San Antonio, known for its vibrant culture and rich history, also boasts an array of luxurious pools that offer a perfect escape from the Texas heat. Whether you're a local or just visiting, you can dive into some of the coolest pool experiences the Alamo City has to offer.

Here’s your ultimate guide to enjoying the best poolside experiences in San Antonio.

💧 Day Passes

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Did you know you can get a day pass to some of the most exclusive pools in San Antonio? Whether you’re looking for a peaceful retreat or a lively atmosphere, these pools offer a variety of experiences to suit your preferences. Here are some of our favorites:

split screen photo of two pools, one with inner tubes and the other with hands holding drinks
Photo by Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa

⛱ Unique Pool Experiences

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San Antonio’s pool scene isn’t just about the water – it’s about the entire experience. From scenic rooftop pools to lush garden settings, each location offers a unique atmosphere that caters to different tastes and preferences.


Hotel Emma

Nestled in the heart of San Antonio's historic Pearl District, the award-winning Hotel Emma offers a pool experience like no other. The rooftop pool area provides stunning views of the surrounding area and perfectly blends luxury and history. Guests can relax in cabanas, enjoy handcrafted cocktails from the poolside bar, and soak in the rich architectural details that make this hotel a standout. The combination of its historical charm and modern elegance makes Hotel Emma's pool a must-visit.


The Historic Crockett Hotel

Located steps away from the Alamo, The Historic Crockett Hotel offers a quaint and charming pool area that feels like a hidden oasis amidst the bustling city. The outdoor pool is surrounded by lush greenery, creating a serene relaxing environment. With its close proximity to the Alamo and other downtown attractions, it's a great spot to unwind after a day of sightseeing.


Historic Menger Hotel

The Historic Menger Hotel, adjacent to the Alamo, features a beautifully landscaped courtyard pool that exudes old-world charm. The pool area is the deepest pool in the downtown area and offers life-size games such as chess and Connect Four. Guests can enjoy the peaceful ambiance and soak in the history that permeates this iconic hotel.


Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa

The Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa offers a family-friendly pool experience with multiple pools, including an adults-only pool and a lazy river. The expansive pool area is surrounded by beautiful landscapes, providing a picturesque setting for relaxation and fun. Guests can enjoy poolside dining, a pool bar, and various activities for all ages, making it a perfect destination for families and couples alike.


JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa

Set amidst the rolling hills of the Texas Hill Country, the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa offers an unparalleled pool experience with its nine-acre water park. This resort is a water lover's paradise, featuring multiple pools, a lazy river, and water slides. Guests can relax in the serene infinity pool overlooking the hills or enjoy the excitement of the water park. The resort also offers luxurious cabanas and poolside service for an elevated experience.


La Cantera Resort and Spa

La Cantera Resort and Spa offers a sophisticated pool experience with stunning hilltop views and luxurious amenities. The resort features several pools, including an adults-only infinity pool and a family-friendly pool with a splash area. Guests can relax in private cabanas, enjoy poolside dining, and take in the breathtaking vistas of the Texas Hill Country. The tranquil environment and upscale amenities make La Cantera’s pool area a standout destination.

🍹Pool Parties + Events

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Looking to turn your pool day into an event? Whether it's a summer bash, a themed party, or a live music event, there's always something exciting happening poolside in San Antonio. Here’s a look at some of the unique pool experiences. For a complete list of events, check out our summer calendar here.

Dive in Movies Jun 14

Dive in Movies

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Visit Omni la Mansión del Rio and sit poolside as you watch featured movies.

Summer at Cenote Jun 15

Summer at Cenote

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Every weekend, enjoy beats by local DJs, savor delicious bites, and sip of refreshing…

Epicurean Moments Jun 13

Epicurean Moments

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Every day, our creative culinary team crafts small tapas with a unique local twist…

🕶 If Poolside isn’t your jam…

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Be sure to explore why we're known as the Theme Park Capital of Texas! Discover other ways to beat the heat, including visiting the best spas in Alamo City and diving into the many cool things San Antonio has to offer!