Summer is on the horizon, and there's no better way to cool off than by taking a dip in the water. Minocqua is surrounded by numerous lakes and rivers that become hubs of activity in the summer with swimming, boating, and other water sports. After you've had your fill of the natural waters, many of the area's hotels offer swimming pools where you can continue splashing around or relax and stay cool during the warm Midwest summer.

The Waters of Minocqua 

The Waters of Minocqua features a full waterpark that's open daily throughout the year! This waterpark includes waterslides, indoor and outdoor pools, aquatic jungle gym areas, and an onsite pub and cafe. Additionally, the hotel offers a complimentary full breakfast for guests, a kiddie play area, and an arcade game room. This hotel is the perfect blend of comfort, convenience, and waterpark fun for families with children in tow. 

Pointe Hotel Suites and Conference Center

One of the more relaxing hotels on our list, the Pointe Hotel's rooms & picnic patio area look out onto Minocqua Lake itself. It’s a great place to sit and relax on lawn chairs and watch the activity on the water. The hotel boasts an indoor pool, a hot tub, a cedar sauna, a fully equipped fitness room, and shower rooms for guests.

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Photo Credit: The Pointe Hotel & Suites

Americinn by Wyndham

Minocqua’s iteration of the popular Americinn chain is revered for its thoughtful amenities and genuine hospitality. This wallet-friendly lodging option features an indoor swimming pool overlooking the lake, offering a tranquil atmosphere for swimmers. It’s also conveniently located in downtown Minocqua, just a stone’s throw from great shopping & dining. 

Beacons of Minocqua

The Beacons is another lakeside hotel in Minocqua, offering excellent views, a tranquil location, and, most importantly, a pool! Their indoor pool is complemented by a sauna and hot tubs, making for a truly relaxing stay. With a fitness center, a game room complete with flat-screen TVs, and expansive open grounds, The Beacons has a lot to offer visitors to Minocqua, no matter the season. 


Best Western Plus – Concord Inn

The Best Western Plus- Concord Inn is one of downtown Minocqua’s gems. Offering impressive views of the lake, it makes for a great summer getaway. In addition to the complimentary full hot breakfast, the heated indoor pool is a popular feature among guests. Open all year round, it’s the perfect spot to cool off from the summer heat or enjoy a relaxing indoor swim surrounded by snow.