The Most Relaxing Hotel Pools in Charleston

Molly Ramsey | February 01, 2018

During a trip to Charleston in the summer months, easy access to a pool is a near necessity—seriously, summers here are sweltering. You’ll have no trouble cooling (and calming) down after a day spent exploring alongside one of these hotels’ top-notch (indoor) pools.


The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel

Why it made the list

Boasting an outdoor pool deck larger than most downtown, you’ll have no trouble lounging at The Mills House. Your view of the hotel’s cheery pink façade is a perk, as are the cocktails you can order.

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Inn at Middleton Place

Why it made the list

The outdoor pool here is small but mighty. Tucked on the banks of the Ashley River, you’ll be overlooking verdant marshlands while you swim and lounge, with egrets and other wildlife looking on.

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Harborside at Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina

Why it made the list

Out back of Harborside, the long pool surrounded by chaises has a chill vibe. You’ll also have access to The Beach Club at Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina—a sister property where two pools suit both families looking to splash about and couples wanting to retreat to a cabana.

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Belmond Charleston Place

Why it made the list

You’ll feel like you’re in a natural spring as you slide into this salt- and mineral-water pool. During summer months, the retractable glass ceiling opens to let in warming rays. After your dip, Zen out further in the Jacuzzi tub, neatly tucked in the clock tower.

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Wild Dunes Resort

Why it made the list

Take your pick from a handful of pools sprawled about the resort’s 1,600-acre campus, which includes an indoor lap pool, a cabana-lined adults-only pool, and a few tot-friendly options steps from the beach.

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Seabrook Island

Why it made the list

At Seabrook Island Club’s Beach Club, you’ll find a large, lively pool with a bustling pool deck and piped-in jams. Its beachfront location will let you sunbath as you overlook the ocean and count the pelicans flying overhead. There’s also an indoor lap pool and more secluded outdoor option.

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Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Why it made the list

With two pools boasting multiple water slides and splash zones, your children will have a ball at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. An indoor lap pool makes swimming for exercise easy, and guests at the Sanctuary Hotel enjoy two more outdoor pools, one for adults only and one for the whole family.

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