The Best Austin Hotels With Pools (2022)

With record-breaking weather and more triple digits temps in the future, Austin is officially scorching. If you want to make it through the summer (and have fun doing it), plan on visiting one of these awesome hotel pools in Austin. Whether you’re visiting and looking for the best Austin hotels with pools, or you’re a local and want a day pass at a rooftop cabana, here are the most beautiful hotel pools in Austin. 

Cocktail at Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt Pool

Use the map below to find a hotel pool near you. For details, including day pass availability, fun little perks like food and drinks, and important stuff regarding parking and wifi, you’ll find everything you need here. 

A quick note: if you want a hotel pool day pass, your best bet is to pick up the phone and quickly call the front desk to confirm that they’re still available and not sold out. Austin hotels change their rules fast these days. All of the info on this page is correct right now on the date of publication, but honestly, within 24 hours something could change. So take 30 seconds to make a phone call. 

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Austin Hotels With Pools: Where To Take A Plunge This Summer

1. Fairmont Austin

The Fairmont Austin Pool

A Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star rated property, Fairmont Austin is a must-visit destination if you’re looking for an amazing Austin hotel with a pool. It’s conveniently located near Historic Rainey Street, dirty Sixth, and downtown Austin. The spacious rooftop pool (seriously…it’s HUGE!) offers resort-style amenities with a sophisticated city backdrop. The pool and whirlpool are situated on the 7th floor of the luxury hotel, making this the perfect summer retreat.

Day pass? 

Access to both the pool and spa are available for a fee for non-guests. Enjoy the pool, spa, and amenities at a luxury hotel for the day starting at only $25. Take a daycation and book a day pass or cabana. 

Day Pass includes:

  • Outdoor heated pool
  • Whirlpool
  • Poolside food and drink service from Rules & Regs
  • Complimentary wifi
  • Complimentary self-parking (show parking ticket for validation upon check-in)

WEBSITE | 101 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701

2. Thompson Austin

Thompson Austin Hotel Pool

The newest luxury hotel to grace Austin’s skyline, The Thomspon hotel is full of culture and flavor to help you create a memorable stay in the heart of downtown. Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, midcentury decor, a luxury rooftop pool and lounge, three restaurants, a coffee bar, and an unbeatable location, the Thompson Austin is high on this list of best Austin hotels with pools. 

Day pass?

No

WEBSITE | 506 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701

3. W Austin

WET Deck at W Hotel

W Austin’s WET is the place to be. Cool off at the 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 the custom fireplace. (Pssst: keep this palace in mind for chilly spring or fall evenings!) You’ll be able to enjoy scenic views of downtown Austin from this fourth-floor oasis. WET is a total party place on the weekends, but on the weekdays it’s a relaxing space to soak up the sun, read a book, and enjoy some quiet hours by the pool. 

Day pass? 

Day passes start at $10 on weekdays and $20 on weekends. Day passes, cabanas, kasbahs, and bungalows are available Monday–Thursday from 11 a.m.–6 p.m. General admission starts at $10 with group packages going up to $250.

Day Pass includes:

  • Enjoy food and beverage service
  • Upgrade to a cabana to enjoy the poolside scene in optimal luxury.
  • During the weekends, expect live music and DJs

WEBSITE | 200 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701

4. Hotel ZaZa Austin

Hotel ZaZa Pool

Located in downtown Austin's Warehouse District, Hotel ZaZa Austin is the perfect combo of comfort, style, and convenience. This is one of Austin’s preeminent luxury boutique hotels, with 159 guestrooms, a full salon and spa, two dining options, and a rooftop pool. The pool has a downtown Austin view facing east, so sunset/golden hours are especially beautiful.

The pool is open every day from 11-8. Order food and drinks from the poolside bites menu, with offerings like crispy jalapeño calamari, fresh-ground brisket cheeseburgers, and sesame-crusted ahi. Cocktails are available by the glass or as pitchers. 

Day pass? 

