Pool season is officially here, and during the blistering heat of Dallas summertime, we’re always looking for a great spot to cool off. Thankfully, the city is full of incredible hotel pools to take advantage of — either included with a staycation or with the purchase of a day pass. From rooftop oases to brand new spots, these are the 10 best hotel pools in Dallas to dip into this summer.
205 N. Akard
If you haven’t been up to the newly renovated Thompson Dallas Hotel at downtown’s The National to see this gorgeous pool you’re missing out. The resort-style rooftop pool (heated for chillier days) offers incredible city views, lounge areas, and cabanas with TVs and refrigerators. You can also order bites and cocktails from the cabana bar while lounging. Only guests can swim.
Virgin Hotels Dallas
1445 Turtle Creek Boulevard
Also offering amazing views of the Dallas skyline from afar is the Pool Club at the new Virgin Hotel Dallas. This 4th-floor rooftop pool in the Design District has cabanas, loungers, daybeds, and most importantly, drinks. Here you can book a day pass as a non-guest for VIP pool access on the weekends for $100 per person. Or, if you wanna dip in mid-week, check out the day passes for $50 per person on Monday through Friday from 11 am to 6 pm.
1530 Main Street
The Joule hotel’s plexi-glass fronted pool, visible from the ground on Main Street, is completely worth a staycation in the city. Or a day pass during the summer on Monday through Thursday. Once you get out there, embrace your inner daredevil and swim up to the edge, which hangs eight feet off of the building. Beginning on May 4, The Joule’s pool will be hosting a rooftop happy hour every Tuesday — reservations are required.
1914 Commerce Street
One of the most popular places for daytime basking and cocktail sipping, the rooftop pool on the 19th floor of The Statler is open to the public. Waterproof, the pool bar, is an indoor/outdoor space that serves beer and several refreshing specialty cocktails. This downtown spot has incredible views of the city and a Instagram-worthy chrome llama (truly) to take selfies with.
Kimpton Pittman Hotel
2551 Elm Street
At this revitalized Deep Ellum landmark hotel, the pool is found on the ground-level, but has some cool tech — hydraulics allow it to be raised and lowered for special events. The Deep End, the outdoor bar and pool deck, will open this spring to offer day-to-night cocktails and bites. Book a staycation or sign up through Resort Pass to purchase pool access ($30 per person, or $250 for a cabana for seven) starting the first week of May.
1321 Commerce Street
Pool Adolphus is opening back up today, along with its rooftop pool bar serving cocktails, hard seltzers, and beer (there’s a solid frozé). The rooftop pool also has private cabanas, fire pits, and light bites. Book a staycation (or a day pass) to take advantage of this pretty spot.
HALL Arts Hotel
1717 Leonard Street
The only hotel located in the Dallas Arts District, this hotel doesn’t just have a killer art collection, but it also offers a nice pool where you can catch the sunset during your stay. Called Waves, the elevated rooftop pool is surrounded by gardens, lounge areas, and a large, deck with tables and chairs.
555 S. Lamar Street
The Omni Dallas requires a room reservation for access to the pool, but it’s totally worth it. Situated in downtown, the rooftop infinity pool offers stellar views of the city. There’s also a pool bar and grill that has cocktails and bites for sale. With plenty of space and seating, this pool is for the whole family to enjoy.
Hotel Crescent Court
400 Crescent Court
This luxurious hotel in Uptown offers a day pass for $75 per adult to access its pool in the summer. This gives you access to the rooftop pool, the steam room, sauna, whirlpool, and cold plunge. You also receive a free glass of champagne at the spa, as well as 35 percent off of 50-minute or more spa service (except nails and waxing services), and 25 percent off lunch at the Crescent Club.
1325 S. Lamar Street
The Gallery Rooftop Lounge at the CANVAS hotel in The Cedars is one of the best places to view the Dallas skyline. This pool is open to the public and they also occasionally have ticketed events like the upcoming Sunburn Pool Party on Saturday, April 10. Tickets are $20 per person and include a live DJ from 1 pm to 6 pm.