The Jersey Shore isn’t the only highlight of a holiday in the Garden State. One of the coolest ways to beat the heat in New Jersey is to dive into a hotel’s pool. Always the perfect temperature and rarely filled with marine life that isn’t of the inflatable variety, these indoor and outdoor pools are laid-back retreats only steps from your suite. Wade into your vacation the right way with a stay at one of these hotels with pools in New Jersey, all bookable with Culture Trip.
Nothing against the other New Jersey hotels with an indoor pool, but The Reeds at Shelter Haven knows that no swimming pool can compete with the beach. That’s why they limit their swimming holes to a plunge pool and hot tub on their Roof Garden sun deck. It’s a solid way to have a soak before taking advantage of the hotel’s seasonal beach service, because if you don’t plop an umbrella into the sand in the name of The Reeds, who will?
Exclusivity has its perks at the Bungalow Hotel, and one such perk is that you get to gate crash the pool of a completely separate hotel. Go ahead, waltz into the Wave Resort with your stunna shades on, and your duckie float wrapped around your waist. Skip the steps, walk right over to the deep end, and break the surface of the water with a belly flop that will send waves all the way back to the Bungalow.
A classic Cape May holiday if there ever was one, La Mer Beachfront Resort has a heated outdoor pool that’s family friendly for all ages. A dedicated kiddie area lets the little ones splish and splash without worry. The beach is just beyond the pool deck, though you should never feel rushed to hit the shoreline. Your oceanview room will give you a glimpse of the beach, letting you know when the waves are calm enough for your little guppies.
There are hotels with pools in New Jersey – and then there’s the Asbury Ocean Club Hotel’s private oceanfront oasis. This terrace overlooking the Atlantic defines serenity, a sensory experience that will wash over you with a sea of sublime delight. A cocktail cart does the rounds, ensuring that every sun-worshipper is hydrated and held in a state of pure bliss. Find yourself a shady spot beneath the garden trees and put yourself in a cocoon of luxury until the sun goes down.
We’re not sure what your kiddos will like more: the indoor pool or that Florham Park calls it family-friendly frolicking fun. While they’re busy with the tongue twister in between rounds of Marco Polo, you’ll be free to lounge on a comfortable poolside red rocker. It’s one of the best ways to relax – aside from the Archer’s Den, of course. This modern suburban sanctuary has a private balcony, a wet bar and a chesterfield-style sofa that rival’s the red rocker at the pool.
As America’s first seaside resort, we have to wonder: what was the preferred trick of the 1800s’ swim crowd? You should cover all of your bases and pull out all the stops when staying at this hotel beside Cape May’s beach. Save the cannonballs for amateur hour. We’re talking swan dives, froggers, jackknives and underwater handstands. Get every trick out of your system before you venture over to the beach; it’s not suggested that you belly flop into the waves.
At The Hewitt Wellington Hotel, every day between Memorial Day and Labor Day is a pool day. They already have the towels, you just need to bring something to get wet. This seasonal outdoor pool isn’t the only on-water adventure to put on your itinerary, either. You’re already staying on the shores of Spring Lake, might as well go for a swim. Spring Lake Beach will cost you a two-block walk, but reward you with an ocean of excitement.
If you want to swim in a pool and swim in a pool full of money, Ocean Casino Resort is one of the few hotels with pools in New Jersey where you might be able to do both. Take your pick between their indoor and outdoor pools, for the water swimming. As for the breaststrokes through dollar bills, you’ll first need to walk down to the casino floor. Feel free to stroll the 135,000sqft (12,500sqm) gambling center in your swimsuit so you’re ready to dive into your jackpot.
Hotel LBI doesn’t want you to be bothered by the weather forecast during any moment of your stay. If you want to sprawl out by the pool, you can do it, rain or shine, thanks to their indoor pool’s retractable roof. It’s an appealing alternative for a cloud-covered beach day, though Hotel LBI won’t push you in either direction. You can expect them to hand you a towel and something fruity to drink no matter which you choose.
The “no diving” signs at Madison Hotel should only be followed in the pool and the hot tub. Elsewhere, you have no other choice but to dive into this luxurious hotel. The four-poster bed in the Presidential Suite is just begging for a belly flop. And don’t even get us started on the buffet and table of pastries laid out every morning – nothing can stop you from cannonballing into breakfast.
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