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Hotel with larger swimming pool

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Hotel with larger swimming pool

Hello I'll be traveling 4 night with two kids 8 and 16 (end of June). There first time in S.F. and of course will take them to local sites (F.W., chinatown, Alcatraz, Giant game) However they love the water! Are there any convenient hotels with "larger" pools?

thanks in advance.

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1. Re: Hotel with larger swimming pool

There are not very many hotels in San Francisco with pools. Google the Handlery Union Square, the Holiday Inn Select & Spa Downtown, and the Hotel Nikko. These are all near Union Square.

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2. Re: Hotel with larger swimming pool

Stay in Union Square. Check out the Four Seasons, the Hotel Nikko and the Hilton (maybe?) Very few hotels in San Fransico actually have pools. So you can't afford to be too picky as far as what you consider "larger".

I would go with the Four Seasons (if you can afford it) as it is very nice and the pool is very nice as well.

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3. Re: Hotel with larger swimming pool

Hi, The Sheraton Palace has a pool. Nikko's is very nice. The Four Seasons has one in SportsClub LA

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4. Re: Hotel with larger swimming pool

I agree with the last poster, The Palace has a nice pool area.

If you dont want to pay Palace / Hilton / Four Seasons type prices then check out the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway. They have an outdoor heated pool.

It is located on Van Ness and California and although out of the way a little the California St. Cable Car terminus is almost outside the door and you can walk down Van Ness to the Wharf.

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5. Re: Hotel with larger swimming pool

The Hyatt at Fisherman's Wharf has a "lappable" pool, enclosed by the hotel itself, but open to the sky.

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6. Re: Hotel with larger swimming pool

With the outdoor pools, keep in mind that June tends to be rather chilly and there is fog --typically not real great swimming weather.

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7. Re: Hotel with larger swimming pool

At one time, San Francisco had the world's largest outdoor pool, the 20 million-plus gallon Fleischhacker, and indoor, at Sutro Baths, pool. You can see the Sutro pool. You can also see the Fleischhacker bath house on the Great Highway just past Sloat Boulevard. The pool is still there but it's been filled with dirt and paved. Part of it is where the gorillas live. I often what some archæologist will think when the enormous tile bath is found long hence.

For an idea of its enormity, the pool started about fifty feet from where the sidewalk is. The bath house was just about the middle of it and, at the far end, there was a very large T.

The Hilton on O'Farrell Street used to have, and probably still has, a pool on the Fourteenth (if I remember correctly) floor. The hotel goes higher on the four sides so it's fairly sheltered from the zephyrs. Many is the time we'd go there for a dip after the bars closed. Called room service for coffee and paid cash.

I'm one of the few people alive who did actually swim in the Fairmont's pool. The Press Club at 555 Post Street used to have a pool the feed pipe for which you could see at The Beach, a steam bath, and a sauna. The Bohemian Club, across the street, also has a pool. I've not swum in that one but I have visited it.

Another popular pool was Crystal Plunge. You can see what's left of it from Taylor Street just above Lombard Street.

When you're not swimming, the "Don't-miss sights in San Francisco" page geocities.com/iconoc/Articles/Sights.html has enough to keep you busy for nine twelve-hour days.

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