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When temperatures soar and humidity levels surge, there's nothing like a dip in a beautiful hotel pool to make things suddenly cooler. Whether on a business trip or a family getaway, spectacular views, stunning designs, fun family amenities, and top-notch service make these 12 east coast hotel pools much more than watering holes–they’re amazing vacation destinations.
From gorgeous views and plush cabanas to infinity pools and carved-out caves, we’ve scouted the best hotel pools on the US east coast.
No expense was spared when the five-star, five-diamond Acqualina Resort & Residences on the Beach in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida was designed. Pristine beach, lush cabanas, poolside gourmet meals and cocktails, plush accommodations, and attentive staff make this hotel pool a bucket-list sensation.
A sea of red umbrellas, curtain-draped cabanas, and comfy, red-cushioned lawn chairs await visitors to the Sunny Isles resort pool that sits along a palm-fringed beach.
One of the poshest resorts in Florida, the hotel offers three luxury pools and several gourmet dining spots with impeccable views of the ocean, private balconies, a full-service spa, an oceanfront soccer field, and free downloadable digital ebooks and audiobooks to enjoy while relaxing by the pool.
Address: 17875 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
Rated one of the best resort pools in the country, right in the middle of New York City, this rooftop pool destination delivers an unparalleled experience in the center of the country’s largest metropolitan center. Inspired by the glamor of the French Riviera’s Côte d’Azur, the Beach at Dream Downtown is complete with a heated pool, Hamptons-imported sand, and private cabanas that include flat-screen TVs and lounges. The pool’s glass bottom overlooks the hotel lobby, so be sure to bring your waterproof camera to capture this one-of-a-kind photo opp.
The perfect place to escape the summertime city heat, the pool is open to hotel guests and offers day passes to non-hotel guests as well.
Day Passes start @ $80/day and include:
Address: 355 W 16th St, New York, NY 10011 - 212-229-2511
A legendary resort with a spa that takes inspiration from its stunning mountain setting, Grove Park Inn’s underground grotto of 10 mineral-based, chlorine-free pools, framed by cavernous rock walls, arches, and tunnels, is one of the nation’s most spectacular hotel pool destinations.
Enjoy thundering waterfalls, hot-and-cold plunge pools, a mineral lap pool, and a view of 6,500 fiber-optic stars embedded in the ceiling above and underwater music below.
Address: 290 Macon Avenue, Asheville, North Carolina - 800 438 5800
Like the magazine that started it all, spectacular doesn’t begin to describe the pool at the W Hotel, a Miami hot spot overlooking Biscayne Bay. Located on the 15th floor of the hotel, with a waterway that connects Florida’s longest infinity pool (90 feet!), an 80-person hot tub,( the largest in e world), and a wading pool, the football-length pool area at the W Hotel has everything and more that you’d expect from a high-end Miami vacation destination, including the most spectacular views of the bay and the city below.
W Miami, 2201 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida 33139 - 305 938 3000
Set on a 70-acre island in upstate New York, the luxuriousness of the Sagamore's 95,000-gallon infinity pool and large adults-only warming pool can only be matched by the panoramic views of Lake George and Adirondack.
The 10,000 -square foot terraced deck has over 150 chaises and ample elbow room for poolside lounging. Nestled in the cool Adirondacks, the pool at the Sagamore is one of the hottest hotel pools on the east coast.
110 Sagamore Road, Bolton Landing, New York 12814 - 518 644 9400
Florida is one of the nation’s #1 hot spots when it comes to five-star luxury, and the Setai is one of its brightest stars. The perfect place to lose yourself in beachfront beauty, the opulence and lavishness of this Miami wonder without parallel. In addition to its posh, full-service spa, the Setai also boasts two gourmet restaurants and a poolside lounge.
Complete with handmade king-sized beds and rainfall showers, the lavish modern, Asian-inspired Art Deco suites are the height of luxury.
Address: 2001 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida
The pool at the amenity-rich Palm Beach Four Seasons Resort is the ideal place to relax and take in the South Florida sunshine in five-star, five-diamond luxury.
