Best Hotel Water Parks in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Arizona

Want a relaxing break at an Arizona resort but also want a fun place for the family to play in the sun?

Many Phoenix subway hotels have spectacular pools and water parks with slides, lazy rivers, and other attractions to keep kids active and entertaining for hours.

Water parks are a perk for guests staying at the hotels, but if you’re a local, you’re out of luck. Many resorts offer day passes to their pools and water parks. Just make sure you do some math before buying to ensure that buying an overnight stay isn’t cheaper than buying a family day pass.

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Arizona Grand Resort and Spa

The Slide Canyon Tower in Oasis Water Park is eight stories high, making it one of the park's most popular attractions.

The Oasis Water Park at the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa is 7 acres of family fun. It has eight-story water slides, a wave pool, lazy river, hot tub, and Wild Cat Springs, an area specially designed for smaller children.

If you are not staying at the resort, you can receive a day pass in the ResortPass on selected days.

Details: 8000 Arizona Grand Parkway, Phoenix. https://www.arizonagrandresort.com.

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Great Wolf Lodge Arizona

Great Wolf Lodge Arizona offers an indoor water park that is air conditioned to 84 degrees year-round.

The 85,000-square-foot attraction includes a lazy river, wave pool, water slides, raft slides, and an activity area for younger visitors.

If you are not staying at the resort, Great Wolf Lodge offers day passes on their website if occupancy permits.

Details: 7333 N. Pima Road, on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Reservation near Scottsdale. https://www.greatwolf.com/arizona.

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Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

Wanna beat the heat  Head to the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Phoenix-Scottsdale and spend your day swimming down the lazy river, playing a water feature or enjoying a cocktail by the pool.

The Adventure Water Park at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Phoenix has a lazy river and 30-meter water slide, as well as a FlowRider surf simulator.

If you want to make your stay a little more special, you can reserve the Tommy Bahama Relaxation Reef for your own private island in the Lazy River.

Not staying at the resort? The Westin Kierland offers day passes through ResortPass.

Details: 6902 E. Greenway Parkway, Phoenix. https://www.marriott.com.

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Hilton Phoenix Resort at the summit

The Hilton Phoenix Resort am Peak in north Phoenix is ​​an all-suite resort with the River Ranch water park, a lush pool area with a lazy river and water slide, and a baby pool.

If you don’t want to stay overnight at the resort, you can sometimes grab a day pass for the ResortPass.

Details: 7677 N. 16th St., Phoenix. https://www.hilton.com.

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Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Water-loving guests - both adults and children - can enjoy the resort's six sparkling pools.

The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess has six pool areas for guests to enjoy.

The Sonoran Splash Pool caters to families with two 200-foot water slides, one for riders 42 inches and larger and one for smaller children. If you have very young children, Sonoran Splash has a no-entry pool deck, sandpit play area, and beach toys.

Sunset Beach has white sand beaches and a splash pad.

Don’t stay with the princess? Check the ResortPass to see if a day pass is available.

Details: 7575 E. Princess Drive, Scottsdale. https://www.fairmont.com/scottsdale.

JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

JW Marriott Desert Ridge

The JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa offers a collection of five pools, all of which are heated to 82 degrees year-round. Water features include a lazy river, the Serpentine Waterslide, and a splash pad.

Details: 5350 E. Marriott Drive, Phoenix. https://www.marriott.com.

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa on the Gainey Ranch

Splash around with the whole family in a 2.5 hectare water playground!

The Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch features a four-acre water play area with 10 pools, fountains and waterfalls. It offers a three-story high-speed water slide and a sandy beach.

The resort offers some day tickets in the ResortPass.

Details: 7500 E. Doubletree Ranch Road, Scottsdale. https://www.hyatt.com.

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