We’ve put together a list of the 5 Best Open Seating Hot Tubs. When it comes to choosing the best hot tub seating arrangement, it’s about what will work for your lifestyle! 

Why You Should Choose an Open Seating Hot Tub

If you’re thinking about purchasing a Hot Tub without a lounger, you’re in luck! We’ve put together a list of the ‘5 Best Open Seating Hot Tub’ on the market.  

If you have a large family or love to host parties, an open seat hot tub is the best option for you! 

Galaxy Home Recreation has been in business since 1975 and sold thousands of hot tubs to happy customers. Each customer has a different opinion on what’s important in a hot tub. Here is a list of the ‘5 Best Open Seating Hot Tubs’ out there, we hope it helps you find the perfect spa for you! 

Best Seller: J-245

The 5 Best Open Seating Hot Tubs
MSRP Price $14,448
Our Price $9,799
Seats 7
Jets 35
Brand Jacuzzi
Features ClearRayActive Oxygen Clear Water System

With a combination of a lounge seat and open seating, the Jacuzzi-245 is one of our best-selling models. 


  • The only hot tub in the J-200™ Collection to feature a jetted foot dome.
  • Includes a back and shoulder waterfall, LED lighting and an open-seating arrangement
  • Spacious enough to comfortably fit up to seven guests even though it’s only 7 ft. X 7 ft.
  • Comes with Jacuzzi’s exclusive CLEARRAY PROTECT3 Sanitization System, making it the easiest and lowest chlorine system


  • Does not have Jacuzzi’s proprietary jets that are only found in 300 series and above
  • Standard filtration system

Best on a Budget: Impulse DP

The 5 Best Open Seating Hot Tubs
MSRP Price $6,798
Our Price $4,999
Seats 5
Jets 15
Brand Nordic
Features Dual Therapy System

If money is tight, Nordic’s Impulse DP Hot Tub might be the perfect fit for you. It is affordable, provides exceptional hot water therapy and plenty of seating.


  • The barrier-free bench seat allows freedom of seating choice and the step-in/cool-down seat provides a secondary seating option.
  • The combination of high volume whirlpool flow and targeted direct pressure jets giving you the ultimate in hot water therapy.
  • A combination of 15 stainless steel jets optimize water flow and pressure to offer you fully customizable massage.


  • The bench seating is an upright position and fully flat. There are no ergonomic seats
  • The Impulse DP is more of a soak hot tub. It has a limited amount of jets.
  • It operates as a 110V/220V. It does not have the same power as 220V only hot tubs.

Best for a Party: Bel Air

The 5 Best Open Seating Hot Tubs
MSRP Price $17,848
Our Price $13,599
Seats 7-9
Jets 62
Brand Cal Spas
Features Pure Silk Ozonator

Do you love entertaining? The CalSpas Bel Air Hot Tub is the perfect choice for the hostess with the most-est! It has therapeutic benefits offers enough room for 6 adults to sit comfortably and enjoy each other’s company. 


  • Offers an open-seating arrangement and bench seat design with key hydrotherapy jet patterns that target different muscle groups in the body.
  • Recessed foot floor jets enable users to easily move around hot tub or float in middle
  • LED lighting and Freedom Bluetooth Stereo options makes it an entertainer’s dream
  • Titanium’s inert properties resist corrosion and calcium build up, making it the most advanced and reliable heater in the industry


  • The height and size of the hot tub make it a massive presence in your backyard
  • The hot tub sits very deep favoring taller adults

Best Therapeutic: J-365

The 5 Best Open Seating Hot Tubs
MSRP Price $21,248
Our Price $14,999
Seats 6-7
Jets 44
Brand Jacuzzi
Features ProTech Control System

When it comes to hot tubs, the therapeutic benefits are always a huge draw for customers. The J-365 Hot Tub is the perfect choice if you’re searching for a spa-like experience. 


  • High-volume, low-pressure pumps deliver a robust hydromassage
  • CLEARRAY Water Purification system treats water using exclusive UV-C technology, which means no gas, chemical, or other by-products are added to the water or produced as a result.
  • LED Lit Waterfall & Pillows


  • The J-365 is a medium size hot tub, 7 x 7.5 ft. It can accommodate a family, but if you are having more than 4 adults regularly, you’ll want to go to a 7.5 x 7.5 ft size
  • Jacuzzi models have variable seating heights so it has a seat for everyone

Best All Around: Optima

The 5 Best Open Seating Hot Tubs
MSRP Price $28,388
Our Price $19,499
Seats 6-7
Jets 47
Brand Sundance
Features ClearRay Technology

The Sundance Optima is our pick for best all-around non lounger hot tub. With its open seating layout and therapeutic capabilities, it’s a great choice! 


  • Measuring 7’5″ x 7’5″ x 37.5″h, this spacious hot tub is equipped with illuminated grab bars and a cool down seat. 
  • Sundance Fluidix® jets will continue to provide a customized massage experience, even after years of use.
  • The AquaTerrace Waterfall provides the sight and sound of running water and is back-lit with Multi-Colored LED Lights to add luxury to your experience.
  • Its ergonomic and captain seating design feels like a lounger without taking up the space. Plus, the Captain seat gives you head to toe massage with waist, calf and foot jets.


  • While it has many seats, the seating is an ergonomic design. You don’t slide around from seat to seat.
  • The Optima is the jewel of Sundance spas. It is on the high end of hot tub price points.

In Conclusion

There you have it! Here is a list of Galaxy’ Home Recreation’s Top 5 Open Seating Hot Tub of 2021. If you have any questions about a particular Hot Tub model, please let us know! We are here to help you find the perfect Hot Tub for you. 

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