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 Weissmüller, 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

Valerie Sands

1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables

+1 305 445 1926


2) 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


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3) 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


4) The Standard Miami Beach

Complete with a hydrotherapy spa with plenty of outdoor soaking tubs of different styles and temperatures, this hotel perches like a heron on the Venetian Causeway. As does the main zero-entry pool, which would look like it continues straight into the bay if it weren’t for the bright yellow lounge chairs on the deck.

The Standard Beach Miami pool

5) Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club

This is not just any Four Seasons, and this is not just any pool. The renovated Surf Club was home to Harvey Firestone and his Rat Pack friends. The beachside pool is just an extension of this elegant palazzo. You almost expect a serenade as you lounge by the palm trees.

elegant pool at the Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club

9011 Collins Avenue, Surfside

+1 305 381 3333


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