Resorts in Greater Phoenix are known for having the most spectacular pools, but it’s not just the resorts having all the fun when it comes to three of Phoenix’s famous traditions. These hotels have created ideal spots for swimming, sunning and sipping upon their rooftops (or close to the roof, at least).
Here are our picks for the best rooftop pools in Phoenix:
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.
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.
Not quite the rooftop of this 19-floor downtown hotel, but stunning enough to make the list, is the fifth floor pool deck. There's plenty of space for lounging, sipping and catching one of our iconic sunsets — the striking pattern of the curved concrete windows that span the hotel's tower adds a unique perspective, too.
After a long day of shopping and dining at the Esplanade or the Biltmore Fashion Park across the street, a dip in the intimate pool at The Camby is a must. While you're there, enjoy some tasty cocktails and snacks while you enjoy the Biltmore skyline of central Phoenix.
Located along the edge of Tempe Town Lake, this hotel's pool deck invites you to new heights among the city's rapidly changing skyline. Enjoy the serene views of the surrounding Tempe Beach Park, A Mountain and the red sandstone buttes of Papago Park.
Nestled in Tempe's Mill Avenue District, this hotel is home to the east metro area's only full-service rooftop pool and bar. Perched on the 14th floor, the rooftop terrace bar, Alibi, offers an oasis in the sky with tropical-inspired cocktails, a global street food menu, panoramic city views and, of course, sunshine.
Canopy by Hilton Scottsdale Old Town
For sweeping views of Camelback Mountain, surrounded by post-sunset nightlife options, Canopy by Hilton Scottsdale Old Town is the perfect perch. Then again, Outrider Rooftop Lounge is such a serene setting, you may not want to leave at all. And that's 100% acceptable.
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.
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.
Well & Being Spa at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
Like Joya Spa above, Well & Being Spa offers a secluded rooftop pool open only for spa clients. No kids, no cell phones, no crowds. Just a peaceful poolside respite.