Top 10 Budget Friendly and Portable Hot Tubs

While a portable hot tub isn’t a necessity, it can be a necessary luxury. Whether it’s sore muscles or the weight of the world that has you feeling down, a soak in a portable hot tub can take your worries away. Of course, there’s a lot to consider when picking a portable hot tub—fortunately, we have plenty of recommendations no matter your needs.

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Best Portable Hot Tubs Buying Guide

  • What to consider: How many people do you want to fit in your hot tub? Are you looking for massaging jets or other extra features? How about built-in seating? Ease of setup is a key factor, too.
  • Purchasing factors: Budget is a deciding factor for many folks, but the filtration and cleaning systems are another matter you should think about. For example, saltwater versus chlorination can affect how easy it is to clean your spa—but most tubs rely on chlorine chemicals to keep the water sparkling.
  • Deciding on a hot tub type: All inflatable hot tubs are portable. But some have air jets, while others have hydro jets, and some have none.
  • Standard portable hot tub features: Portable hot tubs often feature built-in headrests, lighting options, and air jets. All come with temperature adjustments and self-inflating pumps.
  • Portable hot tub maintenance: Keeping your hot tub in good repair is a priority, so having a patch kit on hand is vital. Keeping germs at bay is crucial, too, since hot tubs can harbor harmful bacteria.

Buying Recommendations

Goplus 4-6 Person Outdoor Spa Inflatable Hot Tub for Portable Jets Bubble Massage Relaxing with Accessories Set (6-Person, Black)
Bestway SaluSpa 71" x 26" Helsinki AirJet Inflatable Hot Tub
Bestway Hawaii Air Jet Hot Tub
Intex PureSpa 75 Inch Portable Bubble Jet Spa 6 Person Inflatable Round Hot Tub
Goplus 4-6 Person Portable Outdoor Spa, Inflatable Hot Tub, Jets Bubble Massage Relaxing Massage Pool with Digital Control Panel, Removable Filter, Heating Function (4-Person)
Bestway Paris AirJet Hot Tub, (6-Person)
Dimensions
82-inch diameter and 26 inches tall
70.87 inches round and 25.98 inches tall
71 x 71 x 28 inches
85-inch diameter, 28 inches high
60.5 x 60.5 x 25.5 inches
77 inches round by 26 inches tall
Water Capacity
264 gallons
290 gallons
222 gallons
220 gallons
147.5 gallons
250 gallons
Comfortably Fits
six
five to seven
four to six
up to six
four
up to six
Jet Count
130 bubble jets
83 air jets
114 air jets
170 air jets
130 bubble jets
68 air jets
Best Budget
Goplus 4-6 Person Outdoor Spa Inflatable Hot Tub for Portable Jets Bubble Massage Relaxing with Accessories Set (6-Person, Black)
Dimensions
82-inch diameter and 26 inches tall
Water Capacity
264 gallons
Comfortably Fits
six
Jet Count
130 bubble jets
Best Premium
Bestway SaluSpa 71" x 26" Helsinki AirJet Inflatable Hot Tub
Dimensions
70.87 inches round and 25.98 inches tall
Water Capacity
290 gallons
Comfortably Fits
five to seven
Jet Count
83 air jets
Air & Hydro Jets
Bestway Hawaii Air Jet Hot Tub
Dimensions
71 x 71 x 28 inches
Water Capacity
222 gallons
Comfortably Fits
four to six
Jet Count
114 air jets
with LED Lights
Intex PureSpa 75 Inch Portable Bubble Jet Spa 6 Person Inflatable Round Hot Tub
Dimensions
85-inch diameter, 28 inches high
Water Capacity
220 gallons
Comfortably Fits
up to six
Jet Count
170 air jets
for Small Spaces
Goplus 4-6 Person Portable Outdoor Spa, Inflatable Hot Tub, Jets Bubble Massage Relaxing Massage Pool with Digital Control Panel, Removable Filter, Heating Function (4-Person)
Dimensions
60.5 x 60.5 x 25.5 inches
Water Capacity
147.5 gallons
Comfortably Fits
four
Jet Count
130 bubble jets
Paris AirJet
Bestway Paris AirJet Hot Tub, (6-Person)
Dimensions
77 inches round by 26 inches tall
Water Capacity
250 gallons
Comfortably Fits
up to six
Jet Count
68 air jets

Best Budget Portable Hot Tubs

For a basic spa experience on a budget, consider these portable hot tubs.

