Let’s set the scene: It’s the summertime and the weather is scorching hot. There’s towering palm trees and a view overlooking the skyline while you’re sunbathing in a refreshing pool just a walk away from the beach — or sky high on a hotel rooftop.
A day dedicated to pampering yourself at a hotel pool is calling your name and you don’t even have to be a guest to get all the perks! From a chic rooftop and gorgeous Art Deco decor to a pool overlooking the ocean and even a water park, here are 14 pools around the city with day passes that you should check out.
1. The Shelborne South Beach, Miami Beach
Dip your toes into the oceanfront pool at this stunning Art Deco gem located just a mile down the road from Lummus Park. Around the pool is an original 1950s diving board, tricked out chaise lounges, floating chairs, cabanas, and delicious cuisine from the Oasis Grill to go to in between dips. Looking for some adventure? Walk down to the Shelborne’s Oasis Beach Club to splash into some jet skiing, paddle boarding, and scuba diving.
Pool passes start at $50. Find The Shelborne South Beach at 1801 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL
2. The Confidante, Miami Beach
This retro glam hotel situated on Collins Avenue features two rectangular pools lined with colorful-striped lounge chairs and giant umbrellas to unwind and bask in the sunshine! Sure, you are a few steps away from the beach but you are even closer to the hotel’s stylish “The Backyard” lounge area which offers poolside bites and craft cocktails. If you’re looking for ultimate luxury and comfort, there are blissful cabanas and built-in bungalows available to book.
Pool passes start at $25. Find The Confidante Miami Beach at 4041 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL
3. Kimpton EPIC Hotel, Downtown Miami
As far as hotels with rooftop pools go, the Kimpton EPIC’s 16th-floor terrace is a wondrous open-air oasis. You can dip your toes in not one, but two shimmering pools while sipping on your favorite cocktail from their very own Area 31 sustainable seafood restaurant and glorious Brickell high rises surround you. There are daybeds for lounging and private cabanas for romantic dinners.
Pool passes start at $40. Find the Kimpton EPIC Hotel at 270 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, FL
4. Strawberry Moon, Miami Beach
As part of the Goodtime Hotel, this lavishly decorated Art Deco pink swim club with tropical details features twin pools lined with comfy chaise lounges and private striped cabanas that will make you feel like it’s right out of a Barbie daydream. Expect no less from Pharrell Williams and David Grutman, however, if you’re looking for a party. Weekends are next level with popular DJs, bottle service, and a lineup of events that are constantly coming and going. Two poolside open air bars offers deliciously refreshing cocktails and an all-day menu of Mediterranean cuisine for you to tempt your taste buds.
Pool passes start at $50. Find The Goodtime Hotel at 601 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL
5. SLS, Brickell
Spend the day at the Altitude Deck at the SLS Brickell, where the name alone tells you everything you can expect from this irresistible retreat. Perched high on the rooftop of the hotel, you’ll find two sparkling pools and chaise lounges aplenty while taking in the stunning views of Downtown Miami and the bay. Throughout their luxuriously landscaped terrace, you’ll find open-air cabanas and alfresco dining offered all day long and late into the night.
Pool passes start at $50. Find SLS Brickell at 1300 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL
6. The National Hotel, Miami Beach
At a shocking 205 feet, this one-of-a-kind infinity-edge pool is the city’s longest (and at one point, it was the longest in the entire state of Florida). Nestled among native palm trees and tropical foliage are blissful cabanas, chaises, and massage services with poolside bites and signature drinks prepared and served from their lavish Aqua Club.
Pool passes start at $45. Find the National Hotel Miami Beach at 1677 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL
7. Moxy South Beach, Miami Beach
Head to the Moxy’s second floor terrace and dive into the main 72-foot pool where you can wave to those in the lobby below you through the window at the bottom of the pool! Then relax and sit in a shaded daybed while enjoying poolside services from Serena, a lushly planted open-air Mexican restaurant overlooking South Beach. If you’re looking for a shallower lounging pool, walk over to their eighth-floor rooftop and enjoy a 360 degree panoramic view of the city.
