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.