In a time when it’s unlikely we’ll be leaving home for far-flung destinations anytime soon, day trips and staycations are the next best thing for adventurous souls. Lucky for us, the “Theme Park Capital of the World” is our next-door neighbor. If you’re craving a little novelty, hit the road (aka I-4) and travel to Orlando for a day trip. A handful of Orlando resorts offer day passes through ResortPass, a website that allows you to purchase day passes to local hotels. These passes allow you to hang out and soak up the resort-style amenities for the full day without having to stay overnight.
You can also enjoy day use of resort pools at select Orlando resorts and hotels when you book a qualifying spa appointment. If a relaxing day trip sounds like exactly what you need right now, check out these Orlando resorts and hotels offering day passes.
Pro tip: Almost all of these Orlando resorts are located 15-30 minutes from the popular Disney and Universal theme parks. If you’re planning a visit to the parks, maximize your day trip by combining a morning at the parks with an afternoon of relaxation at one of these resorts afterwards.
Day pass: Starting at $40
Spa pass: Starting at $40
Cabana rental: Starting at $250
Soak up the tranquil vibes as you float down the lazy river in a tube or laze by the refreshing pools (they’re heated!) at Omni Orlando Resort. Spend the day exploring the numerous pools at this Orlando resort, like the unique wave pool, an adults-only pool and a family pool complete with waterslide. Complimentary self parking is included with all day pass options.
Cabana rentals include options for families and adults, and each include a private cabana with day passes for up to four people.
Day pass: Starting at $40
Cabana rental: Starting at $300
Day room rental: Starting at $109
Work pass: Starting at $99
Plan a luxurious day trip by visiting Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress for poolside fun in the sun. This sprawling resort is set on 1,500 acres and boasts major amenities including a lakeside white sand beach, bike rentals and a 9-hole putting course. The resort’s half-acre resort pool includes a swim-through rock grotto, waterfalls, a waterslide tower, and suspension bridge.
Each resort day pass includes access to all of the above, plus poolside service from On The Rocks Poolside Lounge. The cabana rental upgrade includes day passes for up to six people, plus a dedicated host and additional seating. Day room rentals include a private room for the day (10am-6pm) plus day passes for up to four people.
FYI: self-parking is $25 and is not included with your day pass or cabana rental.
Day pass: Starting at $20
Cabana rental: Starting at $175
Pretend you’re in a far away resort at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. Day pass perks include access to the resort-style pool (it’s heated), lazy river, water slide and hot tubs. You’ll also enjoy poolside service from the resort’s Beech Bar & Grille. FYI: a parking fee of $25 applies.
Upgrade to a a private cabana for all the day pass perks plus your own shady spot for up to four adults and two kiddos. Bottled waters, a basket of snacks, personal TV, outlets, a locked drawer for your valuables and a ceiling fan to keep you cool are also included.
Day pass: Starting at $25
Cabana rental: Starting at $200
For an all-inclusive day pass option, visit the sprawling Hyatt Regency Orlando. Your day pass includes access to the hotel’s two outdoor pools, whirlpools and waterslide. Additional perks include poolside service from Coconuts Poolside Bar & Grill and free self-parking. The hotel is conveniently located along International Drive, close to Pointe Orlando and ICON Park. Grab some dinner to go from a nearby I-Drive eatery before heading home.
Private cabanas are available as an upgraded option and include day passes for up to six people, a $25 credit for Coconuts Poolside Bar & Grill and more.
Day pass: Starting at $20
Cabana rental: Starting at $400
Soak up the sun while floating down the 892-foot long lazy river before retiring to your lounge chair around the zero-entry resort pool. Complete the experience with a frozen adult beverage and food from Tropics Pool Bar & Grill. Couples will also love the quiet adults-only pool.
Day passes include full access to the resort’s pools, discounted parking for $25, and poolside service on the weekends (Friday – Sunday). Cabana rentals include day passes for up to 6 people.
Orlando Resorts offering Day Passes with Spa Appointments
Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach
Craving a day at the Atlantic beaches? The Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach is located just over 2 hours from Tampa but will feel like a world away. Florida residents can take advantage of monthly spa memberships, which include day passes for pool and beach access. Memberships are $99 – $149 per person, per month. All memberships include a monthly massage or facial at the Rock Spa, up to 2 hours of complimentary childcare, a hotel day pass, and exclusive discounts.
Don’t want to spring for a monthly membership? The hotel also offers individual day passes for the pool on a seasonal basis for $40 per person, or $200 for a cabana for up to four people.
Orlando Hotels with Poolside Passes
Orlando World Center Marriott
Whether you’re looking for a relaxing float down the lazy river or are feeling adventurous, Orlando World Center Marriott has got you covered. Voted one of the “World’s Coolest Hotel Pools” by Forbes, the zero-entry Falls pool features sun shelves for a relaxing experience. The Falls River Water Park features a kids splash zone, a 575-foot lazy river, and 3 multi-tiered water slides. Just wanna hang out for the day? Guests can rent daily poolside or waterpark cabanas. Cabanas (up to 8 people) start at $350 and include bottled water, a fresh fruit platter, towel service, personal safe, refrigerator, bluetooth speaker, and TV.
Looking for day passes to Tampa Bay hotels? Read our post on Day Passes to Tampa Bay Hotels with ResortPass for local options.
Feature image credit: Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress