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30 Best Hotels with Pools for Kids in the USA (2023)

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The best memories made on a family vacation are often formed while splashing in the hotel pool. Sure, a regular ol' swimming pool might do just fine. But why not dive into a truly remarkable pool area? Picture a lazy river, wave pool, splash pad, sandy beach, water cannons, and so much more. The whole family will flip for this fantastic list of the best hotels with pools for kids located throughout the U.S.

One of the best hotels with pools for kids, The River Bluff Water Experience at JW Marriott San Antonio Resort & Spa
One of the best hotels with pools for kids, The River Bluff Water Experience at JW Marriott San Antonio Resort & Spa (Photo credit: JW Marriott San Antonio Resort & Spa)

1. JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa

San Antonio, Texas

The River Bluff Water Experience at JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa is not only a big dose of super-sized fun, but also it's a gorgeous spot to soak up the natural beauty of Texas Hill Country.

Float along a Cyprus tree-lined 1,100-foot lazy river with walls made from a compilation of natural stones. For some mischievous entertainment, kids can spin and pump various water cannons to spray other guests afloat on the river.

The zero-entry children's pool is a paradise for young'uns with its animal-shaped fountains and three small water slides. Bigger kids and grown-ups can zoom down four thrilling water slides. Meanwhile, all ages can enjoy a sandy beach area together.

Monorail waterslides at the Disneyland Hotel
Monorail waterslides at the Disneyland Hotel (Photo credit: Paul Hiffmeyer, Disneyland)

2. Disneyland Hotel

Anaheim, California

As a true lover of hotels with pools for kids, you can imagine my awe when I laid eyes upon the monorail-themed pool at the Disneyland Hotel. Swimmers zip through a replica Monorail Car at the entrance of two main slides before twisting and turning their way to the water below. Younger kids can glide down a two-lane mini-slide and play in bubble jets.

The only problem? Getting the kids out of the water and over to the theme parks! Read about the Disneyland Hotel pools and more in my Disneyland Hotel review. Then discover more dreamy hotels with pools near Disneyland.

Morning Star Lodge's indoor water park, one of the best hotels with pools for kids
Morning Star Lodge's indoor water park (Photo credit: Silver Mountain Resort)

3. Morning Star Lodge at Silver Mountain Resort

Kellogg, Idaho

“The pool at the Morning Star Lodge at Silver Mountain Resort in Kellogg, Idaho is far more than just a pool,” according to Amy Whitley with Pit Stops for Kids. “It's an entire indoor/outdoor aquatic complex with water slides, a lazy river, and a surf simulator.”

“Perfect for a break from skiing in the winter or a rainy afternoon in summer, this complex, dubbed Silver Rapids, is included in resort guest room rates. There's even a zero-depth entry and water play area for infants and toddlers.”

The palm-lined pool at Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa
The palm-lined pool at Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa (Photo courtesy of Hyatt Regency)

4. Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa

Huntington Beach, California

“Set on a scenic stretch of Southern California’s Pacific Ocean, the only thing that will get your kids running off the beach is Slyders water playground at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa,” says Dana Rebmann with Ciao Bambino.

“The water playground has three mellow but fun water slides, an enormous 25-person hot tub, a wading pool for little ones, and a family pool. Private cabanas are perfect for getting the kids to actually sit down and eat when you order lunch from the poolside café. Keep the swimsuits handy for when the sun sets because that’s when dive-in movies and s’mores making begins.”

Ready for some California dreaming? Learn about fun things to do in Huntington Beach with kids.

The view from the Four Seasons Biltmore hotel pool
The view from the Four Seasons Biltmore hotel pool (Photo courtesy of Four Seasons)

5. Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, California

“If you are looking for a pool with one of the best views in America, look no further than the luxurious yet family-friendly Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara in California. It overlooks a gorgeous stretch of sandy beach and the Pacific Ocean.”

Sharlene Earnshaw with Trekaroo continues, “Guests of the resort have access to the legendary Coral Casino Beach Club, which is directly across the street and features a massive 160-foot-long pool that overlooks the Pacific and Channel Islands beyond, along with a children’s wading pool and spa.”

Hyatt Regency Maui Keiki Lagoon
Keiki Lagoon at the Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

6. Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa

Maui, Hawaii

Hyatt Regency Maui is home to some of the world's first fantasy pools. Enjoy waterfalls, a rope bridge, a basketball hoop for an aquatic game, and a grotto with a pool bar. Best of all for big kids is the hotel's 150-foot tunnel slide.

Meanwhile, Hyatt Regency Maui's Keiki Lagoon is a pool area built just with little kids in mind. It features a 25-foot waterslide appropriate for toddlers and young grade schoolers. There are also fountains galore for splashing. A shallow zero-entry pool is perfect for playing with sand toys and pool floats.

Designed by renowned hotelier Christopher B. Hemmeter, the beachfront pools meander through the property. Hemmeter is credited by many as revolutionizing the hotel industry in Hawaii and creating the first destination resorts.

