Discover the Top Miami Hotel Pools for Summer

Check out the best venues to relax and enjoy.

Trying to escape the summer heat? Discover some of Miami’s finest hotel pools, providing both relaxation and excitement. From stunning rooftop pools with incredible views to serene infinity pools, Miami’s best hotel pools cater to various preferences. Whether you seek a stylish rooftop hideaway, poolside cabanas, or luxurious swim-up bars, our chosen Miami hotel pools offer a refreshing retreat from the scorching temperatures, providing a perfect summer getaway.

Arlo Wynwood, 2217 NW Miami Ct., Miami

In the heart of Wynwood, Arlo Wynwood boasts one of the best Miami hotel pools with a stunning rooftop pool deck, ART Wynwood, providing 360-degree views of Miami. ART Wynwood is a hidden gem with a prime location for pool parties featuring live DJs. The highlight of the rooftop is its 76-foot-long heated pool, which is open all year round. Visitors can turn their hotel experience into a poolside retreat by renting a cabana equipped with a sectional couch, a mini fridge and a TV to beat the Miami heat while enjoying the open air. Outdoor showers are also available for rinsing off after a refreshing swim. Additionally, the rooftop offers diverse dishes and creative cocktails, perfect for enjoying by the poolside or at the bar.


The Elser Hotel & Residences, 398 NE Fifth St., Miami

The Elser Hotel & Residences, located in Downtown Miami, is a luxurious 646-room tower that embodies the city’s vibrant energy with its innovative design and community-driven approach. Guests can take advantage of numerous well-appointed amenities, such as a two-story state-of-the-art fitness center, a 19,000-square-foot sun deck with stunning views of Biscayne Bay, a 132-foot-long L-shaped pool featuring a 16-foot LED screen and a spacious event lawn perfect for outdoor celebrations.

Credit: Elser Hotel Residences

The Gabriel Miami, 1100 Biscayne Blvd., Miami

Among the best Miami hotel pools, The Gabriel Miami stands out with its infinity lap pool. It offers unparalleled vistas of Biscayne Bay and serves as the perfect vantage point for the sunrise over the Miami skyline. Additionally, guests can bask in the sun beside the resort-style rooftop pool, complete with a sundeck lined with palm trees, while enjoying freshly crafted cocktails at Bella’s Bar.

Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club, 3925 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

At the Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club, Autograph Collection, guests can relax at the adults-only cabana pool. Visitors can reserve private cabanas and enjoy a cool breeze with two delicious appetizers and fresh fruit. Cabana guests also have access to a stocked fridge with soda and water and a selection of beer, mimosas, Bellinis or prosecco. Families can cool off at the family and kids’ pool area, adorned with beautiful palm trees, salmon-pink umbrellas, and thoughtful design elements. Parents can unwind in poolside cabanas while their children enjoy the water. Both pools provide shaded palm trees and a helpful poolside team to cater to guests’ needs.

Best Miami Hotel Pools Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club
Credit: Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club

The Gates Hotel South Beach, 2360 Collins Ave., Miami Beach,

The Gates Hotel South Beach, located along the Indian Creek Canal on Collins Avenue, offers a serene luxury and leisure atmosphere. The spacious ground-level deck provides a picturesque pool view with custom double-sided cabanas. This deck serves as the main venue for The Gates’ weekly events and leads to the restaurant, featuring lounging areas, a communal table for outdoor dining, and a bar. The pool is conveniently situated between the Pool and Lobby Bar, creating the ideal setting for refreshing cocktails and savoring delicious bar bites.

The Balfour Hotel, 350 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach

The Balfour Hotel, situated in Miami’s South of Fifth neighborhood, is a delightful, historic art deco property comprising two interconnected buildings complemented by a captivating courtyard. Inviting guests to follow a trail of white orchids, the hotel unveils an elevated plunge pool featuring an underwater window, perfect for capturing Instagram-worthy shots of swimmers behind the glass wall. The pool area is adorned with terra-cotta mosaic tiles, chaise lounges and rattan seating, creating an inviting space for guests to bask in the sun and relax.

The Betsy, 1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach

The Betsy is a 130-room, family-owned, operated, independent oceanfront resort in Miami Beach’s Art Deco District. This boutique luxury resort opened in March 2009 after restoring the historic Betsy Ross Hotel. It merged with the former Art Deco Carlton Hotel after a significant expansion. The Betsy Rooftop Pool Deck is renowned for its picturesque setting, offering breathtaking 360-degree views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Miami skyline. After exploring South Beach, guests can

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Drew Limsky

Drew Limsky



Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.