12 of the best hotels in the US with sumptuous in-room hot tubs for every budget

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  • Hotel rooms with private hot tubs offer a romantic stay, added luxury, and extra social distancing.
  • We rounded up top US hotels with in-room jetted tubs ranging from $127 to $1,043 per night.
  • Experts say opting for private over shared amenities may be safest when staying in a hotel.

Pools and hot tubs are practically synonymous with romance and relaxation on vacation, but during COVID-19, like many things, they now require advance planning and foresight.

And while many hotels offer enhanced safety measures such as reserving advance time slots and limiting admission, there’s nothing quite like having it all to yourself, pandemic or not. After all, a room with a private hot tub conjures up images of the ultimate in romantic luxury. In other words, it might be a good idea to keep this list handy for planning for that next anniversary, birthday, or special occasion. If you do decide to splash out internationally, we also curated a list of the best affordable hotel rooms with private plunge pools around the world.

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In search of safer travel during COVID, we rounded up highly-rated hotels across the country where you can soak while socially distancing.

The best hotels with hot tubs or jetted tubs were chosen based on the following criteria:

  1. Every hotel offers bookable rooms with a private tub in the room, typically ensuite or on a balcony.
  2. These rooms represent a variety of budgets, ranging from $127 for a wallet-friendly romantic getaway to $1,043 per night for an all-inclusive resort.
  3. We’ve personally stayed at many of these properties, with others ranking high, or recommended by travelers and experts that we know and trust.
  4. Selections have high marks and numerous positive reviews on trusted traveler sites such as Trip Advisor, Booking.com, and Hotels.com.
  5. Hotels are enforcing strict COVID-19 policies and cleaning procedures.

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Here are the best US hotels with private hot tubs in the room.

New York – New York Las Vegas Hotel and Casino — Las Vegas, Nevada

Book New York – New York

Category: Budget

Typical starting price: $40 for a standard room/$127 for a spa suite

Best for: Families, first-time visitors

On-site amenities: Casino, New-York themed eateries and shops, roller coaster and amusement attractions, pool

Pros: Clover-shaped Spa Suite tubs are huge — large enough for 3-4 people — providing ample bang for the buck. 

Cons: Rooms are occasionally a bit faded and not always as luxurious as other properties on the Strip

Located near the beginning of the Las Vegas Strip, the MGM property New York – New York offers guests a Vegas-style bite of the Big Apple. We’ve stayed here on two occasions and it’s a cheerful, family-friendly hotel with a lot to offer those seeking a very affordable experience.

New York – New York is located directly across the street from the MGM Grand and next door to Excalibur, with a tram providing easy access to Luxor, Mandalay Bay, the Delano, and the Four Seasons, as well.

The Spa Suite starts around $125 and includes an enormous in-room jetted tub, positioned in a corner of the room and surrounded by mirrors for a cheeky, quintessential Las Vegas look. The suite is large, with a sitting area, in-room vanity, 42″ plasma flat-screen TV, and a separate shower in the bathroom. Like all MGM Resorts, New York – New York offers an app allowing guests to book restaurant reservations, skip check-in lines, unlock their room door, and browse recommendations.

Visitors can ride the Big Apple Coaster, the world’s first with a 180-degree “heartline” twist and dive, and restaurants include Shake Shack, Starbucks, Tom’s Urban, Village Street Eateries, and New York Pizzeria. 

COVID-19 status and policies available here.

Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace — Las Vegas, Nevada

Book Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace Las Vegas

Category: Luxury

Typical starting price: $119 for a standard room/$477 for Hakone suite

Best for: Couples, business travelers

On-site amenities: Nobu restaurant, pool, spa, the full slate of dining, shopping, and entertainment available at adjacent Caesars Palace

Pros: The hotel is exceedingly quiet and private with a gorgeous Japanese-inspired design by noted architect David Rockwell

Cons: Steep resort fee of $45 per night plus tax

Inside the blockbuster 85-acre, 3,960 room and suite resort Caesars Palace, the intimate Nobu Hotel is tucked away as a boutique hotel-within-a-hotel concept, created by the famed sushi chef of the same name. If Caesars is frenetic and bustling, Nobu Hotel is uber-Zen and quiet, with 182 stylish, Japanese-inspired rooms and suites. We’ve stayed at this property in the past and recommend it enthusiastically.