Read my full review of Hyatt Regency!

Poolside pampering at at the Broadmoor in Colorado
Poolside pampering at the Broadmoor in Colorado (Photo credit: The Broadmoor)

7. The Broadmoor

Colorado Springs, Colorado

“The outdoor pool at The Broadmoor, a luxury resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado, gets high marks from my kids for its two water slides,” advises travel journalist, Kara Williams. “I like that it's adjacent to gorgeous Cheyenne Lake and surrounded by mountains.”

“The service is top-notch, too. When you walk onto the pool deck, you're greeted by a pool attendant who will get big fluffy towels for your whole family and take you to empty lounge chairs. You can choose to park it by the zero-depth entry (great for toddlers) or sit under umbrellas in a quieter grassy spot away from the action.”

Read about sister property in this Broadmoor at Emerald Valley review to learn about luxury glamping opportunities for families!

Double-helix waterslides, part of the Forest Oasis Waterscape at the Woodlands Resort in Texas
Double-helix waterslides, part of the Forest Oasis Waterscape at the Woodlands Resort (Photo credit: The Woodlands Resort)

8. The Woodlands Resort and Conference Center

Woodlands, Texas

“Kids of all ages will love the Forest Oasis Pool at The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center in the Woodlands, Texas,” according to freelance journalist Kayt Sukel. She says, “It offers thrilling water slides, game areas, and a play fountain.”

“The Forest Oasis pool area also has great out-of-water activities for pruney fingers. Kids love extras like a scavenger hunt and a resident clown. Meanwhile, roving waitstaff who love to bring moms and dads fun and fruity cocktails.”

One of the many gorgeous pools at Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort
One of the many kid-friendly pools at Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort (Photo credit: Grand Wailea)

9. Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

Maui, Hawaii

Hip Travel Mama Anne Taylor Hartzel says, “We love Maui with kids and hands-down our favorite luxury hotel pool is the water playground at the Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort on the island of Maui in the Hawaiian Islands. With an abundance of waterslides, caves, a rope swing, a sand-bottom baby pool, a volcano-esqe hot tub, and the world's only water elevator, this pool has something for every family with kids of any age.”

“Tip: Position yourself poolside down by the bottom of the lazy river to watch the kids as they make their way to the bottom of the pool!”

Grand Wailea is so fabulous, it's also featured on Travel Mamas' list of the best resort pools in Hawaii.

Splashtopia at Rancho Las Palmas Resort and Spa
Splashtopia at Rancho Las Palmas Resort and Spa (Photo courtesy of Omni Hotels & Resorts)

10. Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort and Spa

Palm Springs Area, California

“The Palm Springs area is one of the few places in America with swimming weather year-round,” says Trekaroo's Earnshaw. “Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage has taken full advantage of the sunshine and created Splashtopia, an expansive pool complex complete with water slides, a lazy river, a sand beach for tots, and the largest pool that features Dive-In Movies on the weekends.”

Sound like your family's style? Read about the best things to do in Palm Springs with kids.

Serene evening at Hawks Cay Main Resort Pool
Hawks Cay Main Resort Pool (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

11. Hawks Cay Resort

Duck Key, Florida

Seeking hotels with pools for kids that will truly wow every family member? Hawks Cay Resort in the Florida Keys offers five different pools for your swimming pleasure. Additionally, 18 of the resort's villas offer private plunge pools!

The huge Main Resort Pool is filled with over 65,000 gallons of water and boasts gorgeous ocean views. It also offers zero entry, great for young swimmers. Expect a party vibe with upbeat pop music played on speakers and family-friendly group games.

Kids can pretend to be buccaneers sailing the high seas at the Pirate Ship Pool. It has spray cannons, small waterslides, and a big pirate ship perfect for make-believe adventures.

For a more relaxing ambiance, bring your floaties and flip-flops to Coral Cay Pool or Sunset Pool for families. Parents craving downtime away from the kiddies will want to spend some time at the adult-only Oasis Cay Tranquility Pool for those aged 21+.

There's so much to do at Hawks Cay from deep-sea fishing to snorkeling and way beyond. Read about 21 exciting things to do at Hawks Cay Resort.

Kid's Pool at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
Kid's Pool at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa (Photo credit: Omni La Costa)

12. Omni La Costa Resort and Spa

Carlsbad, California

Set on 400 lush garden acres in Carlsbad, Omni La Costa Resort & Spa provides an alluring escape for parents and a never-ending playground for children. This resort features some of the best water activities in the San Diego area. In fact, Omni La Costa's pools are so dreamy, this hotel also made our list of the best hotels with adult pools.

With eight different fantastic pools, the options are seemingly never-ending. Plunge down one of the two 100-foot water slides at the kid-friendly Splash Landing Pools and water play area, located next to the Family Pool. 

Carlsbad offers year-round sunny and moderate weather with average temperatures in the 70’s Fahrenheit. Discover all there is to do in Carlsbad with kids.