The Hotel ZaZa pool is reserved for hotel guests only.

WEBSITE | 400 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701

5. The LINE Austin

The LINE Hotel Pool in Austin

This is one of our very favorite Austin hotels with poos! And if you’re visiting Austin and considering location, it’s hard to beat the LINE Austin hotel.

Not only does it have an amazing pool overlooking Lady Bird Lake, a rooftop cocktail bar, a specialty coffee shop, an all-day restaurant from a celebrity chef, and a famous taco bar…the LINE is also conveniently located in downtown Austin, just steps away from the shops at South Congress, and situated with the perfect view of the famous Congress bat bridge. You simply can’t beat this location.  

Day pass? 

Yes! Enjoy a cocktail and a swim with the best vista in town at the LINE Austin’s lakeside saltwater infinity pool. Keep in mind that the pool is reserved for hotel guest use only on weekends, but guest passes are available for purchase on weekdays. Adult passes are $40, and children are $25.

Day Pass includes:

  • Heated lakeside saltwater infinity pool.
  • Poolside food and drink service via walk-up window from Veracruz All Natural Mexican Food.
  • Complimentary valet parking.

WEBSITE | 111 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701

6. Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt

Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt Pool
Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt Pool
Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt Pool
Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt Pool

There is no better rooftop pool on Rainey Street than the lovely rooftop deck at the Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt. Soak up the sun or breathtaking views of Lady Bird Lake while relaxing at your poolside cabana. The HVZ offers luxurious lounge chairs, premium cabanas, and exceptional pool-side drinks and bites from in-house restaurant Geraldines. Truly, the Kimpton Austin hotel pool is an ideal daytime retreat. 

Day pass? 

Day passes start at $38 for adults and $15 for children.

Day Pass includes:

  • Outdoor heated pool
  • Poolside food and drink service from Geraldine’s
  • Complimentary sunscreen
  • Complimentary wifi
  • Valet parking for $12 with validation

WEBSITE | 605 Davis St, Austin, TX 78701

7. Omni Austin Hotel Downtown

Omni Austin Downtown Hotel Pool

The Omni Austin Hotel swimming pool offers gorgeous views of downtown Austin. While this rooftop swimming pool offers slightly fewer amenities than some of the others mentioned in this guide (you’ll have to walk down to the hotel lobby to get a drink), it also means that your day pass rate is a lot less than $$. 

Day pass? 

Day passes start at $25 for adults and $12 for children.

Day Pass includes:

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Valet Parking is available for $18 per day per vehicle
  • Food available for purchase at the lobby lounge
  • No outside food or beverage is allowed at the Pool

WEBSITE | 700 San Jacinto, E 8th St, Austin, TX 78701

8. JW Marriot Austin

JW Marriot Austin Hotel Pool

We all know the JW Marriott Austin as the premier luxury hotel in downtown Austin, and the Edge rooftop pool at this lovely hotel is a must-visit this summer. Regarding the location, the JW Marriott is located on Congress Avenue between 2nd and 3rd Street. It’s close to Austin's top destinations like the Austin Convention Center, the State Capitol, and the best downtown Austin dining. 

The JW Marriot Edge pool has four luxury cabanas, a seasonally heated pool, resort-style amenities, poolside drinks, and a menu of delicious small bites. 

Day pass? 

Yes. Adult day passes start at $40.

Day Pass includes:

  • Heated rooftop pool access from 12 pm to 9 pm with stunning views of downtown Austin, Lady Bird Lake, and the Capitol Building
  • Poolside food & beverage service from JW Marriott Poolside
  • Discounted self-parking
  • Complimentary wifi

WEBSITE | 110 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701

9. Canopy By Hilton Austin

Canopy by Hilton Hotel Pool
Canopy by Hilton Hotel Pool

The new Canopy by Hilton Austin is located in the heart of downtown and features a lovely rooftop pool with views of the downtown skyline. Hotel amenities include a business center, fitness center, complimentary Wi-Fi, and (of course) that heated rooftop pool with beautiful views of downtown. The pool is located on the second floor (this hotel is definitely not a skyscraper!). Since it was built recently, everything is all modern and new. 

