22 beach hotels with heated pools

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Finding beach hotels with heated pools is definitely the main request from many of you.  The list belong, along with this other list of beach hotels will hopefully be a good starting point. I have updated it with some more hotels for 2018.

The criteria for beach hotels with heated pools

  • hotel with heated pool (to 28 degrees or above) this can be either indoor or outdoor, it might be that there are limited swimming times for children
  • walking distance or short drive to beach
  • ideally no more than an hour from the airport

I searched for some time and have found several beach hotels with heated pools that match most of the criteria. The walking distance to beach and village in particular is a tricky one as small independent hotels with heated pools need space so are often well hidden in the countryside.

There are many more hotels and B&B with heated pools on this blog. Make sure to check them out.

Spain hotels with heated pool

Hostal Spa Empuries, Costa Brava

Hotel Empuries Spain, on the Costa Brava, one of 13 beach boutique hotels with a heated pool found on https://fromthepoolside.com.
© Hotel Empuries Spain

We just came back from the Costa Brava two weeks ago and I can vouch for its beautiful coast and calas (coves). At that time of the year, it should be great as not as crowded as when we  were there.

This hotel has both an outdoor pool and one heated pool in the spa and is right on the beach. In September you could indulge with a spa quadruple which has its own terrace and a separate area with a sofabed.  Some rooms are prettier than others.

Son Brull Hotel & Spa Mallorca

Son Brull outdoor pool, one of the beach hotels with a heated pool that you can find in this post.
© From the Poolside

We stayed there in 2015 and I’ll write a review soon! It is a really fab hotel with an outdoor and indoor heated pool, amazing service and 10 min drive to the beach. They were really very nice to families with children, be they babies or older ones.

Italy hotels with heated pool

Massaria Trapana, Puglia

Masseria Trapana in Puglia, Italy opened in August 2015. One of 13 beach boutique hotels with a heated pool found on https://fromthepoolside.com.
© Masseria Trapana

10 minutes from historic Lecce and close to Puglia’s sandy beaches, this nine-room, renovated farmhouse  features show-stopping bedrooms and open-air Balinese bathrooms.  

Capo La Gala

Capo Galo near Naples, Italy, one of 13 beach boutique hotels with a heated pool found on https://fromthepoolside.com.
© Capo Galo

There are two pools: a tree encircled pool with wooden decking and rocky path down to the sea and a heated pool. Some rooms also have hot tubs. Cots for under-three are free; extra beds cost €50 for under-nines and €80 for under-12s. Ask three days in advance and a nanny can babysit for €15 an hour.

Capo la Gala is a 40-minute drive from Naples, and 20 minutes by car from both Pompei and Sorrento. There’s free parking as well.

Masseria Prosperi, Puglia

Masseria Prosperi, Puglia, Italy, one of 13 beach boutique hotels with a heated pool found on https://fromthepoolside.com. They also have animals so really nice for little ones.
© Masseria Prosperi

It’s more of a B&B than a hotel but it has the benefit of having two pools (one heated indoor and one outdoors) as well as farm animals (donkeys, ponies, horses, chickens and goats) ! Wonderful for little ones. The indoor heated one has a wide shallow shelf for non-swimmers and toddlers to play safely on; the outdoor unheated one has a parapet surrounding it and a shallow end under the trees. Meals are on request but are said to be delicious.

France hotels with heated pool

Les Bulles de Mer, Saint Cyprien

  • 49 rooms
  • From 95 euros in low season
  • Read more
Les bulles de mer, a beach hotel with heated pool in Occitanie France. The pool kept its vintage 80's look. It's heated and perfect for family holidays in France.
© Les Bulles de Mer

There is everything to relax and to enjoy the perfect family holiday.  First of all, you are just close to the beach!  No need to take a car, you just walk out of the hotel and you’re there! Then the two pools will ensure that you can swim in warm waters if the sea is too cold. One of them is heated. And there are plenty of lounge chairs around.

Hotel Plage Palace, Palavas les Flots

Hotel palace plage palavas les flots, a beach hotel with heated pool in France. Right on the beach with a beach club and a very long heated swimming pool. There are several more beach hotels with heated swimming pool in this post, go discover them.
© Hotel Palace Plage

You can’t be closer to the beach than this! Part of the Costes group (which has trendy restaurants in Paris ), this new hotel is just on the doorstep of Camargue, at 5 minutes away from the Montpellier airport and the new TGV train station. For those who like swimming there is a  beautiful 27-meter long heated swimming pool, and just in front, the gorgeous beach wih its very chic white chairs and umbrellas.

