Arizona is arguably one of the most fun places for active families. From Phoenix and its suburbs to Sedona, Tucson and Scottsdale, we found 6 of the best Arizona resorts for families that you will absolutely love. Whether you want to take time to play golf or tennis, go hiking, or just hang out by the pool, these hotels can offer all this and more.
6 Best Arizona Resorts for Families
Enchantment Resort, Sedona
With Sedona’s dramatic red rock background, Enchantment Resort is a place families can go to connect to nature, and each other. Get ready for exhilarating adventures like mountain biking, tennis or golf. Or perhaps you want to opt for some deep relaxation at Mii amo Spa while the kids enjoy Camp Coyote. Guests ages 4-12 years old are invited into this unique space designed to educate and entertain them. With activities that explore everything from Native American culture and to the awes-inspiring natural environment around them, kids will never be bored. The peaceful, welcoming town of Sedona, about 2 hours from Phoenix, sets the tone for a family experience that melds outdoors with spiritual mindfulness. Read our full review here.
Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort, Scottsdale
On our Big Gay Road trip of 2017, our family stayed at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak resort in the middle of the blazing hot summer. The best feature at this sprawling all-suites resort is its fantastic pool area. River Ranch Water Park comprises over 4 acres and includes a waterslide, lazy river, several pools, and a super sweet mini golf course to keep everyone refreshed and entertained. The resort offers standard suites as well as one and two bedroom casitas to comfortably fit most families.
Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock, Sedona
With views looking out over the desert directly at Bell Rock, the Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock comes perfectly equipped. The hotel is decked out with a spa, tennis courts, 2 outdoor pools, spacious rooms and more. If you want to stay active, visit the full-service air-conditioned Athletic Club with outdoor cross training area, 3 lighted tennis courts or on-site 18-hole championship golf course. Or you could hike or bike Sedona’s famous red rock formations. Read more about what to do in Sedona with kids here.
Arizona Biltmore – A Waldorf Astoria Resort, Phoenix
Soak up the sun in the lap of luxury within the 39 acres of the Arizona Biltmore Resort. Built in 1929 in the style of Frank Lloyd Wright, families will find elegant rooms, suites and villas. Some even come with fireplaces, balconies or full kitchens. Upgrade your vacation by booking a Club Room. The complimentary drinks and breakfast that comes with the Club Room level is really helpful for families. At the Arizona Biltmore, you will probably spend most of your time at one of the eight outdoor pools. The main pool even contains a 92-ft waterslide. Kids will also love the playground and Camp Coyote supervised play area too. At less than 10 miles from Sky Harbor Phoenix Airport, this is one of the best Arizona resorts for families looking for a little luxury. Read about our restaurant recommendations for Phoenix.
Phoenix Marriott Resort Tempe at The Buttes, Tempe, AZ
This hotel is the perfect spot for families looking to spend some time in Tempe or Greater Phoenix, Arizona. The Phoenix Marriott Resort Tempe is tucked up against The Buttes, a postcard-perfect rock formation. While visiting, we even took at morning hike up to the top of The Buttes and watched the city around us wake up. Curving naturally around these rocky outcroppings, this Marriott resort takes full advantage of its elevated desert views. And you will adore both the pools. The design is lovely and one boasts a waterslide! Read our full review here.
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, Tucson, AZ
Families will find it a pleasure to stay at the luxurious Loews Ventana Canyon Resort. The rooms are spacious, and some are connected to a full suite with living room, dining room and even a working fireplace! The Loews is just the right amount of cozy and chic at the same time. Some of the rooms offer a Murphey Bed in the living room to help families spread out. This upscale resort in the Sonoran Desert has views of the Catalina Mountains, dotted with hundreds of saguaro cactus. The resort also offers two huge outdoor pools and is very close to magnificent hiking. It is only 6 miles from the historic cavalry post, Fort Lowell too. Read our full review here.
What’s the best Arizona resorts for families that fits your needs?
No matter why you’re visiting Arizona or when during the year you’re there, it is a fantastic place for families. The best AZ resorts are all terrific home bases from which to explore all Arizona has to offer.