Nothing says "summer vacation" like cooling off at the pool, and some hotels go over and above to offer guests the ultimate swimming experience.
We asked USA TODAY 10Best readers to vote for their fave hotel pools among 20 nominees, and after four weeks of voting, the results are in!
It was a close race between the top two, but in the end, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas took top honors for their collection of pools known as Beachlife, which includes the relaxing guests-only Nirvana Pool and the more party-centric Paradise Beach.
Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge, the largest hot springs pool in the world and runner-up for Best Hotel Pool, keeps their giant pool at a cozy 90 degrees throughout the year, making it an ideal place to warm up during a Colorado winter.
The top 10 winners in the category Best Hotel Pool are as follows:
- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Las Vegas
- Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge - Glenwood Springs, Colo.
- JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort
- Hawks Cay - Duck Key, Fla.
- Delano South Beach - Miami
- Harrah's Resort - Atlantic City
- Grand Wailea Resort - Maui
- Sheraton Waikiki Hotel - Honolulu
- Mondrian - Los Angeles
- Fairmont Scottsdale Princess - Scottsdale, Ariz.
A panel of experts picked the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Experts Marla Cimini (MarlaCimini.com), Nicolle Monico (JustLuxe) and Yasmin Pullman (Luxury Travel Diary) were chosen based on their extensive knowledge of the hotel industry.
Additional nominees included Amangani in Jackson Hole, Wyo.; Amangiri in Canyon Point, Utah; Canyon Suites at the Phoenician in Scottsdale, Ariz.; Enchantment Resort in Sedona, Ariz.; Four Seasons Resort Hualalai on the Big Island, Hawaii; the Joule in Dallas; London West Hollywood in West Hollywood, Calif.; Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas; Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando; and Raleigh South Beach in Miami.
10Best and USA TODAY extend their congratulations to all the winners. The contest was promoted on 10Best and USA TODAY.License the 10Best Readers' Choice Award Logo