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15 Best Hotel Pools in Florida

Florida is known for many things, most notably its sunshine, beaches, and a never-ending supply of potential vacation spots. If you’re planning your getaway with the hopes of spending most of it by the pool, you’re sure to find your dream spot among this list of the coolest hotel pools in Florida.

The Palms Hotel & Spa, Miami Beach The Palms Hotel & Spa
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The Palms Hotel & Spa, Miami Beach

Surrounded by swaying palms, expansive tropical gardens, and chirping resident parrots, Sunshine and Chance, the pool at The Palms Hotel & Spa provides an inspired-by-nature escape that you won’t believe is situated along Miami Beach’s Collins Avenue. Reserve a private cabana at this popular Miami hotel pool, or head to the Tiki Bar to transport yourself to a state of Caribbean calm in this lush Miami oasis. The Palms’ pool and garden area house the Grand Tiki, where guests can partake in free Sunday morning yoga before lounging poolside, and it also opens onto the famous Miami Beach boardwalk, which is prime for a jog or walks along the baby blue Atlantic.

Key Amenities:

  • Spa-inspired guest rooms and suites

  • Outdoor pool with sun deck and zen garden

  • Direct access to Miami Beach

The Resort at Longboat Key Club, Longboat Key Longboat Key Club & Resort
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The Resort at Longboat Key Club, Longboat Key

Situated steps from the white sand beaches along the Gulf Coast barrier island of Longboat Key, The Resort at Longboat Key Club offers a sparkling blue pool nestled between tropical palm trees and always beneath sunny skies. The 410-acre property is known for its luxurious accommodations being the only AAA Four Diamond property in Sarasota, and all rooms come equipped with private balconies – many overlooking the pool and beach beyond. Whether guests are sunning poolside during the day or enjoying the stunning sunset as the day comes to an end, the pool is certainly a popular gathering spot on the property. For an active change of pace, the property offers two golf courses, 20 Har-Tru tennis courts, a Mind & Motion Studio, and a marina.

Key Amenities:

  • Rooms with private balconies

  • Golf courses and tennis courts on-site

  • Exclusive beach and outdoor pool

Lido Beach Resort, Lido Key Lido Beach Resort
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Lido Beach Resort, Lido Key

Specializing in sunsets and all things R&R, beach-seeking travelers consider Lido Beach Resort their go-to destination when life demands a perfect Piña Colada and a tan. Perched on its own stretch of secluded, white sand beach, Lido Beach Resort is hands down the most luxurious resort in Lido Key, a barrier island off the coast of Sarasota. Overlooking the sparkling Gulf of Mexico, the property offers two pools – one for adults only and one for families. Younger travelers hang out at the adults-only side adjacent to the poolside Tiki Bar, where new friends are made, tropical cocktails are downed, and stunning sunsets are enjoyed. It’s one of Florida’s top beach resorts, where renovated suites are large enough to fit groups of friends comfortably ranging up to 1,000 square feet with kitchenettes, private balconies, separate rooms, living rooms, and more.

Key Amenities:

  • Adults-only pool and family pool

  • Private beach with tiki bar

  • Suites with kitchenettes and private balconies

Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate
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Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate

One of the best hotels in Orlando with a lazy river, at Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate, you can hop into an inner tube and take a ride down the luxurious 850-foot river. Both kids and adults will enjoy this pool as you’ll float past an array of features such as tunnels, shooting water cannons, and cascading waterfalls. In addition to a zero-entry family pool, those seeking an adrenaline rush can go down the 125-foot corkscrew water slide and make a splash in the wave pool.

Key Amenities:

  • 850-foot river with tunnels, water cannons and waterfalls

  • 125-foot corkscrew water slide and wave pool

  • Kids’ club and activities every day

Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites - Waterpark, Orlando Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites
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Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites - Waterpark, Orlando

One of the best Florida hotels with a water park, Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites – Waterpark is just one mile from Disney theme parks. Relax in your spacious suite, then gear up for a day of fun in the on-site water park or indoor Batman Laser Challenge, 4-D Theater Experience, and arcade. Refuel at the Marketplace Dining or enjoy poolside eats, then enjoy weekly activities like game shows, movie night, and family trivia.

