Splashy Hotel Pools: Lounge-Worthy and Some

A month ago I wrote a post about cooling off in public pools. If you really want to splurge, forget public and head to a private hotel. Family Fun Magazine has a round-up of eight suggestions. One of them is Smuggler’s Notch Resort in Vermont, also a previous post. Waterfalls, slides, lazy rivers, ponds, fountains etc. make these pools more than the neighborhood pool that I remember as a kid. Here are the other seven. If you’ve come across other great ones, let us know.

Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort--Phoenix, Arizona (There’s a special offer that begins after July 4th. It looks like a great summer deal where springing for the hotel room is a bargain.)

Hot Springs Lodge & Pool–Glenwood Springs, Colorado. This one has day rates for the pool only.

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel–Anaheim, California. If you’re looking for a break from the Magic Kingdom, this might be a decent alternative.

Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa–San Antonio, Texas. This place looks ritzy and in the middle of nowhere. Perfect for relaxing. There is also a pool just for adults.

Nickelodeon Family Suites by Holiday Inn–Orlando, Florida. This place is one kids might love and adults might not be too fond of. It’s like living in a cartoon. There are room deals right now, though.

Disney’s Coronodo Springs Resort–Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Aniother alternative to going to the sites of Disneyworld.

Chula Vista Resort–Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. The pool is really a gigantic water park and I can’t tell from the Web site if you can go as a day guest.