How To Sneak Into a Hotel Pool Without Paying?

How To Sneak Into a Hotel Pool Without Paying?

Summer is coming up. We both know that pretty soon, it’s going to start scorching out there. You don’t have a pool, and you surely don’t want to go to the public pool. So, what do you do? If only there was a way for you to quench this up-and-coming summer heat. 

We think it’s best that you start planning now, take a look at what is in store for you today. We pulled out all the stops.

  • Hotels That Offer Swimming Pool Day Passes.
  • Hotels With The Best Swimming Pools.
  • How To Sneak Into a Hotel Without Paying?
  • What Happens If You Get Caught?

Hotels That Offer Swimming Pool Day Passes.

Before you start hitting up friends and making plans, you should probably do some research first and make sure the Hotel you’re trying to sneak into has a pool! You can use ResortPass, Dayaxe, and Daycation to check for day passes. We made a shortlist for you already, maybe one of these is your vibe.

  • Hilton Cabana Miami Beach.

If you feel like going down to the East Coast, there are some amazing hotels and sites. Day passes at the Hilton start from $55 and a spot at the Cabana with beach access can set you back $150 for the day. 

  • The Confidante Miami Beach.

A little pricey, yes. But, worth it? Yes! Imagine lying down in the sun. Staff carrying your cocktails around, bringing drinks and towels your way. If you don’t mind paying for such a luxury service, then this hotel is for you. With day passes starting at $35, the cabana starts at $250 and if you would like to join an event, you can expect to cough up about $200.

  • The St. Regis Hotels and Resorts.

If you have ever wanted to be wined and dined like a royal, St. Regis is the place to go. Everything comes with a price though, and sneaking into one of these fancy little numbers is most likely not going to happen. You can look at up to $170 for a day pass, including a room and access to the beach club. Or you can opt for the $30ish option and strictly use the beach club.

Hotels With The Best Swimming Pools.

Hotels With The Best Swimming Pools.

Depending on where you are looking to go, Miami, L.A., or Hawaii. Finding the perfect pool is essential for reading a book, meeting new people, or just simply having some fun. We did some digging and found the hotels with the best pools for you to enjoy.

  • Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort.

Boasting more than 5 pools and one of the few slides in Waikiki, the Hilton Waikiki Beach Resort is Definitely a Number 1 destination. They allow no pool toys or floaties, so don’t even think of bringing any with you. The Super Pool offers 10,000 square feet (0.09 ha) of beachfront relaxation.  On the fourth floor of the Kalia Tower, there is an adults-only 18+ pool, where you could surely get your drink on!

  • The Luxor, Las Vegas.

Maybe you have a bachelorette, holiday, or a work function, the point is, you’re in Vegas! The pool at the Luxor closes for winter and reopens in the Spring. The pool gets quite busy and due to the COVID-19 restrictions, there might be a waitlist. If you are a guest at the Luxor you may also utilize the pool at Mandalay Bay. Room keys are required to be presented upon entry.

  • The Caribe Royale, Orlando.

The Caribe Royale is a luxury, pet-friendly resort, where you, your family, friends, and your pet may spend your holiday. Offering an outside pool with a 75-foot Waterslide. They offer one kid’s pool and two hot tubs. The pool scene doesn’t sound too great but the rest of the resort has so much to offer. From a track, a spa, an Arcade, and 5 restaurants and bars.

How To Sneak Into a Hotel Pool Without Paying?

Sneaking into any place requires some guts, determination, and confidence. You are going to have to be smart, think quickly on your feet, and have some contingencies up your sleeve. People are easy to read and distract, and luckily for you, there are hundreds of books and guides on how to read people. With some luck, tricks, and knowledge you might just have a wonderful holiday.


First, you need to get your mindset straight. If you are an overthinker, chances are your palms are already sweating just by reading this. Technically, it’s not like you are stealing anything, you are just borrowing their amenities for the day. Your intentions aren’t ill-willed, and you just want to have a good time, on a budget. Nothing wrong with that.


Have your entry and escape plan at the ready. To enter, you are most likely going to need your room key card. See if you can find a way to either avoid the main door and enter through a secret way, or think of some lame idea as to why you don’t have your keycard. 

Your escape should be easier though, staff tend not to ask many questions, aside from wanting to assist you. So let them, ask them where is the bathroom, or if they have showers. Distract any suspicious staff by ordering a drink at the bar, or asking for a towel. 


This you need to make sure is foolproof. Let’s say you do get caught. What are you going to say? How are you going to react? It’s okay. Stay calm, you’ve got this. Hotel staff usually are overworked and most likely feel like they are being underpaid. They work 16 hours a day at times and are not in the mood for missions.

  • Think of a believable explanation as to why you don’t have your key card.
  • Pretend like you were just leaving.
  • Tell them you forgot you thought it was free. Sometimes playing dumb is the best contingency plan.

Look the Part.

If you look and play the part, no one will ever suspect that you might not be a guest. There is an art to acting, you have to be convinced, yourself, that you are who you are pretending to be. If you are walking around, sweating nervously, and looking around all the time, you are 100% drawing attention to yourself.

Make a Friend.

Typically, there will be a spot where people hang out before they go into the pool. Sometimes honesty is the best policy. People are way less mean than we make them out to be, walk up to a group of people, introduce yourself and just chat for a bit. If they decide to go to the pool, you can just tell the pool guy, you’re with them. Or you could ask your new friends to cover for you.

What Happens If You Get Caught.

What Happens If You Get Caught.

Some hotels might not take it so seriously. But then you get that one or two that will slap you with their ‘right of admission reserved’ policy. Technically, it is illegal to ‘sneak’ into any place that has the right of admissions reserved. 

  • You could get charged with trespassing. Usually, the hotel will have escorted from the premises. If you caused a scene or broke some things though, they might call the police and have you arrested for trespassing.
  • You could get charged with the Theft of Services. If you were silly enough to order drinks and not pay for them, or you do get caught and the manager is having a bad day, the hotel could get you arrested and charged for theft of services.
  • You could face jail time. If this isn’t your first run-in with the police, you could find yourself with more criminal charges and jail time. Unfortunately, these charges will stick to your record for the rest of your life. So maybe just pay the $30 day-pass fee.