It’s hot — it’s sweaty — it’s summer in Central Texas! You’ve got your bathing suit and now you’re looking for the nearest swimming hole. But maybe Barton Springs isn’t for you… and the Hamilton Pool reservations are already booked up…
Enter Yelp Austin to the rescue! Austin Community Manager Katie Burbank did the heavy lifting for us by creating a special Yelp Collection you can check out by clicking here.
She focused on Austin area hotel pools that are open to the public for a fee or R.S.V.P.
You can also check out some more details below.
This spot has a few summer events where the pool is free: First is BossBabesATX monthly residency, the first Thursday of the month (the next is August 1st), featuring art, a DJ set, and dancing.
Second is the Poolside Cinema (July 16th, showing “The Getaway”), in conjunction with Austin Film Society, celebrating Texas cinema of the 70’s on the LINE Austin pool deck every month. Come early to enjoy music by DJs Billie Buck and Nick Fong and grab some dinner and drinks at Dean’s One Trick Pony poolside. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. The film will begin after sunset.
Free entry + valet with RSVP.
This pick also has a few summer events around the pool area, like Full Moon Swims (free, with a DJ, next one is July 16th), Float Fridays (August 2nd: “To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything”; August 9th, “The Birdcage”) $20, doors open at 5 p.m.
The hotel also has Splash Dance on most Sundays from 10-11 a.m. with Erica Nix on the pool deck. Reward yourself with a poolside beverage from the pool bar after class.
The class costs $20 and a reservation is required.
Sleek spot on West Campus. Pool passes are available Monday-Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., based on availability (and the price includes valet parking). Friday-Sunday are also available, but with day-of inquiries.
You can enjoy daily pool passes for $25
South Congress Hotel
You can grab a day pass at their pool Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
$30 for daily pool pass
Treat Your Self! Spa + Pool passes are available weekdays, Monday-Friday, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fairmont Austin Spa contains saline soaking pools, dry heat saunas and eucalyptus steam rooms that are sure to release any stress that a long work day has built up.
$35 and/or spa pass for $40. You can also get both for $65!
JW Marriot Austin
JW Marriott offers complimentary pool access if you rent a cabana or have a spa appointment at Spa by JW. Cabana rentals are available for daily rentals from 11am – 6pm and for evening rentals from 7pm – 11pm. Spa by JW is available for appointments 9am – 8pm.
Free with Cabana Rental
Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt
You can do a $35 Day Pass that includes outdoor heated swimming pool, complimentary wifi, and complimentary sunscreen. They are vailable Mon-Thurs, 11 a.m. to sundown.
$35 Day Pass
The Wayback Cafe and Cottages
The Wayback is a welcome escape from the city, and has one of the only saltwater pools around Austin. Pool Passes are available Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (call to make a reservation), and they also have poolside drinks and a great all-organic cabana menu too!
Pool Passes are $20
East Austin Hotel
This hotel has $25 Day Passes available Mon-Thurs; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The Sunday Summer Swell Pass is for 21+ and is $30 (Sundays, through Sept 1st, 2 to 6 p.m.): They offer free parking, wifi, and towel service too.
Summer Swell is the East Austin’s Hotel’s nod to the laidback pool parties of the ’60s and ’70s. Be transported with vintage Palm Springs vibes as you sip weekly drink specials from the Pool Bar and enjoy $5 appetizers, along with other rotating deals. Each week will be a new experience with fun activation, retro decorations, and fun music.
$25 Day Passes available Mon-Thurs, $30 Sunday
WET Deck is open from sun up to sun down every day of the week. Non-hotel guests may access the pool Mondays-Fridays for $10/day with a WET Deck Day Pass or a ticket to Soundwave Sundays. Pool access is complimentary after 5 p.m. during the work week for happy hour and sunset swims. Not open to the public on Saturdays.
Pool access is complimentary after 5 p.m.
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