Whether it’s scorching hot temperatures that have you longing for crisp, crystal waters or frigid snowfall that inspires you to take a cozy dip in a steaming oasis, pools are the ultimate indulgence for any vacay. With all the splashing around, scantily clad swim attire and romantic ambiance, it’s no wonder hotel pools jump to the top of the ‘sexy vacation’ criteria list.
We’ve compiled a list of America’s sexiest hotel pools by region — guaranteed to tempt you in all kinds of ways.
America’s Sexiest Northeast Hotel Pools
Atlantic City, New Jersey
The towering edifices of the Marina, Harbor and Waterfront Towers of Harrah’s in Atlantic City house an adult playground with continuous action, luxurious comfort and sexy surroundings. The lofty buildings offer vertigo-inducing views and the comfortable beds, contemporary design and warm ambiance will make it that much harder to leave your hotel room. Spend time in the onsite Casino to try your hand at poker or stroll through the hotel’s Atlantic Waterfront shops.
The pool at Harrah’s is reserved for guests who are over 21 years of age, meaning drinks, parties and private hot tubs await you. The indoor pool is protected by a vast glass dome and is surrounded by tropical flora. The pool features private cabanas where guests can take a nap on the oversized chairs, watch TV on the flatscreen or listen to music with the handy iPod dock. Order a Caribbean style drink or dish from the poolside servers and close the curtain to your cabana for a private moment complete with umbrella-adorned cocktails. The pool hosts a DJ on Saturday nights when the pool turns into a party scene and on Thursdays or Sundays guests can enjoy a late night swim (till midnight) under the stars.
Manhattan, New York
Located in the legendary Meatpacking District of New York City, the Gansevoort Hotel is a trendy breath of fresh air with modern decor, swanky details and a rooftop to die for. Each of the hotel’s 186 guest rooms feature mod-style sofas, hip artwork, rich jewel tones amongst contemporary black and grey hues and bay windows or stand-in balconies. The chicness of the Gansevoort is unparalleled in its modern design and seductive nightlife scene — head down to the Provocateur Nightclub for DJs and drinks or head to the Cafe for a dollhouse-inspired sitting area (perfect for intimate encounters).
The glitzy rooftop of the Gansevoort Hotel offers the kind of view you would expect from a rooftop in NYC, but it also offers a Gatsby-like atmosphere complete with a 45-foot, heated outdoor pool with underwater lighting. Enjoy a cocktail at the Plunge Rooftop Bar or grab a seat on one of the outdoor sofas adorned with ruby red cushions for a glamorous view of the sunset.
Dream Downtown NYC
New York City, NY
Summers in the city are hot and what better way to unwind in the heat than in a setting inspired by the beaches of Southern France at the Dream Downtown New York. Located in between the bustle of the trendsetters in both the Meatpacking and Chelsea districts, Dream Downtown indulges all your NYC hotel fantasies. Enter the 5,000-square-foot pool deck, known as The Beach. The 50-foot glass bottom pool gives swimmers a (flying) fish view of guests checking into the lobby. That’s right, you can see into the lobby– it’s a bit unorthodox but fun nonetheless. Just make sure those bikini bottoms don’t slip off when you dive in.
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The Cote D’Azure inspiration is taken one step beyond the sexy pool with the only sand Dream beach in Manhattan also found on the premises. Spend your day lounging the chaise while sipping the delectable drinks from the full-service bar. Come nighttime, DJ’s will work their magic on the decks while you enjoy Snapchat story worthy views of the Big Apple. Should you desire a bit more privacy with that view, consider booking out the Guesthouse, which comes with its own private, glass bottom jacuzzi.
Room Mate Grace Hotel
New York City, New York
One hotel in New York City hosts the biggest gay pool party every Wednesday. Piqued your interest? Introducing the Room Mate Grace New York. It has a huge amphitheater style seating surrounding the pool with a swim-up bar- the only one in town. The funky space morphs weekly for Drip with occasional parties on other nights as well. A free sauna and steam room are available for guests, as are rides on massive rubber duckies. The best part- should you meet the lover of your dreams, it’s only a short ride upstairs!
