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 $20 on weekdays and $40 on weekends. Neon night swims happen nightly from 5 pm – 10 pm, April through October, for $15. 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 7 – 11 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

The newest hotel from Bunkhouse group, at Hotel Magdalena locals can dive in to the pool with a four-hour pool pass from Monday – Thursday, 12 pm – 8 pm with the Picnic at the Pool offering. For $60 per person with a two-person minimum, locals will receive a choice of a bottle of wine, a six-pack of local beers, or four frozen cocktails to enjoy during their swim, with additional menu options available a la carte at the Pool Bar. Passes can be reserved through Resy here.

Hotel Ella

1900 Rio Grande St, Austin, TX 78705

Hotel Ella has a romantic poolside getaway just waiting for you. Daily pool passes are $30 for non-guests, Monday through Thursday from 10 am – 5 pm, and include parking. You can reserve your spot at this Austin hotel pool 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 for $150 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 $40, or consider their daybed and cabana packages.

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 for 4-hour time slots from Wednesday through Sunday and parking is included. Poolside bites and drinks are available on-site.


Featured Image Credit: South Congress Hotel 

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