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A Guide to Austin Hotels with Pool Passes

Sweltering temperatures are here to stay in Austin — what’s there to do except camp out by a pool? Hotels in town are offering unique and worthwhile poolside experiences to give locals a much-deserved summer daycation. Beat the heat at our favorite hotels offering pool passes below.

Pool at The Fairmont
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Fairmont Austin

101 Red River St.

Fairmont Austin’s rooftop pool gives a resort-like experience to hotel guests and pool pass guests alike — plus, it’s right in the middle of the city. With an outdoor heated pool, complimentary self-parking and poolside food and drink service, this is the perfect spot for a day-long getaway for Austinites. To upgrade your stay, book a daybed or cabana, or even add a cocktail experience. Adult and child passes start at $35.


Pool at The Austin Motel
(Photo by Nick Simonite)

Austin Motel

1220 South Congress Ave.

The Austin Motel pool offers several options for pool-goers. Passes to the iconic kidney-shaped pool are available every day from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The Austin Motel Swim Club is also back with memberships, discounts, and fun pool perks available through October. Guests can enjoy beverages at the Pool Bar open Thursdays – Sundays. For more information and to book your pass, visit the hotel’s website.


Pool at The Carpenter Hotel
(Photo by Andrea Calo)

The Carpenter Hotel

400 Josephine St.

Sunseekers are invited to hang poolside at the Carpenter Hotel from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. On Sundays, the pool will be open from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Guests can indulge in a special pool menu from Carpenters Hall, coffee and pastries by day, and drinks and snacks by night from the newly launched Carpenter Coffee Bar. Reservations are required and bookable through Resy.


South Congress Hotel Pool in Austin, Texas by Casey Dunn
South Congress Hotel Pool (photo by Casey Dunn)

South Congress Hotel

1603 South Congress Ave.

Looking for a rooftop option? South Congress Hotel could be your summer spot! Each day pass includes entry to the pool and parking. Overlooking South Congress and surrounded by gardens, guests are sure to unwind in the hot Texas sun with an afternoon spent here. Non-hotel guests can access the pool from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with $40 day passes Mondays through Thursdays and $75 day passes Fridays through Sundays. Passes can be purchased same-day up until 10 a.m.


The pool art Lakeway Resort and Spa
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Lakeway Resort and Spa

101 Lakeway Dr.

Located just 25 minutes from downtown Austin, Lakeway Resort and Spa is one of the more family-friendly options available. Kids have their own dedicated pool, home to a water slide and splash pad, while adults can relax at the adults only pool, which features a swim-up bar overlooking beautiful Lake Travis. Adult day passes start at $32, while kid day passes start at $20. To get a more over-the-top experience, book a cabana, starting at $300 for a group of six.


Pool at Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt
(Photo by Whit Preston)

Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt

605 Davis St.

Create your own poolside experience at the Van Zandt, with options ranging from a typical day pass ($25 for adults, $15 for kids) to the Ultimate Cabana pass, which includes passes for up to 30 people and a private shaded cabana. We love this spot for its poolside food and drink service from Geraldine’s, the hotel’s signature Texas-inspired restaurant.


Pool at The W Austin WET Deck
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W Hotels

200 Lavaca St.

This one’s for the party people! The W Austin’s WET Deck, located on the hotel’s fourth floor, offers its day passes Sundays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Each ticket could include a spontaneous poolside party, with specialty cocktails flowing all day long. Look into renting a multi-guest cabana or bungalow for an upgraded swim experience with friends.


Poolside view at Hyatt Regency Austin
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Hyatt Regency Austin

208 Barton Springs Rd.

The Hyatt Regency’s pool pass options are some of the city’s most affordable, with adult passes starting at just $25. Get the most out of the day with food and drinks available for purchase from Marker 10 Spirits and Cuisine, or simply relax under a shady umbrella on the hotel’s poolside sundeck.


(Photo by Nick Simonite)

Hotel Magdalena

1308 E. 4th St.

Hotel Magdalena, one of our favorite staycation spots in town, launched their Sunbathers Society last year. Passes for the upscale pool experience are available from 3 to 10 p.m. weekdays at $30 per person. Guests can enjoy a delightful menu from Magdalena Bar, including snacks like the Smash Burger and Tuna Crudo with poolside drinks like the Summer House Shandy and Lady Bird Spritz.


(Photo courtesy of The LINE Austin)

The LINE Austin

111 East Cesar Chavez St.

With a location at the intersection of Town Lake and Congress Avenue, it’s hard to get a better experience of all that Austin has to offer than at The LINE. The hip hotel’s heated lakeside saltwater infinity pool is great for swimmers, while foodies can enjoy food and drink services from Veracruz All Natural via the hotel’s walk-up window. Passes start at $40 for adults, giving you access to the pool from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.


View of the pool at Hotel Viata
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Hotel Viata

320 S. Capital of Texas Hwy, Bldg. B

Explore Hotel Viata, a sanctuary amidst the lush greenery of Austin’s hill country. Immerse yourself in tranquility at their pool, open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., where the rolling hills of Austin provide a stunning backdrop. Indulge in moments of relaxation as you sip Prosecco on the patio, or elevate your experience by reserving a lavish private cabana and bask in the warmth of the Texas sun. Their day pass is $25 for adults and $15 for children.

View of the pool at The Omni Hotel Austin Downtown
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Omni Austin Hotel Downtown

700 San Jacinto at, E 8th St.

Indulge in a day of luxury at this recently revamped rooftop oasis boasting unparalleled vistas of downtown Austin. Bask in the warmth by the sparkling pool, savoring moments with loved ones in your exclusive cabana. At the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown, prepare for a truly elevated escape. Enjoy the Omni’s heated rooftop pool and poolside service at $25 for adults and $15 for children.

View of the pool at Thompson Austin
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Thompson Austin

506 San Jacinto Blvd.

Escape to Thompson Austin for an unforgettable retreat designed to cater to your every whim and desire. Thompson Austin beckons you to surrender to pure relaxation and seize the day like never before. Enjoy a poolside daybed or private cabana from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. from $100 to $250. Their sunset pool pass is available from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., starting at $40 for adults and $10 for children.

View of the pool at at The Otis Hotel Austin
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The Otis Hotel Austin

1901 San Antonio St.

Experience unparalleled luxury at Otopia Rooftop, The Otis Hotel’s exclusive retreat in Austin’s Campus District. With the only luxury rooftop pool in the area, enjoy signature cocktails, stunning downtown views, and complimentary parking and towel service. Choose a Day Pass for poolside relaxation or reserve a Private Poolside Cabana for intimate gatherings of up to four. Indulge in light bites while soaking up the Texas sun, with prices ranging from $30 to $200.