Arizona Grand Resort
What We Love
- Cozying up after dark beneath a palm tree beside an outdoor kiva fireplace
- Plenty of lifeguards on duty at the water park, supervising the wave pool, lazy river and waterslides
- Huge portions, often big enough to share, served in all six dining venues
- Kid-friendly cowboy meals at Rustler’s Rooste with live country music
What To Know
- Seasonal hours apply to Oasis Water Park
- Family-oriented, not the spot for a romantic honeymoon
- Dial the operator before leaving the room to arrange for a golf cart to transport you around the grounds
- A $45 resort fee per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
With a guests-only water park (complete with lazy river, wave pool and slides) and six restaurants serving everything from BBQ to Mexican, the Arizona Grand Resort is designed for family fun at every turn. Tasteful Southwestern hacienda style is on display throughout 740 spacious and comfortable desert-hued suites. All have large flatscreen TVs, private patios or balconies and separate bedroom and living rooms. Add a sophisticated spa and an 18-hole golf course with mountain vistas, and a family vacation here practically plans itself.
In the Area
The hotel runs a free shuttle to the popular Arizona Mills Mall (ask for a schedule at the bell desk). Check out the Sea Life Aquarium, which features a 360-degree ocean tunnel and more than 5,000 sea creatures, from sharks and rays to sea turtles. Marvel at the genius of Frank Lloyd Wright while walking through his desert masterpiece and former winter home, Taliesin West. Sip champagne and nosh on a gourmet breakfast in a beautiful hot air balloon over the desert. Saddle up with the whole family to explore the desert, pan for gold and traverse Superstition Mountain with Arizona Trail Horse Company.
How to Get There
The water park is very overcrowded and over chlorinated . The prices for food in the water park, the restaurant and for room service are astronomical. If you do decide to stay here, be prepared for a noisy stay. Guests are coming and going at all hours of the night and day. Of course some people are intoxicated so there is quite a bit of laughing, yelling, cursing etc., just about everywhere on the property. We have stayed at the Grand every summer for the past 4 years, Unfortunately, our family had such a bad experience this past stay that we will not be returning.
This resort was booked as part of a conference being attended. The accommodations were clean, however, the refrigerator located in the room was dirty inside and didn't smell fresh and the freezer was overflowing with ice. Two calls had to be placed to the front desk to have this addressed. Generally, the front desk employees seemed either disinterested or uninformed as to how to resolve or respond to our questions. In addition, while we were given access to the Oasis water park, it closed too early for those who were attending conference to be able to enjoy it. It would have been nice to have some sort of entertainment in the evenings. The facilities were beautiful and clean and transportation in the carts were very much appreciated as the heat was unbearable at times.
Spent a few days here and very pleased with what I encountered. Huge property but maintained well. Lots of things to do on property and boasts a nice water park with wave pool, lazy river and decent slides for people of all ages. Efficiently run throughout the park, rooms were big and nicely stocked with amenities. Two not so favourable things were the wifi strength( unless you wanted to pay 15 bucks more for the upgrade) could hardly get onto any basic services including plain email and the like during some day time hours. The other thing was the food and beverage prices which were steep. The portions were nice and the food was good but really not a value as well as the 9 dollar beers poolside. Will stay here again as I found the resort very quite and comfortable, but will eat out in the future as there are tons of nice restaurants very close by that don't gouge you.
We stayed at the Arizona Grand Resort in August so it was hot, hot, hot and we really enjoyed the pool and water park. It is a beautiful resort with a great golf course. The only problem was that it bothered me tremendously that the resort does not recycle at all. When I asked one of the servers, they said it was a resort policy not to recycle. Even though there was a sign in the room offering the opportunity to hang and reuse my towels, the towels were removed everyday and replace with new ones. I hope the company will change their policies!
I enjoyed my stay here at the Arizona Grand Hotel. This is my 4th time staying and each time has been a positive experience. Staff always helpful no matter how busy. My room always clean and fresh. This past week while I was there a huge event was going on there - the Hip Hop International Championships, and staff exceeded my expectations everytime. They have plenty of pools, water slides. It’s a family friendly resort. Nothing but a positive experience for me and my family.