10 Best Family-Friendly Hotels in Scottsdale: Getaways the Whole Family Will Love

The next time you want to spend quality time with the family in Scottsdale, plan a vacation at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale at Gainey Ranch. This is one of the most luxurious resorts in Scottsdale, and also one of the most kid-friendly. The hotel offers kid's programs, and a state-of-the-art, high speed waterslide. Your kids will love climbing to the top of the tower, then zipping down the triple turns.

Another top family-friendly resort in Scottsdale is the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa. Kids will love the Adventure Water Park, which features a 900-foot lazy river ride and a 110-foot waterslide. You can rent a family-friendly poolside cabana and relax in shade with the whole crew. The Westin Kierland also has a family-friendly area called the “OK Corral." Play lawn chess, basketball, game tables or take an exhilarating whirl around the RC Car Race Tracks.

More water park fun can be found at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa, which has four acres of swimming pools, a lazy river with waterslide, whirlpools and poolside dining.

Does your family love to stay active on the road? Book a family suite at the Hampton Inn & Suites North Scottsdale. Not only can you and the kids take a dip in the swimming pool, there is also a basketball court for a last-minute pick-up game.



The Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix/Scottsdale hotel offers convenience and great value. The hotel is just a short drive away from most Scottsdale attractions. The hotel also offers free shuttle service to downtown Scottsdale, business...  Read More



The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites offers a comfortable, family-friendly stay in Old Town Scottsdale. This Holiday Inn location also caters to a steady flow of business travelers and visitors to Scottsdale Healthcare, General Dynamics,...  Read More



The Motel 6 Scottsdale offers a great value for families traveling on a budget. The Scottsdale location of this popular budget brand is more stylish than many of its counterparts around town. It has a large pool and an enviable location in...  Read More



There's no other way to describe The Boulders than "enchanting." This secluded resort is nestled in the Sonoran Desert just outside Scottsdale. As its name implies, the resort is built around desert boulders, towering cacti, and painted desert...  Read More



Great location and value make the Howard Johnson Scottsdale a good bet for visitors looking for a clean, comfortable place to relax during your stay in the Arizona desert. The hotel is convenient to Old Town Scottsdale, Phoenix, and Tempe. The...  Read More



This highly acclaimed Scottsdale resort offers visitors one of the most scenic desert escapes in the Southwest. Green cottonwoods, looming palm trees, and surrounding mountainscapes set a dreamy desert mood that is impossible to resist. Escape...  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



Chaparral Suites Scottsdale offers easy access to downtown and Old Town Scottsdale attractions, restaurants and shops. The independently owned multistory hotel resort has 312 guest suites, a large pool, business and fitness centers, and offers a...  Read More



Luxury is here to stay at the Westin Kierland Resort Spa in Scottsdale, which celebrates the essence of Arizona through traditional Southwestern design, ambiance, and hospitality. Surrounded by mountain ranges and city views, the resort and spa...  Read More



Located off busy Scottsdale Road on a quiet city lane, the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale stands as a sumptuous oasis of calm and comfort against the background of the McDowell Mountains. This 27-acre Scottsdale hotel resort is home to the...  Read More


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