I’ll let you in on a little secret of mine. One thing I love almost as much as water parks are loyalty rewards! I collect airline points, hotel points and pretty much any other kind of points you can think of. That’s why I was so excited to write this article: it combines two of my favorite things!
I collect Marriott Bonvoy points and I’m always looking for a way to use my points to take my family on vacation. While there are many other great options for hotels with water parks like Kalahari Resorts and Great Wolf Lodge, you can’t use or earn Bonvoy points at those hotels.
I put together the list below to help you plan your next vacation. These hotels and resorts have awesome water parks that your family is sure to love and you can use or earn Marriott Bonvoy points!
Please Note: All images included below are sourced from Marriott.com. They have the best photos of their own hotels, so I chose to let the professionals handle that!
- The Best Marriotts with Water Parks
- 1. Orlando World Center Marriott, Orlando, Florida
- 2. JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa, San Antonio, Texas
- 3. JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort and Spa, Miami, Florida
- 4. Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center Orlando, Florida
- 5. Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance, Anaheim, California
- 6. Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center, Dallas, Texas
- 7. Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center, Denver, Colorado
- 8. The Ritz-Carlton Naples, Tiburón, Naples, Florida
- 9. Sheraton Fallsview Hotel, Niagara Falls, Canada
- 10. Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, Nashville, Tennessee
- 11. Fairfield Inn & Suites Rapid City, Rapid City, South Dakota
- 12. The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka’anapali, Maui, Hawaii
- 13. The Phoenician, a Luxury Collection Resort, Scottsdale, Arizona
- 14. The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa – Phoenix, Arizona
- 15. Springhill Suites Moab, Utah
- Marriott Hotels With Water Parks: Start Planning Your Getaway Now!
The Best Marriotts with Water Parks
The most obvious place to use or earn Marriott Bonvoy points at a water park hotel is at the Gaylord chain of hotels. These resorts are massive and usually have incredible amenities to entertain the kids. But you will be happy to see that you have more options than just that.
The water park resorts are mostly located in southern states with Florida and Texas being well represented. However, there are some options all over the USA, as well as one just across the northern boarder in Niagara Falls, Canada.
Many of these hotels are expensive. The list includes luxury brands like JW Marriott, Ritz-Carlton and the Luxury Collection. However, you will also find some more budget friendly options, although as you’d expect they’re not as impressive as the really expensive resorts.
There are many hotels and resorts that have one water slide, but for this list, the hotels needed to have at more than that. Some have FlowRider surf simulators, splash pads, water playgrounds, lazy rivers etc. There is lots of variety to ensure there is something for everyone!
Let’s get to it! Here are the best Bonvoy Hotels with Water Parks.
1. Orlando World Center Marriott, Orlando, Florida
This place is huge! So huge that it has two slide towers – one on each side of the resort! The bigger of the two slide towers has three impressive slides which are better that you will find at many water parks around the country. On top of the slides, this resort has massive pools, a splash pad, a water playground, a lazy river and cabanas.
This hotel was originally built in 1986 but had a huge renovation in 2021. After the renovations, it’s now a modern hotel with great looking rooms. Here’s an example of a standard King room.
While I wouldn’t categorize this as “budget friendly” it’s more reasonably priced than some of the other options on this list. It’s pretty good value given the quality of the water park and amenities.
Prices generally range between $175 and $350 per night, but keep in mind there is also a $42 daily resort fee. This resort fee includes a shuttle to Disney, access to the water park and balls for the driving range.
There is also an additional charge for parking on site. Parking will currently cost you $29 for self parking and $47 daily for valet parking.
Are you still not sold? Check out the video below for a quick overview of this awesome resort.
2. JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa, San Antonio, Texas
This place looks awesome! As soon as I saw it, it was immediately added to my bucket list. The water park here is 9 acres and has all kinds of water features. It has both tube and body slides as well as an 1,100 foot long lazy river, a bunch of pools (including kid friendly ones for the youngest guests as well as an adults only pool for a peaceful getaway) and a sandy beach for the kids to build sand castles in.
That sounds like a lot, but it doesn’t even include one of the coolest features. The Pedernales River! This is similar to a lazy river, but instead of being pushed along by jets, it’s made like an actual river where the water flows downhill. This is something I’ve never seen at a water park before and something I really want to try!
