Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort

7677 North 16th Street | Phoenix, AZ 85020  [SEE MAP]Phoenix, AZ  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Guests were in awe of the water park
Few dining options for a resort

Set at the base of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve, this 27-acre Hilton property is more like an oasis than a resort. The climate is warm, the location is peaceful and the pool is its own little island – dotted with palm trees, waterfalls and jagged rock formations. But that doesn't mean all you should do is lounge around. The Pointe Hilton is brimming with activities for all ages, with many guests saying it's the perfect getaway for families. Children will reach nirvana at the River Ranch, which has 4 acres of pools outfitted with a waterslide and lazy river (a crowd favorite), as well as miniature golf and Coyote Camp, the property's kids day camp. Adults can get their fill of fun by playing a round of golf or tennis, or treating themselves to some down time at the 10,000-square-foot spa. In-room amenities are just as plentiful, with suites all featuring Hilton Serenity Beds, flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi access (which is included in the nightly $26 resort fee). At Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort, Hilton Honors members can use and earn points.

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Location
Phoenix, AZ
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Resort hotel, 563 rooms
Primary View
Neighborhood, Mountain(s)
Style
Traditional
Best For
Families, Couples

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  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating

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Critic Reviews

Fodor's

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The highlight of this family-oriented Hilton is the 9-acre Hole-in-the-Wall River Ranch; it has swimming pools with waterfalls, a 130-foot waterslide, and a 1,000-foot 'river' that winds past a miniature golf course, tennis courts, and artificial buttes.

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Frommer's

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There's not just a pool here, there's a River Ranch, with an artificial tubing river, a water slide, and a waterfall pouring into the large free-form main pool.

Travel + Leisure

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At Hole-in-the-Wall restaurant, located in a hand-built 1940’s ranch house, guests can relax next to the waters of the River Ranch while enjoying Mesquite-broiled steaks and cowboy beans.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 3869 have reviewed the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 3869 reviews 4.0 (based on 3869 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Accommodations at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort come in four suite options: Standard, Casitas & Studio, Ambassador and Presidential. Standard suites feature either one king-sized or two queen-sized beds, cream-colored walls and warm terracotta and earth tone accents. All suites have a living room area with queen-sized sleeper sofas. In the split-level Ambassador suites and Casitas, travelers have access to private parking and kitchenettes, a great option for those on longer stays or traveling with larger families. Balconies and connecting rooms are also available.
  • Signature Hilton bath amenities
  • Wi-Fi included in daily resort fee
  • LCD flat-screen TVs include cable and complimentary HBO

Standard room size560 square feet

  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

This sprawling 27-acre resort within mountainous central Phoenix boasts a water park, miniature golf, multiple tennis courts, a handful of restaurants and a full-service spa. The property’s central location also means guests have easy access to the outdoors in Phoenix's Sonoran Desert Preserve and the urban shopping and restaurants of downtown Phoenix.
  • 10 miles north of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
  • Daily resort charge of $26 per room includes access for four into property's water park and miniature golf course, as well as fitness center and tennis court use for two
  • 24-hour valet parking ($10)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach

Dining

The resort boasts three dining options: Rico’s American Grill, Hole-in-the-Wall and Slim Picken's. All are casual and serve variations on American and Southwestern cuisine. Hole-in-the-Wall is located in a 1940s ranch house and serves three meals a day from its indoor dining room, two outdoor patios and sunken bar in the water park. Slim Picken's is the place to go for finger food, light snacks, draft beer and mixed drinks, but it is only open seasonally. Rico’s is more upscale with its locally sourced all-day menu offerings.

    Number of restaurants3

    Cuisine TypesBuffet, American

    • Fine dining
    • Casual dining
    • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
    • Bar/lounge
    • Room service
    • 24-hour room service
    • Free breakfast

    Pool

    Pools are a specialty at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort. The property doesn't have just one; it has eight large outdoor pools that span its 4-acre River Ranch water park. River Ranch features a half-mile lazy river, several standard pools, a waterslide, a lap pool and kids pool, as well as a shallow children's splash pool. Daily poolside games and activities are offered, including evening float-in movie screenings during the summer months.
    • Pool safety attendants keep watch near the waterslide, but no lifeguards are on duty
    • All pools are outdoor, heated and open year-round
    • Slim Picken’s serves poolside food and drinks
    • Family pool
    • Infinity pool
    • Whirlpool/hot tub
    • Adults-only pool
    • Lap pool
    • Wading pool
    • Lazy river
    • Seasonal
    • Indoor
    • Outdoor
    • Indoor/outdoor combo
    • Pool bar
    • Lifeguard on duty
    • Poolside service
    • Waterslide
    • Deck chairs or cabanas

