The Best Hotels with Pools to Book in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Water is central to this part of Wisconsin – enjoy even more of it at one of these Lake Geneva hotels with pools
Water is central to this part of Wisconsin – enjoy even more of it at one of these Lake Geneva hotels with pools | Courtesy of Harbor Shores / Expedia
Sarah Holt

Trips to Lake Geneva revolve around the water – and not just because of the 224sqmi (580sqkm) lake. The area has a lively pool scene, too. Visitors return from their watersports, pleasure cruises, shoreside sunbathing sessions and hikes, and jump straight into their hotel’s swimming space. With this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of the best hotels with pools in Lake Geneva.

1. Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva, for lounging in the shade

Independent Hotel, Hotel

The indoor pool area at Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva, with a handrail, seats and large glass window
Courtesy of Harbor Shores / Expedia

This Lake Geneva hotel with a pool is located on the northeast edge of the lake. Some of the rooms come with balconies that look out over the water; you also get a lake view from the outdoor pool. It’s one of two pools at the hotel – the second is indoors – and is surrounded by parasols and loungers. There’s a restaurant right next to the water, too. Gino’s specializes in Chicago-style pizzas and Italian sandwiches with chicken, pesto and mozzarella.

2. The Cove of Lake Geneva, for sublime suites

Resort, Independent Hotel, Hotel

The outdoor pool area of the Cove of Lake Geneva at night; there are several handrails

Every room is a suite at this Lake Geneva hotel with an outdoor pool. Each one is decorated differently, but all come with kitchen areas and private balconies or patios. The outdoor swimming area is generously sized. There’s a lap pool for adults, a shallow pool with sloping entry and a pirate ship waterslide for little ones. There’s also a row of rental cabanas that come with extras including plump sofas and ice buckets.

3. Geneva National Resort, for hot-tub soaking

Resort, Independent Hotel, Spa Hotel

Two double beds in a brown-toned room at Geneva National Resort, also with a sofa and terrace
Courtesy of Geneva National Resort / Expedia

54 holes’ worth of golfing greens wrap around the rooms, suites and cottages at Geneva National Resort, a 10-minute drive from downtown Lake Geneva. Golf isn’t the only way to relax when you stay here, though – there’s an indoor and and outdoor pool on site. The latter sidles up to a hot tub and is surrounded by loungers. There’s a spa here, too, plus six places to eat and drink including a steakhouse that serves American wagyu beef.

4. Bella Vista Suites, for bathing in light

Hotel

The marble lobby area at Bella Vista Suites, with seats, a water feature and steps to two higher floors
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A light-flooded four-story glass-ceiling atrium with its own indoor pond and fountain welcomes guests to this Lake Geneva hotel with a pool. The good impressions continue in the rooms – each comes with its own one- or two-person jetted tub. There’s no restaurant, but the Baker House is right next door. This eatery was founded in 1885 and is all open fires and antiques inside.

5. The French Country Inn on the Lake, for otter spotting

Bed and Breakfast, Inn

A double bed in a room at the French Country Inn on the Lake, also featuring a terrace and a fireplace
Courtesy of The French Country Inn Lake Geneva / Expedia

The French Country Inn is on the south shore of Lake Geneva’s sister lake, Como. Every room here comes with a balcony that looks over the lake, and you can sometimes see otters swimming in the water. If you’d like a dip yourself, the hotel has a seasonal outdoor pool. For something more private, book the Lakefront Luxury Loft room, where there’s a private whirlpool tub next to the bed.

6. Comfort Suites Lake Geneva East, for kid-friendly swimming

Hotel, Chain Hotel, Budget Hotel

A blue sofa, two brown stools and a double bed in a suite at Comfort Suites Lake Geneva East
Courtesy of Comfort Suites Lake Geneva East / Expedia

It’s a 20-minute walk from this Lake Geneva hotel with a pool to the northeast shore of the lake. The swimming area features a heated pool, a kiddies’ pool with a fun water feature, and a hot tub. There’s no restaurant at the hotel, but it does offer a buffet breakfast of pastries, bagels, eggs and more. There’s a microwave in every room, too, if you want to warm up a snack or two.

7. Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Lake Geneva, for compact but classic facilities

Hotel, Chain Hotel, Budget Hotel

A double bed and a large bed face a wall-mounted TV over a desk in a room at Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Lake Geneva
Courtesy of Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Lake Geneva / Expedia

The Fairfield Inn & Suites was the first Marriott to open in Lake Geneva. It’s a five-minute drive or a 30-minute walk from Lake Geneva’s public beach. The rooms are smart spaces with calming color schemes; the capsule collection of facilities includes an indoor pool, a fireside seating area, and a grab-and-go breakfast eatery where you can fuel up on cereals, pastries and eggs.

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