Family with kids on Lazy River at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World
Lazy River at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World (Photo credit: Four Seasons)

13. Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World

Orlando, Florida

“It's hard to find a luxury resort that delights both parents and children equally, but the whole family will fall in love with the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World,” says Lee Friedman of Mango Tree Travel.

“You and your kids will have a hard time tearing yourself away from this amazing property to visit Orlando's theme parks. Be sure to plan for at least a day or two of not leaving the family-friendly hotel on your Orlando family vacation.”

“The pool area at the Four Seasons Orlando feels endless. Toddlers can wade into the zero-entry pool which has a small waterslide. There's a splash zone for little ones, too. Meanwhile, older kids can enjoy the lazy river with waterfalls, a secret water sports area with a volleyball net and basketball hoops, and two bigger water slides. Plus, there's an adults-only pool when mom needs a much-deserved break.”

“Beyond the pool, Four Seasons will treat you and your kids like VIPs. When you arrive, your children will find kid-sized robes and bubble baths as a welcome gift. There are even character breakfasts in the morning. From the rooftop, you can even see Disney fireworks over the castle.”

Because Four Seasons Resort Orlando and its family-friendly pools are so amazing, it tops Travel Mamas' list of the best hotels with lazy rivers.

Menehune Bridge is a joyous water play structure at Disney Aulani
Menehune Bridge splash zone at Aulani, A Disney Resort (Photo credit: Paul Hiffmeyer, Disney Destinations)

14. Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa

Oahu, Hawaii

Disney CEO Bob Iger's goal was to build the best hotel pool in all the Hawaiian Islands when building Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa. He may very well have succeeded.

Much of Disney Aulani‘s water fun can be found in Waikolohe Valley in the center of the resort. Waikolohe Pool is Aulani's main pool, situated beside the resort's beachfront cove. This zero-entry pool is a beautiful spot to swim and splash together as a family.

A lazy river named Waikohole Stream winds its way through palm trees and sweet-scented tropical plants. Look out for playful fountains that spray water at floating guests. A manmade volcano cave also bubbles up at swimmers from the river's floor.

Additionally, Aulani offers two full-sized waterslides, five whirlpool spas, the Menehune Bridge splash structure, and Keiki Cove Splash Zone created especially for kids aged 5 and younger.

I loved the water features so much at this resort, I wrote a blog post all about the pools at Aulani Resort. Read about all the family-friendly attractions in Oahu, too.

Kids and adults splashing at Sunset Beach Pool at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
Sunset Beach Pool at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess (Photo credit: Fairmont Scottsdale Princess)

15. Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Scottsdale, Arizona

Want to visit the beach in Arizona? Head to the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess! Surrounded by palm trees, you'll find 9,000 square feet of soft white sand at the zero-entry Sunset Beach Pool.

In total, there are six pools at the Princess. Kids adore Sunset Splash with its two 200-foot twisting water slides. Princess Pool offers views of the TPC Stadium Golf Course and manmade lagoons. Meanwhile, grown-ups appreciate the adult-only Sonoran Landing Pool and Well & Being Rooftop Pool for spa guests.

Kids will love dive-in movies and laser light show pool parties at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess during a Scottsdale summer vacation. Additionally, all the pools are heated in winter, enticing families to book a stay to enjoy the resort's incredible Christmas activities in Scottsdale including an outdoor ice skating rink and carnival rides.

Great hotel pool for kids with waterfalls at Hilton Waikoloa Village
One of the best hotels with pools for kids, at Hilton Waikoloa Village on the Big Island (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

16. Hilton Waikoloa Village

The Big Island, Hawaii

Hilton Waikoloa Village on Hawaii's Big Island is home to one of the best pool complexes any water-loving family could ask for with gushing waterfalls, a pretty lazy river, and stunning ocean views.

Kona Pool is the largest pool on the island, featuring a thrilling 175-foot waterslide, a rope bridge, hot tubs, and a sandy children’s beach. Kohala Pool is made up of four interconnected kid-friendly pools with mini waterslides. For adults only, there's the tranquil and secluded Ocean Tower Pool.

A manmade saltwater lagoon offers water bikes, kayaks, and pedal boats for rent. Look for beautiful stone sculptures throughout the property as well as resident animals like live flamingoes, black swans, and sea turtles.

The pools are complimentary for resort guests as well as those staying at sister properties, Hilton Grand Vacations Club Kohala Suites Waikoloa and Hilton Grand Vacations Club Kings’ Land Waikoloa. Day passes are also available for purchase.

Indoor water park at Great Wolf Lodge
Indoor water park at Great Wolf Lodge (Photo from Great Wolf Lodge's Facebook page)

17. Great Wolf Lodge

Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

There are over 19 Great Wolf Lodge hotels with pools for kids, but the original can be found in water park mecca, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. The indoor/outdoor water park at Great Wolf Lodge Wisconsin Dells includes a zero-entry wave pool, plenty of water slides for both big and little kids, a lazy river, a water basketball playground, and two hot tubs. Children of all ages also get a kick out of the four-story Fort Mackenzie water tree house and its giant bucket of dumping water.

