5 Best Hotels And Resorts With Lazy River In Phoenix, Arizona - Updated 2024

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Known as the Valley of the Sun, Arizona’s capital Phoenix is its most populous city. It is a popular tourist destination and travelers can bask in the sun and indulge in a plethora of activities. Families with children will enjoy a visit to the Phoenix Zoo. Music lovers will have a gala time at the Musical Instrument Museum, which boasts over 6800 instruments from 200 countries and territories. Adrenaline junkies can explore hiking and trekking spots in Phoenix such as the Papago Park, Lost Dog Wash Trailhead, Mormon Trail and the Pinnacle Peak. The Arizona Science Center, the Phoenix Children’s Museum, the Desert Botanical Garden and the Hall of Flame Fire Museum are some popular tourist haunts in Phoenix. And if you’re wondering where to stay, check out some of the best lazy river hotels and resorts in Phoenix, Arizona.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and access to lazy river. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 04, 2024.

1. Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort (from USD 440)

A perfect holiday retreat for a family with kids, this resort is situated on 27 acres (10.9 hectares) of a mountain landscape. From spacious studios to three-bedroom Casitas, this charming property boasts comfortable rooms with a balcony or patio in some of the rooms. Bask in the sun at the outdoor pool area, or pamper your body at the on-site full-service spa. Travelers with children need not worry as the availability of cribs, high chairs, and a playground will make their stay comfortable. The most interesting feature of this resort is the River Ranch Water Park, which features a lazy river, sports pool, water slide, cascading waterfalls, poolside dining, and an 18-hole miniature golf course. If you are not in the mood to head out for dinner, try some American cuisine at the onsite restaurant Rico’s American Grill or enjoy a drink in the bar. Guests are also allowed to bring pets at an additional charge and on special request. Phoenix Art Museum, one of the top entry-free museums in Phoenix, is only 9.6 km (5.95 miles) from here.

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Hilton Phoenix Resort at the Peak - Formerly Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 7677 North 16th Street
2.72 km (1.7 mi) from Phoenix Mountains Preserve

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

2. JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa (from USD 949)

Stop dreaming and start planning a stay at this luxurious property while on a trip to Phoenix. With an unparalleled array of luxurious amenities, this unique hotel in Phoenix offers tastefully designed suites and rooms. It offers stunning views of the mountains and boasts a golf club, pools, a lazy river, and scenic outdoor spaces. Situated in the center of the Sonoran Desert, this property features five restaurants serving American and international cuisine: Stonegrill, Twenty6, MERITAGE - An Urban Tavern, Just A Splash Bar and Grill and Roys Pacific Rim. Burn some calories at the in-house fitness room, take a relaxing dip in the lap pool, or get a soothing massage treatment at the spa. Availability of indoor play area, board games, puzzles and children television networks, makes sure that kids are occupied during the trip. If you are not in the mood to hop out, just take a relaxing stroll along the lazy river, which is one of the unique features of this resort. Tourists can also opt for various activities taking place in the neighborhood at an additional charge like horse riding, bowling, cycling, tennis, and golf. Music enthusiasts can pay a visit to the Musical Instrument Museum, which is only 2.1 km (1.3 miles) away from this resort.

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JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 5350 East Marriott Drive
14.43 km (9.0 mi) from Phoenix Mountains Preserve

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Sauna

3. Marriott's Canyon Villas (from USD 679)

Marriott’s Canyon Villas offers premium accommodations, exceptional service, and incredible amenities, making it one of the best hotels to stay in Phoenix. Tourists can either opt for a one- or two-bedroom resort villa or stay at a spacious guest room with a kitchenette. Availability of washer, dryer, flat-screen TVs, DVD players, complimentary Wi-Fi connection, plush bedding, and a furnished balcony makes sure that guests have a comfortable and relaxing stay. Kids can have a gala time on the splash pad, while parents can enjoy table tennis, a dip in the pool or jogging. Guests can also spend some relaxing time by the giant chess game, or plan a barbecue night with friends at the property. If you are not in the mood to cook today, relish some poolside meals at the onsite Canyon Springs Bar & Grill. If you are on your honeymoon, spend some romantic time on the lazy river. Deer Valley Rock Art Center is only 12.5 km (7.75 miles) from this resort, where you can check over 1500 Hohokam, Patayan and Archaic petroglyphs.

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Marriott's Canyon Villas

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 5220 East Marriott Drive
14.34 km (9.0 mi) from Phoenix Mountains Preserve

Parking Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms

4. Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort (from USD 223)

Nestled amid the desert landscape of Phoenix’s North Mountain, this kid-friendly resort offers an unforgettable stay to its guests. Boasting enjoyable activities, mouth-watering dining options, and a lazy river, this resort is the perfect retreat. Head to the Falls Water Village with family where you can relax in the private cabanas as you sip on a drink from the Cascades Cafe. Boasting an enormous swimming pool, a 42 meter (137.76 feet) water slide and waterfalls, it is the ultimate fun destination for all ages. If you are not interested in swimming, tee off at the in-house 18-hole championship golf course, or burn those extra calories at the state-of-the-art fitness center. Pamper yourself at the full-service Tocaloma Spa & Salon, or enjoy a game of tennis. Sample some American cuisine at Different Pointe of View or at the Pointe In Tyme onsite restaurants. If you are on a business trip there is no need to worry as the business center, meeting and banquet facilities are made available at an additional charge. Scottsdale Airport is only 14.5 km (8.99 miles) away from this resort. Guests can also plan a day out with kids to the Phoenix Zoo, which is only 18.7 km (11.59 miles) away.

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Hilton Phoenix Tapatio Cliffs Resort

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 11111 North 7th Street
5.42 km (3.4 mi) from Phoenix Mountains Preserve

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Sauna

5. Arizona Grand Resort (from USD 329)

Ideal for all ages, Arizona Grand Resort is a luxurious resort offering spacious guest suites with ample furnishings and a minibar. Spend a relaxing time with family at this amazing property, which lies at the base of America’s largest urban park and wilderness preserve. Boasting a new residential-style look, this resort offers guests a true home away from home experience. If you are looking for a perfect combination of fun and relaxation, head to the in-house Oasis Water Park. Guests can have a thrilling experience with kids by the lazy river, or enjoy the sound of waves while tasting some comfort fare at The Oasis Bar & Grill. Guests can also enjoy horse riding, cycling, hiking and table tennis at the property. Free car parking on the premises is also available for guests. From Mexican cuisine at Aunt Chilada’s, yummy steak platters at Rustler’s Rooste to grilled delicacies at Lobby Grill, this property boasts three restaurants. Sea Life Arizona is only 1.4 km (0.87 mile) from here.

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Arizona Grand Resort

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 8000 South Arizona Grand Parkway
21.46 km (13.4 mi) from Phoenix Mountains Preserve

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

Enjoy a lazy vacay in Phoenix

Ranked among the nation’s top destinations, Phoenix welcomes around 16 million tourists every year. With abundant art and cultural spots, historic neighborhoods, theme parks, shopping, dining and an outstanding selection of resorts and hotels, it is the perfect vacation spot. From golfing, hiking, biking and climbing to real cowboys, Phoenix has an old world charm that blends beautifully with the modern.

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