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The Insider’s Guide to MGM Las Vegas Pools

Last Updated on 01/03/2024 by Mike Waldron

MGM Resorts in Las Vegas provide a wide range of pool experiences for you to choose from. Pools have become much more than just a place to cool off from the summer’s heat. They are now carefully crafted environments designed to enhance the overall Las Vegas experience of its visitors.

Whether you are looking for a tranquil retreat, a romantic get-away, a vibrant party atmosphere or an unforgettable family vacation, there is the perfect pool environment waiting for you at an MGM Las Vegas property. If spending time by the pool is on your Vegas “to do” list, then choosing the pool that matches both your expectations and budget is important.

Below you will find very brief summaries for each of the MGM Resorts’ pool. For more in depth information on any pool simply click the link provided and it will take you to a dedicated page with more in depth information.

With the recent partnership between MGM and Marriott Hotels, you may also want to check out the pools at all Las Vegas Marriott’s as well.

Some Key Questions You May Want to Consider

  • Do you need to be a guest to gain access to the pool?
  • Is the pool family friendly?
  • Is there an adult only pool?
  • Are lifeguards on duty?
  • Is there poolside food and beverage service?
  • Are outside food and beverages permitted?
  • Are daybeds and cabanas available?

If you are looking for similar information on all Las Vegas Caesars’ hotel pools, check out my Guide to Caesar’s Pools.

1) MGM Grand – Grand Pool Complex Pools

Main Pool Guests enjoying the water.  The Main hotel building is in the background
MGM Grand Main Pool- Photo by Mike Waldron

The MGM Grand Pool Complex is limited to current MGM Grand guests as well as guests staying at The Signature MGM Grand. The Pool complex is very family friendly but does have a pool reserved for those guests 18 years of age and older. Guests of all ages can enjoy riding down the 1,000 foot long Lazy River. The pool complex has a total of 4 pools, 1 lazy river and 3 hot tubs.

The pool is open year- round, however, with reduced hours and services. Lifeguards are on duty at all pools. Poolside food and drink service is available, but outside food and drinks are prohibited to bring into the pool area.

This Private Reserved 18+ Pool is not a party pool but rather a tranquil and relaxing pool option. If you are interested at more of the pool party scene then head over to Wet 24 which is the MGM’s Day Club venue. You do not have to be an MGM guest to enjoy Wet 24, however, an entrance fee is generally required.

If you are enjoying the pool on a weekend or holiday during peak season be prepared for a busy pool deck. One way to mitigate these crowds is to opt for a form of reserved seating. Options include premium loungers, daybeds and cabanas.

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2) Bellagio Pools

Pool with center fountain. Loungers are seen at the back of the pool.
1 of 5 pools- Photo by Mike Waldron

Access to the pools are complementary if you are staying at the Bellagio. Non-guests can gain access by choosing a reserved seating option. The pools are open year-round but with reduced hours and services.

All of the pools are family friendly. There are no water slides or lazy rivers for kids to enjoy but the children I see by the pools always seem to be enjoying the pool experience. Lifeguards are on duty at all pools.

If you are looking for reserved seating you will not be disappointed with the selection or the included amenities. As complimentary pool loungers can be more difficult to find on the busier days, it is nice to know you have the option of reserving your seating well in advance of your stay.

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3) Aria Pools

Pool before opening.  Loungers are placed around the water's edge.
1 of 3 Aria pools before opening. Photo by Mike Waldron

The pool deck is complimentary for all Aria hotel guests. Non-guests can gain access to the pool deck with the purchase of reserved seating. Access to the Sky Suite Pool is restricted to guests staying in one of these Premium Level Suites.

The Aria offers pool deck access year-round but with reduced services and hours. During the off- season the Sky Suite Pool is used as the pool accessible to Sky Suite and non-Sky Suite guests alike.

All three pools are family-friendly in that there is no age restriction on entrance. Guests who choose the Aria are however generally looking for a more tranquil and peaceful pool deck than some of the other more family oriented Strip hotels. Lifeguards are on duty at all open pools.

