Best Hotels in Des Moines with Indoor Pools


INDOOR POOLS DES MOINESYou do not have to travel far to enjoy a hotel pool! Des Moines is home to several hotels with fabulous pools and even water parks. Skip the sunscreen, escape the cold, or even make a splash to celebrate a child’s birthday. Enjoy a staycation and check out your local hotel pool.

Best Hotel Pools in Des Moines

Adventureland Inn | 3200 Adventureland Dr, Altoona

Adventureland Inn features two, indoor courtyard pools. The West Courtyard has a swimming pool, hot tub, pirate ship with two water slides, water cannons, a tipping bucket, and a spitting parrot. The East Courtyard has an interactive shallow pool for children with a rain tree, tipping buckets, and a swim-up bar with treats for adults and kids. 

Drury Inn & Suites | 5505 Mills Civic Pkwy, West Des Moines

This hotel is near West Glen Town Center which has a variety of shops, restaurants, and entertainment. The hotel also serves free hot breakfast as well as free hot food and cold beverages in the evening. You can swim from their indoor to outdoor pool year-round.

Embassy Suites Downtown | 101 East Locust Street, Des Moines

This hotel is perfect for a downtown adventure. Walking distance to downtown businesses and the farmer’s market, enjoy the hustle and bustle and indoor pool any time of year.

Holiday Inn Des Moines Airport | 6111 Fleur Dr, Des Moines

Their large indoor pool and hot tub sit in a tropical courtyard, making for a fun atmosphere and poolside rooms. Even better, up to 2 kids ages 11 and under eat free per adult ordering from the main menu in the onsite restaurant.

Hilton Downtown | 435 Park St, Des Moines

This sleek downtown hotel offers city views from the indoor pool. Enjoy dining next to the fireplace on their outdoor patio. Conveniently located within walking distance of many downtown attractions, it is also connected to the skywalk for those cold or hot days.

Hotel Renovo | 1167 Hickman Rd, Urbandale

This farmhouse-style boutique hotel features an indoor heated pool and hot tub. Their Swim and Stay package includes drinks, a snack basket, and cinnamon rolls from the Machine Shed delivered to your room the next morning.

Marriott Downtown | 700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines

The tallest hotel in downtown not only offers great views but is connected to the skywalk for extra convenience (or warmth in the winter!). Plus check out their indoor pool to cap off a fun day of exploring downtown.

Ramada Tropics | 5000 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines

This 18,000 square foot Indoor Water Park with Poolside Tiki Bar features 2 large pools, a Pirate Ship, two 160 ft. tube slides, water basketball, and volleyball, and a hot tub for 18+. Stop by Castaway’s Bar & Grill to enjoy a meal before or after all the swimming.

Stoney Creek Inn | 5291 Stoney Creek Court, Johnston

With its stone fireplaces and rustic wood finishes, this hotel definitely feels like you’ve traveled to another place. You can swim between their heated indoor and outdoor pools year-round. They also have a room option with bunk beds for the kiddos.

Wildwood Lodge | 11431 Forest Ave, Clive

This distinct Northwoods, boutique-style hotel has a cabin-in-the-woods atmosphere that continues throughout the property from the fireplace to the indoor heated pool and hot tub with stone features. It’s also dog-friendly if you need to take your furry friend along!

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