Inspired by Fuji-Hakone National Park, the 1,000 foot Hakone Suite, which starts around $477, is available as a 1- or 2-bedroom set-up and includes a jetted tub as a nod to its namesake city Hakone in Japan, which is known for its hot springs. The suite also offers a living and dining room, a large and airy full bathroom with a separate shower, as well as a half bathroom by the suite’s entrance. Guests receive fresh hot tea upon arrival and can choose between scented oils to help with sleep, while in-room dining from Nobu is a notable perk. All rooms and suites include free Wi-Fi, a 55-inch flat-screen TV, an iPod docking station, and Natura Bisse toiletries, as well as priority seating at Nobu Restaurant and Lounge. 

Speaking of Nobu — at 11,200-square-feet, it’s the world’s largest, with the only teppan tables in the US. Nobu Hotel guests also have access to a private front desk and lounge, the Venus Pool at Caesars Palace, expedited line privilege at OMNIA nightclub, a complimentary Friday social hour, and a dedicated hotel concierge.

COVID-19 status and policies available here.

The Samoset — Rockport, Maine

Book The Samoset

Category: Luxury

Typical starting price: $132 for a standard room/$199 for oceanview hot tub suites

Best for: Couples, families

On-site amenities: 18-hole championship golf course, a seaside spa and salon, tennis, basketball, lawn games, zero entry pool, kids club, oceanfront dining

Pros: Welcome amenities from local vendors, and spectacular Penobscot Bay views that are best enjoyed from Adirondack chairs on the expansive lawn or around fire pits roasting s’mores

Cons: There is still a resort fee despite some amenities and serviced being closed due to COVID

A historic waterfront resort located on 230 acres overlooking Maine’s Penobscot Bay, The Samoset dates back to 1889 and offers elegant accommodations that recall glamorous days gone by.

There are 178 comfortable and recently-renovated guest rooms and suites, decorated in a preppy, nautical style with shades of blue and cream and lots of natural light. Each room features 50″ HDTVs, iHome radios, Keurig coffee makers, in-room refrigerators, and private balcony or terraces. Then there are the Oceanview Hot Tub Suites, which offer oversized decks complete with whirlpools and privacy shades, all overlooking the bay.

For a deeper dip, there’s also a 200,000-gallon family-friendly “zero entry” pool surrounded by fire pits that overlook the water, as well as oceanside dining at La Bella Vita restaurant.

COVID-19 status and policies available here.

La Quinta Resort and Club, a Waldorf-Astoria Resort — La Quinta, California

Book La Quinta Resort and Club

Category: Resort

Typical starting price: $217 for a standard casita/$1,300 for King Hacienda Zia

Best for: Couples, families, golfers, and sports enthusiasts

On-site amenities: 41 pools, 4 private golf courses, tennis and pickleball courts, spa services, outdoor dining, bars

Pros: Gorgeous grounds spread across 45 acres, rooms and casitas feature Spanish-style architecture and charm

Cons: Pools can be crowded, the expensive daily resort fee covers amenities that are paused due to COVID

A Waldorf-Astoria resort about half an hour outside of Palm Springs, the La Quinta Resort and Club is a nearly 100-year-old family-friendly property known for old Hollywood charm, a whopping 41 pools, and nearly 800 casitas, suites, and villas spread on 45 acres. Outdoor space is plentiful, well-landscaped, and enchanting, making for easier social distancing.

With casitas arranged around semi-private courtyards, pools are dotted throughout the property. We recently booked a mid-tier King Starlight room for $322 and were able to upgrade to the 1,970 square foot King Hacienda Zia for $359 more, which we reviewed in full. It came with a full-sized private pool and a private hot tub, fire pit, and a large yard. It’s important to note that, while affordable upgrades are possible, normally this room costs $1,300 per night.

There are several other rooms and suites with private pools and hot tubs, too, including the King Hideaway Suite with a private hot tub from $1,136 per night, the King Pueblo Suite with a private pool from $1,420 per night, and the El Presidente suite with both a private pool and hot tub from $1,616 per night.

On previous trips, however, we’ve stayed in an entry-level Resort Casita, which is much more affordable starting under $300 per night and located off the resort’s 41 small communal pools. 

Other activities are also plentiful, including tennis, pickleball, bike rentals, and four private golf courses.

COVID-19 status and policies available here.