Guests are able to enjoy superb poolside food and beverage service, and as with most Strip hotels, outside food and beverages are prohibited.

For those guests looking for more of the pool party scene, I suggest you check out Liquid, which is the Day Club venue at the Aria Resort.

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4) Cosmopolitan Pools

Boulevard pool with purple cushioned daybed in the foreground and Vegas  skyline in the background.
Boulevard Pool- Photo by Mike Waldron

Boulevard Pool and Chelsea Pool access is complimentary for Cosmopolitan hotel guests. Non-guests can are permitted to rent daybeds and cabanas at the Boulevard Pool only.

All guests are welcome to attend the Dine-in-Movie and Sunset Cocktail events, but reservations are required.

Both the Boulevard and Chelsea Pools are family friendly, however, I have not seen many children on these pool decks during my stays. The Chelsea Pool is a much more tranquil pool and perhaps more appropriate if you do have your children with you. Both pools have lifeguards on duty.

If you are looking for the full pool party vibe then I suggest you check out the Adult-Only 21+ Marquee DayClub which is also attached to the Aria hotel.

An array of reserved seating options are available at all of the pools as is poolside food and drink service. Outside food and beverages are strictly prohibited.

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5) Vdara Pool

Pool with shaded daybeds along the edges.
Vdara Pool- Photo by Mike Waldron

The Vdara pool is open seasonally. Pool access is complimentary for hotel guests. Non-guests can gain access through booking a form of reserved seating.

This is officially a family friendly pool, open to guests of all ages. and lifeguards are on duty. As this is generally a tranquil pool environment families who are looking for a more spirited family pool experience may want to check out Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand or the Excalibur pool decks.

There is no Adult Only or DayClub venue at this resort. If this is important to you I suggest you check out Liquid, Marquee or Wet 24 as possible suitable alternatives.

Reserved seating options are available, with some including semi-private plunge pools. Poolside food and beverage service is available but no outside food and beverage are permitted into the pool deck area.

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6) Mandalay Bay Beach Pool

Guests enjoying the sandy beach at the Wave Pool
Wave Pool – Photo by Mike Waldron.

The Pools operate year- round but with reduced services and hours. Pool access is complimentary for guests of Mandalay Bay, Delano, Four Seasons and the Excalibur hotels. The Delano pool, however, is reserved for guests staying at the Delano Hotel.

This is a very popular pool for families and is very family oriented. If you are looking for a pool experience that is kid friendly but a bit quieter I would consider the Excalibur as an option.

There is no Adult-Only pool area within the Mandalay Bay Beach complex. Those guests over the age of 21 looking for a party type atmosphere should consider Moorea Beach, a top-optional pool venue adjoining Mandalay Bay Beach or Daylight Day Club which is just across from the Moorea Beach Club.

There are a variety of poolside and walk-up food and beverage options, but again outside food and beverages are prohibited.

If these MGM operated pools are not what you are looking for, I suggest you look at my guide covering the Caesars Entertainment operated pools.

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7) Delano Pool at Mandalay Bay Beach

Kids enjoying swimming next to the giant,in pool. chess board.
Photo by Mike Waldron

The Delano pool is available to Delano hotel guests only. The pool is for guests of all ages but it is a fairly quiet pool. A giant partially submerged chess board is very popular with the younger pool goers.

The pool operates seasonally and will reopen in the Spring.

This pool has excellent reserved seating options along with first rate poolside food and beverage service.

There is no poolside entertainment available so if this is important to you consider checking out the new Fontainebleau pool deck which is scheduled to open in the Spring of 2024.

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8) The Park MGM Pool

Looking out from a cabana there are 3 loungers for cabana guests to enjoy
View from a cabana- Photo by Mike Waldron

Hotel guest receive complimentary access to the pool deck. Non-guest who purchase reserved seating are also permitted into the pool area. Only those guests staying at the NoMad are granted access to the NoMad pool.

