Admit it. There's nothing quite like posting that perfect pool picture on your Instagram feed to make all your friends jealous. But the question is this... where are the best hotel pools in the United States? We've picked the top 10, so sit back, relax and fantasize about your next vacation.
Garden of the Gods Oasis – Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
When you’re claiming to be an Oasis for the Gods, you better deliver. Made up of seven different pools and surrounded by Roman architecture, this paradise is one of the top destinations in Las Vegas. The most iconic pool at Caesars Palace is the round Temple Pool with its lounge chairs and striking views. But, the European Pool Lounge is an exclusive playground where high-end food and drinks are served.
Marriott Marquis Houston, Houston
The recently opened Marriott Marquis Houston has instantly become the new hot place for local Instagrammers with the rooftop Texas shaped lazy river. You may need a drone to get the perfect shot, but it’ll be worth it. Now, if the lazy river doesn’t do it for you, there’s also the heated infinity pool that overlooks Houston’s Discovery Green Park. The 1,000 room property gives you easy access to major attractions including Minute Maid Park, Toyota Center, BBVA Compass Stadium, and so much more.
The Westin La Paloma, Tucson
Set in the high Sonoran Desert foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains, the Westin La Paloma, Tucson is the perfect getaway with its five spectacular pools. The adults only pool is great for obvious reasons while the mineral pool is there if you need to unwind. And don’t worry if you’re here with kids. The 177-foot Slide Winder waterslide is one of the longest is the city, and the little ones are sure to love it. The pools are open year round, have lounge chairs, and you can even order a drink or snack from the swim-up Sabino’s Pool Bar & Grill.
Foxtail Pool Club – SLS, Las Vegas
Las Vegas has spoiled us with choice considering they have enough pools to make their own list. The Foxtail Pool Club at the SLS Las Vegas gets points for their playful colors, which scream style and sophistication. Securing one of the 26 cabanas or 31 daybeds will be tough, but there’s additional seating around the pool. The elevated platform is where the DJ spins while the giant LED screens project 3D images that help enhance the performance.
Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa, Orlando
Walt Disney World is located just a short drive away from the Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa, but you may find it hard to pull yourself out of the pools at this resort. The Pirates Plunge Themed Pool has a water slide, water cannons, hot tubs, tumbling waterfalls, poolside loungers and hammocks. If you prefer something a little more low-key, the relaxation pool is surrounded by palm trees and tropical plants; the perfect setting while you soak up the sun.
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, Palm Springs
Not many people would expect one of the best hotel pools in the U.S. to be located in Palm Springs, but the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa will win you over. It’s more about the atmosphere here with their five heated, outdoor pools. One of the pools is exclusive for spa and fitness guests while the Oasis Poolside Bar & Grille located at the main pool area serves lunch daily.
Gansevoort Meatpacking, New York City
As one of the few hotels with a rooftop pool in NYC, the Gansevoort Meatpacking deserves your attention. Open year round (yes, including the winter), the heated rooftop pool is a rare urban oasis in Manhattan. There’s also a rooftop bar where you can order light snacks and any cocktail imaginable. Located in the trendy Meatpacking district, the Gansevoort is within walking distance of the Whitney Museum of American Art as well as High Line.
JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa, San Antonio
Located just outside of San Antonio, the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa has its own private, nine-acre water park, which is why this property makes our list of the best hotel pools in the United States. There are five waterslides, a 1,100-foot lazy river, private cabanas, a beach-entry swimming pool, a children’s pool with its own mini water park, and an adult-only infinity pool that overlooks the Texas Hill Country.
Helumoa Playground – Sheraton Waikiki, Honolulu
At the Sheraton Waikiki, you’ll find two outdoor freshwater pools with sweeping views of Waikiki Beach. The interactive fountain area will keep kids entertained while adults may prefer the infinity pool which sits just above ocean level. Cabanas and loungers are available but must be booked online and in advance, and there’s a charge. The hotel boardwalk connects you to a small intimate beach as well as the larger Waikiki Beach where you can enjoy a variety of water sports.
W Los Angeles — West Beverly Hills
Not to be confused with the W hotel located in Hollywood, which has a party atmosphere, the W Los Angeles, West Beverly Hills‘ pool scene is posh without the glitz. A $25 million renovation in 2015, led by celebrity designer Thom Filicia, has made this spot a favorite for tourists and locals. Even if you’re not interested in going for a dip, the chaise lounges, private cabanas, poolside bar, and backyard restaurant make this the place to be.
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