Who doesn’t love a good rooftop pool? The views, the drinks, the overall atmosphere – it’s the perfect way to spend a day! Austin has plenty of rooftop pool options Some are well-known while others are more of a well kept secret. We asked Austin.com contributor Exploring Amanda to give us her hot take on the best rooftop pools to cool off in this summer!
Here are the best rooftop pools in Austin!
Fairmont Hotel | 101 Red River Street
Whether you prefer to lounge poolside, unwind in the sauna, or break a sweat in the fitness center, Fairmont Austin is the ultimate getaway. It’s also Amanda’s personal favorite!
Hotel Zaza | 400 Lavaca Street
Catch some rays, sip on some drinks, or take a dip! Hotel Zaza’s rooftop pool has it all. Make sure you stay for ZaZa at night, where it transforms into a nighttime hotspot.
The W Hotel | 200 Lavaca Street
W Austin’s WET is the place to be seen. This 4th-floor oasis draws swimmers, sun-chasers, and social butterflies. Be sure to sip on one of their specialty cocktails while you’re at it!
The Omni | 700 East 8th Street
Talk about views. Sip and swim your way to a perfect day at the Omni Hotel. The atmosphere here is a bit more low key than some of the other options so if that’s what you’re looking for, we recommend you check it out.
The JW Marriott | 110 East 2nd Street
You can live the Vegas lifestyle right here in Austin by renting a poolside cabana at Edge Rooftop Pool Bar at the JW Marriott. The best part? The pool is shaped like the great state of Texas!
Azul Rooftop Lounge (Westin) | 310 East 5th Street
The Azul Rooftop Pool Bar + Lounge sits 20 floors above Austin and is a gorgeous spot to sip a specialty cocktail and take in the view of the city.
The Otis Hotel | 1901 San Antonio Street
The Otis prides itself on being the only rooftop bar near UT Austin and offers stunning views of the hills and UT Tower.