Read our full hotel review for La Quinta Resort and Club

Pocono Palace Resort — East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

Book Pocono Palace Resort

Category: Resort

Typical starting price: $267 for entry-level suites

Best for: Couples

On-site amenities: All-inclusive dining and activities, indoor pool, fitness room

Pros: A plethora of activities such as music and comedy shows, billiards, air hockey, tennis racquetball, and archery

Cons: Some rooms can feel dated and “cheesy” which might not be everybody’s cup of tea.

A couples-only retreat on Echo Lake in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains, Pocono Palace Resort is part of a trio of romantic resorts billing themselves as the Land of Love.

Like a landlocked cruise ship, there’s a packed itinerary with all-inclusive dining and a social director in charge of the numerous activities and entertainment options, including live bands, magicians, comedians, and DJs. There’s also a 32,000 square foot sports arena, as well as 400 acres of land for couples to explore together.

But if that’s too much action, just retreat to one of the large 188 suites with log-burning fireplaces, starry ceilings, and King-sized beds, many of which are heart-shaped. All rooms, including the entry-level suites, offer heart-shaped tubs, while some, including the Champagne Tower Select and the Roman Tower, feature the famed 7-foot tall in-room Champagne Tower tub. As the name implies, it’s shaped like a giant champagne coupe and comes with the addition of a heart-shaped pool, a dry sauna, and a rain shower. 

COVID status and policies available here.

Hotel Vermont — Burlington, Vermont

Book Hotel Vermont

Category: Boutique

Typical starting price: $179 for a standard room/$259 for jetted tub rooms

Best for: Couples

On-site amenities: farm-to-table restaurants, fitness center, massage room

Pros: The hotel is a Trip Advisor Traveler’s Choice winner and is dog-friendly.

Cons: Rooms are purposely minimalistic with simple dorm-like furnishings, a small bathroom, and lack of storage space

Located in Vermont’s largest city and overlooking Lake Champlain, Hotel Vermont is Burlington’s only independent LEED Certified hotel. The hotel offers 125 sleek and charming guest rooms, plus two outdoor terraces and Brick, an outdoor wood-fired kitchen and bar, which remains open despite COVID.

Upgraded King Bedrooms come decked out with jetted tubs that are large enough for two. These baths straddle the bedroom and bathroom and accompany a natural stone tile walk-in shower, gas fireplace, 40″ LED TV, and luxurious bedding. Each room is also stocked with locally-made products including amenities from Vermont Soap Company and Vermont Flannel Bathrobes.

There are also sleep-encouraging amenities available for purchase including aromatherapy, flannel pajamas, and hot toddies with rum or whiskey.

COVID-19 status and policies available here.

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas — Las Vegas, Nevada

Book The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Category: Luxury

Typical starting price: $143 for a standard room/$350 for a terrace suite

Best for: Couples, groups of friends, first-time visitors to Las Vegas

On-site amenities: Casino, great on-site dining and nightlife, multiple pools, spa

Pros: A bevy of amazing restaurants, and a central Strip location near other resorts and connected to The Shops at Crystals.

Cons: Young and rowdy crowd, smoking is allowed inside lounges and the Race & Sports Book, as well as on the casino floor

Located in the center of the Las Vegas Strip, The Cosmopolitan is a sleek, stylish gaming resort with some of Sin City’s best restaurants. We are Las Vegas enthusiasts and this hotel remains one of our favorite Vegas properties, with numerous stays clocked, which we’ve reviewed.

A Terrace Suite doubles down on luxury with sumptuous bubbler Japanese soaking tubs. While they don’t have jets (per traditional Japanese custom), they do feel like being immersed in a bath of champagne bubbles. They’re adjacent to spacious rain shower-equipped bathrooms and there’s also a 160-square-foot private balcony with views of the Bellagio fountains, a King-sized bed, and a large sitting area with doors off the bedroom. Rooms are tech-forward, with an iPad controlling all the lighting and room settings such as curtains. For a full jetted tub, consider the Wraparound Terrace Suite.

For a splurge, book a Bungalow room with a private heated plunge pool on an outdoor terrace. 

COVID-19 status and policies available here.

Read our full hotel review for The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Sybaris Pool Suites — Indianapolis, Indiana

Book Sybaris Pool Suites

Category: Luxury

Typical starting price: $199 for a standard room/$379 for a chalet suite

Best for: Couples

On-site amenities: Little to no on-site amenities outside of your room as the focus is on your individual room experience

Pros: Pools and suites are inspected before every guest’s stay with diagnostic systems testing pH balance, sanitation levels, and filtration

Cons: Spotty Wi-Fi, no windows in rooms, poor water pressure in the showers

Every suite has its own private pool at the aptly-named Sybaris Pool Suites, an adults-only property with sister locations around Illinois and in Wisconsin. Suites range from entry-level Country Whirlpool Suites with four-foot by six-foot tubs, patios, and fireplaces, to enormous two-story Chalet Swimming Pool Suites.

