6 Washington Hotels With Great Indoor Pools (Staycation Ideas)!
Looking for an affordable getaway idea? How about staying local and saving on airfare or large gas bills? We have compiled a list of 6 great Washington Hotels, with pools that are sure to keep your family busy having fun for your stay. Of course, there is the obvious Great Wolf Lodge option, but if you’re looking for something that is not so busy and more affordable, check these options out.
My kids love to swim year long and sometimes it’s not too much more to pay for a hotel for a night than it is to pay for everyone to get into the local swim spot for the day, so we put together this list of local hotels that have fun indoor pools.
Be sure to check out our round up of Waterparks in the NW for summer fun too (there are some great indoor water parks or community pools that provide family fun year round)! And if you have a favorite local hotel with a fantastic pool that we missed, be sure to share it!
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Suncadia Resort, Cle Elum, Wa. – Swim Center
Suncadia resort is an easy getaway from the Puget Sound area. It’s around a 45 minute drive from Seattle and has many pools throughout the property (indoor and outdoor), aromatherapy-infused steam room, and cedar wood wet sauna.. One of those pools is an indoor Olympic size pool with water slides! They also have hot tubs, and there is a Spa with natural hot springs you can use (you will have to pay a daily fee for access to the hot springs, but the pool access is included in the hotel stay). The waterslides are generally open on the weekends, so be sure to check their schedule if using the waterslides is important to you!
It’s one of our top picks as the resort is close enough to get to quickly, but far enough away that you feel like you got away. It also has multiple swim options for the summer and great indoor options for the winter. You can read our full review on visiting Suncadia here.
Tulalip Hotel – Tulalip (near Marysville) – Lagoon Themed Pool
I have stayed at this hotel twice now with my kids and we come for the pool. My girls love the fun lagoon themed pool. I love that it’s warm in the atrium style room and there are plenty of couches and tables (with internet access). You can order food in here too. This makes it a great spot for the kids to enjoy the pool and for me to watch them and be able to comfortably visit or work while they play (when I am not in the pool or hot tub with them)!
Close up of the waterfall at Tulalip Resort
The Tulalip Resort is a hotel + casino, but the way its set up you can enter the hotel and never go into the casino (unless you want to eat at one of the restaurants in there, but there are options outside of the casino too). It is a full sized hotel, so you can enter the back, and enjoy everything without ever going into the gaming area (restaurant, pool area, coffee shop, gift shops and more). Plus, it is also next to the Outlet Mall, if you wanted to get some shopping done.
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McMennamins Anderson School – Bothell Wa – Indoor Lagoon Pool
This is not only a great pool if you are a hotel guest, but this great pool is open to the public too! Hotel guests and Bothell residents can use it for FREE. Non-Bothell residents can use it for $6 (youth) and $8 (adults). You can also watch movies in their theater (many of which are also free), eat at the restaurant and enjoy their grounds. This option would be a great one to just enjoy as a day trip, as much as it would be to stay overnight!
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Red Lion Inn in Federal Way + Slide & Splash Indoor Water Park
The Red Lion Inn in Federal Way is a very affordable family option. We have seen them pop up on some of the deal sites for around $70 a night. This hotel sits right off of I-5 or Hwy 18 in Federal Way (next to a Walmart Parking Lot). You might not think much of the location, but they recently added a Slide Splash and Play park adjacent to the Red Lion, and have recently changed it so that is accessible to hotel guests only. Breakfast is included with room rates too.
There are many restaurants in the area (Jimmy Macs Roadhouse is one of our favorites, and is right down the street – or Fat Burgers). It is also close to Wild Waves and Enchanted Village Theme Park, in case you want to plan your stay around one of their deal days!
(Reader Tip: One TNWM reader shared that kids have to take a swim test before using slides, and there are no life jackets allowed in pool)
Clearwater Casino and Resort pool!
And the outdoor hot tub, with beautiful views.
Clearwater Creek Resort Zero Entry Pool – Kitsap Pennisula
The Clearwater Creek Resort Zero Entry pool comes highly recommended by my mom (grandma for my kiddos). She has been planning a staycation here with her grandkids and assures me this spot is beautiful. Similar to the Tulalip, this hotel also has a casino adjacent to it, but you can access all the hotel amenities without entering the casino. Sometimes these hotels that have casinos attached run some great deals, so they can be a family friendly option – even though they don’t seem like an obvious choice. Most of these do a really good job of separating the casino activity, so those who just want to enjoy just the hotel can do that.
It’s located on the water, so the kids can enjoy the beach too. It’s on the Kitsap Penisula, so there are many day trip opportunities for the family to explore as well!
Update – this pool is now closed. We are looking for another great Washington Hotel pool to add here, so let us know if you have any tips on one!
Seattle Airport Marriott – Sea Tac : Indoor Atrium with Pool I have not personally stayed at this hotel, but I have friends who have and they highly recommend the atrium style pool area at the Seattle Airport Marriott. I am a big fan of Marriott hotels, so I do look forward to staying one day soon. It seems like a great option for Seattle, when the weather is grey or wet. This very large atrium area provides lots of room for kids to swim, yet will help you feel like you are someplace warmer or more tropical! This hotel is also located in Seatac. so in addition to enjoying the pool, you can explore many other family friendly amenities in the South Sound area (like bowling, VR, iFly & more), or jump on the light rail and head downtown Seattle for a day of fun!
Did we miss a Washington Hotel with a great pool that your family loves to visit? Tell us about it if we did!