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Las Vegas Pools That Non-Guests Can Access – Updated For 2024

The pool scene in Las Vegas is among the most awe-inspiring in the world, with many complexes boasting amenities like waterfalls, wave pools, lazy rivers, real sand beaches, and unmatched luxury.

While Vegas is home to numerous pools built to impress, others leave guests wanting… more.

It got me thinking – Are you able to use a resort’s pool even if you aren’t staying at the resort?

It depends.

Below, I’ll break down which pools you can access (for free or for a fee) even if you aren’t staying at the property.

Pool policies are fluid and can changeI recommend calling the pool to confirm their current policy before making the trip!

Pools Anyone Can Use – For Free:

Topgolf’s Hideaway Pool: It may not be a resort, but Topgolf’s 2-level pool is open to the public, provided you’re over the age of 21. Note that no purchase is necessary.

Pool at Topgolf
Topgolf’s 2-level Hideaway Pool.

Sahara: The Azilo Ultra Pool is best described as a “miniature Stadium Swim” and offers free entry daily to anyone over the age of 21. A cover charge is required for certain events/holidays – Ensure you check their calendar!

The Moroccan-themed space has a 240-foot TV screen and is more of a party destination, often featuring live DJs.

White cabanas with red seating surround the blue water of Azilo Pool. Above the cabanas is a long TV screen.
Credit – Sahara Las Vegas

Palms: Palms’ gorgeous 2-level pool is open to the public, 7 days a week.

Pool with partially submerged daybeds and cabanas surrounding it
East Side Pool – Courtesy of Palms

Pools That Are Free for Locals

Horseshoe: Not only is Horseshoe’s pool one of the only deep options in Vegas (reaching depths of 12 feet), but they’re also one of the only options on the Strip that allow free entry to locals.

Blupool on a sunny day with Horseshoe's hotel tower in the background.
Horseshoe’s BluPool – Courtesy of Caesars Entertainment

Pools Anyone Can Use – For a Fee:

Mandalay Bay: Access to Mandalay Bay’s Beach pool complex can be purchased for $25 on their website. The pool ranks among the best in town with a real sand beach, a wave pool, and a lazy river.

Mandalay Bay Pool
Photo Courtesy of MGM Resorts

MGM Grand: MGM Grand also allows non-guest pool access for $25. The 6.5-acre complex includes 4 pools, 3 hot tubs, a lazy river, and even waterfalls.

MGM Grand's pool complex from above
Photo Courtesy of MGM Resorts

MGM Resorts Properties: Aside from MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay, no other MGM Resorts pool offers inexpensive day passes, however, they’re still accessible to those willing to spend up for a cabana or daybed.

Browse cabana rates by resort, here.

MGM properties that fall under this policy include Luxor, Excalibur, NYNY, Park MGM, Aria, and Bellagio.

Main pool at Bellagio with hotel tower in the background
The pool at Bellagio – Courtesy of MGM Resorts

Caesars Properties: Renting a cabana or daybed at your desired pool will guarantee you the ability to enter, even if you aren’t staying at the resort.

Cabanas and daybeds can be booked in advance online with your desired property.

Resorts under the Caesars umbrella include Caesars Palace, Paris, Planet Hollywood, Linq, Harrah’s, Cromwell, Horseshoe, and Flamingo.

Caesars Palace Las Vegas Garden of the Gods Pool Complex
Courtesy of Caesars Entertainment

Virgin: The off-Strip hotel is offering pool day passes for $25, which can be purchased at the pool entrance.

The Mirage: Now owned by Hard Rock International, The Mirage allows anyone who rents a cabana or daybed to access their pool on weekdays only.

Unfortunately, pool access is restricted to resort guests on weekends.

Mirage's Pool with the hotel tower in the background
Courtesy of MGM Resorts

STRAT: The new “Swim & Social” pool is open on STRAT’s 8th-floor rooftop, and non-hotel guests can get in for $15 (kids are $10 and infants are free).

Downtown Grand: Non-resort guests can access Downtown Grand’s rooftop Citrus pool deck with a cabana or table reservation.

Citrus Pool Deck
DTG – A laid-back, uncrowded pool scene.

