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
This resort is huge, so huge it took 30minutes to find our room. The room is fine, basic furnishings, nothing special. A bit of a ghost town this time of year. Never saw another guest the entire stay. No room service is a big negative for me. Would not stay here again. Although the price is not bad for what you get.
The location was great and we loved how everything was close. The food at the resort was just okay - nothing spectacular for the price. The bar also closed pretty early. The rooms were nice and spacious, even if you have the smaller suite. Easy to get around the resort, as well.
Had a excellent stay, the grounds were pretty and well kept, the food for the conference was the best I ever have had, the rooms were very nice, and the pool/hot tub were great. It is a great place to stay!
It makes sense whether you are a family, a couple, a business or you just like nature The Arizona Grand has a spot just for you. The resort is a series of sections dedicated to a particular clientele, one area if, for Family near the WaterPark, another is for business meetings or convention with its grandiose conference center and meeting rooms of all size or a couple wishing to relax and chill out with private pool and near the SPA.
The restaurants on sight offer great food American, Mexican or Steakhouse all 3 within the resort. We enjoy our annual visit with Villa accommodation.
We checked in about 8 PM. In the dark, it is nearly impossible to find your room. This resort is a sprawling footprint with no logic to room numbers. The corridors are open air and pitch black, with numerous dead ends. Way-finding did not get easier over the course of our stay. There were 6 in our group, with reservations made at the same time, but we were not at all close together. On my first morning, the alarm was preset to go off at 6 AM, an hour earlier than necessary for me to rise. Each morning, the fire alarm went off in my room while I was in the shower. The first morning I prepared to evacuate, the subsequent mornings I showered through the intense screeching. The carpet was dirty and the toilet tank cover was broken. The bed did not have a fitted sheet, and the flat sheet they used didn’t not extend the length, leaving ones feet against the bare mattress. I found myself glad that I did not bring my family here. On the positive side, the wait staff in the meeting ballrooms were superb. I was offered coffee and water multiple times. The moment I finished my meals, my plate was taken away. They really made the difference for my stay.