It’s hot out here, y’all! When you need to cool down and beat the heat this summer, put on some sunscreen, grab a pool noodle and dip your feet into one of our relaxing swimming pools. Here are some of the best hotel pools with day passes in Austin.
Hotel Magdalena. Credit Nick Simonite.
Hotel Pools with Day Passes
Austin Motel Pool
Day Passes available for the iconic Austin Motel every day from 11 am-5 pm ($20 Monday-Thursday and $40 over the weekend). You can also go for a dip after dark with the Adult Night Swim Pass for $15 daily, from 5 pm-10 pm. Food and beverages are served at the Pool Bar, including signature cocktails like the Austin Motel Frozen Cherry Limeade, Rocky’s Spicy Mango Michelada and even an option to ‘Add a Leslie’ (buy a beer for a stranger)!
Austin Proper Pool
Every Saturday, Austin Proper is hosting a Sundown Swim on La Piscina's exclusive rooftop pool deck from 7-10 pm. Enjoy tunes from DJ Mija, beverages and bites and gorgeous sunset views. Reserve a lounge chair in advance or book a private cabana for up to six guests. Your reservation includes pool access, one complimentary Ranch Rider beverage (21+) and Richard's Rainwater.
Colton House Hotel
From Monday through Thursday, enjoy live music and daily happy hour by the pool at the new Colton House Hotel. Purchase your passes for this South Congress oasis and pick them up with one of the mixologists at Simona's. Parking and towel service is included, and kids 2 and under are free.
Hotel Van Zandt Pool
Turn on your out of office and soak up the sun with a cold beverage from Geraldine's at the stunning Hotel Van Zandt rooftop pool. Just steps from the Rainey Street nightlife scene (or Sunday Funday!), the hotel offers day passes and reservable cabanas. Passes start at $38 for adults, and include access to the pool, food and drink service, complimentary sunscreen and wifi and valet parking for $10.
Hotel Ella Pool
At Hotel Ella, $30 can get you an all day pass for their antique pool Monday-Thursday from 10 am-5 pm, based on availability. Pool passes can be reserved in advance, and include parking and entry. You can also purchase poolside dining from Goodall's.
Courtesy of W Austin.
Hotel Magdalena Pool
While the day away at one of Austin's newest boutique hotels. Four-hour pool pass are available from Monday-Thursday, either from 10 am-2 pm or from 2 pm-6 pm. For $60 per person (two person minimum), you'll receive your choice of a bottle of wine, a six-pack of local beers, or four frozen cocktails. Additional menu items will be available a la carte at the Pool Bar. Passes can be reserved through Resy.
South Congress Hotel Pool
Take a dip deep in the heart of SoCo for $30 a day, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday-Thursday, and enjoy complimentary towels and free parking. Poolside dining is also available for purchase courtesy of Cafe No Se.
W Austin Pool
Dubbed the WET Deck, non-hotel guests can get $20 day passes Monday-Thursday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (tickets must be purchased online). Enjoy food and beverage service, and upgrade to a cabana to enjoy the poolside scene in optimal luxury. During the weekends, expect live music and DJs.
Westin Austin Downtown Pool
Enjoy the Westin Austin Downtown’s sleek rooftop pool, Azul. This pool is free from 5 p.m. - 12 a.m., daily (cover charge may apply during special events) and offers a full menu all day. With the free entry you also get a towel, access to the fire pit, and a 360 degree view of downtown.
Barton Springs Pool. Courtesy of Contiki.
Public Pools in Austin
Barton Springs Pool
This 1,000-foot long natural limestone pool is one of the most popular day destinations when the weather starts hitting triple digits. It’s open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. and only costs $1-$3 dollars a day, so it’s definitely worth it. And here’s a tip: bring water shoes!
Barton Springs Pool is currently requiring reservations. Reservation time slots will be available in two-hour increments beginning at 8 a.m. until the pool closes at 10 p.m.
Deep Eddy Pool
A day pass for Deep Eddy will cost no more than $8 and will get you access to the oldest, coolest swimming hole in Texas. There’s plenty of grass, plenty of shade and a whole lot of cool, clear water.
Closed Sunday, Tuesday, Friday. Check website for current hours and operations.
Big Stacy Pool
If a swimming hole isn’t what you’re looking for, the Big Stacy pool is a free municipal pool in South Austin that lets the kiddies wade and the adults swim laps from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays and 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends.
Closed Wednesday, Friday, Saturday. Check website for current hours and operations.
Contributed by Nayla Zylberberg, Visit Austin Marketing Communications Intern.