Best Round Hot Tub
Round hot tubs are a great choice if you are after that traditional look or have space for a stand-alone tub, but there are countless models on the market, so how do you decide which one is the best?
With so many fabulous hot tub brands around it can be very confusing. But don't worry, we're going to take a close look at the highest quality round hot tubs out there, allowing you to make an informed decision.
Carry on reading to learn all about the excellent models that warrant consideration before you settle on one.
Our Top Choices For Best Round Hot Tub
1. Nordic Hot Tubs’ Crown XL
- Seating for 6 people
- 30 jets including whirlpool jet
- LED-lit topside controls, 4kW heater, foam insulation, ozone ready
- Best luxury hot tub
2. South Sea Spas by Artesian Spas’ 627M Deluxe
- Seating for 5 people
- 27 jets including whirlpool jet
- ArcticPac insulation, low maintenance cabinet, LED lighting, spa cover
- Best for entertaining
3. Marquis Spas’ Monaco Elite
- Seating for 5 people
- 23 jets
- Lounger, full-foam insulation, Bluetooth sound system option
- Best plug-and-play hot tub
4. Northern Lights’ Classic Cedar Hot Tub
- 4, 6, 8, & 10 seater models
- 4 jets as standard, extras available
- Very deep, plenty of customization options including heater options & wooden accessories
- Best traditional wooden hot tub
5. Bullfrog Spas’ X6R
- Seating for 5 to 6 people
- 21 jets
- 120V plug-and-play / 240V option, comfort pillows, EternaWood™ Cabinet, LED lighting
- Best value spa
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Highest Quality Round Hot Tubs
When it comes to round spas, let's take a close look at the top models on the market today that deliver a quality hot tub experience.
Crown XL - Best Luxury Hot Tub
The Crown XL is Nordic Hot Tub's top-of-the-range design when it comes to round hot tubs.
It measures 84" in diameter and is 38.5" deep, and has room for up to six people.
This luxury Nordic hot tub delivers a soothing hydrotherapy experience as it features many stainless steel jets, thirty in total including a whirlpool jet, powerful rotational jet, and foot mound jets.
To enjoy relaxing in the heat of the water while in the cooler outdoors, opt for the Nordic Wrap insulation upgrade.
You can also comfortably relax indoors because foam insulation comes standard, meaning this model holds the heat well and is energy efficient.
For fresh and clear water, this round spa is ozone ready and other features include an LED topside control panel, LED lights for the footwells, a cool-down seat, a 4 kW heater, and a 3 horsepower pump.
The luxury Crown XL comes in a choice of four fabulous colors for the cabinet and again four different color options for the interior shell. You can opt for more features and get upgrades such as the Mood Lighting Package and the Bluetooth Sound System.
Unlike some of the plug n play spas in our lineup, this 220V model will require electrical hardwiring so expect to pay higher installation costs.
627M Deluxe - Best For Entertaining
The energy-efficient 627M Deluxe is manufactured by South Seas Spas by Artesian Spas. This delightful round spa has barrier-free seating for five adults and a 78" diameter and 36" depth, so it is the perfect choice for larger families or if you like entertaining.
Enjoy the soothing hot water therapy and massage from the twenty-seven jets. This round hot tub has plenty of great standard features such as ArcticPac insulation, a whirlpool jet, a low maintenance cabinet, LED lighting, spa cover, a powerful water heater, and a 5 brake horsepower dual speed pump. You can als0 choose from a plethora of upgrades for this round hot tub including a Bluetooth sound system with patio speakers, DynaStar LED lighting, FROG®@ease™ water care system with SmartChlor™, and an Ozonator.
The 627M Deluxe has can be upgraded from the 120V plug n play tub that you can just it plug in a standard electrical outlet, to the more powerful 240V setup, if you wish.
This South Seas hot tub is also available in an excellent choice of color options, ten different colors for the acrylic shell, and six options for the cabinetry.
Monaco Elite - Best Plug N Play Hot Tub
Marquis Spas are the manufacturers of some of the best hot tubs around and the fabulous Monaco Elite.
