Arizona’s pool party season is in full swing! If you need some suggestions on where to go, keep reading. Be sure to call the pools ahead of time. Some hotels allow people to purchase wristbands for their pool only and other places require you to stay at their hotel in order to use their pool, which actually makes for the perfect weekend and takes traveling out of the equation. It’s never a good idea to drive home if you’ve had a drink, especially if you’re laying out in the sun.
- Hotel Valley Ho – My friends are I have had an annual pool party celebration here for our friends who were married here almost four year ago. Most of the photos in the post are actually from this pool. You do need to book a room here to use the pool, but you’re able to use two pool wrist bands and purchase two additional per hotel room booked. There’s a DJ stationed at the pool all day, and delicious drinks can be served in pitchers. The pool is a big circle and there’s not much to it, but the hotel’s location is prime for that evening and brunch the next morning if you decide to make a weekend of it. Also, I believe that Valley Ho now has a second pool that is fully operational.
- Talking Stick Resort – I have not been to this pool during one of their summer concerts, but it is on my bucket list for this summer. They bring the best DJ’s to their pool parties. The actual resort and pool is pretty big and they have a couple great restaurants and bars to choose from before and after the pool party.
- Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia – This pool is fairly laid back in my opinion, but the view of Camelback Mountain is remarkable. If you don’t want an intense party, then I would suggest going here. The main pool has a good mix of kids at one end and adults at the other end. The cabanas are super comfortable and I would suggest renting one if you plan to hang out all day with a larger group of people.
- Arizona Biltmore – You could spend hours walking around the Biltmore. They have various lawn games like, human-sized chess, putt-putt golf and bags. The main pool reminds me of the Montelucia’s where it has a good mix of kids and adults, but it is larger. There is a slide for all ages too! When Aaron and I went on Memorial Day weekend, they had a DJ to add to the pool party vibe. I’m not sure if this happens every weekend or only holidays, so you’ll want to call ahead if that is a deal breaker.
- Arizona Grand Resort – This hotel is massive and the pool, called the Oasis Water Park, is just as big. It’s actually has a wave pool, lazy river, giant slides and cabanas. If you want activities for children or big kids, then this is a great option. They still have alcoholic beverages available too, so it makes for the perfect compromise.
- Tempe Moxy Hotel – If you’re looking for something that is low key compared to the options I’ve described, then you might want to check out the Tempe Moxy Hotel. The have a pool with fun floaties to lay on, lawn games and delicious drinks and food. There are cabana style chairs that you can lay on without having to reserve or purchase an actual cabana.
- Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass – This is one of my favorite pools when I’m wanting to get away and relax. The spa is one of my favorites and the views are spectacular. Plus, if someone in your group doesn’t like the heat, then they can stay entertained in the casino. This pool is one of the more family-friendly options.
I’m excited to say that later this summer I’ll be testing out the Phoenician pool and will definitely report back. It’s been a while since I’ve been, so other than being a gorgeous resort and a large pool I can’t remember much else. Feel free to comment below with your favorite Arizona pools and pool parties!
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