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    12 US Hotels You'll Want To Stay In Because Of The Outdoor Pool

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    1. The Don CeSar (St. Pete Beach, FL) — Welcome to The Pink Palace, where Gatsby-reminiscent decor will make you feel as if you've just been transported to a more glamorous era. Wes Anderson, I think I've just found your paradise/your next filming location.

    The Don CeSar

    This lovely hunk of architecture was originally built in 1928 and is a member of the Historic Hotels of America (an organization dedicated to identifying hotels that have kept their original architecture and design).

    It's also got two deluxe heated pools, six restaurants and lounges, and is located right on St. Pete Beach if you need a break from the pool.

    Trip Advisor review: "Honestly, you don't even need to leave this hotel to have a beautiful Florida experience. The beach is gorgeous, the pool is the perfect temp, and there are restaurants and bars to keep you entertained and full. It's super close to the downtown area, and everyone working here has been incredibly nice." —Kesia M.

    Rooms starting at $233.

    Address: 3400 Gulf Boulevard, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706-4015

    2. The NoMad Hotel (Los Angeles, CA) — Located along with this rooftop pool is a cocktail bar and cafe, meaning you can be tanned, fed, hydrated, and caffeinated all at the same time. Honey, I believe I'm home.

    NoMad Hotel

    This building was originally built in the 1920s and originally served as the headquarters for The Bank of Italy.

    Trip Advisor review: "My husband and I just returned from a birthday overnight at this gorgeous hotel and it was such a treat (we live in LA and have been waiting for an excuse to try out one of the cool new hotels downtown). Every aspect of the hotel is so well thought-out; the decor and design, service, food and bar options, room amenities. I noted in our reservation that we were celebrating joint birthdays, and upon check-in they had already assigned us an upgraded atelier room on a higher floor. We entered the beautiful room to find a bottle of wine, chocolate bar, and a hand written note from the manager. Such a nice touch! The rooftop bar had amazing tiki drinks and views, the pool is perfect to beat the LA heat in the summer." —Ali V.

    Rooms starting at $237.

    Address: 649 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90014

    3. The William Vale (Brooklyn, NY) — Get ready to doggy paddle whilst staring at the splendor that is the New York City skyline. On top of having access to this stunning rooftop, all hotel rooms are equipped with floor-to-ceiling windows, open-air balconies, and rainfall showers. / Via @thewilliamvale, / Via @thewilliamvale

    Trip Advisor review: "We were in Brooklyn for three days to visit our son, and we were consistently and pleasantly surprised with accommodations and services during our visit. The staff paid attention to details like we have never experienced, and they did it without being cloying or superficial. The rooftop bar was lovely as was the swimming pool, which was still still open in October! The suite was fantastic with its wraparound terrace and superb furnishings. The William Vale achieves class while being friendly and graceful. Perfect." —Gladmill

    Rooms starting at $292.

    Address: 111 N 12th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249-1022

    4. Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces (Las Cruces, NM) — Prepare to do the unimaginable throughout your stay here: You will actually want to *gasp* go outside. A palm-shaded patio, luxurious hot tub, fire pit, and gas fireplace promise to drag you from your latest Netflix binge and into the great outdoors that is this resort-style pool area.

    Jeff Caven

    Trip Advisor review: "Even before we arrived, I received a welcome text from guest services. `The room I had originally reserved wasn't available but I was moved the very next day. Any request I had was tended to within minutes, the housekeeping staff was wonderful, and the front desk was very kind. The view from my poolside room was AMAZING! I stayed four nights and each one was better than the first. I did get a massage at Movado and I was so relaxed while my kids enjoyed every day at the pool. Being able to order drinks poolside was a great touch! I cannot say enough about how wonderful everything was." —Mari Pacheco

    Rooms starting at $137.

    Address: 705 S Telshor Blvd, Las Cruces, NM 88011-4690

    5. Wailea Beach Resort Marriott (Maui, HI) — With five different pool areas ranging from kid-friendly to adults-only, you'll likely want to relocate your entire life just to live on this property. Want to hang out in a serenity pool where you can attempt meditation? Great! Prefer an ~adventure~ area complete with a scuba pool and free intro lessons? Also great! You can have 'em both. / Via @waileamarriott, / Via @waileamarriott

    The two-acre NALU Adventure Pool also has the longest resort waterslide in all of Hawaii and suddenly the Splish Splash amusement park from my youth seems small.

    Trip Advisor review: "We have stayed here for three vacations over the past nine years and have not been disappointed. This time was maybe even better because the rooms have been renovated since our last stay and are very tastefully furnished and modern. We booked an ocean view room and were assigned a third floor room in Hale 3, overlooking the Maluhia adult infinity pool. It could not have been nicer; quiet and with excellent ocean views from our terrace. We love this hotel location because it is much more tranquil than Kaanapali and the oceanfront path in front of the hotel offers some great morning walks. There are numerous restaurants within walking distance and more within a few minutes’ drive." —elizabethpV8634SC

    Rooms starting at $429.

    Address: 3700 Wailea Alanui Dr, Wailea, HI 96753

    6. W Austin (Austin, TX) — The rooftop ~wet bar~ and pool are great, many thanks to the overall hotel decor. What’s it like, you ask? It’s something you've only seen on Pinterest/HGTV. Each nook and cranny has a unique theme, including but not limited to a lobby dedicated to vinyl records and a casual tequila bar dedicated to, well, tequila.

