Palm trees, sunshine, sparkling pools and margaritas — Phoenix has all the ingredients you need for a relaxing getaway. Our recommendation is to kick back and enjoy some of the more unique pools that our resorts have to offer — grab your flip flops and sunglasses and choose which resort pool suits you.

Arizona Biltmore

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For pampered poolside fun the Paradise Pool at the Arizona Biltmore has an exciting 92-foot waterslide, in-water bar and dining and poolside games. You can also enjoy a movie at the Splash Movies event while floating in your own personal inter tube.

The Phoenician

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Built for the debut of the resort in 1988, the centerpiece of The Phoenician’s eight-pool complex is the relaxation pool, elegantly tiled by hand in Mother of Pearl and surrounded by vibrant and shady cabanas.

Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak

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Hole-in-the-Wall River Ranch at Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak offers four acres of cascading waterfalls, secluded waterways, three swimming pools, and a lazy river for tubing. Perfect for families, as the resort offers children’s and family oriented poolside activities.

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain

Situated between north-facing views of Paradise Valley and Mummy Mountain, and south-facing views of Camelback Mountain, the infinity edged pool at the Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain is perfect for gazing out at the breathtaking Sonoran sunsets.

Arizona Grand Resort & Spa

Arizona Grand Resort water park

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Voted as one of the top ten water parks in the U.S., the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa’s Oasis Water Park will entertain the entire family.

The Buttes, A Marriott Resort

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The Butte’s pool is one of the Southwest’s largest free-form swimming pools (the length of a football field) built on a natural mountainside. Kids and adults alike will also enjoy the thrilling 150 foot water slide.

JW Marriott at Desert Ridge


The four-acre pool complex at JW Marriott Desert Ridge has been voted the “Number 1 Pool” in Phoenix by Phoenix Magazine for its meandering 1,600-linear-foot lazy river and 89-foot waterslide. The resorts Wildfire pool is topped by a glowing fire at night and the Sidewinder pool takes inspiration from some of Arizona’s scaly residents.

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch 

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This resort boasts a 2.5-acre “water playground” complete with 10 pools. Pools for two, a lap pool, sand beach pool, water volleyball and basketball pools, adult only pool and an aqueduct that crosses over six pools thundering down into a five foot-wide rushing waterfall called the “Big Gun.” There’s also a Grecian water temple that houses a Jacuzzi-style spa that seats 25-30 people and is surrounded by four cold plunges.

Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North

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Incorporating the beauty of the surrounding desert, the pool area at the Four Seasons offers sweeping views of the valley below. The resort keeps guests lounging poolside comfortable with complimentary amenities such as chilled fruit kebabs and cooling mint-scented towels.

The Spa at Camelback Inn

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Voted “best spa” by readers of Phoenix Magazine, the uniquely Southwestern spa’s outdoor lap pool offers stunning sunset views over Camelback Mountain. The pool is heated in the winter for year-round enjoyment.

Hotel Valley Ho

The large, martini olive-shaped pool is located in the center of the hotel and has been named one of the “World’s Coolest Pools” by Travel + Leisure, a distinction held by only fifteen other pools around the globe.

The Boulders

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Carefully placed within the midst of this desert hideaway, The Boulder’s swimming pool blends seamlessly with the surrounding desert landscape with a cascading waterfall from a prehistoric boulder formation as a backdrop. Pool guests are likely to see chuckwallas and colorful lizards native to the Southwest, who warm themselves on the gigantic granite boulders in the surrounding area.

W Scottsdale 

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Take a dip in the W Scottsdale’s signature WET pool, with its high-tech chillers that keep water temperatures crisp when the desert heats up. Swimmers can relax poolside under umbrellas, enjoy underwater tunes while swimming and wave hello to arriving guests below through four giant portholes at the bottom of the pool.