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The Best Hotel Pools in Orlando

Jennifer Greenhill-Taylor | January 04, 2018

In Florida, and particularly in Central Florida, even the smallest roadside motel is expected to have a pool. In the tourist mecca of Orlando, hotels compete to offer pools that are bigger, better and often more spectacular than the lodging itself, in order to ensure your business. From serene water-side hideaways to full-blown water slide action, rope bridges and climbing walls, grottoes and caves, and underwater sound systems, we offer 10 of the most outstanding hotel pools in Orlando.


Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort

Why it made the list

Lush landscaping surrounds the 800,000-gallon pool in this legendary half-acre water complex. The pool is divided by a rocky promontory with grottoes and caves to explore. Guests can swim through the caves, splash under the dozen waterfalls, climb a rock wall or a tower to reach the 124-foot water slide, or cross the pool on a rope bridge. The adult pool has spacious sunning areas, cabanas and a lounge.

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Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center

Why it made the list

Florida in miniature is found under the dome of this vast resort. The well-named pool complex, Cypress Springs Family Fun Water Park, contains four slides, a heated pool, and a tree-house playground in surroundings that evoke the Everglades. Another heated pool offers adults a relaxing escape.

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CocoKey Water Resort

Why it made the list

Right in the middle of I-Drive, this resort has four heated pools, 14 water slides, a 54,000 sq. ft. canopy-covered/outdoor water park with slides and water rides with names like Boomerango and the Cyclone Slide. Some of the slippery slopes are toddler friendly; others are wild enough to have height restrictions. Not much chance for quiet sunbathing for weary parents at this pool.

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Reunion Resort a Wyndham Grand Resort

Why it made the list

Guests at this vast golf-centric resort, far from the theme parks, can take advantage of lots of on-premises entertainment, including several pools. Guests can tube down the lazy river, ride the water slides, play lawn games or simply lie in the sun and enjoy poolside food and drinks.

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Holiday Inn Resort Orlando--Waterpark (formerly Nickelodeon Suites Resort)

Why it made the list

Formerly the Nickelodeon Resort, this family-friendly lodging is famous for its pool and water park. Just outside Disney’s gate, the resort was folded under the Holiday Inn wing in 2016. While Nick fans will miss the chance to be slimed, kids can still stand in line to have a giant water bucket dumped on their heads, and climb and splash and swim and slide to their heart’s content.

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Caribe Royale All-Suite Hotel & Convention Center

Why it made the list

This big, all-suites pink palace, on 53 tropical acres just 10 minutes from Disney, is built around a huge pool with a 65-foot slide, interactive water-play area, cushy cabanas, a spa, and game rooms.

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