Resorts in greater Phoenix are known for having some spectacular pools. But it’s not just the resorts that get to have all the fun when it comes to two of Phoenix’s famous traditions. These hotels have created ideal spots for swimming and sunning upon their rooftops (or close to the roof, at least). Here are our picks for the best rooftop pools in Phoenix:

 

Westin Phoenix Downtown

This urban oasis on the second level of the Westin Phoenix Downtown offers views of the surrounding city skyline and nearby mountain ranges. You can even take a dip in cooler months, as you’ll find the pool heated to a cozy 85 degrees.

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Kimpton's Hotel Palomar Phoenix

The Hotel Palomar’s third-floor pool is not only a great place to swim, but is also home to LUSTRE Rooftop Bar, one of downtown’s hottest spots. Throughout the summer, LUSTRE hosts events such as weekly rooftop yoga classes on Thursday and live bands and DJs on the weekends.

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Hotel San Carlos

Take a step back in time as you walk through the doors of the historic 1928 Hotel San Carlos. Head upstairs and grab a spot at the very same poolside Hollywood icons such as Mae West and Cary Grant once frolicked about. Their pool is open only to hotel guests.

Hotel San Carlos pool
Hotel San Carlos

 

W Scottsdale

It’s a place to see and be seen. The W’s second-level WET deck is not just a pool destination, but one of the area’s chicest places to party with weekend DJs, cabana rentals, a poolside bar and more.

W Scottsdale
W Scottsdale

 

Joya Spa at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia

After a day of pampering at the Moroccan and Spanish-inspired Joya Spa, treat yourself a dip in their terrace pool and the stunning view of Camelback Mountain before you. No need to worry about crowds, as Joya’s pool is for spa guests only.

Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia
Joya Spa at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia

 

Well & Being Spa at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Like Joya Spa above, Willow Stream Spa offers a secluded rooftop pool open only for spa clients. No kids, no cell phones, no crowds. Just a peaceful poolside respite.

Well & Being Spa Fairmont Scottsdale
Well & Being at Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess