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Las Vegas Pools That Non-Guests Can Access – 2022

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.

Pool decks range from relaxing and low-key on one end of the spectrum, to raucous party environments on the other.

Although Las Vegas is home to numerous pools built to impress, there are others that leave guests wanting…more.

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

It depends. Typically, the answer’s no and a room key is needed to gain access to the pool. There are exceptions, however, both for visitors staying off property and locals.

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

NOTE: Las Vegas is fluid and can change quickly. As always, we recommend calling the pool directly to confirm their current policy before making the trip!

Vegas Pools That Are Free for Anyone to Use:

Unfortunately, there aren’t any resorts currently offering free non-guest access to their pool. Topgolf, below, is the only completely free pool in Las Vegas that’s open to all.

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. Just show up, and lounge!

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

Las Vegas Pools Locals Can Use For Free

Palms: After being shuttered for 2 years, Palms has re-opened and is allowing locals into the pool for free Monday through Thursday. Just bring your NV ID.

Locals do need to pay a $15 cover on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

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

Las Vegas Pools Anyone Can Use for a Fee:

Caesars Entertainment 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, Bally’s, Rio, and Flamingo.

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

MGM Resorts Properties: Although no MGM pools offer day passes, the pools are still accessible to those willing to spend up for a cabana or daybed. We’d recommend checking out Mandalay Bay’s beach or MGM Grand’s sprawling pool complex. Both come equipped with a lazy river. Browse cabana rates by resort, here.

Resorts that fall under the MGM umbrella include Mandalay Bay, Luxor, Excalibur, NYNY, Park MGM, Aria, MGM Grand, Bellagio, and Mirage.

Pool Complex at Mandalay Bay from above

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.

Boulevard pool at Cosmopolitan
Photo Courtesy of Cosmopolitan

Plaza: The rooftop pool at Plaza is accessible to anyone that rents a cabana which costs $125 on weekdays and $200 on weekends. $50 of that fee is for the rental, while the remaining balance can be used to purchase food and drink at the pool.

Pool deck at Plaza with hotel tower in the background
Courtesy of the LVCVA

Golden Nugget: The Tank pool deck is again accessible to non-hotel guests for a fee payable at the entrance. Pricing ranges from $35 to $45 depending on the day. Note that the pool is reserved for hotel guests only on Saturdays. If interested, you can call guest services at (702) 500-1606 to obtain pricing for your specific date.

The Tank at Golden Nugget
©sainaniritu/123RF.COM

Circa: Stadium Swim at Circa is accessible to guests not staying at the property for a cover charge that starts at $20, but can be more during peak times. Our suggestion? Place a sports bet prior to hitting the pool, then take the game in on the massive 143-foot amphitheater screen. We think you’ll agree that Circa ranks among the best pools in Vegas.

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 $25 cover charge ($10 for kids under 16). Although located away from the Strip, Sandbar offers amenities like poolside gaming, and multiple pools spread across the complex.

Note that non-guest access to Red Rock’s pool is based on occupancy, which could make weekends a bit more challenging. Daybed or cabana rentals will guarantee entry, however.

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. Guests not staying at the hotel can access the pool for $25 ($10 for kids under 16).

Note that access is based on occupancy, so it may be more challenging to get in on the weekends. A daybed or cabana rental will guarantee you access, however.

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 $10 Monday – Thursday and $20 Friday – Sunday. Kids are always $10.

M Resort Exterior
©jeffreycoleman/123RF.COM

Tropicana: The pool at Tropicana offers non-guest access for $10 on weekdays and $20 on weekends. Locals can access the pool with a Nevada ID for a discounted rate of $5 on weekdays and $10 on weekends.

Tropicana Las Vegas Exterior

Palms: Guests not staying at Palms can still use their pool by paying a cover fee of $15 Monday – Thursday and $20 on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Palms' pool with lilipad daybeds and cabanas in the background
Courtesy of Palms

Rent a Cabana to Gain Pool Access:

Most pools in Las Vegas are open to the public, provided that 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.

