- July 16, 2018

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


Hotel Van Zandt

Soak up the sun or breathtaking views of Lady Bird lake at The Deck, located just outside of Geraldine’s restaurant. Sip on craft brews, cocktails created with local spirits, and fresh pressed juices made with the local produce. Wash it down with delectable pool appropriate fare with a touch of Austin flair from the team at Geraldine’s. Unfortunately, the actual pool is only open to hotel guests, however, the bar and surrounding scene is open to the public starting at 5 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday and 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. 605 Davis St.  512-476-4755. Sunday through Thursday starting at 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday starting at 7 p.m. Website.

JW Marriott

You can live the Vegas lifestyle right here in Austin by renting a pool side 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 $250 food & beverage minimum is required on weekdays. The weekend rental fee is $500. You can also gain access to the JW Marriott Austin pool and amenity deck and fitness center following a Spa by JW Treatment (manicures, pedicures, massages, facials, etc.). Spa treatments can be booked online as well. More info here. 110 E. 2nd St.  512-474-4777. Open Daily 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Website.

Lone Star Court

Stay cool at Lone Star Court’s pool! The Lone Star Court offers pool passes that grant non-hotel guests access to the property’s pool on Fridays and Saturdays during the summer. Running through Labor Day weekend, the boutique hotel will be selling the pool passes for $15 per person, which includes complimentary self-parking and access to Lone Star Court’s pool during regular pool hours (8 a.m. to 9 p.m.). Passholders can purchase bites and sips at happy hour pricing from Lone Star Court’s on-site restaurant and bar, The Water Trough, from noon to 9 p.m. A limited number of pool passes are available on a first come, first serve basis at Lone Star Court’s front desk.

10901 Domain Dr.  512-814-2625. Fridays and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Website.

South Congress Hotel

https://www.instagram.com/p/BXYgY2ygCKu/?taken-by=southcongresshotel See for yourself why South Congress Hotel was recently named one of Texas Monthly’s Best Hotel Pools. On Mondays through Thursdays from 11 a.m. ­to 5 p.m., locals can reserve a $30 day pass that includes 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. Book your pool day at South Congress Hotel by emailing [email protected]. 1603 S. Congress Ave. 512-920-6405. Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Website.

W Austin

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The W Austin WET Deck offers one of the best deals in town for non-hotel guests. Day passes are available weekdays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. for only $15! Happy hour and night swims are free from 5 to 9 p.m. on weekdays as well. Night Swim on Thursdays even includes live music. Every Sunday starting at noon, the WET Deck also allows locals to soak up the sounds of summer featuring live beats by DJ Bird Peterson and guests. Cost is $20 and all tickets must be purchased here – cash is not accepted at the door. 200 Lavaca St. 512-542-3600 Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday 12 p.m. to Sundown. Website.
  Featured photo courtesy of Jake Holt for Hotel Ella.