10 Best Hotel Swimming Pools In America

 

As temperatures begin to rise, it’s no secret that hotel swimming pools will be quite popular. While health and safety protocols will be in place, a swimming pool can still offer both an excellent way to exercise or soothing way to cool off from the summer heat. In fact, some hotel pools are so sensational that accommodations often play a lesser role when making reservations. The following are just 10 of the most amazing hotel swimming pools in America. Please check individual hotels for availability or reopening information.

 

The infinity swimming pool at Amangani in Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Amangani Pool (credit: Amangani)

Amangani
1535 NE Butte Road
Jackson, WY 83001
(307) 734-7333
www.aman.com/amangani

With striking views, Amangani is a five star luxury resort at the foot of the breathtaking Teton Mountains. Among the exceptional amenities at this all suites resort is the 35-meter (115 foot) long heated pool. Long enough for lap swimming but equally appropriate for simply enjoying the views, the infinity swimming pool sits alongside a spacious Jacuzzi.

 

Disney's Aulani Resort has one of the largest hotel swimming pools in Hawaii
Aulani Resort Pool Complex (credit: Aulani)

Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa
92-1185 Ali’inui Dr.
Kapolei, HI 96707
(866) 443-4763
www.disneyaulani.com

Located about 25 miles west of Honolulu, Aulani features one of the finest pool complexes in Hawaii. Spread across the Disney resort’s 21 acres are multiple pool areas, including adults only swimming pools, a lazy river and Oahu’s only private snorkeling lagoon. Aulani also offers water slides and splash zone.

 

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The hotel swimming pool at Biltmore Coral Gables is one of the largest pools in the continental United States
Biltmore Coral Gables Pool (credit: Biltmore Coral Gables)

Biltmore Coral Gables
1200 Anastasia Ave.
Coral Gables, FL 33134
(855) 311-6903
www.biltmorehotel.com

Although more popular pools are in South Beach, the Biltmore Pool deserves special recognition. After all, it’s the largest swimming pool in Miami and among the largest in the Continental U.S. With approximately 23,000 square feet, guests have plenty of room to enjoy the pool area while capturing the beauty of the historic Biltmore Hotel.

 

The main pool at Glenwood Hot Springs is 405 feet long, making it one of America's best hotel pools
Glenwood Hot Springs (credit: Glenwood Hot Springs)

Glenwood Hot Springs Resort
415 E. Sixth St.
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
(800) 537-7946
www.hotspringspool.com

Currently open, Glenwood Hot Springs Resort boasts the world’s largest hot springs pool. Drawing people to its therapeutic waters since the late 19th century, the main pool measures 405 feet long and 100 feet wide at its widest point. Water is kept at about 90 degrees and there’s even a lap area. Also open during the summer is an aquatic playground with a lazy river and splash zone.

 

The Shark Tank at Golden Nugget is definitely on of America's best hotel swimming pools
Golden Nugget (credit: Golden Nugget)

Golden Nugget
129 E. Fremont St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 385-7111
www.goldennugget.com/las-vegas

Millennials and the Z generation may prefer the mega-resorts and its pools further up the world famous Las Vegas Strip. But the pool at the Golden Nugget in the historic Fremont Street section is quite extraordinary. The marquee attraction is the Tank, featuring a 200,000 aquarium filled with sharks and other sea creatures. Open to hotel guests only, the pool area also has an amazing Shark Chute that catapults people through the Shark Tank then into the main pool.

 

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Grand Wailea on Maui is the best hotel resort in Hawaii
Grand Wailea (credit: Grand Wailea)

Grand Wailea
3850 Wailea Alanui Dr.
Wailea, HI 96753
(808) 875-1234
www.grandwailea.com

The Grand Wailea has a collection of the world’s best hotel swimming pools. A stunning beachfront property along the southwestern coast of Maui, the Waldorf-Astoria property holds a pool area measuring 2,000 feet long and 25,700 square feet. Nine pools are situated across six different levels and include water slides, rapids and the world’s first water elevator. Also featured are a swim up bar, three Jacuzzis and adults only pool. Last year, the Grand Wailea was named the best resort in Hawaii by Conde Nast Traveler.

 

Wet Republic pool area at MGM Grand
MGM Grand (credit: MGM Grand)

MGM Grand
3799 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(877) 880-0880
www.mgmgrand.com

Geared towards the younger crowd, the Grand Pool Complex at the MGM Grand covers an astonishing 6.5 acres. Comprised of four swimming pools, three whirlpools, a lazy river and more, the signature pool is Wet Republic Ultra Pool. The setting for one of Las Vegas’ ultimate pool parties, Wet Republic will host several big name acts over the summer.

 

The main hotel swimming pool at the five star Ventana Big Sur
Ventana Big Sur Pool (credit: Randy Yagi)

Ventana Big Sur
48123 California Highway 1
Big Sur, CA 93920
(831) 667-2331
www.ventanabigsur.com

Another coveted five star property nearby gets plenty of attention for its pool and understandably so. But the pool complex at Ventana Big Sur has a pool where you can actually swim in it. One of the hot new amenities at this Alila Resort, there are two dazzling pools with breathtaking views of the redwood forests and countryside. The complex also features an infinity-edge hot tub and an abundance of lounge chairs to soak in the magic that is uniquely Big Sur.

 

The 300 foot long pool at the W South Beach makes it one of the best hotel swimming pools in America!
W South Beach (credit: W South Beach)

W South Beach
2201 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(3405) 938-3000
www.marriott.com/wsouthbeach

Over the top hotel swimming pools are everywhere in South Beach Miami. But the 300 foot long infinity pool at W South Beach is truly an eye catcher. Located on the 15th floor with views of Biscayne Bay, the pool area covers two acres, with lounge chairs and cabanas encircling the entire pool. Additionally, the Wet Bar and Grille on the 50th floor has its own phenomenal swimming pool.

 

The Lazy River at Westin Kierland in Scottsdale
Westin Kierland Lazy River (credit: Randy Yagi)

Westin Kierland
6902 E. Greenway Parkway
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
(844) 631-0595

www.marriott.com/westin-kierland

In a region that routinely exceeds 100 degrees during the summer, hotel swimming pools are the norm. But the Westin Kierland is always part of the conversation about the best pool complexes in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area. And it’s not just adult lap pool and whirlpool that really rises above most of its competitors. It’s the adventure water park, with a 110-foot waterslide, lazy river and the Flowrider surfboard simulator that makes this Marriott property so much fun.

 

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About The Author:

Randy Yagi is an award-winning freelance writer who served as the National Travel Writer for CBS Local from 2012-2019. More than 900 of his stories still appear in syndication across 23 CBS Local websites, including CBS New York, CBS Los Angeles, CBS Chicago, CBS San Francisco and CBS Washington D.C. During his peak years with CBS, he reportedly had a digital audience reach of 489 million and more than 5.5 million unique monthly visitors. His other stories have also appeared in the Daily Meal, Examiner.com, CBS Radio, Engadget and Radio.com, among others. He is a Media Fellow of Stanford University, U.S. Army veteran and lifelong resident of Santa Cruz County, California.

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