1. Goplus 6-Person Portable Spa – Editor’s Pick

Basic features in a soothing spa package

Specs
Product Dimensions: 82-inch diameter and 26 inches tall
Water Capacity: 264 gallons
Comfortably Fits: six
Jet Count: 130 bubble jets
Goplus 4-6 Person Outdoor Spa Inflatable Hot Tub for Portable Jets Bubble Massage Relaxing with Accessories Set (6-Person, Black)
Goplus 4-6 Person Outdoor Spa Inflatable Hot Tub for Portable Jets Bubble Massage Relaxing with Accessories Set (6-Person, Black)
Hot water? Check. Massaging jets? Check. And that’s about it with the Goplus spa—but if you’re not looking for fancy features, this will be more than adequate for long soaks.

What we like about it
  • Comes with a cover to hold heat in
  • Filter cartridges for simple cleaning
Drawbacks
  • No lighting or built-in headrest features
Goplus 4-6 Person Outdoor Spa Inflatable Hot Tub for Portable Jets Bubble Massage Relaxing with Accessories Set (6-Person, Black)
  • 【Durable and Smooth Material】- This inflatable hot tub is made of high quality and smooth material. You can both use it indoors and outdoors. It can accommodate 6 persons to enjoy together, a good product for family use.【This product is not for sale in california】
  • 【Filter Cartridges for Easy Maintain】- This portable hot tub can be maintained with the easy-to-replace filter cartridges to clean spa water, which extends the life of the product. It also makes the water more clean and provides a healthy experience for your relaxing.
  • 【Safety Assurance】- It can be heated up to 104℉. The insulated cover, insulated ground cloth and lock are included to minimize heat loss, which also provide the extra safety assurance when you use.

2. GYMAX Outdoor Spa

Inflatable tub for four on a budget

Specs
Product Dimensions: 73 inches around, 26 inches tall
Water Capacity: 210 gallons
Comfortably Fits: four
Jet Count: 130 air jets
GYMAX Outdoor Spa, 4 Person Inflatable Portable Hot Tub with Accessories Set for Relaxation Hydrotherapy (Beige)
GYMAX Outdoor Spa, 4 Person Inflatable Portable Hot Tub with Accessories Set for Relaxation Hydrotherapy (Beige)
Another budget-friendly option with the basics is the GYMAX Outdoor Spa. It inflates quickly, comes with hard water treatment and a temperature adjustment panel, and will have you soaking without spending a whole lot.

What we like about it
  • Hard water treatment system built-in
  • Temperature adjustment built into the side of the spa
Drawbacks
  • No frills beyond bubble jets
GYMAX Outdoor Spa, 4 Person Inflatable Portable Hot Tub with Accessories Set for Relaxation Hydrotherapy (Beige)
  • ⚠️This product is not for sale in califonia⚠️
  • 【Safety Assurance】- It can be heated up to 104℉. The insulated cover, insulated ground cloth and lock are included to minimize heat loss, which also provide the extra safety assurance when you use.
  • 【Comfortable Experience】- Equipped with the built-in hard water treatment system, it makes water gentler on skin for a soothing experience. After a hard day work, relaxing yourself in heated water surrounded by soothing bubble jets.

Best Premium Portable Hot Tubs

Willing to stretch your budget a bit for all the comfort features available? Here are the best options.

1. Bestway Helsinki AirJet Hot Tub – Editor’s Pick

Premium comfort and features for relaxation

Specs
Product Dimensions: 70.87 inches round and 25.98 inches tall
Water Capacity: 290 gallons
Comfortably Fits: five to seven
Jet Count: 83 air jets
Bestway SaluSpa 71' x 26' Helsinki AirJet Inflatable Hot Tub
Bestway SaluSpa 71' x 26' Helsinki AirJet Inflatable Hot Tub
From the wood finish design to the high capacity, the Helsinki tub has everything you need to relax in luxury. The air jets come up from the floor, saving wall space, and the pre-heating function means you’ll always be toasty.

