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The very first spas and hot tubs came around during the 20th century and the very first hot tub to ever hit the market was round. Of course, the times have changed and it is becoming more and more difficult to find round hot tubs, as square or linear-shaped hot tubs seem to have a grasp on the market.

Luckily, there are still a few manufacturers out there with round hot tubs in their lineup. We’ve done the research and come up with a list of some of the best hot tubs with round designs so that you can enjoy a classic hot tub experience.

Our top picks for the best round hot tub

Our Top Pick

Jacuzzi J-210

  • Plug and play spa design
  • 5-person capacity
  • Best Feature: Powerful whirlpool jet
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Nordic Crown XL

  • Step-in cool-down seat
  • 5-person capacity
  • Best Feature: 49 Nordic Star Jets
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Bullfrog Spas Model X6R

  • Best for customization
  • 5-person capacity
  • Best Feature: JetPak Therapy System
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Marquis Spas Monaco Elite

  • Plug and play spa design
  • 5-person capacity
  • Best Feature: Bluetooth Speakers
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Dimension One Journey

  • Best water care system
  • 4-person capacity
  • Best Feature: 20-jet Hydrotherapy System
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The J-210 is one of our favorite round hot tubs on the market with a powerful whirlpool jet, an equally powerful rotational jet, and footwell jets, perfect for a full-body hydrotherapy massage that hits all of the right pressure points.

There is room for up to five adults in this hot tub, though it is still fairly portable, allowing you to place it just about anywhere you please.

The spa is a plug-n-play spa by design, as it only requires a 120V outlet to get up and running. All you need to do is make sure that you have an outlet near your installation site to fire your tub up.

Plus, it is extremely energy-efficient and low maintenance, meaning you won’t have to spend a ton of money later down the line.

Jacuzzi is one of the most well-known brands in the industry today and the J-210 model is an absolute classic for anyone who wants luxury and portability in a circular package.

Nordic Crown XL

The Nordic Crown XL is a top-of-the-line model from Nordic’s Classic Series.

One of the coolest things about this particular Nordic model is that it comes with a step-in/cool-down seat, which allows you to transition easily to the soothing hydrotherapy experience.

The Nordic Crownn XL comes with a Dual-Therapy System, which combines targeted direct pressure jets with high-volume whirlpool flow, providing you with the best hydrotherapy possible.

Beyond that, there are 49 Nordic Start jets that work to optimize water flow and provide a completely custom massage.

For aesthetic purposes, this hot tub also comes with the Mood Lighting Package option, which allows buyers to add LED footwell lighting and LED sconce lighting for additional nighttime ambiance.

This 5-person spa is among the most innovative products on this list thanks to the unique Bullfrog JetPak Therapy system.

The JetPak Therapy System allows buyers to pick the types of jets that they want to include in their hot tub, which is more customization than you can expect to get from just about any spa manufacturer out there.

Each of the spas in the Bullfrog lineup comes with ultra-strong EnduraFrame construction, which adds to the overall longevity of the tub.

Without any wood in the construction, you’ll never have to worry about warping or rotting later down the line.

The ambiance lighting is absolutely gorgeous.

 You’ll love have the ability to change colors, setting the mood for a party with friends or an intimate night in with your significant other.

The Bullfrog X6R is available as a plug-n-play hot tub as well, perfect for those who don’t want to deal with hiring an electrician, or for those who are going to move in the near future. Similar to the J-210, all you need is a regular home outlet next to your installation site to get it up and running.

Marquis Spas Monaco Elite

The Monaco Elite is a five-person entry-level hot tub that brings people back to the day of old. With a throwback design, you’ll get plenty of space to lounge and relax while enjoying the jets from your feet to your neck. The Monaco Elite also comes with two full-back therapy seats and two traditional bucket seats of plenty of seating options.

The plug-n-play system allows this hot tub to be plugged into any outlet, perfect for residents who see themselves as less permanent. Some of the other standard features include stainless steel jets and foam insulation. For those who want to upgrade and enjoy the best experience possible, you can also add Twilight LED lighting and Motown speakers with Bluetooth capability.

With a classic design and plenty of gorgeous cabinet colors to choose from, this is an excellent choice.

Dimension One Journey

Those in search of a new hot tub with luxury features should check out The Journey. The Journey is among the best-selling hot tubs in the comapny’s lineup and has been seen on a wide variety of television shows as the ideal hangout tub.

The Journey can hold up to four guests and has a barrier-free round design that allows users to move freely about the interior. It is the perfect choice for those who enjoy hosting and entertaining.

The spa comes complete with a 20-jet hydrotherapy system and a unique whirlpool driver jet. To keep the spa as clean as possible, The Journey makes use of D1’s patented ClearZone Pro water care system.

As for the overall aesthetic, we can’t leave without talking about the Terracina cabinetry. The Journey, among the other D1 spas, uses realistic rustic wood cabinetry to give your spa the look of a gorgeous wood finish. You will not be able to find a finish this realistic anywhere else, which is why this particular spa is so great for those who are serious about retaining a vibe in their home or backyard.

Should I Get A Round Hot Tub For My Home?

If you are seeking out a traditional experience and would like a spa model that is simpler and more relaxing, then we highly recommend going with one of these round spas. As more and more people revert back to classic and traditional styles, more and more dealers are starting to sell round, classic-style hot tubs. Plus, with so many options out there, you’ll have a ton to choose from.

Gone are the days where square or rectangular hot tubs have all of the top features like waterfalls, LED lighting, or hydrotherapy jet systems. 

With round hot tubs, you get a traditional aesthetic, plenty of depth (which is great for taller soakers), whirlpool therapy, flexible seating arrangements, an excellent social experience, and most importantly, affordability.

People who are on a budget love round hot tubs, as they’ve yet to become as pricey as their linear counterparts.

Make sure to speak with your local dealers to get more information on the best hot tubs in stock before you make a purchase. Of course, if you decide to go with our recommendations, know that we stand behind the products as some of the best in the industry.

As a final thought, checking out our types of hot tubs page could be helpful to explore other options if you are still deciding. 

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