No tea, no shade, no pink lemonade if you’re one of those people who simply loves the luxury of a good poolside cabana or daybed. In fact, you probably will get all the tea, shade, and pink lemonade you want, as well as food service, fluffy towels, and live music and DJs – all from your private little “you space.”
Most of the cabanas and daybeds in metro Phoenix are located at area hotel pools, and many are available to non-guests. Here are 10 places where you can reserve a private cabana as a non-guest in the Valley.
The Saguaro Scottsdale
4000 North Drinkwater Boulevard, Scottsdale
This desert flower-themed boutique hotel in Old Town Scottsdale has two heated and chilled pools, a Jacuzzi, and a special pool menu with signature cocktails like The Saguaro, Jungle Bird, and Old Town Ade. Cabana pricing is separated by time of year, and then days of the week. From June through September, rental prices are $150 Monday through Thursday with a $100 food and beverage minimum, $200 Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with a $200 food and beverage minimum. There is an additional $50 rental charge for non-hotel guests. Find more information on The Saguaro Scottsdale website.
Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort
11111 North Seventh Street
The Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort in north-central Phoenix is home to the Falls Water Village water park and a wide array of poolside cabanas. Reservations are available to non-guests Monday through Thursday over the summer. The cabanas here are stocked with a ceiling fan, a mini fridge with bottled water, a flat-screen television, telephone, table with four chairs, data port, electrical outlets, and private poolside service. You can reserve one of the poolside cabana packages to secure a private cabana for up to six people – complete with decorations, food, and drinks if you’re having a party – for the day. The starting rates on Monday through Thursday are $129 for a full day (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.). See the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort website for more information.
Lustre Rooftop Bar
2 East Jefferson Street
By now, you’ve either experienced or heard tell of the super-chic rooftop pool over at Hotel Palomar – otherwise known as the Lustre Rooftop Bar. The third floor of the Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix at Cityscape has a bar, a pool, couches and lounge chairs, and of course, Lustre cabanas. Each cabana rental includes a choice of three features, including frozen grapes, chips and salsa, or a Lustre Sun & Fun Pack – meaning assorted pool toys, drink cozies, and sunglasses. Cabanas can fit up to 10 people, and you might want to see what events are happening during the annual 100 Days of Summer. From March through September, prices are $200 for a VIP Couch, and $300 for a VIP Cabana Monday through Thursday. Friday through Sunday, prices are $400 for a VIP Couch, and $600 for a VIP Cabana. See the Lustre Rooftop Bar website for details.
Hotel Valley Ho
6850 East Main Street, Scottsdale
Guests and local residents who just want to sit at the OH Pool for the day may choose from a private cabana or plush daybed at the classic Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale. Cabanas are available for up to eight guests, double cabanas hold up to 16, and a daybed can seat up to four. Amenities can include a water toy pool pack, fresh fruit smoothies, and a hummus and pita plate, or you can arrange to rent a private bar with beer and Fiji water. Cabana hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, and the OH Pool is limited to hotel guests on holidays and Saturdays. Non-poolside daybeds start at $59 Monday through Thursday, and $79 on Friday and Sunday, while poolside daybeds start at $79 Monday through Thursday, and $99 on Friday and Sunday. Cabana prices begin at $149 Monday through Thursday, and $199 on Friday and Sunday, and double cabanas start at $299 Monday through Thursday, and $499 on Friday and Sunday. Call 480-376-2600 or see the Hotel Valley Ho website for details.
The Clarendon Hotel and Spa
401 West Clarendon Avenue
The Oasis Pool at The Clarendon Hotel and Spa has outdoor and indoor VIP cabanas available for rent – plus other fun stuff like a 50-person HydroSpa, underwater speakers, that massive water wall, and the now-iconic Italian mosaic catwalk. The Oasis Pool has six outdoor cabanas, VIP indoor cabanas with 47-inch flat screens, and plenty of chaise lounges, pool beds, and sofas for those who want to get a little sun. Cabana hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, and cabana reservations include pool passes for up to eight guests. Cabana pricing is $99 per cabana Monday through Thursday, $149 per cabana on Friday and Sunday, and $199 per cabana on Saturdays. Call 602-252-7363 or see The Clarendon’s website for more details.
Talking Stick Resort
9800 East Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale
Rent a private daybed or cabana for a day of glam next to one of three pools at Talking Stick Resort (the Main Pool, the Lounge Pool, and the West Pool), or the ultimate spot for the summer, the 21-and-over RELEASE Pool Party on Saturday and Sunday. Cabanas seat up to 10 people and include misters and a ceiling fan, a 32-inch LCD HD television, and casual seating. Daybeds seat up to four in the reclining king-size bed, and both include services like poolside attendants taking food and drink orders – plus additional stuff like VIP bottle service and the Bachelorette Party Package. Non-guest reservations are limited to weekend events, and pricing depends upon the season and scheduled entertainment (it seriously ranges from roughly $250 to $2,000 or more). Call 866-877-9897 for reservations, specific pricing, and more information, or see the Talking Stick Resort website.
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch
7500 East Doubletree Ranch Road, Scottsdale
For you daycationers, the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch has 10 swimming pools, 20 fountains, 45 waterfalls, one big waterslide, and yes, cabana rentals available to non-guests. Adult or family may be reserved, which include internet, a phone, a flat-screen TV with Direct TV, a refrigerator, and a ceiling fan. Pool hours are 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily, and non-guests must reserve through the ResortPass website. Cabanas may be rented for $125 to $350 per day based on the season. Call 480-444-1234, extension 5603, or see the Hyatt Regency website for more details.
Wade Poolside Bar
2401 East Camelback Road
Wade Poolside Bar – the rooftop pool at The Camby in the Biltmore area – offers cabanas to non-guests if they reserve in advance. Packages include the Camby Full-Day Cabana Rental, Revelry Romance, and Girls Cabana, where you can get amenities like misters and cool towels, cocktails, plush lounge chairs, skewers of seasonal fruit, and baskets of magazines – plus there’s usually a movie playing on the Sky Wall. You can also order something off the Wade Poolside Bar menu. Camby cabanas range from $59 for a full-day rental to $79 for a Revelry Romance package to $89 for a Girls Cabana. Call 602-468-0700 or see The Camby website for more information.
Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia
4949 East Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale
Non-resort guests at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia can reserve the poolside cabanas at both Kasbah Pool and the 18-and-over Oasis Pool. Cabana rentals include a covered and misted seating area for up to six people, two upgraded chaise lounges, complimentary Wi-Fi and sunscreen, towel service, and a cabana attendant. Cabana rentals start at $109. Call 888-627-3010 for reservations, or see the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia website for details.
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JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa
5402 East Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale
Need a massage before you lounge? Guests of The Spa at Camelback Inn, who aren’t necessarily guests of the resort, may reserve the cabanas if they’ve booked a one-hour spa treatment. The regular Cabana Package at includes chilled aromatherapy face cloths, dining and beverage service available from sprouts, a fridge with chilled water and a bowl of fresh fruit, and a killer view of Camelback Mountain. The cabanas are meant for two people, and also include the usual towels, ceiling fan, privacy, and lounge chairs. The package is an all-day-use thing, meaning 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Cabana pricing is $125 Monday through Thursday, and $150 Friday through Sunday. Book an appointment at 480-596-7040, or see The Spa at Camelback Inn website.