What we like about it
  • Built-in water softening system for reduced irritation
  • 72-hour pre-heating timer function
  • Wood paneling design to add to your décor
  • Ground-level air jets don’t create lumps on the side
Drawbacks
  • Requires a lot of electricity to maintain heat, given its size
Sale
Bestway SaluSpa 71" x 26" Helsinki AirJet Inflatable Hot Tub
  • Gentle on your skin: Our Built-In clear soft softening system reduces the effects of hard water, like spa staining or skin irritation. Let the warm, soothing water relax your muscles and joints after a long day.
  • Operate from inside the hot tub: The digital control panel lets you change the water temperature (up to 104 degrees Fahrenheit) and flow of the jets without exiting the tub. A power saving timer can even automate the temperature of the spa up to 72 hours in advance.
  • Superior strength and durability: The puncture-resistant tri-tech material and I-beam wall construction ensures your hot tub will last long and won't buckle or lose shape when people sit on the edge.

2. Intex PureSpa 4-Person Hot Tub

Plenty of space, heat, and comfort

Specs
Product Dimensions: 77-inch diameter
Water Capacity: 210 gallons
Comfortably Fits: four
Jet Count: 120 bubble jets
Intex PureSpa 4 Person Inflatable Spa Portable Hot Tub with Cupholder & Headrest
Intex PureSpa 4 Person Inflatable Spa Portable Hot Tub with Cupholder & Headrest
The Intex PureSpa fits four people and features plenty of bubble jets for your comfort. It includes an inflatable headrest, cupholder, and the temperature controls (and jet settings) are easy to access and adjust.

What we like about it
  • Comes with a cup holder and inflatable headrest
  • Durable enough for a person to sit on the edge
  • Controls are accessible from inside the spa
Drawbacks
  • Turning on the bubbles tends to result in a loss of heat
Intex PureSpa 4 Person Inflatable Spa Portable Hot Tub with Cupholder & Headrest
  • Hot Tub
  • Ready for water in about 20 minutes and can be deflated for easy storage or transport (pump included)
  • Relaxation at the touch of a button for up to 4 people

Portable Inflatable Hot Tubs with Air Jets and Hydro Jets

1. Bestway Hawaii Air Jet Hot Tub – Editor’s Pick

Plenty of air jets to ease muscle tension

Specs
Product Dimensions: 71 x 71 x 28 inches
Water Capacity: 222 gallons
Comfortably Fits: four to six
Jet Count: 114 air jets
Bestway Hawaii Air Jet Hot Tub
Bestway Hawaii Air Jet Hot Tub
Convenient access to your heat and jet settings from inside the spa is the highlight of the SaluSpa Hawaii tub. Quick inflation and simple setup are also perks, and there’s no extra equipment required since the pump comes with the spa.

What we like about it
  • Automatic temperature control lets you preheat 72 hours before using
  • Comes with its own pump for fast setup
  • Adjust the flow of the jets from inside the tub
Drawbacks
  • No drain tube, so you must collapse it to empty
Bestway Hawaii Air Jet Hot Tub
  • Enjoy the ultimate spa experience: receive total relaxation when you slip into this square-shaped portable hot tub after a long day. 114 airjets Massage sore muscles for a luxurious treat.
  • Operate from inside the hot tub: The digital control panel lets you change the water temperature (up to 104 degrees Fahrenheit) and flow of the jets without stepping out of the tub. A power saving timer can even automate the temperature of the spa up to 72 hours in advance.
  • Design delivers strength and comfort: Bestway Salsa Hawaii's y-beam construction is designed to offer maximum structural stability while maintaining a comfortable and luxurious surface for all guests.

2. Coleman SaluSpa AirJet Hot Tub

An all-inclusive and affordable package to get you soaking, fast

Specs
Product Dimensions: 71 x 71 x 28 inches
Water Capacity: 222 gallons
Comfortably Fits: four
Jet Count: 114 air jets
Coleman SaluSpa 4 Person Square Portable Inflatable Outdoor Hot Tub Spa, Gray
Coleman SaluSpa 4 Person Square Portable Inflatable Outdoor Hot Tub Spa, Gray
Coleman’s SaluSpa includes a full kit: the spa, pump, cover, filter cartridges, air jet system, and an air pad protector. In short, you have everything you need to enjoy the four-person spa as soon as it arrives (and you fill it up).

