple Slide at Paradise Pool. Take an exhilarating trip to the bottom or enjoy a drink in your private cabana. Several guests preferred the pools to the spa, while others mentioned overpriced restaurants.

  • Guest Reviews: The room was nice and bigger than expected. Loved the adults-only pool and the waterslides were perfect for the kids.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Club Cottage King Suite Firepit
  • Address: 2400 East Missouri Avenue, Camelback East, Phoenix, AZ 85016, United States

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3. JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

If you’re after some serious aquatic fun in Phoenix, JW Marriott Desert Ridge is the place to be. Have a look at the One-Bedroom Executive Suite for its size, separate living areas, and private balcony. Guests of all ages loved AquaRidge Waterpark, especially the lazy river, multi-level slides, and adults-only Sky Island. The restaurants received positive reviews, but some mentioned more dining options for kids. After a day in the sun, the spa’s steam room and sauna were popular relaxing spots.

  • Guest Reviews: We used all the pools, The kids loved the lazy river and we enjoyed our cabana by the spa pool.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: One-Bedroom Executive Suite
  • Address: 5350 East Marriott Drive, Desert View, Phoenix, AZ 85054, United States

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4. Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

If you’re looking for a waterpark getaway in Phoenix, this splashy oasis is the place to be. We highly recommend the Cholla Suite for families which has a private balcony overlooking the pool. There are six sparkling pools but Sonoran Splash is everyone’s favorite. You’ll love the two twisting slides and private cabanas available. All the amenities received positive reviews, especially the spa and the Bourbon Steakhouse.

  • Guest Reviews: The Privado Suite was perfect. The heated pools and hot tubs were most enjoyable. We’ll be back.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Cholla Suite
  • Address: 7575 East Princess Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85255, United States 

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5. Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale is a water wonderland that everyone talks about. They have a beach area, a splash pool, and luxury cabanas. But nothing beats the thrill of racing down the three-story waterslide. The One-Bedroom Casita suite is a popular choice, with plenty of seating, a cozy fireplace, and a rooftop deck. Guests enjoyed the live music and nightly entertainment but commented on the lack of dining options.

  • Guest Reviews: Great property with awesome pools. We enjoyed the breakfasts and the spa. 
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Casita Suites
  • Address: 7500 East Doubletree Ranch Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85258, United States 

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6. The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

For aquatic adventures and fun in the sun, this resort’s Adventure Waterpark is one of the best in Phoenix. Try surfing on FlowRider, racing down a 110-foot waterslide, or just floating along the lazy river. They also have an adults-only Aquamiel pool or you can rent a private cabana on Tommy Bahama Reef. They have plenty of suites that accommodate families, but if you want the best, have a look at the Presidential Suite. Guests also remarked the food was good, but nothing special.

  • Guest Reviews: Perfect resort for our family. Kids loved the huge pool and lazy river.
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Presidential Suite
  • Address: 6902 East Greenway Parkway, Scottsdale, AZ 85254, United States 

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7. The Wigwam 

Guests love The Wigwam for its laid-back vibe and family-friendly atmosphere. With three pools, cabanas, bars, and jacuzzis there’s something for everyone. While the youngsters jump on the Tower Pool’s dual slides, grownups enjoy the adults-only Oasis Pool. Everyone loved the Adobe Traditional Suite for the large living area, patio, and stone fireplace. The spa’s couple’s suites were popular with adults, while the kids loved the burgers at The Tower Pool Grill.

  • Guest Reviews: We had a big lovely room close to the pool. The pool and the restaurants were great!
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Adobe Traditional Suites
  • Address: 300 East Wigwam Boulevard, Litchfield Park, AZ 85340, United States

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8. Arizona Grand Resort

Arizona Grand Resort offers the ultimate waterpark getaway in Phoenix. Make a splash at Oasis with three 8-story slides, a giant wave pool, and the area’s only side-by-side lazy river. There’s Wildcat Spring for younger kids and even a 25-person hot tub for adults. With room for 5, the Golf View Suites are great for families. Some guests mentioned the overpriced restaurants, but there are plenty of restaurants nearby.

