The Setai


Looking to pamper yourself with a day at a luxury Miami pools or beach without the hassles?  Relax at one of the top Miami pools and beach clubs for the day and enjoy perks besides. We’ve rounded up luxurious hotels with great pools offering Miami pool day passes and beach passes for non-guests. And, if you want to take things up a notch or two or three, some offer a combo with spa, cabana rental, and even guest room rental for the day. Here’s what you need to know about hotel pool day passes in Miami. Better yet, how about a Staycation to really pamper yourself? Check out a link to my experience at the Acqualina Resort in Sunny Isles.

Important Note Nov.’20: Given the limitations of number of guests because of COVID-19, it’s important to book the day pass in advance and preferably, early, as they can get booked up. Some of the hotel day passes can be booked on Resort Pass, indicated with an asterisk. Note, though, as the spots fill up rates can go up. You can also book with a call to the hotel. A number of high profile hotels are presently closed or not selling day passes ( Four Seasons Brickell, Delano, Mondrian, etc) so check back for more additions. All of the information was checked this month.

SLS South Beach* 


Designed in playful fashion, in other times,  the Hyde Beach pool at the SLS Hotel was known for its pool parties. Trying the day pass here was my first experience during COVID-19. For what it was like, click here. At SLS South Beach, locals can select from a variety of daycation packages for a mini staycation. Ranging from $50 to $475 (for up to 6 people), the day passes include reserved beach and pool chairs, complimentary bottles of prosecco, beachside daybed or poolside cabana, signature SLS guest room for day use, and an evening dinner at Katsuya or The Bazaar with a $100 F&B credit.  1701 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, (305) 674-1701

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SLS South Beach

The Sagamore Hotel South Beach*


The  oceanfront Sagamore, well known for its rotating art collection, also has a very good day pass offering. It includes use of their outdoor heated swimming pool with lounge chair and food and drink service from the pool bar, beach access with beach lounge chair, use of the fitness center and valet parking of $20 for up to four hours. Want to upgrade? Grab a cabana with passes for up to four people and all of the amenities of the day pass. Adult day pass starts at $40; child at $20. Cabana is $150 Monday through Thursday and $225 on weekends for up to four people. There’s also an option for the day use of a suite and cabana. 1671 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach. T. 305-535-8088.



The Sagamore South Beach

 The Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel*


On the strip with luxe hotels on Collins Avenue, the Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel  is all about the upgrades and the amenities. The basic day pass includes use of the pool, poolside food and drink service and beach access, use of the fitness center, 15% discount on spa services and daily activities. This is priced starting at $40 for adults and from $20 for children. The first upgrades are sun lounges or daybed at the pool deck (for two).Where it gets especially interesting are the three different cabana offerings which start at $100 . They all include day passes along with different food and beverage amenities and beach access (chairs and umbrellas available for rent) for up to 6 people depending on the cabana. They each require a minimum spend on food and beverage which varies by the time of week. 1717 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach T. 305-532-7715.

The Kimpton Surfcomber

St.Regis Bal Harbour Resort


The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort, Miami Beach is all about glamour and looking rich. Enjoy two infinity pools and the pristine 1,000-foot white sand beach.There are day villas starting at $550 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, $100 food and beverage credit.  9703 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, T. (305)993-3300

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St Regis Bal Harbour Resort day villa

The Setai Hotel


One of the loveliest of Miami pools is at The Setai whose answer to day passes are a spa or beach day.  Enjoy The Spa Day + Apres Plage when you book a 60+ minute massage or facial service from the Valmont menu (starting at $195) receive a complimentary $50 gift card to be applied towards Food & Beverage Services, as well as access to the full-service pool and beach amenities, and complimentary valet parking. Prices listed are per person. A 20% service charge is applied to all spa services. The packages are available through December 20, 2020 . 2001 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach T(844-662-8387).

Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach*


The largest number of pool and beach options is offered by the COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach which includes a pool pass, beach pass, wellness pass, main pool day bed, rooftop pool day bed, and DAy with COMO. The pool day pass is $50 for adults and $30 for children , which includes access to the outdoor heated pool and beach, beach chairs and umbrellas subject to availability, discount valet parking ($15) and a food and beverage credit for the cost of your day pass. The beach pass offers beach chair and umbrella, a food and beverage credit for the value of your day pass, and $15 valet parking. the beach pass is $40 for adults and $40 for a child. Upgrades are offered with a main pool day bed and rooftop pool daybed . Want to spend the day with the use of a guest room? They have that covered too. 2445 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33140, (305) 695-3600


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Metropolitan by COMO


The Biltmore Hotel*


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,  considered another one of the best hotel pools in Miami, 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. A deluxe cabana  is from $179  (each additional person is $20 for up to 4). A Cabana Suite  with flatscreen TV, four chaise lounges, love seat, table, dining table and pool bed for two is priced from $219 for two people, with additional people at $20 and up to eight .  1200 Anastasia Ave, Coral Gables T. (855) 311-6903

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The Biltmore Hotel

SLS Brickell*

At SLS Brickell, locals can select from a variety of daycation packages that include shaded cabanas with sofa seating, TV, ceiling fan and more; F&B credit, sangria pitchers and complimentary snacks such as cheese and fruit platters, chips and salsa, ice cream sandwiches; SLS-branded hats; and more. Prices range from $40 to 450 (for up to 6 people). More information can be found here.

SLS Brickell

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    1. Thanks so much Cindy. I doublechecked and you’re absolutely right. And while I was checking, I checked them all so the post is updated. Also added a new one, the St. Regis Bal Harbour.

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