5 Cool Pools at South Florida Hotels
A hotel without a pool in South Florida's practically unheard of, but as a major amenity, not just any pool with do. Pools have to be special to keep guests happy. Here are five among many South Florida cool pools.
Fontainebleau Resort Miami South Beach
Hotel: Fontainebleau Resort Miami South Beach
Address: 4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
Distinction: A complex of pools beginning with an enormous, lagoon-like pool, and including dipping pools and Jacuzzis. Upscale cabanas have flat-screen TVs and WiFi.
Also: James Bond carvorted here.
Hotel: The Delano
Address: 1685 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
Distinction: Not a just a pool, but a "water salon," with food, live DJs, and music playing underwater.
Also: Designed by French designer Philippe Stark
Biltmore Coral Gables
Hotel: Biltmore Coral Gables
Address: 1200 Anastasia Ave, Coral Gables
Distinction: Boasts the largest pool in the Lower 48 at 22k SF, and a picturesque one at that.
Also: Tarzan used to be a swimming instructor here (Johnny Weissmuller, that is).
The Raleigh Hotel
Hotel: The Raleigh Hotel
Address: 1775 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
Distinction: It gets points for its unique shape alone.
Also: Esther Williams used to swim here.
Hotel: The Setai
Address: 2001 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
Distinction: Three pools, really, at three different temperatures.
Also: Dazzling landscaping.