With this being a JW Marriott, it’s as you would expect: It’s a really nice resort. It was recently built in 2010 and has even been renovated since then in 2019. The rooms won’t blow you away, but they are very well appointed and if you’re like my family, you’ll be spending most of your time at the water park, not in the room.
The JW Marriott brand is a luxury brand, so you should expect to pay a bit more to stay at this hotel. However, the prices aren’t outrageous considering how incredible this hotel looks.
Prices generally range between $280 and $500 per night, but keep in mind there is also a $56 daily resort fee when staying between March and October and a slightly lower resort fee of $42 per day for the rest of the year.
Parking will cost you $20 per day for self parking and $42 per day for valet parking. Keep in mind that if you have an electric car that needs to be charged, you will be required to pay for valet parking.
This resort is really impressive to me and the water park itself is HUGE and has something for everyone. You can relax by the beach with the kids or escape to the adults only pool or get your adrenaline pumping by going on one of the many slides available at this water park. On top of all that, it’s set in Texas Hill Country with spectacular views. You can check back on this website soon because I will absolutely be going here!
You can see more about the water park in the video below:
3. JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort and Spa, Miami, Florida
Prepare to be amazed by the luxurious and grand JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort and Spa. Spread across 300 acres, this resort offers a wide range of activities. For water park lovers, the Tidal Cove Water Park is the star attraction, featuring thrilling water slides, a lazy river, a kids’ water play area, and a wave pool.
If you’re an adrenaline junkie like me, you’ll love the exhilarating slides that will take your breath away. There are seven slides on the 60’ slide tower as well as the first ever FlowRider Triple, which lets three people surf at the same time. And for a more relaxing experience, you can float along the lazy river or soak up the sun in one of the many poolside cabanas. With so much to explore, this resort is a great option for water park lovers who want to experience a bit of luxury.
This hotel was originally built in 1970 but was most recently renovated in 2018. The guest rooms look to be split with some being renovated more recently than others. The older rooms are a bit dated, but still plenty luxurious while the recently renovated rooms look great.
Some rooms have patios which is always appreciated when travelling with kids who have early bed times or if you just want some fresh Floridian air.
This is a luxury hotel so you can expect to pay a premium to stay here. But, given all the amenities and the quality of the water park, it might be worth it!
Prices generally range between $200 and $450 per night, but keep in mind there is a $68 daily resort fee. I guess that’s the price you pay for such a cool water park?
Parking will cost you $25 per day for self parking and $40 per day for valet parking.
Whether you’re looking for a few days of excitement or a relaxing getaway, the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort has everything you need to create unforgettable memories. It’s luxurious enough to please the most picky of your family members but fun enough to keep the whole crew entertained.
4. Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center Orlando, Florida
Dive into a world of fun at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center. Their water park is called Cypress Springs and is pretty amazing. It has a multi-level tree house structure, multiple water slides, a double FlowRider—The Wake Zone and a zero-entry swimming pool. For the little ones, there’s also a toddler’s pool featuring playful, pint-sized slides and water features. It offers an incredible blend of thrill and relaxation that should keep everyone in your group happy.
The Gaylord Palms is a big and beautiful place. The rooms have been updated recently, making them look really fresh and modern. Some of them even have balconies where you can enjoy the lovely Florida weather. Plus, the rooms are spacious, which is great if you’re traveling with a big family.
This resort is actually quite affordable compared to many of the other hotels on this list. Given its impressive water park and hotel amenities, the price range of $250 to $450 per night is pretty reasonable. This includes water park access while some of the other hotels and resorts on this list are more expensive and don’t even include water parks.
This isn’t a true luxury hotel, but it’s still really nice and offers good value for the price. In peak seasons and at peak times, it can get more expensive, but if you plan right, you should be able to find a good deal here.
5. Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance, Anaheim, California
Located just a hop, skip, and a jump away from Disneyland, the Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance is not just about its proximity to the magical kingdom. The hotel houses a unique Surfside Waterpark that will leave you and your kids in awe.
