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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Checking in was a breeze and the service was great. Our room was very close walk to the waterpark. The property itself was immaculate and we really enjoyed walking through the grounds. The Oasis waterpark was wonderful and so much fun. Food service although a little pricey, was delicious and well worth the cost.
This resort charges a resort fee of 60USD on top of the price you’ve paid for your suite and it’s a rip off.
The resort advertises it has 7 swimming pools, but they are small pools and one is only a plunge pool. They also advertise a water park but that is only open at weekends at off peak times.
The resort fee is to pay for wifi, swimming pools and the gym according to the reception staff, who seem very versed in trying to justify the resort fee. The wifi in the hotel has two speeds, a normal speed which is included in your fee but is actually rather slow. They have a premium wifi as well, which you have pay more for.
The water park at weekends offers a day pass For a price of 30USD which you could pay to use the park if you stayed elsewhere.
You can get all of what this resort offers in a holiday inn or any of the chain hotels without having to pay a resort fee. The only difference is this place is big but it does not warrant such an extortionate resort fee.
The lobby grill is the only restaurant we used and I can recommend their breakfast buffet, that certainly was good value for money but only at weekends. All you can eat with drinks for 18USD per adult and 12USD for kids.
Overall I won’t be staying here again, this is cost and then their hidden cost.
Great stay at the resort for a 4 day Apple Conference, and a super shout out to Siham for her hospitality, graciousness and beautiful smile. She was always willing to go the extra mile to make sure my team and I were fully satisfied. Thank you Siham!