Arizona Grand Resort and the Oasis Water Park is located at 8000 Arizona Grand Parkway in Phoenix, right on the Tempe line.
We found an amazing weekday deal during the 2018 season for a weekday/weeknight pass and decided to go with our children for our tenth anniversary. It was considered “off season” so some the water features fluctuated on which items were on and off every hour, and the water park closed at 5pm. However, each block of hotel rooms had their own pool. If you or your kids were still craving the water, there was still an option to do that after the water park closed.
The rooms are all suite rooms, with a bedroom in back , bathroom and small living room. My husband and I let the kids have the bedroom and we slept on the the pull out couch. It wasn’t the most comfortable thing ever, but we survived.
The resort has different blocks of rooms throughout a wide, spread out area. Each block has many rooms and sets of stairs, but there are elevators as well. Each block also has its own pool and hot tub.
The resort also has its own restaurant if you don’t feel like driving in your car for some of the many restaurants nearby.
The restaurant wasn’t very busy when we went, but the staff was amazing and made us feel right at home. Very kid friendly and the food was excellent.
Oasis Water Park
The water park was pretty amazing for being at a hotel. For years I had heard about the Arizona Grand, but we had to wait until our children were good enough swimmers to go. Unfortunately, Dimples was not tall enough at the time to go on the slides, but our other two children were.
Because we went during the “off season”, slides and the lazy river were rotated every hour. It wasn’t a huge issue for us as the resort was pretty empty and we didn’t have to wait long.
Seating and lounge chairs were available around the water park. There was one central hub for bathrooms. There was also a bar to get drinks, but water coolers were available to get water for free in a few different locations.
Water shoes are highly recommended as the ground can be incredibly hot. Throughout the park are signs for this as well.
The Lazy River entrance. Double rafts and single rafts were available. Lifeguards were stationed around the lazy river and the dept was approximately 3 1/2-4′ deep. There was a waterfall and a few bridges that floaters would go under. I felt that there might be some areas where a lifeguard may not be able to see, so I was concerned about our youngest who wasn’t a very strong swimmer at the time, so he floated with dad.
The lazy river was very nice, otherwise.
The Wave Pool
The Wave Pool at Arizona Grand was pretty large and even had a cove for concerts. The cove had a pool for water volleyball as well. Rafts can be brought into the wave pool as well. We had the wave pool to ourselves and really enjoyed. The depth got to maybe 5 and a half feet.
There were two different types of slides at the Arizona Grand Oasis Waterpark. Straight down, and slow and meandering.
Here is the slow one that went into a pool.
And then, the long, high slide, which is 8 stories tall (225 feet)
The Oasis Water Park has a resort fee, even when staying at the hotel. This fee varies, so make sure you inquire about this when booking a room.
Arizona Grand and Oasis Water Park
8000 Arizona Grand Parkway