Florida is the ultimate vacation destination with the beautiful beaches, scenery, and attractions. What better way to beat the heat than to plunge in the pool and cool off, or enjoy the view with a cold drink and book in hand. Take a dip in some of South Florida’s most eye-catching pools with views like no other. Here are eight of the best Florida hotel pools to stay on your next vacation.
The Gabriel South Beach – Glass Bottom Show-Stopper
Located at 640 Ocean Drive, The Gabriel South Beach is nothing short of show-stopping when it comes to the pool. Overlooking the beautiful Atlantic Coastline, the glass bottom rooftop pool is the perfect place for guests to cool off and enjoy the view with a curated cocktail from The Rooftop Bar beverage selection.
The Gabriel Miami
The Gabriel Miami – Skyscraper Pool
In a hot tourist location like Miami, the options of beautiful hotels, pools and views all around the city are endless. What makes the infinity lap pool at The Gabriel Miami special is not only the towering view that overlooks Biscayne Bay, but also its ideal spot to watch the sunrise over the Miami skyline. Enjoy your day from the infinity lap pool or the resort-style rooftop pool with a palm-tree-lined sundeck, while you sip on a cocktail made fresh at Bella’s Bar.
Hotel Effie – The Only Rooftop Pool on the Emerald Coast
At Hotel Effie, you will find the only rooftop pool on Florida’s Emerald Coast. Hotel Effie gives you both a luxury pool experience and a chic rooftop lounge offering hand-crafted cocktails and delicious dishes from celebrity chef Hugh Acheson. Guests can enjoy their day from a private cabana and even play life-size chess or cornhole. On select days and times, guests can enjoy rooftop yoga, movies, wine tasting or live DJ by the pool. They can watch the rooftop transform into a night scene, looking out at the jaw-dropping panoramic views of the bay and The Village at Baytowne Wharf.
Shelborne South Beach
Shelborne South Beach – Iconic Art Deco Pool
Originally built in 1940, The Shelborne was designed by famed Art Deco architects Igor Polevitsky and Thomas Triplett Russel. The property houses an iconic Art Deco pool, perfect for a relaxed pool day rooted in South Beach nostalgia. The dazzling pool is equipped with an original 1950s diving board with poolside cabanas and several other glamorous amenities.
THesis Hotel – Coral Gables
This sun-filled rooftop pool with tropical views and a poolside bar is one of Coral Gables’ finest hotel pools. The rooftop terrace bar at the THesis Hotel is next to an infinity pool that overlooks a beautiful view of the lush green parks in the area. Enjoy your pool day and head to Mamey on 3rd, a rooftop terrace bar located right next to the pool, featuring a menu by Mamey’s award-winning Chef Niven Patel. Bringing the vibes with live music and bites daily, this rooftop destination is one of Coral Gables’ hidden gems
The Balfour Hotel
The Balfour Hotel – Instagrammable Plunge
An elevated, plunge pool with an underwater window provides the perfect Instagram shot of swimmers behind the glass wall at The Balfour Hotel. Terracotta mosaic tiles, chaise lounges and ratan lounge seating invite guests to sunbathe and enjoy the seasonal rotations of refreshers including frozen grapes and fruit smoothies.
The Marker Key West Harbor Resort
The Marker Key West Harbor Resort – Salt Water Heaven
This modern, waterfront resort offers a hidden sanctuary of lush tropical grounds with three saltwater pools. Among palm-filled hideaways, relax on chic chaise lounges before cooling off with a dip on a sunny Florida day. The Marker Key West Harbor Resort offers an adult-only pool, with cocktails provided by the resort’s late-night poolside service.
Hillsboro Beach Resort – Pool with a View
Overlooking the ocean, Hillsboro Beach Resort is known for its poolside ocean view. After a long day at the beach, guests can take a quick walk over to the open air pool and cool off in the crystal clear water, or lay out on the lounge chairs with umbrellas provided for a perfect post- beach nap.