Take a dip with day passes to hotel & resort pools around Houston

A Texas-shaped pool from above
The Texas-shaped lazy river at Marriott Marquis | Courtesy of Marriott International

Jump into some summer fun with a day pass to pools, patios, and outdoor spaces at hotels and resorts around Houston.

We’re officially into summer in Houston, which makes finding the best spots around town to cool off and enjoy a dip in the pool a high priority. But fear not, because Houston is home to dozens of pools and places to unwind at its many hotels and resorts around town.

What’s more is that you don’t need to be an overnight guest at the hotel in order to enjoy amenities when you book a day pass through the hotel and other partner sites, like ResortPass. We’ve narrowed down to some of the best spots in town where you can take a lap on the lazy river, sip on tropical drinks, and perfect your tan for summer 2023.

In addition to finding pool passes in the heart of and around Houston and the Woodlands, you’ll also find daycation pool passes during your travels outside of Houston—like in and around Austin and the Hill Country, the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, San Antonio, South Padre Island, New Orleans, plus around the United States, Mexico, Canada, and beyond

Please note that day pass prices and availability are subject to change based on booking date, demand, and at the facility’s discretion. If you make a purchase following links on this page, 365 Houston may receive a small share of the sale at no additional cost to you.

11 Day Passes for Pools in Greater Houston

Downtown Houston

Two people talk while sitting poolside
The Rooftop pool at Four Seasons makes for a relaxing daycation | Courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel Houston

Four Seasons Hotel Houston

Unwind at the Four Seasons Houston‘s stunning rooftop pool surrounded by Downtown skyscrapers, which includes access to the hot tub, along with food and drink service from the Pool Deck Cafe.

Upgrade to the Cabana Suite (up to 4 people) and enjoy an outside patio with seating, plus a private poolside suite with bed and bathroom from 10am to 6pm.

$75 for adults; $65 for children; free for infants. $450 for a Cabana Suite. 11am to 6pm daily.

A Texas-shaped pool with skyscrapers in the background
The Texas-shaped lazy river at Marriott Marquis Houston | Courtesy of Marriott International

Marriott Marquis Houston

The centerpiece of this popular pool is the Texas-shaped lazy river on the 6th floor of the hotel, which also includes a heated infinity pool, towel service, and food and beverages available for purchase.

The Marriott Marquis also offers a spa pass that includes access to the steam room and relaxation lounge ($80), or several passes that provide amenities for groups of 2 up to 10.

Pool passes are $70 and up. Pool hours are 9am to 10pm daily; spa hours are 9:30am to 6:30pm daily.

Indoor 24th floor infinity pool at Hilton Americas-Houston | Photo courtesy of Hilton Hotels and Resorts

Hilton Americas

Located across from Discovery Green, the Hilton Americas’ 24th-floor indoor infinity pool offers beautiful skyline views and makes for great lap swimming.

Since it’s indoors, it’s a great option year-round, even on rainy days. Day passes also provide access to an oversized whirlpool, steam room, sauna, fitness center, and outdoor terrace.

Day passes start at $45. 10am to 5pm daily.

Swim among the skyscrapers at Hyatt Regency Houston | Courtesy of Hyatt Regency Houston

Hyatt Regency Houston

In the heart of Downtown, you’ll find this rooftop pool nestled among skyscrapers, with fresh bites, craft beer and cocktails available at the nearby LobbiBar.

Day passes start at $25; free for infants. Pool hours from 6am to 10pm.

East End

Courtesy of El Segundo Swim Club

El Segundo Swim Club in the East End

In the East End, this 21+ swim club offers an alternative to the resort pools with an outdoor pool, lounge chairs and hammocks, full bar service, towel and sunscreen service, and private cabanas for rent.

General day passes are $29.99, with options available for day bed rentals (2 to 4 people) and cabana reservations (10 to 12 people). Saturdays 11am to sunset; Sundays noon to sunset.

Medical Center

Rooftop pool at Hilton Houston Plaza in Medical Center | Photo courtesy of Hilton Hotels and Resorts

Hilton Houston Plaza in Medical Center

This rooftop pool offers skyline views, food and beverage service, and access to the fitness center.

$25 for adults; $10 for children. 7am to 9pm daily (pool is slated to reopen in Spring 2023).

Uptown / Galleria & the Energy Corridor

Pool at Omni Houston Galleria | Photo courtesy of Omni Hotels and Resorts

Omni Houston Hotel Galleria

The luxurious Omni Houston Hotel Galleria in Uptown features 2 outdoor pools, a state-of-the-art fitness center, plus food and craft cocktails from the Birdies Café and Bar.

Upgrade to the VIP Wellness Day Pass and receive a 50-minute massage or facial, a complimentary beverage, and access to the Mokara Spa relaxation lounge, hot tub, dry sauna, and steam room.

Pool passes (21+ only) are $35 and up; $150 for a VIP day pass. Pool hours are 9am to 10pm daily; spa hours are daily 10am to 6pm, open until 8pm on Saturdays (closed Tuesdays).

Pool at Hyatt Regency Houston West | Photo courtesy of Hyatt Regency Houston West

Hyatt Regency Houston West

Along the Katy Freeway, wedged between Beltway 8 and Highway 6, Hyatt Regency’s Energy Corridor location offers access to a sleek outdoor pool, hot tub, and fitness center, plus small bites and beverages at its Over The Counter market.

Day passes are $25 and up for adults; $20 and up for children; free for infants. 6am to 10pm daily.

The Woodlands

Main pool at The Woodlands Resort | Photo courtesy of The Woodlands Resort

The Woodlands Resort

At this resort, you’ll have access to the Forest Oasis Waterpark which features 2 pools, 30-ft waterslides, a lazy river, and a kiddie pool with children’s splash pad.

Plus, there are 3 whirlpools, tennis courts and bicycles available for rental, food and beverage service, and ice cream on the weekends.

Packages are available with additional amenities for groups of up to 6 people ($700 and up) and up to 12 people ($1500 and up).

Day passes are $90 and up for adults; $60 and up for children; free for infants.

Pool hours are 9am to 10pm daily; slide and other amenity hours vary.

The rooftop pool at Westin in the Woodlands | Courtesy of Westin Hotels & Resorts

The Westin at the Woodlands Waterway

If you have a group ready for some fun in the sun, then this rooftop pool overlooking the Woodlands Waterway is hard to beat, with cabanas available for up to 6 people, plus poolside food and beverage service on the weekends.

Day passes are $75 and up. Cabanas start at $270, with deluxe cabanas featuring additional amenities available for $350 and up. 6am to 10pm daily.

The Jimmy Buffet-inspired resort is full of swimming and family fun activities | Courtesy of Margaritaville on Lake Conroe

Margaritaville Lake Resort on Lake Conroe

The Jimmy Buffet-inspired resort on Lake Conroe features a 3-acre water park with lazy river, splash zone and private beach, plus a heated infinity pool, hot tubs, and food and drink available for purchase.

Plus, once you go pruny, you can hop out and enjoy mini golf, the Fin City Arcade, or take to the courts for tennis, pickleball or basketball.

Day passes start at $99, with cabanas available for $450 and up. Open 9am to 10pm daily.

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A longtime Houstonian, Justin Jerkins keeps an eye out for all sorts of happenings in H-Town, including breweries, sports, concerts, must-see destinations and much more while serving as Editor-in-Chief of 365 Things to Do in Houston.