Guests can enjoy swimming pools and slides, themed suites with bunk beds, MagiQuest scavenger hunts, arcade games, and more family fun at all Great Wolf Lodge locations including at the largest mall in the United States, the Mall of America in Minnesota.

Water park and dry land activities are available to hotel guests as well as those who purchase a day pass.

Hershey’s Water Works for kids at Hershey Lodge
Reese’s Water Walk at Hershey Lodge (Photo credit: Hershey Entertainment & Resorts)

18. Hershey Lodge

Hershey, Pennsylvania

Located in Hershey, affectionately known as The Sweetest Place On Earth, Hershey Lodge is just a short drive from thrill rides and chocolatey adventures at Hersheypark and other Hershey attractions for families.

Hotel guests of Hershey Lodge can enjoy 30,000 square feet of splashing good times year-round at a Hershey’s-themed indoor swimming pool complex called Hershey’s Water Works. In fact, Hershey Lodge's pools made our list of the best hotels with indoor pools.

Swimmers can walk across floating Reese's-shaped circles at Reese’s Water Walk. Then slide down Twizzlers Twists water slides that take guests outside the building and back in. There are also two pools, a sandcastle spray zone, a lighthouse tipping bucket, basketball hoops, a whirlpool, an outdoor splash pad, a poolside cafe, an arcade, an activity room, and a fitness center!

Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate
Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate (Photo credit: Omni Hotels & Resorts)

19. Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate

Kissimmee, Florida

The highlight of the water park at Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate is a wave pool with ocean-like swells for body surfing. Additionally, an on-site swimming pool has a zero-entry point making it easy for even the youngest swimmers to get in and out of the water.

The resort's spectacular 850-foot lazy river pool is the perfect place for kids of all ages. It features water cannons, arched waterspouts, a waterfall, tunnels, gentle rapids, and hidden canyons.

Omni Orlando Resort also offers a variety of family-friendly activities including a kids' club, a game room, on-site golf courses, and several dining options. Plus, the full-service spa and fitness center are great for parents seeking relaxation. The hotel is just minutes away from Walt Disney World and other popular Orlando attractions.

Temple Pool at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas
Temple Pool at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas (Photo credit: Caesars Palace)

20. Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino

Las Vegas, Nevada

Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino captures the grandeur of Rome with its ornate columns, majestic marble, Cypress trees, and statues representing Romans of the past. Located in the middle of The Strip in Las Vegas, it's home to twenty-two restaurants, 1,300 slot machines for mom and dad, and seven pools.

The Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis covers 4.5 acres of splashy fun. Jupiter Pool, named after the king of the gods, offers a family-focused swimming spot with games and bubbles for kids. Fortuna Pool features impressive fountains pouring between grandiose Roman columns. The most fanciful, though, is Temple Pool with its statues and fountains galore.

Neptune Pool rocks a party atmosphere and Venus Pool + Lounge is reserved for adults aged 21+ only, perfect for a Las Vegas girlfriend getaway. Apollo Pool is open to all ages but offers a mellower vibe. Finally, Bacchus Pool is by invite-only for celebrities and other fancy guests.

The pools at Caesars Palace are open to hotel guests free of charge. Meanwhile, day visitors may book in advance and pay a fee to experience the Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis.

The Grotto Pool at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin
The Grotto Pool at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin (Photo credit: Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin)

21. Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin

Orlando, Florida

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin feature six refreshing pools for your swimming pleasure. The property consists of three distinct hotels, each with different offerings and atmospheres: the Swan, the Dolphin, and the latest addition, the Swan Reserve, which opened in late 2021. The resorts are located in the heart of Walt Disney World Resort, within walking distance from both Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

The crown jewel is the Grotto Pool, which stretches between the Swan Hotel and Dolphin Hotel. It includes a waterslide, sprawling rock features, a waterfall with a lounge area behind it, poolside cabanas, and lifeguards and recreation staff. Additionally, the complex offers a kiddie pool for little ones, traditional pools, and two lap pools for guests looking to get in a workout. 

The Swan and Dolphin also offer 22 restaurants and lounges, the luxurious Mandara Spa, and included transportation throughout Walt Disney World. Plus, hotel guests enjoy complimentary Swan boat rentals on the onsite lake!

Sunriver Resort's outdoor waterslide
Sunriver Resort's outdoor waterslide (Photo credit: Sunriver Resort)

22. Sunriver Resort

Sunriver, Oregon

Located near the Cascade Mountain range in Oregon, just 15 miles south of Bend, you'll find an adventurous family's wonderland at Sunriver Resort.

The Cove Aquatic Center at Sunriver Resort offers year-round swimming. Families will enjoy both an indoor and an outdoor pool, jetted spas, and private outdoor cabanas. Roll-up doors on the heated indoor pool facility make it a year-round aquatic center that's expansive and spacious during summer travels and warm and comfortable during cooler months.

