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Which hotel has the best pool? Readers say Sheraton Waikiki

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This is second straight win for Honolulu hotel

For many travelers, especially during these hot summer months, the quality of a pool can make or break a hotel stay. Book one of these 10 hotels, voted as having the best hotel pools in the nation, and your stay is sure to be a memorable one.

  • Sheraton Waikiki
    Honolulu

    The Sheraton Waikiki Hotel in Honolulu offers a family-friendly activity pool with all the bells and whistles: a waterslide, two large whirlpools and an interactive fountain area. But the real star at this Hawaiian resort is the heated oceanfront infinity pool – one of the longest in the U.S. – with its stunning views of Waikiki and Diamond Head.
    Photo courtesy of Sheraton Waikiki Hotel

  • JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa
    San Antonio

    A favorite with families, the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort near San Antonio is home to the River Bluff Water Experience, a resort water park with a 1,100-foot lazy river, waterslides, a kid's pool, an interactive water play area, infinity-edge adults-only pool and cabana rentals.
    Photo courtesy of JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort

  • Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa
    San Antonio

    The Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa in San Antonio has its own 5-acre water park, complete with a live oak-shaded lazy river, FlowRider surf simulator, 22-foot waterslide and multiple pools for swimming and splashing.
    Photo courtesy of Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa

  • Mondrian Los Angeles
    Los Angeles

    Romantic and chic, surrounded by flowers and filled with flickering lanterns, the pool at the Mondrian Los Angeles occupies a rooftop teak deck with sweeping views of the surrounding city. Underwater music soothes, while the adjacent Skybar serves up fresh cocktails and Hollywood glamor in spades.
    Photo courtesy of Mondrian Los Angeles

  • The Woodlands Resort
    The Woodlands, Texas

    The Woodlands Resort, north of Houston, has its own Forest Oasis Lazy River & Waterpark. Guests can race down water slides, embark on underwater scavenger hunts, float the 1,005-foot lazy river or unwind in the heated lagoon-style pool. Puffy’s Sprayground is a hit with younger guests.
    Photo courtesy of The Woodlands Resort

  • Glenwood Hot Springs Resort
    Glenwood Springs, Colo.

    The year-round 90-degree pool at Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge in Glenwood Springs, Colo. is like one giant hot tub. The spring that feeds the world's largest hot springs pool is rich in minerals – 15 to be exact – famous for their soothing, restorative properties. Two waterslides appeal to younger swimmers.
    Photo courtesy of Glenwood Hot Springs Resort

  • Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
    Scottsdale, Ariz.

    Six separate pools create a giant outdoor playground in the Scottsdale desert for visitors of all ages. At the heart of the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess pool complex, the 6,000-square-foot Sonoran Splash features two water slides, a zero entry pool deck and a sandbox play area, perfect for families with young children. New to the resort is the 7,000 square foot Sunset Beach pool with 9,000 square feet of sand.
    Photo courtesy of Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

  • The Broadmoor
    Colorado Springs

    The highlight of The Broadmoor’s pool area is the seasonal outdoor infinity pool, with zero-entry access and Cheyenne Lake and the surrounding mountains as its backdrop. Swimmers enjoy an expansive pool deck, two water slides and two 14-person outdoor whirlpools. Throughout the year, guests can also swim laps in an outdoor heated lap pool or soak in the indoor Spa Pool.
    Photo courtesy of The Broadmoor

  • Four Seasons at Walt Disney World Resort
    Orlando

    The Four Seasons Resort Orlando has enough pool action that some guests might find it difficult to pull themselves away. The beach-entry Family Pool features 7,590-square-feet overlooking the lake with its own underwater sound system. Kids love the interactive fountains of the Splash Zone, as well as the Lazy River and two 242-foot water slides. There's also an adults-only pool outfitted with underwater audio and a Jacuzzi.
    Photo courtesy of Don Riddle / Four Seasons Resort Orlando

  • Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa
    Kauai

    The pool areas at the Grand Hyatt Kauai are divided into multiple levels. Swimmers can glide down a 150-foot waterslide, play a game of water basketball, relax in an adults-only pool, float on a lava rock-lined lazy river or swim in a saltwater lagoon.
    Photo courtesy of Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa

The top 10 winners in the category Best Hotel Pool are as follows:

  1. Sheraton Waikiki - Honolulu
  2. JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa - San Antonio
  3. Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa - San Antonio
  4. Mondrian Los Angeles - Los Angeles
  5. The Woodlands Resort - The Woodlands, Texas
  6. Glenwood Hot Springs Resort - Glenwood Springs, Colo.
  7. Fairmont Scottsdale Princess - Scottsdale, Ariz.
  8. The Broadmoor - Colorado Springs
  9. Four Seasons at Walt Disney World Resort - Orlando
  10. Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa - Kauai

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.

Congratulations to all these winning hotels!

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