The Best Rooftop Pools in Austin – According to Exploring Amanda


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 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.

Looking for more travel recs? Head over to Amanda’s Instagram and TikTok where you’ll find travel tips and hot spots, un-filtered advice, one-of-a-kind motivational messages, and more!

Learn about all the hotel pools in Austin where you can sip and swim without booking a room right here.