Elsewhere in the hotel, the guest rooms are decorated with punchy wallpaper, functional layouts and large windows. It’s located square in Midtown Manhattan, has a European continental breakfast included and free WiFi- the perfect weekend in the city pad.
America’s Sexiest Southeast Hotel Pools
Located in the heart of Miami’s South Beach, the Setai hotel boasts cultural heritage with its art deco architectural styles, plus modern luxury with its 40-story high, glass tower. Both the Ocean Suites and the Art Deco Suites of the Setai feature shiny wood floors, modern Asian-inspired decor complete with white orchids, Jacuzzi or black granite tubs and elegant Acqua di Parma bath amenities. Enjoy sweeping views of Miami from up high or oceanfront vistas from your serene, and very secluded suite at the Setai.
The Setai struts its stuff with not one, not two, but three custom pools! The designated ‘family-friendly’ pool automatically adds points to the ‘sexy score’ of the other two hotel pools. Take a dip in the 85-degree center pool or opt for a few laps in the cooler 75-degree pool. All three infinity azure pools are surrounded by lush palm trees, luxurious lounge chairs and come with a towel, magazine and drink service. Make sure you pull yourself out of the pool long enough to hit the nearby beach and mosey down to the Setai’s spa or seating-upon-water courtyard for a romantic rendezvous.
Omni Grove Park Inn
Asheville, North Carolina
Set among the gorgeous mountain terrain of Asheville, North Carolina, the Omni Grove Park Inn has been pleasing guests for more than 100 years with its warm hospitality. The serene lodge-type hotel offers guest a quiet escape from the hustle of daily life. With sweeping views of gardens or the Blue Ridge Mountains, customized modern and historical wood furnishings, oversized windows and peaceful hues — the guest rooms at the Inn ooze romance. Opt for a romantic day of Wild Food Adventures — a walk in the nearby woods foraging for mushrooms and fresh plants that you can then hand over to the Inn’s chef who will create a delectable and unique dish using your ingredients.
The Spa and pools are the cherry on top at the Grove Inn. With two therapeutic waterfall pools, multiple mineral-based pools locked in cave-like surroundings, contrast pools and a large lap pool covered in stars and equipped with peaceful underwater music — there’s no shortage of sensual water experiences. The spa pools and water features are reserved for adults, which makes them all the more sexy. The Inn also features both an indoor and outdoor pool where children are allowed, but if we’re talking ‘sexy hotel pools,’ the spa pools is where you need to be.
1 Hotel South Beach
Miami Beach, Florida
Looking for a pool space so sexy it could take your breath away? Soaring above Miami Beach is the 1 Hotel South Beach. Three pools for adults-only all offer equally delightfully views for days of the Miami skyline and the ocean. The 30,000 square foot central pool deck sits you at eye level with the mesmerizing turquoises and blues of the ocean and is surrounded by comfortable day beds. Tuck into a refreshing cocktail and snack on bites from the Sand Box bar poolside.
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Go up a few levels to the clouds 18 stories to the only oceanfront rooftop pool in South Beach. Enjoy the privacy of cabana living while still enjoying the salty air and 360 views. A further Caban Pool on the third floor and the ground level South Pool ensure that guests never feel cramped by crowds. Guest also enjoy private beach access.
America’s Sexiest Southwest Hotel Pools
Everything’s bigger in Texas and The Joule hotel in Dallas follows the state motto with 161 overly spacious suites including four luxurious penthouses ranging from 1,350 to 2,500 square feet. The hotel is an urban escape boasting a sleek, sexy design featuring wood floors, leather headboards, geometric carpets and crisp lines. Let’s not forget the gigantic floor-to-ceiling windows encompassing the penthouse, the cozy fireplace and the option to watch TV from your bubbly bath.
Aside from the sensual interior of the Joule, the pool is by far the sexiest item on the Hotel menu. The magnificent cantilevered pool plunges eight feet deep and offers swimmers the experience of immersing in Dallas skyscrapers. The adrenaline of seemingly hanging over the edge of a building is sure to get your heart pumping — upping the ‘sexy factor’ of any pool dip.
