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You can create an entire vacation around a pool—and that’s especially true if you’re fleeing a chilly city. Even if your vacation is on a budget, there are plenty of stellar pools across the Sunshine State that aren’t all at obscenely expensive resorts. Here are 15 of our favorites.

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Orlando World Center Marriott Resort: Orlando

This complex of pools is a tropical paradise with a little something extra for adrenaline seekers: It features two 200-foot waterslides and a 90-foot “speed slide.” Combined, they are among the tallest and fastest resort slides in Florida. The pool area also features a nightly poolside laser light show, plus live music Thursday through Saturday.

The Raleigh: Miami Beach

Life magazine called it “the most beautiful pool in America” in 1947. And like some celebrities from another era, this Art Deco-style pool, too, hasn’t aged a bit.

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1 Hotel South Beach: Miami Beach

This is the only South Beach hotel with an oceanfront rooftop pool, perched 18 stories above the beach with spectacular views. It’s also an adults-only oasis in the sky—no kids are allowed. (The hotel’s two ocean-side swimming pools, however, are open to all ages.)

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Hawks Cay Island Resort: Duck Key

Located on the 60-acre island of Duck Key (60 miles north of Key West), this resort boasts five sparkling pools offering something for everyone. Among them: the resort pool with breathtaking Atlantic views; an adults-only “Tranquility Pool;” an enclosed saltwater lagoon; and a Pirate Ship Pool, featuring slides, water cannons and raining palm trees.

Reunion Resort: Kissimmee

No matter where you are at this resort, there is a pool nearby, so keep that bathing suit on. Explore this resort’s 11—yes, 11—outdoor pools, plus its water park with twisting slides and lazy river.

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Wyndham Ocean Walk: Daytona Beach

The outdoor pool area here is an aquatic trifecta: a main pool with a waterslide; a baby pool; and a flowing, 250-foot lazy river. Take your pick.

The Cove on Ormond Beach: Ormond Beach

Just north of bustling Daytona Beach, Cove’s outdoor pools are great for families. They include a sloped-entry pool, twisting waterslide and lazy river with tubes. There’s also a hot tub and indoor pool, plus direct beach access.

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Holiday Inn Pensacola Beach: Pensacola Beach

This is no ho-hum Holiday Inn. Located on the strip, it boasts a beachfront pool and 250-foot lazy river with cascading waterfalls that have guests raving. It also hosts “dive-In” movies and interactive pirate and mermaid shows.

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The National Hotel: Miami Beach

This Art Deco hotel in the heart of South Beach is home to the area’s longest infinity-edge pool, which has been the backdrop to performances by Mariah Carey, Pitbull and Paris Hilton.

Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort by Resort Collection: Panama City

Water everywhere! This resort offers 11 swimming pools, six reflecting ponds, four whirlpool spas and an 11,500-square-foot Polynesian-style lagoon pool with waterfalls and islands upon which to perch.

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TradeWinds Island Grand Resort on St. Pete Beach: St. Pete Beach

Seven sparkling swimming pools, with both adults-only and kid-friendly options, dominate the exterior of this resort complex, which hosts “dive-In” movies, musical pool parties and more. If you want an even more immersive aquatic experience, sign up for Tanked, which allows you to snorkel in the 33,500-gallon onsite aquarium with more than 200 colorful fish.

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Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: Hollywood/Fort Lauderdale

Tropical vibes await at this lush, 4.5-acre lagoon-style pool featuring palm trees and dramatic waterfalls cascading over mountain rocks. Choose to relax in a private cabana or jet down the pool’s 182-foot-high waterslide.

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Freehand Miami: Miami Beach

This laid-back pool is open to guests of the Freehand hostel, as well as customers of 27 Restaurant and The Broken Shaker, which is considered one of the best bars in Mid Beach for its inventive cocktails. This pool has a chill, community vibe; a welcome change from the over-the-top, high-gloss club atmosphere you’ll find at pools on South Beach.

Margaritaville Beach HotelPensacola Beach

Margarita, anyone? Live out your own Jimmy Buffet song while relaxing at this oceanfront pool with a tiki bar that whips up tropical drinks.

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Breakers West Palm Beach: Palm Beach

Okay, this may not fall under the category of “budget.” But if you’re going to splurge on a Florida resort with poolside perks, we suggest Breakers for its uber-luxurious selection: an expansive main pool, an infinity adults-only pool, a zero-entry active pool (ideal for families) and five whirlpool spas. To be extra fancy, you could also rent a poolside bungalow for the day. #goals


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Hotel Deals for Monterey Park
Baymont by Wyndham Monterey Park
May 20 - May 20, 2019
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Sometimes you get what you pay for. And sometimes you get more. Much more. To help travelers save a ho-ho-whole lot of money on holiday travel,® encourages anyone with travel plans to look beyond the stars and not rule out two- or three-star accommodations as they make lodging plans for the most wonderful time of the year. found that while the majority of Americans tend to gravitate towards four- and five-star hotels, choosing a three-star property at this holiday season’s top destinations can save you up to 33% compared to a destination’s average daily hotel price.

“While two- and three-star properties may not have extensive onsite services or dining options, many offer a really great experience, some with charming settings and overall excellent service,” said Justine McDonald, a travel expert. “The key to finding these exceptional two- and three-star options is looking for hidden gems that are vetted and highly recommended by fellow travelers, ensuring high value and alleviating fear of the unknown.”

