Posh Pools

Three of the Valley's best spots for sun-soaked style

Just because it’s no longer scorching out, doesn’t mean we need to say goodbye to pool season. One could argue that September’s milder temperatures make it one of the best times to relax poolside in the Valley. We’ve rounded up some beautiful and stylish hotel pools around town. So grab a refreshing beverage, maybe a snack or two, and luxuriate where you can soak up the sun - and the atmosphere.

Arizona Biltmore

The Arizona Biltmore is a historic, glamorous gem of a hotel. You may have heard that Irvin Berlin penned “White Christmas” here, and that Marilyn Monroe declared one of the hotel’s seven pools - the Catalina, built in 1931 by chewing gum magnates the Wrigley family - her favorite. So if you’re looking for a luxurious place to enjoy a dip in the water or the sun’s warm rays, the Arizona Biltmore pools have something for everyone.

The Saguaro Pool is a chic, adults-only oasis you can enjoy 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Surrounded by Frank Lloyd Wright’s inspired architecture and love of stained glass, and dotted by bold Bisazza “pebble” coffee tables created by Amsterdam designer Marcel Wanders, the pool exudes cool sophistication. 

If family-friendly fun is what you’re looking for, the Paradise Pool will fit the bill. The pool has been fully renovated to include three water slides and a kid’s splash pad area. One of the waterslides, the Twist, takes its cue from Wright’s style and features shapes and spirals derived from nature. 

Cabana rentals are available to non-hotel guest at the Saguaro Pool and Paradise Pool. Day passes are available at the Paradise Pool Sundays through Thursdays. To reserve, visit and search Arizona Biltmore. Visit for more information.

Hotel Valley Ho

Hotel Valley Ho has been a staple in Scottsdale since it first opened its doors in 1956, and today its OH Pool Bar and Cabanas are still considered a hot spot. In fact, the Oh Pool was named one of the “World’s Coolest Pools” by Travel + Leisure thanks to its unique martini olive-shaped design. While poolside, you can enjoy handcrafted cocktails and light fare whether you choose to relax in one of their plush day beds or cabanas. Weekends through October feature live entertainment.

If a serene environment is more your style, the OHasis Pool is a perfect spot for leisurely laps or a peaceful lounge among the towering palms and lush landscape.

To reserve, visit and search Hotel Valley Ho. Visit for more information.

Sonora Swim Club at Senna House

Home to the 2022 Scottsdale Fashion Week, Sonora Swim Club is a rooftop pool perched atop The Senna House hotel in Old Town Scottsdale’s Entertainment District. Sonora Swim Club features a contemporary outdoor space that pairs modern desert vibes with a view of Camelback Mountain. Arizona locals can reserve a day pass, day bed for up to four people, or cabana for up to eight people. On weekends, poolside guests can enjoy a signature bar and cocktail experience with food and beverage from Cala, the hotel’s popular restaurant led by renowned celebrity chef, Beau MacMillan.

To reserve, visit and search Senna House Scottsdale. For more information, visit

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