National Swimming Pool Day is on July 11, and these hotels promise guests restorative dips, refreshing poolside cocktails and a summer respite for families, friends and couples. For travelers looking to play poolside, these top properties from Texas to Santorini to Puerto Rico are perfect to celebrate summer.
Grace Hotel, Auberge Resorts Collection | Santorini, Greece (pictured)
Grace Hotel’s infinity pool is characterized by breathtaking panoramic views, poolside cocktails and sunny tranquility - the perfect spot to retreat to this summer. Framed by multicolored cliffs that rise skyward above the caldera, when travelers swim in Grace Hotel’s 22-meter infinity pool, the largest in Imerovigli, they won’t know where the pool ends and the sea begins. A stay at Grace is not complete without a meal at the on-property restaurant, Michelin-starred Varoulko Santorini, or a libation crafted by a World’s Best Bar, Baba Au Rum, which has an ongoing residency at the property, enjoyed at Grace’s 363 Bar. After a long day of exploration of Santorini’s wonders, stay in The Villa, which boasts a private spa treatment room, hammam steam bath, and heated indoor plunge pool, with direct access available from the Master Suite, and private heated swimming pool.
Domaine Des Etangs, Auberge Resorts Collection | Massignac, France - joined Auberge on April 1
Conceived as a magical place to reconnect and find balance through a harmony of art, nature and an ancient taste of French country culture, Domaine des Etangs is an idyllic destination to visit this summer. Located in the charming town of Massignac near Cognac and Limoges, the 13th-century chateau’s pool is surrounded by 2,500 acres of preserved nature, spread between forests, green meadows, gardens, and lakes. Built more than 700 years ago by the knight of Chasteignier de la Roche-Posay, guests will feel as if they are in a storybook tale - surrounded by a castle retreat steeped in serenity and devoted to l’art de vivre past and present. The spa, which is home to five treatment rooms, boasts Gallo-Roman inspired thermal pools for restoration and relaxation.
Condado Ocean Club | San Juan, Puerto Rico
Located in San Juan’s chic Condado district, Condado Ocean Club is the only adults-only hotel located on the beach in San Juan. An oceanfront enclave, the iconic infinity pool attracts travelers and locals alike with private cabanas, rotating DJs and oceanfront views to celebrate all the island has to offer. After mixing and mingling at the pool desk while sipping cocktails, retreat to the hotel’s two onsite restaurants offering diverse gastronomic experiences. From salsa classes at SANDBOX to a rotating gastronomy series at SOCIAL - guests can find a mix of relaxation and excitement in its vibrant social scene.
La Concha Resort | San Juan, Puerto Rico
San Juan’s premier lifestyle resort, La Concha offers an ideal destination for poolside play for families, friends and couples. Situated directly on the beach, the resort offers three pools, a private beachfront cabana lounge, bottomless brunches, multiple bars, late-night live entertainment and DJs at oceanfront nightclub Fifty Eight, alongside a 24/7 high-energy action and betting at on-property Casino del Mar. Dine at Solera, a sophisticated, open-air, multi-level terrace poolside restaurant serving lunch and dinner, specializing in tapas and sangria, or Marena, hidden adult-only beachfront terrace, featuring Rosé wines and botanical cocktails. Located in the Ocean Pool, watch the palm trees sway and waves roll in as you enjoy signature drinks. A destination to relax, detox, and retox – La Concha Resort has it all.
Condado Vanderbilt | San Juan, Puerto Rico
Guests can enjoy multiple pools and sundecks overlooking the Atlantic Ocean with poolside butlers and tanning and hydration specialist at hand. This Caribbean escape provides travelers the perfect backdrop to relax and restore poolside. After a day in the sun, the magnificent on-property restaurant, 1919, offer guests one of the best-tasting menus on the island, designed by Michelin Star-rated Executive Chef Juan José Cuevas, and perfect for celebration and connection. With an exquisite spa, a myriad of fine dining experiences, and endless high-end programming and experiences, Condado Vanderbilt beckons travelers for the perfect 2023 escape for rest and relaxation.