Day pass? 

Reserved Lounge Chair starts at $50.

Reserved Lounge Chair Day pass includes:

  • Reserved cushioned reclining lounge chair
  • Outdoor pool
  • Food and beverages available for take-out at Verbena
  • Complimentary wifi
  • Discounted valet parking for $10

WEBSITE | 604 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

10. South Congress Hotel

South Congress Hotel Pool
South Congress Hotel Pool

One of the most popular hotels along South Congress Avenue also has a great pool area with a chill vibe. While you’re enjoying the rooftop pool at South Congress Hotel, you should definitely order some margaritas at Café No Sé to be delivered poolside. Even if you aren’t a guest here, you can still enjoy a dip at the pool (with a pre-purchased day pass) Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Day pass? 

Spend an entire day relaxing in the shade or sun with a daily pool pass. Non-hotel guests can access the pool with daily passes of $30, Monday–Thursday, from 10 a.m.–5 p.m, for groups of up to 4 people.

Day Pass includes:

  • Entry to the pool
  • Parking 
  • Poolside dining available for purchase

WEBSITE | 1603 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

11. Hyatt Regency Austin

Hyatt Regency Austin Hotel Pool

 

One of the coolest things about the Hyatt Regency is that it’s located on the south shores of Lady Bird Lake (across the water from downtown), so you get an unobstructed view of the Austin skyline. It’s a 5-minute walk to SOCO, and in the summer months, you get a perfect view of the 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats emerging from the Congress bridge.

The Hyatt Regency outdoor pool has views of the Austin skyline and Lady Bird Lake. Order some food and drinks from Marker 10 Bar and Grill, enjoy the complimentary wifi, and refresh yourself to your heart’s content in their pool and adjacent whirlpool. 

Day pass?

Adult passes start at $25 and children at $20. Their pool is open to pass holders daily from 10 a.m.–8 p.m.

Day Pass includes:

  • Outdoor pool
  • Hot tub
  • Food and drinks for purchase from Marker 10 Bar & Grill
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Self-parking for $32 for 5+ hours ($22 for 3-5 hours, $17 for 1-3, $7 for 0-1)

WEBSITE | 208 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704

12. East Austin Hotel

East Austin Hotel Pool

If you’re looking for a place to stay with a hip pool scene in East Austin, then consider East Austin Hotel. They have a fun vintage vibe that’s perfect for both travelers and locals alike.

If you’re a local in Austin and need a fun hotel pool, you definitely need to take advantage of the day passes offered at East Austin Hotel. You’ll get pool access, free WiFI and parking, and food and beverage service. This boutique hotel features a “Sunday Swell Pass” during the summer months with drink and food deals and a sweet party atmosphere.

Day pass? 

Yes, starting at $40. 

Day Pass includes: 

  • Pool access
  • Poolside sips and bites
  • Complimentary parking 
  • Wi-Fi

WEBSITE | 1108 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

13. Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa

Omni Barton Creek Resort Pool

Looking to escape Austin? The Omni Barton Creek feels like it’s far away, even though it’s just a 20-minute drive from Lake Austin. Featuring a golf course and spa, Omni Barton Creek includes 3 bars and lounges, an indoor pool, a poolside bar, and 7 restaurants. 

Day pass? 

Enjoy the pool, spa, and amenities at a luxury hotel for the day starting at only $25.

Day Pass includes:

  • 2 family-friendly outdoor heated pools
  • Adult-only infinity pool
  • Adult-only hot tub
  • Poolside food and drink service from Nopales
  • Complimentary wifi
  • Complimentary self-parking or valet parking from $12-24

WEBSITE | 8212 Barton Club Dr, Austin, TX 78735

14. The Westin Austin Downtown

The Westin Austin Downtown has an absolutely amazing rooftop terrace! This downtown Austin hotel is just steps from Sixth Street, so it’s a great one to consider if you’re planning a bachelorette or birthday weekend in ATX. The outdoor pool is a great spot to take a dip, order some food and drinks from Azul Rooftop Bar, and take advantage of the discounted downtown Austin valet parking. 

