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The Best Three Person Hot Tubs 2024

Written By Ashley Field

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A hot tub can bring you many years of comfort and relaxation. If you’re considering making an investment in a hot tub, you’ll want to ensure you buy the perfect one to suit all your needs. Factors that can help ensure you’ve made the right decision can include the size of the hot tub, brand reputation, features of the hot tub and more.


This article will address these factors when it comes, in particular, to three person hot tubs. It will also cover information that can help you determine the best three person hot tubs for your needs. Read on to learn everything you want to know about the best three person hot tubs of 2024 and beyond.


What is a three person hot tub?

A three person hot tub or three person spa can fit at least three bathers at one time. The size and features of a three person hot tub may vary based on the brand and model that you choose. Typically three person hot tubs fall into the small hot tub category — which includes two to three person spas.


If you are looking for a hot tub for indulging in personal relaxation or for enjoying hydrotherapy with a significant other or a small group, a three person hot tub may be exactly what you are looking for. The exact size and dimensions of a three person spa will vary by brand and model. If you are considering a three person hot tub based on where you plan to place it in your home or backyard, you will want to ensure you know the dimensions of the model you choose.


It's also important to know that many hot tub models can be similar in footprint but be able to accommodate a different number of bathers. For example, Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs of all sizes are efficiently designed to maximize space. So a small two or three person hot tub is not vastly different in size than a large Jacuzzi® Hot Tub that can accommodate eight or more bathers. The Jacuzzi® J-315™ 2 to 3 person hot tub, for example, is 66 by 76 by 31.75 inches, while the Jacuzzi® J-495™ Hot Tub, which can accommodate nine bathers, is 91 by 110 by 37.5 to 43.5 inches.


This is important to note if you have the space to accommodate a larger hot tub but think you only need a small two to three person hot tub. You may consider if a three person hot tub is truly your best option.

You may ultimately benefit from selecting a larger hot tub in case you end up adding to your family or decide to use your hot tub for entertaining.


Family, friends, and neighbors are sure to appreciate an invitation to come join you for a relaxing social soak. The size of the area in which you plan to place your hot tub can also help you determine if a three person hot tub is your best choice or if you could potentially place a larger hot tub in that same space.


It’s also important to take bather height into account. Select Jacuzzi® Hot Tub models offer various depths so you can accommodate bathers of any height and stature. A deeper hot tub may also provide a more spacious opportunity to stretch out your legs while enjoying your hydrotherapy.


However, if you are truly seeking solo or intimate soaking time with a significant other, a compact 3 person spa is an ideal choice. The compact nature of most small three person hot tubs can usually fit perfectly in spaces such as a patio, deck, small backyard or other tight spaces.


While dimensions will vary based on brand and model, so will the seating options of your three person hot tub. Some two to three person spas have open seating configurations, in which you are in a more upright position with jetted seating to enjoy your hydrotherapy. Other models may have a combination of open seating with a lounge seat, which reclines you back in a more horizontal position where hydromassage is delivered from head to toe. It is important to determine which type of seating will best suit your needs.


This can be accomplished in a wet test at your local spa dealership. You want to be sure that you like the seating style and configurations of the three person hot tub you’re interested in before you buy it. When you do a wet test, you can actually get into the model you like when it is filled with water and operating. This can help you determine if you like the fit and feel of the hot tub seats, whether open or lounge, as well as the jet configuration and comfort. A wet test is a very important part of your hot tub shopping experience and should not be overlooked. Your hot tub should bring you years of comforting relaxation so the right fit is vital to your experience. 

What does a three person hot tub cost?

Regardless of size, hot tubs can range greatly in cost depending on brand, model, features, and upgrades. Ultimately, an entry-level 2 to 3 person spa Jacuzzi® Hot Tub can start at $5,000 and go upwards of $14,999. It is important to understand that price range often equates to brand reputation and product quality. A lesser quality hot tub may cost less initially; however, it could actually end up costing you more in monthly electric bills as well as repair, supply, and maintenance costs.


It's also important to consider the value that a high-quality three person hot tub will add to your life and those that will be enjoying your hot tub with you. In addition to helping you relax physically, a hot tub can vastly improve the quality of your life in many ways.