Villa Seren, Hossegor

The heated pool by the lake Villa Seren, Hossegor, a new hotel with heated pool. Read the full review
© From the Poolside

This modern hotel is right on the lake of Hossegor, which means beautiful views at any time of the day.  They also have a spa with hammam, steam room, ice fountain and a heated pool outside. The walk to the wide beaches of Hossegor is about 12 minutes, I tested it!

Domaine De Verchant, Montpellier

Domaine de Verchant, Montpellier, France, one of 13 beach boutique hotels with a heated pool found on https://fromthepoolside.com.
© Domaine de Verchant

Near Montpellier, a lovely town in France,  where the weather should be really nice at the end of September.  There is an outdoor pool encircled by lush lawns, pine and palm trees, and lots of vines and a heated indoor hydrotherapy pool in the spa. The beaches (public or private, i.e. with lounge beds that you pay for) are less than 15 minutes away.

Heads up that it’s €20 a day to use the spa, unless you’re staying in a Junior Suite or have a treatment booked. Cots are provided free of charge; extra beds are €65. The restaurant has a children’s menu, and breakfast is included for under-12s. A local babysitter can be arranged.

Hotel les Roches Rouges, French Riviera

Les Roches Rouges
© Les Roches rouges

The darling of interior design magazines since it opened in 2017, this hotel has been renovated by the Festen architecture team, who were behind the Pigalle hotel in Paris.  Three bars,  two restaurants, an open-air cinema and many other activities can keep you occupied if swimming is not enough.

Hotel Sezz Saint-Tropez

Hotel Sezz, Saint Tropez, France, one of 13 boutique hotels near a beach and with heated pool found on https://fromthepoolside.com
© Hotel Sezz

It’s a 5 stars hotel but they have deals via the Design Hotels website.  The heated pool is “200 square m2” (which seems massive to me, I suppose it’s a typo) and of course the rooms are quite spacious.

Cap d’Antibes Beach Hotel, France

Cap d'Antibes Beach hotel, 22 rooms, from 330 Euros off season. one of 16 beach hotels in Europe to discover on this post
© Cap d’Antibes

The outdoor pool is heated. This one fits the bill the most with its location on the beach, a restaurant opening onto their own private beach, a pool, enough bedrooms and possibilities to accommodate families. It is a five-star luxury hotel but they regularly do offers with more attractive prices.

Pastis Hotel St Tropez, France

Pastis hotel, saint tropez, boutique hotel, côte d'azur, one of 16 beach hotels to discover in this post.
© Pastis Hotel

We stayed there before and I wrote a review about them. Room 7 has the most flexible accommodation with space for 2 children (or 1 child and 1 baby).

Hôtel Les Bergeries de Palombaggia, Corsica

Hotel Bergeries de Palombaggia, Corsica, France, one of the 13 boutique hotels near a beach and with a heated pool found on https://fromthepoolside.com
© Bergeries de Palombaggia

Corsica is just beautiful, one of the most beautiful islands in the world and the weather in September is fab!  Some of the decoration in this hotel is a bit on the rustic side but the situation and the gardens and the terraced outdoor heated pool are just amazing. Plus you are a short stroll or shuttle drive to the beautiful beach of Palombaggia.

Domaine de Murtoli, Sartene

  • 20 shepherd’s house
  • From 170 Euros in low season, high season is much much more expensive
  • Website
Domaine de Murtoli review. A dream retreat in Corsica where you play luxury robinsons, eat delicious food on the beach or in your self-catering renovated shepherd's house. Read the full review for more images and details
© From the Poolside

My little paradise on earth.  This place is absolutely fantastic: 20 shepherd’s houses restored and all with private heated pool. Three restaurants in season including one on the beach. Hotel services. Depending on the house you rent, you are either 5 minutes or 20 minutes by car from the beach.  Read my full review.

Greece hotels with heated pool

Casa Cook, Chania

Casa Cook Chania, the new Casa Cook hotel but this time for families. Newly built in Crete, it will open its doors in September 2019. Rooms have private pools and can all have one, two or three children.
© Casa Cook

All 65 rooms have been designed to sleep two adults and a child, plus there are bigger suites for larger families. Many will have shared or private pools and of course there is a large pool for all. Their size is really comfortable with a minimum of 30 square meters for the cheapest category.

Anemi Hotel, Folegandros, Greece

This is fab hotel is in Folegandros, a very picturesque and small Greek island.  You can read more about it here. The indoor pool is heated and good for families.  Greece is just beautiful at any time of the year.

