The Best Hotels with Pools to Book in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

| Courtesy of Eden Resort and Suites
Laurel Tuohy

Cruise through Amish country on a cultural tour, visit art galleries or get your kicks at the Dutch Wonderland theme park – all this and more awaits when you visit Lancaster, Pennsylvania. However you spend your stay, these hotels with pools in Lancaster will amp up the fun, bookable with Culture Trip.

1. Eden Resort & Suites, for the kids’ water park

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An outdoor kids play area, with colourful water fountains, at the Eden Resort & Suites in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

This sprawling luxury resort features 300 rooms decorated in a contemporary style with all the extras you’d hope for on a relaxing vacation. In addition to onsite dining and drinking options, the resort is in a prime location for visiting local attractions. You’re here for the pool though, right? It boasts large heated indoor and outdoor pools, a whirlpool and the Kidz Water Zone, a water park and playground for young guests.

2. DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Lancaster, for pools, golf and more

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View of the indoor pool at the DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Lancaster
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Located just out of town in the Willow Valley area, this large-scale resort is worth venturing outside the town center for. Sitting between two Lancaster favorites – Dutch Wonderland theme park and the larger amusement complex, Hersheypark – the hotel features two pools, a hot tub and a water park for kids. The all-day dining restaurant, Cafe 24 Hundred, serves American comfort food, martinis and Pennsylvanian microbrews, with indoor and outdoor seating. The multifaceted resort also has a scenic nine-hole golf course and an arcade.

3. Holiday Inn Lancaster, to dine with presidents

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The steamy jacuzzi, lit up in pink, bubbles at the indoor pool of the Holiday Inn, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Courtesy of Holiday Inn Lancaster, an IHG Hotel / Expedia

This hotel is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Lancaster, within walking distance of bars, restaurants and attractions such as the Demuth Museum. Besides the gym and heated indoor pool, it is home to The Imperial restaurant. Dating back to 1812, the indoor-outdoor dining spot has drawn visitors, including several US presidents, for classics like the signature surf’n’turf, shrimp scampi and potent cocktails.

5. Heritage Hotel Lancaster, for tree house dining

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The exterior of the Heritage Hotel Lancaster in Pennsylvania. The building is covered in dark wood, designed to look like a tree house
Courtesy of Heritage Hotel Lancaster / Expedia

A truly one-of-a-kind offering, this independent hotel is decked out in dark wood, and its well-known restaurant, Loxley’s, is designed to resemble a tree house. Offering a taste of real Americana, what this hotel lacks in modernity, it makes up for in character. In addition to an outdoor pool, it is known for hosting live music events on Wednesdays and Saturdays in the parking lot, where locals come to tailgate.

6. Country Inn and Suites by Radisson, for the best hotel snacks

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The exterior of the indoor pool at the Country Inn and Suites by Radisson, Lancaster
Courtesy of Country Inn and Suites by Radisson, Lancaster / Expedia

If you’re on the hunt for snacks, this hotel delivers, with coffee and cookies in the lobby available around the clock and a free hot breakfast. Located within walking distance of the Tanger Outlets mall and Dutch Wonderland, shopping and sightseeing are right on its doorstep. After a long day, the heated indoor pool and inviting hot tub provide the perfect place to relax.

7. Courtyard by Marriott Lancaster, for a green scene

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The indoor pool at the Courtyard by Marriott Lancaster hotel, Pennsylvania. In the background the floor-to-ceiling windows look onto luscious greenery in the gardens
Courtesy of Courtyard by Marriott Lancaster / Expedia

Want to book an ecofriendly stay? This hotel runs completely on solar power. Get a burst of energy from the Starbucks in the lobby before exhausting yourself in the 24-hour gym, heated indoor pool, whirlpool and spa. When you’re ready to venture out, the sprawling golf courses of Lancaster Country Club are just 2.5mi (4km) down the road.

8. The Country Inn of Lancaster, for real country living


The Country Inn, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, seen from the car park
Courtesy of The Country Inn of Lancaster / Expedia

Get into the spirit of the rolling green landscape with rooms outfitted in cozy country decor and wooden furnishings. Once the sun goes down, curl up under your Amish-style quilt to watch HBO. When hunger strikes, the onsite restaurant satisfies with real country cooking, including chicken pot pie and barbecued ribs. Meanwhile, the heated pool and whirlpool spa, pool table and porch with rocking chairs do their best to convince you to give up your city-slicker life for good.

9. Residence Inn by Marriott Lancaster, for proximity to amenities

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A cozy fire pit, surrounded comfy lounge chairs, fairy lights and palm trees at the Residence Inn by Marriott Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Courtesy of Residence Inn by Marriott Lancaster / Expedia

If you like to have everything at your fingertips, this full-service complex has you covered. A variety of bars and restaurants can be found in the vicinity, along with a grocery store and movie theater. The 55in flatscreen smart TV in your room is ready to play your favorite Netflix or Hulu shows, while the indoor pool, free hot breakfast and weekly social hour will make you want to extend your stay.

10. Comfort Inn Lancaster at Rockvale, for concert-goers

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The red brick building of the Comfort Inn Lancaster at Rockvale in Pennsyvania
Courtesy of Comfort Inn Lancaster at Rockvale / Expedia

In Lancaster for a concert at the American Music Theatre? This hotel should be your top pick. Within walking distance of the arena, you’ll miss the traffic jams near the venue before and after the show – giving you extra time to jump in the outdoor pool. In the morning, dig into a free breakfast that serves up mouthwateringly fluffy waffles.

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