What we like about it
  • Includes the full kit, including cover, plus pump
  • Over 100 air jets provide massaging function
  • Easy-adjust digital thermostat
Drawbacks
  • Must collapse to empty
Coleman SaluSpa 4 Person Square Portable Inflatable Outdoor Hot Tub Spa, Gray
  • INFLATABLE HOT TUB: The Coleman SaluSpa inflatable hot tub is made for up to 4 people and heats up quickly to a soothing 104 degrees with 114 surrounding air jets
  • FEATURES: Relax at the touch of a button with the soothing AirJet Spa, rapid heating system, and integrated water filtration; Cushioned floor with convenient drain valve; Heating and bubbling work together to provide a comfortable massage experience
  • DURABLE CONSTRUCTION: TriTech 3 ply inflated walls for durability and comfort; Reinforced cover with safety lock clips and built-in air chamber for insulation; 2 easy-lift handles to help move the spa pool (when empty)

Best Portable Inflatable Hot Tubs with LED Lights

Portable inflatable hot tubs also come with extra features like LED lights.

1. Intex Pure Spa 6-Person Inflatable Hot Tub – Editor’s Pick

LED light shows and jets for ultimate comfort

Specs
Product Dimensions: 85-inch diameter, 28 inches high
Water Capacity: 220 gallons
Comfortably Fits: up to six
Jet Count: 170 air jets
Intex PureSpa 75 Inch Portable Bubble Jet Spa 6 Person Inflatable Round Hot Tub
Intex PureSpa 75 Inch Portable Bubble Jet Spa 6 Person Inflatable Round Hot Tub
While fitting six people in is a bit of a stretch, Intex got the LED light feature right on the Pure Spa. It also features 170 air jets and inflatable headrests to keep you comfortable and relaxed.

What we like about it
  • Features multi-colored LED light system
  • Built-in hard water treatment system for a gentler soaking experience
  • Inflatable headrests provide extra support
Drawbacks
  • Not available for California buyers
  • No seats inside (available separately)
Intex PureSpa 75 Inch Portable Bubble Jet Spa 6 Person Inflatable Round Hot Tub
  • RELAXATION: Pampering yourself is easy with the soothing high-powered jets that give you the ultimate spa experience
  • FAST SET UP:Ready for water in about 20-minutes and can be deflated for easy storage or transport
  • FITS UP TO 6 PEOPLE: Provides relaxation at the touch of a button for up to 6 people with the easy-to-use control panel

Best Portable Inflatable Hot Tub for Small Spaces

Don’t have much room but still want a relaxing spa experience? Here’s what you need.

1. Goplus 4-Person Portable Spa – Editor’s Pick

Specs
Product Dimensions: 60.5 x 60.5 x 25.5 inches
Water Capacity: 147.5 gallons
Comfortably Fits: four
Jet Count: 130 bubble jets
Goplus 4-6 Person Portable Outdoor Spa, Inflatable Hot Tub, Jets Bubble Massage Relaxing Massage Pool with Digital Control Panel, Removable Filter, Heating Function (4-Person)
Goplus 4-6 Person Portable Outdoor Spa, Inflatable Hot Tub, Jets Bubble Massage Relaxing Massage Pool with Digital Control Panel, Removable Filter, Heating Function (4-Person)
The Goplus four-person tub is one of the smallest, so it can fit anywhere you want to relax. It features over a hundred bubble jets perfect for relaxation, and the cover can help hold the heat in while you’re getting ready.

