Best Las Vegas Hotels with Heated Pools [Updated 2022]


While planning a recent trip to Las Vegas, I was surprised to find out that many hotels close their pools in the winter. I also found that most of the information available online was either outdated or unreliable. So I called over 50 hotels in Las Vegas to find out which ones actually have heated pools open in the winter. Here’s what I found.

These hotels on the Las Vegas Strip have heated pools open year-round:

  • Aria (closed 1 month for maintenance)
  • Bellagio
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Luxor (open on weekends only)
  • Mandalay Bay
  • MGM Grand
  • Venetian
  • Palazzo
  • Vdara (closed 1 month for maintenance)
  • Wynn
  • Encore
  • Park MGM
  • Sahara
  • Resorts World
  • Trump International

These hotels in Downtown Las Vegas have heated pools open year-round:

  • Plaza Hotel & Casino
  • Circa Las Vegas

All of the hotels listed above have heated pools open throughout the winter. However, many of these hotels only have one of their pools open. In this article, I let you know which hotels have the best pools open in the winter. I’ll also cover which one of these hotels is the best to book based on your budget.

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10 Best Las Vegas Hotels with Heated Pools in the Winter

All of these hotels are solid options, but a few of them stand out. I’ll go more in-depth on the best ones and give you a couple of different option in each price range. Also keep in mind that all of the hotels mentioned here have HEATED pools. Even though the temperatures outside are cold, the pools are still very warm.

I’d also like to point out that since these are outdoor pools, sometimes they may close due to inclement weather. It doesn’t snow or rain very often in Las Vegas, but if there is a particularly cold day the hotel may decide to close the pool. This is a universal policy across all of these hotels.

Resorts World

Hotel overview: Resorts World is the newest and one of the nicest hotels on the Las Vegas Strip. It’s has excellent amenities including a nightclub, casino, fitness center, spa and plenty of restaurants.

  • Location: North end of the Strip
  • Pool open year-round: Yes
  • Average Price (weekday): $200
  • Average Price (weekend): $300
  • Hotel Rating: 4.2/5 stars

Pool: All 7 pools at Resorts World are open in the winter. I was surprised when I heard this, so I called the Resorts World front desk, and they confirmed. This is the largest pool complex on the Strip.

Recommend for: Resorts World has the most pools open in the winter of any Las Vegas hotel. This is likely because they just opened and want to make a good first impression on guests. It’s a little bit on the pricey side, but if you want to the best pool experience during the winter you’ll get it here. I’ve had some difficulty booking directly through their website. However, I’ve found that Resorts World rooms are cheaper on Expedia anyways.

MGM Grand

Hotel overview: The MGM Grand is one of the best mid-tier hotels on the Las Vegas Strip. It has all of the shows, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, casino games and amenities you can ask for.

  • Location: South end of the Strip
  • Pool open year-round: Yes
  • Average Price (weekday): $120
  • Average Price (weekend): $180
  • Hotel Rating: 4.4/5 stars

Pool: The MGM has one of the larger pool complexes in Las Vegas, but only the main pool is open in the winter. The lazy river is closed, but this shouldn’t be an issue since the main pool is so large.

Recommended for: This is an excellent hotel for anyone who’s on a budget but still wants to stay on the Strip. The MGM often has rooms for under $50/night during the week. You’ll get the best deal directly on the MGM Grand website.

Mandalay Bay

Hotel overview: Mandalay Bay is another great mid-tier hotel. They offer with very similar amenities to the MGM Grand, the only difference being they are located further down the Strip.

  • Location: South end of the Strip
  • Pool open year-round: Yes
  • Average Price (weekday): $150
  • Average Price (weekend): $215
  • Hotel Rating: 4.5/5 stars

Pool: During the summer Mandalay Bay has the best pool complex on the Strip. They have a wave pool, lazy river and a beach made of real sand. However, only one pool is open in the winter. They close the main pool and convert Moorea Beach Club into a family friendly pool area.

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Recommended for: Mandalay Bay is another good budget hotel option. It’s a mid-tier hotel, but you can often get rooms for under $75/night in the winter. The best rates are available on the Mandalay Bay website.

Park MGM

Hotel overview: The Park MGM is a newer hotel found in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. It has similar amenities to the the MGM Grand. The Park MGM is a very clean and affordable hotel located in the middle of the action.

  • Location: Center of the Strip
  • Pool open year-round: Yes
  • Average Price (weekday): $75
  • Average Price (weekend): $150
  • Hotel Rating: 4.2/5 stars

Pool: The pool complex at the Park MGM features several pools, but only the south pool is open in the winter. It’s a midsized pool with a capacity of 42 people, however it never gets that crowded in the winter.

Recommended for: I would argue that the Park MGM is the best family hotel on the Strip since it has the only non-smoking casino. In my opinion, it’s also the best budget hotel on the Strip. I have seen rooms go for under $30/night in the off-season. You can check out room prices directly on the Park MGM website.

Wynn/Encore

Hotel overview: The Wynn and Encore are my personal favorite hotels in Las Vegas. Everything here is top-notch including the food, service, rooms, the clubs and amenities. They even have their own private golf course and shopping center.

  • Location: North end of the Strip
  • Pool open year-round: Yes
  • Average Price (weekday): $250
  • Average Price (weekend): $250
  • Hotel Rating: 4.7/5 stars

Pool: Like everything at the Wynn and Encore, the pools are magnificent. They are relatively big and surrounded by plenty of lounging areas. However, they only keep one of their many pools open in the winter.

