With so much to do across Tampa Bay, Orlando, and other neighboring cities, there are plenty of ways to relax together. One of our favorite things to do in Tampa Bay involves the best hotels, without staying the night! You can take advantage of a hotel day pass with ResortPass. It’s an easy way to feel like you’re on vacation for the day.
This special pass gives you access to local hotels and resorts for a day. It’s the perfect way to plan a daycation that’s not too far from home.
How ResortPass Hotel Day Pass Works
Visit the website, search your location, and browse through all of the participating hotels. Some hotels also offer passes available as monthly memberships so you can make daytime relaxation a regular part of your monthly routine. Even just planning your next trip can feel like an escape.
Next, book and reserve your spot. Once you choose your hotel, be sure to select your preferred date. Options include day passes, spa passes, and cabana rentals.
Finally, head over to your hotel on the selected day and check-in. Then, kick back, relax, and enjoy your day in paradise.
There is a pretty good cancellation policy when it comes to weather–we all know how unpredictable Florida weather can be! As always, we still encourage you to read the cancellation policy before booking so there are no surprises.
The BEST Waterfront Hotel Day Pass in Tampa Bay
The Don CeSar
Day Pass: Starting at $75
Spa Pass: Starting at $50
This pink hotel on the sparkling shores of St. Pete Beach is iconic, and for good reason. Experience it for yourself without having to book an overnight stay thanks to the ResortPass day pass.
Treat yourself to perks like access to the property’s two outdoor pools, poolside service, private beach access with chairs for rent, free fitness classes, free wifi, and a 10% discount on water sports rentals.
Spots book up quickly on the ResortPass site.
Note: the Spa Pass includes access to spa facilities only (rooftop terrace, indoor jacuzzi, lockers, relaxation room) plus a 15% discount on spa services. It does not include pool access.
Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa
Day Pass: Starting at $30
Cabana Rental: Starting at $399
Family Poolside Suite: Starting at $379
Craving a beach day? Instead of trying to find a public parking spot at Clearwater Beach, book a day pass at this beachfront resort and spa, located within walking distance of Pier 60. Each pass includes access to the Gulf view heated pool, poolside service, beach access, a 10% discount on bike rentals and spa services, free wifi, and discounted self parking ($27) or valet parking ($31).
What a perfect vacation day. Soak up the good life at one of Clearwater’s trendy rooftop pools and splash around in the Gulf of Mexico too.
Or, upgrade to an air-conditioned private cabana for extra amenities like 10% off food and beverage, a private server, private bathroom, day passes for up to six people and more.
The family poolside suite includes all of the luxurious amenities of the cabana, plus a day-use poolside suite with shower, personal service, and more. You can truly live the sweet life at one of the area’s best family-friendly resorts.
Postcard Inn on the Beach in St. Pete Beach
Day Pass: Starting at $31
Daybed Rental: Starting at $250
Cabana Rental: Starting at $500
This is another beachfront pool to lounge by where you’re steps away from the sugar sand of St. Pete Beach. Talk about an ideal local getaway!
In addition to the pool, your Resort Pass will get you access to the fitness center, beach volleyball, games, complimentary wifi and complimentary parking for one vehicle. The Day Pass includes a reserved pool lounge chair and available poolside service.
If you upgrade and get a Cabana, you’ll not only get all of the Day Pass perks, but your own private shaded poolside cabana for up to four people, a dedicated server, bottle service, a complimentary bucket of beer and a fruit plate. Other passes include the beach pass and brunch pass.
The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas
Cabana Rental: Starting at $125
Waterfront Cabana Rental: Starting at $250 (minimum spend applies)
Take in beautiful views of Tampa Bay while lounging by the pool at The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas. This waterfront hotel is just a stone’s throw from Ben T Davis Beach (a great local spot to watch the sunset).
Book a hotel day pass cabana to take advantage of pool access (WTR pool), shaded seating, poolside food and drink service from the pool bar and grill, and access to order food and beverage from WTR Pool & Grill, complimentary water and fruit platter and more. Free self parking is available.
Cabanas accommodate up to 8 people. Perhaps the best feature of all, these cabanas are 21+ only, making it feel like a private setting. FYI: A service charge applies for all rentals.
Compass Hotel Anna Maria Sound by Margaritaville
Day Pass: Starting at $20
This small, casual hotel is located right by the marina, so we’re including it as a waterfront option. Anna Maria Island is a favorite day trip beach because of its charm and beautiful beaches, so why not enjoy the hotel for the afternoon just like the tourists do!?
Jimmy Buffett fans should flock here for the Margaritaville vibes. Spend the day poolside as tropical rock plays over the air and casual bites to eat are steps away. There are also a few fun activities like corn hole and sometimes live music too.
The Day Pass gets you access to the pool, restaurants, bike rentals, outdoor games, complimentary wifi and complimentary parking.
