- May 8, 2023

Dive Into One of the Best Hotel Pools in Austin Without Booking a Room


You don’t have to spend the big bucks to enjoy some of the best hotel pools in Austin. While not all of the pools on the list are as affordable as the others, the price tag may be worth it with some of the temps we’ll top out at this summer. Plus, just think of all the insta love you’ll receive when you post pics from these fabulous locales. Keep in mind that you can usually find cheaper deals on weekdays. 

Here’s how locals can dive into the hottest hotel pools in Austin!

AC Hotel

Take a refreshing dip in the outdoor pool at the new AC Hotel Austin Hill Country or book a shaded poolside daybed for the ultimate relaxing day. When hunger hits, grab-and-go food and drinks are available from AC Store lobby market. Passes for both adults and children start at $20. Pergolas are available starting at $80. Book here.

7415 Southwest Parkway / Daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Austin Motel

The kitschy South Congress hotel offers a perfect authentic Austin experience. Opened in 1938, it has maintained its quaint look and feel while still offering a totally modern and hip vibe.

They currently offer $25 day passes for three-hour blocks from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and $45 Friday to Sunday. Kids ages 5 and under can enter for free. 

Adults only night swim passes are available daily from 5 to 10 p.m. and free of charge Monday through Thursday! Friday to Sunday reservations are $25 per person. Reservations are recommended.– Opens in a new tab

Looking for more swim time? Austin Motel has a Swim Club! They’re offering limited memberships available in two waves: April 1 to July 15 and July 15 through October 15. The swim club is $600 and will include unlimited swim time plus: special room rates, discounts at the Lobby Shop, priority booking for private events & buyouts, and one guest at no additional cost per visit. Email [email protected] to purchase your membership; member reservations are only required Friday through Sunday. Pool hours for the swim club are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily (5 to 10 p.m. is Adult Night Swim) and the Pool Bar is open from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily

1220 S. Congress Avenue | Daily starting at 11 a.m. 

Camp Lucy

A nearby alternative to the hotel pools in Austin, the Texas Wine Country Resort Camp Lucy offers resort pool day passes with swim up bar and food options from Tillie’s. Starting May 1, adult day passes are available Sunday through Thursday beginning at 12 p.m. A $75 entry fee to be applied in its entirety as a Tillie’s food and beverage credit during the day of your swim. Availability is limited and reservations are required. Contact guest services at 512-858-4057 or secure your reservation here. Guests must be 21-years-old.

3509 Creek Road, Dripping Springs | Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 


Talk about views! This Canopy by Hilton is not only luxurious but it’s also cozy. This beautiful pool offers stunning skyline views, great food and drinks, and a seasonal bar. Book your daycation now! Lounge chairs are $50 and cabanas are $400 (up to 6 people). Get all the details here.

604 W 6th Street | Daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

East Austin Hotel

Deep in the heart of all the east side action, the East Austin Hotel pool offers day passes for $40 (kids under 5 are free). There are two different pass choices on the weekdays (12 p.m. and 4 p.m.). Be transported with vintage Palm Springs vibes as you sip weekly drink specials and snack on some delicious bites. Note that there is a cancellation fee of $20. More info here.

1108 East Sixth Street | Sunday through Thursday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Fairmont Austin

The Fairmont Austin now offers pool passes for purchase, starting at $55 for adults and $35 for children on weekdays, and $80 for adults and $70 for children on weekends. Daybeds start at $225 and cabanas start at $300. Experience resort-style amenities with a spacious heated pool, whirlpool, and luxurious spa. Take a dip in the sparkling pool or book a Spa Pass to enjoy soothing amenities such as a saline soaking tub, eucalyptus steam room, dry sauna, fitness center, relaxation lounge, and more. Whether you prefer to lounge poolside, unwind in the sauna, or break a sweat in the fitness center, Fairmont Austin is the ultimate getaway.

101 Red River Street | Available Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to Sunset

Hotel Van Zandt

Soak up the warm vibes of Austin, Texas at Hotel Van Zandt’s boutique pool. With a refined design, luxurious lounge chairs and premium cabanas, the hotel is an ideal daytime retreat. Sip your favorite cocktail or draft beer poolside and take in stunning views of Lady Bird Lake. Day pass prices start at $38 for adults and $15 for children. Cabanas are also available. Purchase here.

605 Davis Street / Daily from 11 a.m. to Sundown

Hyatt Regency (Downtown)

Talk about views! Enjoy the stunning sundeck with views of both the skyline and Lady Bird Lake. It’s the perfect spot for some fun in the sun. Day passes start at $25 for adults, $20 for kids, and infants are free. Get more info here. 

208 Barton Springs Road | Open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines

Have a full day-cation experience at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort, a short drive from the hotel pools in Austin. Set on 400 acres of rustic natural beauty along the banks of the lower Colorado River, the resort is a wilderness retreat with myriad activities for families and adults. Splash and play at the amazing water park featuring a lazy river, waterslide, and sandy beach area. For a relaxing environment, kick back at the adults-only pool or book a spa pass at Spa Django for ultimate pampering and bliss. Pass prices start at $50. Find more info here

575 Hyatt Lost Pines Road (Cedar Creek) \ Open Daily 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. 

Austin Marriott Downtown

The rooftop pool at the Austin Marriott Downtown transports you to paradise in the middle of the city. A lush, tropical terrace hidden offers a luxury pool experience serving modern tiki cocktails and island-inspired bites. Soak up the sun in a comfortable reserved lounge chair or a premium private cabana which includes additional amenities and luxuries. A poolside daycation is a “must-do” for all Austin locals and visitors alike. Day passes are for guests 21+ only and are $40. Cabanas available for $250. Book here.

