I spent a weekend going around and around a lazy river, down a water slide and swimming in countless pools…and I loved it. I had the opportunity to stay at Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort. If you are looking for resorts in Phoenix, Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak offers plenty of amenities that will entertain any active family.


The highlight for my kids was the River Ranch. This water park has multiple pools plus the lazy river, water slide, miniature golf, restaurants and even an old west town. It is a spacious area, but it can get busy, so we found the best times to enjoy the park were evening and morning. During the afternoon we were at one of the other many pools throughout the resort.


My favorite part of the resort is the accommodations. Most rooms are two room suites, but there are also casitas. The casitas have one or two bedrooms plus a living room, kitchen area and spacious patio. The casitas give you all the comfort of home. One night we ordered pizza, played my favorite game, Scattergories, and snuggled up on the couch for a movie. After a day at the pools, it was nice just to be with my family and relax. Each casita also has its own covered parking spot right outside the door.


Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort is in a central location in Phoenix. The downtown area with Chase Field, the Children’s Museum of Phoenix or the Arizona Science Center is a short distance away. My favorite spot, the Phoenix Zoo, and the airport are less than 10 miles away. Biltmore Fashion Park is also close by if you need a great shopping fix. There were many families staying at the resort who were visiting Arizona State University. You can get to most anywhere you want to be in Phoenix quickly.

If you are local and need an escape or have the chance to visit Phoenix you will keep your kids happy with a stay at Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak. There are family activities year-round, but look for special events around major holidays and dive-in movies for summer fun.

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