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Dive Into Some of Orlando’s Coolest Pools

Resort and hotel pools in Orlando are a guaranteed cure for the winter blues.

Desperate for sunny skies, warm weather and relaxing waters? Come to Orlando! No matter the season, our hotel and resort pools are open for business. Featuring lazy rivers, waterslides, gorgeous scenery, secluded grottos, kid-friendly fun — and yes, heated water in case it gets chilly — here are some of the coolest pools waiting for you this winter, spring and all year long in Orlando.

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Cool Pools at Hotels & Resorts in Orlando's Tourism District

Pool Splash Zone at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort
Pool Splash Zone at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort

Walt Disney World Resort Area

Disney's Yacht Club Resort & Disney's Beach Club Resort: These Walt Disney World Resort properties share Stormalong Bay: a 3-acre water park with a sandy bottom, a 230-foot-long waterslide, a lazy river and three whirlpool spas, among other features. More opportunities for relaxation and fun can be enjoyed in the resorts' shared Tidal, Admiral and Dunes Cove pools.

Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort: This deluxe resort boasts five ways to have fun in the water, starting with the 7,590-square-foot Family Pool and its gently sloping beach entrance. It even has an underwater audio system, as does the adults-only Oasis Pool, which also features a Jacuzzi. Add the resort's splash zone, lazy river and waterslide for still more aquatic adventures.

Waterslides at The Grove Resort & Spa’s Onsite Surfari Water Park in Orlando
Waterslides at The Grove Resort & Spa's Onsite Surfari Water Park in Orlando

The Grove Resort & Spa: Surf's up at this resort thanks to the onsite Surfari Water Park! Grab a bodyboard and hit the FlowRider® Double Surf Simulator, or tackle the resort's enclosed and open waterslides. You can also drift down a lazy river or frolic in the oversized, zero-entry pool, and children will love the two-story water adventure at the kids' pool. Private cabana rentals are also available.

Enjoy Waterslides and Other Fun Features at Orlando World Center Marriott’s Falls Pool Oasis
Enjoy Waterslides and Other Fun Features at Orlando World Center Marriott's Falls Pool Oasis

Orlando World Center Marriott: Close to Walt Disney World, this upscale resort offers four heated, outdoor pools in one at its Falls Pool Oasis. Features include a tower with three waterslides, a kid's zero-entry pool with toys and activities, four soothing whirlpools, and a 600,000-gallon lagoon pool. Inside the resort, you'll find two additional heated pools.

Dive Into Five Lagoon-Style Pools at Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek
Dive Into Five Lagoon-Style Pools at Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek

Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek: Make a splash at five lagoon-style pools at this AAA Four Diamond resort, which also features two lazy rivers. Cabana rentals are available, and when the sun goes down and the stars come out, you can move the party over to the pool deck's fire pit, all surrounded by a picturesque landscape minutes from Walt Disney World.

International Drive Area

Hilton Orlando Offers Two Pools, a Lazy River and a Splash Pad for Kids
Hilton Orlando Offers Two Pools, a Lazy River and a Splash Pad for Kids

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal OrlandoTM: Three pools await you at this luxurious Universal Orlando® Resort property. First, the Beach Pool features a Roman aqueduct-themed waterslide, adjacent children's pool, two Jacuzzis, cabanas and a sandy beach. Next, the refined Villa Pool has private cabana rentals and upgraded lounge chairs. Last but not least, find a quiet place to relax at the Hillside Pool.

Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort: This retro-cool property's Cabana Courtyard features an expansive pool, dive tower-themed waterslide and poolside bar, as well as rentable cabanas, shaded picnic tables and a large fire pit. At the Lazy River Courtyard, enjoy another massive pool with a winding river, sandy beach, two fire pits, lots of outdoor seating, and a poolside bar and grill.

Hilton Orlando: Temperature-controlled waters, an 892-foot lazy river, and plenty of Florida sunshine are waiting for you at this acclaimed resort in the heart of International Drive. The zero-entry main pool features a waterslide, whirlpool and a 13,000-square-foot deck with lounge chairs, rentable cabanas and Tropics Pool Bar & Grill. Reserved for guests 18 and up, the smaller resort pool also has a whirlpool and cabana rentals, and kids can have a blast at the Splash Pad.

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Grotto Pool at Hyatt Regency Orlando

Hyatt Regency Orlando: The zero-entry Grotto Pool at this AAA Four Diamond hotel is a tropical paradise complete with water fountains, waterfalls, a waterslide, kid's play area and a hot tub, plus private cabanas. Or, head to the fourth floor of the property's Tower 2 for up-high relaxation at the Terrace Pool.

Enjoy Multiple Pools, a Lazy River and More at JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes
Enjoy Multiple Pools, a Lazy River and More at JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes

JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes: A tranquil lazy river doesn't just run through this resort's pool complex — the area is actually called the Lazy River Outdoor Pool! It's complemented by a children's pool and a whirlpool, and private luxury cabanas are available to rent. What's more, guests of this property get access to the adults-only The Spa Pool at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, which is right next door.

Cool Pools at Hotels & Resorts in Downtown Orlando and Winter Park

The Pool at The Alfond Inn Is a Refreshing Oasis in the Heart of Winter Park
The Pool at The Alfond Inn Is a Refreshing Oasis in the Heart of Winter Park

The Alfond Inn: Wash your cares away at this hotel's Mediterranean-style oasis, which is centered by an elevated, 60-foot-long pool that is heated to ensure comfort no matter the season. Surrounded by marble terraces, lush landscaping and shaded walkways, it's the ultimate in tranquil escapism — all within walking distance of Winter Park's acclaimed dining and shopping, 20 minutes from downtown Orlando.

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Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando: This AAA Four Diamond resort is arguably downtown Orlando's most luxurious lodging, and its heated, rooftop pool has much to do with it. Also featuring a whirlpool, the pool area boasts an unbeatable view of downtown, making it a great place to relax before heading out to explore the area's vibrant dining and nightlife.

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Written by Nate Shelton, consumer content writer at Visit Orlando. He's an experienced journalist and native Floridian who enjoys the entertainment, cultural and culinary aspects of Orlando and Orange County.

Cover image courtesy Orlando World Center Marriott.

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