The pool operates year-round but with reduced hours and services. There are three pools apart from the NoMad Pool at this resort. Two of these pools are family friendly while the third is for adults-only. The East Pool which is the 18+ pool does have a DJ on weekends and the energy level can really pick up on these days..

Lifeguards are on duty at all pools

There are a variety of reserved seating options available and poolside food and beverage service is available. Unfortunately no outside food and beverage are permitted.

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9) NoMad Pool at The Park MGM

Two loungers are in front of the pool.  Large signage with NaMad signage is in the background.
Photo by Mike Waldron

This pool is open seasonally and will reopen in the Spring of 2024. Only guests staying at the NoMad are permitted into this pool area.

This is a family friendly pool, however, the majority of guests come to this pool for peace and tranquility. If you are wanting a bit more liveliness in your pool experience, you can always check out the Park MGM pools which are just an elevator ride away.

Lifeguards are on duty and a variety of reserved seating options are available.

Poolside food and beverage service is available. The poolside bar is surprising large for a relatively small pool deck. I must say, the service is excellent.

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10) New York New York Pool

Yellow lily pad loungers sit in the pool.
Courtesy MGM Resorts

This pool is reserved for hotel guests only. The pool and pool deck are not large so limiting access does seem to be a good idea.

The pool is open seasonally and will reopen in the Spring 2024.

There is one pool at this resort and it is family friendly. Lifeguards are on duty.

A variety of reserved seating options are available, as is poolside food and beverage service. There is no poolside DJ at this pool so if you are looking for poolside entertainment you may want to check out other hotel pools.

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11) Luxor Pool

Guests enjoying some time in one of the South Pools
South Pool- Photo by Mike Waldron

Access to the Luxor pools are complimentary for hotel guests. Non-guests can pay a small admission fee to gain entrance.

The pool operates year-round, however, hours and services are reduced. Lifeguards are on duty at all pools.

This is a family friendly pool complex with all pools open to guest of all ages, except for Sundays during the Summer, when Temptation Sundays transforms the North Pool into an LGBTQ friendly Pool Party.

Poolside food and beverage service available but outside food and drinks are prohibited. An elevated level of poolside service is provided to guests who opt for one of the available reserved seating options.

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12) Excalibur Pools

Adult pool orange loungers and sun umbrellas. The Resort Tower is seen in the background.
Adult Pool- Photo by Mike Waldron

Complimentary access for hotel guests. Non-guests may gain access with the purchase of a Reserved Seating option.

The pool deck is open year-round, weather permitting. Hours and services are however reduced during the cooler winter months.

Of the four pools three are family friendly while one pool is for guests 18 years of age and over. Overall this is a very family friendly pool complex. There is one pool with a small water slide which I always see many kids enjoying.

There is another pool very popular with families as reasonably priced cabanas are located close to the pool. The fourth pool has no cabanas and is generally the quietest of the general use pools. Lifeguards are on duty at each pool.

Poolside food and drink service is available and the pricing is reasonable by Vegas standards. On weekends there is poolside entertainment by way of a DJ, but the energy level never gets to crazy.

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13) The Signature at MGM Grand Pools

SWimmer doing laps in pool.
Photo by Mike Waldron

Pool access is reserved for registered hotel guests only. The pool deck operates at least one of the three pool year-round, weather permitting.

These pools are family friendly and lifeguards are on duty. One of these pools is located close to the MGM Grand’s Wet Republic DayClub, so it can be quite noisy during DayClub operations.

Complimentary loungers are available at all 3 pools. Reserved seating in the forms of daybeds and cabanas are also available. During the busier pool season, poolside food and beverage service is available. Outside food and drinks are prohibited.

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Mike Waldron

Mike has been visiting Las Vegas since 1969, and was married in Vegas in 2013. His decades of first hand experiences in the city help him to create original articles. The goal of his articles is to provide accurate information with actionable tips.

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