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Top 10 hotels with incredible pools in Orlando for summer 2024

Dive into the ultimate guide to Orlando's top 10 hotels with the most best pools, perfect for making a splash this summer.

April 26, 2024
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Apr 26
A pool at a resort in Orlando.


Ready to turn up the heat on your next Orlando adventure? Well, you've struck gold because we're about to dive deep into the top 10 hotel pools that are more than just a place to swim—they're a resort-style retreat. Imagine lazy rivers that meander past your sun lounger, waterfalls that serenade you as you dip, and slides that bring out the kid in everyone. Whether you’re planning a family vacation or a solo getaway, these pools promise more than just a cool dip. They offer an escape into a world where summer never ends and every day is brighter, bolder, and brimming with fun.

Waldorf Astoria Orlando

Waldorf Astoria Orlando is the place to be for a luxurious pool experience in Orlando! Its pool are features a beautifully landscaped formal pool along with a lazy river, allowing you to relax surrounded by tropical scenery. The zero-entry pool is perfect for guests who like to enter the water slowly, and is a safe way for children to play in the water. Rent a private cabana, where you can enjoy privacy and top-notch personal poolside service so you can enjoy beverages and gourmet sbakcs from the comfort of your lounge chair. Despite being located in a bustling tourist area, Waldorf Astoria Orlando’s pool area maintains a calm and exclusive atmosphere to unwind in. Book it, baby!

4200 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane

Orlando, FL

JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes

For a poolside experience perfect for relaxation, book a room at JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes! This hotel features an elegantly designed pool area complete with palm trees and tropical landscaping that will make you believe you’re chilling beachside rather than in-land Florida. Its massive lazy river winds through the pool deck, offering an ideal spot for resting alone or with the family while floating at a leisurely pace. JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes is also home to AquaCourse 360, a unique water feature that provides an interactive experience for guests with various water stations that will appeal to kids and adventurous adults alike. The spa is also located nearby, enhancing the overally relaxing atmosphere of the pool. Book it, baby!

4040 Central Florida Pkwy

Orlando, FL

Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Step back into the retro glam of the 1950s and 60s at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort! This hotel offers a seriously stunning pool experience, complete with two large pools, a lazy, river, and even a dive tower waterslide. Its interactive water features, including a water play area for kids, is perfect for adults and children alike to play in the water without plunging into the pool. For the ultimate relaxation experience, rent a cabana poolside, where you can rest in comfort and privacy with the opportunity to order delicious food and drinks. The pool deck also hosts regular poolside movie nights, where you can watch a movie while relaxing in or around the pool. Book it, baby!

6550 Adventure Way

Orlando, FL

Disney’s Beach Club Resort

Disney’s Beach Club Resort is nothing short of a magical experience! The pool deck is a massive wonderland, hosting three leisure pools with different Disney-themed decor. Live a pirate’s life in Stormalong Bay, a waterpark that features a life-sized shipwreck replica with the longest waterslide at any Disney resort. Shipwreck Pool is one of the few pools in the world with a natural sandy bottom, allowing you to imagine you’re at a tropical beach while remaining in Orlando. For a more relaxing pool day, take a ride on the lazy river surrounding the pool area. And with several whirlpool spas scattered around the pool deck, you’ll be able to play all day without even a hint of boredom. Book it, baby!

1800 Epcot Resort Boulevard

Lake Buena Vista, FL

Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek

Fun is top priority at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. Start at the zero-entry pool before heading over to the waterslide or taking a ride on the lazy river that encircles the pool area. The pool deck hosts numerous poolside activities, including water games, arts and crafts, and interactive games that will amuse children and adults alike for hours. And if you’re looking to experience some of the perks of the Disney resorts without paying the high price tag, you can! Some of the pool areas at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek provides views of the nightly fireworks over at Walt Disney World, allowing you to end your day with a bit of magical flair. Book it, baby!

