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Inspector Picks: Five Favorite Texas Hotels with Pools

AAA/Inspector 591
November 19, 2018
Swim your way around the Lone Star State at these favorite hotels that feature fun things to do. Included in our picks are rooftop infinity pools with spectacular views, a lazy river, a swim-up bar and a pool with a waterfall. There’s even a chilled pool where you can slip off your souvenir cowboy boots and take a refreshing dip in cooler water.
AAA/Inspector 556

Embassy Suites by Hilton The Woodlands/Hughes Landing

The Woodlands, Texas
AAA Inspector 556: Swimming to the edge of this rooftop infinity pool will give you a birds eye view of the plaza below. The experience can be intense.
Rooms have separate living and sleeping areas providing you with plenty of privacy. Balcony rooms give you a nice view of restaurant row and the lake. Enjoy an evening reception each day. If you're hosting a meeting, you will appreciate the expanded and upscale meeting space.
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AAA/Inspector 19

Hilton Garden Inn Longview

Longview, Texas
AAA Inspector 19: Most pools are built for adults or good swimmers. I love that this one seems to have been built specifically for the enjoyment of younger children.
The rooms at this hotel have vinyl plank flooring, upgraded coffeemakers and bright bathrooms. The large pool has a short lazy river feature and other kid friendly features. This hotel has gone completely cashless so be prepared before arrival.
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The San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center

Galveston, Texas
AAA Inspector 556: When I want to relax and feel pampered, I go to the pool. The comfortable, cozy cabanas, the water features and the sounds from the Gulf ease my mind.
This perfect getaway, with elegantly designed guest rooms, provides great views of the Gulf. The pool area is popular among guests. It features, fire pits, swanky cabanas, day beds and a bar. There is an abundant amount of activities to enjoy on site, such as shopping, dining, and swimming, and an activities staff is nearby to assist with any inquiries. Service is refined and highly attentive, and the property is beautifully maintained.
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The Westin Houston Memorial City

Houston, Texas
AAA Inspector 556: I just imagine myself enjoying an evening swim in the rooftop infinity pool while enjoying the shimmering lights from the surrounding buildings.
The hotel has a sleek, modern look that includes a dramatic, open-air, 18th-floor pool deck. This first-class hotel provides robes in the room for your comfort. If you'd like to get out and about, you'll appreciate the convenient sky bridge that leads to the upscale Memorial City shopping mall.
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AAA/Inspector 19

The Westin Dallas Stonebriar Golf Resort & Spa

Frisco, Texas
AAA Inspector 19: This place has amenities for everyone in my family, but the kids love the new slide and splash pad at the pool!
Renovated in 2020, rooms here are done in calming neutrals and feature smart TVs, Heavenly mattresses and bright bathrooms. There’s something for people of all ages, making this hotel a crowd pleaser. Located in one of the area's emerging entertainment centers and shopping destinations, this hotel features a large pool, sundeck, and refreshed golf lawn. Only dogs under 40 lbs. are permitted.
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