Key Amenities:

  • Shuttle service to Disney parks

  • Lagoon pool and water park

  • Weekly activities like game shows, movie nights and trivia

Cheeca Lodge & Spa - Islamorada Cheeca Lodge & Spa
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Cheeca Lodge & Spa - Islamorada

Bright and spacious, the tropical and lush decor, in addition to its premier location, make Cheeca Lodge & Spa a top hotel in the Florida Keys. The towering palm-lined beaches, first-class restaurants, adults-only pool, 9-hole golf course, a pampering day spa, and romantically lit tiki-torched paths give Cheeca an impressive resume and unique combination of laid-back vibes with ultimate luxury. Fishing is king in Islamorada, but couples can also go snorkeling, diving, kayaking, or bicycling.

Key Amenities:

  • Nine-hole golf course and day spa

  • Private beach with boat slips

  • Three pools, including an adults-only pool

Novotel Miami Brickell, Miami Novotel Miami Brickell
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Novotel Miami Brickell, Miami

Nothing beats the glamour of a rooftop pool in Miami, and Novotel Miami Brickell does it well with its impressive outdoor oasis. A tranquil retreat just two blocks from the heart of the Financial District, this contemporary hotel features rooms and suites with city and bay views from its floor-to-ceiling windows. Its signature Vista Rooftop Bar is a highlight, where you’ll find lounge-style seating and a landscape that includes Biscayne Bay and Brickell’s skyscrapers. Vista also hosts weekly events and activities, including Jazz Nights, Movies Under the Stars, Skyline yoga, and Sunset Sessions with top Miami DJs.

Key Amenities:

  • Rooms with city and bay views from floor-to-ceiling windows

  • Rooftop pool and bar with weekly events

  • On-site restaurant, 24-hour mini market, and in-room dining

JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes
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JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes

Nestled on 500 acres of lush landscapes, JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes offers plenty of fun in the sun with its lazy river pool and water park surrounded by lush foliage, where a refreshing cocktail and the Florida sunshine will melt your worries away. Recharge in the elegant rooms and suites before sampling the hotel’s diverse array of cuisine available on-site, with multiple restaurants serving anything from hearty American classics and upscale Italian to farm-to-table cuisine. There is also an 18-hole golf course and spa on-site.

Key Amenities:

  • Lazy river pool with water park

  • Spa and golf course on-site

  • Luxury cabanas and poolside restaurant

The Perry Hotel & Marina Key West, Key West The Perry Hotel & Marina Key West
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The Perry Hotel & Marina Key West, Key West

The design and decor at The Perry Hotel & Marina Key West pays homage to the area’s iconic fishing history. Perched at the edge of a private 220-slip marina, the property features a pool deck with private cabanas overlooking the working waterfront. Watch deckhands clean the day’s fresh catch, and marvel at kayakers and paddle-boarders gliding along in the distance. Poolside guests can soak up some sun while sipping specialty cocktails and craft beers and indulging in coastal comfort food with a twist from Salty Oyster Dockside Bar and Grill.

Key Amenities:

  • Private 220-slip marina

  • Pool deck with private cabanas

  • Pet-friendly rooms and suites with rustic touches

Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa, Jupiter Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa
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Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa, Jupiter

The coveted beach town’s only oceanfront resort, Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa boasts a luxurious oceanside pool that overlooks the serene turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Guests can slow things down and enjoy Jupiter’s easy living by taking a dip in the heated pool or lounging on a comfortable pool chair or hammock. Guests can satisfy their taste buds with fresh, casual fare from the resort’s poolside bar and restaurant. Pro tip: make sure to check out the pool on weekends for live music paired with your alfresco lunch.

