The Platinum Hotel in Las Vegas has an indoor pool
by Steve Beauregard
For a tourism-dependent city where most outdoor swimming pools are closed from November to March, Las Vegas has a surprising lack of hotels with swimming pools.
In fact, there aren’t any hotels on the Las Vegas Strip with indoor swimming pools.
Unlike what you may see on other Las Vegas-related sites, (including reputable ones), or from Yahoo Answer questions that date back to the Bush Administration, the Tropicana Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip does NOT have an indoor swimming pool. They used to have one, but no longer after completion of their remodeling project. (Trust me on this. It’s even stated on their website they don’t have an indoor swimming pool).
Here’s a list of Las Vegas hotels with indoor pools. I have personally verified that each and every one has an indoor pool. Please note that, that although I’ve researched it a lot (I don’t have a life), this list is not exhaustive and there are likely some other budget chain hotels in Las Vegas (not on this list) that have indoor pools.
Here’s the list, starting with hotels with indoor pools that are closest to the Las Vegas Strip.
The Platinum Hotel
A 255 room all-suite hotel just off of the Strip, The Platinum Hotel is located just east of the Las Vegas Strip, on the corner of E. Flamingo Road and Koval Lane. It’s just one back east of Bally’s Hotel and Casino.
The Platinum has both an indoor and outdoor pool. I’d consider it walking distance to the Strip, although it would be a long hot walk in the summer.
Both of the Platinum’s pools are heated year-round pools, and their hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Platinum is also a non-gaming hotel, meaning no noisy slot machines. It’s
The exact address is:
The Platinum Hotel
2111 E. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV
Embassy Suites Convention Center Las Vegas
This popular hotel is one of the closest to the Las Vegas Strip that has an indoor pool, albeit a small one.
The hotel’s address is 3600 Paradise Road, just one block south of the Las Vegas Convention Center and across from the Wynn Golf Club.
If you’re looking for a kid-friendly, convenient near-Strip hotel, this may be your ticket. As an added bonus, it’s just a few minute walk (less than a 1/2 mile walk) to the Las Vegas Monorail station, which can whisk you and your family to MGM Grand, or the Flamingo, etc.
Baymont Inn & Suites Las Vegas South Strip
This chain hotel is on Robindale Road, about a mile and 1/2 south of Mandalay Bay. It’s just one block off of the Las Vegas Strip, just south of the Las Vegas Premium Outlets South shopping mall. It has your typical, smallish, but decent indoor swimming pool.
Bluegreen Club 36
This is one of those timeshare resorts that let non-members book rooms, just like a normal hotel. It’s east of the Strip, on Tropicana Avenue.
It’s one of the closest hotels to the Las Vegas Strip with an indoor pool, as it’s just a one mile walk (about twenty to twenty-five minutes) to front entrance of the MGM Grand on the Strip.
La Quinta Inn & Suites Las Vegas Tropicana
This La Quinta is about one mile west of the Las Vegas Strip. Specifically, it’s just 8/10th of a mile west of the NY – NY Hotel and Casino and the Excalibur. Besides an indoor swimming pool, its other advantage is that it’s just a 1/2 mile walk, (or ten minutes) to the In-N-Out Burger by the Strip.
Best Western Plus – Las Vegas West
This hotel at 8669 W. Sahara Avenue is about 3 and ½ miles west of the Strip. It used to be called the “Holiday Inn Express Las Vegas West”, in case you’re looking for that hotel mentioned years ago by USA Today as a great Las Vegas hotel with an indoor pool.
Best Western Plus – North Las Vegas Inn & Suites
At 4540 Donovan Way, this Best Western is right off I-15 on the far north east part of Las Vegas.
La Quinta Inn Las Vegas Nellis
The chain hotel in the far north east part of Las Vegas has an indoor pool. The
hotel’s address is: 4288 N Nellis Blvd, and it’s located right next to the
Nellis Air Force Base of course.
Springhill Suites Las Vegas Henderson
Located in the south east part of town, south of 215 (The Bruce Woodbury Beltway), has a very modest, smaller-than-normal, indoor pool.
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Las Vegas/Henderson
This seemingly clean, but modest hotel is right on the S. Boulder Highway, southeast of Las Vegas. Like other Henderson hotels with indoor pools mentioned here, it’s quite a ways from the Strip and Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas.
Boulder Inn & Suites
There is a very tiny indoor pool (and hot tub) at this independent hotel in Boulder City, which is on the way to the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead.
Las Vegas Indoor Pools not part of a Hotel
Those of you staying at a Las Vegas resort without an indoor pool and who desperately need your indoor pool fix can always drive west to Summerlin and go to the City of Las Vegas’ municipal indoor pool.
It’s called the Pavilion Pool and it is “50 meters by 25 yards” in size. So in other words, I have no clue how big it is, although photos of it show it to be Olympic sized (in my view).
(Video of the Embassy Suites Las Vegas Convention Center)
It has 14 lanes, and 2 springboards, a one-meter and a three-meter. The pricing
sheet says it costs just $2 to use for adults, 18 to 49 years old. Seniors are $1.50. Kids cost $1, and toddles 3 and under are free. Please note however, that these may be just prices for Las Vegas residents. Tourists may have to pay extra.
Hours for the Pavilion pool are Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., and on weekends, Noon to 6 p.m.
Also on the municipal front is the Desert Breeze Aquatic Facility.
This large indoor pool is just about 4 miles west of the Strip at Treasure Island on Spring Mountain Road. It opens at 5:30 a.m. and has a pricing structure similar to the Pavilion Pool.
In Henderson, the Whitney Ranch Recreation Center has an indoor swimming pool with 10 competitive swimming lanes.
Also in Henderson is the Heritage Park Aquatic Complex, which has two indoor pools.
Other Las Vegas indoor pools include those at the City Athletic Club and other private athletic clubs, the Hollywood Aquatics Center, the Henderson Multi-generational Center, and the Centennial Hills YMCA. (Photo courtesy of Rachel Coyne via Flickr).