Ah, summer in Austin. The sun is shining. The birds are chirping. You immediately begin sweating the moment you step outside – gotta love it! Don’t let the brutal Texas heat keep you inside all day. We’ve rounded up the best hotel pools in Austin, so you can cool off and spend your afternoon lounging in style. From rooftop pools downtown to boutique hotels in trendy parts of the city, here are the best hotel pools in Austin.

East Austin Hotel

$25 entry for adults // $15 for kids

The newest hotel pool among the rest, East Austin has quickly become a local favorite hangout spot – pool included! The East Austin Hotel pool has a courtyard pool with a ton of seating, pool floaties and resort-style drinks available for purchase at the Pool Bar and live DJ sets! Sounds like the ultimate summer hangout spot to us.

Hotel Van Zandt

$35 entry for adults // $15 for kids

If you’re looking for an upscale pool day, head over to Rainey Street’s ultra-modern hangout spot, Hotel Van Zandt. Here you’ll find craft cocktails, tasty apps, lounge chairs, panoramic views of Lady Bird Lake, and a pool, of course. Book a resort pass here.

Hotel Ella

$25 entry

If you have any spare time on Monday through Thursday, be sure to go check out Hotel Ella. They’re serving up great vibes that will make you feel like your on vacay outside of Austin. Valet parking, the chicest pool/lounge area, snacks and drinks. Pool access is available for non-hotel guests Monday through Thursday with the purchase of a pool pass. Call ahead to reserve your pool pass.

South Congress Hotel

$30 entry

Located in the heart of Austin’s trendiest street, The South Congress Hotel rooftop pool is the ultimate place for locals to escape to. Other than picturesque views of Downtown Austin, pool guests can also enjoy drinks from the bar and tasty eats from Café No Sé. Don’t worry about bringing your own towel. They’ll provide on for you!

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