Warmth and Wonder: The Ultimate Guide to Hotels with Heated Outdoor Pools

January 7, 2024 by Akylina Printziou

Photo:  Marriott's MountainSide

In a season where snow and frost have transformed much of the world into a winter canvas, what could be more delightful than the warm, welcoming waters of a heated outdoor pool? The Travelmyth team, experts in all things pools, has handpicked a collection of global hotels, each featuring an outdoor pool that offers a luxurious antidote to the winter chill. Picture the magical experience of immersing yourself in comforting, warm waters amidst a landscape draped in snow, or the pleasure of a heated swim under a star-filled winter sky.

This curated selection of outdoor heated pools is a celebration of both luxury and the stunning beauty of winter. Spanning from the snow-capped summits of famous ski locales to the tranquil, frosty allure of hidden getaways, our assortment of hotels is an ideal antidote to the cold weather. It's like having access to a personal hot spring, a place to relish breathtaking scenery while relaxing in the heart of a winter wonderland.

Prepare to envelop yourself in the warmth of these select hotels, where the heated outdoor pools provide a heavenly break from the frosty air. Whether it's witnessing the ethereal dance of morning mist over the water or the exhilarating sensation of swimming amidst gently falling snow, these pools offer a revitalizing and enchanting experience. So, don't forget your swimwear as you embark on an extraordinary trip to the most inviting heated outdoor pools across the globe, tailor-made for your winter vacation.

Hotel Alpenroyal - The Leading Hotels of the World


Hidden within the splendor of the Dolomites, a locale celebrated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Hotel Alpenroyal - The Leading Hotels of the World rises as a symbol of Alpine sophistication. Established in 1956, this 5-star haven has consistently enchanted its guests with its classic charm and high-quality services, while its unique horseshoe shape allows guests to enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. The centerpiece of its charm is the outdoor heated pool, a harmonious fusion of calm and revival. Heated to a soothing 33°C (91.4°F), the pool offers a space for guests to bask in mountain serenity, enhanced by the distinctive sound of underwater music.

Renowned as one of the hotels with spa in Italy, the Hotel Alpenroyal - The Leading Hotels of the World prides itself on a remarkable wellness area that stands as an architectural gem. This haven surpasses typical spa expectations, with the outdoor heated pool taking a pivotal role in the wellness journey of its guests. Imagine the luxurious sensation as you transition from an invigorating swim to the gentle embrace of the hydro-massage area, where sore muscles are soothed and spirits uplifted. This pool, with its flowing water canal and whirlpool features, is part of the hotel’s extensive ‘Water World’, which encompasses over 2,200 m² of diverse aquatic experiences. Each moment spent in these waters, whether swimming to the rhythm of underwater tunes or unwinding in the hydro-massage pool, promises royal body moments set against the dramatic backdrop of the Dolomites.

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Lenkerhof gourmet spa resort - Relais & Châteaux


The Lenkerhof gourmet spa resort - Relais & Châteaux in Switzerland is where luxury meets picturesque scenery, forming an unmatched haven of relaxation. Renowned for its top-tier service and Gault Millau-acclaimed cuisine, this stylish hotel is set against the stunning Swiss Alps, providing a backdrop of breathtaking beauty. At this hotel, every guest, from families to solo travelers, finds a warm and welcoming ambiance, echoing the Relais & Chateaux principles of character, friendliness, tranquility, charm, and cuisine.

The resort's outdoor pool, known as the Lüwi-Wyyer, is a testament to the long-standing tradition of water and bathing that began almost 350 years ago with the hotel's own Balmen spring. Immerse yourself in the inviting outdoor pool filled with Lenk spring water, heated up to a soothing 34°C (93.2°F). This natural spring water not only offers relaxation but also gently massages your back muscles with its jets. As you relax and drift in the pool's warm embrace, you're greeted by the stunning panorama of the mountains, an experience that is both peaceful and revitalizing. Furthermore, being among the select hotels in Switzerland offering ski-to-door access, the Lenkerhof gourmet spa resort - Relais & Châteaux masterfully combines the thrill of winter sports with the comfort of après-ski leisure.

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Gartenhotel Linde 4 Sterne Superior


Nestled amidst the stunning mountains of Austria, Gartenhotel Linde 4 Sterne Superior, a cherished establishment maintained by the same family for four generations, provides a harmonious mix of leisure and relaxation. Here, guests can indulge in culinary delights crafted from local produce, unwind on sun-drenched terraces, or seek solace in the Linde rooms, each thoughtfully arranged to ensure the most restful sleep. This hotel stands as a haven of serenity and comfort, embodying the essence of peaceful retreat. Among its highlights is the all-year-round heated outdoor pool, a serene oasis where guests can shed their daily worries.

As one of the luxury hotels in Austria, the Gartenhotel Linde 4 Sterne Superior's wellness offerings are nothing short of extraordinary. Spread across three floors, the Garten SPA caters to adults seeking tranquility, while the Family SPA welcomes all for a collective rejuvenating experience. The highlight is the hotel's heated infinity pool on the rooftop, where guests can immerse themselves in waters heated to a balmy 35°C (95°F), floating towards stunning mountain views. This experience is further enhanced in the rooftop garden, a perfect spot to replenish strength and soak up the nourishing mountain sun. This fusion of luxurious amenities and natural splendor makes Gartenhotel Linde 4 Sterne Superior an idyllic retreat for those seeking both rejuvenation and adventure.

