There’s No Indoor Pools at Disney World, But Here’s Two Other Options

For many people, when you mention the word “hotel,” an image of late night indoor pool swimming sessions pop into mind. Which is why it is understandable that one of the most frequent requests I get as a travel agent is to find a hotel with an indoor pool at Disney World. Unfortunately though, I wish I could say that was an easy thing to provide…

There are no hotels with indoor pools at Disney World. The pools at Disney Resorts are all outdoors, but are heated year round to 82 degrees fahrenheit. You’ll need to stay in a third party hotel offsite from Disney property in order to have access to an indoor pool.

While you may need to change your original lodging plans a bit in order to find a place with an indoor pool near Disney World, it can still be done. Keep reading for all of the details you need to know about the pools at the official Disney hotels, and which hotels DO have indoor pools.

There Are No Disney Resorts with Indoor Pools

Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL has over 25 different Disney Resort hotels on property. Though despite the vast number of hotel options onsite, there are no Disney hotels with indoor pools. 

Disney property is huge (over 25,000 acres total), and there are a few hotels on Disney property that are not owned by Disney itself. For example, there’s the Swan and Dolphin Hotel owned by Marriott, or the Bonnet Creek Resort owned by Hilton. However, none of these third party hotels that are ON Disney property have indoor pools either unfortunately. 

Alternative 1: Disney World Resort Pools Are Heated and Can Be Used Year Round Like Indoor Pools

Even though you won’t be able to rely on the controlled temperatures of an indoor pool while staying at the Disney Resorts, you can be sure that at least the water temperature will be controlled. All Disney Resort pools are continually heated to 82 degrees Fahrenheit year round. 

“Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort Pool” by CL Photographs is licensed by CC BY-ND 2.0

In addition to the Disney Resort hotel pools being heated year round, the pools and slides at both Disney water parks are heated also. And they’re open year round too. Check out my full article about visiting the Disney water parks in the winter here for the best tips on how to do so.

With the Disney Resort pools being constantly heated, along with the favorable Florida weather, it’s not much of a surprise that there are no indoor pools onsite at Disney World. 

Average Outdoor Temperature of the Disney World Resort by Month 

So the heated pools combined with the typical Florida weather add up to being able to swim whenever you want while staying at a Disney Resort. In fact, the average temperature, as seen below, generally does not fall below 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Check out this breakdown of the average temperature in the Disney World Resort area by month for an idea of just how warm it may be during your trip.

  • January – 71° / 52°
  • February – 74° / 55°
  • March – 78° / 58°
  • April – 83° / 63°
  • May – 87° / 69°
  • June – 90° / 73°
  • July – 90° / 75°
  • August – 91° / 75°
  • September – 89° / 74°
  • October – 84° / 68°
  • November – 78° / 60°
  • December –  74° / 56°

*Temperatures above are listed in degrees Fahrenheit.

Alternative 2: Third Party Hotels Near Disney World That Have Indoor Pools

If having an indoor pool at your hotel is important to you on your Disney World vacation, you will need to choose a third party hotel OFF of Disney property. I’ve checked every hotel in reasonable distance from Walt Disney World and have listed the options with indoor pools below, sorted by distance to the parks. 

Keep in mind that during the pandemic, some hotels may be limiting available amenities for safety reasons or government regulations. Be sure to check with the hotel to make sure the indoor pool will be open during your trip if it is important to you. 

In my experience, the best way to get an answer is by calling the hotel’s front desk to ask. For ease of access, I’ve linked each hotel’s website that lists their phone number and other information.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Lake Buena Vista

  • About 2 miles from Disney property
  • One indoor pool and one outdoor pool
  • An official Disney Good Neighbor Hotel, this all-suite location is a great option for families, groups, or parties looking for extra space. Embassy Suites provides free shuttles to the Disney parks, the famous complimentary breakfast buffet with made-to-order omelets, and evening reception. This location also offers volleyball courts, a putting green, fire pits, and more!
  • Click Here for the Embassy Suites Lake Buena Vista Website 

