Best Family-Friendly Hotel Pools in Southern California
Paradise Point, San Diego
Splash and swim surrounded by lush, tropical gardens in this island-style getaway. The resort’s five pools are interspersed with lagoons and beautifully landscaped grounds. A large, family-friendly pool offers plenty of space to spread out, while the Meadow, Lagoon, and Waterfall Pools feature special treats like fire pits and splash fountains.
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
With all the fun and none of the chemicals, Hilton San Diego Bayfront has the only heated saltwater pool in town. Situated next to the beautiful bay, this pool is modern and sleek with plenty of chairs and spaces for lounging. Right next to the main pool is the Splash Zone, complete with water slide and a shallow kids’ pool with fountains and pool toys.
Omni La Costa Resort, Carlsbad
Offering no fewer than eight pools, Omni La Costa Resort has options for the whole family. Small tikes will love the Sandy Beach pool with its shallow areas and plenty of sand-castle building space. Older children may never leave the two 100-foot water slides and water play areas. Two spacious garden pools as well as a spa pool and adults-only pool make sure no one gets left out.
La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club
If pool space is what you seek, look no further than La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club. This resort’s pool is junior-Olympic sized, with lanes for lap swimming at various times throughout the day. Kids are invited to hone their water skills with private onsite swim lessons. For smaller swimmers, the adjacent kids’ wading pool offers a splashing time. During summer months, kids can participate in swim meets through the resort’s Kids Club. After a dip, there’s plenty of space to relax in the various lounge chairs and cabanas while enjoying poolside dining.
Hyatt Regency, Huntington Beach
Right across from the golden sands of Huntington Beach, the Hyatt Regency features a pool area sure to keep everyone entertained. A large, ribbon-shaped main pool offers plenty of space to lounge or swim. Private poolside cabanas are available to rent for the day. There are also three water slides, two splash pools in addition to the main pool, a lagoon pool, and a children’s wading pool. Guests can also use the pedestrian walkway to access the nearby beach.
Terranea, Rancho Palos Verdes
Terranea is all about luxurious accommodations and stunning views. However, the resort doesn’t skimp on its inviting pool area either. The large main pool is surrounded by comfortable lounge chairs and cabanas. A water slide and splash pad keep the young and young-at-heart happy. A saltwater pool and jacuzzi with breathtaking views of the Pacific feature poolside dining. An adults-only pool beckons with its elegant, relaxed vibe and poolside fire pits.
Montage Resort & Spa Laguna Beach
The centerpiece of this luxurious California coast resort is its Mosaic Pool, a beautiful hand-tiled swimming oasis surrounded by plush lounge chairs and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. A children’s pool and play area, as well as whirlpool, are adjacent to the Mosaic Pool. The resort features plenty of poolside amenities such as cabanas, games, group activities, and dining options.
Laguna Cliffs Marriott, Dana Point
Perched on the seaside bluffs of Dana Point, Laguna Cliffs Marriott offers an array of aquatic fun for the whole family. Two outdoor heated pools and Jacuzzis are situated so swimmers can take in the Pacific Ocean views. Kids will love the fountains, water cannons, and surfboards at the Splash Zone. A children’s pool, wide green lawn for out-of-water activities, and plenty of comfy lounge chairs complete the picture of relaxation.
Loews, Santa Monica
This Santa Monica beach hotel boasts a pool that combines luxury with plenty of space for the family to spread out and relax. From its 4th-floor location, the pool overlooks the beach and the Pacific Ocean. An array of comfortable lounge chairs and tables offer guests a place to unwind or enjoy the poolside ice cream shop or other dining choices.
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