The Best Hotel Pools in the U.S.
The Best Hotel Pools in the U.S.

A great hotel pool is one of those amenities that can elevate a good hotel to a fantastic one. Whether lined with luxurious cabanas or set against a stunning rooftop view, hotel pools add character to any hotel stay, along with opportunities to relax and unwind. From a lazy river in the shape of the state of Texas to infinity pools overlooking famous city skylines, the U.S. features numerous fantastic hotel pools to, quite literally, dive into. Grab a drink, lather on the sunscreen, and come with us to the best hotel pools in the U.S.

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa - Maui, HI

The Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa pool at sunset.
Credit: Hyatt Regency

Maui’s Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa is one of the most sought-after pool destinations in all of Hawaii. The pool complex includes six different swimming holes for you to explore, but the centerpiece is the Lahaina Pool, which overlooks the vast expanse of the ocean through spindly, swaying palm trees. The keikis (kids) will love the water oasis which features a waterslide and rope bridge, while adults can indulge in the swim-up bar and waterfalls. Need to warm up after a dip in the Pacific? Jump in one of Wailele Lagoon’s jacuzzi’s for the ultimate relaxation session.

The Setai - Miami, FL

Pools, lounge chairs, and palm trees.
Credit: The Setai, Miami Beach

Featuring three sparkling, temperature-regulated pools to choose from, The Setai in Miami, Florida has truly cornered the market on swimming in the Magic City. Specifically aligned in an east-to-west orientation for unbridled views of both the sunrise and sunset, each of the three infinity pools is set to a specific temperature depending on its purpose. The lap pool is kept a cool 75 degrees Fahrenheit, perfect for burning extra calories, while the main pool is set at 85 degrees and the family pool is a balmy 90 degrees. If you tire of these exquisite pools, head down to their private full-service beach, complete with a solar-powered cantina, just the thing after working up an appetite swimming.

1 Hotel - Brooklyn, NY

The 1 Hotel Brooklyn rooftop pool  with the Manhattan skyline in distance.
Credit: 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

The 1 Hotel franchise is well known for their incredible pools, and each property is crowned with  unique features and amenities to enjoy. But the 1 Hotel Brooklyn takes the cake for best view. The L-shaped, rooftop plunge pool overlooks the iconic Brooklyn Bridge and the towering skyscrapers of the Financial District, giving guests a bird's-eye view of one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in New York City. Grab a handcrafted cocktail, a few hors d'oeuvres, and admire the sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline from your poolside precipice across the East River.

Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino - Las Vegas, NV

Beach chairs set up around the wave pool at Mandalay Bay.
Credit: B. David Cathell/ Alamy Stock Photo

Las Vegas is synonymous with sprawling pools, fruity cocktails, and searing sun and you’ll soon be daydreaming of long afternoons spent poolside once you catch a glimpse of the Mandalay Bay Resort. It’s true, you can’t come to Vegas without indulging in a little splash time to quench your skin from the desert heat, and did we mention the prime people watching? The Mandalay Bay Resort is home to some of the best swimming pools and water parks on the Vegas strip. Float along the lazy river, hang ten at the wave pool, or stroll in the shallows of the Beach Club. This eleven-acre splash complex is one of the most exciting pools in Sin City for a dip.

Garden of the Gods Resort - Colorado Springs, CO

Pool area overlooking the red rocks of Colorado Springs.
Credit: Garden of the Gods Resort and Club

Overlooking the megalithic red rocks of Colorado Springs, the Garden of the Gods Resort features one of the most scenic pools in the entire U.S. Open 365 days a year and heated to a balmy 84°F, the poolside experience caters to your every whim whether you want to indulge in a wagyu bolognese or sip a Colorado craft beer. Soak away the day and gaze at the famous Pikes Peak, just across the valley. Aside from their stunning main pool, the Three Graces Pool Complex is their family-friendly option which features a splash pad, lap pool, and hot tub.

Four Seasons - Philadelphia, PA

The infinity edge pool in the Four Seasons Philadelphia.
Credit: Four Seasons

You might not expect to find a pool with a view in the middle of Philadelphia, but the Four Seasons takes swimming to new heights. Located on the 57th floor of the Comcast Center Building, the Four Seasons pool offers an aerial perspective of Philadelphia’s downtown including famous landmarks like City Hall. The infinity edge pool is 30,000 gallons and features three-story, floor-to-ceiling windows for panoramic views of downtown. Note that certain pool hours are reserved for adults-only if you’re looking to get some peace and quiet while soaking in the City of Brotherly Love.

Marriott Marquis - Houston, TX

The Marriott Marquis' roof with Texas-shaped lazy river.
Credit: Stan Grossfeld/ The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Formally known as The Altitude Pool, Houston’s Marriott Marquis is home to a pool complex unlike any other. Enter their Texas-shaped lazy river, winding through decorative foliage on the expansive sundeck. After a few laps around the Lonestar State, head to the rooftop infinity pool, just as impressive with partially submerged loungers and scenic vistas of Houston’s center. In true Texas fashion, poolside entertainment includes live music and lounge options like luxurious cabanas, pergolas, and everything in between.

The Sagamore - Bolton Landing, NY

Pool and jacuzzi overlooking lake.
Credit: The Sagamore Resort

The Sagamore in New York’s misty Adirondack Mountains is truly a pool worth traveling for. With a collective 98,000 gallons between their iconic pools and a 10,000 square foot outdoor terrace, The Sagamore at Bolton Landing is primed for getting in your laps, no matter the weather. Their zero edge, outdoor infinity pool is heated year round with panoramic views of idyllic Lake George. If it gets too chilly, The Sagamore also has a heated, indoor pool option and hot tub to relax in after a day of hiking the nearby trails. We can only imagine how beautiful the views are come autumn.

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