Day passes are the indulgent answer to those who want a quick escape, not an overnight escape. Midwest hotels and resorts offer day passes to their spas and pools! Here’s a round up of some great options in Missouri, Illinois, and Michigan.
UPDATE: This post was published in January and was updated in May 2022 with the switch to annual memberships for the Kimpton Cottonwood Hotel Pool Club.
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How to get hotel day pool passes
Most hotels and resorts I come across opt to offer their pool and spa day passes through ResortPass. The site makes it pretty easy to see what’s included with the pass as well as availability on the day you’d like to go.
Of course, there are some that sell through their own spa, like The Elms in Excelsior Springs, Mo. For these types of places, you’ll need to call the hotel to reserve a pass.
Cost: Individual pool pass starts at $49; family pool pass starts at $149; Individual pool and spa pass starts at $69; couple’s pool and spa pass start at $179
Individual Pool Pass includes 2-hour pool reservation, towel service, complimentary bottled water
Family Pool Pass includes 4-hour pool reservation for four people, towel service, complimentary bottled water
Individual Pool and Spa Pass includes 2-hour pool reservation, 1-hour reservation in private spa relaxation lounge with large soft seating, access to the men's and women's locker room and fitness center, 10% discount on spa services, and complimentary glass of champagne upon arrival
Couple’s Pool and Spa Pass includes 1-hour reservation for 2 people in private spa relaxation lounge with large soft seating, 2-hour pool reservation for 2 people, access to the men's and women's locker room and fitness center, 10% discount on spa services, complimentary bottle of Prosecco, complimentary charcuterie board
Complimentary valet parking for up to 3 hours (up to 5 hours for couple’s pool and spa pass)
Pool reservations are between 10am - 6pm. Must contact Spa at JW Marriott Chicago to reserve your time.
Where: 100 W. Oklahoma City Blvd., Oklahoma City, Ok.
Cost: Adults start at $25 and children start at $10 per person; infants FREE; cabana rentals start at $200 (max. six people)
Heated rooftop pool (open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.)
Cabana includes private shaded cabana, cushion lounge seating, two chaise lounge chairs for up to 6 people; 42’ flat screen TV with Direct TV; small private safe; refrigerator (includes 6 chilled bottled waters). Cabanas can be rented on Fridays from noon to 9 p.m.
Self-parking available at city-owned garage for $10 per day and valet parking available (0-4 hours for $10; 4-10 hours for $20; 10+ hours for $28)