7 Best Hotels in Fuengirola With Indoor Pools [2024]

7 Best Hotels in Fuengirola With Indoor Pools [2024]

Are you planning a trip to Fuengirola on Costa del Sol?  If you’re looking for the best hotels in Fuengirola with indoor pools, you came to the right place!

I have been living in Fuengirola since 2020, and I am very familiar with all the hotel options in the city. In this article, you will find hand-picked selection of the best hotels together with my local tips and insights

Feel free to check the prices of the top three picks below, or see the full list with details further down.

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Top 3 Picks for Hotels in Fuengirola with Indoor Pools

El Higueron Hotel by Hilton

Panoramic Sea Views
Best Luxury Option
Top Pick

Angela Hotel

Beachfront Location
Seaview with Balconies
Best Location

Aparthotel Myramar

Great Size Pool
Great Value for Money
Best Value

The Hunt for the Perfect Pool Hotel

When you’re searching for Fuengirola hotels, you will notice almost all of them have an outdoor swimming pool. That’s because the main season on Costa del Sol is in the summer, so you get most of the use for the outdoor pool.

Indoor pools are a standard for hotels that have spa facilities, as almost each of the ones on this list. In most cases, the indoor pools are also heated.

The only thing you should beware of is the size – not all of them are full-length pools and the cheaper budget hotels tend to have much smaller indoor pools.

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Luxury Hotels in Fuengirola with Indoor Pools

Fuengirola is a popular tourist destination, but it only has one five-star hotel and of course, it also features an indoor swimming pool! 

1. El Higuerón Hotel Curio Collection by Hilton

El Higueron - Fuengirola hotels with indoor pool
Indoor pool at El Higueron hotel in Fuengirola. (image credit: booking.com)

Best for: avoiding crowds, luxury stay

Reviews: 8.4 / 10 rating (check reviews here)

Prices: check here

This five-star hotel is located on the outskirts of Fuengirola, but in a privileged location overlooking the beach, so you will get amazing sea views from almost any room.

In addition to two outdoor pools, the hotel has a generous size indoor pool which is connected to spa services. If you like sea views and being away from the crowds, this is the perfect choice for you! 

The hotel is a popular choice for celebrities and those seeking a five star experience.


Why guests love El Higueron:

  • tennis court
  • full service spa
  • fully equipped fitness centre
  • free private parking 
  • room service
  • close to golf courses
  • free beach & shopping center shuttle service
  • free shuttle to Fuengirola train station
  • 24/7 front desk
  • electric car charging station
  • 10 restaurants and 2 poolside bars

Mid-Range Hotels in Fuengirola with Indoor Pools

There are a handful of good mid-range hotels in Fuengirola, almost all of which are located on Fuengirola’s seafront promenade. All of the hotels offer free wi-fi, private bathrooms and terraces, and air-conditioned rooms as a standard.

2. Hotel IPV Palace & Spa

IPV hotel palace - Fuengirola hotel with an indoor swimming pool

Best for: away from crowds great value stay

Reviews: 8.6 / 10 rating (check reviews here)

Prices: check here

Overlooking Playa El Ejido in southern Fuengirola, just behind the Sohail Castle, Hotel IPV Palace & Spa has four stars and two adult pools- one outdoor and one indoor. The hotel has nearly 300 rooms to choose from, and many offer views of the Mediterranean. 

There are four onsite restaurants and a spa to enjoy when you need to take the edge off. The covered and heated indoor pool is part of the hotel’s spa & wellness area, which is also close to the fitness facilities. 


Why guests love Hotel IPV Palace & Spa:

  • fully equipped gym
  • adults recommended hotel
  • full service spa 
  • limited parking available
  • on site electric car charging station
  • 2 bars and 3 restaurants
  • 24 hours front desk

3. Angela Hotel Fuengirola

Hotel Angela - Fuengirola hotels with indoor pool
Indoor pool at Angela Hotel in Fuengirola (image credit: booking.com)

Best for: central location, entertainment, sea views

Reviews: 8.1 / 10 rating (check reviews here)

Prices: check here

Located just north of Playa de los Boliches, Hotel Angela – adults only hotel, is another four-star option to consider when looking for the perfect place to stay. All rooms include private balcony or terraces with unmatched sea views, and there are nearly 250 available for you to choose from. 