A covered, tunnel waterslide starts in the building and then circles outdoors and deposits sliders back inside. Outside, glide down a waterslide while taking in picturesque views of leafy trees and surrounding mountains.

Nature is the star at Sunriver Resort. During warmer months, guests can go biking on over 40 miles of paved trails, take part in kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding at an onsite marina, go stargazing with an astronomy interpreter, hit the trails on horseback, and golf 63 holes. In winter, there are horse-drawn sleigh rides and snowshoe rentals at the resort.

Oceanfront Pelican Grand Beach Resort pool and lazy river
Oceanfront Pelican Grand Beach Resort pool and lazy river (Photo credit: Pelican Grand Beach Resort)

23. Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Perched along the sandy shores of the Atlantic Coast, Pelican Grand Beach Resort is a beachfront boutique resort on Fort Lauderdale Beach. It offers a beautiful beachside zero-entry for hotel guests. Relax in complimentary chairs with umbrellas beside this infinity pool while beach staff caters to your family's needs.

What's more, the hotel offers the only lazy river in Fort Lauderdale. Kids (and adults) love to let the current carry them down the lazy river in tubing floats.

Soak up the Florida sunshine with these fun things to do in Fort Lauderdale with kids and teens.

Pools at Tenaya Lodge in Yosemite National Park
Pools at Tenaya Lodge in Yosemite National Park (Photo credit: Tenaya Lodge)

24. Tenaya Lodge

Yosemite National Park, California

Nestled among majestic pines, Tenaya Lodge is the gateway to Yosemite National Park in California's Sierra Nevada Mountains. This beautiful hotel features one indoor pool and three spectacular outdoor pools. Expect private plush cabanas, a zero-entry kids’ splash pool with mushroom-shaped water features, a large wading pool, and an inviting pool bar. Complementing the swimming pools are five relaxing hot tubs (two for adults only).

Read more about this hotel in our Tenaya Lodge review and learn helpful tips for visiting Yosemite National Park.

Rooftop pool at The Charleston Place in South Carolina
Rooftop pool at The Charleston Place in South Carolina (Photo credit: The Charleston Place)

25. The Charleston Place

Charleston, South Carolina

Jump into the rooftop pool at The Charleston Place with its glorious views of Charleston, South Carolina. The hotel's 50-foot horizon-edge saltwater pool has a retractable glass roof for both an indoor and outdoor feel. Throughout summer, The Charleston Place shows poolside movies so guests can enjoy classic films and complimentary popcorn from pool floats. 

Forgot sunscreen? The hotel has it covered with a Cooldown Concierge featuring sunblock, water, refreshing hand towels, and sunglass cleaning.

Steps from the pool, the Clocktower Terrace entices with more panoramic views, cocktails, and a tasty bar menu. 

Lazy river and cabana at Orange Lake Resort in Kissimmee
Lazy river and cabana at Orange Lake Resort in Kissimmee (Photo credit: Holiday Inn)

26. Holiday Inn Club at Orange Lake Resort

Kissimmee, Florida

Holiday Inn Club at Orange Lake Resort features four distinct villages with various shopping, dining, golf, and kid-friendly activities. Located next door to Walt Disney World theme parks, Orange Lake Resort makes a great place for your family to slow down after spending the day at Orlando attractions. 

This resort offers seven pools plus a 1,200-foot lazy river. There's also a dedicated kid’s area with an interactive fountain, wading pool, and waterslide.

When you need a break from the fun, fuel up on poolside dining. Or go all out and rent a private cabana along the water with seating for up to six people as well as assorted snacks, an outdoor mini fridge, and a TV. 

Orange Lake Resort is also home to an 80-acre spring-fed lake and beach with watersport rentals and multiple sports courts for all ages to enjoy. Kids especially love Swampy’s Adventure Club, an activities group that offers arts and crafts, story time, board games, and interactive shows for children and teens.

Zehnder’s seasonal outdoor pool and waterslide
Zehnder’s seasonal outdoor pool and waterslide (Photo credit: Zehnder's Splash Village and Waterpark)

27. Zehnder’s Splash Village Hotel and Waterpark 

Frankenmuth, Michigan

Zehnder's Splash Village Hotel & Waterpark in Michigan makes an amazing vacation destination for families, so says Erin Blakely with Erin's Travel Tips. According to her, “Zehnder’s boasts a 50,000-square-foot aquatic center, an indoor and outdoor waterpark with retractable roof, a zero-entry pool, a six-story water slide, cabanas, and a lazy river.”

“Zehnder’s also offers a massive arcade, golf course, shopping, and restaurants. Plus, it's a local icon, known for their famous family-style fried chicken dinners.”

“Zehnder's is located in the heart of the Frankenmuth for easy access to everything. It's a Bavarian-themed village and one of Michigan's most loved towns full of fun attractions and festivals for the whole family to enjoy.”

