Updated June 2021
We all know how brutal Texas summers are, so we compiled a collection of the best pools to cool off and cool down near ATX! Dive headfirst into our curated list of local spots!
Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt
The Van Zandt pool deck is the perfect place to soak up the central Texas sun and sip on refreshing cocktails all summer. Take in the Lady Bird Lake views and kickback in a poolside cabana with your crew. Book your dip through Resort Pass and get access to their heated swimming pool, food and drink service from Geraldine’s, complimentary wifi and sunscreen, and $10 valet! Currently there is limited covid pool capacity and only hotel guests are permitted weekend access to the pool.
$38 | RAINEY | DIRECTIONS
The Fairmont Austin
The Fairmont spots a spacious rooftop pool with drop dead gorgeous city floor views. This luxury spot is the perfect day time getaway with a contactless sunscreen kiosk, chilled towels, and poolside pampering for days. Demand for their day passes is high, so book ahead through Resort Pass and get complimentary parking and wifi for your whirlpool or heated pool splashes.
$40 | DOWNTOWN | DIRECTIONS
SOUTH CONGRESS HOTEL
Another rooftop pool and bar, but this one’s pretty special, South Congress Hotel’s pool is surrounded by lush gardens and overlooks SoCo, what more could you ask for? Snacks and drinks are provided by our fav, Cafe No Se! Day passes are available on their website for use Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 5 pm! Each pass includes entry to the pool and parking!
$30 | SOUTH CONGRESS | DIRECTIONS
What other pool has designer chaise lounges, rooftop fireplaces, day parties, and tanning shelves? The iconic W Austin WET transforms overnight from luxury day time pool dip to neon urban hot spot. Take in the scenic views of downtown ATX and work on your best tan poolside in a cabana or kasbah. Their signature Daycation passes feature $20 general admission or $100-200 cabanas, bungalow, or kasbah packages! Book online and don’t forget your sunscreen!
$15-$30 | DOWNTOWN | DIRECTIONS
The LINE Austin
Did someone say saltwater? The LINE hotel downtown has a heated lakeside saltwater infinity pool that overlooks Town Lake and the Congress Avenue Bridge. Do we need to say anything else? A day pass through Resort Pass gives you access to their to-die-for pool, complimentary wifi and parking, and a poolside service window to the Veracruz All Natural Mexican Food pop-up! Pool hours are from 11 am to 8 pm, so get ready to dive right in!
$50 | DOWNTOWN | DIRECTIONS
If you're looking for a more intimate pool experience, book a pass at Hotel Ella just walking distance from UT’s 40 acre campus. Their mansion-turned-boutique hotel gives off a modern luxe historic charm vibe and is the perfect 21+ day-time escape. Lounge on their poolside chairs and order food and drinks while soaking up the Texas sun. Non-hotel guests can reserve up to one week in advance Monday through Thursday from 10 AM to 5 PM! Resort Pass reservations come complete with complimentary valet parking and wifi, so get ready for your dip!
WESTIN AUSTIN DOWNTOWN
If you’re looking for a modern sleek feel right in the middle of it all, The Westin Austin Downtown is your spot. Their rooftop pool is home to Azul, the tallest rooftop hotel bar/lounge in all of ATX. Pool hours are 1 PM to 9 PM Monday through Thursday, 11 AM to 11 PM Fridays and Saturdays, and 11 AM to 9 PM on Sundays! If you’re 21 or over, reservations from Resort Pass get you access to lounge chairs, daybeds, or cabanas!
$40+ | DOWNTOWN | DIRECTIONS
OMNI AUSTIN HOTEL DOWNTOWN
If cold water sounds like a no-go to you, the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown has exactly what you’re looking for. Dive into their heated rooftop pool and let your worries wash away, drink in hand. Their pool is open from 6 AM to 11 PM daily and pool dining is available Thursday through Sunday! Book a day pass Sunday through Thursday with Resort Pass and get complimentary wifi and parking.
$25 | DOWNTOWN | DIRECTIONS
JW MARIOT DOWNTOWN ATX
The JW Marriott is your luxury urban oasis complete with a rooftop pool with breathtaking views of the Capitol and Lady Bird Lake. Locally inspired bites and cocktails are yours to indulge in while you lounge in your private shaded cabana. Day passes, daybed reservations, and private cabanas with speakers, fans, and flat screens are yours to book via Resort Pass Monday through Thursday. You can also access the pool for free Monday-Thursday if you book a treatment at Spa by JW!
