Sunny, clear blue skies give way to some of the most luxurious and fantastical pools. Cool off and be entertained as you relax poolside with world-reknowned DJs, handcrafted cocktails and delectable cuisine at these best resort and hotel pools that Phoenix has to offer.
Talking Stick Resort
Talking Stick Resort hosts one of Scottsdale’s biggest pool parties during the summer months. Every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Release Pool Parties feature live DJs, drink specials and other summer entertainment fun. The pool bar and grill features a full menu that includes salads, sandwiches and cocktails.
9800 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale. talkingstickresort.com. 480-850-7777.
The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
With a 900-foot lazy river ride and 110-foot-long waterslide at the Adventure Water Park for the kids, adults can enjoy the 24/7 Aguamiel Pool that’s equipped with lap lanes, hot tub and private cabanas. Voted Best Relaxing Resort Pool for 2013.
6902 E Greenway Pkwy, Scottsdale. kierlandresort.com. 480-624-1000.
Voted Best Party Resort Pool for 2013, the W Scottsdale’s infamous WET pool deck is open 24/7 and hosts some of the hottest pool parties in town. On the weekends, a house DJ spins beats all afternoon while guests relax and sunbathe on the rooftop overlooking the city.
7277 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale. wscottsdalehotel.com. 480-970-2100.
Hotel Valley Ho
This historic Phoenix favorite offers fun Happy Hour Fridays with live music and food and drink specials. Dip in the pool and jam to DJ Mr. P-Body in the afternoon on Saturdays, and taste an array of eight cocktails that represent eight different cities on City Sundays.
6850 E. Main St., Scottsdale. hotelvalleyho.com. 480-248-2000.
Head up to the third floor of downtown’s swanky new Hotel Palomar, and take in breathtaking views of the heart of the city from the pool and open-air lounge.
Open daily from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., but the bar stays open from noon to midnight each day.
2 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix. www.hotelpalomar-phoenix.com. 602-253-6633.