The 5 nicest hotel pools in Miami

1) The Biltmore

Renowned for its size – it was once the largest in the world – the Biltmore pool is 2137 square meters. It’s also where the original Tarzan, actor Johnny Weissmuller, worked as a lifeguard. For the most luxe experience, rent a cabana and take an outdoor rain shower under native palms after a dip.

clear blue swimming pool at the Biltmore hotel

1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables

+1 855 311 6903

http://biltmorehotel.com

2) Delano South Beach

The Delano is famous for its long, mostly shallow pool, which has cafe furniture actually immersed in it. In addition to admiring designer Philippe Starck’s tropically landscaped quirkiness, you can book spa treatments or have a meal and a cocktail next to it. Hotel guests only until 7 pm.

swimming pool and white lounge chairs at the Delano South Beach

1685 Collins Avenue, South Beach

+1 305 672 2000

http://morganshotelgroup.com/delano

3) National Hotel

This pair of pools – one more of a square, the other a thin rectangle – includes the longest infinity-edge pool in Miami Beach. Fringed by palm trees and other assorted native foliage that provides shade, the pools are so tempting you might never make it to the beach. C’est la vida loca.

swimming pool of The National hotel

1677 Collins Avenue, South Beach

+1 305 532 2311

http://nationalhotel.com

4) 1 Hotel South Beach

Deeply concerned with sustainability, 1 Hotel incorporates design with ecologically sound practices. This ethos extends to the South Pool, the Center Pool, the adult-only Rooftop Pool and the private Cabana Pool, where the day beds and cabanas utilize reclaimed wood and natural fabrics and all views of the ocean are pristine and panoramic.

swimming pool of the 1 Hotel South Beach Miami

2341 Collins Avenue, South Beach

+1 866 615 1111

http://1hotels.com

5) The Raleigh Miami Beach

Honored by Life Magazine as ‘the most beautiful pool in America’ in 1947, the accolades haven’t stopped since. Any changes to this curving Art Deco diva have only been improvements – such as increasing Pool Bar services, and the fact that you can now email reservations for cabanas or lounge chairs to poolandbeach@raleighhotel.com.

hotel swimming pool surrounded by palm trees at The Raleigh

1775 Collins Avenue, South Beach

+1 305 534 6300

http://raleighhotel.com

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