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5 Cool Pools at South Florida Hotels

    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.

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    Fontainebleau Resort Miami South Beach

    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.

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    The Delano

    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

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    Biltmore Coral Gables

    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).

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    The Raleigh Hotel

    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.

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    The Setai

    The Setai

    Hotel: The Setai

    Address: 2001 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

    Distinction: Three pools, really, at three different temperatures.

    Also: Dazzling landscaping.