3 advantages of choosing a hotel with a pool
With so many options available, choosing a hotel for your next family vacation can feel like an overwhelming experience. There are several key factors that come into play to make sure your final decision is the best option for your vacation, including things like location, comfort, reviews, dining options, whether it’s family-friendly, and so much more.
One factor we urge you to also consider is whether the hotel has a pool or not. It may not seem so significant but staying somewhere with a pool has a lot of advantages, especially for families with children. From keeping children entertained, to having an outlet to let out children’s extra energy, developing swimming skills, and more. Let us enlighten you a bit more on why you should always opt for a hotel with a pool when you’re planning a family vacation.
Enjoy a swim whenever you like
Many hotels have an indoor heated pool which you can use at any time of the year, as well as an outdoor pool which is best enjoyed during the warm summer months. If you’ll be traveling during a colder season, always check beforehand to see if the hotel has a heated indoor pool that you can use. And if you’re travelling during the summer months, check to see whether the hotel has an outdoor pool. If you’re traveling with young children, it also helps to check whether hotels have a kiddie pool or kiddie splash area before you book.
Whether you enjoy swimming as a hobby or as a form of low-impact exercise, staying at a hotel with a pool allows you to go for a morning or afternoon swim whenever you like. It’s a great way to give kids the chance to work on their swimming skills (under parental supervision at all times, of course). It’s a great opportunity to slip away for some “me-time” as a parent to go for a solo swim while the other parent does another activity with the children... or enjoy a family swim altogether! If you don’t have a pool in your house or access to a pool while at home, this is a great opportunity to enjoy one at no additional charge! If you’re going to be paying for a hotel anyway, why not make sure there are as many perks included as possible (and in this case, a pool!) Any accommodation with a pool packs a ton of added value into the overall cost. For instance, taking your family to a water park or pool center often costs between $8-12 per person, and sometimes even more. When you opt for a hotel or a resort with a pool, however, you get to use the pool for free as a part of the package.
At the Cartoon Network Hotel specifically, you can enjoy a refreshing dip in the outdoor pool during the summer months or enjoy a relaxing swim in the heated indoor pool that is open all year round. No matter what time of year you visit, a swim in one of our pools is always available at Cartoon Network Hotel!
A relaxing time
There’s something about the sound and feeling of water that relaxes and calms us. Whether it’s the sound of the ocean waves or the splashing waters of a pool, being around water is an instant mood lifter for children and adults alike.
Got cranky children on your hands who are tired from traveling? Instantly turn their moods around with a fun filled pool visit! They’ll be so distracted by the fun of it all, they’ll instantly get a boost of energy and happiness. There’s not a better solution for crying and upset children than bringing them to the pool for an active and splashing good time. It’s also a great place for children to rest. Take them for an active swim to get all their energy out, and then let them nap in a chaise lounge chair on the pool deck while swaddled in a pool towel. Giving children an energetic activity to enjoy is the best way to get them to nap and rest later.
Here’s a helpful tip! If you want to get rowdy children to calm down and rest, bring them to the hotel pool and let them release all their extra energy while splashing, swimming, and playing for a few hours. Afterwards, they’ll be so tired from all the fun that they’ll be happy to enjoy a few hours of quiet activities, such as reading a book or taking a nap by the poolside.
If you’ll be visiting a hotel without children, the pool can be a fully relaxing experience. Adults can bring their favorite book to read by the pool and go in the water for a dip whenever they need a refresh. It’s a great opportunity to catch up on any podcasts you’ve been meaning to listen to, or any other leisurely relaxing activities that are perfectly enjoyed poolside while on vacation.
At the Cartoon Network Hotel, after children have enjoyed a swim, they can head over to the Land of P’Oool Concession Stand, which is located near the outdoor swimming pool. This snack stand offers a range of refreshing foods and drinks, including salads, sandwiches, fruit cups, ice cream, and frozen treats! Adults can enjoy sipping on a signature cocktail, beer, or seltzer drink. Let kids enjoy a satisfying meal after their swim, and then they’ll be in the mood to relax and nap. Swimming, food, relaxation– it’s the recipe for a toon-tastic day at Cartoon Network hotel!
A different and safe activity with the kids
What kid doesn’t love being at the pool? Having a pool near your hotel room gives you a constant way to ensure your kids are entertained and happy throughout your entire vacation. Kids can enjoy swims whenever they like and go back to the room whenever they’ve had enough. It’s even better than taking kids to a public pool for the day, where they must swim for hours on end and feel exhausted by the end of the day. When staying at a hotel with a pool, kids can enjoy many shorter swims each day and when they’re tired, they can simply be finished and go on to the next activity.
When you’re at a hotel pool, be sure to bring any safety devices your child might need to assist in their swimming. If your children are not strong swimmers, they must wear a life jacket and/or floaties. Otherwise, they can splash around in the kiddie play areas. For older kids and strong swimmers, you can keep a close eye on them while they play in the pool areas while you have a little “me time” in the hot tub nearby.
It’s also a great opportunity to work on your children’s swimming skills if they aren’t already strong swimmers. Under your close supervision, you can help them learn how to swim in the shallow areas and get them familiar with the feeling of being comfortable in the water. During a hotel vacation, you’ll have at least a couple of consecutive days when you can work on your children’s swimming skills at the hotel pool for no extra charge!
At Cartoon Network Hotel, the pool experience is designed specifically for kids to have a splashing fun time! The outdoor pool features a slide, and the “Splashville” splash pad area for younger children boasts a fun Powerpuff Girls theme! This adds to the entertainment value as kids splash around and play with some of their favorite Cartoon Network characters.
The Cartoon Network Hotel is an excellent option for families with children going on vacation in Lancaster, PA. The hotel has 3 separate swimming and splash pad areas, which include an outdoor pool with a slide and plenty of lounge chairs, a heated indoor pool, a hot tub, and the Powerpuff Girls themed “Splashville” splash pad. It’s the ultimate hotel in the Lancaster area for families to enjoy unlimited entertainment, swims, and fun. Plus, families can enjoy a range of different dining options while staying at the Cartoon Network Hotel, from the delicious menu items at Cartoon Kitchen, to caffeinated and alcoholic beverages at Bearista Cafe, to the poolside snacks at the Land of P’Oool Concession Stand, and more.
Cartoon Network Hotel is also conveniently located just steps away from Dutch Wonderland theme park, making it an excellent accommodation option for families visiting the theme park. Dutch Wonderland is a magical kingdom-themed park with 30+ rides and attractions, live shows, and fun entertainment areas.
What are you waiting for? Endless family fun at the Cartoon Network Hotel awaits you. Come enjoy swims, splashes, and unforgettable memories alongside your family. Check out the Cartoon Network themed rooms, fun activities and entertainment add-ons, and dining options. We can’t wait to see you for toon-tastic fun!