The National Weather Service indicated the average daily high temperatures in Detroit, Mich., are 62 degrees or cooler from October through April. Thus, outdoor pools are only an attractive option in the summer months. But several hotels near Detroit boast indoor water parks that allow for fun in the water no matter how chilly it is during Detroit's winters when high temperatures average 38 degrees in December, 33 degrees in January and 36 degrees in February, according to the National Weather Service.
Best Western Sterling Inn & Conference Center
This 246-room hotel is located in Sterling Heights, Mich., which is 17 miles from Detroit. The hotel features a 32,000 square foot water park with a three-story water slide, a lazy river, a splash park and a poolside snack bar. This is the only hotel indoor water park in the greater Detroit Area, according to SterlingInn.com.
34911 Van Dyke Ave. Sterling Heights, MI 48312 800-953-1400 sterlinginn.com
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
This 163-room hotel is located in Dundee, Mich., which is 50 miles from Detroit. The facility is attached to the Splash Universe Water Park. The indoor water park features water slides, adventures areas and an arcade.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites 100 Whitetail Dr. Dundee, MI 48131 877-752-7482 splashuniverse.com
Zehnder's Splash Village Hotel & Waterpark
This 152-room hotel is located in Frankenmuth, Mich., which is 84 miles from Detroit. The hotel features a 30,000 square foot Splash Landing Play Area complete with a huge bucket that dumps water on pool patrons. It also features a lazy river and an arcade.
Zehnder's Splash Village Hotel & Waterpark 1365 South Main St. Frankenmuth, MI 48734 800-863-7999 zehnders.com
Castaway Bay at Cedar Point
This 237-room hotel is located in Sandusky, Ohio, which is 117 miles from Detroit. The facility features a 38,000-square-foot indoor water park, day spa and arcade. Sandusky is located along the shores of Lake Erie.
Castaway Bay at Cedar Point 2001 Cleveland Road Sandusky, OH 44870 419-627-2106 castawaybay.com
Great Wolf Lodge
This 271-suite hotel is located in Sandusky, Ohio, which is117 miles from Detroit. The hotel features an indoor water park with nine water slides, two tube slides, four body slides, five pools, a lazy river and two whirlpools.
Great Wolf Lodge 4600 Milan Road Sandusky, OH 44870 800-641-9653 greatwolf.com
The hotel features 596 rooms and is located in Sandusky, Ohio, which is 117 miles from Detroit. According to KalahariResorts.com, the hotel features the largest indoor water park in Sandusky with an 80,000 square-foot entertainment area. The water park includes a lazy river and a wave pool with ocean-like waves.
Kalahari Resort 7000 Kalahari Dr. Sandusky, OH 44870 877-525-2427 kalahariresorts.com
Comfort Suites Lakeside
This hotel is located in Houghton Lake, Mich., which is 181 miles from Detroit. The facility is located along the largest inland lake in Michigan. It features a 9,000 square foot indoor water park with water slides, a lazy river, a hot tub and a pool for children.
Comfort Suites Lakeside 100 Clearview Dr. Houghton Lake, MI 48629 989-422-4000 comfortsuites.com
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
This 79-room hotel is located in Grand Rapids, Mich., which is 186 miles from Detroit. The hotel features three pools, a three-story water slide and a play area for children.
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites 6569 Clay Avenue Grand Rapids, Mich. 45948 800-875-6000 hiegr.com