Dreaming of the next time you get to pack your bags? Whatever your perfect getaway consists of, your lodging can often be a destination all its own, especially when you choose a hotel with spectacular accommodations. Nothing leaves a post-vacation glow like a dip (or several) in one of the country’s best pools. No matter your style, get inspired for your next getaway with these breathtaking hotel pools.
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
One of seven pools at this stunning Hawaii resort, the King’s Pond is really an aquarium, filled with 1.8 million gallons of ocean and fresh water and over 4,000 tropical fish. Rent equipment to swim with the fish, or try out one of the resort’s other pools, like the infinity edge saline/chlorine Sea Shell Pool, or the Keiki Children’s Pool.
Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa
Paradise Valley, Arizona
Arizona’s Luxurious spa resort offers a 24-hour infinity edge pool—a must in sweltering desert weather. With a rustic desert landscape backdrop providing a feeling of escape, Arizona’s largest infinity edge pools rounds out a pristine experience at this 53-acre resort for relaxation and renewal.
The Grove Park Inn
Ashville, North Carolina
Escape to the Omni Grove Park Inn’s cavernous subterranean spa, and indulge in a grotto of 10 mineral-based, chlorine-free pools. Some features include a lap pool with fiber-optic stars, hot-and-cold contrast pools, two therapeutic waterfall pools, and an outdoor pool. While you’re there, enjoy spa highlights like saunas and eucalyptus-infused steam rooms.
Los Angeles, California
Sun soaking with city views by day, lanterns and DJ sets by night—the Mondrian’s West Hollywood rooftop pool is one of the hottest destinations to take a dip in LA. Sip on a cocktail from the poolside lounge, Skybar, and listen to the underwater soundtrack when you dunk under. Then, chill out on a lounger and take in the chic ivy-laced décor and panoramic view.
Located in the heart of snowy Jackson Hole, this luxury resort offers a heated outdoor pool and jacuzzi, with gorgeous views of the Teton and Snake River mountain ranges. The infinity pool stretches 115 feet, and the adjacent whirlpool relaxes you after a long day of skiing. There’s nothing quite like soaking in a steaming jacuzzi surrounded by snowcapped peaks.
The rooftop pool at this 1920s neo-Gothic hotel is not for the acrophobic—ten stories high, the pool hangs eight feet over the hotel’s edge. The glass wall at the end of the pool showcases a view of Main Street below, but for the less adventurous, lounge in one of the poolside cabanas with a cocktail. Note that the pool is closed during the winter.
The Biltmore Hotel
Soak up the sun at the largest pool on the East Coast. Reserve a private cabana secluded amongst the lush greenery to enjoy outdoor rain showers, banana leaf ceiling fans, and pool staff service, or splash in the 600,000-gallon pool surrounded by soaring palm trees. There’s no wrong way to enjoy the outdoors at this grand, Mediterranean-inspired historic Florida hotel.
W Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and buzzing Fort Lauderdale beach walk, W Fort Lauderdale’s eye-catching WET Deck East rooftop pool is the ideal place to mingle and lounge with a mojito in hand. The pool features art-deco tiling, transparent pool walls, and beats from live DJs on weekends. Check out the deck’s infinity edge hot tub for amazing views of the beach, recharge on a plush chaise lounger, or upgrade to one of the hotel’s daybeds with bottle service for an even more elevated pool experience.
Golden Nugget Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada
Looking for more excitement from your vacation? At Vegas’s Golden Nugget you can swim with the sharks. The three-story pool area surrounds a 200,000-gallon shark tank aquarium, and a water slide shoots guests right through it. Take a shark tank tour to learn about the Tank’s marine life and even witness the sharks’ feeding time.