20 great hotel pools in the US
Dipping into hotel pools that are totally worth bragging about
Let’s be honest, when it comes to choosing a hotel for your summer getaway, you’re really only eying the pool scene. Some like it hot—an infinity edge and a tropical cocktail in hand—and others like it wild—real fish and waterfalls. Whether your style is to cannonball into vacation mode or meditate in the shallow end, we’re creating a splash with our list of the best hotel pools in the U.S. that will have you saying, “I can’t believe this is a hotel.” Curated by delving into the coolest hotel pools we could find all around the U.S., this list includes a range of qualifiers from family friendly to beautiful views to ultra-luxurious. Come on in, the water’s fine!
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka’upulehu: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Swim with the fish at the Four Seasons, where the ocean pool is built within the coast’s lava rock. The 1.8-million gallon aquarium pool, called King’s Pond, is home to more than 4,000 tropical fish. The resort even offers snorkel gear and fish ID cards, so you can get to know the resident sea life.
Show off your butterfly stroke at Dream Downtown’s glass-bottom pool, which sits above the hotel lobby. The rooftop pool deck, dotted with chaise lounges and cabanas, features a bar area, DJ booth, and even a sand beach, which creates the ultimate pool party vibe.
The Camelback Mountain range offers a rustic backdrop to the serenity of Arizona’s largest infinity-edge pool. Open 24 hours a day, the resort pool invites you to take an early morning dip and a lap under the stars. While surrounded by the desert landscape, wade over to the water’s flowing edge or seek some shade in a private cabana.