The mid-sized round spa has seating for up to five adults including a luxurious lounge seat, a pair of deep hydrotherapy seats, and two bucket-style seats.
Enjoy a soothing hydrotherapy experience from the twenty-three powerful stainless steel jets.
The two therapy seats can deliver a relaxing back massage or you can lay out for a feet-to-neck full-body hydromassage in the spacious lounge seat.
This round hot tub measures 80" in diameter and is 36"deep, plus it can hold 250 gallons of water.
It is a 120V plug n play hot tub so has minimal installation costs compared to a regular 240V spa but the option to upgrade to 240V is there should you wish.
If you like to color coordinate, then you have a choice of two colors for the cabinet and spa cover plus six stylish color options for the shell interior.
Standard features include foam insulation over the plumbing, a filter, and a pump. You can opt to get full-foam insulation if you live somewhere cooler, the Twilight LED lighting, and a Motown sound system with Bluetooth.
Classic Cedar Hot Tub - Best Traditional Wooden Hot Tub
If you are after a traditional wooden hot tub, consider a Northern Lights Classic Hot Tub.
They make some of the best hot tubs out of cedar wood which not only has a beautiful finish but is naturally resistant to rot so very durable when cared for properly.
Their classic hot tubs are fully customizable. Their smallest round tub can accommodate four adults and has a diameter of 4'8", whilst the largest diameter tub is 7'0" and has room for ten people.
These spas are very deep, 48" so you can relax whilst fully submerged in the water.
You can choose various heater options, from electric, propane, or wood-fired heaters, the number of hydrotherapy water jets (4 jets come as standard but you can add up to a total of ten jets in the larger models), spa cover lifter, mineral ionizer, Ozonator, insulated floor, custom wooden steps, and shelving.
There are twelve stylish color choices for the spa cover as well so you coordinate your tub with its surroundings. If you are looking for a cheap spa, you may want to try elsewhere as these gorgeous individually customized spas do get quite expensive.
X6R - Best Value Spa
Relax in the X6R spa by the famous name, Bullfrog Spas.
This five to six-seater tub has a 6’7” diameter and is 34” deep. One of the more affordable spas by Bullfrog, expect not to pay a fortune for this model.
The X6R comes as a 240V tub but there is a 120V plug n play option available as well.
This spa has twenty-one jets and a load of excellent features such as the therapy jets, comfort pillows, EternaWood™ Cabinet, LED lighting, high-density insulation, and a durable spa shell constructed with 3 layers.
Upgrades for this Bullfrog spa include a Bluetooth sound package, LED backlighting for the therapy jets, rigid spa cover and cover lifter, EOS™ 03 water care system, and a WellSpring Ozone Purifier.
Since this tub is in Bullfrog's affordable collection, expect to have fewer color choices. You can pick from four different colors for the interior and two for the cabinet and spa cover.
Nordic Hot Tubs
South Sea Spas by Artesian Spas
Number of Seats
5 to 6
4’8” to 7’0”
120V or 240V
120V or 240V
Gas, electric & wood-fired options
120V or 240V
Number of Jets
4 standard plus extras
294 to 687 gallons depending on size selected
Best Luxury Hot Tub
Best to Entertain
Best Plug N Play Hot Tub
Best Traditional Wooden Hot Tub
Best Value Spa
The Final Verdict
We have reviewed some of the best round hot tubs on the market. There are plenty of excellent round tubs to choose from, including luxury feature-rich designs like whirlpool therapy, a multitude of classic jets, and a cool-down seat, as well as traditional rustic wooden hot tubs with barrier-free seating.
Whether you are looking for an affordable price or a low-maintenance new spa you will be sure to find something suitable from the options presented in our line-up today.
You can get round hot tubs from some of the other popular manufacturers such as Jacuzzi and Hot Spring on the second-hand market, but currently, the new Jacuzzi models, for example, only come in the square and rectangular shapes.
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About The Author
Bobby Gifford // Staff Writer
Bobby Gifford has over 17 years of experience with hot tubs and swimming pools. He has owned one pool and several hot tub brands over the years and has a wide scope of knowledge including buying information, maintenance and industry trends.