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14 hotel pools to check out this summer

Dip your toes in the city's finest pools during your Dallas getaway.

Posted on Aug 12, 2020 By Diana Trujillo

The Texas heat is no joke! We've got just the cure to keep you cool all summer long. 

Editors note (8/13/20): We recommend checking with each hotel to confirm access to its pool. Hours of operation and capacity may differ due to COVID-19 safety measures at each hotel.


The Joule

The pool at The Joule Hotel in Downtown Dallas.
The pool at The Joule Hotel in Downtown Dallas.

You've heard of living on the edge, but how about swimming on the edge? The Joule features a unique, glass pool that hangs over the edge of the hotel, giving you incredible views of Downtown Dallas and The Eye sculpture across the street. The pool is open to hotel guests seven days a week. If you're not a guest of the hotel, you can purchase a day pass! Day pass admission includes complimentary valet and poolside bar service.


Waterproof at The Statler

Bring your friends to the historic Statler Hotel and enjoy Waterproof, the hotel's 19th floor oasis and pool/restaurant combo. The pool bar transforms into a rooftop lounge in the evening, so a change of clothes is required if you're planning on sticking around after dark. While day time access is limited to hotel guests, all are welcome for evening festivities.


Omni Dallas

The Omni Hotel pool
The pool at the Omni Dallas Hotel has great views of Reunion Tower.

Catch some of the best views of the city at the infinity pool at the Omni. Take a dip in the pool or relax in the heated jacuzzi, while enjoying your favorite drink from the outdoor bar. The pool is only open to hotel guests, but Monday-Thursday is the best time to be there, so be sure to extend your staycation or work remotely, poolside!


Fairmont Dallas

Feel like Phelps at the Olympic-sized, rooftop pool at the Fairmont. There's also a kiddie pool, dive-in movie nights and live music on Saturdays. Come for a swim and order a quick bite to eat and a refreshing cocktail to keep you cool in the heat.


Hilton Anatole

For a kid-friendly option, visit JadeWaters at the Hilton Anatole. The sprawling resort features a leisure pool (designated as adults only on the weekends), a kids' splash and play area, a lazy river and two 180-ft. water slides. There's also a 23-seat swim up bar as well as movie screenings and other activities on the lawn. The pool is open until Labor Day weekend, leaving you plenty of time to plan a visit, and is exclusive to hotel guests. Guests may also purchase up to two additional wristbands for $35 each per day.


Ritz-Carlton Dallas

Feel like luxury at the Ritz-Carlton and enjoy its spacious outdoor pool area for a relaxing swim. Grab lunch (open until 2:30 p.m.; reopens for dinner at 6 p.m.) at Fearing's Restaurant to stay fueled and treat yourself to a massage of your choice at the beautiful indoor spa. Be sure to stay late for the only-in-Dallas guacamologist experience that happens every night at 6 p.m. The pool is only open to hotel guests.


Renaissance Dallas

Enjoy a quiet and laid-back feel at the Renaissance pool. Bring your favorite book and enjoy pure serenity while you're there. For lunch, stop in the hotel restaurant, Asador, that cooks up modern American eats with a Latin flair. The pool is only open to hotel guests.


Westin Galleria Dallas

Go for a shopping spree at the Galleria before settling down outside at the hotel pool. Order a drink and some snacks from the poolside service and relax in the cabanas to recover from a long day of retail therapy. The pool is only open to hotel guests.


Canvas Hotel Dallas

Take a dip in one of the coolest rooftop pools in Dallas at the Canvas Hotel. Grab a few drinks at the neighboring bar, along with some light bites, and hang out pool side as you overlook the best view of the city. Although the pool is only open to hotel guests, the bar is always open to the public starting at 4 p.m.


The Adolphus

The iconic Adolphus Hotel is a beauty from the inside out, including its rooftop pool, with private cabanas and a full-service bar.  A carefully curated wine list is also available, along with a generous menu of seasonal dishes. Head to the pool early, as social distancing protocols are in place.


The Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

A serene pool space at The Rosewood Mansion at Turtle Creek.
A serene pool space at The Rosewood Mansion at Turtle Creek.

The Rosewood Mansion at Turtle Creek extends it's signature peach finishings into its wellness offerings, with a resort-style, temperature-controlled pool and sundeck. Expect the hotel's same level of stellar service through the pool area, paired with pool side service, luxurious lounging areas and plenty of sun. The pool is for guests only.


Virgin Hotels Dallas

Don't miss the perfect opportunity for sun-soaked skyline views at Virgin Hotels Dallas' The Pool Club. This incredible fourth-floor deck is a must-visit for these crazy temps. The pool is surrounded by cabanas, chaises and our incredible city. It is one of the swankiest tickets in town.


Relativity Pool & Bar at The Lorenzo

Head to the Cedars District for a day at the pool at The Lorenzo Hotel. The stylish space is great for an afternoon with friends thanks to a lively atmosphere, refreshing cocktails at the pool bar (open weekends only) and plenty of lounge seating. Stay tuned to the hotel's calendar for their weekly Sip-N-Swim events. 


WET at W Dallas – Victory  

Located on the 16th floor of the W Dallas – Victory, the WET deck has been a longtime summertime favorite. Sip on cocktails ordered from the nearby full-service bar or relax in the shade pool side. The pool is only open to hotel guests.


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