Enjoy a Daycation: Austin’s Top Day Pass Hotel Pools

As the temperatures start to rise, finding a way to beat the heat becomes a top priority for many of us. Whether you’re a city dweller or the Greenbelt isn’t flowing, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Check out our list of the best hotels in Austin that offer day pass pools, along with a range of perks that are sure to make your summer more enjoyable!

  • Hotel Magdalena
  • 1101 Music Lane
  • $60 per person

Hotel Magdalena on Music Lane

Starting off our list is Hotel Magdalena, one of Austin’s newest boutique hotels brought to us by Bunkhouse. This hotel features a Barton Springs shaped pool that takes you back to “Austin in the 70s.” Each pool pass includes your choice of poolside libations, such as a bottle of wine, a six-pack of local beers, or four frozen cocktails! Moreover, the hotel’s in-house restaurant, Summer House on Music Lane, serves up delicious food and drinks.

  • Hotel Otis
  • 1901 San Antonio Street
  • $50 per person, 21+

Hotel Otis Deep in the heart of West Campus!

Hotel Otis is a newer spot in Austin that you don’t want to miss this summer. The Otopia Rooftop offers incredible views that pair perfectly with a poolside cocktail. Pool passes are available on Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.

  • Austin Motel
  • 1220 S Congress Avenue
  • $30 for three hours Monday-Thursday
  • $35 for three hours Friday-Sunday
  •  Night Swim Passes for $15

Austin Motel's iconic pool!

The Austin Motel is a well-known representation of the South Congress neighborhood. In addition to offering fantastic lodging and distinctive architecture, it also includes a pool that is a party all by itself! The pool has several times and rates for its 3-hour pool passes, and it is open seasonally (from April through October). Additionally, you should mark your calendar for their night swimming events. Who wouldn’t want to go swimming under the full moon every month in one of SoCo’s most hip locations?

  • The Westin Austin
  • 310 E 5th Street
  • $40 per pair
  •  For $70, a daybed
  • Cabana: $200–$300
  • Cabana 21+

The Westin in Downtown Austin

If you’re looking for a downtown pool with a stunning view, The Westin Austin is the place to be. The 20th-floor pool deck offers a breathtaking view, and the 21+ pool pass is available from 1:00 pm-9:00 pm Monday through Sunday, and 11:00 am to 11:00 pm on Friday and Saturday. Order some snacks and drinks from the poolside bar, Azul, to dive into the experience fully. While parking isn’t included, you might consider checking in for the weekend to soak up the vibe!

  • The Line Hotel
  • 111 E. Cesar Chavez
  • $40 per individual

The Line Hotel's swanky pool

The Line Hotel has become an iconic spot in downtown Austin. Its family-friendly pool is one of a kind and shouldn’t be missed this summer. Take a dip in the beautiful saltwater infinity pool, order some snacks and drinks from Vera Cruz, and sink into the beauty of Lady Bird Lake. Another great perk is that parking is free!

  • East Austin Hotel
  • 1108 E 6th Street
  • $40 per person  

Palm Springs vibes at East Austin Hotel

Experiences in the pool at the East Austin Hotel are elevated! Swim over and order some frozen cocktails or one of their inventive resort drinks while taking in the stress-melting atmosphere of the pool. Parking is included, which is another fantastic benefit! On Sunday through Thursday, from noon to 8:00 p.m., and on Friday and Saturday, from noon until 10:00 p.m., pool passes are available. For information about unique pool events, see their website.

Austin, Texas is a hot spot for travel and tourism, and what better way to beat the heat than by taking a dip in a luxurious hotel pool? Here are some of the top Austin hotel pools to cool off in during your stay in the city.

  • Fairmont Austin
  • 101 Red River Street
  • Starting at $40 per person
  • $150-$600 for Cabanas

Swim laps in luxury at Fairmont Austin

Looking for the ultimate pool day experience? Look no further than the Fairmont Austin. This family-friendly luxury hotel offers something for everyone, with two pools (including one heated pool for year-round swimming), a whirlpool, and plenty of lounge areas. Plus, don’t forget to take advantage of the touchless sunscreen booths!

Upgrade your pool day with a private cabana, perfect for groups of 6-12 people. And when hunger strikes, be sure to order some delicious poolside tapas from Rules & Regs, the hotel’s restaurant.

  • Hotel Ella
  • 1900 Rio Grande Street
  • Starting at $35 per person

Hotel Ella is swimming in Texas History!

Experience a piece of Texas history at Hotel Ella, named after Ella Wooten, one of the first women to graduate from the University of Texas. The hotel’s original 1897 mansion was built for her, and now you can reserve a pool pass to soak up the history and the sun.

While you’re there, enjoy poolside bites and drinks from Goodalls, the hotel’s restaurant named after Ella’s husband. Pool passes are available Monday through Thursday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

  • Carpenter Hotel
  • 400 Josephine Street
  • Starting at $25 per person

Eternal summer vibes at Carpenter Hotel

If you’re looking for a unique and boutique experience, head to Carpenter Hotel. This hip hotel’s pool will transport you to simpler times, and while you’re there, don’t forget to grab some snacks and buckets of beer from Carpenter’s Hall, the hotel’s restaurant.

Pool passes are available Monday through Thursday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

  • Colton House Hotel
  • 2510 S Congress Avenue
  • Starting at $20 per person

The swanky pool at Colton House Hotel

Located on South Congress Avenue, Colton House Hotel’s pool is a sparkling jewel in the SoCo crown. Bring the family and enjoy the private cabanas and chaise lounges, and make sure to order some poolside cocktails from Simona’s Coffee + Cocktails.

So, don’t miss out on the chance to cool off and relax at one of these top Austin hotel pools during your visit to this vibrant city.