Most people will go to Orlando for the theme parks. It’s what the area is famous for. However, there is one thing you need to remember about Florida in general; it gets very hot, and because of that, you’ll need to ensure you pick a hotel that offers fantastic swimming options. After all, you’ll need to cool down somehow. With that in mind, here are some of the best hotels in Orlando and nearby with the most amazing pools.
- Westgate Lakes
Treasure Cove Water Park is epic.
There are pools – standard pools that are pleasant enough – and then there are pools that are something else entirely. Pools that are special and fun, and memorable. That’s what the pools at Westgate Lakes are like; take a look at wglakes.com, and you’ll see what we mean. At Westgate Lakes, you’ve for the Treasure Cove Water Park, offering dual 30-foot slides, an impressive 41,000-gallon wave pool, a lazy river, a sun deck, splash pads, a cocktail bar, and private cabanas to enjoy. No matter what your age or what you’re looking for when it comes to your hotel pool, you can have it with Westgate. The hotel itself also offers a golf course, fitness center, restaurant, and well-appointed rooms that are stylish and comfortable.
Source: Instagram, posted on May 20, 2022, OmniOrlandoFl’s official profile.
- Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate
Can you try the 125-foot corkscrew waterslide?
What is it about lazy rivers that grab the attention? Whatever it is, you’ll love the one at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate, where you can use an inner tube to take the 850-foot relaxing ride. Along the way, you’ll come across cannons and waterfalls as well as tunnels, so it’s not a boring river at all. On top of this, there is a zero-entry pool, perfect for families, and a wave pool. Entering that wave pool is the 125-foot corkscrew slide that’s a great option for adventure-seekers. As well to swimming, you’ll find yourself surrounded by gorgeous greens on which to play golf, plus this secluded resort is still close to all the theme parks and attractions you might be looking for.
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- Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort
The kids’ splash fountains are always a hit.
The clue is in the name of Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort; you’ve got to expect something spectacular when it comes to the onsite pool here. The good news is, you’ll get what you expect and then some. Themed in the 1950s but with a definite touch of the modern-day, Cabana Bay has two huge pools and a lazy river that circles peacefully around them. When you’re lounging by the pools or paddling around the river, you’ll be surrounded by tropical flora, waterfalls, and even small islands. It’s a fun place to explore. For smaller kids, there is a children’s pool area with fountains to play in. Adults love the swim-up cocktail bar, plus there is a big slide for anyone brave enough to try it. Located right by Universal Studios, everything is accessible from here.
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- Signia By Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
The three-acre lazy river is a sight to see.
If you ever wondered what a three-acre lazy river looked like, you only need to book a stay at Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, and you’ll soon get the idea. Until you see it, it’s hard to imagine it, but once you’ve tried it out, you’ll never forget it. On top of this, there is a massive swimming pool with waterslide and private cabanas to rent for the day, ensuring that you can enjoy some downtime when you need it. When you’re ready to hit the parks, there’s no need to worry; you can book complimentary shuttle transport from the hotel right to the entrance, so all your vacation needs are easily met. Or why not have some more relaxation time by booking some time in at the onsite spa? It’s your vacation. You can do whatever you want.
Source: Instagram, posted on April 22, 2022, CoCo Key Orlando’s official profile.
- CoCo Key Hotel & Water Park Resort
A hotel water park with 14 slides.
If you want a standard swimming pool, you can book almost any hotel in Orlando (although do check – some don’t have them). However, if you want not just any old pool but a whole entire water park on your doorstep, look no further than the CoCo Key Hotel & Water Park Resort. When we say this is a water park, that’s exactly what we mean; there are 14 different slides to have fun on, actually making it one of the largest water parks in the area. Plus, there are three heated outdoor pools and plenty of splash zones and waterfalls so you can enjoy every aspect of swimming – whether that’s active or not so much – all in the comfort of your own hotel. With shuttle service to the theme parts, an onsite restaurant, a tiki bar for cocktails, and a 6,500-square-foot arcade, what more could you need?
Source: Instagram, posted on May 20, 2022, LBV Orlando Resort’s official profile.
- Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa
Explore the pirate ship in the swimming pool.
If you’re looking for something a little different when it comes to your fantastic Orlando hotel pool, what about a pirate ship? That’s what you’ll get when you stay at Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa – there is a huge pirate ship in the pool just waiting to be explored by brave adventurers. This isn’t the only fun feature either; there is a pirate-themed plunge pool and a relaxation pool for adults. As for that pirate ship, you might be forgiven for thinking it’s just for decoration, but with water cannons and a slide, it’s there to be played on – and play on it, the kids (and adults) certainly will. Add to this the hot tubs, plenty of loungers, a poolside bar, and relaxing waterfalls, and you’ve got it all.
- Disney’s Coronado Springs
Have you ever seen a Mayan temple in a swimming pool?
A themed pool is always fun, and when you’re staying at a Disney hotel, you know that theming is going to be out of this world. At Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, the theme is ancient Mayan culture and archeology, and the water park on-site is a ‘dig site’, offering you plenty of opportunities to explore. The focal point is the enormous Mayan temple pool and play area, but there is more besides, including a shallow kids’ pool, three additional pools, waterslides, and whirlpools. When you’re done swimming and playing, you can have fun in the arcade or playgrounds, and there is a poolside bar for snacks and drinks.
Source: Instagram, posted on June 7, 2022, Gaylord Palms’ official profile.
- Gaylord Palms Resort & Conference Center
Ride the tallest AquaDrop in Florida.
There is so much to do at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Conference Center, and most of it resolves around Cypress Springs Water Park – an onsite water park that has everything you could ever want. Here you can enjoy the surf simulator, relax in the zero-entry pool, and pick a favorite from seven different waterslides (and one of these just happens to be the Florida Free Fall, the tallest AquaDrop slide in the state). For the little ones, there is a treehouse-themed splash zone that includes mini-flumes. When you need a break, take a rest in one of the poolside cabanas or lounge chairs and enjoy snacks and beverages from the poolside bar. All this, and you’re just 10 minutes from Disney World!
Source: Instagram, posted on January 7, 2022, RenOrlandoHotel’s official profile.
- Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld
How about a ‘dive-in movie’?
At the Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld, you can enjoy the R Aqua Zone, which is considered to be one of the top water playgrounds in the city. There are a number of different slides, water guns, periscopes, waterfalls, jets, a windmill, and so much more – kids will have fun here for hours. There are separate areas for toddlers, tweens, and teens, so everyone can feel happy and safe and splash about as much as they like. For older patrons, there are multiple hot tubs and relaxing loungers, plus you can hire private cabanas. Don’t forget to try the poolside dining options, which make for some great memories. You might even be there when dive-in movies are playing in the pool, and you can float around on an inner tube as you watch.
Source: Instagram, posted on May 23, 2022, FSOrlando’s official profile.
- Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort
Free sunscreen from poolside valets.
The specially designed pool complex at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World is enormous – you can spend many a fun hour exploring it. There are all kinds of different ways to have fun here, including an adults-only pool, an 8,000-square-foot zero-entry family pool, a lazy river (complete with waterfalls), a water fort, and a splash area made to look like a haunted mansion. Plus, there are poolside meals and drinks and even free sunscreen to be had, thanks to the poolside valets.