304 East Cesar Chavez St. | Open Daily from 12 to 8 p.m.

JW Marriott

You can live the Vegas lifestyle right here in Austin by renting a poolside cabana at Edge Rooftop Pool Bar at the JW Marriott. Rentals are available from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and can be booked online. A day pass for the pool starts at $50. Mid-day and evening cabana’s are $300 and sit up to 6 people. You can also reserve a daybed for two people for $150. Evening cabanas are available for $400 (seat up to 10 people). More info here.

110 E. 2nd Street | Open Daily 12 a.m. to 9 p.m. 

Lakeway Resort and Spa 

This unique resort and spa offers a unique daycation experience. No only is the resort located on Lake Travis but it’s the perfect spot for the whole family. With a kids pool, waterslide, and splash pad. Don’t worry adults, they’ve got you covered too. Adults can enjoy a swim-up bar and poolside food and beverage services. Day passes start at $40 for adults, $20 for kids, and infants are free. If you’ve like to upgrade your experience cabanas start at $300 (up to 6 people). Find more info here

101 Lakeway Drive | Pool open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. 

The LINE Austin

The LINE Austin is celebrating Summer with a variety of programming and events at their pool overlooking Lady Bird Lake. Grab a drink, food, or even coffee from Alfred’s and take it easy pool side. Passes start at $40 for adults, $25 for children, and free for infants. Did we mention it’s a heated lakeside saltwater infinity pool? Find more info here

 111 East Cesar Chavez Street | Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m


Have the ultimate day pass experience at Miraval Austin.  Get away to this experiential resort for a day of wellbeing, where two infinity pools, yoga classes, spa services, horseback riding, and many more activities await. Set on 220 lush acres and overlooking Lake Travis, a day at Miraval Austin Wellness Resort & Spa is whatever you decide to make it. Life is better when in balance. Day pass packages include a myriad of things like: two infinity pools with breathtaking Hill Country views, unlimited daily yoga, meditation, fitness classes and wellness lectures, complimentary smoothies and coffee bar, complimentary gourmet lunch, and more! $175 resort credit per person to spend on any private session with a Miraval specialist or fee-based activity included as well as a $75 credit for a well-being workshop which includes the option of wellness counseling classes, spirit & soul activities, meditation sessions, or creative expression activities (May be substituted for spa treatment credit). Day pass price is $444. Get more info and purchase passes her.

13500 FM2769 / Daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Omni (Barton Creek)

Secluded in the rolling hill country of Austin, Texas, the 4,000 acre newly-renovated Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa is the ultimate retreat. Relax in a lounge chair or private cabana by one of the three outdoor pools, or take an invigorating soak in the whirlpool. Escape the heat with refreshing cocktails that transport you from Texas down the South American coastline at the poolside restaurant, Nopales. Day passes start at $75. There are two family-friendly outdoor heated pools, an adult-only infinity pool and adult-only hot tub. Book passes here.

8212 Barton Club Drive | Monday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Omni (Downtown)

Talk about views. Sip and swim your way to a perfect day. The Omni hotel located downtown has a stunning pool with a great atmosphere. You can catch a swim there with a day pass starting at $40 for adults, $25 for children, and infants are free. Daybeds and cabanas are also available. Find more info and book your day passes here

700 San Jacinto at East 8th Street | Pool open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. 

Austin Southpark Hotel

The Southpark Hotel is the perfect spot to spent a day in the sun or rain. Not only do the have an outdoor heated pool but they also have an indoor heated pool. The bar is only open on Fridays and Saturdays. Day passes start at $25 for adults, $15 for kids, and infants are free.  Find more details about this perfect daycation here

4140 Governors Row | Pool open daily from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. 

South Congress Hotel

See for yourself why South Congress Hotel was recently named one of Texas Monthly‘s Best Hotel Pools. Passes are now available Friday through Sundays from 10 a.m. ­to 5 p.m. for $75. Passes include access to the rooftop pool + bar and pool towels. Poolside catering is also available courtesy of Café No Sé. Space is limited; subject to availability. Passes are also available on weekdays for just $40. Book your weekend pool day here and your weekday pass here.

1603 S. Congress Avenue | Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

W Austin

From sunrise to sunset, W Austin’s WET® pool deck is open for your dipping pleasure. Located on the 4th floor, the WET deck features private cabanas, lounge chairs, tanning shelves, fireplace and two outdoor showers to rinse off. Though it says on the website that non-hotel guests may access the pool Sunday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., the only dates open for reservations are Fridays and Sundays. Tickets are $40. Reserve here.  

200 Lavaca Street | Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday 12 p.m. to Sundown

Westin Downtown

The Azul Rooftop Pool Bar + Lounge sits 20 floors above Austin and is a gorgeous spot to sip an evening cocktail and take in the view of the city. The pool is open for day-passes starting at $50 per person. You can also book a cabana for $300. Find all the details here

310 E. 5th Street | Open Monday through Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Featured photo via Omni Barton Creek.

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