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To Infinity and Beyond: 10 U.S. Hotels with Incredible Infinity Pools

From oceanfront infinity pools to cantilevered extensions atop Neo-Gothic high-rises, here are 10 U.S. hotels with infinity pools worth diving into.

As a lifelong thalassophile, my choice of getaways has always revolved around a body of water, even in the wintertime. And while I can’t always be by an ocean or lake, the next best thing I’ve found is staying at hotels with an infinity pool—their boundary-less appearance tricks the eye, creating an optical illusion that makes it hard to decipher where the water ends and the distant landscape begins.

From infinity pools perched atop the rugged Big Sur coastline to heated waters over a busy New York City airport tarmac, here are ten hotels with infinity pools worth checking out across the United States.

Vineyard Views and Refreshing Rosé Poolside in Secluded California Wine Country

Set amidst 33-acres of lush greenery in the heart of Napa Valley is the Auberge du Soleil, an adults-only resort dedicated to fine dining, wine tasting, and serene wellness experiences. As one of the region’s more notable hotels with an infinity pool, this secluded property’s terraced pool is worth wading in with a glass of rosé—or two—as the sun sets over the vineyards below.

Take a meditative walk through the property’s sculpture garden, where sculptures of over 60 local California artists are thoughtfully interspersed through fragrant lavender bushes and groves of heritage oak and olive trees. La Pagode, a Japanese-style open-air pavilion, awaits those seeking a breath of tranquility within the garden—complimentary yoga and meditation classes are also on offer here daily.

Auberge du Soleil

Top rated
Napa
9.2 Excellent (165 reviews)

Watch Planes Depart From a Glass-Enclosed NYC Infinity Pool

While airport hotels with infinity pools may not be the first thing you think of when booking a quick stay before your flight, it certainly should be for the TWA Hotel in New York City. Open 365-days-a-year—yes, even during the icy East Coast winters—the glass-walled infinity pool at this retro-chic property directly overlooks one of John F. Kennedy International Airport’s busy runways, giving guests uninterrupted views of the tarmac ahead as they splash about in the relaxing 95-degree waters.

Housed in a former airport terminal designed by renowned Finnish architect Eero Saarinen, the hotel’s stylish ’60s décor transports guests straight back in time to the heyday of airline travel. Its upscale cocktail lounge, Connie, operates from a grounded vintage propeller plane from 1958. Its rotating museum exhibits, curated by the New York Historical Society, feature over 2,000 artifacts from the Jet Age, including David Klein travel posters, vintage airline uniforms, and mid-century modern furniture.

Twa Hotel

New York
7.9 Good (327 reviews)

Whale Watching from the Comfort of Your Sun Lounger on Maui's Oceanfront

Nestled along Maui‘s famed golden sand Wailea Beach, the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea offers endless opportunities for salty wet revelry, including snorkeling in the pristine blue Pacific Ocean waters, paddling alongside manta rays and Hawaiian honu (green sea turtles) in an authentic outrigger canoe, or soaking up the Aloha rays from the Serenity Pool – a 2,650-square-foot adults-only pool overlooking the ocean.

On a clear day, you will get glimpses of the neighboring island of Lanai, as well as the staggering West Maui mountains. In addition to enviable views, this luxe oceanfront resort is one of the island’s best hotels with an infinity pool, offering guests a convenient swim-up bar with two hot tubs, relaxing bubble loungers, and an underwater music system.

Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea

Top rated
Wailea-Mākena
9.8 Excellent (7529 reviews)

Multiple Oceanfront Infinity Pools at this Expansive 15-Acre Maui Resort

In the winter, it’s entirely possible to see whales migrating in the warm Pacific Ocean waters from your pool lounger at the Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort. As one of the island’s most notable hotels with multiple infinity pools, guests checking in to this refined accommodation can expect not one or two, but three ocean-view infinity pools conveniently stacked one upon the next. There’s also a lagoon pool at the very bottom of the resort, just steps away from the tide pools and neighboring island views that are on view from Mokapu Beach (both Kahoʻolawe and Molokini can be seen from the shore on a clear day).

Not one for sharing the pool with other resort guests? Check in to one of the 11 contemporary oceanfront villas—each come with their own private pools and outdoor lanais with unimpeded views of breezy palm trees and the azure blue waters of the Pacific Ocean serving as a backdrop.

Hotel Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort

Top rated
Wailea-Mākena
9.5 Excellent (5213 reviews)

Take Your Pick of Two Infinity Pools Perched Atop the Rugged Big Sur Coastline

Never knowing where the sky ends and the soothing waters of the 104-degree pool begin is just one of the perks of checking into the Post Ranch Inn. Perched atop the steep Big Sur coastline, this lavish coastal California property is one of the area’s only hotels with three infinity pools, all of which are built into the sides of the rugged mountain terrain and heated year-round.