The hotel hosts live entertainment and performances, along with activity classes, quiet spaces to work in, and wellness treatments. The wellness center is home to an indoor pool, Turkish bath, sauna, and more. Towel service is included.

The hotel is also home to an onsite restaurant, snack bar, bar lounge, and Sala Indalo, a music venue and cocktail bar. Angela Hotel is minutes’ walk from major attractions, and nearby Benalmadena is a short drive or taxi ride away.


PS: They are currently building an extension at the back of the hotel, doubling the capacity of the hotel. The noise is minimal at this point as the main structure of the building is complete. The hotel is right next to my favourite restaurant – Tapa y Thai!

Why guests love Angela hotel:

  • full service spa
  • no parking available (there is a public car park nearby)
  • very affordable buffet breakfast
  • cafes and restaurants on site
  • 24/7 front desk
  • live entertainment

4. Hotel Monarque Fuengirola Park

Hotel Monarque Fuengirola Park - Fuengirola hotel with an indoor pool
Indoor pool at Hotel Monarque Fuengirola Park (image credit: booking.com)

Best for: great size indoor pool

Reviews: 7.5 / 10 rating (check reviews here)

Prices: check here

Just north of Fuengirola’s center, Hotel Monarque Fuengirola Park is a short walk from the local promenade and beach. Rooms offer private terraces or balconies, and the hotel has three restaurants.

Guests can also order drinks at a poolside bar, and the hotel has free breakfast as well. Indoor and outdoor pools are available, along with green garden spaces to relax in. 

The climatized indoor pool is located in the hotel’s wellness area, which also has a sauna, jacuzzi, and massage services. Prices range depending on season, but this is generally a reliable mid-range budget option that puts you close to major beaches and other Costa del Sol attractions.

The hotel is fairly dated compared to the other ones, but if you’re looking for a place to stay in Los Boliches and close to the beach, it’s well worth checking out.


Why guests love Hotel Monarque:

  • close to Los Boliches beach
  • full service spa
  • free parking available
  • 3 bars and a restaurant
  • 2 tennis courts
  • arcade room
  • 24 hour front desk

5. Hotel Leonardo Fuengirola

Hotel Leonardo - Fuengirola hotel with an indoor pool
Indoor pool at hotel Leonardo in Fuengirola (image credits: booking.com)

Best For: panoramic views, location, value for money

Reviews: 8.4 / 10 rating (check reviews here)

Prices: check here

Located on Fuengirola beachfront and close to Fuengirola Marina, the four-star Hotel Leonardo is one of the tallest hotels in Fuengirola, offering spectacular views all around.

Your nearest beach is just across the road and there are plenty of bars and restaurants just a few minutes walk away. It’s very close to Sould Park (great if you’re traveling with kids) and also Fuengirola Marina, if you’re interested in boat trips or water sports.

The indoor pool is part of the spa of the hotel and it’s not the biggest size, so keep this in mind. 

  • spa services
  • parking 20 euros per day, but cheaper public parking nearby
  • buffet breakfast
  • cafes and restaurants on site
  • eco-friendly hotel – up to 80% food locally sourced, comprehensive recycling policies
  • 24/7 front desk

Budget-Friendly Hotels in Fuengirola with Indoor Pools

6. Aparthotel Myramar Fuengirola

Aparthotel Myramar - Fuengirola hotel with an indoor pool
Indoor pool at Aparthotel Myramar Fuengirola (image credits: booking.com)

Best For: families, travelers on a tight budget

Reviews: 8.3 / 10 rating (check reviews here)

Prices: check here

Averaging just 50 euros a night depending on when you book, Apart Hotel Myramar is one of Fuengirola’s most budget- friendly lodging options.

