Chicago Hotels and Fitness Centers with Pool Passes

You can enjoy a little staycation and hotel experience without the expensive hotel stay, long road trip or airport travel.
You can enjoy a little staycation and hotel experience without the expensive hotel stay, long road trip or airport travel.
6/17/22 - By Lauren LaRoche

If you’re looking for the amenities of a hotel pool without the hotel stay price tag, these Chicago hotels and fitness centers offer family swims and pool passes for a fraction of the cost. Many of the pools on this list are also indoors which makes them great options for rainy or cold days any time of the year. Some of these hotel pools also come with rooftop views making them a fun change from your neighborhood pool. You can enjoy a little staycation and hotel experience without the expensive hotel stay, long road trip or airport travel.

For more kid-friendly pools, check out our picks for the best free pools in Chicago as well as our round-up of water playgrounds and splash pads.


Chicago Hotels and Fitness Centers with Pool Passes

Get a pool pass to one of the most beautiful hotel pools in Chicago. Photo courtesy of the Chicago Intercontinental Hotel in Chicago

InterContinental Hotel Chicago

The pool at the Intercontinental Hotel in Chicago is one of the oldest pools in the city. Built in the 1920s, this pool is also one of the most architecturally beautiful pools. For $25 per person, you can have full access to the pool, fitness, and spa amenities. Kids can splash around while Mom and Dad take turns getting a little rest and relaxation in at the gym or spa showers. 

JW Marriott Chicago

For $149, the morning pool pass gives you access to the pool at the JW Marriott for up to four. You can enjoy all-you-can swim from 10:00-1:00. There’s a heated indoor pool, whirlpool, complimentary water, Wi-Fi, and free valet parking up to three hours. The morning family pool passes are available Friday-Sunday. 

Park Hyatt Chicago

The Park Hyatt Chicago is located in the heart of the Magnificent Mile. The indoor pool offers awesome views of the Chicago skyline. Admission includes access to the main pool, pool chairs, towels, free Wi-Fi, access to the fitness center, the whirlpool, and discounted valet parking. Access is still limited due to COVID-19, so be sure to check their website for availability. 

Photo courtesy of Hyatt

Hyatt Lodge and Spa at Oak Brook Reserve

The Hyatt Lodge and Spa in Oak Brook is one of the largest indoor pools in the area. For $35, you can get a day pass for a family of 4. Additional family members are $20 per adult or $5 per child. The day pass includes access to the indoor heated pool, hot tub, fitness center, locker rooms, free Wi-Fi, parking, and access to 88-acres of trails for a post-swim hike. 

Holiday Inn Schaumburg

The Holiday Inn in Schaumburg offers a great escape and pool access for rainy days. For $84, you can enjoy the indoor, heated swimming pool from 9:00-3:00. You’ll also have access to a private guest room for changing, towel service, free parking, Wi-Fi, bottles of water, and access to the fitness center. You’ll also get a 10% discount off snacks and beverages purchased. Family day passes are available for $84. 

Hyatt Place Hoffman Estates

The Hyatt Place in Hoffman Estates features a heated indoor swimming pool and access to family-friendly suites to use for the day. The cinema suite, for example, offers 1 free movie rental, popcorn, and drinks for a fun, and relaxing post swim activity. Your suite also includes a wet bar and mini fridge. This is a full hotel room which makes naptime easier for younger kiddos. Your package includes access to the pool for 12-hours from 9:00-9:00. 

LifeTime Fitness

LifeTime Fitness offers one day membership passes that include the use of the entire LifeTime facility including the indoor pool. Outdoor pools may come with an additional fee, which varies by location. With your day pass you’ll have access to the pools, fitness equipment, kids club, and more. Check with your local LifeTime location for the indoor/outdoor day pass options. 

Sandburg Pool photo courtesy of Compass

FFC Old Town Sandburg Pool 

The Fitness Formula Club (FFC) in Old Town offers memberships and pool passes to their Sandburg Pool facilities. Pool passes and membership rates vary by package. This is one of the few outdoor pools open in the city through the start of October, weather permitting. 

Lead photo by Leanne Cline via Unsplash


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