There is no other way to beat the Texas heat than at a refreshing pool. Therefore hit up one of Texas’ best hotel pools for a refreshing stay. Now there are a number of great hotel pools found in the state. However, the ones on this list are exceptional. From lazy rivers to water slides to stylish rooftop pools, these 7 best hotel pools in Texas have everything you’d need for an unforgettable pool day.
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This list starts off with the most extravagant hotel pool in the state, which is the six-acre water park found at JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa. If you’re wanting more than just a pool from your hotel stay, then book a room at this hill country lodging option. At this Marriott location, guests will find a 1,100-foot lazy river, a river ride and five water slides. To top it all off, there are also a few different pools too, including a children’s pool and an adults-only pool. Rent yourself a cabana and lounge by the pool all day or see how many times you can float the lazy river. You’ll never want to leave this on-site water park during your stay in San Antonio.
For a swanky pool experience, head to the Omni Dallas Hotel located in downtown Dallas. This Omni location is home to a rooftop infinity pool. The incredible view of downtown Dallas from the hotel pool is what keeps guests coming back here. Grab yourself a margarita at the rooftop bar. Or if the weather is cold, hang out by the fire pits and hit up the Jacuzzi found here too.
This hotel pool has gotten a lot of attention do it is unique shape. This Texas-shaped lazy river is sure to make any Texan happy. Located on the 6th-floor terrace of the Marriott Marquis in Houston, this lazy river is also found beside an infinity pool and a hot tub. The Marriott Marquis’ pool setup is definitely worthy of a party. In the pool area, you’ll also find a bar and grill, so you have no excuse to leave this incredible pool oasis.
Another Houston hotel dubbed The Houstonian, this Bayou City accommodation features not one but three pools for travelers to enjoy. With a family pool, lap pool and a lounging pool, there is a pool to meet your needs at The Houstonian. Take advantage of the outdoor showers, lounge chairs and the 32-foot water slide found here too.
If you’re looking for an Instagram-worthy pool, then a visit to the South Congress Hotel in Austin is a must. From this rooftop pool, guests can catch views of downtown Austin, including the Texas State Capitol building. This hip pool scene is enhanced by the contemporary umbrellas and the cozy sofas found in the communal area. Even if you aren’t a guest at the hotel, you can still enjoy this sweet Austin pool when you purchase a $20 day pass.
This Dallas hotel has something that none of the other hotel pools can claim – a cantilevered, glass design. This means that the pool actually hangs eight feet over the edge of the hotel’s building. Located 10 stories high, guests can look to the ground below right from the glass wall of the pool. Dallas’ Main Street has never looked so cool as when its viewed from the pool at The Joule. The Joule’s pool area also comes complete with loungers and cabanas.
The pool at The St. Anthony hotel in San Antonio may be smaller than others on this list, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in style. This swanky pool is a zero-entry pool, also referred to as a beach entry pool, where one can simply walk in instead of using steps. Lined with chaise lounges and sun shades, the pool at The St. Anthony makes for a great place to cool off and chill out.