Hi, friends! I am so excited to finally be doing this whole blog thing! I was always so worried that I didn’t have enough to say, or that my blog posts would get lost in a sea of other Austin-focused blog posts — but to hell with it, we’re goin’ for it! *blogger gal*
By popular demand (and by popular I mean like a few people requested this, so, ya know, v popular demand) I ~pooled~ together *pun intended* a list of Austin hotel pools you can purchase day passes at for a good ol’ Summer dip. I have personally been to each of these and 10/10 recommend any of them on a hot Summer day (or any day in Texas, really).
Location: 1220 S. Congress Ave
$20 pool pass // half price on Sundays for $10
Hours: 8am — 10pm
Everyday — sold in person at the front desk, first come first serve — you can call ahead to ensure your spot, as the pool may occasionally be closed for a private event.
Has both a pool bar + courtyard bar
No outside alcohol
Bring your own towel
They have just introduced their new Splash Card — you can purchase one for $100 and it’s good for 10 swims.
Location: 1900 Rio Grande
$25 pool pass
Non-hotel guests: Monday — Thursday from 11am-5pm
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 email@example.com.
South Congress Hotel
Location: 1603 S. Congress Ave
$30 pool pass
Non-hotel guests: Monday — Thursday, 11am – 5pm through September 3rd
Each $30 pass includes: entry to the pool, pool bar + pool towels.
No outside food or beverage allowed. Poolside dining available for purchase, provided by Café No Sé.
Self-parking + valet service available.
Reservations available up to one week in advance. To book your pool day, email firstname.lastname@example.org your name, party size, and requested date + time.
Azul Rooftop Pool + Bar at the Westin
Location: 310 E. Fifth Street
FREE. No pool pass necessary.
The rooftop deck is open to both guests and the public, but with variances in the hours:
Bar Hours: Monday — Wednesday: 12PM - 11PM // Thursday — Saturday: 10AM - Midnight // Sunday: 11AM - 11PM
Public: Open daily from 5PM - 12AM
Dine poolside and enjoy tacos and snacks, as well as lots of delicious cocktails from their pool bar.
Note: All minors (under 21) must be accompanied by an adult hotel guest (parent or legal guardian) at all times to access the pool as there is not a lifeguard on duty.
W Austin’s Wet Deck
Location: 200 Lavaca Street
$10 day passes
Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays — Fridays
You can also access the Wet Deck with an appointment at Away Spa, or for free during happy hour starting at 5pm on weekdays.
The LINE Austin
Location: 111 E Cesar Chavez St
$25 weekday pool pass
Hours: 11 am to 10pm Monday — Thursday
Parking validation is included.
Pool passes are available for purchase at Dean’s One Trick Pony, one of the hotel’s restaurants.
You can purchase cocktails and food from Dean’s poolside all day long.
LAKESIDE INFINITY POOL. That’s all.
East Austin Hotel
Location: 1108 E. 6th Street
$25 weekly pool pass (excluding Fridays + Saturdays)
Hours: 11am — 7pm Monday through Thursday
On Sundays, their retro-themed (think 1960’s Palm Springs) Summer Swell pool parties are $30 + are from 2pm — 6pm through Labor Day. There will be live music (whether a DJ or a band) each Sunday + food + drink specials. Other activities + pop-ups will vary each weekend.
Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt
Location: 605 Davis Street
$35 weekday pool pass
Hours: Monday — Thursday
Poolside bar is open from 11am – Sundown
Four Seasons Hotel Austin
Location: 98 San Jacinto Blvd
$60 day pool pass
Hours: 7am to 10pm Monday — Friday
A pool pass allows access to the pool, locker rooms, fitness center, eucalyptus steam rooms, towels + pool toys.
Free frozen grapes and mini popsicle cocktails are offered throughout the day.
You can purchase your pool pass directly at the spa.
Valet parking included
Cheers to pools and cocktails and literally anything that helps with the Texas heat. Fingers crossed I run into some of y’all around town at these pools!
Note: You will most likely catch me at Hotel Ella, East Austin Hotel, or the LINE Hotel. Xo.