Editor’s Note: Updated August 21, 2017
Looking to enjoy a lazy day without the hassles of going to the beach? Relax at one of the top Miami pools for the day and enjoy some perks besides. We’ve rounded up luxurious Miami hotels with great pools offering day passes for non-guests – from lively party spots to serene retreats. And for our readers in Fort Lauderdale, click here for a hotel we found that offers day passes.
Grab a day pass to the pool at the Four Seasons Hotel Miami for $25 Monday through Thursday and $50 per person Friday through Sunday. The pass provides access to the hotel’s tree-lined two-acre pool terrace featuring chaise lounges and pool attendants offering up complimentary Evian spritzes, ice water, chilled towels and frozen fruit. In addition to the large main pool, day pass holders may enjoy the shallow Palm Grove pool, which is nice for lounging on a chair partially submerged in the waters or lying on a hammock. Good shaded areas too for those who can’t take too much sun.
1435 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131, (305) 358-3535
Designed in playful fashion, the Hyde Beach pool at the SLS Hotel is open to the public at any time. Lounge chairs are located around the pool that non-guests are free to use if available. The hotel is also known for their pool parties, which would require getting there early or preparing to purchase a table. For information on upcoming parties, check their online events calendar.
1701 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, (305) 674-1701
St.Regis Bal Harbour Resort
The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort, Miami Beach, is all about glamour and looking rich. So be prepared to wear your finer beach attire for enjoying this day pass. Enjoy two infinity pools and the pristine 1,000-foot white sand beach, steam room, Finnish sauna, and private relaxation lounges. The day pass also includes one sun chair and an umbrella at the beach, valet parking, and a 15% discount on spa treatments. Still feeling flush after the $90 day pass fee, order lunch or a drink through the pool and beach on call attendant service. And if you really want to splurge, there are day villas starting at $390 which include day passes for up to four people, private indoor air conditioned space with one oversize day bed, restroom and shower, private terrace and ocean view. Plus, four sun chairs at the beach and personal butler service. Note that the day passes are only available to adults 21+.
9703 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, (305)993-3300
Tucked in South Beach’s quieter west side with stunning views of Biscayne Bay, the sleek pool at the Mondrian South Beach can be used by locals with a minimum food and beverage spend. The minimum spend on weekdays is $50/person and on weekends a Day Bed is $500 and Cabana is $800. Therefore, it is recommended to get there early to have a better chance at obtaining access. With the food and beverage spend, enjoy specialty cocktails from the poolside Sunset Lounge such as the “Cucumber Cooler,” featuring Bombay Sapphire, muddled cucumber, St-Germain elderflower liqueur, fresh lime juice and a splash of ginger beer.
1100 West Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, (305) 514-1500
The National Hotel Miami offers a day pass to its pool complex for $45 per person which includes a glass of prosecco, chair and towels. The pool complex features two pools including the iconic 203 feet long infinity swimming pool, which was at one time, the longest pool in Florida. Surrounded by palm trees and greenery, the one-of-a-kind infinity pool features chaises, seating areas and poolside bites and drinks available for purchase from the Aqua Club Bar and Grill. The pool complex also includes a second pool, heated and set near the hotel’s own private sandy area.
1677 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, (305) 532-2311
Showcasing a whimsical “Alice in Wonderland” inspired theme, the Delano Beach Club’s large infinity pool is an attraction in itself with underwater speakers and separate areas devoted to floating and meditating. Non-guests can access the pool by reserving a cabana. Call for rates. As another option, each year, the Sunday after Memorial Day signifies the return of their seasonal Sunday pool party, called Privileged Sundays, which non-guests can also go to. There’s a live DJ keeping the music going all afternoon, as well tasty food and cocktails available for purchase. Call to reserve.
1685 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, (305) 672-2000
For a peaceful retreat, the rooftop hydrotherapy pool at the Metropolitan by COMO is the perfect spot. The hotel offers a day pass for non-guests for $65 per adult and $35 for children under 12, which includes access to the pool and beach, fitness center, a pool chair, a beach chair and 15% off food, beverage and spa services. The Metropolitan puts careful emphasis on wellbeing and relaxation — a central tenet of all COMO Hotels and Resorts’ properties. With the day pass, valet parking is reduced to $20.
2445 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140, (305) 695-3600
The Raleigh Hotel (note: the pool is currently closed for renovation and expected to reopen in 2 to 3 weeks)
A Miami classic, the art deco style pool at The Raleigh hotel is available to non-guests with a day pass for $30 per person Monday-Thursday and $60 per person Friday-Sunday. The deal includes pool access, a chair and towels. Visitors may recognize the pool from everything from movie star Esther Williams’ swimming routines to Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. Parking is extra and a $15 flat fee. Must call in advance to see if it’s available.
1775 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, (305) 534-6300
At the historic Biltmore Hotel in Miami, the only way you can get into the pool if you’re not a hotel guest is by being a member or booking a poolside cabana. Nestled alongside the world-famous Biltmore pool, each private cabana is elegantly furnished with teak wood chaises and love seats, banana leaf ceiling fans, lounge chairs for sunbathing, outdoor rain showers and a flatscreen TV. For a unique private dining experience, non-guests may also have the resort’s Executive Chef personalize and prepare a custom four-course cabana dinner. The dinners start at $200 per person and must be reserved 72 hours in advance. The cabanas can accommodate up to eight guests. For additional information on the cabana dining experience, click here. For additional information on the regular cabana rentals, click here.
1200 Anastasia Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134, (855) 311-6903