The water park boasts six water slides, a 400-gallon drench bucket, a swimming pool, and an interactive water play area. It’s the perfect spot to unwind and cool off after a day of thrilling rides and attractions at the theme park.
The rooms at the Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance are designed with families in mind. They’re pretty big, with a modern (the hotel was built in 2015) and clean design. If you are travelling with kids, they have bunk bed options in many of their suites, so be sure to check out that option to potentially save some money!
The best part? Some rooms offer views of Disneyland’s fireworks!
Keep in mind that you often need to make reservations for the water park. Make sure to check with the hotel after booking.
When I originally found this hotel and added to the list, I didn’t expect this to be one of the more expensive hotels on the list! While this isn’t a luxury brand, the hotel is modern, has great amenities and has great proximity to Disneyland. I guess that’s how they are able to charge $250 to $450 per night. The prices change throughout the year, but most nights are over $300 per night.
In addition, you will have to pay $35 per day for valet parking if you have a car as there is no self parking option. Finally, if you have an electric car, there is a $10 fee to charge your car.
6. Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center, Dallas, Texas
Experience the best of Texas hospitality and fun at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center. The resort’s on-site water park, Paradise Springs, is a sprawling 10-acre retreat with a 600-foot-long lazy river, a giant water playhouse, and multiple winding water slides.
Adults can enjoy a serene dip in the dedicated adult pool, while kids can frolic in the dedicated family lagoon or kiddie pool. The resort truly offers something for everyone.
Since it’s all outdoor, the water park is only open seasonly. The water park is usually open on weekends in the shoulder season and open all week long from Memorial Day to late August. Keep in mind that on peak days, you may have to reserve a time block in advance.
The hotel is located about 30 minutes from downtown Dallas and less than 10 minutes from DFW airport.
The rooms here are nice and cozy. They are spacious and some even have a balcony with great views of the resort. The hotel was built in 2004 but has been nicely upgraded since then. The rooms aren’t true luxury, but they are pretty impressive and a higher quality room than you will find at most water park hotels like Great Wolf Lodge or Kalahari Resorts.
The cost here is pretty reasonable considering how impressive the resort is. Prices typically range between $250 and $400 per night, even if peak water park season months like June and July.
Parking will cost you extra at $22 per night for self parking or $42 per night for valet. There is also a $26 resort fee, but this is included in the quoted rate when booking on Marriott.com
7. Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center, Denver, Colorado
My family and I went here in 2022 and had a great time. Like most of the Gaylord resorts, it is absolutely massive. It’s pretty overwhelming at first, but the hotel is so big partly because of all the great amenities. The water park is called Arapahoe Springs and features a massive lazy river, indoor and outdoor pools and slides as well as a multiple hot tubs.
They also sell smores kits which was fun. We sat by the fire in the evening and roasted marshmallows while chatting with the other guests. It was one of the highlights of our trip for sure.
Denver gets too cold for year round water park fun, so it’s great that their indoor pools and slides can be open year round.
The hotel also features sports courts, an arcade and a massive convention center.
The hotel was built in 2018, so it feels very modern. The rooms are what you would expect for a four star hotel. They work well for adults who are there for a conference or for families there for the water park. If you’re lucky, you may get a room with a view. There aren’t many other things in the area, so if you get up on a higher floor, you can see for miles.
This hotel typically ranges in price between $300 and $700 per night. It depends on the day of the week and since they have a huge conference center, that has a big impact on their capacity. When we were there, the hotel was full of people attending an anime conference. Thankfully we got a good rate, but for some of the bigger conferences, I think their room rates can get really expensive or even sell out.
There is a resort fee of $28 per night, plus an additional $29 for self parking or $39 for valet parking.
8. The Ritz-Carlton Naples, Tiburón, Naples, Florida
Luxury and excitement blend seamlessly at The Ritz-Carlton Naples, Tiburón. The resort’s water park area has four heated outdoor pools and offers a refreshing retreat. There’s a family pool for everyone to enjoy, a junior Olympic-sized lap pool for serious swimmers, an interactive children’s pool with water features, and an adults-only pool for a serene escape. Each pool area is perfectly designed to provide a unique and memorable experience for every guest.
The water park also features a 30 foot tall slide tower with three slides as well as a 630 foot lazy river.
