Scottsdale's Best Pools

By local contributor
JoAnne Zeterberg

Make new vacation memories this summer with a visit to Scottsdale’s coolest pools! Collectively, Scottsdale’s 70 resorts and hotels boast more than 130 shimmering, turquoise pools for swimming, splashing and lounging. From sand beaches and chic cabanas to water slides and underwater music, here are a handful of Scottsdale’s coolest pools.


The Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa

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Ten swimming pools, 40 waterspouts, 10 fountains and a sand beach add up to 2.5 acres of fun at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale’s Water Playground. The centerpiece of the complex is a three-story, high-speed water slide.


The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

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Hang-ten on the FlowRider board-sport simulator, glide down a 110-foot waterslide, or take an innertube ride down the 900-foot Lazy River – it’s all part of the fun at The Westin Kierland’s Adventure Water Park.


Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

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Nothing says wet-and-wild thrills like waterslides, and you’ll find a pair of 200-foot twisty towers of fun at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. You also can wiggle your toes in the pristine white sand at the resort’s Sunset Beach pool.


Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa

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Elevate your pool experience with a dip in Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain’s negative-edge pool. Chic poolside cabanas offer the perfect place to post up after your swim and enjoy a cocktail while soaking up the spectacular Camelback Mountain views.


Hotel Valley Ho

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In addition to its olive-and-martini-glass design, retro-chic chaises and plush cabanas, OH Pool at the Hotel Valley Ho serves up delightful poolside fare and colorful craft cocktails underneath the palms.


The Phoenician

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For the ultimate in poolside relaxation and romance, reserve a private cabana beside The Phoenician’s Mother-Of-Pearl Pool. Recently renovated, the pool complex also features a twisting waterslide, Kids' Zone and Kalio Kabobery, serving up Mediterranean-inspired fare.


W Scottsdale Hotel

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Epic people watching is on deck at WET, located on the second floor of Old Town’s W Scottsdale. Open 24/7, WET features private cabanas, underwater lighting and music, summer pool parties, and a young, see-and-be-seen crowd.

Looking for a place to chill during the day (without an overnight stay)? Check out these hotels that offer day pass access.