Orlando Resort Pools Locals Can Actually Use with Spa + Day Passes

Orlando Resort Pools Locals Can Actually Use with Spa + Day Passes

The weather has been beautiful, gorgeous spring flowers are blooming all over and the summer heat awaits just around the corner. While you may have access to a refreshing pool, sometimes it’s more fun to grab your honey and relax in the lap of luxury without spending a fortune. Believe it or not, there are several Orlando resorts with summer bucket-list worthy pools where locals are welcome to come play like a tourist for the day. While there aren't any resorts offering locals completely free access to their pools for the day (we wish!), booking a spa treatment or day pass is a great way to enjoy some of Orlando's most luxurious resort pools.

We've put together a list of Orlando resort pools offering spa and day pass packages that allow you to take advantage of resort amenities without booking an overnight stay.  And if you'd like a pool closer to the beach – we got you!  Check out Tampa Bay resort pools you can dip into!

Hilton Orlando

6001 Destination Parkway, Orlando

Two resort pools (including one quiet pool) plus an 892-foot long lazy river await at this Hilton property near I-Drive and the Orange County Convention Center. Book any spa treatment at Hilton Orlando’s Eforea Spa and you’ll receive all-day use of the family pool, quiet pool and lazy river. Spa guests also have access to the property’s basketball and volleyball courts, waterslide and fire pits. Eforea Spa is currently open Friday – Sunday from 9am – 5pm. Reservations for the spa can be made online or by calling (407) 313-8600.

Locals can also book a day pass through ResortPass starting at $25 per adult. The Day Pass includes access to the resort pools, lazy river, splash pad, poolside food and drink service on weekends and discounted parking for $25. Note that the locker room, steam room and showers are closed.

Hilton Orlando lazy river - Orlando resort pools
Image credit: Hilton Orlando

The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes

4012 Central Florida Parkway, Orlando

Book a spa treatment at this swanky, recently renovated hotel and gain access to the stately spa lap pool, complete with a spray jet water feature and emerald foliage as the backdrop. The spa brings local ingredients to its treatments with organic herbs from the onsite garden, honey produced by native bees, and citrusy fruit collected at indigenous orchards. Any spa service qualifies for access to the spa and spa pool facilities. All areas of the spa including locker rooms and showers are open.

Reservations can be made by phone (407) 393-4200 or online.

The Spa at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando. Image credit: The Ritz-Calrton Orlando, Grande Lakes

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

1 Grand Cypress Boulevard, Orlando

By purchasing a day-use resort pass at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, you and your love can spend a day of pleasure in a magnificent oasis. Pool amenities include a water slide tower pavilion, water jet splash zone, 2 whirlpools, 12 waterfalls, a rock cave, a rope bridge, a sundeck with private cabanas to rent, free WiFi and poolside lounge service. Not to mention the numerous other activities happening daily.

The hotel utilizes Resort Pass for day pass bookings. Day pass rates begin at $25/day with self-parking available for an additional $25.

Enhance your tryst with a Day Room pass, which includes day passes for up to 4 people, and a guest room from 10am – 6pm. Want to work from somewhere fun? The Work Pass includes a day pass for one person, guest room from 7am – 7pm, high-speed wifi, access to the fitness center and more.

Rock cave Orlando resort pools at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
Image credit: Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek

14651 Chelonia Parkway, Orlando

Retreat to Blue Harmony Spa at Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek before diving into an oasis-like pool to wash away stress. Locals are welcome to use the pool facilities when purchasing a spa treatment. Delight in a body treatment, facial, massage or book one of the half day spa packages. After the spa, enjoy water therapy in one of five pools or two lazy rivers on property. Locals with a booked spa treatment can also indulge in one of the restaurants while visiting. What better way to spend the day than being pampered and primed?!

Call (407) 390-2442 to make a spa appointment.

Resort pool and lazy river at Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek
Image credit: Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek

Margaritaville Resort Orlando

8000 Fins Up Circle, Kissimmee

The 300-acre Margaritaville Resort Orlando has been a perfect addition to Orlando with its sprawling resort complex including the 184-room Margaritaville Hotel, vacation cottages, multiple pools and restaurants, Sunset Walk dining and entertainment complex, and the Island H2O Live! Water Park.