Heated outdoor pool at Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort Spa & Casino
Heated outdoor pool at Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort Spa & Casino (Photo credit: Hyatt)

28. Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort Spa and Casino

Lake Tahoe, Nevada

The outdoor swimming pool at Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort Spa & Casino in Nevada is open year-round. The pool connects to the inside of the hotel so you can enter the heated water without braving the elements during colder months. The experience is topped off with beautiful mountain views. This stunning pool area also offers splash fountains for kids and two steaming hot tubs.

The hotel also features several dining outlets, including a lakefront restaurant and bar next to the beach for families to enjoy. There are fire pits on the beach and families can take in views of Lake Tahoe while munching on s’mores. 

If this sounds like your kind of family getaway, then read about the best things to do in Lake Tahoe in winter with kids.

Cape Codder Water Park for families
Cape Codder Water Park (Photo credit: Cape Codder Resort & Spa)

29. Cape Codder Resort and Spa

Hyannis, Massachusetts

Cape Codder Resort & Spa is a blast for family getaways,” according to Suzanne Bucknam with Connecticut Explorer. She says, “The water park is the main attraction, but the resort features spas, restaurants, courts for basketball and pickleball, and more. The hotel is located in Hyannis, Massachusetts, not far from the beautiful Nantucket Sound.” 

“The three-story, 30,000-square-foot indoor water park features several slides including two 160-foot-long slides. Guests also enjoy a kiddie pool area and a 300-foot lazy river. Plus, there's a wave pool where you can jump in the waves. The park is open year-round and during the summer, Cape Codder Resort opens the retractable roof.” 

Additionally, Cape Codder offers the Rainbow Falls heated outdoor pool with streaming fountains. At night, gather around Rainbow Falls for a colorful in-pool lights display.

The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark for kids
The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark (Photo credit: The Kartrite)

30. The Kartrite Resort and Indoor Waterpark

Monticello, New York

Situated 90 minutes from New York City in Monticello, Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark is New York's biggest indoor waterpark. The waterpark holds more than 318,000 gallons of water with more than two acres of indoor heated pool and water amenities. Under a transparent roof, families will find elevated cabanas, lush vegetation, and more than 10 slides and water adventures. Brave daring drops, gnarly waves, and a not-so-lazy river.

The adventure continues inside with a ropes course, rock climbing, arcade games, mini bowling, laser tag, and virtual reality experiences. Also, look for an activity calendar full of arts and crafts, movie nights, s'mores, and more. 

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Best Hotels with Pools for Kids in the USA
Best Hotels with Pools for Kids in the USA

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About Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama

Colleen Lanin, MBA, is the founder and editor-in-chief of the popular travel blog, TravelMamas.com. She is an expert in travel with kids and without. As the author of the book, "The Travel Mamas' Guide," she teaches parents how to make the most of traveling with babies and children. Colleen loves sharing tips on hotels, cruises, spas, theme parks, and global lifestyle topics. When she is not traveling the world, she lives in Arizona with her husband and two kids.

Comments
  1. Sonia Seivwright says

    Know I have an idea of which family hotels to book for when i visit USA

  2. The kids always want to go to the pool. I’m reluctant sometimes but always glad we do.

  3. Fransic verso says

    These look so cool and love how the pools are designed. Gives kids or even adult room to do more activities and as many people as possible.

  4. I love this list of suggestions. This is right on time with spring break and summer vacations coming up. I will be saving this to refer back to when we book our summer vacay.

    • Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama says

      Lasonia – Thanks for saving! I hope you find the pool of your family’s summer vacation dreams!

  5. Kids love it when we stay in hotels with pools. They love water slides and love to stay in the pool for hours.

  6. Lisa - The Zing Collective says

    Wow this is an incredibly comprehensive list! Great resource. It sounds like you’ve had some amazing trips as a family too.

    • Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama says

      Lisa – My family really has had so much fun in amazing hotel swimming pools over the years. There are some new ones on this list I’d love to try out, too!

  7. For us, the pool is super important when choosing where to stay. I love that there are so many amazing options. I’d love to stay in quite a few of these especially the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World.

  8. It would be so fun to visit a few of these. We have been to a couple hotels with pools, but not a lot. We have visited two indoor waterpark hotels, the Kartrite and the Great Escape.

    • Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama says

      Marysa – What fun! Indoor waterpark hotels are such a great way to escape the cold in winter months!

  9. Marriott and Hyatt worldwide is great. But others look good yo. Id love to check myself in.

  10. The pool was always my favourite part of the hotel. Any of these would have been amazing! All we really had was a standard, run-of-the-mill pool without fancy slides or accessories.

    • Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama says

      Nyxie – I always loved hotel pools growing up and that love has carried over into adulthood! I hope you can visit one of these fantastic hotels with pools someday!

  11. Patricia Chamberlain says

    These pools all look amazing! My daughter loves to swim, and several of these are in areas we plan on traveling to in the next few years, so I’m oing to check into staying at them.

  12. Love this! I agree that the pool is a giant bonus especially when you have kids. The last hotel we stayed at had a heated pool which was nice and helped everyone sleep after a nice long swim.

