10 Best Family-Friendly Hotels in Phoenix That Kids and Parents Will Love

Family vacation time in Phoenix should be relaxing, fun and full of adventure.

You'll certainly find adventure at our number one pick, the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa. The desert sprawling resort is home to a championship golf club, but for kids, the main attraction is certainly the four acres of swimming pools, the lazy river with water slide, and the fun poolside dining service.

Speaking of water slides, no other luxury resort in town does summer better than the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort. This all-suite resort in North Phoenix boasts a full water park and family entertainment zone called River Ranch.  River Ranch has a four-acre water park and recreation area, an 18-hole miniature putting course, 3,000 square feet of shopping and an old-fashioned ice cream parlor. Float along in the lazy river, or muster up the courage to brave the 130-foot water slide. Either way, it's a safe bet to say your kids will not want to leave.

If you want to stay near downtown Phoenix attractions, there several good, family-friendly options. The Sheraton Phoenix Downtown is a business class hotel that also attracts families, and is steps away from downtown museums and sports venues.

Meanwhile, the Sheraton Downtown Phoenix offers family suites and a guaranteed comfortable stay in one of downtown's glitziest highrises.

Drury Inn & Suites has long been a popular option for travelers on a budget who are not willing to sacrifice comfort and convenient. This popular chain offers weary travelers the comforts of home, and then some: free hot breakfast anyone?...  Read More

The Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel is conveniently located next to the Phoenix Convention Center and within walking distance of many major downtown attractions, including the Arizona Science Center, U.S. Airways Arena, Chase Field, Copper...  Read More

This historic hotel resort, located in Phoenix's westside in the community of Litchfield Park, offer a private and luxurious getaway. Rose gardens and citrus trees surround the Wigwam Resort and the traditional Territorial Adobe architecture...  Read More

The Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix/Avondale offers a convenient location, just off the 101 Freeway on the Phoenix's west side. The hotel is situated near the University of Phoenix stadium, the Ak-Chin Pavilion, Westgate City Center, the Tanger...  Read More

The Arizona Grand Resort is the only hotel resort in South Phoenix and the state's only AAA Four Diamond and Gold Key Award winning all-suite resort. This is a great family destination, featuring a popular seven-acre water park and athletic...  Read More


The Arizona Biltmore is the oldest resort in Arizona and Phoenix's most iconic hotel resort. Built in 1929, the resort has played host to presidents, celebrities and aesthetically-minded guests for over 83 years now, enchanting visitors with...  Read More

Tucked away in the northern hills of Phoenix, Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort provides guests with stunning views of the surrounding desert scenery. The sprawling hotel resort features 584 suites, all elegantly appointed with a separate...  Read More


Tucked away on 32nd Street in South Phoenix, the Legacy Golf Resort offers stunning views of South Mountain and a quiet retreat in the middle of the city. Families will love the kid-friendly amenities, including swimming pools (including a...  Read More

The Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort is as exciting as it is relaxing. Kids will love River Ranch, the on-site water park and entertainment center, especially the thrill of riding the 130-foot slide. There is also a lazy river for afternoons of...  Read More

This northern Phoenix resort offers luxury and privacy to travel-weary visitors. Tucked away in the hills and mountains of north Phoenix, JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa was designed to offer guests the full spectrum of resort amenities....  Read More


Meet Patricia Escarcega

Patricia Escarcega has lived in the Arizona desert since she was a teenager. She works as a writer and editor in Phoenix with her four dogs and two cats.

She received her MFA in Creative...  More About Patricia

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