If you’re chasing serenity, a respite from the outside world, come to Travaasa Austin. Located in the Balcones Canyonlands among ancient trees, Travaasa serves us a gentle reminder to practice self-care, whether alone or with your partner. Guests are treated to all-inclusive adventures in the resort fee including spa treatments, cooking classes and horseback riding. We recommend you set aside ample time to take in the pool.
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The stunning infinity edge pool is surrounded by the canyons, brimming with shades of golden greens and the relaxing sound of birds. All this naturally rugged beauty comes without forgoing on amenities like poolside cabanas and a bar serving up farm-to-table snacks and your favorite drinks. All in all, the pool provides a perfect way to start the morning with a sunrise swim, or end your day with a sunset drink.
Canyon Point, Utah
The Amangiri Resort in Canyon Point is nothing short of awe-inspiring — enormous rock formations tower over a peaceful desert valley, where the hotel is sweetly cradled. A mix of nature, Native American culture and quiet contemplation — a stay at the Amangiri is a soul-touching experience. Each of the Hotel’s suites is decked out in white, gold, and rose tones to match the surrounding desert. Gaze on vast desert vistas from the open patio complete with the fireplace that comes with each suite, but better yet, you can even request a suite with a private pool. This secluded retreat has all the makings of a sensual getaway — privacy, serenity, spa treatments and a pool you have to see to believe.
The pool is surrounded by enormous red rock formations and boasts an intricate shape of tantalizing curves. Guests will feel as if they are the only ones on the planet. The large, mood-lighted outdoor pool is the perfect spot to take a romantic dip after a day exploring the canyon trails on horseback. Additionally, this desert oasis is speckled with serene spa pools, private suite pools and plunge pools.
America’s Sexiest West Coast Hotel Pools
Los Angeles, California
You’ll feel like a celebrity at the uber-cool Standard Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. Each of the hotel’s 207 guest rooms features modern decor with sprawling low platform beds, gray scale color schemes, gigantic white bathrooms with soaking tubs, glass box showers and oversized windows with views of the city and hills beyond. Take advantage of the onsite German biergarten, the rooftop parties, and the decadent gourmet brew served in the downstairs coffee shop, Hermanos. Oh, and if all that isn’t enough to make you feel like the cool kid we know you are — there’s also an official Ping Pong club at the hotel.
The Standard Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles has the sexiest pool you will ever dip your toes into. With sparkling skyscrapers as the backdrop and pool parties galore, the Standard Downtown is an iconic staple in the retro party scene. Vibrating water beds, a red, AstroTurf pool deck, bar, dance floor and DJ are just beginning of a night at the Standard’s rooftop pool. Grab a bacon-wrapped corn dog and then dance the calories off poolside — with an occasional pool dip in your teeny weeny Speedo or bikini. Party like a celeb or opt for a more retro pool experience with a movie night, enjoyed right from the pool, with the film projected onto nearby building exteriors.
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Explore the breathtaking nature in Jackson Hole by day and sleep in the cozy Amangani Hotel by night. The hotel is decked out in wood, leather and stone to create a natural decor that matches the exterior landscapes. The floor-to-ceiling windows and wrap around porches or terraces offer intimate viewings of the wide, mountain vistas. From crackling fireplaces to cowhide woven rugs and faux-wolf throws — the Amangani suites are the epitome of warm opulence. Skiing, horseback riding and sledding are just a few of the activities you can embark on while staying at the Amangani — but there’s nothing better than a dip in a steamy, sexy pool surrounded by snow-capped mountains and vast horizons.
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Winter or summer, rain or shine, the pool at Amangani is stunning. Its narrow waters stretch elegantly over the edge of the Hotel, perched slightly higher than the valley below. The never-ending views are green in the summer and powder white in the winter. The open landscape, sleek design and total seclusion of this hotel pool make it one of the most sensual places to take a plunge.