  13. Gervin Khan says

    Wow! These are amazing and awesome pools for our kids to enjoy and love! Every hotel has unique features but all are great and mesmerizing! Loved to try them all if given the opportunity!

  14. Ntensibe Edgar says

    Wow….all these are new hotels to my ears. I am most fascinated by The River Bluff Water Experience. It looks so so beautiful from here!

    • Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama says

      Ntensibe – the River Bluff Water Experience at JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa is truly incredible. I hope you can visit someday!

  15. Great and comprehensive post with a lot of high-quality pictures. Definitely a good guide for families with kids.

  16. So I’m sad to say Pink Shell is out of commission for a while now after Hurricane Ian hit. My family lives in North Fort Myers so I’ve followed the news there closely and Fort Myers Beach was devastated.
    Woodlands resort is close to us. We haven’t been but I’ve heard a lot of friends say they loved it.
    Another I would add, and a great one to check out is Kalahari resorts. We went to the one in Round Rock, TX, and it was amazing!

    • Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama says

      Stephanie – Oh no! So sad to hear about Pink Shell. It looks like they are taking reservations with limited services. Hopefully, they will get their pool area operational very soon! I’ve heard great things about Kalahari, too!

  17. What an incredible list of great places to relax and unwind poolside. I absolutely love swimming and enjoying a day at the pool. Thank you for the great pictures and suggestions!

  18. This is great list of hotel pools for kids! I love The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs and Orlando Walt Disney. Heaven!!!

    Maureen

  19. My sister has a house in Sunriver, it’s a gorgeous location. I would love to travel to any of these 30 best hotel pools for kids in the USA and bring my youngest nephew! (The only one that’s still a kid!) Thanks for the awesome list!

  20. james smith says

    In, June I, visited Sacramento with my wife to stay in the lions gate hotel and their authorities told us that CDC has said that each chlorine and bromine kill COVID-19, it’s nevertheless clever to keep away from inn swimming pools and different regions wherein crowds of tourists can also additionally congregate.

  21. Just came back from a stay at the JW MARRIOT in San Antonio… amazing !!! Was looking for another similar hotel with pools like JWs and came across this article … was curious to see if JW made the list and sure enough they did. I went with a 7yo, 4yo and 2.5yo twins… it was just
    Perfect for all Of them ! And bc of the zero entry I didn’t have to worry. They also have another zero entry pool that also has a deep enough section for my 7yo that has a sand beach leading into it. It was amazing ! I too could relax !

    • Colleen Lanin says

      Keryn – Wholeheartedly agree that the pools at JW Marriott in San Antonio are simply amazing! So glad you loved their pools as much as we did! I hope you found some other great pool options for future vacations on this list, too!

  22. What an incredible line-up of pools! Don’t forget to stay cool with a patio umbrella or cabana near by!

    • Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama says

      Definitely – you don’t want to get burnt while lounging by your hotel spa pool!

  23. Woww.. these pictures are so alluring! My son is gonna like it. I would like to plan a trip with my family, for next vacations as for this Christmas we have planned for Montana vacations and would be staying Hotels in Billings MT which has an indoor waterpark attached to it. It will be a great fun time for us!

  24. Carrick | Along for the Trip says

    Hi Colleen!

    Wow, I have to admit that we haven’t been to any of these. 🙁 Time to get busy! We did take a close look at the Pink Shell in Ft. Myers this summer, but ended back up at one of our favorites – the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs. They have just opened a new slide complex and lazy river that looks really great. We can’t wait to return soon.

    Pools are definitely a deciding factor on where we stay. Isn’t it funny that no matter how exhausted the kids (and adults) get, a good pool perks them right up!?!

    Great post Colleen!

    Carrick

    • Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama says

      Thank you, Carrick! I would love to check out the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point someday. It sounds like my family’s kind of place!

  25. Carrie mundy says

    We just returned from a family vacation to San Antonio – we stayed at the JW Marriott San Antonio and it rocked! We have a 3 year old and a 5 year old and it was great for everyone! Highly suggest this resort!

    • Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama says

      Carrie – I couldn’t agree more! My family LOVED the JW Marriott San Antonio. Thank you for your comment!

  26. Karlaroundtheworld | Karla says

    These are for kids?! Then I would never want to grow up anymore, haha! All of these places are just wonderful, I can’t even choose properly and the best way to deal with it is to visit them one by one!

  27. Awesome pools! One I think is missing from the list…Disney’s Aulani on Oahu! It’s awesome in every way!

  28. Nikki Wayne says

    Wow! These hotels look fab! I want to bring my son to these spots.

  29. We love the monorail pool at the Disneyland Hotel. The kids care pretty much exclusively about the pool anywhere we go. Glad to have a bucket list!

    • Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama says

      My kids are cuckoo for pools too. I hope your family can tick some of these off of your hotel pool bucket list!

  30. I haven’t been to any of these, but I think I’d like to visit them all! We love swimming.

  31. Beeb Ashcroft says

    What a neat list! I’ve never thought about touring around the US for pools! But now I think that’s a great idea!

    • Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama says

      Ooh! What a great idea indeed! Maybe next summer I should plan a whole family road trip focused on finding fabulous hotel pools…!

  32. What a great list of pools. While I am totally a beach girl, my kids totally prefer pools!

  33. My kids are all about choosing our hotels based on the pool so this list is right up our alley! Clearly we have a lot of hotel pools to hit up!

  34. Not sure I can choose… but that The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center pool would be the first on my list. Of course the others would soon follow…. they all look amazing.

  35. Sarah Bailey says

    Oh my goodness they are like the most amazing pools in the world – I totally agree that a good pool can make a holiday 😉 x

  36. Chavonne Harvey says

    Wow these photos are breathtaking. I would love to visit the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa pool and the Woodlands Resort & Conference Center pool. Sound like I need to visit Texas soon.

    • Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama says

      Chavonne – Do it! You’ll love JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort! My family sure did!

  37. Those pools are super amazing! I would be thrilled to go to any of them, but my kids would be tickled to visit the one in Disneyland.

  38. Rach Ferrucci says

    Thanks for this. I’m a huge pool person and the hotel needs to have a great pool

  39. Oh these would be really nice for some fun family vacations. I bet my kids would have had a blast at the Morning Star Lodge.

  40. My three water babies would go crazy over all of these pools, as would I. I think they would enjoy being near the beach best, especially since we are already big fans of Huntington (and Southern California in general).

  41. I’m in Canada and think it would be so awesome to visit all these pools around the US and explore. These all sound pretty fabulous!

  42. Kelly Hutchinson says

    To be honest, ,I would be laying by, and swimming in any of these pools. I think the Grand Wailea in Maui, Hawaii would be my favorite.

  43. Pam Wattenbarger says

    All of these pools look so cool to play in! I especially love the one at Pink Shell Resort and Marina.

  44. Lindsey Paris says

    I live for a theme and I live for Disney… so the disneyland hotel is the place for me. the monorail theme is making me Squeeeee!

  45. Catherine Sargent says

    These all look like wonderful pools. I would love to check out the pool at the Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort.

  46. Those are some amazing pools! I think my kids would love to go to any one of these!

  47. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says

    Those are totally unbelievable! Of course, Disney would have an epic pool, but I can’t believe how amazing those other ones are, too.

  48. The Great Escape lodge. Lake George N.Y.

  49. Great list! Love your article my next visit would be Silver Mountain Resort.
    Thanx for the list again.

  50. Best pool by far is Aulani in Ko’Olina Hawaii. It’s a Disney resort, it’s beautiful, it’s safe and so much fun for the kids!

  51. Wow this is very helpful. So many great options to choose from! I will have to show this to my children and see their reaction.

  52. Tonya @ The Traveling Praters says

    What a great post! My kids are always on the lookout for amazing pools but I don’t think we’ve ever found any that rival the ones you’ve highlighted. Thanks for linking up to the Best of the USA blog hop! 🙂

  53. Mocha Momma says

    Any in the northeast. Looking to take the boys on a weekend getaway.

  54. We live in Arizona so the Rancho Las Palmas looks like an ideal destination. I’ve never visited Palm Springs so I need to do some serious thinking about a get-away.

  55. elevator bucket says

    I loved the Mandalay Bay lazy river too. I hope to check out your other suggestions too someday!

  56. Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama says

    La Jolla Mom- You lucky girl! Enjoy the Four Seasons Biltmore. Can you believe I’ve never stayed at a Four Seasons? It’s on my bucket list, though!

  57. La Jolla Mom says

    Oh good, I’m headed to the Four Seasons Biltmore in a few weeks! I guess we’ll be spending a lot of time in the pool. 🙂 Great list!

  58. Sharlene says

    Great round up! I want to swim in them all!!!!

  59. Stephanie says

    Wow. Those are some pretty sweet-looking pools! We actually stayed at the Disneyland Hotel several years ago and didn’t even take a peek at the pool (we were so captivated by the park!). Maybe next time? 🙂

  60. Melissa at Rancho Las Palmas says

    Thank you so much for including us on your list! We’re honored and we hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs soon!

  61. Sarah V. says

    Great list! I was so excited to see The Woodlands included, since we’ll be visiting there later this summer. I can’t wait.

  62. Bridget Smith says

    Our family is a big fan of Las Vegas Pools (We join my husband on business at least once a summer. We love the Golden Nugget with its fish tank water slide, the Flamingo with a few simple water slides that keep the little guys busy for hours. Mandalay Bay gets top honors for both a wave pool and a lazy river. We tried the MGM Grand lazy river about two years ago and it was far from lazy! It went much too fast for the little ones!

  63. Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama says

    Bridget- Thanks for the pool suggestions! I loved the Mandalay Bay lazy river too. I hope to check out your other suggestions too someday!

  64. Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama says

    Thank you to all the Best Family Travel Advice bloggers for contributing a favorite kid-friendly hotel pool for this list. I am positively drooling over the pool possibilities!

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