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Marriott's MountainSide


Begin a remarkable journey at Marriott's MountainSide, situated in the vibrant core of Park City, Utah. Perfectly positioned in the city’s heart, this resort is a paradise for those eager to access the most celebrated ski slopes. Welcoming families, couples, and friend groups, it truly captures the essence of Park City. While skiing is a major draw, the real gem of Marriott's MountainSide is its outdoor heated pool. Operating from the break of dawn to the fall of dusk, the pool provides a dreamy locale for guests to relish in the extraordinary mountain vistas, offering a sublime haven throughout the year.

The heated outdoor pool at Marriott's MountainSide is a haven of warmth and peace, nestled amidst Utah's captivating natural beauty. Guests returning from skiing escapades can find solace and rejuvenation in its warm waters, encircled by awe-inspiring landscapes. This pool, replete with considerate amenities, showcases the resort's dedication to creating lasting and enriching experiences, making every visit a journey of serenity and luxury.

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die berge lifestyle-hotel sölden


The die berge lifestyle-hotel sölden, cradled in the Ötztal Alps' core, welcomes guests to a world where exhilarating adventure meets tranquil relaxation. Tailored for those who relish active holidays and mountain adventures, this hotel serves as an ideal sanctuary for enthusiasts of mountain sports and nature exploration. The pinnacle of this retreat is the Sky Spa, which offers a unique relaxation highlight: the infinity Sky Pool. This heated outdoor pool, a year-round marvel, is situated in a prime location, boasting the most spectacular views. Guests can swim effortlessly in the pool, with the majestic mountain panorama reflecting off the water, creating a sense of unity with nature.

In addition to being one of the hotels with a gym in Austria, die berge lifestyle-hotel sölden offers a comprehensive wellness experience. After an exhilarating day in the mountains, guests can find respite and release tension in the panoramic sauna, bio sauna, textile sauna, or the aroma steam bath. These facilities are designed to invigorate the circulatory system and soothe tired muscles. After enjoying the various wellness amenities, guests have the opportunity to relax in the peaceful waters of the infinity Sky Pool. Those who prioritize fitness will appreciate the hotel's fully equipped fitness center, which serves as an excellent addition to the outdoor activity options. The Sky Spa, featuring both indoor and outdoor spaces complete with cozy lounge chairs, offers a tranquil environment for guests to unwind after their swim, all while taking in the breathtaking Ötztal mountain scenery.

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El Lodge, Ski & Spa


Find your haven at El Lodge, Ski & Spa, nestled in the Sierra Nevada, a boutique retreat styled in alpine elegance that provides a peaceful escape from everyday hustle. A member of the esteemed Small Luxury Hotels, El Lodge, Ski & Spa is distinctively situated as a slope-side haven in Granada, Andalucia. With its close proximity to the lively city of Malaga and the dynamic beaches and nightlife in Marbella, it's a perfect destination for those who desire a blend of mountainous thrill and seaside leisure. In this picturesque environment, El Lodge, Ski & Spa distinguishes itself with its exclusive outdoor offerings, particularly its unique feature in the region – an open-air, heated pool.

At El Lodge, Ski & Spa, the outdoor heated pool is a haven of relaxation and tranquility. Open daily from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, it invites guests to swim and unwind with the warmth of the Sierra sun on their backs, set against a picturesque mountain backdrop. The experience is elevated by the inclusion of a spacious sauna, awash with natural light, and a traditional Finnish hot tub, creating a space of total wellness. This unique combination of snow, sun, and soothing waters, viewed from the comfort of sun loungers overlooking the slopes, makes El Lodge, Ski & Spa not only a rejuvenating retreat but also one of the favored hotels for honeymoon in Spain, offering a memorable and intimate experience in nature.

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As we conclude our exploration of these enchanting hotels, each boasting their unique outdoor heated pools, it's evident that the perfect blend of luxury, relaxation, and stunning natural beauty can elevate a simple swim to an extraordinary experience. From the tranquil beauty of the Alps at Hotel Alpenroyal to the radiant, slope-side charm of El Lodge in Andalucia, each of these destinations opens the door to a world of calm and renewal. Offering more than mere accommodations, these hotels stand out with their extraordinary facilities and awe-inspiring settings, delivering not just a place to stay but an immersive journey into a realm where luxury and the grandeur of nature intertwine memorably.

Should the world of luxurious hotels with outdoor heated pools have piqued your interest, we encourage you to delve into our complete assortment of hotels with outdoor heated pools. For those who find comfort in the cozy atmosphere of an indoor environment, rest assured, our curated selection also includes hotels with indoor heated pools, catering to your specific preferences. Delve deeper into our extensive pool categories, or mix and match them with any other categories that pique your interest. Whether it’s a family vacation, a romantic getaway, or a retreat with your beloved pet, Travelmyth offers the perfect options to tailor your search to your needs.

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