Escape to Solage Calistoga for a sexy weekend hanging poolside. One of their two pools boasts the blissful traits of an adults-only space: quiet and indulgent, the 130-foot clear blue landmark pool with cabanas is perfect for morning laps or late-night dips. This summer by day you can come for their 10th anniversary pool parties or if you’re in search of quiet time, spend some hours in the geothermal water bath house with specialty spa treatments available.
The two bikes outside your studio help you get around and off the property should you want to explore the local trails. Hot tip: should you seek some extra-special privacy, the suites come with jetted outdoor tubs tucked away from sight.
Ventana Big Sur
Big Sur, California
If heaven is indeed a place on earth, we could picture it being at Ventana Big Sur. Located close enough to the Pacific Ocean for jaw-dropping views, Ventana is inspired by its watery surroundings with guests benefitting from this important relationship.
Two outdoor pools are gently heated year round and hidden amongst the richly landscaped flora and luxuries like dry saunas. Not only boasting one of the sexiest hotel pools in America, Ventana treats you to the tranquility of Japanese Baths. Separate areas for men and women ensure everyone ventures where they are comfortable in their skin with a co-ed soaking space also found in between the two. The baths are open late, until 2:00 a.m making it a great nightcap. Other benefits of the luxurious property include a decadent breakfast and free yoga and fitness classes.
Encore at Wynn
Las Vegas, Nevada
Inspired by the idea of no tanlines? Hop over to Encore at Wynn in Sin City for a splash around their European-style adults-only pools with an island bar and a chance to win the big money while only wearing your bikini bottoms.
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Don’t wanna go semi-nude? You can join the party at the Encore Beach Club with its beautiful mosaic floor its multitude of private cabanas that come loaded up with a cozy daybed, fridge and TV with deluxe versions getting an additional private bathroom, cooling and private balconies with views over the pool. Chances are you’ll be treated to a performance from modern music greats like David Guetta and Major Lazer.
America’s Sexiest Midwest Hotel Pools
Four Season St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri
Offering up some of the finest views in St. Louis, the Four Seasons is a luxurious retreat sky high above the city. The dramatic skyline includes views of the Martin Luther King Bridge stretching across the Mississippi and the iconic Gateway Arch. The sunsets from their deck are worth writing home about!
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Whether you’re coming on vacation or just looking for a bit of poolside indulgence on a staycation, this oasis within the city center is your perfect play pad. Spend your day in lounge mode, snacking on frozen fruit in the privacy of your cabana. For the ultimate sexy splurge, reserve a three-course poolside dinner for some al-fresco romancing. Onsite restaurant Cielo plates up Italian classics you’ll remember savoring with an emphasis on local ingredients.
Four Seasons Chicago
Even if it’s chilly and windy in the Windy City, you can still make a splash in the Four Seasons Chicago hotel pool. The indoor pool offers romantic lighting via grand circular skylights above. With cozy lounge chairs, windows overlooking the city from high above and a bubbling Jacuzzi — the iconic pool at the Four Seasons Chicago is the stuff dreams are made of.
After a romantic meeting in the hotel pool, wander up to one of the 347 elegant guest rooms to enjoy exceptional views of the city from very high up, luxurious bath amenities by Malin + Goetz, plush terry cloth robes, feather beds and a modern Parisian decor. Enjoy a couples’ massage at the Hotel Spa or book a nighttime skylight swim for two in the gorgeous pool.
Sybaris Pool Suites
Northbrook, IL | Mequon, WI | Indianapolis, IN
Is there anything more intimate than a private pool for your swimming, soaking and skinny dipping pleasure? We think not. The Sybaris Pool Suite hotel offers couples a unique stay in paradise, from waterfall hanging rainforests, to waterslides, each suite features an indoor, private pool to be used whenever you want, for as long as you want, with nobody else around.
As if the pool in your room wasn’t enough, Sybaris decided that every couple needs a private steam room and fireplace as well. You can find multiple hotel locations in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin — so wherever you are in the Midwest — you can book a romantic, windowless, private pool suite just for you and that special someone.