When thinking family-friendly hotel, the Four Seasons may not be the first place you think of but the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North is actually a great family getaway. Located in the high Sonoran Desert, the resort offers easy access to a variety of desert attractions such as hiking, biking, off-road Jeep and Hummer tours and much more. Children 18 years old and younger can share their parents' room at no extra charge and are treated to child-size bathrobes, complimentary kid-friendly toiletries and a wealth of activities including movie nights, cooking classes and desert adventures. When it's time to just sit back and relax, guests will enjoy the resort's newly renovated pool area. And no worries about your little ones disturbing other guests, there are separate adult and child-friendly pool areas.
10600 E. Crescent Moon Drive, Scottsdale, Arizona 85262: (480)515-5700
Bring the kids and have them enjoy the luxury of all that is Scottsdale right along with you! The family can soak up the Arizona sun at the 2 ½ acre "water playground", or can partake in a camp designed especially for the kids! Camp Hyatt Kachina is an interactive program that lets your child explore the flora, fauna, culture and geography of the area, as games and activities are mixed in with learning experiences. The camp is open to children ages 3 to 5 and 6 to 12. Advance reservations are recommended.
7500 E. Doubletree Ranch Road, Scottsdale, Arizona 85258: (480)444-1234
"The Biltmore" was built in 1929 as one of Phoenix's first resorts and was constructed in grand form by brothers Albert, Charles and Warren McArthur under the vision of architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Adults aren't the only ones that can enjoy the grandeur of this classic hotel; kids are welcome and can spend the day at the "Kids Korral". Each day from 9am - 5pm, children between the ages of 4 and 12 can participate in an array of activities that include: swimming, bike rides, tennis, nature walks, arts & crafts, golf and other sporting activities.
2400 East Missouri Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85016: (602)955-6600
The beautiful South mountains surround this Arizona resort that is long touted as one of the best for families. A big reason why is the 7-acre Oasis Waterpark. Enjoy the Arizona water park voted in the Top 10 by the Travel Channel featuring an eight-story high tower, wave pool, river tubing, Wild Cat Springs for the kids and even a 25-person hot tub! The resort offers a variety of packages for friends and family getaways in addition to a spectacular golf course and spa retreat.
8000 S. Arizona Grand Parkway, Phoenix, Arizona 85044: (602)438-9000
After a recent $24 million renovation, the resort is now both a tourist and local destination. Coyote Camp at the Hole-in-the-wall River Ranch is open to children, ages 4 – 12 years old. Here kids get a hands-on introduction to Arizona's colorful Western folklore, culture and geography within the confines of an award-winning children's program. Activities include swimming, creating art projects, cooking. All activities are centered around a daily theme such as "Desert Friends" and "Arizona Day." While the program is open to children of all registered guests, capacity is limited and advanced reservations are required.
7677 North 16th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85020: (602)997-2626
The resort is located in the desert setting with upscale shopping and dining within walking distance. There are a number of family amenities and kids programs available that can entertain children of all ages. The family FUN program includes things like "The Compass" where kids start an expedition of sorts at check in and go on a scavenger hunt throughout the grounds. What Arizona resort would be complete without the water activities and at the Westin Kierland you have the adventure water park that features a 900' lazy river and a 110' waterslide. Varies camps and activities are also available for registered guests.
6902 E. Greenway Parkway, Scottsdale, Arizona 85254: (480)624-1000
The Tucson resort is nestled in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains and boasts spectacular views of the surrounding Sonora Desert. The pool complex consists of five pools tucked amidst plants and trees native to this desert region and offers something for everyone. Younger guests can partake in endless hours of amusement in the Westin Kids Discovery Room as well as numerous crafts throughout the day run by the staff's Fun Department.
3800 East Sunrise Drive, Tucson, AZ 85718: (520) 742-6000
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