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  • Esther Williams Swimming Pool

    Esther Williams Swimming Pool

We apologize for the inconvenience but the Esther Williams Swimming Pool is closed for the season. We are making grand improvements for the 2021 season. Stay tuned for exciting renovation details!

A popular gathering place for the entire family, the Esther Williams Swimming Pool is named after the actress and competitive swimmer who starred in the 1947 movie, This Time for Keeps, filmed at Grand Hotel.

Cool off and go for a swim in the 220-foot-long, serpentine-shaped pool. Relax on a lounge chair overlooking the pool and the Straits of Mackinac. Unwind in the sauna and two whirlpools on the pool deck. Keep the kids entertained with pool toys and complimentary snow cones, and enjoy poolside food and beverage service from the Pool Grill, open seasonally. Life jackets are also available.

Take a Virtual Tour of the Esther Williams Swimming Pool

Dive Into the Pool’s History

  • Explore the history of our Grand Hotel pool and the effect that filming This Time for Keeps had on the hotel’s business. Read More
  • Tom Daldin from PBS’s Under The Radar Michigan visits the Esther Williams Swimming Pool. Hear the pool’s origin story, as Tom talks with Grand Hotel Historian Bob Tagatz. Watch Video

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