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Best Pools in Scottsdale

Make new vacation memories with a visit to Scottsdale’s best pools! Collectively, the city'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

Mountain Shadows Pool

With stunning views of iconic Camelback Mountain, the pool at Mountain Shadows’ 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 Camelback Mountain, A Gurney's Resort & Spa


Elevate your pool experience with a dip in the negative-edge infinity pool at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, A Gurney's Resort & Spa. 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

Andaz Summer

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

Westin lazy river

Grabbing a pool day pass from The Westin will guarantee all day fun. 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.


JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa

Spa Cabana at Camelback Inn

The pool at the award-winning Spa at Camelback Inn boasts a peaceful ambiance and front-row views of Camelback Mountain. Choose from the Spa's full menu of Arizona-inspired body treatments, massages and facials, then retreat poolside to let the relaxation soak in and work its magic. 

Best for: Post-spa treatment relaxation and quiet reflection.


Hotel Adeline


With a buzzing pool scene offering deejay-spun music, a lounge and firepit area, lawn games 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


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 with the family and working on your bronzy tan.


Hotel Valley Ho

Valley Ho Poolside Dining

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

Wet Deck Pool Party_W Scottsdale

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.

Lauren Topor Reichert is an Arizona-based creative photographer, digital content creator, and author of the children’s book, Sprinkle the Dog. Lauren is an avid hobbyist who enjoys mountain biking, kayaking, and hiking across Scottsdale and the greater Sonoran Desert. Go behind the lens with Lauren at on Instagram.