The hotel is located south of central Fuengirola and a short walk from El Ejido beach. With free WIFI throughout, the hotel allows you to stay connected while enjoying its facilities. 

These include outdoor pools, a heated indoor pool, a kids’ pool, a sauna and hot tub, and a gym. Apartments available for booking include balconies, terraces, garden views and kitchenettes.

There are three onsite restaurants and a pool bar at the hotel. While this location is slightly offset from the coast, it is only a ten-minute walk away from Fuengirola’s center, and is extremely budget-friendly. 


Why guests love Aparthotel Myramar:

  • kids pool
  • great pick for families (self-catering)
  • 3 onsite restaurants
  • fully equipped kitchen with fridge
  • great value room prices
  • spacious rooms
  • fitness center

7. Hotel Monarque Cendrillón

Hotel Monarque - Fuengirola hotel with an indoor pool
Indoor pool at Monarque Cendrillon hotel in Fuengirola (image credit: booking.com)

Best for: staying in Los Boliches, budget travelers, families with kids

Reviews: 8.1 / 10 rating (check reviews here)

Prices: check here

This three-star hotel is only a short walk away from Los Boliches beach – one of the best ones in Fuengirola.

Offering a very generous size indoor swimming pool, with great garden views, this hotel might have a bit of dated decor, but it has plenty of facilities that will make this a great deal! 

  • full service spa with Turkish bath
  • very good size indoor pool
  • ​outdoor kids play area
  • free parking
  • restaurants and bars on site
  • walking distance to the beach

Practical Tips For Fuengirola Hotels with Indoor Pools

Here are some things you should consider before choosing your hotel:

  • many smaller and low budget hotels are closed during the winter season, so your options might be limited
  • check the size of the indoor pool in pictures before booking – many hotels have these pools are part of their spa service, and they will be only good enough for a quick dip, and not to swim any considerable distance
  • if you’re driving with a rental car, check whether the parking is free. If not, normally the hotel rates are much more expensive compared to public parking available nearly. 
  • if you’re traveling with small kids, you’ve got plenty of options to keep them entertained in Fuengirola, even in the winter season (check my tips here)
seaside of Fuengirola, Spain

Why Choose a Hotel with an Indoor Pool?

An indoor pool may not be the first amenity you think of when you imagine the perfect Costa del Sol hotel, but it’s an important one.

If you’re considering planning an off-season trip to avoid the crowds, save some money, and experience coastal Spain from a different angle, you might miss out on swimming in the Mediterranean. Sea temperatures drops steadily as winter approaches, and it may just be too chilly to enjoy the water. 

Indoor pools are often temperature-regulated and offer an opportunity to take a dip in a warm environment. A heated indoor pool makes a great end to a cool day spent exploring outdoors.

It’s no secret that swimming is good for your health; spending some time in an indoor pool each morning or evening can help you relax and get ready for another busy day. 

Sun chairs on a beach in Fuengirola, Costa delSol
Beachside of Fuengirola with Angela Hotel in the background

What to Consider Before Booking

As with any Spanish hotspot, Fuengirola’s hotel rates depend on the season. The peak season generally lasts from June to August, and prices are bound to be highest then. Spring and Autumn may offer a drop in prices, but still see plenty of travelers as these months tend to have pleasant weather. 

Winter is the low season on Costa del Sol, and prices will likely drop along with the temperatures. However, winters on the Costa del Sol are quite mild, so you’ll still be able to spend plenty of time exploring outdoors. Plus, the added benefit of a heated indoor pool gives you plenty to look forward to after a long day outdoors. 

Be sure to pay attention to other pool details based on your needs. For example, if you are a disabled traveler, you may need to call ahead to check pool accessibility options.

If you are traveling with small children, you may want to call to see if there are any age restrictions, or if the hotel offers a child-friendly swimming option. 

No matter what time of year you choose to visit Fuengirola, the town offers respite from the crowds of Malaga without having to venture too far from busy hubs.

Like Benalmadena, Fuengirola is a popular beach destination with fast-paced summers and a mellow off- season. There are plenty of hotels to choose from in the area, but settling on one with an indoor pool gives you the most options when it comes to enjoying the water.

