Rooftop pools, day passes, night swims, cabanas, and more—we’ve found the coolest spots in Austin to take a dip at some of the hottest hotels. Browse our list, grab your crew and a cold one, and go get some vitamin D!

South Congress Hotel

Surrounded by lush gardens and overlooking South Congress Ave. the rooftop pool At South Congress Hotel is a true urban retreat. Relax in the shade or sun and enjoy poolside snacks and drinks, provided by Café No Sé. Non-hotel guests can access the pool with daily passes, Monday–Thursday, from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Each $30 pass includes entry to the pool and parking.


Hotel Ella

Get some R&R at Hotel Ella’s courtyard pool with poolside dining available from Goodall’s. Hotel Ella’s pool passes are available Monday– Thursday from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Pool passes are $30 and include parking and entry to the pool and courtyard. Pool passes may be reserved up to one week in advance by emailing frontdesk@hotelella.com or calling 512-495-1800.


Canopy by Hilton Austin Downtown

Located on West 6th, Canopy by Hilton’s rooftop pool is perfect for lounging while taking in views of the city! Enjoy bites and cocktails from 2Up Pool Bar and Terrace while relaxing in one other private cabanas with your crew. Their cabanas hold up to 6 people for $300 or reserve an individual lounge chair for $44. Their pool is open daily from 11 a.m.–7 p.m.


Hyatt Regency Austin

Settle into a comfortable lounger on the spacious sundeck at Hyatt Regency surrounding their outdoor pool and take in views of the Austin skyline and Lady Bird Lake. Dip, dive, relax, and refresh yourself to your heart’s content in their pool and adjacent whirlpool. Adult passes start at $25 and children at $20. Their pool is open to pass holders daily from 10 a.m.–8 p.m.


Fairmont Austin

Enjoy your day relaxing at the largest hotel pool in Downtown at Fairmont Austin. Day passes, daybeds, and several different cabanas are available to indulge in. Adult day passes start at $40 and $25 for children. Cabanas are available for 2–10 people ranging anywhere from $150– $650.


Austin Motel

Dive into an endless summer with Austin Motel’s day and night pool passes. Their day passes are available daily in three-hour blocks between 11 a.m.–5 p.m. for $40 and their night passes go for $15.


Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt

Soak up the sun at Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt’s pool deck while overlooking Lady Bird Lake. Their pool is open to the public Monday–Thursday from 11 a.m. until sundown. Day passes for adults start at $38 and $15 for children. Cabanas are also available with options seating anywhere from 4–20 people starting at $100 and going up to $500.


W Hotel

Throw on your swimsuit and cool off at WET, W Austin’s rooftop pool. Relax in their designer chaise lounges or chill with friends in a private cabana. Day passes, cabanas, kasbahs, and bungalows are available Monday–Thursday from 11 a.m.–6 p.m. General admission starts at $10 with group packages going up to $250.


The Westin Austin Downtown

The Azul Rooftop pool at The Westin Austin Downtown is definitely a favorite for Austinites. They’ve got fun cocktails and poolside snacks and all-around good vibes! Daybeds and cabanas are available accommodating 4–10 people for $150–$300.


East Austin Hotel

East Austin Hotel invites you to lounge and swim in their relaxing courtyard pool with a pool pass. Passes give you access to our pool, where you can enjoy poolside sips and bites, plus complimentary parking. Passes are $40 and are available Wednesday–Sunday.


JW Marriott Austin

Far away from the hustle and bustle of Congress Avenue, perched on the 5th floor of the JW Austin, is Edge Pool. Featuring 4 luxury cabanas, a seasonally heated pool, and resort-style amenities, guests can enjoy poolside drinks and a menu of delicious small bites. Adult day passes go for $40 and 6-person cabanas start at $200. Their pool is open to pass holders Monday–Thursday from noon–9 p.m.


The LINE Hotel

Overlooking the lake and the Congress Avenue Bridge, the LINE’s saltwater infinity pool is where the good life happens. Snag a day pass to The LINE’s pool Monday–Thursday between 11 a.m.–8 p.m. for $40 or $25 for children. Pass includes heated lakeside saltwater infinity pool, poolside food and drink service a from Veracruz, complimentary WiFi, and complimentary self-parking.

Born and raised in Austin, Emily thrives off sunlight and a good happy hour. In her free time she enjoys finding hidden spots along the greenbelt and frequent trips to Austin Pets Alive! She graduated with a degree in PR and has spent the past four years as a social media manager and writer.