The Ritz-Carlton Naples, Tiburón is a luxury resort, and the rooms reflect that. They’re stylish and elegant, with a light and airy feeling. The hotel was originally built in 2002 but was renovated in 2015 to keep the hotel fresh and modern. The rooms are very nice and many feature exterior balconies which is always a personal favorite of mine… especially when in Florida!
As you would expect from a Ritz-Carlton, this hotel is one of the more expensive hotels on this list. Prices typically range from $450 to $800 per night.
There is a daily resort fee of $45 per room, per night as well as a charge for parking. Self parking is $25 per night while valet parking is $35 per night.
9. Sheraton Fallsview Hotel, Niagara Falls, Canada
Enjoy your own personal water wonderland at the Sheraton Fallsview Hotel. The hotel features a fantastic indoor water park, although you will have to pay extra as the hotel prices do not include admission to the water park.
At the water park, you’ll find sixteen water slides, a massive wave pool, a year-round outdoor activity pool and sundeck, and a giant hot tub. Kids will also love the interactive Atlantis-themed aquatic play area. It’s a perfect place to have fun and unwind, all with the stunning backdrop of the Niagara Falls.
This hotel was built in 2000 but was renovated in 2020 which means the rooms are well appointed and modern. If you can score an upgrade, this hotel as incredible views of Niagara Falls on the upper floors.
This is one of the more affordable hotels on the list, but that’s in part because it doesn’t include access to the water park. Nightly rates typically range between $125 to $300 per night, but be sure to confirm whether or not you’re looking at USD or CAD pricing when on their website as this is located on the Canadian side of the border.
Passess to the water park vary based on demand, but are typically available for $40-$50 per person. Keep in mind that is in Canadian dollars, so it’s actually much cheaper in USD.
The hotel charges a $15.95 (CAD) resort fee and charges $39 (CAD) for self parking and $59 (CAD) for valet parking.
10. Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, Nashville, Tennessee
Gaylord Opryland Resort is not just a place to stay—it’s an experience. Like other Gaylord resorts on this list, it’s huge and really impressive. I ranked it this low because they charge an additional fee to access the water park.
The resort’s water park is called SoundWaves. It is an upscale indoor/outdoor water experience with dedicated zones for adults, young children, and families. From thrilling rides like the Rapid Remix—a giant waterslide where up to five people can ride together—to a relaxing float along the lazy river, there’s something for everyone. It’s the ultimate water park experience in a luxurious resort setting.
The Gaylord Opryland rooms are a great place to relax. They have been recently updated, so they look modern and fresh. They’re pretty big too, so there’s plenty of space for everyone. The rooms are pretty unexciting, but they look great and I’d be happy to stay a few nights!
This isn’t the most luxurious hotel on the list, but it’s very nice. The price is premium for this hotel as it typically clocks in between $300 to $550 per night. There is also a $25 resort fee and parking charges of $35 for self parking and $48 for valet parking.
Keep in mind that the hotel cost doesn’t include access to the water park. That will cost you extra.
11. Fairfield Inn & Suites Rapid City, Rapid City, South Dakota
At Fairfield Inn & Suites Rapid City, you’re not just booking a room, but a ticket to fun! The hotel’s connected water park, WaTiki, is the largest indoor water park in the Dakotas. With over 30,000 square feet of water park excitement including thrilling water slides, a lazy river, an activity pool, and hot spas. It’s a paradise for water lovers of all ages.
It’s also located about 30 minutes from Mount Rushmore!
The rooms at Fairfield Inn & Suites in Rapid City, South Dakota are bright and welcoming. They’re not super fancy, but they’re very clean and comfortable. Plus, they’ve been updated recently. Considering it’s the cheapest place on this list, it is great value and it’s a pretty nice place to rest after a day of water park adventures.
This is the cheapest hotel on the list! The nightly rate for this hotel will typically be between $100 to $170 and there is no resort fee. There is also no additional charge for parking. This is hands down the most affordable option if you are looking for a Bonvoy hotel with a water park.
