Treat your self to a little luxury by sippin’ and lounging poolside at some of the top hotel pools across the city. There are plenty of Austin hotels that allow non-guests to live a little and make a splash just for the day. We’ve put together a list of some great day pass options.

Austin Marriott Downtown

Dive in, y’all. The Austin Marriott Downtown’s rooftop pool oasis is nestled along the beautiful jungle of downtown Austin and serviced with a poolside-friendly version of Zanzibar’s menu. Enjoy tiki-inspired drinks and bites from their chaise lounge chairs and cabanas while you take in the view. The pool is heated for multi-season use and open until sunset, daily. Day passes start at $40.

Fairmont Austin

This spacious rooftop pool at The Fairmont offers resort-style amenities with a sophisticated city center backdrop. The expansive pool and whirlpool, situated on the 7th floor of the luxury hotel, present the perfect summer retreat. Day passes are available for outside guests to purchase Monday through Thursday. Adult passes start at $55, and children are $35.

Wax Myrtle’s at The Thompson Hotel

Discover the perfect daycation at Wax Myrtle’s, an expansive indoor and outdoor space at Thompson Hotel Austin designed for you to gather, relax, and socialize. Enjoy a day sipping cocktails by the pool, socialize with your family and friends in a private cabana, and create memories over meals with fresh cuisine and a well-rounded cocktail menu. Day passes start at $15.

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines 

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines has a luxurious pool complete with a huge lazy river, waterslide, and adults-only section. Set on 400 acres of rustic natural beauty along the banks of the lower Colorado River, the resort is a wilderness retreat with a myriad of activities for families and adults. Day passes start at $50 on weekdays and $75 on weekends.

Hyatt Regency Austin

Settle into a comfortable lounge chair on the spacious sundeck surrounding the outdoor pool at the Hyatt Regency Austin and take in incredible views of the ATX skyline and the beautiful Lady Bird Lake. Dip, dive, relax and refresh yourself to your heart’s content in the pool and adjacent whirlpool. Sit under an umbrella while you enjoy a day of fun in the sun for the whole family. Day passes start at $25 on weekdays and $60 on weekends.

The LINE Austin

Enjoy a cocktail and a swim with the best vista in town at the LINE Austin’s lakeside salt water infinity pool. Overlooking the Congress Avenue Bridge, Lady Bird Lake and the lush Austin skyline, it’s a spot that will make you forget you’re in the heart of the city. The pool is reserved for hotel guest use only on weekends, with guest passes available for purchase on weekdays. Adult day passes start at $40, and children are $25.

Canopy Austin

Your ATX daycation awaits at the Canopy’s incredible rooftop pool. Sit back and relax in a cushioned lounge chair or a private cabana with stunning skyline views while enjoying cool drinks and tasty bites from the seasonal bar. Come experience the epitome of luxury amenities and exceptional service at the Canopy by Hilton! Reserved lounge chairs are $50 per person.

Hotel Viata

Discover Austin’s sweet retreat amongst the trees, Hotel Viata, with touches of Tuscany and Texas in the heart of hill country. Find peace and tranquility in the beautiful courtyard and pool oasis with the hills of Austin as the picturesque background. Sip Prosecco on the patio, or book a luxurious private cabana with lounge chair seating, TV, fan, and mini-fridge stocked with water, soda, chips, and chilled towels. A daycation spent at Hotel Viata will make you feel worlds away on a magical holiday abroad. Day passes are $45.

East Austin Hotel

Deep in the heart of the East Side, the East Austin Hotel welcomes day travelers looking for an authentic Austin experience. Sip your favorite handcrafted cocktail poolside and soak up the warm Austin sun. Guest passes are $40 for adults and free for children.

Lakeway Resort And Spa

Situated on picturesque Lake Travis, at Lakeway Resort you’ll feel a world away, just 25 minutes from downtown Austin. The little ones will love the dedicated kids’ pool with a waterslide and splash pad while the kids-at-heart can enjoy the adults pool and swim-up bar, with sweeping views over Lake Travis. Day passes are $40 for adults and $20 for kids. The pool is closed April 17th – May 5th for renovations so plan accordingly!

Austin Motel

Austin Motel’s iconic kidney-shaped pool is now open for reservations Thursday through Sunday. Reservations are range in price depending on the day but start at $25. Along with day swims, they also offer an Adults Only session that starts after 5 p.m.

South Congress Hotel

The pool at South Congress Hotel is the perfect combo of chic and simple. Snack on the fresh, farm-to-table fare of Café No Sé while you lounge. Non-hotel guests can access the pool with weekday passes for $40 and weekend passes for $75. To book your pool day click here.

Otopia Rooftop At The Otis Hotel

As the only luxury rooftop pool in the Campus District, Otopia Rooftop at The Otis Hotel offers one-of-a-kind experiences with signature summer-inspired cocktails plus stellar views of downtown Austin. Book a Day Pass for a daytime retreat to enjoy the luxurious heated rooftop pool or reserve a Private Poolside Cabana for up to four people. If the Texas sun whets your appetite, order from the menu of light bites. Parking and towel service are complimentary. Day passes are $30 on weekdays and $45 on weekends.

The Westin Austin Downtown

The Westin Austin Downtown pool at Azul Rooftop is an upscale retreat for guests featuring comfortable loungers, skyline views, and a thirst-quenching cocktail menu! Azul Rooftop offers a lively day time pool scene which turns to an upscale rooftop lounge at sunset. Day passes run between $40-$50.

JW Marriott Austin

Enjoy luxury comforts and sophisticated amenities at the JW Marriott Austin in the heart of downtown Austin, Texas. This urban resort features a poolside rooftop, complete with a heated pool, craft cocktails, locally inspired bar bites and picturesque views of the Texas State Capitol and Lady Bird Lake. For the ultimate luxury experience, beat the heat and book a private shaded cabana with premium couch seating, a ceiling fan and cable TV. Come get an elevated experience at JW Marriott Austin. Adult day passes start at $50.

Hotel Van Zandt

Soak up the sun or breathtaking views of Lady Bird lake while relaxing poolside at Hotel Van Zandt. With a refined design, luxurious lounge chairs, and premium cabanas, the Kimpton is an ideal daytime retreat. Day passes start at $38 for adults and $20 for children.

W Austin

Cool off at WET, W Austin’s rooftop pool. Relax in designer chaise lounges or chill with friends in a private cabana. At night, dial it down a notch and cozy up in front of our fireplace. While you’re up there, enjoy scenic views of Downtown Austin. Non-hotel guests can access the pool Sunday – Friday. Email for admission or click here.

Omni Austin Downtown

Enjoy gorgeous views of downtown Austin from the newly renovated deck of Omni Austin’s rooftop swimming pool. Unwind and sip on a refreshing beverage from the pool bar. Day passes start at $40 for adults and $25 for children.

Colton House

Treat yourself to a luxury daycation in the vibrant South Congress area near the heart of downtown Austin at Colton House. Unwind in a daybed by the quaint heated pool, relax in a fully-equipped guest suite or delight in a cocktail and conversation on the patio at Simona’s Coffee & Cocktails. Colton House Hotel is ready to welcome you to a relaxing day. Day passes are $25 on weekdays and $40 on weekends.


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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.