Cosmopolitan: A cabana or daybed purchase will unlock access to both the Boulevard and Chelsea pools at Cosmopolitan. The fee you pay up-front is a food & beverage minimum that can then be spent at the pool.

Cosmopolitan's Boulevard Pool with no people in it, surrounded by purple loungers and daybeds.
Courtesy of MGM Resorts

Golden Nugget: The Tank pool deck is again accessible to non-hotel guests for a fee payable at the entrance that varies by day ($20-$40 range).

The Tank at Golden Nugget

Circa: Easily qualifying as one of the best pools in Vegas, Stadium Swim is open to the public, provided you pay a cover charge that starts at $20 (but can be more depending on the day).

Circa Las Vegas Stadium Swim
Last angle of Circa’s Stadium Swim.. I promise.

Red Rock Resort: Anyone can access Red Rock’s stunning Sandbar pool deck for a variable cover charge of $25 ($10 for kids).

Although located away from the Strip, Sandbar offers amenities like poolside gaming, and multiple pools spread across the complex.

The pool at Red Rock photographed from above
Photo Courtesy of Station Casinos

Green Valley Ranch: Like Red Rock, Green Valley Ranch offers a beautiful pool complex away from the Strip complete with a real sand beach for a cover of:

  • $20 Monday – Friday ($10 for kids)
  • $30 Saturday – Sunday ($15 for kids)
  • $50 on holidays ($30 for kids)
Pool complex at Green Valley Ranch
Courtesy of Station Casinos

M Resort: Non-hotel guests can access M Resort’s pool for a cover charge of:

  • $15 Monday – Thursday
  • $25 Friday – Sunday
  • $10 for kids daily
M Resort Exterior

General Pool Entry Tips

Rent a Cabana or Daybed

Non-guests can get into almost any pool in town provided you’re willing to pay up to rent a cabana or daybed.

While cabanas require a food and beverage minimum spend or a flat fee to be paid upfront, ponying up for one will often gain you access to your desired pool.

As always, read the fine print when booking online and/or call the property directly to confirm their non-guest policy.

More on the ins and outs of Las Vegas pool cabanas here.

Pool Cabana at Downtown Grand
Our Cabana at Downtown Grand’s Citrus Pool Deck – Basic, yet effective.

Gamble Poolside to Gain Access

There are pools both on the Strip and Downtown that offer poolside gaming – As long as you indicate that you’re there to play, the staff must let you in.

I recently showed up at Golden Nugget’s Tank, was asked for a room key, let them know I was going to be playing the tables, and in I went. Easy peasy.

Now, I’d recommend *actually* heading to the tables to play for a bit before disappearing into the pool scene, but I doubt they’ll be keeping tabs on you for long.

Pool season in Las Vegas comes to life in early March and is made better by the fact that there are breathtaking pool complexes that allow for non-guest access or Nevada locals access for free or for a small fee.

See Also: Las Vegas hotels offering poolside hotel rooms, and Vegas suites with a private pool.

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Amber Word

Sunday 6th of August 2023

Hey Jake, At ‘Aria Lounge’, you wrote that the entry for women is $120, and $30 for men. I’m assuming this is an error so I wanted to let you know. :) (If it’s not an error, WHAT THE HECK DOES ARIA HAVE AGAINST WOMEN?! Lol)

Thank you for taking the time to make this list. It’s very helpful!

Jake Hoffman

Tuesday 8th of August 2023

Great Catch, Amber! Usually it's the other way around :)


Saturday 5th of August 2023

Aug 5th 2023: Golden nugget is $50 per non guests on Saturdays. Not worth it.

Jake Hoffman

Tuesday 8th of August 2023

It is if you're staying at a resort without a pool :)


Sunday 9th of April 2023

Yay summer fun!

Danielle Walker

Friday 6th of May 2022

Is this information accurate as of May 2022?


Wednesday 11th of May 2022

@Danielle Walker, I believe so! As always, I recommend double checking to be sure.

Michael Anthony Atkins

Friday 18th of June 2021

Are there any indoor pools accessible to the public? I'm staying at Luxor this weekend and its going to be 120 degrees.

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