    W Austin

    Trip Advisor review: "Great hotel with all the amenities and a great location that's walking distance to almost everything. Popular bars and great pool area, the staff is very welcoming and helpful, and our corner room was spacious and had a nice view of the pool area. Plus, the gym was well equipped and we always appreciate the style and vibe of the W chain of hotels!" —DennisG50

    Rooms starting at $249.

    Address: 200 Lavaca Street, Austin, Texas 78701

    7. Shelborne South Beach (Miami, FL) — Presenting an ocean-front property ideal for slightly spoiled people (me, myself, and I) who want both a pool and beach vacay. Begin your day with sandy cheeks, end it with a poolside Piña colada, and call it the best of both worlds.

    Shelborne South Beach

    Trip Advisor review: "Clean, courteous staff, great food. The pool staff and and especially pool concierge (Giancarlo!) go above and beyond to make sure the stay is a 10. Great vibe overall! Also at a super location right across the street from great restaurants, and a nice moonlit ocean walk back from main strip." —FV1

    Rooms starting at $184.

    Address: 1801 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139-7414

    8. Westin Kierland Resort & Spa (Scottsdale, AZ) — Picture three golf courses, a 110-foot waterslide, hot tubs, steam rooms, saunas, and a 900-foot lazy river (😮) that will basically force you into relaxation mode. Who's worried about the several thousand unread emails in their inbox? Not you, that's who!

    The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

    Trip Advisor review: "We love this place! We really enjoyed Scottsdale and the Westin has become our home away from home. There are many fun activities for families (we spent hours and hours in the adventure pool and lazy river). My wife and I both used the physical fitness facility, it's nice to just to walk around the gorgeous property, and you have easy access to numerous upscale shops and restaurants of all types. A short drive to hiking and all that Scottsdale has to offer. Highly recommend this resort and we will be back." —Blackshirt

    Rooms starting at $152.

    Address: 6902 E Greenway Pkwy, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

    9. The Asbury Hotel (Asbury Park, NJ) — Spend the entire day lounging poolside whilst ordering food from a literal food truck located mere steps away from your lounge chair. And at night? Head on up to the roof for outdoor screenings of should-have-been-Oscar-nominated films such as 13 Going on 30 and A Goofy Movie. / Via @theasburyhotel, The Asbury Hotel

    OH, and they've also got a couple of HARRY POTTER films on their schedule for June!

    Trip Advisor review: "My stay at The Asbury could not have been more perfect. The aesthetic (both exterior and interior) is so chic, every corner of this hotel is insta-worthy! The food truck, the pool, the rooftop bar, and there was live music both nights I was there. Just overall really chill vibes. On top of it all, the welcoming staff went above and beyond to make my experience a comfortable one." —Carina Ichia

    Address: 210 5th Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-5503

    Rooms starting at $180.

    10. Omni Nashville Hotel (Nashville, TN) — Location 👏 location 👏 location 👏. After enjoying a dip in the pool, explore the Country Music Hall of Fame (right next door) or barhop on Broadway for live music and drinks (just an eight minute walk away)! *deletes Uber app* / Via @omninashville

    Trip Advisor review: "The Omni Nashville Hotel has everything that one needs for a Nashville vacation. Highest level of service from all employees, comfortable rooms, spa, pool and gym, several eating options, awesome live music, connectivity to the Country Music Hall of Fame and convenient walking to all of downtown Nashville. We don't stay anywhere else!" —Kim P.

    Rooms starting at $242.

    Address: 250 5th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203-4206

    11. Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa (San Diego, CA) — Liven up pool time with daily Polynesian dance classes and live music. Couple that with koi ponds and exotic birds on the premises? Like, fine! I'll go! Stop pulling my arm! / Via @catamaranresortsandiego, / Via @catamaranresortsandiego

    This resort is also right on Mission bay, where you can enjoy morning yoga, surf lessons, and boat rides.

    Trip Advisor review: "We just got back from the Catamaran Bay Resort in San Diego. We have nothing but great things to say about this place. We were traveling with our three kids (ages 3, 5,, and 8) and this was the prefect spot for our holiday. The kids loved the heated pool and the arcade, as well as the birds who live at the resort. We even watched an outdoor movie on the Bay which was a fun family experience. The staff at the resort were all very friendly and helpful and committed to providing excellent service. I would definitely recommend this resort!" —Joanna B.

    Rooms starting at $238.

    Address: 3999 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109-6959

    12. Ravel Hotel Trademark Collection (Long Island City, NY) — Head on up to Profundo Day Club if you're ready to let loose. Whether celebrating a birthday or an anniversary, a live DJ and fully-stocked bar make this the perfect place to celebrate.

    Profundo Day Club

    Trip Advisor review: "We spent the night here for a quick getaway and had so much fun. We really wanted another night but unfortunately, they were booked because of weddings! The rooms were comfortable and big., the bed was so comfortable, and the bathroom was so cute. The rooftop pool/bar area was the best part! It was on outdoor garden and bar while on the other side was a pool and day beds. Plus, the view was great and the location was convenient." —Tricia L.

    Rooms starting at $135.

    Address: 8-08 Queens Plaza South, Long Island City, NY 11101-4915

    Me @ any of the above pools:


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