The Chalet Suites are the undeniable stars of the show, with not only a jetted tub in the bedroom, but also come with a private 22-foot heated indoor swimming pool all within the confines of the room. The pool comes complete with a tropical waterfall, misting steam room, and bedroom loft connected to a 10-foot waterslide that leads directly into the pool below. On top of all that, guests have their own parking garage connected directly to the two-story suite for private entry, and other highlights include a massage chair.

The property itself is designed to evoke romance and let couples relax privately, including ambient lighting, rose petals on the bed, the ability to schedule mini-getaways for an afternoon.

COVID-19 status and policies available here.

The Roxbury at Stratton Falls — Roxbury, New York

Book The Roxbury at Stratton Falls

Category: Boutique

Typical starting price: $450 for a cottage

Best for: Families, couples

On-site amenities: Pool and hot tub complex with sauna and spa, breakfast

Pros: Incredibly unique and whimsical design, access to a 50-foot waterfall and private nature trails

Cons: Due to COVID, the shared hot tub and pool at the Crooked Cabana require scheduled time slots and a $20 fee

A whimsical pair of hotels located in New York’s Catskills Mountains, the brand-new The Roxbury at Stratton Falls and its sister property, The Roxbury Motel, both offer gorgeous, hugely over-the-top themed rooms providing eye-popping design and child-like wonder.

The properties are designed to be enormously entertaining and experiential, with each room, suite, or cottage boasting immersive visuals. There’s a two-story superhero-themed cottage, a Cinderella cottage, and rooms inspired by “The Wizard of Oz” and “Gilligan’s Island.”

The two-story King Arthur-esque Crown of the Pendragons Cottage, located in The Roxbury at Stratton Falls property, offers medieval theming, with dragons and swords and chain-mail aplenty. The highlight is most certainly the massive 86-gallon circular tub, which is technically not a hot tub, and far too spectacular to even remotely qualify as a bathtub. The tub rests in the center of a dedicated relaxation room, underneath a three-tiered, 20 foot-high crown chandelier. There are also chaise relaxation loungers, a 60″ television, full-size refrigerator, microwave, and wet bar sink, plus an open-air balcony with a “drawbridge.” 

COVID-19 status and policies available here.

Read our full hotel review of The Roxbury at Stratton Falls

Trappeur's Crossing Resort — Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Book Bear Lodge at Trappeur’s Crossing Resort

Category: Resort

Typical starting price: $575 for a five-bedroom Bear Lodge cabin

Best for: Families, large groups

On-site amenities: 4 pools, 10 hot tubs, 2 tennis courts, fitness center, business center, shuttle service, 3 18-hole golf courses, fly-fishing, hiking and biking trails

Pros: The resort offers a free shuttle that drops off guests anywhere in town upon request

Cons: The sauna is closed (as are the communal hot tubs) in response to COVID, some resort amenities are dated  

Located only two blocks from the Champagne Powder slopes in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Trappeur’s Crossing Resort is a massive property with six different lodges featuring multiple types of vacation rental condos.

Within Bear Lodge — the newest accommodations at Trappeur’s Crossing — the five-bedroom, five-bathroom BL6105 condo is one of two on property with a private courtyard, including an outdoor fireplace, and a large gas BBQ grill. The pièce de résistance is the condo’s private outdoor hot tub, with ski mountain views, and is perfect for warming up at the end of a cold day on the slopes. The unit sleeps up to 12 and includes a washer/dryer, as well as a fully-equipped gourmet kitchen, stainless steel appliances, a four-burner gas cook-top stove, and luxurious wood cabinetry. There’s also a wine cooler, spacious living area, and gas log fireplace.

COVID-19 status and policies available here.

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa​ – Paradise Valley, Arizona

Book Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa

Category: Luxury

Typical starting price: $340 for a standard room/$798 for a spa suite

Best for: Couples, spa enthusiasts, travelers with pets

On-site amenities: Spa services, infinity pool, fitness classes, tennis, golf, hiking on scenic Camelback Mountain

Pros: The resort is pet-friendly and welcomes cats and dogs up to 50 pounds and spoils them with treats and several pet-friendly areas

Cons: Some rooms have parking lot views, breakfast is not included and expensive

Only 10 minutes from Old Town Scottsdale, the 53-acre Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa is located in tony Paradise Valley and is known for its 109 luxurious casitas, suites, and villas.