If you need to eat something more substantial, pop downstairs for a southern meal at Stella San Jac, the Westin’s in-house restaurant.

Day pass? 

Yes, for 21+ only. Lounge chairs, day beds, and cabana rentals are available starting at $60 for two. Ages 21+ only.

Day Pass includes:

  • Outdoor rooftop pool from 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Food and drinks available from Azul Rooftop Bar & Lounge
  • Towel service
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Discounted valet parking (3 hours at $10 or up to 6 hours at $22 plus tax)

WEBSITE | 310 E 5th St., Austin, TX 78701

15. Austin Motel

Austin Motel Pool

One of the most iconic hotel pools in Austin, the Austin Motel on SOCO is that retro kidney-shaped pool that absolutely screams SUMMER! One of the fun parts about this pool is that it’s RIGHT on South Congress Ave. If you’re spending the day shopping and dining, throw your swimsuit in your bag and change for a quick dip in the middle of the day! 

Day Pass? 

Yes, available in 3-hour blocks for $20 on weekdays and $40 on weekends. 

Day Pass includes: 

  • Pool access
  • Parking is NOT included
  • Towels are not guaranteed

WEBSITE | 1220 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

16. The Otis Hotel

Otis Hotel Pool in Austin

Located near UT, this rooftop pool has a different view than most of the other downtown Austin hotels: look north and you’ll see the University of Texas campus, and look south and you’ll see downtown Austin. 

The rooftop pool and bar feature artisan decor, poolside bites, and private cabanas available for rent. 

Day pass? 

Yes, available on weekdays only for $30. 

Day Pass includes

  • Rooftop heated pool 
  • Poolside light bites and drink service
  • Towel service
  • Complimentary self-parking for a full day
  • Complimentary WiFi

WEBSITE | 1901 San Antonio St, Austin, TX 78705,

17. Carpenter Hotel

The Carpenter Hotel Pool

An open-air hotel with an easy-breezy Austin Texa feel, The Carpenter Hotel features an award-winning restaurant, one of the best coffee shops in the city, and a beautiful tree-shaded ground floor pool.

If you’re visiting Austin and want a fun experience that’s slightly different from the normal downtown Austin activities, book an overnight stay at the Carpenter. You can walk to Zilker Park, play a round at Peter Pan Mini Golf, explore Barton Springs, and then come back to the comfy hotel and lounge by the beautiful pool. 

Day pass? 

Yes. Pool passes are available Mon-Thurs, 10 am - 2 pm, or 3 - 7 pm for $40 per person.

Day Pass includes: 

  • Pool access
  • Food service from Carpenters Hall
  • Complimentary hotel parking (if the lot is full, there’s paid street parking available nearby)
  • Complimentary towels
  • Showers

WEBSITE | 400 Josephine St, Austin, TX 78704

18. Hotel Magdalena

Hotel Magdalena Pool

From the Bunkhouse Group (Austin Motel, Hotel San José, Carpenter Hotel), Hotel Magdalena is an 89-room hotel featuring four distinct buildings connected by breezy walkways. Located at Music Lane, just steps from South Congress, the property sits on multiple levels so that it feels like you’re in a tree house. The pool at Hotel Magdalena offers a fun “Sunbathers Society” day pass.

Day pass? 

Yes, available Monday-Thursday, 3-10 pm for $40. 

Day Pass includes: 

  • Access to the 900-square-foot sunken swimming pool
  • Complimentary towels
  • Bites and drinks available for purchase from the pool bar

WEBSITE | 1101 Music Ln, Austin, TX 78704

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  1. Zoe on June 22, 2022 at 2:56 pm

    This is such a helpful and comprehensive list! Thank you for putting it together in an organized way!

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