10 Best Hotels with Outdoor Pools Michigan (Many Offer Spectacular Water, Beach or Marina Views!)

10 Best Hotels with Outdoor Pools Michigan | Sherry Trautman | Traveling Michigan

One of the best things about vacationing and staying in a nice hotel in Michigan is the amenities.  We rarely book a hotel just for a place to sleep. 

We love exploring, hiking or biking all day and then coming back to our hotel early enough to go swimming, walk the beach, lounge on the balcony or grab a drink.  As such, I'm always searching for spectacular amenities such as hotels with spectacular outdoor pools. 

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We created this Hotels With Outdoor Pools Michigan map to help you choose a great location with a pool for your next Michigan Vacation. 

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Mackinac Island

Chippewa Hotel, Mackinac IslandChippewa Hotel, Mackinac Island

Seriously, just try to beat this view from the pool at the Chippewa Hotel on Mackinac Island!  You can lounge or paddle around the pool while watching the ferries coming into the docks!

Mission Point Resort, Mackinac IslandMission Point Resort, Mackinac Island

Mission Point also has a wonderful outdoor pool!  We love this hotel as there is a movie theater, spa, restaurants and fantastic views!

While you are there, try to find the Hidden Places on Mackinac Island!

Mission Point Resort, Mackinac IslandMission Point Resort, Mackinac Island

Ann Arbor

Sonesta ES Suites, 800 Victors Way, Ann Arbor, Michigan is freshly remodeled and is extremely beautiful and modern.  My favorite feature (other than the pool!) is the outside fire pit with lots of couches for lounging.  Great hotel in Ann Arbor!

Here are more fun things to do in Ann Arbor while you are visiting!

Bay Harbor

The Inn at Bay Harbor, located at 3600 Village Harbor Dr, Bay Harbor, Michigan is just breathtaking!  I mean seriously, look at this view from the balcony! This inn is right on the water and offers fresh, modern rooms.  The pool is clean and offers amazing views of Little Traverse Bay. 

Petoskey and Charlevoix are very close for fun day trips!

Spring Lake

Holiday Inn Grand-Haven-Spring Lake, located at 940 W Savidge St, Spring Lake, MI is clean, modern and right on the marina!  The views are incredible as are these pools. 

You can jump on the elliptical or swim in either the outdoor or indoor pool while watching the boats come in and out of the harbor. 

Traverse City

Cherry Tree Inn and Suites, located at 2345 N, US-31 N, Traverse City, Michigan, offers magnificent views of Lake Michigan right from the comfort of the glorious outdoor pool.  This hotel is in such a scenic location, offering sandy beaches with chairs and breathtaking sunset views. 


The Dearborn Inn,  20301 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn, MI is a stately hotel built in 1931 on the former grounds of the Ford Motor Company.  The Inn is a Marriott Hotel and is a historic destination.  The grounds are just stunning! Just look at this pool!

Come Play in Frankenmuth

Zehnder's Splash VillagePhoto Courtesy of Zehnder's Splash Village

Did you know Zehnder's Splash Village is the largest indoor water park in Michigan?

They have a crazy six-story family raft ride, zero-entry activity pool with water geysers, water basketball and volleyball. This is one of our favorite hotels with outdoor pools Michigan.

Zehnder's Splash Village, Frankenmuth MichiganZehnder's Splash Village, Frankenmuth Michigan

Splash Village has plenty of play areas for kids including a hot tub and a lazy river adults will enjoy. One of the most fun hotels in Frankenmuth Michigan!

This hotel and water park is a perfect get-away for families during Michigan's long winters. Come out and play!

See more hotels in Frankenmuth Michigan


Four Points by Sheraton Saginaw, located at 4960 Towne Centre Rd, Saginaw, Michigan, has both an indoor and outdoor pool.  The rooms are very nice and there is on-site dining.  So grab your travel bag and check out this awesome Michigan hotel!

New Buffalo

Marina Grand HotelPhoto Courtesy of Marina Grand Hotel

Marina Grand Resort600 W Water St, New Buffalo, Michigan, has a fantastic pool and the rooms offer unbeatable views of the marina.  Depending on your room selection, you can have a balcony, living room and kitchen.  Very beautiful and peaceful place to spend a few days!


Outdoor Adventures Lake Shore ResortPhoto Courtesy of Outdoor Adventures Lake Shore Resort

Outdoor Adventures Lake Shore Resort, 4392 N Irish Rd, Davison, MI has camping and cabins with lots of nature trails and a spring-fed lake. The views are incredible!

There is a beach area, indoor and outdoor pools, water park with a lazy river & splash pad and wading pool. Places to ride your bike too!  

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