What we like about it
  • Includes removable filter and insulated cover
  • Digital control panel for easy temperature and jet adjustments
Drawbacks
  • Not available in California
Goplus 4-6 Person Portable Outdoor Spa, Inflatable Hot Tub, Jets Bubble Massage Relaxing Massage Pool with Digital Control Panel, Removable Filter, Heating Function (4-Person)
  • 【Bubble Massage Function】Omnidirectional soothing bubble jets can massage your whole body in comfortable hot water. It is very suitable for people with joint or muscle pain. It can also improve your sleep, relieve stress and anxiety. And our hot tub can accommodate six people for parties or family use.
  • 【Rapid Heating】With heating function, the heating time of the hot tub varies depending on the temperature of the water used to fill the tub. And it has an easy-to-operate digital control panel, which can easily adjust to your favorite mode, and adjust the water temperature at will, giving you a better use experience.
  • 【Wear-resistant Material & Strong Frame】This hot tub is made of high quality PVC material, suitable for indoor and outdoor use. Soft and skin-friendly surface gives you maximum comfort. The structure is designed to provide additional durability and strength. So you are allowed to sit without collapse or bending.

Best Portable Inflatable Hot Tubs for Winter

When winter comes, you want to be able to hop in your hot tub without standing around in the cold first. These tubs offer the ideal solution.

1. BestWay Paris AirJet Hot Tub – Editor’s Pick

Specs
Product Dimensions: 77 inches round by 26 inches tall
Water Capacity: 250 gallons
Comfortably Fits: up to six
Jet Count: 68 air jets
Bestway Paris AirJet Hot Tub, (6-Person)
Bestway Paris AirJet Hot Tub, (6-Person)
The preheat function on this hot tub means you never have to risk a chilly dip. Just set the temperature you want (up to the standard 104 degrees) up to 72 hours in advance, and you’ll be soaking in luxury in no time.

What we like about it
  • Pre-set the thermostat up to 72 hours in advance
  • Seven-color LED light show settings
  • Comes with a leatheroid cover and locking clips, plus other accessories
Drawbacks
  • Fewer air jets than comparable models
Bestway Paris AirJet Hot Tub, (6-Person)
  • Enjoy the ultimate spa experience: nothing beats the feeling of sinking into a warm, bubbling Jacuzzi after a long, hard day while all-surrounding air jets direct bubbles to massage your back, neck, and shoulders.
  • Operate from inside the hot tub: The digital control panel lets you change the water temperature (up to 104 degrees Fahrenheit) and flow of the jets without stepping out of the tub. To save energy, A power saving timer mode can automate the spa's water temperature up to 72 hours in advance.
  • Design delivers strength and comfort: Bestway Salsa paris' I-beam construction is designed to offer maximum structural stability while maintaining the outdoor spa's shape No matter how times it's inflated and deflated.

2. BestWay SaluSpa Hot Tub Miami

Set it and hop in (plus cover for warmth)

Specs
Product Dimensions: 71 inches round and 26 inches tall
Water Capacity: 230 gallons
Comfortably Fits: four
Jet Count: 120 bubble jets
Bestway SaluSpa Miami Inflatable Hot Tub, 4-Person AirJet Spa
Bestway SaluSpa Miami Inflatable Hot Tub, 4-Person AirJet Spa
Another toasty tub with a pre-heat function, the BestWay Hot Tub Miami fits four people in every season. Its durable, puncture-resistant tri-tech and I-beam construction also help resist damage even in harsh weather.

What we like about it
  • Pre-heating function to get the water warm in advance
  • Puncture-resistant sidewalls and I-beam construction
  • Includes cover to keep the heat in
Drawbacks
  • No cup holders or headrests
Bestway SaluSpa Miami Inflatable Hot Tub, 4-Person AirJet Spa
  • Enjoy the ultimate spa experience: receive total relaxation when you slip into this soothing portable hot tub after an exhausting day. 120 bubble jets soak sore muscles for a luxurious treat.
  • Dimensions: 71" W x 26" H | Inner Size: 52" W
  • Operate from inside the hot tub: The digital control panel lets you change the water temperature (up to 104 degrees Fahrenheit) and flow of the jets without stepping out of the tub. A power saving timer can even automate the temperature of the spa up to 72 hours in advance.

Final Thoughts

Investing in a hot tub isn’t always financially feasible—but a portable, inflatable spa is an excellent alternative. With our recommendations, you can find the tub that’s right for your space, budget, and comfort needs without spending hours searching online. Who’s ready to relax?

Last update on 2020-07-05 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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