Pool passes start at $39. Find Moxy Miami South Beach at 915 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL
8. Novotel Miami, Brickell
Soak up the sun and unparalleled views of the Brickell skyline when you choose to spend your day lounging at this pretty-in-pink oasis’ rooftop pool, set on the 12th floor. When hunger hits, you can head to the Vista Rooftop Bar, which is also home to the hotel’s weekly Sunset Sessions for a pool party complete with DJs, for poolside refreshments.
Pool passes start at $50. Find Novotel Miami Brickell at 1500 SW 1st Ave, Miami, FL
9. JW Marriot Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa, Aventura
Although this is home to Tidal Cove, a thrilling water park, you can have the best of both worlds. Sure, you can get your adrenaline rushing on a vertical drop free-fall or ride powerful waves on their FlowRider surf simulator, but you can also rest in a shady cabana, meander along a lazy river, or just chill in one of their two pools. Their lagoon-style Laguna Pool is perfect for families, sun seekers, and active swimmers, while their hidden tropical Oasis Pool features preferred seating like cabanas.
Pool passes start at $65. Find JW Marriot Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa at 19999 West Country Club Drive, Aventura, FL
10. The Ritz-Carlton, Bal Harbour
For a tranquil, serene getaway, look no further than this glistening European-edged swimming pool at the swanky Ritz-Carlton. While you rest the day away, poolside dining and spirited drinks from their Water’s Edge restaurant are plentiful while premium plush pool chairs, daybeds, and cabanas with sweeping views are hallmarks at the hotel.
Pool passes start at $75. Find The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour at 10295 Collins Ave, Bal Harbour, FL
11. The Savoy Hotel & Beach Club, Miami Beach
Get into a tropical state of mind and check out this oceanfront paradise with two vibrant pools outfitted in cabana chairs and a massive floor mural of flora and fauna by artist Michael Lin. Snack on plates of grilled fish and fresh fruits, and sip on handcrafted cocktails and smoothies while you admire the unobstructed view of the Atlantic Ocean. It’s the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Pool passes start at $50. Find The Savoy Hotel & Beach Club at 425 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL
12. Selina Gold Dust, MiMo District
Once a 1950s motor inn in Miami’s Upper East Side, this 58-room hotel is currently adorned with stylish vintage pieces and features a fresh cabana swim club by day, throwback-themed hangout by night. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped in a hidden treasure before even stepping into the outdoor pool. Sip on some some fresh-pressed juice, enjoy bistro bites from Cafe Kush, and lay down on one of the many yellow lounge chairs to soak up the South Florida sun!
Pool passes start at $20. Find Selina Miami Gold Dust at 7700 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL
13. The Standard, Miami Beach
Set amidst peaceful tropical gardens, this hotel is less of a hotel and more of a spa with guest rooms. And to top it all off, its pools are nothing short of standard. There’s a scenic infinity pool overlooking the Bay, a Roman waterfall hot tub, and an arctic plunge pool which is designed to be on the chillier side to relieve muscle contraction and detox your body. Looking for a lunch in the breeze? Their Lido Restaurant & Bayside Grill offers the perfect Mediterranean-inspired menu that pairs well with the warm weather.
Pool passes start at $75. Find The Standard Spa at 40 Island Ave, Miami Beach, FL
Mondrian South Beach, Miami Beach
With sweeping views of the city’s skyline, the Mondrian’s tropical pool is in the heart of their Baia Beach Club which is the ideal spot for a weekend brunch. Surrounded by Mediterranean-inspired loungers, cozy daybeds, and large umbrellas, you can enjoy pool bites like tacos or sliders in the sun or shade while feel-good music plays in the background.
Pool passes start at $50. Find the Mondrian South Beach at 1100 West Ave, Miami Beach, FL