Key Amenities:

  • Oceanside pool with bar, chairs and hammocks

  • Live entertainment on weekends

  • Beach access with food and beverage service

Marriott Stanton South Beach, Miami Beach Marriott Stanton South Beach
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Marriott Stanton South Beach, Miami Beach

One of the only beachfront properties on Ocean Drive, Stanton South Beach is a true haven for the sun-seeking traveler looking to indulge in some R&R by the pool. The top-rated South Beach hotel has newly refurbished twin pools that welcome guests to lounge at the chic pool deck directly across from the ocean. The warm wood accents and plush lounge chairs invite guests to relax, kick off their shoes and wade in their choice of two infinity pools or jacuzzi, which overlook the sparkling Atlantic Ocean and powdery white sands of South Beach just steps away from the hotel.

Key Amenities:

  • Twin infinity pools with oceanfront pool deck

  • Pet-friendly rooms

  • Welcome drinks, beach chairs, bike rentals and beach equipment

Sandpearl Resort, Clearwater Beach Sandpearl Resort Clearwater Beach
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Sandpearl Resort, Clearwater Beach

A top hotel in Clearwater, Sandpearl Resort’s zero-entry lagoon pool is the perfect place to catch some Gulf of Mexico rays in the laid-back town of Clearwater Beach. Lined with palm trees, the pool is a popular hangout spot in the middle of both hotel restaurants and is steps away from the beach. Luxurious poolside cabanas with HD TVs and fans are available for daily rental, so settle in and enjoy a cocktail. As the day comes to a close, the historic Sunset Bell is rung just as the sun touches the Gulf, calling guests out of the pool and out of their rooms to witness unbeatable Gulf coast sunsets over the water. You can even roast s’mores on the beach at the resort’s fire pits.

Key Amenities:

  • Poolside cabanas with TVs and fans

  • Bell to alert guests to sunsets

  • Fire pits with s’mores roasting

W Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale W Fort Lauderdale
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W Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale

Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and buzzing Fort Lauderdale beach walk, W Fort Lauderdale’s newly restyled WET Deck rooftop pool is the ideal place to mingle and lounge with a mojito in hand. With its new art-deco tiling and live DJs on the weekends, get ready for a sizzling day under the Florida sun. Play peek-a-boo with those below socializing in Living Room through the pool’s semi-plexiglass flooring, or 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. The Florida summer sun is hot – make sure your rooftop pool experience is even hotter at this popular beachfront hotel in Fort Lauderdale.

Key Amenities:

  • Rooftop pool with daybeds and bottle service

  • Infinity-edge hot tub

  • Live DJs on weekends

Circa 39 Hotel, Miami Beach Circa 39
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Circa 39 Hotel, Miami Beach

Your wanderlust has met its match at this colorful, globally inspired, and Instagram-friendly escape for explorers at heart. Only a block from the beach, Circa 39 is a sunny, happy haven for the upbeat travelers of the world. Its pool is surrounded by a tropical pool deck equipped with cabanas, chaise lounges, and Art Deco sitting areas where guests can sip libations during daily “WunderHour.”

Key Amenities:

  • Daily happy hour

  • Pool deck with cabanas and lounges

  • Beach chairs, umnrellas and towels included

Opal Sands Resort, Clearwater Beach Aerial Hotel View
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Opal Sands Resort, Clearwater Beach

Lounging by Opal Sands Resort’s zero-entry pool is the closest you can get to the Gulf of Mexico without being on the beach or on a boat. During the day, guests don’t even have to leave the pool area as everything is within reach. Grab a poolside bite outside at Sea-Guini, soak up the sun in a lounger or daybed, relax in one of the cabanas, or sip on a handcrafted cocktail from the poolside bar. Catch live music at Sand Bar just steps away from the pool, and while in the pool area, keep your eye out for dolphins and manatees swimming by. It’s easy to see why this is one of the best beachfront hotels on Florida’s Gulf Coast.

Key Amenities:

  • Zero-entry pool with daybeds and restaurant

  • Live music at poolside bar

  • On-site spa with beach-inspired treatments

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