PHOTO: Phoenix Hotel

The Best San Francisco Hotels with Pools

Michele Bigley | January 04, 2018

San Francisco's chilly temps might have you wondering why we bother compiling a best of list of local pools. But the secret's out--SF does get warm days. From indoor lap pools to outdoor play area, here are our favorite hotel pools.


InterContinental San Francisco

Why it made the list

A small indoor lap pool just off the spa caters to travelers who swim for exercise. Though kids are allowed, the pool is not necessarily a kid-zone. There is a small hot tub as well.

Zen-like appeal just a stone's throw from Moscone Center Read More


Phoenix Hotel

Why it made the list

This party pool seems like it would be more fitting in SoCal than SF. Yet somehow this rocking hotel pulls it off. A heated pool in the center of this hip motor inn, with a lounge that spills out to the lounge chairs that surround the pool. Day parties with DJs go off weekends.

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Hotel Del Sol

Why it made the list

Maybe the funnest pool in town, complete with hammocks and beach balls, snacks and a retro-chic vibe. The ground is painted like a beach ball, strung lights add color to the palm trees, and the saltwater makes guests feel like they are at the beach.

A beach-themed, three-story 1950s motor lodge just steps to Read More


The Scarlet Huntington Hotel

Why it made the list

One of the nicest pools in the city, this indoor oasis overlooks the entire bay. There's a hot tub, comfy lounge chairs and even mimosa service for those really wanting to unwind. Kids unfortunately are not allowed.

High atop Nob Hill, this historic property houses one of the Read More


Hotel Nikko, San Francisco

Why it made the list

This luxury property's heated 15-meter indoor pool is ideal for lap swimmers. Families should note that lap swimmers do get possessive of their lanes. Heat up in the Jacuzzi, or roast S'mores around the fire pits on the outdoor pool deck. Lounge chairs are perfectly places to soak up some rays.

Asian hospitality, a premiere jazz club, and mod interiors i Read More

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