Recommended for: Anyone who is looking to stay at the most luxurious hotel regardless of cost should stay at the Wynn or Encore. You can check out their prices on the Wynn Las Vegas website. I find the Wynn is usually slightly cheaper than the Encore, however the Encore has slightly bigger rooms.

Venetian/Palazzo

Hotel overview: The Venetian and Palazzo offer a very similar experience to that of the Wynn. You get all of the opulence you’re looking for, however it’s slightly cheaper than the Wynn.

  • Location: North/center of the Strip
  • Pool open year-round: Yes
  • Average Price (weekday): $200
  • Average Price (weekend): $275
  • Hotel Rating: 4.7/5 stars

Pool: The Venetian and Palazzo guests share a pool in the winter since only one is open. It’s a really nice pool, with excellent service from the staff.

Recommended for: Again I would recommend the Venetian or Palazzo to anyone looking for the best experience possible, regardless of price. When staying at one of these hotels you get access to the amenities of the other, so I recommend staying at the hotel with the better price. You can compare prices on the Venetian website.

Sahara

Hotel overview: The Sahara is another solid budget option with a heated pool. It’s located pretty far north on the Strip but it has it’s own monorail station, so it’s pretty easy to get around.

  • Location: North end of the Strip
  • Pool open year-round: Yes
  • Average Price (weekday): $75
  • Average Price (weekend): $150
  • Hotel Rating: 4.2/5 stars

Pool: Like most Las Vegas hotels, the Sahara only keeps one pool open in the winter. It’s not the largest, but it’s a decent sized pool.

Recommended for: I would recommend the Sahara as a budget option similar to the Park MGM. Personally I prefer the Park MGM, but if you want to stay closer to the north part of the Strip, the Sahara is a good option. You’ll get the best rates directly on the Sahara Las Vegas website.

Cosmopolitan

Hotel overview: The Cosmopolitan is another super luxurious hotel that keeps a pool open in the winter. I felt like this list would be incomplete if I didn’t include the Cosmopolitan since it’s such a nice property (I could have also added the Bellagio). The Cosmo has terrific service and all the amenities you can ask for.

  • Location: Center of the Strip
  • Pool open year-round: Yes
  • Average Price (weekday): $180
  • Average Price (weekend): $300
  • Hotel Rating: 4.6/5 stars

Pool: The Cosmopolitan has a couple of pools, but they only keep one open in the winter. I believe they rotate which pool is open throughout the winter so that they can perform maintenance.

Recommended for: I would recommend this hotel to anyone who wants an over-the-top Vegas experience. Just know it comes at a pretty hefty price tag. I rarely see rates under $180/night during the week. You can check out the nightly rates on the Cosmopolitan website.

Circa Las Vegas

Hotel overview: Circa is the newest hotel in Downtown Las Vegas and it’s already one of the best. This giant resort is on par with all the top Strip hotels, but it’s much more affordable since it’s located in Downtown Las Vegas.

  • Location: Downtown Las Vegas
  • Pool open year-round: Yes
  • Average Price (weekday): $150
  • Average Price (weekend): $250
  • Hotel Rating: 4.5/5 stars

Pool: Circa is home to Stadium Swim, which is giant 6-pool complex designed for watching sporting events. It’s open 365 days a year.

Recommended for: This is the best hotel for watching sporting events, however, it’s not very kid friendly. In fact, this is an adults only resort. Depending on your situation that can be very good, or very bad. Overall, it’s a great hotel. The best place to book is directly on the Circa Las Vegas website.

Plaza Hotel & Casino

Hotel overview: If you plan on staying in Downtown Las Vegas, you should also consider the Plaza Hotel. The hotel is much cheaper than Circa but has comparable service, restaurants and in-room amenities.

  • Location: Downtown Las Vegas
  • Pool open year-round: Yes
  • Average Price (weekday): $75
  • Average Price (weekend): $150
  • Hotel Rating: 4.1/5 stars

Pool: The pool at the Plaza is open throughout winter. It’s a good sized pool with plenty of seating.

Recommended for: If you have kids and plan on staying in Downtown Las Vegas, this is the hotel for you. It’s also really affordable. I often see rooms available for less than $75. You’ll always get the best rates on the Plaza website.

Best Hotel for the Price (with a heated pool)

If you’re looking for a hotel with a heated pool this winter, I would say that Resorts World is the best option. They have the largest pool complex, and it’s completely open. Almost every other hotel only has one pool open, making Resorts World the clear winner.

However if you’re on a budget, I would highly recommend the Park MGM. They have a very good pool and some of the best prices, especially in the winter.

Even though hotels on the Strip have heated pools, there currently aren’t any with indoor pools. If you prefer heated indoor pools to heated outdoor pools, there are a few hotels close to the Strip that you may want to consider. I wrote another article here about Las Vegas hotels with indoor pools.

Why Most Las Vegas Pools Close During the Winter

Believe it or not, Las Vegas does gets relatively cold in the winter. Temperatures often drop into the 30’s and 40’s in December, January and February. For this reason many hotel pools shut down for maintenance from November through mid-March.

Hotels also change the dates their pools are open every year. And some hotels (like Aria and Vdara) have a random month in the winter that they close for maintenance. So it’s always best to check with your hotel before you book. However, the list above is accurate for the upcoming year.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you swim at a hotel pool if you are not a guest? Most resorts in Las Vegas only allow guests to swim at their hotel pool. However, if you’re staying at a MGM property, you’ll have free access to the pools at other MGM properties.

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