We live in Flagstaff so we go to Phx pretty often. This was the first time we stayed here and it is now our new favorite hotel. My daughter wanted to go to a water park for her 4th birthday instead
of having a party. Our daughters are too young for most water sliders and other attractions found at water park hotels like the Grand so we decided to try this place. It was perfect for us.
The four pools were very nice, we had to try all of them, of course. My kids loved the splash pool most, which is perfect for toddlers. My husband and I went down the slides and they were fun too, you have to be 42" for the slides. They also have a basketball hoop in the pool. There were three life guards at that splash pool and I found that wonderful. They were all friendly. The other pools did not have life guards but that is normal for hotel pools.
One of the reasons they label themselves as a resort is probably because they provide actives all day. It was great for a little girls birthday. They had make your own playdoo in the morning, fresh squeezed lemonade, make a duct tape wallet, face painting, and a splash contest in the afternoon that we participated in. They had lots more too. Our stay was during the off season so the place was pretty empty. We were the only ones to do the actives but it was still great, my daughters loved all the one on one attention. The hotel staff were fun and so nice to my girls. They even gave my daughter a birthday present. It had a frozen coloring book and bubbles, snacks, and a card that the staff all signed. She adored it!
I do think the rooms are converted condos and we found that great cause the rooms were huge! We stayed in the two room villa. This is the first hotel that had a shower as big as our own. All four us could shower at once. The kitchen had all new appliances. There is no restaurant so we just went to the Whole Foods nearby and stocked up on food and beer.
All in all, this place was great and I would highly recommend it. My daughter said she wants go back next year for her birthday and my mom said she also wants to spend her birthday there, hehehe. We will definitely be back. [Less]