Courtyard Lake Buena Vista in the Marriott Village

  • About 2 miles from Disney property
  • One large indoor/outdoor pool: swim in between the smaller indoor section, and the larger outdoor section, or stay in one spot.
  • This location is an official Disney Good Neighbor Hotel and is more budget friendly than some of the other options on this list. The Courtyard offers three dining options, including a pizza place, and a 24 hour fitness center, plus other standard hotel amenities.   
  • Click Here for the Courtyard Lake Buena Vista in the Marriott Village Website
The indoor pool at the Courtyard by Marriott Lake Buena Vista in the Marriott Village near Disney World.
The indoor section of the indoor/outdoor pool at the Courtyard Lake Buena Vista

Orlando World Center Marriott

  • About 2.5 miles from Disney property
  • One indoor pool (though temporarily closed as of 2020), and an outdoor pool complex with several pools and two 250-foot waterslides, plus a children’s splash pool 
  • Though not an official Disney Good Neighbor Hotel, this newer Marriott hotel has plenty of amenities including a shuttle service to the Disney parks, and family friendly suites. The hotel also offers unique options like a nightly light show, poolside cabanas, an 18 hole golf course, restaurants, and more.
  • Click Here for the Orlando World Center Marriott Website

Embassy Suites by Hilton International Drive

  • About 7.5 miles from Disney property
  • One indoor pool and one outdoor pool
  • Though farther than the Lake Buena Vista Embassy Suites, this location on International Drive is also an official Disney Good Neighbor Hotel. You’ll also get the same  complimentary breakfast buffet with made-to-order omelets and evening reception here. But you won’t get the other unique entertainment options like at the Lake Buena Vista location listed earlier – this Embassy Suites on International Drive is more of a standard location. There are also not any shuttles to Disney theme parks from this location either. 
  • Click Here for the Embassy Suites International Drive Website

Coco Key Hotel and Water Park Resort

  • About 8 miles from Disney property
  • A canopy covered outdoor water park complex with several pools, 14 water slides, and a toddler pool. **Note that there is no fully enclosed indoor pool here, only the canopy covered outdoor water park complex.** 
  • This resort is not an official Disney Good Neighbor Hotel, and is a bit farther than some other options on this list, which may be a trade off for the water park amenities. Coco Key Hotel also offers three restaurants, a 6,500 sq ft arcade, an on-site convenience store, fitness center, and more. Although, this location does not offer Disney theme park shuttles, it instead offers Universal and SeaWorld shuttles.  
  • Click Here for the Coco Key Hotel and Water Park Resort Website

The Enclave Suites

  • About 8 miles from Disney property
  • One indoor pool (open 24 hours) and two outdoor pools
  • Though not an official Disney Good Neighbor Hotel, and a bit farther from the parks, the Enclave Suites is the only option on the list that offers a 24 hour indoor pool. This hotel also offers free parking and continental breakfast, plus free shuttles to Universal and SeaWorld parks. As well as shuttles to Disney park for a nominal fee. There’s also a Pizza Hut Express onsite here too and entertainment options like a playground, game tables and more. 
  • Click Here for the Enclave Suites Website

A Lack of Indoor Pools at Disney World Doesn’t Have To Ruin Your Trip

So with the heated pools at the official Disney Resorts, and the six other hotel options near Walt Disney World that do have indoor pools, I am confident that your travel group can find a lodging option that fulfills everyone’s pool needs. And hopefully the Florida weather will be so perfect for your trip that you won’t even need to bother with the indoor pool. Unless of course, you’re a junkie for that indoor pool chlorine smell, then by all means…

Allison Strunk

Allison is a Disney travel agent and down right obsessed Disney fan. Allison has been helping clients and strangers on the internet plan amazing Disney vacations for over five years. She has sailed on Disney Cruise Line, is a current Disneyland Annual Passholder, though she still considers Walt Disney World her "home park" and visits there often. Allison loves to talk all things Disney and help others plan trips of their own!

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