The Peninsula Beverly Hills | Beverly Hills, CA
Escape to unparalleled luxury and serenity at The Peninsula Beverly Hills' rooftop pool. Lounge back on a plush chaise, relishing in the exquisite flavors of signature cocktails, refreshing juices, and invigorating smoothies sourced from the hotel's roof garden. Indulge in the ultimate poolside experience by reserving one of the 12 private cabanas, complete with modern comforts like WiFi, HD TVs, and Bluetooth sound systems. Delight in a seasonal fruit plate, a bottle of VieVate Rose, and unlimited flat or sparkling water, while the cabana dining menu ensures delectable fare at your fingertips. On weekends, enjoy exclusive perks including Peninsula Hats, Evian Facial Spray, and an assortment of refreshing treats. Enhance your relaxation with poolside spa services such as manicures, pedicures, and reflexology, creating an unforgettable escape where luxury and tranquility converge at The Peninsula Beverly Hills' rooftop pool.
Commodore Perry Estate, Auberge Resorts Collection | Austin, TX
A treasured Austin landmark, re-envisioned with modern glamour, Commodore Perry Estate provides a city-escape in the center of the city. Hotel guests can lounge at the idyllic 50x30 dramatic oval swimming pool with privacy hedging and luxurious lounge chairs and umbrellas. Sit back and enjoy the sun while gazing into the lush 10-acres of perfectly groomed fawna.
Wildflower Farms, Auberge Resorts Collection | Hudson Valley, NY
Wildflower Farms, Auberge Resorts Collection is an oasis within reach just 90 minutes from New York City in the storied Hudson Valley. The 140-acre resort is designed to provide meaningful encounters with nature at every step, fueled by a namesake farm with orchards, heirloom gardens, farm animals, meadows of native flowers and unique one-of-a-kind experiences. Discover a memorable poolside experience nestled in the embrace of verdant meadows, with sweeping views of the Shawangunk Ridge. Experience Dew Bar, where our talented culinary team delights in serving light bites and refreshing cocktails in a sun-drenched setting.
Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa | Palm Beach, FL
The Forbes Five-Star oceanfront retreat, Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, shines as a crown jewel of Florida’s Gold Coast and offers nothing short of glamour and sophistication at every turn. Just in time to celebrate its 10 year anniversary this year, Eau Palm Beach has completed a multi-million dollar renovation across its public spaces such as the lobby and pool landscape, and the addition of six new food and beverage concepts – the newest and final culinary destination being, Bōken, Palm Beach’s first omakase restaurant. Celebrate National Swimming Pool Day at the new adults-only poolside bar or with a private fully customizable oceanfront poolside cabana.
Perry Lane Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Savannah | Savannah, GA
Soak in exquisite views of the cityscape from Savannah’s best rooftop bar, Peregrin at Perry Lane Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Savannah. From hand-crafted premium cocktails and vibrant dishes, the Peregrin experience is Southern elegance at its best. Offering one of the swankiest pool experiences in the south, Perry Lane Hotel’s Rooftop pool features sweeping views of Savannah, plush lounge chairs and cocktail service poolside. An urban oasis with tropical touches, the pool is situated in the heart of residential Savannah, with 360-degree views of the Historic District. Hotel guests can enjoy fresh locally inspired dishes at Pelegrin, open day and night, or spend a day of leisure by the pool, and experience why this is unequivocally the most upscale rooftop experience in the beloved city.
Ojai Valley Inn| Ojai, CA
Ojai Valley Inn offers four sparkling pools across the property for guests to relax, unwind and soak up the sun at, for both children and adults. The adult-only Indigo Pool offers sweeping views of Ojai Valley and boasts oversized cabanas and daybeds for blissful sunbathing, as well as a food and beverage service from 11am to 4pm daily, serving locally sourced pool-side small plates, sandwiches and salads. Families and children are welcome at Pixie Pool, set among vine-covered pergolas and estate citrus trees. Adults can sip refreshing cocktails while younger guests are treated to fresh-fruit smoothies and decadent milkshakes from the shaded al fresco dining area. For those seeking a zen pool experience, enjoy the calm ambiance at both Tranquility Pool and Energy Pool at Spa Ojai, highlighting an outdoor hot tub and beautiful vistas.
Hotel Swexan | Dallas, TX
Opening June 2023, Hôtel Swexan is a 134-room, family-owned boutique hotel in the heart of Uptown Dallas with an expansive rooftop infinity pool perched 20 stories high, boasting 180-degree, panoramic views of the Dallas skyline. Open only to guests and members, the impressive 75-foot pool allows patrons to relax while still enjoying the surrounding vibrance and excitement of the city. Heated during the winter, the pool is open for year-round use and features colorful private cabanas, lounge furniture and umbrellas, as well as food and beverage service from Pomelo, the pool bar, and Leonie, a three-meal garden restaurant.
