Lounging by the pool is a fun way to escape the summer heat. Summers in Dallas, Texas get HOT! So when we plan a family weekend there, we look for Dallas resorts with pools. One of our favorite resorts is the Hilton Anatole with its resort-style pool complex, Jade Waters. This seasonal pool complex is two acres of summer family fun with water slides, lazy river, poolside grill and bar, plus a host of summer activities.
It’s fun to get away with the kids, check into our favorite Dallas area hotel, and have a relaxing weekend away. For the past two summers, our family has enjoyed going down to Dallas to stay at the Hilton Anatole. We rarely leave the hotel when we visit, because we enjoy lounging by the pool, order up food and drinks from the outdoor grill, and taking part in the many planned poolside activities. We last visited Memorial Day weekend for a press trip. This year they added a holiday fireworks show and invited us to come see it. We love fireworks and so we had to go! I actually videoed it Live on Facebook if you want to see it.
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The Hilton Anatole Dallas hotel is conveniently located on I-35/North Stemmons Freeway close to Downtown Dallas. It is close to many family favorite attractions like Perot Museum of Nature and Science, The Dallas World Aquarium, downtown, and the Lower Greenville area (great food). If you want a Dallas area hotel with a pool, this is our top pick. It has the seasonal Jade Waters plus two indoor pools (one all ages and one for adults inside the Veranda Club) that are open year around.
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Why You’ll Love Jade Waters – Resort Pool Dallas
You’ll often find me floating along in a lazy river. It’s extremely relaxing! In this Hilton Anatole pool, guests can enjoy 630 feet of Lazy River that flows past waterfalls, spray bars, and several garden sculptures. Get to the pool area early and you can grab an inflatable pool float/ring to use on the lazy river.
7000 SqFt Water Play Area
The pool complex features a variety of water play areas including sport/basketball hoops, large water dump bucket tower, spray bars, and water playscape. The play area offers zero entry too for easy in/out. Kids of all ages find an area they will enjoy here.
Plenty of Shaded Areas
One of the reasons I enjoy this resort pool complex is all the shade. Mature trees and large outdoor umbrellas provide an abundance of shady areas for guests.
The Hilton Anatole Pool has not one but TWO outdoor slides in this resort pool complex. Each are 180 feet long and kids LOVE them. My youngest spends hours going up and down these slides. Your kids will love them too!
Poolside Outdoor Fun at the Anatole Pool
Aside from water fun, the Hilton Anatole has a full schedule of planned weekend activities for you to enjoy. Kids can hunt for gold coins in the Gold Coin Plunge, attend the Kids Pool Party, play yard games, or enjoy a movie under the stars. All these activities are included in your stay. Then there are other fun activities like the Geppetto’s Marionette Show, Duck Race and Express Train Ride (new for 2018) which are available for a fee. The best deal on these is to get the FunPass. Look at the graphic below for additional activities and what’s included with the FunPass.
Adults have their own space complete with a swim up bar. You can relax at one of the nearby lounge chairs or mingle with friends in the water. This designated area has easy access to the both the lazy river and cabana area.
Dedicated Cabanas and Daybeds
Relax in luxury with a cabana or daybed. These spaces can be rented by the day. Cabanas include additional amenities including:
- Covered area with reserved chaise lounges, table, and chairs
- 55” TV
- Locking Drawer
- Ceiling Fan
- Mini Fridge with 8 water bottles
- Tropical fruit platter
Poolside Grill and Hotel Dining
During the summer season, the JadeWaters Grill+Bar has a great menu of tasty menu options. The fresh Ceviche with Gulf Shrimp and Atlantic Octopus is one of my favorites. It’s marinated in house each day and served with house-made corn chips. Other popular menu items include their wraps and freshly made salads.
More about Jade Waters
Jade Waters Resort Pool Complex first opened Summer 2016. It is open Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day 9am to 9pm. It may be open in the off season depending on weather. Check with the hotel to see if it’s open during your off-season stay.
The resort pool complex is exclusive to registered hotel guests with is included with their resort fee ($25 per room/night as of Summer 2018). The resort fee includes:
- JadeWaters Resort Pool entry
- 2 people per King room
- 4 people per Queen double beds or King with Sofa room
- Additional wristbands can be purchased
- Discounted parking for one vehicle (self parking or valet)
- Guest room Wi-Fi
- Two Starbucks drip coffees per day
- Access to Verandah Club + Fitness Center and classes (Ages 16+)
- Discount on V-Spa services
- Kids 12 and under eat dinner free in Media Grill (one kids menu meal per adult entrée)
- Free dessert with dinner purchase at Media Grill
Jade Waters and the Hilton Anatole Dallas are a great getaway for families. JadeWaters is one of only a few resort pool complexes in the Dallas area. Whether you are coming in from out of town or looking for a staycation experience, I highly recommend a stay here. Staff is always super helpful and they make each and every stay fantastic. That’s why we come back season after season.
Make plans now to visit the Hilton Anatole and JadeWaters because summer fun is always bigger in Dallas.
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Disclosure This post was written in partnership with Hilton Anatole. I was provided with a complimentary stay in exchange for sharing my honest review here. As always, all opinions are my own.