12. The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka’anapali, Maui, Hawaii
The Westin Maui Resort takes the term ‘island paradise’ to a new level. The resort’s water park boasts five swimming pools, two water slides, a swim-through grotto and waterfall and a dedicated keiki (children’s) pool. Kids can enjoy the splash pad, while adults can indulge in a serene experience at the adults-only pool. The poolside cabanas provide the perfect spot for relaxing and taking in the breathtaking ocean views.
The rooms at The Westin Maui are like a little piece of paradise. They’re bright and airy, with a fresh, modern design. Plus, many of the rooms have balconies with amazing ocean views. They are the perfect place to relax after a day in the Hawaiian sun.
This is Hawaii, so it’s expensive. This is also a pretty incredible looking hotel so it’s not surprising that the night rate is typically between $600 to $800 per night. The hotel also has a $45 resort fee and charges $40 for nightly self parking and $50 per night for valet parking.
13. The Phoenician, a Luxury Collection Resort, Scottsdale, Arizona
Unwind amidst the stunning desert landscape at The Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. The centerpiece of this oasis is the water park featuring a complex of nine sparkling pools. Kids will love the treehouse-themed water slide and splash pad, while adults can enjoy the relaxing mother-of-pearl tiled pool. The expansive pool deck and comfortable cabanas offer a perfect spot to soak up the Arizona sun.
The rooms at The Phoenician are luxurious and elegant. They’ve been updated recently as the hotel was originally built in 1988 but then renovated in 2016. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, with everything you need for a great stay. It’s a place where you can really feel pampered.
This is a luxury hotel and the price reflects that with the nightly rates typically ranging between $350 to $650 per night. There is also a $45 per night resort fee and $23 nightly fee for self parking or $38 for valet parking.
14. The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa – Phoenix, Arizona
Embrace the spirit of the Southwest at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. The Adventure Water Park is the highlight, featuring a 110-foot-long waterslide, a 900-foot lazy river, and a FlowRider surf simulator. For a more tranquil experience, the Aguamiel Pool offers a quiet adult-only retreat. It’s an oasis of fun and relaxation in the heart of the Sonoran Desert.
The Westin Kierland has rooms that are comfy and clean. They’re not super luxurious, but they’re very comfortable and have been recently updated. Some rooms even have balconies or patios where you can enjoy the Arizona sunshine. It’s a great place to rest and recharge.
The price of this hotel ranges quite a bit between around $225 per night to $550 per night on the more peak nights. There is also a $35 per day resort fee and $20 per night for self parking or $35 for valet.
15. Springhill Suites Moab, Utah
Ok I admit it, this hotel probably doesn’t qualify as a water park.. BUT, it’s still such a cool hotel and a personal favorite of mine.
Set against the stunning backdrop of red rock landscapes, Springhill Suites Moab offers more than just comfortable accommodations. The hotel features not one, but three outdoor pools, including a children’s pool with a large water slide and splash pad, and two hot tubs. It’s the perfect place to relax and cool down after a day exploring the breathtaking national parks nearby.
While it technically doesn’t have a water park, I thought it still had to be included on this list.
The rooms at Springhill Suites Moab are bright and modern. They’re not as fancy as most of the hotels on this list but they look comfortable and clean. The rooms are big, so there’s plenty of space for everyone and I love that most of the rooms have a sofa with a trundle bed for extra options for little kids.
This hotel isn’t a luxury resort, but it’s the same price as some of the nicer resorts on this list! I think that’s partly because of the incredible location, but the typical rate ranges between $250 – $400 per night. Thankfully, there is no resort fee here and the parking is free.
Marriott Hotels With Water Parks: Start Planning Your Getaway Now!
As you can see, there are a bunch of Bonvoy hotels with water parks all over North America. It’s not surprising to see that many of them are expensive and luxury, but thankfully you can find some cheaper options if you would prefer to save your money.
Because these are Marriott Bonvoy hotels, you can also redeem your points here. I had a nightly credit from my credit card that was valid for up to 35,000 Bonvoy points for one night and was able to use it at the Gaylord Rockies in Denver. That hotel is typically more than 35,000 points but I found a day that worked. We ended up paying for the extra night and had a great time at the hotel.
For many of these water park hotels, seven days can be a bit long if you’re focused on spending most of your time on the resort. So these can make incredible weekend trips where you can spend all your time at the water park!