Whether you spend your morning on a guided hike through the property’s thriving foliage, an afternoon on a delectable tour of the chef’s organic culinary garden (the heirloom vegetables and herbs are all used exclusively at the on-site restaurant Sierra Mar), or the night looking up at the starry night sky, basking in the beauty of the outdoors is a key highlight of this adults-only ranch-style getaway.

Post Ranch Inn

Top rated
Big Sur
9.1 Excellent (190 reviews)

Cantilevered Rooftop Pool Overlooking Downtown Dallas

Located in the heart of Dallas’s Main street is The Joule Hotel, an artsy property situated in a neo-Gothic structure that dates back to 1927. Apart from its prime location—it’s walking distance to the Dallas Arts District and the historic Dealey Plaza—this modern property, which once housed the offices of the Dallas National Bank, boasts a rooftop infinity pool that is cantilevered, making it one of the only downtown hotels with an infinity pool that extends beyond the edge of this landmark downtown highrise.

Expect to find yourself sitting beside large-scale art installations and paintings by contemporary artists such as Andy Warhol and Richard Phillips, browsing a wide variety of art-themed books at The TASCHEN Library (an intimate bookstore), or unwinding at the hotel’s 11,500-square-foot rejuvenating subterranean spa.

The Joule

Top rated
Dallas
9.1 Excellent (1764 reviews)

Impressive Sunset Views Over Penobscot Bay from a Sprawling 22-Acres in Rural Maine

For an authentic taste of the great Maine outdoors, there’s no better choice than a stay at The Inn at Ocean’s Edgea plush 22-acre property primely situated along Penobscot Bay and one of the area’s most notable hotels with an infinity pool worth diving into no matter the time of day. Custom-made and heated in the months after Memorial Day, the infinity-pool has a vanishing edge hanging over the Bay, offering guests impressive sunsets over the tranquil waters in the distance.

Charming coastal-decorated rooms offer scintillating bay or countryside views. For a more intimate stay, check in to the poolside suites which provide direct access to the infinity pool, as well as their own fireplaces, hot tubs, and private balconies. A complimentary breakfast includes a taste of locally made maple syrup and smoked salmon— freshly caught from the Maine waters.

Hotel The Inn at Ocean's Edge

Top rated
Lincolnville
9.0 Excellent (70 reviews)

Cool off from the Arid Desert Heat in One of Three Pools in Phoenix

The only resort located on Camelback Mountain, the Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa is an exclusive 53-acre property with multiple pools—including a 25-yard lap pool—to jump into during Arizona‘s sweltering summer months.

When it comes to hotels with infinity pools with the best views, this one takes a top spot. There’s nothing more refreshing after a hike through the arid desert landscape than cooling off in a serene infinity pool, with the imposing peak you just summited on view in the backdrop.

Find relaxation in the award-winning spa with herbal massages or on a meditative walk through the labyrinth Zen garden. Elements, the on-site restaurant helmed by Food Network alum Beau MacMillan, is sure to keep you satiated with its modern American seasonal menus that make use of locally sourced ingredients, like heirloom squash and farm-fresh winter greens.

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain

Top rated
Paradise Valley
9.2 Excellent (1053 reviews)

Indulge in Adults-Only Pool Time at this Family-Friendly Florida All-Inclusive

Who says a family-friendly getaway cannot include a little R&R for the parents? While the young ones get to partake in a slew of kid-friendly activities such as tennis and beach volleyball at Club Med Sandpiper Bay, parents can head over to the adults-only infinity pool to chill—with a refreshing cocktail in hand from the poolside bar, of course. Soak up some tropical Floridian sunshine while taking in the expansive views of the St. Lucie River from the pool’s vanishing edge.

Water activities abound at this expansive property on the Atlantic Coast, including sailing, standup paddleboarding, and kayaking. At Club Med Sandpiper Bay, all food and drinks are included in the price, along with over 60 sports and activities. Your biggest task is choosing what to do each day.

Club Med Sandpiper Bay - Florida

Port St. Lucie
7.9 Good (507 reviews)

Overlook Waikiki Bay at this Heated Honolulu Infinity Pool

Spend an afternoon poolside at the Sheraton Waikikiand you’ll soon realize that you tend to forget where the pool ends and where the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean start. One of Waikiki’s best hotels with an infinity pool that’s heated (ideal for swimming year-round), the Edge Infinity Pool at this elegant property not only overlooks Oahu‘s famed Waikiki Beach and Bay, but take a look to your left to find sweeping, unobstructed views of Diamond Head too.

If you have the kids in tow, the hotel’s Helumoa Playground pool offers 12,500 square-feet of aquatic fun, including a 70-foot long waterslide, two Jacuzzis, and an interactive fountain for the little ones.

Sheraton Waikiki

Honolulu
8.2 Very good (2585 reviews)