    Spa

    The 10,000-square-foot Tocasierra Spa & Salon offers spa and beauty treatments in its warm stucco-walled treatment rooms. Co-located with the fitness center, guests can choose from several indulgent and relaxing massages, body treatments and facials, as well as manicures, pedicures and full hair services.
    • Resort fee includes 20 percent off full-priced spa treatments
    • Kids Collection massage menu caters to guests ages 12 and younger; teen and tween services also available
    • Advance reservations recommended and gratuity is not included

    Services offered:

    • Massage
    • Facial
    • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
    • Salon services
    • Outdoor treatment area
    • Steam room
    • Sauna

    Kids

    This is a family resort, which means kids have access to the property's on-site water park, miniature golf and tennis courts. The Coyote Camp for kids ages 4 to 12 (which starts at $65 a day/ $35 for a half day) provides organized group educational and swimming activities between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. or at night from 6 until 9 p.m. Sample activities include panning for gold, hunting for arrowheads and tepee building. (All activities focus on Arizona and Western-centric folklore, culture and geography.)
    • Coyote Camp includes a snack; dinner provided during evening sessions
    • Evening sessions only offered Wednesday through Saturday
    • Babysitting services, playpens, high chairs and cribs available
    • Children's video rentals available for in-room enjoyment
    • Children's menus available at on-site restaurants and spa
    • Kids club (Seasonal rates start at $35)
    • Cribs
    • High chairs

    Fitness

    In addition to water park fun, the property also has an on-site fitness center with a lap and therapy pool, steam rooms, locker facilities and towel service. Precor core and balance, cardio and strength-training equipment are available, as are dumbbells, circuit-training weight machines and yoga mats. A suite of fitness classes are offered daily and include yoga, Zumba, strength and sculpting and core cardio workouts; there is a $15 charge for each class.
    • Personal training services available
    • Tennis instruction available at four courts from an on-site tennis pro
    • Daily and multi-day passes available starting at $12
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
    • Bicycles
    • Tennis (free)
    • Guided runs (free)
    • Paddle boats
    • Motor boats

    Business

    Though the property caters to family fun, it also has more than 48,000 square feet of basic, but functional, event space. An on-site business center offers computers, photo copying services, a video phone, faxing, printing and notary services.
    • High-speed Internet throughout the property
    • On-site catering available for meetings
    • Audiovisual specialists on-hand during events and meetings

    Number of meeting rooms46

    • Business center
    • Meeting rooms
    • Meeting and event planners available

    Pets

    The Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort is pet-friendly and allows dogs to stay that weigh up to 75 pounds. There is a $75 nonrefundable deposit taken during check-in. Guests traveling with pets must hang a dog-in-room tag on their door for housekeeping.
    • Pets permitted at Rico's American Grill's outdoor patio
    • Pets allowed (with fee)
    • Dog walking
    • Pet-sitting

    Golf

    While there is no on-site golf course, Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort's sister property, Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, houses the Lookout Mountain Golf Club, an 18-hole course located just 5 miles away within the Phoenix North Mountain Preserves. In addition, Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort also has an on-site 18-hole mini-golf course for family fun and putting practice.
      • Golf carts
      • Golf packages
      • Club rentals
      • Club house
      • Refreshment stand or restaurant
      • Caddie service
      • Pro shop

      Wedding

      Outdoor courtyards and indoor function space combine to allow for large weddings of up to 1,000 guests. For a themed wedding, there's Tombstone, an indoor and outdoor space modeled after a cowboy town. And if you’re looking for something a bit more intimate, the resort can accommodate that, too. On-site wedding planners, customizable catering menus, spa parties and salon services are also available.
      • The North Gardens are ideal for intimate outdoor events
      • The indoor Horizon Room seats 140 guests and offers plenty of space for dancing
      • Anasazi Ballroom can accommodate up to 1,000 guests for a reception and up to 800 for a banquet

      Maximum wedding guest capacity1,000

      • Hotel hosts weddings
      • Outdoor space for weddings
      • Wedding planners available

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