While it’s unlikely that you’ll vacation in a certain location solely because of the hotel pool, having a place to relax during the day while on vacation is a must for most travelers.
Bad hotel pools can add a sour note to a trip, but excellent hotel pools can act as a highlight. When traveling, book a night at one of the following hotels which are known for their outstanding poolside amenities, service and killer views.
1. Hanalei Bay Resort, Kauai
The pool at Hanalei Bay Resort (above) offers an incredible view of the bay and the Napali Coast. Swimmers at this pool will enjoy lava-rock waterfalls, a kid-friendly pool beach and an open-air hot tub. The architects of this hotel and pool took the natural surroundings into consideration to make this pool fit in to the landscape.
2. Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa & Marina
Situated right on the bay, the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa & Marina pool courtyard is an oasis for guests. Pool features include an expansive lounge section for adults and 120-foot water slides and a kiddie pool for the children. Three pools winding around palm trees make this pool a great place to relax after a morning out in San Diego.
3. THEhotel at Mandalay Bay
Exquisite and exclusive doesn’t even begin to describe the experience at THEhotel at Mandalay Bay’s pool and beach. The 11-acre beach for guests includes a lazy river, wave pool, European style topless Moorea Beach club, dipping pools, private cabanas and much more. Spending a day here would be the epitome of high-class relaxation.
4. Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge and Pool
There is no better place to enjoy a dip during the colder months than a hot springs pool in Colorado amidst the Rockies. One of the best hot springs pools in the country is the pool at Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge. Two enormous hot springs pools welcome guests who want to soothe their muscles and their minds after a day on the slopes.
5. National Hotel, Miami
In a location known for amazing beaches, the pool at the National Hotel in Miami has a lot of competition. However, as the longest and arguably most beautiful pool in the city, guests often flock to the pristine waters of this pool after a day strolling South Beach.