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Best Indoor Hotel Pools For Kids In The USA

There are a plethora of indoor hotel pools for kids in the USA, which provide fun and excitement for families on vacation, whatever the weather. We’ve chosen 12 of our favorites and also include the hotels other family friendly facilities. So pack your floaties and enjoy! Which hotel indoor pool do you recommend?

Best Indoor Hotel Pools For Kids In The USA

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1. The Peninsula Chicago 5*

Location: 108 E Superior St, Chicago, IL 60611

The Peninsula Chicago indoor pool , Best Indoor Hotel Pools For Kids In The USA
Image courtesy of The Peninsula Chicago

Indoor Pool Details:

The hotel has a half-Olympic size indoor swimming pool with floor-to-ceiling windows and surrounded by the sweeping views of Chicago’s famous skyline.

  • Family hours are from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm.
  • At this time, guests will have a maximum one (1) hour swimming time allotment. Guests have to contact The Spa to reserve.

Key family-friendly features:

The Peninsula Chicago’s amenities were designed with the youngest guests in mind so don’t forget to mention your child’s age and interests when reserving your room so they may create special memories throughout your stay.

  • Welcome amenity of Peninsula treats for junior guest with items such as gummy bears, chocolate chip cookies, popcorn and more
  • Crib and linens can be placed in room prior to arrival with advance notice
  • Playstation or Wii set up in room with advance notice
  • Chicago kids’ maps are available via the Concierge for children that wish to explore the city
  • An on-property digital Peninsula Scavenger Hunt is available via the Front Desk
  • Babysitter services can be facilitated through our Concierge with advance notice

2. Coco Key Hotel & Water Park Resort, Florida

Location: 7400 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819

As Orlando’s only outdoor and canopy-covered water resort, Coco key Hotel and Water Park Resort has covered pools, splash pads and slides as well a plethora of outdoor slides and pools. As a Universal Partner hotel Coco Key Hotel provides a scheduled free shuttle service to Universal Orlando Resort.

Indoor Pool Details:

The West-themed resort offers 55,000-square feet of indoor oasis with body slides, tube slides, an adventure river and an activity pool. Another key feature is the shallow pool “Dip-In Theatre” specially made for the younger guests.

Key family-friendly features:

  • Minnows Lagoon Toddler Pool and Interactive Play Area (with tipping bucket)
  • Coral Reef Teen Pool and 6,500 sq. ft. Arcade
  • Scheduled Shuttle Service is available to Universal Orlando® Resort and SeaWorld®
  • Shuttles to Disney are available for a fee through MEARS Transportation

3. Grand Cascades Lodge, New Jersey

Grand Cascades Lodge interior, Best Indoor Hotel Pools For Kids In The USA
Image courtesy of Grand Cascades Lodge Hotel

Location: 3 Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg, NJ 07419

Indoor Pool Details:


Grand Cascades Lodge indoor pool, one of the Best Indoor Hotel Pools For Kids In The USA
Image courtesy of Grand Cascades Lodge

The Biosphere is a 10,000 square foot tropical pool paradise and features heated indoor and outdoor pools, a 140-foot water slide, an underground aquarium and a grotto-like Jacuzzi.

Key family-friendly features:

  • Horseback Riding
  • Guided Archery at the Quarry
  • Koi Feeding
  • Marshmallow Roasting
  • FarmTour
  • Self Guided Hiking

4. Royal Sonesta Boston, MA

Location: 40 Edwin Land Boulevard, Cambridge, MA 02142

Located in a prime position to explore Boston and Cambridge!

Indoor Pool Details:

The atrium-style lap pool, one of the largest pools in the Boston and Cambridge area, is a chlorine-free, salt-based pool that is gentler to the skin and eyes. The pool is available to guests daily from 6 AM to 10 PM. Children 16 and under need to be accompanied by an adult as the pool does not have a lifeguard on duty.

Key family-friendly features:

  • Coffee maker in every room
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Room views of the Charles River and Boston skyline
  • Across the street from the CambridgeSide Galleria
  • Pet-friendly

5. Great Wolf Lodge Chicago/Gurnee, IL

Location: 1700 Nations Drive, Gurnee IL 60031

Great Wolf Lodge has several locations with indoor water parks, but Chicago/Gurnee is a favorite!

Indoor Pool Details:

The indoor waterpark offers the following attractions and more:

  • Fort Mackenzie – the best water fort treehouse you will see; offers interactive water toys and kid-activated splash features
  • Cub Paw Pool – made just for tykes and toddlers with its kiddie slides and rainbow colored jet skis that’ll keep them entertained for hours
  • Slap Tail Pond – catch a wave and splash and play as the swells sweep in from the five-foot deep end to the zero-depth-entry shallows
  • Whooping Hollow – a play pool filled with perfectly sized water slides for the kids
  • Crooked Creek – the park’s lazy river

Key family-friendly features:

  • Story Time at the Lodge
  • Ten Paw Alley (bowling alley made for kids)
  • Wolf Walk (nature exploration)
  • Life jackets for various age ranges are provided free of charge

6. Triple Play Resort Hotel & Suites, ID

Location: 151 W Orchard Ave, Hayden, ID 83835

Triple Play Resort Hotel & Suites offers guests an ideal location close to Silverwood Theme Park and is conveniently attached to both Triple Play Family Fun Park and Raptor Reef Indoor Waterpark. This pet-friendly hotel features 95 comfortable rooms and suites, complimentary deluxe breakfast each morning; free high-speed wired and wireless Internet access.