For example, a soothing hot tub soak can help you relax and unwind after a stressful day at work. Simply giving yourself some much-deserved me-time in your hot tub can help you refocus your mind and your energies and help restore you both mentally and physically. Even a brief twenty- or thirty-minute hydrotherapy session can help you achieve peace of mind and stress relief. After a soothing soak, you may feel less tense, your joint or body pain may be eased, and you will feel more blissful and tranquil. A relaxing and rejuvenating hot tub soak can help you clear your mind so you feel mentally prepared to tackle the rest of your day or week.


For athletes and fitness enthusiasts, a soak in your hot tub can help soothe sore muscles to help you recover from activity. A hot tub soak is also an enjoyable way to unwind after a performance, race, game, or challenging workout.


You may also find that soaking in your hot tub with a significant other or loved one can help you reconnect and achieve a new level of closeness. An intimate hot tub soak is a great time to talk and catch up on life and simply connect in the sanctuary of a blissful hydrotherapy soak. 

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What are the best three person Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs?

If you’re seeking a 3 person hot tub to help you achieve these wonderful benefits, you may have asked, “What are the best three person Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs?” You may consider the Jacuzzi® J-215™ Hot Tub.


This model is designed for two to three bathers and features open seating and a lounger. This compact model is 69 by 80 by 32 inches, making it small enough for a patio or cozy backyard while still comfortable enough for three bathers. This 120v “plug and play” style hot tub has standard features such as:

  • Proprietary Jets with Stainless Steel Accent
  • Comfortable Backlit Headrests
  • 3-Stage Filtration System
  • ClearRay® UV-C System
  • Patented ProClassic™ 50-square-foot Filter with ProCatch™ Filter Bag
  • Tool-Free Cabinetry
  • Multi-Colored LED Lighting
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Built-In Drink Holders
  • ProLast™ Cover in Black


A plug-and-play hot tub means that your hot tub can simply be plugged into a standard wall outlet without necessitating any additional electrical wiring. Optional upgrades for this model include the Jacuzzi® SmartTub® System Compatibility and the ProLast™ Extreme Cover.


Another Jacuzzi® three person hot tub option is the Jacuzzi® J-315 Hot Tub with two to three seats and a lounge seat. This is also a 120v plug and play spa and its dimensions are 66 by 76 by 31.75 inches. Standard features of a model in the Jacuzzi® J-300™ Collection include:

  • Jacuzzi® PowerPro® Jets
  • Specialty Jacuzzi® PowerPro® BX and FX-L Jets
  • HydroSoothe® Massage Pillow
  • Illuminated Waterfall
  • 4-Stage Filtration System
  • ClearRay® Active Oxygen® System
  • ClearRay® On-demand
  • ProStream™ Filtration Pump
  • Floating Propolymer™ Foundation
  • ProFinish® Cabinetry
  • Tool-Free Cabinetry
  • ProLast™ Cover in Black
  • ProLite™ LED Lighting
  • Illuminated Cup Holders
  • Illuminated Control Panel


As an optional upgrade, this model is also compatible with the Jacuzzi® SmartTub® System, which offers a vast array of amenities to help you manage and maintain your hot tub from near or afar. Additional optional features include the ProClarity® Polishing Filter, ProLast™ Extreme Cover, SmartSeal™ Insulation, and BLUEWAVE® Stereo, Premium Speakers, and Amplified Sub-Woofer.


If you are seeking the best three person hot tubs, you can feel confident that if you purchase a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub, you will enjoy a high-performing hot tub for many years to come. A high-quality hot tub model from a superior brand is designed to not only deliver top-notch hydromassage but also provide a beautiful, reliable, and efficiently operating hot tub. A visit to your local hot tub dealer is a great way to see three person hot tub models in person and speak with an educated spa professional about any additional questions you may have.


Affiliations: Jacuzzi® is a registered trademark of Jacuzzi Group. All rights reserved.


Medical disclaimer: This information is not intended to prescribe a particular diagnosis or course of action. We are not medical professionals. Please contact your GP or other medical professional for advice if you have any concerns about your current health or well-being.

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About The Author: Ashley Field

Director of Training, Jacuzzi Group

Ashley Field has been with Jacuzzi Group since 2016, previously having worked for Discover Financial Services and Taco Bell. When she was initially contacted about an opportunity with Jacuzzi Group, she loved the idea of building... Read Full Bio