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Esther Williams Swimming Pool

For something different, something cool, visit our iconic Esther Williams Swimming Pool — named after the actress and competitive swimmer who starred in the 1947 movie, This Time for Keeps, filmed at Grand Hotel.

The Pool offers poolside cabanas, a family-friendly area complete with a zero-depth beach entry, water-jet play area and water slide, large heated whirlpool, and private adults-only area featuring a separate infinity-edge pool and magnificent views.

In need of a midday bite? The Esther Williams Pool Bar offers your favorite lunch menu items served up fresh to order from our outdoor grill.

Dive into Our Pool’s History

Tom Daldin from PBS’s Under The Radar Michigan visits the Esther Williams Swimming Pool. Hear the pool’s origin story, as Tom speaks with Grand Hotel Historian Bob Tagatz.


Swimming Club Membership

Become an Esther Williams Swimming Club member and receive membership benefits like savings on cabana rentals and full access to the swimming pool and fitness center.

Pool Experiences

Cabana & Bubbles

Relax in poolside luxury and style with our exclusive Cabana & Bubbles experience, as you lounge in the sun or retreat to your furnished, shaded oasis. All cabanas can be rented for a full day or half day, accommodating up to six guests, with a dedicated Grand Hotel team member providing service to your cabana.

• One bottle of chilled sparkling Veuve Clicquot
• Unlimited premium water
• Summertime spa amenity
• Fruit & snack basket

$325 per package
Pricing does not include Cabana Rental

Cabana Rentals

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Daily

Monday – Thursday Friday – Sunday
May 27 – June 23 $200 $300
June 24 – September 5 $350 $450
July 1 – July 4 Premium Rates Apply


Book A Cabana During Your Stay

Adult Cabana

Located in the adult Infinity pool, these cabanas have a curved sofa, coffee table, 2 cushioned chairs and 2 chaise loungers.

West End Cabana

Located at the west end of Esther Williams Swiming Pool, these cabanas have a curved sofa, coffee table, 2 cushioned chairs and 2 chaise loungers.

Poolside Cabana

Located in front of Esther Williams Swimming Pool, these family-friendly cabanas have a curved sofa, 2 cushioned chairs, coffee table and 2 chaise loungers.

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Vacation Your Way

Customize your Grand Hotel vacation with our flexible room-only rate. Take a trip to simpler times.