Las Vegas Dayclub Pool Experiences:

Sin City is home to numerous dayclubs and pool parties that provide a more upbeat, party atmosphere than a traditional pool. Below, you’ll find some of the more popular pool parties in Las Vegas along with a link to their events calendar so you can easily compare options.

Venetian Tao Beach: A smaller pool/dayclub environment located on the 4th-floor roof of the Venetian. Cover fees typically start at $15 for ladies and $20 for men. After taking last summer off, Tao is fresh off of a renovation project that re-imagined the space.

Aerial photo of the pool at Tao Beach Club
Courtesy of the LVCVA

Encore Beach Club: Featuring artists such as The Chainsmokers, Diplo, and Afrojack, Encore Beach Club tends to be a hot draw. Male general admission tickets typically start at $45 and ladies can expect to pay $25 and up.

Pool surrounded by palm trees at Encore Beach Club
Photo Credit Barbara Kraft – Courtesy of Wynn Resorts

Mirage Bare: The dayclub’s tropical theme is a perfect continuation of the ambiance of the resort as a whole. The club itself is intimate – only 14,000 square feet offering an impressive assortment of specialty drinks.

Bare Pool at Mirage
Bare Pool Lounge – Photo Courtesy of MGM Resorts

Aria Liquid: “Energetic DJ’s” keep the music flowing at Liquid which also features a 30 seat bar/restaurant. Admission typically starts at $10 for women and $20 for men.

Liquid at Aria
Liquid Pool Lounge – Courtesy of MGM Resorts

Cromwell Drai’s: This 35,000 square foot beachclub perched on the roof of Cromwell offers breathtaking views of the Las Vegas Strip. Caesars Entertainment hotel patrons can gain free entry to the beachclub prior to noon and tickets will need to be purchased by non Caesars guests.

Drai's Rooftop pool at Cromwell
Photo Courtesy of Caesars Entertainment
Drai’s Beachclub atop Cromwell – Photo Courtesy Caesars Entertainment

Mandalay Bay Daylight: Featuring a 4,400 square foot pool, Daylight offers a jam packed summer calendar with a cover charge starting at $20 for women and $30 for men.

Pool at Daylight Beach at Mandalay Bay
Daylight Beach – Photo Courtesy of MGM Resorts

Wet Republic at MGM Grand: A sprawling 54,000 square foot complex, Wet Republic showcases some of the hottest DJ talent available.

Pools at Wet Republic
Wet Republic – Courtesy of MGM Resorts

Ayu Dayclub: Found at Resorts World, the newest resort on the Strip, Ayu offers a distinctly Southeast Asian vibe. Boasting resident performers like Zedd, DJ Snake, and Tiesto, Ayu is likely to be a popular destination this summer.

Cabanas, seating and the stage at Ayu Dayclub
Rendering courtesy of Resorts World Las Vegas

Palazzo Aquatic Club: The elegance and quality of Las Vegas Sands sister properties are on display at the Aquatic Club. In addition to signature cocktails, the Aquatic Club also offers “boozy ice pops” and “spiked ice cream bars”.

Marquee Dayclub at Cosmopolitan: A beach club by day and an extension of the nightclub in the evening. Marquee boasts 8 cabanas with their own private infinity plunge pool. Located on the second level of the Chelsea Tower, cover fees start at $30 for men and $20 for women.

Las Vegas Pool season typically starts coming 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.

Enjoy the desert sun and kick back after the past year which has been challenging for all of us.

See Also: Las Vegas hotels offering poolside hotel rooms.

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Danielle Walker

Friday 6th of May 2022

Is this information accurate as of May 2022?

Jake

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.

jackie Franklin

Thursday 10th of June 2021

we need need an update since june restrictions changed. this is great. thanks so much

Jake

Thursday 10th of June 2021

@jackie Franklin, This is up to date as far as we know! Unfortunately, still pretty restrictive.

Saturday 5th of June 2021

Awesome info collection. Thank you!

Saturday 5th of June 2021

Thanks Jake😄

Marg

Saturday 19th of September 2020

Would like to know if M motel allow locals to use pool

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