$40 | DOWNTOWN | DIRECTIONS
HYATT REGENCY AUSTIN
Probably the best spot for skyline views, Hyatt Regency’s sundeck has an outdoor pool that everyone can enjoy. At your disposal is a pool, whirlpool, and hot tub! Yummy fares from Marker10 and Front Desk await you. Beat the Texas heat under their large poolside umbrellas and enjoy the beauty of downtown ATX with views of Lady Bird Lake. Pool hours are 9 AM to 9 PM daily, book online on Resort Pass for pool access and complimentary wifi Monday through Thursday!
$25 | BARTON SPRINGS | DIRECTIONS
If you’re looking for the vacay-vibe right in your backyard, pack up your pool bag and head to Lakeway Resort and Spa. Their gorgeous resort sits right on Lake Travis and feels like a trip to the tropics. Their kid-friendly pool, waterslide, and splash pad guarantee a day in the sun full of fun. No tots-in-tow? Dive into their adults only pool complete with a swim-up bar and serene views of Lake Travis. Book your day passes or cabana through Resort Pass and get access to all the splash fun they’ve got to offer. Wristbands are required for entry! The adult, kid, and family courtyard pool are all open daily 9 AM to 9 PM.
$40 | LAKEWAY | DIRECTIONS
Austin Motel’s outdoor space is perfect for taking a dip in their kidney-shaped pool or sipping on refreshing drinks in their iconic red poolside loungers. Seasonal cocktails and bites from the pool bar are read for your enjoyment. Online reservations are required and Endless Summer pool passes are $20 per person Monday through Thursday and $40 per person Friday through Sunday! Adult night swim passes are also available from 5 pm to 10 pm if you’re up for a moonlit dive under the Texas stars!
$20+ | BOULDIN CREEK | DIRECTIONS
Your daytime getaway awaits at the chic Canopy Hotel by Hilton. Their signature bright orange lounge chairs are comfy and perfect for relaxation. Order a refreshing drink or a yummy plate from their seasonal bar and take in the Texas sun. Pool hours are from 11 AM to 7 PM and food and drink service from Verbena is available. Reserved lounge chairs include complimentary wifi and discounted valet parking for $10. Cabana reservations include seating for up to 6 people as well as complimentary wifi and discounted valet! Book online through Resort Pass to snag your cushioned lounge chairs Sunday through Thursday or a cabana Friday and Saturday.
WEST 6TH | DIRECTIONS
Kick back and relax at this pecan grove oasis near Zilker Park. One of the most unique spaces, The Carpenter brings luxury and modern freshness indoors and out. Order an original cocktail or a bucket of beer from the Carpenters Hall menu and enjoy poolside. $25 reservations are available Monday through Thursday 10 AM to 2 PM or 3 PM to 7 PM via Resy.
$25 | ZILKER | DIRECTIONS
AUSTIN PROPER HOTEL
Take a dip in their refreshing pool and enjoy lakeside views with a polished yet laid-back vibe all around. Lose yourself in their plush chaises shaded by oversized umbrellas. Their outdoor deck has a light and airy feel, perfect for those hot summer days. Treat yourself to a cocktail or go the extra mile and reserve one of their 18 foot tall cabanas. Pool passes are available for $50 on Saturday nights via eventbrite!
$50 | DOWNTOWN | DIRECTIONS
Hotel Magdalena has a 900 square foot sunken swimming pool that comes complete with a pool bar. Four hour pool passes on Resy get you exclusive access to a “Picnic at The Pool” from 12 PM to 4 PM or 4 PM to 8 PM. Each reservation includes a round of drinks to start you off: your choice of a bottle of wine, a four pack of a local beer, or four frozen cocktails! This package is available Monday through Thursday $60 per person with a two person minimum on Resy!
$60 | SOUTH CONGRESS | DIRECTIONS
EAST AUSTIN HOTEL
If you’re looking for a local daycation spot with a courtyard style pool, consider your wishes granted. East Austin Hotel pool reservations are only $40 daily and you can call the hotel to book directly! Passes give you access to the pool as well as complimentary parking and wifi. Sip on poolside drinks and relax on their spacious patio. Passes are based upon availability and kids under 5 are free! Reservations are available Wednesday through Sunday from 12-4 PM or 4-8 PM.
$40 | EAST AUSTIN | DIRECTIONS