Dive into your perfect Fuengirola experience at any of the mainstays mentioned above. 

chiringuito in Fuengirola, Spain

Closest Airport to Fuengirola

The nearest airport to Fuengirola is Málaga airport. 

​Getting to the Hotel from Malaga Airport

While some of the high-end hotels offer a shuttle from the airport, this will not be complimentary and you will have to pay extra. 

In my experience, they tend to be more expensive as the hotel charges an extra fee to book this service for you. Here are your options on how to get to your hotel from Malaga Airport.

1. Train: C-1 Line between Fuengirola – Malaga Centro

The train is probably the quickest, easiest, and most budget-friendly way to get to Fuengirola. Once you’re out of baggage claim, just follow the signs to the train station. It’s located right at Terminal T3. You can’t miss it!

  • Fare: About €2.70 per person one-way.
  • Duration: Around 30 minutes.
  • Schedule: Trains run every 20 minutes or so.

2. Bus

There are various bus services, but the one you’d be looking at is the M-220 Málaga-Marbella line that stops at Fuengirola. The bus station is located just outside the arrivals area.

  • Fare: Around €4-€5 per person one-way.
  • Duration: 40-50 minutes depending on traffic.
  • Schedule: Buses are less frequent than trains, so check the schedule.

 3. Taxi or Private Transfer 

If you’re looking for a door-to-door service, or you’ve got loads of luggage, then a taxi or a private transfer might be your jam.

  • Fare: Around €30-€40 one-way.
  • Duration: Approximately 25-30 minutes.
  • Schedule: Available 24/7.

4. Car Rental

Car rentals are great if you’re planning to explore the area more. Companies are available right at the airport but you can get the best deals if you use price comparison platforms like Discover Cars.

  • Fare: Varies by company and type of car.
  • Duration: However long you take to drive about 25 km!
  • Schedule: You’re the boss!

​Getting a Great Deal on Fuengirola Hotels with Indoor Pools

If you want to save some money on your trip to Fuengirola, here are my top tips:

  • book in advance to get the best deals
  • often the cheapest rooms get booked up first, so booking early will give you more options
  • normally the closer to the beach you are, the more expensive the rooms will be
  • off seasons prices are much cheaper than the main summer season. Spring tends to be the cheapest, followed by autumn and winter
  • join loyalty programs, such as the one from booking.com, where you get discount options for hotel stays (the more you book, the more discount options you have)
beach in the summer in Fuengirola, Costa del Sol

Frequent Questions About Fuengirola Hotels with Indoor Pools

Do all the hotels with indoor pools also have a spa?

No, not all the hotels with indoor pools offer spa services. Many have this facility to cater for visitors coming for the winter season, but in my experience majority of the hotels that have an indoor pool will have this as part of their spa facilities.

Are Fuengirola hotels with pools open in the winter season?

Most of the bigger hotels remain open even in the winter season, for example, the five-star El Higueron Hotel and many of the four-star hotels with bigger capacities. The smaller hotels may close for a few months in the winter, and open again in April. 

What is the best hotel in Fuengirola with an indoor pool?

the best hotel in Fuengirola with an indoor pool is El Higueron Hotel, a five-star hotel overlooking the beaches.

Are the indoor pools in Fuengirola’s hotels heated?

Most of the indoor pools available in the hotels are heated, but you should check with the individual hotel as the conditions may vary. Normally if the indoor pool is part of the spa section of the hotel, it’s very likely they will be heated. 

What to See & Do in Fuengirola

Here are some recommended articles to check out, to give you plenty of ideas what to do and discover in Fuengirola. Don’t forget to check out the nearby Benalmadena, Torremolinos, Marbella & Malaga for more exciting local discoveries.

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Lucia has been living on Costa del Sol since 2020, and through her love of photography and travel, she has been documenting the best places to see in Southern Spain and uncovering hidden gems only known to locals. All the articles on Viva La Vita are written based on personal experience and local expertise.

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