The 6 Best Hotel Pools in Paris

Jennifer Ladonne | February 01, 2018

After a long day of sightseeing or shopping there's nothing like a relaxing dip in a shimmering pool. Here's the inside skinny on where to go if splashing around is what it takes to light up your trip to Paris. Each of our hotel pool picks has its own special allure, whether accompanied by a fabulous spa, inspiring a romantic interlude, or the absolute best on a budget, and all are totally top notch.

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Hôtel Fouquet's Barrière

Why it made the list

This legendary Paris hotel received a total makeover in 2017, bringing a new polish to the underground pool, the only one in Paris to include both a 15-meter lap pool plus an "aquatic circuit," where you'll encounter water jets, whirlpools, and a counter current for a thorough workout. An added bonus: there's a lifeguard on duty at all times.

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Hotel Eiffel Blomet

Why it made the list

Thanks to the sleek new Eiffel Blomet even visitors on a budget can keep up on their morning laps. This Art Deco-style pool is larger than most hotel pools and comes with whirlpool bubbles and a counter current to maximize your workout. After a day on the town, returning to the pool area's spacious sauna and steam room is a dream.

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Le Bristol

Why it made the list

Flooded with daylight and boasting panoramic views of the the city all the way to Sacré Coeur, Paris's only penthouse pool is a bit like swimming at the prow of an ocean liner. Sunning on a lounge chair on the outdoor deck is encouraged, and swimming lessons are available for adults and kids.

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Why it made the list

Though a makeover in 2016 did away with the frolicking neoclassical nymphs in favor of a more elegant Art Deco look, over cocktails on the pool mezzanine you couldn't be anywhere else but the Ritz. Guests of the hotel can access the pool all day, and for a mere 200 euros (about $240) non-guests can buy a day pass.

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Hôtel Molitor Paris

Why it made the list

It doesn't get more spectacular than this legendary Art Deco pool, where the first bikini was unveiled and Olympic gold-medalist Johnny Weissmuller (the first Tarzan) was a lifeguard. Actually, there are two pools—a summer and a winter—and guests can also enjoy a poolside spa treatment or teatime.

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Shangri-La Hotel Paris

Why it made the list

A genius makeover turned the stables of this former private mansion into an 18-meter day-lit pool between snowy columns and blue-sky ceilings. A big bonus: the grassy outdoor terrace allows guests to stretch out in the sun after invigorating laps.

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