Scottsdale's Best Pools

By local contributor
Lauren Topor

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

 


Mountain Shadows

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With stunning views of iconic Camelback Mountain, Mountain Shadows’ pool is the swanky, modern spot you’ve been looking for. Private cabanas, lush chaise lounges and on-demand bottle service make this luxe resort swim spot one of the most popular pools in Scottsdale.

Best for: Luxury cabana lounging and stunning scenic views.

 


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 infinity pool.  You’ll find stylish and cool poolside cabanas that offer the perfect place to post up after your swim and enjoy a craft cocktail while soaking up the spectacular Camelback Mountain views.

Best for: Up-close views of Camelback Mountain and poolside cocktails.

 


Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows

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Bask in the lounge chairs, kick-back in the shade, or embrace the luxury lifestyle in a private cabana. Andaz’s turquoise blue pool is Instagrammable from daytime to dusk – no wonder it has a reputation as one of the hottest pools in Scottsdale.

Best for: Sipping frozé and sunbathing.

 


The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

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

Best for: Family-friendly fun.

 


Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort at Gainey Ranch

Hyatt Regency

More than two acres of pool playgrounds await you at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch. Complete with a sand beach, fountains and a three-story high-speed waterslide, this resort waterpark is one of the best pools in Scottsdale for family-friendly fun and entertainment. For a more laid-back pool experience, book some time at the resort’s Spa Avania, which boasts a tranquil Celtic mineral pool.

Best for: Post-spa treatment relaxation and kid-friendly fun.

 


Hotel Adeline

Adeline

With a buzzing pool scene offering live music, lawn games like ping pong and giant connect four, and a lively bar that churns out fancy sippable cocktails, Hotel Adeline is Scottsdale’s boutique summer getaway hotspot. And undoubtedly one of the hippest pools in Scottsdale for those very reasons.

Best for: High-energy fun and lively pool parties.

 


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 palm tree-lined Sunset Beach pool. The resort boasts six sparkling pools that are yours to enjoy, including a secluded rooftop pool exclusively for spa guests.

Best for: Making memories and working on your bronzy tan.

 


Hotel Valley Ho

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In addition to its olive-and-martini-glass design, retro-chic chaises and posh cabanas, OH Pool at the Hotel Valley Ho serves up delightful poolside fare and colorful craft cocktails underneath the palms. For a more relaxed vibe, discover the OHasis Pool where you can swim laps or just take in the picturesque scenery and lush landscape while lounging poolside.

Best for: Channeling a 70s vibe and fancy cocktails.

 


The Phoenician

The Phoenician

The Phoenician’s recently renovated swimming complex boasts eight pools, a winding waterslide, Kids’ Zone and Kalio Kabobery, which serves up Mediterranean-inspired fare, frozen cocktails, smoothies and refreshing sorbet. For the ultimate in poolside relaxation and romance, reserve a private cabana beside The Phoenician’s Mother-of-Pearl Pool and adults-only hot tub.

Best for: Families, couples and anyone looking to enjoy first-class amenities and scenic views of Camelback Mountain.

 


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 Hotel. Open 24/7, WET features private cabanas, a chilled pool, underwater lighting and music, a summer pool party scene, and a young, see-and-be-seen crowd.

Best for: Day-to-night pool parties and epic people watching.