The pool scene in Las Vegas is among the best in the world, with several resorts featuring features such as waterfalls, wave pools, lazy rivers, actual sand beaches, and unrivaled opulence. Relaxing and low-key settings to boisterous day party settings are available. Despite the fact that Las Vegas has a plethora of top-notch pools, there is a handful of options that leave visitors wanting… more.
It made us wonder if you can use a Las Vegas pool even if you aren’t staying at the hotel. It is debatable. Typically, the response is no, and admission to the pool complex requires a room key. There are, however, exceptions for both tourists and residents staying off-property.
We’ll break down which pools you can use (for free or for a cost) even if you aren’t staying at the hotel in the section below.
UPDATE: Although this site has been updated for the 2021 pool season, due to the ongoing public health emergency and capacity constraints, pool access in Las Vegas is flexible and can change soon. Before making the trip, we usually recommend calling the hotel front desk to confirm their current policies!
Vegas Pools That Non-Guests Can Access For Free:
Topgolf’s Hideaway Pool: It may not be a resort, but Topgolf’s two-level pool is not only beautiful, but it’s also free to anyone over the age of 21 who isn’t planning on golfing.
Unfortunately, due to the ongoing health problem and current capacity constraints, no Las Vegas casinos are now giving free non-guest pool admission.
Other Pools to Watch: Previously, Rio, Flamingo, LINQ, Planet Hollywood, and Harrah’s offered free pool admission to non-guests, but today only hotel guests have access (unless you rent a cabana). We’ll keep an eye on their policy if capacity constraints relax, and we’ll adjust it as needed.
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Vegas Pools That Locals Can Access For Free:
Tropicana: Locals can use Trop’s pool for free Monday through Thursday, but on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, they must pay a $10 cover fee. Upon entering, simply display your Nevada driver’s license.
In addition to the two pools mentioned above, Plaza and Rio have previously allowed citizens to use their pools for free, but are now restricting access to hotel guests. We’ll keep an eye on their policy and make changes as limitations loosen.
Pools that the general public can use for a fee in Las Vegas:
Even if you aren’t staying at the resort, we were able to confirm that hiring a cabana or daybed at your preferred pool complex will insure entrance. Caesars Palace, Paris, Planet Hollywood, Linq, Harrah’s, Cromwell, Bally’s, Rio, and Flamingo are among the Caesars properties. Cabanas and daybeds can be reserved in advance with your preferred hotel online.
Non-guests can visit STRAT’s Elation Pool deck via this Groupon deal, which includes a daybed for two people and two complimentary cocktails for $99.
With a cabana or table reservation, non-resort guests can enjoy Downtown Grand’s rooftop Citrus pool deck.
The Tank pool deck is once again open to non-hotel guests, but only from Monday through Thursday. A fee is charged, which can be paid at the pool’s entrance podium. Reservations are accepted up to 48 hours ahead of time. The price is varied, but it starts at $30, according to our sources. To get pricing for your specific date, call (702) 500-1606.
For a $25 cover charge ($10 for minors), anyone can enter Red Rock’s magnificent Sandbar pool deck. Sandbar, despite its distance from the Strip, offers attractions such as poolside games and various pools distributed around the complex.
Circa: Stadium Swim at Circa is open to customers who are not staying on the hotel for a fee that starts at $20 and can go up during peak seasons. What’s our recommendation? Before hitting the pool, place a sports wager and watch the game on the 143-foot amphitheatre screen. We think you’ll agree that Circa is one of Vegas’ best pools.
Green Valley Ranch: Like Red Rock, Green Valley Ranch has a lovely pool complex with a true sand beach away from the Strip. Non-hotel guests can use the pool by reserving a cabana, which starts at $150 Monday through Thursday and goes up to $225 on weekends.
Non-hotel guests can use M Resort’s pool for $10 Monday through Thursday, $20 Friday through Sunday, and $25 on holiday weekends. The price for children is always $5.
Additional Pools to Watch: In addition to the ones listed above, the Mandalay Bay and MGM Grand pools are usually open to non-hotel visitors for a fee, but are currently only open to hotel guests. This could alter as capacity constraints loosen. We’ll be sure to update this site if anything changes, but checking with these properties to see what their entry regulations are would be a good idea.
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Rent a Cabana to Get Access to the Pool:
Renting a cabana is another option for getting access to another hotel’s pool. Typically, cabanas require a minimum food and beverage spend or an upfront fixed fee; however, paying more for a cabana will often grant you access. When booking online, always read the fine print and/or call the resort immediately to confirm their non-guest policy. Here’s more on the ins and outs of pool cabanas in Las Vegas.
Dayclub Pool Experiences in Las Vegas:
Dayclubs and pool parties abound in Sin City, providing a more cheerful, party vibe than a regular pool. Below are some of the most popular pool parties in Las Vegas, along with a link to their events calendar so you can compare your selections.
Venetian Tao Beach is a smaller pool/day club located on the Venetian’s 4th-floor roof. Cover charges for women start at $15 and for men at $20.
Encore Beach Club: With acts like The Chainsmokers, Diplo, and Afrojack, Encore Beach Club is always a crowd favorite. General admission tickets for men normally start at $45 and go up to $25 for women.
Palazzo Aquatic Club: The Aquatic Club exemplifies the elegance and sophistication of Las Vegas Sands’ sister hotels. The Aquatic Club also provides “boozy ice pops” and “spiked ice cream bars” in addition to distinctive cocktails.
Mirage Bare: The dayclub’s tropical atmosphere is a fantastic complement to the resort’s overall ambiance. The club is small – barely 14,000 square feet – but it has a large selection of speciality cocktails.
Aria Liquid: At Liquid, which also has a 30-seat bar/restaurant, “energetic DJs” keep the music flowing. Women’s tickets start at $10 while men’s tickets start at $20.
Drai’s of Cromwell: This 35,000-square-foot beach club on Cromwell’s roof offers stunning views of the Las Vegas Strip. Non-Caesars Entertainment hotel guests can enter the beachclub for free before noon, but tickets must be purchased by non-Caesars Entertainment hotel visitors.
Mandalay Bay Daylight: With a 4,400-square-foot pool and a cover price of $20 for ladies and $30 for men, Daylight offers a jam-packed summer calendar.
The Cosmopolitan’s Marquee Dayclub is a beach club by day and a nightclub expansion by night. Marquee has eight cabanas, each with its own own infinity pool. Cover prices start at $30 for males and $20 for women and are located on the second level of the Chelsea Tower.
Wet Republic at MGM Grand: Wet Republic is a 54,000-square-foot complex that features some of the hottest DJ talent around.
The pool season in Las Vegas usually begins in early March, and it’s made even better by the fact that there are stunning pool complexes that are open to non-guests or Nevada residents for free or for a modest cost. Enjoy the desert heat and relax after a year that has been difficult for all of us.