Some of the best memories of my childhood come from sneaking into local hotel pools. While we don’t advise that we do advise playing hooky and spending a pool day at one of these fabulous pools in Austin.

South Congress Hotel

  • Available Monday-Thursday, 11am-5pm through September 3rd.
  • Pool passes are $30 per person.
  • Pool passes include access to South Congress Hotel’s rooftop pool, bar and towel service.
  • Poolside food service provided by Cafe No Se. 
  • Reservations available up to one week in advance. 
  • To book your pool day, email with your name, party size, and requested date & time.

Hotel Ella

  • Non-hotel guests can access the pool with daily pool passes, Monday-Thursday from 11am-5pm.
  • Pool passes are $25 per person.
  • Pool passes include valet parking, pool towel & entry to the pool and courtyard.
  • No outside food or beverage allowed. Poolside dining available for purchase, provided by Goodall’s Kitchen.
  • Pool passes may be reserved up to one week in advance by emailing

W Hotel Wet Deck Pool Pass

  • WET Deck day passes now available for $15/person Mondays through Fridays and $30/person on Sundays and holidays. 
  • Day passes can be redeemed at the WET Deck entrance on Monday through Friday from 11AM-9PM.
  • Cash will not be accepted at the door, all tickets must be purchased here.
  • Happy Hour // Complimentary access to the WET Deck Thursday after 5PM. You’re welcome.
  • Not Valid on holidays

The Line Hotel

  • The Line Hotel offer’s pool passes for $25 
  • Monday-Thursday 11am-close 
  • Passes include a parking validation 
In her previous life, Kristy was an uninspired realtor who was feeling a little bit bored with her day to day. So on January 1, 2010, she made a New Year’s resolution to write about one thing to do each day in her beloved city of Austin, Texas. And thus, 365 Things Austin was born.