  • Guest Reviews: The spacious suite and the waterpark was wonderful for the kids. All the food was a la carte and expensive.
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Golf View Suites
  • Address: 8000 South Arizona Grand Parkway, South Mountain, Phoenix, AZ 85044, United States

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9. Hilton Phoenix Resort at the Peak

Hilton Phoenix Resort at the Peak is one of the area’s go-to spots for aquatic fun. River Ranch Waterpark is a refreshing way to spend the day, with a lazy river, waterslide, and children’s pool with water features. You can rent private cabanas if you prefer to have your own space. The Ambassador Suites are the most spacious but all their rooms can cater to small families. The BBQ restaurant Hole-in-the-Wall got rave reviews along with Slim Pickens Poolside Bar.

  • Guest Reviews: The suite was clean and spacious. We enjoyed the pools, lazy river, and hot tubs.
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Ambassador King Suite
  • Address: 7677 North 16th Street, Camelback East, Phoenix, AZ 85020, United States

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10. Great Wolf Lodge Arizona

For an unforgettable waterpark experience, Great Wolf Lodge Arizona is a popular choice. The Suites are perfect for families, but the Superior Suite is the best for its size and amenities. Guests love the variety of slides and attractions at the climate-controlled waterpark. You’ll find waterslides, a lazy river, a river run, plus pools and water features for the little ones. For dining, most guests may prefer Barnwood’s steaks, while the kids will enjoy the pizza at Hungry Wolf.

  • Guest Reviews: Great place for a family trip. Everything exceeded expectations – the food, the waterpark, and the pool.
  • Star Rating: 3 stars
  • Best Rooms: Superior Suites
  • Address: 7333 North Pima Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85258, United States

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11. Holiday Inn Club Vacations Scottsdale Resort

Holiday Inn Scottsdale Resort is an oasis of family fun in sunny Phoenix. With room for ten, the Four-Bedroom Villa has everything families need, including a kitchen, plus a washer and dryer. There are four pools onsite, but Splash Canyon is the most popular. While the kids enjoy the slides, parents can relax in the hot tub. The onsite restaurant wasn’t open every day, but the Marketplace’s grab-and-go menu was a popular choice.

  • Guest Reviews: The villa was large and comfortable with everything we needed. The pools were fantastic for the kids.
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Four-Bedroom Villa
  • Address: 7677 East Princess Boulevard, Scottsdale, AZ 85255, United States

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12. Sheraton Phoenix Crescent

With resort-style pools and a laid-back atmosphere, Sheraton Phoenix Crescent is known for fun in the sun. For the best stay, The Penthouse Suite is our top pick. It has a private balcony, a fireplace, and a soaking tub in the ensuite. But some commented that the rooms all could use an update. Guests raved about the outdoor pools, especially the waterslide and the children’s pool. Some went as far as saying they chose the hotel just for the pools, slides, and hot tub.

  • Guest Reviews: The swimming pool and the waterslide were awesome. The waterslide was the reason we chose the hotel.
  • Star Rating: 3 stars
  • Best Rooms: Penthouse Suite
  • Address: 2620 West Dunlap Avenue, North Mountain, Phoenix, AZ 85021, United States

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Best Phoenix Suites

Phoenix Waterpark HotelsBest Rooms
The Phoenician2 Bedroom Presidential Suite
Arizona Biltmore A Waldorf Astoria ResortClub Cottage King Suite Firepit
JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & SpaOne-Bedroom Executive Suite
Fairmont Scottsdale PrincessCholla Suite
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and SpaCasita Suites
The Westin Kierland Resort & SpaPresidential Suite
The WigwamAdobe Traditional Suites
Arizona Grand ResortGolf View Suites
Hilton Phoenix Resort at the PeakAmbassador King Suite
Great Wolf Lodge ArizonaSuperior Suites
Holiday Inn Club Vacations Scottsdale ResortFour-Bedroom Villa
Sheraton Phoenix CrescentPenthouse Suite
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