Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort
About the Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel
- Frommer’s ranks the 4-acre water area, known as the River Ranch, as some of the "best swimming" in Arizona
- The all-suite resort is perfect for families: Every suite includes a minifridge and coffee maker
- 3,000 acres of scenic Sonoran desert surrounds the resort, providing picturesque views all around
This 4-star, family-friendly resort sits on 27 acres of tropical-inspired grounds and is loaded with tons of activities and room to relax. The River Ranch water area is fully equipped for a full day of water play, featuring various pools, lazy river and a large waterslide. Parents can enjoy a day of golfing or relaxation at the spa while the kids have a blast at the on-site day camp. Other recreation options include tennis, basketball and mini golf. There are three on-site restaurants, including Rico’s American Grill and Slim Pickens, which both offer American cuisine and casual dining. Hole-In-The-Wall serves dinner and overlooks the pools and waterfall with a view of the mountains.
Guest rooms have a contemporary design, featuring neutral tones with pops of Southwestern accents. They are equipped with custom Hilton-designed beds and linens, flat-screen TVs, minifridges and coffee makers. For convenience, guests can skip checking in all together by opting for digital check-in and keys.
The highly regarded Desert Botanical Gardens is just a 20-minute drive from the resort, filled with colorful plants and flowers and various hiking trails. The Phoenix Zoo sprawls across 125 acres and is just a five-minute drive from the Desert Botanical Gardens. Camelback Mountain, another crowd favorite, offers views of both Phoenix and Scottsdale. There are also a handful of hikes around the mountain, some easier than others; trails are open from sunrise to sunset.