Best hotel pools in Orange County

Summertime is beach time, but if you’re burned out on the sandy experience, or Mom just needs a break, here are the hotels and resorts in Orange County with the best pools. Check in, spend the night, and have fun!

Hyatt Regency – Huntington Beach

Hyatt Regency

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A Pacific hideaway right on the beach, you won’t need to go far from home when visiting the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach. The views are amazing, and there are three pool areas to choose from: the newly renovated, lagoon-style Mankota’s Pool, Slyders Water Playground, or the peaceful Spa Grotto, a lush garden that features three oversized Jacuzzi® spas.

The kids can check out Camp Hyatt, an activity program exclusively for our guests ages 3-12. Campers will spend their days doing arts & crafts, frolicking on the beach, in the pool and all around our extensive resort, with each day designed around a specific theme.

Montage Laguna Beach

Montage Laguna Beach

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Arguably one of the amazing resorts in Southern California, the Montage Laguna Beach has it all: location, luxury, a fabulous pool, and an exclusive feel. The mosaic pool has gorgeous tile mosaic of the sun on the floor, and spectacular views that you won’t forget.

While this is probably more of an adult getaway, a separate pool for children is next to the main pool, as well as a hot tub. Complimentary books and headsets can be borrowed while lounging by the pool, if you forgot to bring your own!

St. Regis Monarch Beach

St. Regis Monarch Beach

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Perched on a hillside overlooking the azure waters of the Pacific, the Monarch Beach Resort has 3 different pools to meet everyone’s need. The largest is the stunning Ocean pool, with luxurious cabanas, if you’re so inclined. There is also the family-oriented Lagoon Pool, which features a wading section for younger swimmers and a jacuzzi for the rest of the family. If you’re looking for a workout, check out the heated lap pool that has three lanes with underwater music.

The Resort at Pelican Hill

The Resort at Pelican Hill

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The Resort at Pelican Hill is the epitome of luxury on 504 acres of unrivaled coastal beauty. The Coliseum Pool is a perfect circle 136 feet in diameter, with a very Romanesque feel. While adults will love this lavishness, if your kids find it boring, you can check them in to Camp Pelican.

Camp Pelican is designed for kids age 4-12, and has its own Children’s Pool with umbrellas, chaise lounges, bubble jet fountain and sand play areas, plus lots of other fun activities!

The Waterfront Beach Resort

The Waterfront Beach Resort

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You’ll love the tropical setting of the pool at the Waterfront Beach Resort, right here in Surf City. It’s heated year round, and with the ocean right across the street, this is another pool with spectacular views of the sunset. If the night is cool, jump in the hot tub and soak to your heart’s content.

The forecast is beautiful so soak up the sun and relax at one of Orange County’s best hotel pools!

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