This sprawling resort, which renovated all of its rooms 2 years ago, abuts the 17,000-acre South Mountain Park and is one of the best choices in the Valley for families. These guys win the Water Park Wars: If I were a 12-year-old, I would beg my parents to stay here and spend every day playing in the wave pool, a lazy river, a towering water slide, and two free-fall–style water slides. There are also numerous children’s programs. The guest rooms, all suites, feature contemporary southwestern furnishings and lots of space. Rustler’s Rooste, the resort’s fun cowboy steakhouse, serves rattlesnake appetizers and is a favorite with families.
Arizona Grand Resort
8000 S. Arizona Grand Pkwy.
Our Rating Neighborhood South Phoenix Phone 877/800-4888 Prices High season $303–$533 suite; summer $160–$269 suite. $50 daily resort fee. Amenities 5 restaurants; 3 lounges; babysitting; bikes; children’s programs; concierge; 18-hole golf course; health club and full-service spa; 9 Jacuzzis; 7 outdoor pools (including 7-acre water park); room service; Wi-Fi (included in resort fee) Units 744 Web site Arizona Grand Resort
Map8000 S. Arizona Grand Pkwy. Phoenix
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