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When I’m looking for a hotel, I always make sure it’s got a good pool and one Florida swimming spot has made a list of the Best Hotel Pools in America.

There’s nothing like a lazy day at a hotel pool while on vacation. Or spending a day adventuring and coming back and relaxing poolside. Especially a waterfront destination like Miami, Clearwater Beach, St. Pete or Sarasota. Feeling that ocean breeze while servers bring you cocktails, or better yet, while sitting at a swim-up bar.

But think about it, when you’re staying at a nice hotel the pool is a great place to do a few things in particular. First, it’s a great place to show off a new swimsuit. Also, you can pretend you’re on a luxurious tropical island. Sure, you may be in the middle of a city, but when you’re lounging by the hotel pool with a cold drink and the sun on your face, it’s easy to pretend. And, let’s be real- hotel breakfasts are usually pretty indulgent. From pancakes to pastries, just hit the hotel pool for a swim and you can work off all those calories and start your day on the right foot. Let’s not forget about people watching too.

If you like to plan where you stay based on a great pool, Trips to Discover put together a list of the Best Hotel Pools in America and some right here in Florida made the list. You can check out the full list here, but below are the top 10.

Top 10 Best Hotel Pools in America, According to Trips to Discover:

  • Arizona Biltmore- Phoenix, AZ

    With seven pools to pick from, including the Paradise Pool that not only has pools, but a waterslide, swim-up bar and cabanas.

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    Experience timeless beauty and the magic of the desert's allure for the day at the iconic Arizona Biltmore, featuring a large sparkling pool, swim-up bar, refreshing craft cocktails, dual racing twist water slides, and a splash pad area for the kids.

  • Mandalay Bay- Las Vegas, NV

    Vegas has so many amazing hotel pools but Mandalay Bay is definitely one of the best. They brought in over 2,700 tons of sand so it feels like you’re at the beach. There’s also a wave pool, lazy river, cabanas and day beds. AND the Moorea Beach Club has a topless-optional adults-only pool. 

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  • Marriott Marquis- Houston, TX

    This rooftop pool features a lazy river shaped like the state of Texas, along with an infinity pool, a fire pit and cabanas. 

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  • Ritz-Carlton, South Beach- Miami, FL

    Not only is the property as a whole gorgeous, but this oceanfront infinity pool is definitely one to check out. They have day beds, lounge chairs and complimentary fruit-infused water and sunscreen.

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  • The Mandarin Oriental New York- New York City, NY

    When it comes to a pool with a view, you’ll find it at The Mandarin. This 75-foot lap pool has floor-to-ceiling windows offering views of the Hudson River and the New York city skyline. 

  • The London West Hollywood- Los Angeles, CA

    Located just off the Sunset Strip, The London West Hollywood has a rooftop pool and pool deck offering great views. 

  • Sheraton Waikiki- Honolulu, HI

    This hotel sits on Waikiki Beach and features an infinity pool, two pools for kids and chilled towels for guests, perfect to cool down while basking in the Hawaii sun.

  • Amangani - Jackson Hole, WY

    With views of the Snake River and the Grand Tetons, Amangani has a year-round heated pool along with a whirlpool for soaking while surrounded by the mountains. 

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  • Fairmont Scottsdale Princess- Scottsdale, AZ

    If you’re looking for options, the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess offers 6 huge pools including one on the rooftop and another with white sand.


  • Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu- Kauai, HI

    The main pool at Koloa Landing has swim-through waterfalls, an infinity edge, a grotto, and water slides. There’s also a poolside bar and a spa with different Hawaiian treatments like a Pohaku warm stone ritual and a Lomi Lomi massage. 

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