Need a staycation? 6 Arizona pools, resorts not to miss

Need a vacation, or rather, a staycation? Here are six outstanding pools to enjoy this summer across Arizona.

Arizona Grand Resort, Phoenix

With three slides built on an eight-story tower, a large wave pool, a serpentine tubing pool, a splash area for kids, and a 25-person hot tub, it’s no surprise that the Arizona Grand Resort’s Oasis Water Park was voted a Top 10 by the Travel Channel. This summer, the AAA Four Diamond property is offering a resort credit package that includes a $50 nightly resort credit to be used towards dining, spa or golf. Rooms are available from $169 per night.
 
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Scottsdale
The 6,000-square-foot Sonoran Splash features two water slides, a zero-entry pool deck for little ones, a lap pool, poolside cabanas, and oversized hammocks. The AAA Five Diamond property is offering a Sip, Savor and Splash package this summer that includes a $50 daily resort credit. Room rates start from $169 per night.

Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa, Chandler
Echoing the shape of the resort’s 2.5-mile manmade replica of the Gila River, four pools include a sports pool, waterfalls, and a 111-foot slide inspired by the ancient Casa Grande Ruins National Monument. The AAA Four Diamond property is offering a You Stay, We Pay package this summer that includes a $50 food and beverage credit and a $50 Aji Spa credit. The package requires a two-night stay. Room rates start at $149 per night.

The Phoenician, Scottsdale
Cozy cabanas surrounding an edgeless pool, grand piano-shaped pools, 165-foot twisting waterslide, a lap pool, waterfalls, and a mother-of-pearl tiled pool dot nine acres of water recreation. Book a stay at this AAA Five Diamond property this summer and receive a complimentary 4th night, $100 food and beverage credit and complimentary upgrade at check-in, based on availability. Summer room rates are available from $159 per night.

The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, Scottsdale
Poolside cabanas, a 900-foot lazy river ride, a 110-foot-long waterslide, and a separate adult pool with lap lanes offers options for the whole family. The AAA Four Diamond property is offering a special Say Aloha package this summer that includes buy one, get one free Kierland FlowRider sessions, daily $50 dining credit and a welcome amenity. Room rates start at $149 per night.

Omni Tucson National Resort, Tucson
Aglow at night with poolside fire pits, surrounded by relaxing music, and lined with private tented cabanas, the zero-edge pool provides a serene setting. The AAA Four Diamond property has a summer getaway package that includes a $100 cuisine and cocktail credit, concierge pre-call to assist with local activities, kids backpack filled with fun items, milk and cookies delivered on the first night and a late check-out. The package requires a two-night stay. Room rates start from $159 per night.

The AAA Diamond Rating Process is North America’s premier hotel and restaurant rating system. For a complete list of Four and Five Diamond properties in Arizona, visit https://www.az.aaa.com/travel/diamonds .

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