- April 28, 2021

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

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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!

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 $20 day passes for 3 hour blocks from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and $40 Friday to Sunday. They are also offering daily adults only neon nights swims from 5 to 10 p.m. for only $15.  Get more info here.

Looking for more swim time? Austin Motel now has a Swim Club! They’re offering limited memberships available in two waves: now to July 15 and July 15 through October 31. The swim club is $500 and will include unlimited swim time plus: special room rates, discount 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 p.m. to 10 p.m. is Adult Night Swim), and the Pool Bar is open from 12 p.m. tp 8 p.m. daily

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

Austin Proper

Soak up the sun at one of Austin’s newest luxury hotels! The pool knowns as La Piscina is a literal oasis. It’s a Tex-Mex dream with food, frozen margaritas, and an assortment of outdoor-friendly snacks. This summer reserve a pool chair from midday, afternoon, or evening for $50 per chair. Their cabana’s start at $400 and can seat up to 8 people. Both the chair and cabana come with complimentary: wifi, bottled water, sun screen, and insect repellent. Find more info here. 

600 W. 2nd Street | Daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.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. The adult day pass is available Sunday through Thursday with a $50 entry fee to be applied in its entirety as a Tillie’s food and beverage credit during the day of your swim. Passes can be purchased at the guest check-in office. Contact guest services at 512-858-4057 or [email protected] to secure your reservation. Guests must be 18-years-old.

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

Canopy 

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! Pool chairs start at $39, lounge chairs are $44 and cabanas are $300 (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). Be transported with vintage Palm Springs vibes as you sip weekly drink specials and snack on some delicious bites. Note that there is a cancelation fee of $20 and Friday and Saturday reservations are only available day-of. 

1108 East Sixth Street | Wednesday and Thursday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Fairmont Austin

The Fairmont Austin now offers pool passes for purchase, starting at $40 on weekdays and $60 on weekends. 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 | Open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

 Hotel Magdalena

Don’t just lounge this summer, picnic at the Magdalena hotel pool! Enjoy their sunken pool with great downtown views. Purchase a four-hour pool pass for $60 a person (two person minimum) for 12 to 4 p.m. or 4 to 8 p.m. -Monday through Thursday. The pass also includes your choice of a bottle of wine, a six-pack of local beers, or four frozen cocktails. Locals can also enjoy the pool bar Monday through Sunday from 12 to 8 p.m. Find more info here

1101 Music Lane | Pool Pass – Monday through Thursday from 12 to 4 p.m. Pool Bar – Daily from 12 to 8 p.m. 

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. And here’s some good news for you! The pool is now open to the public. Passes start at $38 during the week ($15 for kids weekdays and $20 on weekends). They also offer various cabana packages, ranging from $150 to $500. Find details here

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

Hotel Zanzibar

Located on the 7th floor rooftop of the Marriott Austin (Downtown), this oasis like getaway is the perfect day-cation. Get your tastebuds ready for island-inspired food and drinks while you soak up the sun. While the weekdays are reserved for hotel guests only, day passes and cabanas can be reserved Friday through Sunday. Morning passes start at $20 and evening passes are $35. You can also reserve a cabanas starting at $300 (up to 6 people). Get all the details here

304 East Cesar Chavez Street | Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

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. The weekday price is $75 for adults and $75 for children but free for infants. Find more info here

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

JW Marriott

Photo via @jwmarriottatx

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 $40. Mid-day and evening cabana’s are $200 and sit up to 6 people. You can also reserve a daybed, $100 for two people, $200 for four, and $300 for six. 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. Day 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

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 $25 for adults, $12 for children, and infants are free. Find more info and book your day passes here. 

700 San Jacinto at East 8th Street | Pool open daily from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. 

Omni (Southpark) 

The Omni Southpark is located in the heart of Texas 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. 

Sheraton Hotel at the Capital 

Treat ourself to either an indoor or outdoor heated pool at the Sheraton! This hotel has it all and it keeps it subtle. You can swim or play games like corn-hole or Jenga with you friends. Day passes start at $25 for adults $15 for kids, and infants are free. Find more info here

701 E 11th Street | Open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. 

South Congress Hotel

See for yourself why South Congress Hotel was recently named one of Texas Monthly‘s Best Hotel Pools. Mondays through Thursdays from 10 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 here

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

W Austin

The W Austin WET Deck offers one of the best hotel pools deals in town for non-hotel guests. Day passes are available weekdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. for only $10! Passes on Friday and Sunday are $30. Sundays are reserved only for hotel guests. Find more details and reserve your tickets here.  

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

Wayback Cafe and Cottages

The boutique hotel located in Westlake Hills just 20 minutes outside of Austin offers eight comfortable cottages, plus a farm to table cafe, and bar. Their adorable pool is open to area residents on Tuesday through Friday for $80 for up to 4 people. They also host a variety of events on site including pop-ups, pizza nights, live music, dinner parties, and more. You can learn all about their events here. If you’re interested in a pool pass, you can make a reservation by calling 512-520-9590.  

9601 Bee Cave Road | Pool Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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 $40 for a max of two people. Afternoon or evening day beds start at $75 (max 3 people). You can also book a cabana for $200-$250 depending on the time of day. Find all the details here

310 E. 5th Street | Open Monday through Thursday 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. 

Featured photo by Dani Dudek/ ATXgossip.

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