Discover Chicago’s Coolest Hotel Pools

June 15, 2018 Written by: Nick Luisi

Swimming pools are an important part of the luxury hotel experience. An inviting pool can have a big impact on where travelers choose to stay as well as their chances of making a return trip. It’s all part of the lure and the adventure associated with luxury vacations. If you’re looking for the perfect retreat, check out some of Chicago’s coolest hotel pools. These Chicago pools really make a splash.

Chicago’s Coolest Hotel Pools

InterContinental Chicago

The InterContinental swimming pool is one of the largest hotel pools in America and one of the oldest in Chicago. In 1929, it was the first pool constructed on the 14th floor of any building ever. Walking into the pool area is like taking a trip back in time to the jazz age. The junior Olympic-sized pool is surrounded by stained glass windows and touches of marble and terra cotta. 

Kimpton Hotel Palomar

The heated pool at Kimpton Hotel Palomar is on the 17th floor and offers fantastic views of the Chicago skyline. Hotel guests can also relax on the rooftop sundeck after a swim. The hotel’s restaurant, Sable Kitchen & Bar, will deliver a meal to guests poolside. There’s something “zen” about the pool area, especially in the evening when the lights of Chicago become mesmerizing. 

The Langham

Renowned for its spa and wellness retreat, The Langham is also home to one of Chicago’s coolest hotel pools. The 67-foot swimming pool has lighting both on the ceiling and in the pool, casting a cool shimmering vibe. Large windows at the end of the pool area offer spectacular views of the Chicago River. The pool is wheelchair accessible, and there’s a jacuzzi, sauna, and full-service spa nearby. You can’t get much better than that. 

Four Seasons

The indoor pool at the Four Seasons Hotel is opulence at its best. Accented with Roman columns and a huge domed skylight, this 50-foot stunner is a little piece of heaven. At one end, you’ll find an inviting hot tub. Cocktails are served poolside if desired. Romantic lighting encourages lingering, and floor-to-ceiling windows give a bird’s-eye view of the city. The Four Seasons pool is a perfect refuge from a chilly Chicago day. 

The Robey Hotel

Last but certainly not least, the beautiful indoor and outdoor pools that grace Chicago’s Robey Hotel were designed by the master craftsman at Sunset Pools and Spas. Get in a few laps at the indoor pool or relax in the sun while you enjoy the unique triangular pool and rooftop bar. Luxuriate in these high-quality pools on your next vacation!


These beautiful pools are city treasures and the perfect inspiration for your next pool project. Sunset Pools and Spas specializes in designing customized commercial pools, so please contact us for more information.

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