Here are more ideas for beach hotels with pool in Greece.

Portugal beach hotels with heated pool

Noah surfhouse, Santa Cruz

Noah surfhouse in Portugal, one of the beach hotels with heated pool in Europe that this article features. Read the whole piece for 20 more ideas
©Noah Surfhouse

You can’t make closer to the beach than this. Part boho beach hotel, part surfer’s retreat, tbis place is particularly kind to children of all ages: wifi, on-site skatepark, surf school and shop, sports centre, bikes to borrow, a communal kitchen and a Jacuzzi.  There are also yoga lessons for parents and an infinity heated pool which is warmed by solar panels.

Bela Vista Hotel & Spa, Portimao

Portugal beach hotels with heated pool: Bela Vista in Algarve
© Bela Vista

Overlooking the beach of Praia da Rocha, not far from Lagos,  Bela Vista was converted from a private house in 1937 and retain some of that old world charm. Most of the rooms have a nice view of the ocean, some with private balconies. The L’Occitane spa has an indoor pool and there is also an outdoor one.

Sublime Comporta, Comporta

Sublime Comporta, a relaxing new retreat iin the Portuguese countryside but close to the beach. Indoor and outdoor pools. Rooms from 200 Euros.
© Sublime Comporta

I wrote before about this beautiful hotel which has grown in popularity and in space since then. Beautiful design in the middle of the pine forests, not far from the beaches, and with both indoor heated pool and outdoor pool. They have also added some villas recently.

2 bigger beach hotels with heated pool

This blog is all about boutique hotels but in this case, I’m adding a few bigger hotels as they are very popular for families.

Martinhal Sagres Beach Family Resort Hotel, Portugal

Martinhal Sagres, a resort near the beach with heated pools in Portugal. Read the post for more beach hotels with heated pool.
© Martinhal

This resort  is 2 minutes walk from the beach and is a luxury option with  boutique-style rooms and villas with private balconies and terraces. The resort has 5 swimming pools in total. The main pool is set on astylish wooden terrace. It overlooks the Beach Club Garden and has its own bar.  Beware that the only rooms where you can add a bed are the double bedrooms with sea views.

Borgo Egnazia, Italy

Borgo Egnazia a luxury hotel near the beach and with heated pool. Read the post for more places like this.
© Borgo Egnazia

Inspired by the traditional architecture from Puglia and arabic palaces, Borgo Egnazia Hotel opened a few years ago  to offer stylish holidays to families.  You can rent a villa or a bedroom.  Make sure to check the villa description as some are smaller than it might seem.  Once there, you’ll have 4 swimming pools, a 1800-m² wellness centre and won’t be far from a golf. You can also go to their private beach club in Savelletri, 0.9 miles away.


I also found Eagles Palace* in Greece: They have a limited September offer where they offer 20% off plus half board upgrade. Not my usual choice as big hotel but  the prices are good and it’s right on the beach. There’s also a heated  pool.

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  1. Stephanie! What a fun site you have! My goodness, I have travel envy. I’ve always thought it fascinating how Europeans get such varied cultural experiences and holidays because of the close proximity to other countries. Such a plus! (Plus I think that the professional culture there allows for more vacation time than the US. Americans really need to learn to holiday more, right?) Keep up the inspiring work:)

  2. This list is a lifesaver as I’m running out of time in finding a hotel that will have a ‘swimmable’ pool for my 11-month-old baby. Do you recommend any of these hotels for a couple going on holiday with a baby? I’ve been known to be very picky with hotels in my travels prior to having my son – mostly luxury hotels (SLH, LHW Relais&Chateaux) and now I find myself looking at all-inlcusives in Gran Canaria. *cry* Any help would be massively appreciated!

    • Yes absolutely, that was the brief given to me by Mary-Jane so all the hotels here should be fine. We were like you, loving nice hotesl before haivng a family, and didn’t want to give that up after we had a baby. You’ll find that most luxury hotels are really welcoming to parents with kids. It’s all about ensuring that they behave well so that they don’t disturb the other guests! You can certainly avoid Gran Canaria kind of resorts. In 10 years since Mademoiselle was born, we never had to do that!

    • 5 star Seaside hotel Palm Beach in Gran Canaria has a perfect adult only pool 33 degrees and a very large pool for all at 28 degrees.
      There is also a mini pool for babies and small children only don’t know how warm that would be but it can’t be cold.
      Never stayed twice in the same hotel but for this hotel I will make an exception and we heard people coming there for 20 -30 years and service is always excellent.

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