Indoor Pool Details:

The hotel has an indoor water park called Raptor Reef that is famous for its Superbowl ride. The park also features a wave pool, hot tubs, a children’s play area, and four twisty, high-speed slides.

Key family-friendly features:

  • Bunk beds and two-room suites available
  • Family fun center featuring miniature golf, laser tag, go karts, bowling, arcade games, a ropes course

7. Wilderness at the Smokies Resort, TN

Location: 1424 Old Knoxville Hwy, Sevierville, TN 37876

Waterparks are Included with your stay!

Indoor Pool Details:

The Wild WaterDome, the largest indoor waterpark in Tennessee,  features a see-through roof, a wave pool, a multi-leveled water play feature, indoor surf rider, scream-tastic waterslides, and two family raft rides.

Key family-friendly features:

  • 25,000 sq. ft. Indoor Family Entertainment Center
  • Party Rooms at the Adventure Forest
  • Tree Top Towers (a three story ropes course)
  • Laser Tag at Fury in the Forest (a multi-level laser tag arena)
  • Mega Arcade

8. InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, Ilinois

Location: 505 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

Indoor Pool Details:

The hotel pool is a junior Olympic-sized pool, with multiple lanes for swimming.

Key family-friendly features:

  • Dry cleaning and laundry services
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa InterContinental
  • Center Court

9. Omni Grove Park Inn

Location: 290 Macon Avenue Asheville, Nort Carolina 28804

Indoor Pool Details:

The hotel offers a 50,000 square foot Sports Complex that houses an indoor fitness and family pool kept at the ideal temperature. Access to the indoor pool is available to all resort guests. Offering limited occupancy on a first-come-first-serve basis and the hours of operations is from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

Key family-friendly features:

  • Multiple casual and formal restaurants with panoramic mountain views
  • Indoor and outdoor tennis courts
  • 18-Hole golf course
  • Subterranean Spa
  • Sports Complex

10. Morning Star Lodge at Silver Mountain Resort, Idaho

Location: 610 Bunker Avenue, Kellogg, Idaho 83837

The condominiums feature the latest in design and comfort. There are multiple floor plans and options available to accommodate families and groups of any size and on any budget. Waterpark is included free for hotel guests.

Indoor Pool Details:

 Morning Star Lodge at Silver Mountain Resort indoor pool one of the Best Indoor Hotel Pools For Kids In The USA
Image courtesy of Morning Star Lodge

Silver Rapids Indoor Waterpark features the North Fork Lazy river – a 315-foot lazy river that slowly floats you around the indoor waterpark at a leisurely pace; and MInor’s Island – a themed multi-level play structure with many interactive valves and a giant tipping bucket and two body flume water slides racing off of the back. There is also Warm Springs located right next to the lazy river which is an indoor family attraction that is not as hot as a standard hot tub. Other attractions include Cub Cove, Hoop Lagoon, Moose Sluice and Flow Rider.

Key family-friendly features:

  • Family activities like outdoor movies, water bomb fights, craft times and singalongs with smores by the fire
  • Mountain golf at Galena Ridge
  • Scenic gondola rides
  • Live music at the mountain house grill

11. SoundWaves at Gaylord Opryland Resort, Tennessee

Location: 2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville, Tennessee 37214

Indoor Pool Details:

The resort offers Down Tempo Lazy River where guests can grab a tube and float down this relaxing river through cavernous rock features with LED lighting led lighting and music. There is also the Groovin’ Lagoon Activity Pool offering fun for all ages with the pool area’s rock wall, lily pad walk, basketball hoops and 30′ water curtain.

Key family-friendly features:

  • Access to Water Attractions
  • Outdoor Live Music (seasonal May-Sept)
  • Cabana Rentals and Indoor Gardens
  • Arcade with VR games, game table, a rock climbing wall and three private party rooms

12. Camelback Resort, Pennsylvania

Location: 193 Resort Dr, Tannersville, PA 18372

A mountain resort!

Indoor Pool Details:

Camelback Resort indoor pool, one of the Best Indoor Hotel Pools For Kids In The USA
images courtesy of Camelback Lodge

Camelback Lodge is home to the USA’s #1 indoor waterpark – Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark. The waterpark is covered by a texlon roof and has a wave pool, wild slides, fun rides and cozy cabanas.

Key family-friendly features:

  • Indoor Adventure Tickets and Passes
  • Laser Tag
  • Rock Climbing
  • Escape Room
  • Arcadia Arcade
  • Virtual Reality
  • Indoor Ropes Course
  • Bumper Cars
  • Skiing (seasonal)

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