La Quinta Resort & Club | La Quinta, CA
Offering a sprawling desert getaway dotted with 41-climate controlled pools, this summer at La Quinta Resort guests can toast to the summer of the spritz at the adults-only Plunge Pool where “summer chill” festivities include a refreshing Aperol Spritz pop-up serving signature Aperol Spritz cocktails and a welcome Aperol spritz upon arrival on select weekends. The Aperol spritz cocktails are served with a slice of citrus from the property’s many orange trees, and the partnership a perfect match for summer in the sun. Additional summer programming includes seasonal cucumber melon spa treatments, new chilled culinary specials at each of the dining outlets, dive-in movies at the Main Pool, and more
Goldener Hirsch, Auberge Resorts Collection | Deer Valley, UT
Goldener Hirsch, Auberge Resorts Collection, is an iconic luxury resort located in legendary Deer Valley, Utah. After a long day of adventure, cool off and relax at Goldener Hirsch’s heated rooftop pool and infinity-edge hot tub while taking in the fresh mountain air and surrounding peaks.
Thompson San Antonio - Riverwalk | San Antonio, TX
Thompson San Antonio – Riverwalk is a modern retreat soaring 20 stories above San Antonio’s celebrated River Walk, capturing the contemporary spirit of this historic Texas city. Guests can enjoy the show-stopping Cenote Pool Deck with a poolside bar, delicious bites, luxury cabanas, and live music for all-day entertainment.
Shore Lodge | McCall, ID
Sitting atop the world at an elevation of 5,000 feet, the award-winning resort, Shore Lodge offers the ultimate summer destination surrounded by natural landscape. Soak in views of rugged mountains and glacier-carved lakes at the resort’s year-round heated pool and hot tubs, and lounge in the summer sun while enjoying food and drinks from the new pool bar. From the action-packed to the serene, the lush backyard of McCall, Idaho, located just 2.5 hours outside of Boise, offers guests a relaxing stay in a mountain retreat that embodies the spirit of the destination – peaceful, authentic, and vibrant.
Mauna Kea Residences | Kohala Coast, Island of Hawai’i
Celebrate the start of summer at Mauna Kea Residences, located on the idyllic Kohala Coast of Hawaii’s Big Island. Available for short or long-term rental, The Bluffs at Mauna Kea, Villa #5, offers the ultimate luxury in your own private oasis, complete with an infinity pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean. This grand, 5-bedroom, oceanfront estate embraces indoor-outdoor living, with an additional three hot tubs, and a 2,500-square-foot covered and furnished lanai, perfect for entertaining. Guests of Mauna Kea Residences, also receive access to the amenities at the iconic Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and Westin Hapuna Beach Resort, including three stunning pools, hot tubs, and lounge areas, nine dining outlets, two pristine Big Island beaches, and more. For those looking for a true taste of Hawai’i , Mauna Kea Residences offers dozens of rentals to enjoy your own residence, pool, and breathtaking views.
Ponte Vedra Inn & Club | Ponte Vedra, FL
A landmark destination and the crown jewel of its namesake town, Ponte Vedra Inn & Club has been a beloved destination for multi-generational travelers since opening in 1928, thanks to its endless guest amenities, including multiple adults-only and family-friendly pools with a splash pad and waterslide, eight culinary destinations, a 30,000 sq. ft. spa and salon, two championship-caliber golf courses, 15 tennis courts, a bocce ball and croquet lawn, ample beach and watersport activities, among more.
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach | Huntington Beach, CA
Nestled on the golden sands of Surf City USA sits Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach, a sprawling, Spanish-inspired resort and sun-soaked getaway for all travelers and also home to two lagoon-style swimming pools. In the newly-refurbished cabanas, guests can elevate their pool day with cold beer buckets and casual poolside dining from Mankota’s Grill and Slyders Bar and Cafe while the kiddos enjoy adventuring down three water slides leading to two splash pools. The resort also offers private mermaid swim classes with trained instructors for guests to channel their inner sea-spirit complete with their very own tail.