Book any spa treatment at the hotel’s island-inspired St. Somewhere Spa and you’ll be granted access to the resort’s amenities like Fins Up Beach Club. Sink your toes into soft white sand, float in the crystal-clear water or sway with the breeze in a hammock. There is a current deal on Groupon that includes a classic massage, detox facial, pool and resort amenities for $215.

To book a spa treatment, call 407-479-0990.

Pool at Margaritaville Resort Orlando
Image credit: Margaritaville Resort Orlando

Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate

1500 Masters Boulevard, ChampionsGate

Escape to Omni Resort Orlando at ChampionsGate to splash your way around the resort. Bob with the waves at the only Orlando resort wave pool, propel down a corkscrew waterslide, float along the lazy river or relax among the quieter crowd at the adult’s-only pool. The resort's day pass includes all of the aforementioned plus access to the family pool, kids pool, mini golf (with additional charges), arcade room, sports courts and complimentary self-parking. Rates begin at $60 per adult.

Alternatively, book a luxurious spa treatment at Mokara Spa for soothing salves to the mind, body and soul. Open Friday – Sunday from 9 am – 5 pm, clients can choose from a smorgasbord of services. The resort amenities are included with all spa treatments.

Spa reservations can be made by calling (407) 390-6603.

Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate lazy river
Image credit: Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate

Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center

6000 West Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee

The atriums of Gaylord Palms alone will leave you breathless and awestruck as you wander around the different Florida ecosystems. Even better is an afternoon spent lazing around the refreshing pools. When a treatment at Relâche Spa is reserved, guests can access the lap pool and South Beach Pool (designed with upscale Miami flair). To allow for social distancing practices, the South Beach Pool is no longer adults-only but family friendly. The steam rooms, showers and locker rooms are temporarily closed. Self-parking is complimentary with your reservation.

Note that access to the water park is for resort guests only.

To book your reservation, call (407) 586-4772.

South Beach Pool at Gaylord Palms Resort
Image credit: Gaylord Palms Resort & Water Park

Feature image credit: Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek

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10 Responses to “Orlando Resort Pools Locals Can Actually Use with Spa + Day Passes”

  1. Tammy

    I know I’m not going crazy. You mentioned Reunion Resort on the channel 35 news today. I never heard of it before. So, I looked it up and found the number online to ask about the “day use” without staying th night. No one knew anything anout it. I’m trying now to find the news clip from earlier today. I know I’m not going crazy.

    • Kristen Manieri

      Hi Tammy, the segment on Fox was about staycations and I mentioned that they have a Florida Resident rate starting at $149/night. The segment was not about Florida resort pools you can use with a day pass. Reunion does not offer such a pass.

  2. Lauren

    When this article first appeared it included options for pools to use that only required restaurant reservations. One of them was a property in Champions Gate (Omni or Reunion, can’t remember). I don’t see those now. Does the policy still hold?

    • Stephanie Patterson

      Hey, Lauren! Thanks for checking with us. While the Omni in Champions Gate invites guests for golf and dining reservations, it doesn’t include access to the pools. They are strictly reserved for hotel guests only. When we initially spoke with them, we misinterpreted that information so it’s been updated/removed. Hope this helps!

    • Stephanie Patterson

      Hi Ellen! Some of these packages may no longer be available. We’re working on updating this post for 2019 so that all of the info is current. Stay tuned!

        • Stephanie Patterson

          Absolutely!! I’ll be working on updating all of the info in the next 2 weeks, so check back early June for a refreshed and current post. We’ll be resharing the story across our social media channels and in our weekly email newsletter too.

  3. L

    Feels a bit disingenuous to use a photo from the 4 Seasons as the first photo when they don’t even offer day passes and only an 80 minute spa session starting around $250 gets you into the pools, not just any spa treatment and were not mentioned in the article whatsoever.

    • Stephanie Patterson

      Hey there! I’m sorry for the disappointment. They used to have a daycation program (when this article was originally published), hence the photo, but it has since been discontinued. We’ll update the photo in order to avoid any future mixups. Thanks for your feedback, we appreciate it!

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