There’s also a Zen, Asian-inspired destination spa, one of Arizona’s finest, with Watsu water treatments, a labyrinth walking meditation, and a reflection pond. Though it’s been years since our last visit, we look back on our stay here especially fondly.

Sanctuary’s spa vibe continues in the resort’s 1,200 square-foot Spa Suites, where private outdoor soaking tubs and chaise relaxation loungers are the focal point of your own patio, each designed to bring the spa into the room itself. Elsewhere in the suite, there’s a living area with a fireplace and wet bar plus a rain shower. Rooms are contemporary and design-forward, offering a seating area, free Wi-Fi, and flat-screen cable TV with Google Chromecast, as well as robes and flip flops, Molton Brown bath amenities, bath salts, and a pillow-top mattress with plush linens.

COVID-19 status and policies available here.

Miraval Resort and Spa – Tucson, Arizona

Book Miraval Resort and Spa

Category: All-inclusive luxury

Typical starting price: $609 for all-inclusive standard room/$1,049 for all-inclusive Desert Sky Suite or Solace Retreat

Best for: Couples, spa and wellness enthusiasts

On-site amenities: Spa services, pool, fitness and wellness classes, tennis, golf, hiking on scenic Camelback Mountain

Pros: Meals and activities are all-inclusive offering tremendous value, exceptional quality of the food

Cons: Though it offers strong value, the price alone might be a barrier to entry for many

Located on 400 acres outside Tucson in the shadow of the Santa Catalina Mountains, Miraval is a world-renowned destination spa resort prioritizing wellness.

The Life in Balance Spa, which we have visited and recommend without hesitation, features a myriad of services including Ayurveda, energy work, traditional massage, and acupuncture. Though some spa services are paused, outdoor therapies are available. 

The 800 square foot Desert Sky Double Suite is large and features a hot tub plus a separate walk-in shower. There are also zen touches such as a meditation pillow from an organic pillow menu, a Tibetan singing bowl, mindful coloring books, a community journal, and an essential oil diffuser, available on request. Space is ample, with a patio for reflection, a cozy fireplace in the living room, and a separate dining room. 

Or, the Solace Retreat, while smaller, is tailor-made for spa-like relaxation, with its own outdoor patio with a private hot tub, a celestial rain shower, and a lounge area with a fire pit. Other touches include an aromatherapy diffuser, fluffy cotton bathrobes, an indoor soaking tub, and a sitting area, plus views of the Santa Catalina Mountains.

The resort is a digital, device-free space, where guests are asked to unplug at check-in and place their phones and devices in a special “sleeping bag” to better center themselves.

Room rates also include a $175 nightly credit, all meals, and more than 200 classes and activities ranging from outback hiking and biking to challenge courses. For additional fees, offerings include equine therapy (such as painting with the side of a horse as the canvas!), “conscious cooking” classes, beekeeping workshops, and wine tasting. All food is local, with mindful eating of fresh, high-quality ingredients an integral part of the Miraval experience.

COVID-19 status and policies available here.

FAQ: Is it safe to stay in hotels right now?

Is it safe to stay in hotels?

The CDC now says fully vaccinated people can safely travel in the US. And, with added caution, experts we spoke to said it is safe to stay in a hotel. 

Of course, there’s no guarantee of safety when it comes to travel. We recommend following CDC guidelines and wearing a mask in public, using hand sanitizer, and following social distancing.

What are the risks of staying in hotels?

Potential problem areas include any places where people might gather, such as hotel check-in desks, luggage valet stations, elevators, restaurants, and other indoor venues.

Experts say that the closer you are to someone, and the longer you’re close to someone that’s infectious, the more likely you are to get infected. The most recent health guidelines also suggest double masking for added protection, so you may want to consider layering up. 

And if you imagine that you are sparing yourself risk exposure by traveling to a remote or rural hotel, make sure to check on the prevalence of community spread. 

Regardless be sure to check up on hotels’ policies regarding shared amenities and common areas.

What are hotels’ new cleaning policies?

Most major hotel chains have announced wide-reaching new cleaning policies made in combination with health experts. These policies focus on social-distancing and contact-free services such as virtual check-in and out, digital keys, limited dining and housekeeping, extra sanitization efforts, and more.

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