Hotel pools are inherently sexy. It’s a truth that Hollywood has long understood: From 1940s scenes of Esther Williams in the Raleigh’s curvaceous pool to Chevy Chase cavorting with Christie Brinkley in National Lampoon’s Vacation, there’s something slightly illicit about all that rippling water, whispering that you should shed your clothes. Some pools are special for their location or design, others for privacy. And of course some are simply suited to ogling other guests through dark sunglasses and practicing the art of the pick up. Whatever your water-based desire, we urge you to take a look at our picks and step into liquid.