Rooms are bright, airy, and impeccably decorated with floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies with water views. And what Florida resort would be complete without gourmet restaurants, a full-service spa, lux perfumery, a private beach, a shopping boutique, and a fitness area? After chilling poolside, the hotel has its own water sports team, available to hook guests up with paddleboard, parasailing, sunset cruises, and kayaking excursions.
Address: 2800 South Ocean Boulevard Palm Beach, Florida
When it comes to combining gourmet food with impeccable style, everyone knows Nobu is the epitome of dining experiences. But if you’re looking for an extravagant vacation treat, the Nobu Hotel in Miami Beach has all the ingredients of a luxury retreat. While it goes without saying that the dining experience at Nobu is without parallel, and with the famed Japanese Chef Nobu Matsuhisa preparing divine dishes at the on-site Nobu restaurant, it’s hard to imagine that you’d want anything more. But if mouthwatering food isn't enough to make you salivate, the pool at the Nobu is equally delish.
Lose yourself at the chic and serene poolside spa; bask in the sunshine on the pool deck; and then burn off your gourmet meal by swimming laps in one of the multiple outdoor pools.
Address: 4525 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida
Since its opening in 1896, the Breakers has been one of the most well-known and well-loved resorts in South Florida. Oozing luxury, this beachfront estate features an enticingly glamorous façade, five-star service, and opulent guest rooms.
If upscale luxury is what you seek, the ultra-exclusive boutique hotel offers everything you’d expect from a high-end Palm Beach resort including four pools, a private beach club, an indoor-outdoor spa, and a 6,000-square-foot fitness center, 10 on-site restaurants, 10 tennis courts, 14 shops, and two championship golf courses. With everything under one roof, the Breakers is a one-stop vacation unto itself, but the pool is one of the top reasons to visit this posh hotel.
Address: One South County Road, Palm Beach, Florida
The pool at the Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, a crowning South Carolina’s crown jewels of posh resorts, puts this five diamond resort among the top hotel pools on the east coast.
In addition to exceptional service, a fabulous spa, a soft, sandy beach, three restaurants, an ice-cream and sweets shop, boutiques, tennis courts; and five championship golf courses,the hotel's two outdoor pools and one indoor pool offer the epitome of vacation luxury. Adults aren’t the only ones who will love vacationing at the Sanctuary. Kids will love the slides, fountains, and other kid-friendly features. Kiawah Island Golf Resort boasts two interactive pool complexes—complete with multiple pools and casual outdoor dining—strictly for the use of our resort guests to play, swim, and relax the hours away in refreshing bliss.
The resort offers everything from 255 guest rooms, many with ocean views to villas, cottages, and private homes.
Address: One Sanctuary Beach Drive, Kiawah Island, South Carolina
From the opulent lobby to the elevated beachfront pool, if you want to feel like royalty, the Ritz-Carlton resort in Fort Lauderdale, Florida is the place to be.
Spend your days appreciating the view from a private poolside cabana, sweat it out in the fitness center, play 18 holes at the Grand Oaks Golf Club, have a massage at the spa, grab a bite at the farm-to-table restaurant or poolside café, or gaze at the water from your private balcony.
Address: One North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Whoever said Walt Disney World® is just for kids never stayed at the all-impressive Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World property. A majestic five-star property, this AAA five-diamond resort makes Disney a destination for kids of all ages.
For those traveling with kids, the resort offers a five-acre water park complete with a lazy river, waterslides, an expansive family pool, and a complimentary kids' program that will keep little ones entertained.
Looking for a sans kids experience, there’s nothing childish about the Four Season’s adults-only pool, a luxurious retreat from the surrounding theme parks. The perfect sanctuary for those looking to unwind in a serene environment, the luxury adult pool at the Ritz Carlton has an incredible underwater stereo system. After a relaxing day at the pool, head to the resort's rooftop restaurant where nightly fireworks displays can be viewed with or without the little ones.
Address: 10100 Dream Tree Boulevard, Orlando, Florida