Finding these surprisingly beautiful, cheap and comfortable hidden gems is easier than ever on as customers can filter search results by properties’ star ratings and then sort by guest rating, resulting in a list of options that both fit their budget and come highly rated. In addition to reviews and comments, also lists a “recommended by” percentage, where travelers can see whether or not customers would recommend the property to a friend.


Great two and three star hotels


To make planning travel even easier (and cheaper!), here are editors’ top picks for awesome two- and three-star hotels in some of the holiday season’s top destinations.

Las Vegas: Excalibur
Sample average daily hotel price: $53
Percentage of customers who would recommend: 77%
This castle-like resort on the Las Vegas Strip has something for every member of the family to enjoy, including a casino, an arcade room, a full-service spa, an outdoor pool and poolside bar, seven restaurants, three bars/lounges and two cafes. Don’t miss the medieval joust dinner show!

Photo courtesy of The Redondo Beach Hotel

Photo courtesy of The Redondo Beach Hotel

Los Angeles: The Redondo Beach Hotel
Sample average daily hotel price: $182
Percentage of customers who would recommend: 95%
From complimentary Wi-Fi to free continental breakfast daily, The Redondo Beach Hotel is all about the little extras. Monday through Thursday evenings, visitors can even mingle at a hosted wine reception. The hotel boasts many rooms with marina views, and even has a bike rental station on-site for those who want to explore the nearby beaches like a true Southern Californian.

Photo courtesy of the Bay Club Hotel and Marina

Photo courtesy of the Bay Club Hotel and Marina

San Diego: Bay Club Hotel and Marina
Sample average daily hotel price: $117
Percentage of customers who would recommend: 90%
Located on Shelter Island, The Bay Club Hotel & Marina is a waterfront property just 4 miles from Old Town and 7 miles from the Gaslamp Quarter. This property offers stunning views of the San Diego Bay, downtown skyline, Point Loma, and of course, its private marina.

Photo courtesyof the Vagabond Hotel

Photo courtesy of the Vagabond Hotel

Miami: The Vagabond Hotel
Sample average daily hotel price: $176
Percentage of customers who would recommend: 95%
The chicly retro Vagabond Hotel is within the vicinity of Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Port of Miami and the Bal Harbour Shops. Hearkening back to a bygone era, the Art Deco-style property offers an outdoor pool (plus a poolside bar) and a top notch fitness center.

Photo courtesy of the Acme Hotel

Photo courtesy of the Acme Hotel

Chicago: Acme Hotel Company Chicago
Sample average daily hotel price: $88
Percentage of customers who would recommend: 100%
This hip boutique hotel close to the Magnificent Mile offers a gym, free morning coffee, funky modern rooms (think giant zipper murals on the walls and lip decals on the bathroom mirrors) and an on-site lounge serving craft cocktails.

Photo courtesy of the Point Orlando

Photo courtesy of the Point Orlando

Orlando: The Point Orlando
Sample average daily hotel price: $184
Percentage of customers who would recommend: 94%
Not only is The Point Orlando close to Universal Studios Florida, Wet ‘n Wild, and iFLY Orlando, it also has plenty of recreational opportunities on-site, including a spa tub, a tropical outdoor pool and bar, and a well-equipped fitness center. Relax over cocktails and freshly prepared pizzas and paninis at the chic new Evo Lounge & Tapas Bar on the property.

Photo courtesy of Cambria Hotel and Suites

Photo courtesy of Cambria Hotel and Suites

New York City: Cambria Hotel and Suites
Sample average daily hotel price: $229
Percentage of customers who would recommend: 99%
Cambria Hotel and Suites is a brand new, upscale boutique-style hotel located in the trendy Chelsea neighborhood within walking distance of the Empire State Building, Times Square, Madison Square Garden, and Madison Square Park. Guests can take in the view from the rooftop terrace, enjoy a satisfying meal at its socialCircle Restaurant, and enjoy a signature cocktail at one of the two hotel bars before hitting the town.

Photo courtesy of Hotel Abri

Photo courtesy of Hotel Abri

San Francisco: Hotel Abri – Union Square
Sample average daily hotel price: $141
Percentage of customers who would recommend: 100%
This romantic and sleek hotel is centrally-located and is modern, yet charming. Its lobby lounge offers cozy seating around a gas fireplace, while an adjacent Italian restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Amenities include a 24-hour business center and a “tech menu” that allows guests to borrow or buy electronic accessories.

Photo courtesy of La Casa Hotel

Photo courtesy of La Casa Hotel

Fort Lauderdale, FL: La Casa Hotel
Sample average daily hotel price: $154
Percentage of customers who would recommend: 91%
A part of North Beach Village, this tranquil and serene space offers guests easy access to Fort Lauderdale Beach and the Galleria at Fort Lauderdale Mall. Guest rooms featurefour poster beds and classic design, and the beautiful pool and spa are surrounded with tropical greenery and Italian-style fountains, creating the ultimate oasis for guests looking to just get away.

Photo courtesy of Hotel Lombardy

Photo courtesy of Hotel Lombardy

Washington, DC: Hotel Lombardy
Sample average daily hotel price: $112
Percentage of customers who would recommend: 84%
Walking distance from the White House and the Foggy Bottom metro station, the HotelLombardy is a 1920s building with refined, classic rooms. Featured amenities include fitness facilities, free newspapers in the lobby, and in-room spa services available for a fee. Another fun fact: This property is a member of the Historic Hotels of America.


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