Hotel Pools around Houston that Offer Day Passes for Families
Families getting ready to beat the Houston heat have some great options when it comes to local hotels boasting cool, refreshing, and indulgent swimming pools. Though it’s always fun to plan overnight stays and weekend trips to a nearby hotel for a getaway, you don’t necessarily have to spend the night to enjoy a resort pool. Check out the Houston-area hotels below that offer day passes for their fabulous and luxurious pools, letting you bring the whole family for a chill day poolside.
Hotel Pools around Houston that Offer Day Passes
Pool open 9am-7pm daily
Grand Tuscany has so much more than just a pool. Float down the 350-foot lazy river at this resort-style pool complete with a water-wall fountain. Poolside food and drink service is available whether you choose the Regular Day Pass, Poolside Cabana, Dome Cabana on Island, or Lazy River-Side Table option. Day Passes are $35 for adults and kids age 13+, $25 for kids 2-12 years old, and free for infants. Contact the hotel for updated onsite parking fees.
Pool open 7am-9pm daily
The outdoor rooftop pool is not the only attraction at this hotel located in the heart of the medical center in Houston. Out on the deck, guests can also enjoy the breathtaking views of the Rice University Campus adjacent to the medical center. Day passes are $25 for adults and kids age 13+, $10 for kids 3-12 years old, and free for infants. Day passes include access to food and beverage service and the fitness center. Parking is also discounted to just $5 for day pass holders.
Pool open 9am-10pm daily
Families love the splash pads, pool, lazy river, and slides that make up Forest Oasis Water Park at the Woodlands Resort, about 30 miles north of downtown Houston. Though the slides operate on slightly more limited hours, the lagoon-style pool, kiddie pools, and whirlpools offer enough for a full day of water play. The day pass includes access to warmed towels, food and beverage service, as well as treats like s’mores! Day passes are $55 for Adults over 16, $45 for kids 3-15 years old, and free for infants.
Families can enjoy a day of luxury at this rooftop pool. Photo courtesy of The Westin at the Woodlands
Pool open 6am-10pm daily
Just on the outskirts of Houston overlooking the Woodlands Waterway, this rooftop pool boasts private shaded cabanas with comfortable seating for up to 6 people. The cabana rental comes with 2 reserved poolside lounge chairs and 6 bottles of complimentary water, as well as wi-fi access. There’s also poolside food and beverage service on the weekends. Cabana rentals are $500 for up to 6 guests and include discounted parking for $10 at the Westin garage across the street.
Pool open 9am-9pm
Day trips outside the city are great for a change of scenery. The Stella Hotel is one destination that will let you enjoy the surroundings of central Texas while giving you a chance enjoy not one but two outdoor swimming pools. Take a dip in the pool, relax in the hot tub, or enjoy some classic games on the 10,000 square foot backyard space that makes up the lawn area. Day passes also include access to towel service, food and drink service, and the fitness center. Day passes are $35 for adults 15+, $15 for kids 3-5 years old, and free for infants. Cabana rental is $250 for up to 8 people. Valet parking is complimentary.
Make a day trip to Bryan to enjoy multiple pools, a hot tub, and more. Photo courtesy of The Stella Hotel
Other Great Pools at Houston Hotels
These Houston hotels only let their overnight guests swim, but the pools are so great they're worth booking a room for a staycation pool day. Enjoy all the facilities while you have a room booked, stay cool and comfortable poolside, and leave all the towels in a room someone else will clean!
Pool open 5am-10pm Monday-Friday, 6am-9pm Saturday and Sunday
The Houstonian is a luxurious family-friendly oasis on 27-acres of wooded area in the heart of Houston. The pools are all temperature controlled and surrounded by native Texas landscaping. Pools are currently available for exercise and recreational swimming by reservation. The Resort Pool features something for everyone in the family: a three-foot rock slide, Jacuzzi, “Little Lagoon” children’s pool, geysers, and a sun shelf where you can lounge while immersed in the water. The Sports pool is a competition lap pool with anti-wave lane lines that swimmers looking for a workout love. For those who might want a more secluded option, choose the quieter Garden Pool surrounded by lush landscaping.
Relaxing on the sun shelf at the Marriott Marquis. Photo by author
Pool open 9am-10pm
The word’s only rooftop Texas-shaped lazy river is located on the 6th floor of the Marriott Marquis right in the heart of downtown Houston. Spend the day playing at Discovery Green park right outside the doorstep of the hotel, then come back and relax in the infinity pool overlooking the city. Order food and beverages and soak up the sun on a lounge chair, or grab an inflatable tube and float around the lazy river. Other amenities include a 7,000-square-foot Pure Spa and Fitness Center.
Pool open 5:30am-10pm
The Four Season’s resort-style pool and hot tub open early and close late so that families can maximize the poolside hours. This rooftop pool with lots of lounge chairs gives everyone a chance to unwind, order food, and enjoy a meal on the deck. The hotel is known for hosting games by the pool and offering a spa treatment for kids, featuring a poolside chocolate or coconut foot bath. Kids even get an ice cream treat to go with it. Families who stay in a designated cabana room on the same floor as the pool have direct access to the pool and Jacuzzi right outside their patio door. Cabana rooms come with private patio furniture.
Pool open 9am-8pm
Guests of the posh Post Oak Hotel in uptown Houston can rent private poolside cabanas and day beds and spend the day lounging in this sparkling tropical atrium-style sanctuary. Cabanas include a fridge, flat screen TV, and comfortable lounge furniture. Their ultra-comfortable stylish day beds are a noticeable upgrade from standard lounge chairs. You can also soak up the sun on one of the in-water recliners on the sun shelf. Other amenities at the hotel include a spa, salon, and dining options.