14100 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane

Orlando, FL

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is the place to be for a tropical escape in Orlando. The pool area features a beach-style pool with a gentle slope entry, as well as a waterslide housed within a massive faux stone quarry. The cascading waterfall and walking bridge adds to the scenic and relaxed atmosphere, allowing you to wander the pool deck and feel like you’re in a tropical paradise. If you’re looking for a more private poolside exprience, rent one of Disney’s Grand Floridan Resort & Spa’s cabanas complete with upscale amenities and personal service. Cap off the day by watching the Magic Kingdom right from the pool deck, adding a touch of enchantment to evening swimmers’ vacation. Book it, baby!

4401 Floridian Way

Walt Disney World, FL

Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center

If you’re looking for family fun on your Orlando vacation, Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center is the hotel for you! This hotel has a recently expanded waterpark, oriented towards families and children and features a variety of waterslides, interactive water features, a tree house playground, and the FlowRider Double Surf Simulator for thrill-seekers. The pool deck hosts regularly scheduled live entertainment and poolside activities that enhance the festive atmosphere and provides fun for all ages. However, if you’d prefer a childfree environment, Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center offers an exclusive adult-only swimming pool to ensure a relaxed environment for adults to enjoy. Book it, baby!

6000 West Osceola Parkway

Kissimmee, FL

Universal’s Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

Foodies unite! Universal’s Loews Sapphire Falls Resort is the best hotel in Orlando for enjoying poolside eats on vacation. The pool deck features a full-service poolside bar and grill, offering refreshing cocktails and delicious meals that you can enjoy without having to leave the pool. The pool itself is massive, with a sandy beach that gives it a tropical island feel and waterslides that are sure to entertain guests of all ages. For a more relaxing experience, lounge in one of the hotel’s several hot tubs located around the pool area. Universal’s Loews Sapphire Falls Resort also hosts a nightly fire pit where guests can relax and unwind under the stars. Book it, baby!

6601 Adventure Way

Orlando, FL

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

For an authentic South Pacific vacation in Orlando, look no further than Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. The entire pool area is designed to look like a lush, tropical garden, making guests feel like they’re relaxing on an exotic island. The pool deck includes the Lava Pool, which features a towering volcano, waterfall, and waterslide that appeals to children and adults alike. The zero-entry design and infinity edge offers a stunning visual effect that blends the pool with the lake beyond. Disney’s Polynesian Resort host various poolside activities, including arts and crafts and water games, promising hours of fun. And for younger guests, Kiki Tiki’s Splash Play Area is the perfect place for children to join in on the fun. Book it, baby!

1600 West Seven Seas Drive

Lake Buena Vista, FL

Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld

We’re ending this list with a refreshing retreat fit for aquatic enthusiasts. Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld allows you to swim like a fish while remaining close to the wonders of SeaWorld. Neptune’s Pool, the hotel’s large outdoor pool, is large enough for both swimming and relaxation. For more upbeat fun, check out the R Aqua Zone, a water park designed for casual riders and risk-takers alike. Featuring various waterslides, water jets, and a rain tree, it’s a dynamic and engaging place for guests to cool off from the hot Florida sun. Children in particular will love the dedicated play area designed just for them, where they can play with water jets and other unique water features. Book it, baby!

6677 Sea Harbor Dr

Orlando, FL

And there you have it—your personal cheat sheet to the best splashes in Orlando. Each of these hotel pools offers a unique slice of paradise that's just waiting to elevate your summer escapades. From the sandy shores of the Beach Club Resort to the towering volcano at the Polynesian Village, every destination is set to turn your water dreams into reality. So grab your swimsuit, leave your worries at the door, and plunge into the magic!

*Prices fluctuate based on season and day of the week.

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With over ten years of writing experience, Ashley explores a variety of lifestyle topics in her written pieces including travel, finance, health, beauty, cooking, and entrepreneurship. She is currently pursuing degrees in History and English Rhetoric, Media, and Professional Communications with specializations in Technical Writing and Creative Writing at the University of Waterloo. Beyond her academic and professional pursuits, Ashley is an avid reader and passionate about writing poetry and short stories, aiming to inform, entertain, and inspire with every piece she creates.