Swim These Austin Hotel Pools With Day Passes

As y’all already know, Austin is hot. And like hellishly hot once we reach into June, July, and god-forsaken August. You’re going to need to know a few pools off-hand where you can take a dip at any moment, especially when Barton Springs Pool books up for the summer. Luckily, some Austin hotels offer up their shimmering oases to anyone who purchases day passes, so even if you’re not a guest, you can take a swim at these Austin hotel pools this summer.

The Austin Motel

1220 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

The Austin Motel pool is open on South Congress with plenty of activities for day and night swimmers. Daily pool passes are available from 11 am – 5 pm daily from April through October for $25 on weekdays and $45 on weekends. Beverages will be served at the Pool Bar, including signature cocktails like the frozen Peach Bikini Martini, plus a selection of beer, wine + seltzer; open from 12 PM – 8pm daily. Neon night swims happen nightly from 5 pm – 10 pm, April through October, for $20 on weekdays and $25 on weekends. Splash Dance is a poolside aerobics series happening every Sunday at 10 am, for $20. And there’s a magical Full Moon Night Swim once a month from 5 – 10 pm. You can also join the Austin Motel Swim Club for unlimited swims all summer long.

Photo Credit: Nick Simonite

Hotel Magdalena

1101 Music Ln, Austin, TX 78704

Join the Sunbathers Society from Hotel Magdalena, the newest hotel from Bunkhouse group, for pool access on Monday – Thursday, 3 pm – 10 pm. For $40 per person, guests can enjoy food and drinks from the new Magdalena Bar. The poolside perch launched a new F&B menu from Executive Chef Jeffrey Hundelt, also behind Summer House on Music Lane and Carpenter’s Hall. Standout favorites include the Caramelized Onion Dip to start, plus the Smash Burger, along with refreshing libations like the classic Poolside Piña Colada. Passes can be reserved through Resy here.
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Photo Credit: Kelly DeWitt

Carpenter Hotel

400 Josephine St, Austin, TX 78704
Pool passes at the Carpenter Hotel are available in 4-hour blocks from 10 am – 2 pm or 3 pm – 7 pm on Monday – Thursday. For $25, sunbathers can enjoy a special Pool Menu from Carpenters Hall, featuring favorites from a Club Sammie and Chicharrones + Guacamole, to a full drink menu of cocktails, beer and wine, while the newly launched Carpenter Coffee Bar offers coffee and pastries by day and drinks and snacks by night, which can also be enjoyed poolside. 

Hotel Ella

1900 Rio Grande St, Austin, TX 78705

Hotel Ella has a romantic poolside getaway just waiting for you. Daily pool passes are $35 for non-guests, Monday through Thursday from 10 am – 5 pm, and include parking. You can reserve your spot at this Austin hotel pool through Tock, by calling 512.495.1800 or emailing frontdesk@hotelella.com up to a week in advance.

South Congress Hotel

1603 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

This charming rooftop pool is a hidden gem on SoCo, boasting an Instagram-worthy aesthetic and plenty of sun. Daily pool passes on Monday through Thursday, 10 am – 5 pm, are going for $30. Best part: Café No Sé provides all the poolside eats, so you know it’s worth it.

W Austin WET Deck

200 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701

Non-guests can get a taste of luxury Sunday through Friday, 11 am – 7 pm, at W Austin’s outdoor pool, WET. Their Daycation Passes are only $10 for all-day general admission, but you can also reserve a cabana, bungalow, or kasbah with up to 10 guests for $150-200 extra.

The Westin Austin

310 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701

Situated 20 floors above 5th Street is Azul, a rooftop bar & lounge with a gorgeous, sunny pool that’s open to locals. With sweeping views of downtown, this is easily a top contender for the best rooftop bars with pools in Austin. Reserve two lounge chairs and swim access at the pool for $50 from 1 – 5 pm, or consider their afternoon cabana package for $300 (max 8 people).

East Austin Hotel

1108 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

Locals on the east side of 35 can indulge in the luxurious East Austin Hotel pool. Pool passes are $40 from 12 – 4 pm on Sunday – Thursday and parking is included. Poolside bites and drinks are available on-site.

Wax Myrtle’s

Just in time for those long, hot summer days, pool cabanas are now available to rent at Wax Myrtle‘s down in Austin! Chill out by the pool all day long with a falafel wrap or a frozen Dazey (or four). Cabana rentals are available daily from 11am – 3pm and 3pm – 7pm, and require a $50 deposit per guest that will apply towards your food and beverage minimum. The new lunch menu is available on the pool deck every day from 11am – 2pm, and they have a curated snack menu available from 2 – 4pm before dinner starts… plus all of their drink offerings to keep you cool all day long. Book your cabana now via Resy! Just select “Patio Cabana” to book and spend your summer floating on the fourth floor.


Featured Image Credit: South Congress Hotel

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