Day Pass: $30
Tiki Cabana: $100
Get your drinks brought straight to your lounger at Hotel Alba in Tampa’s Westshore District. Live a leisure life for a few hours. The cabanas include passes for two people, with a shaded cabana and two lounge chairs. We’re partial to the tiki cabanas.
Hotel Day Passes with Downtown Vibes
Tampa Marriott Water Street
Day Pass: Starting at $20
Daybed Rental: Starting at $75
Cabana Rental: Starting at $150
You don’t even need to leave downtown to enjoy an upscale pool day with a hotel day pass. The Tampa Marriott Water Street is conveniently located along the Tampa Riverwalk and is within walking distance of numerous downtown hot spots.
Day passes include rooftop pool access, poolside food and beverage service, fitness center access, discounted valet parking, free wifi and more. Daybeds and cabanas accommodate come with shaded seating, bottled water and a fruit plate.
JW Marriott Water Street
Day Pass: Starting at $40
Cabana Rental: Starting at $200
Spa Pass: Starting at $60
With views of downtown and Tampa Bay, Tampa’s JW Marriott’s rooftop pool is an attraction of its own. This newly-opened hotel is unlike any other hotel property in Tampa Bay. Bask in the views and the luxury as you make use of the facilities and the rooftop pool.
Cabanas include day passes for up to four people, towel service, poolside service, two lounge chairs, a dedicated server and a complimentary fruit platter.
The Sarasota Modern
Day pass: Starting at $30
Cabana rental: Starting at $175
Monthly memberships: $150/month
Work Room: $89
Relax by the main pool or unwind in the hot tub while marveling at the bright and stylish details at The Sarasota Modern. If you’re adventurous (or just need a break from the Florida heat), dip into the one of a kind cold plunge pool.
Free wifi is included with your day pass, and you can order grab-and-go snacks. Check out the hotel’s Facebook page for details on additional events, like poolside yoga.
Go all out with a cabana upgrade. Several options are available, many including a complimentary bottle of wine or prosecco.
Cabanas also include day passes for up to 6 people. But the real highlight for couples is the monthly membership ($150/month for 1 person and a plus one). You’ll get pool access all week long, poolside service, free parking, and a food and beverage discount. Take a look at the Sunday Funday offerings as well.
Art Ovation Hotel
Day Pass: Starting at $35
Lounge in luxury at Art Ovation’s rooftop pool featuring views of downtown Sarasota and Sarasota Bay’s sparkling waters. This art-inspired hotel day pass offers visitors pool access, food and beverage service from the rooftop pool bar, a 20% discount on food & beverage, free wifi and complimentary self parking (parking will be validated).
Make your way to St. Armand’s Circle across the bridge after your pool day for dinner (we love Shore and Speaks Clam Bar!).
Day Trip: ResortPass Hotel Day Pass to Orlando Hotels
Omni Orlando Resort
Day Pass: Starting at $40
Spa Pass: Starting at $40
Cabana Rental: Starting at $200 (adults only pool $250)
Soak up the tranquil vibes as you float down the lazy river in a tube or laze by the refreshing pools at Omni Orlando Resort. Spend the day exploring the resort’s numerous pools, like the unique wave pool, an adults-only pool and a family pool complete with waterslides.
Complimentary self parking is included with all ResortPass pass options.
Cabana rentals include options for families and adults, and each includes a private cabana with day passes for up to four people.
Tampa Bay Hotel Pools for Guests Only
Although these pools don’t have Day Passes, booking a stay is totally worth it for an awesome staycation!
Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
Grand Hyatt has a breezy pool with premium water views, not to mention some of the best restaurants in town right at the hotel.
Sandpearl Resort Clearwater Beach
Sandpearl’s gorgeous beachfront pool and spacious cabanas make it a serious contender for a staycation with style. Overnight guests can rent a private cabana if they’re looking for shade and extra lounging space.
This infinity pool in Rocky Point shows off some pretty incredible views of Tampa Bay. When you’re done soaking up some rays, head to Tampa’s tallest rooftop bar for dinner and drinks.
Treasure Island Beach Resort
We’re suckers for a beachfront pool, and Treasure Island Beach Resort has a great one. As a bonus, they’re currently offering 20% off rates for Florida residents.
The Edge Hotel
The glass wall pool at The Edge Hotel in Clearwater Beach will make you feel like you’re swimming in the Gulf. When you’re not lounging in the pool, snag a drink at the rooftop bar and enjoy a relaxing stay.
A serene, waterfront pool with poolside service and an ultra convenient location in lively downtown St. Pete — The Vinoy is a classic for a reason.
Opal Sands Resort
Live entertainment, poolside food and beverage service, a Gulf-front, zero-entry pool and hot tub are just a few perks of this Clearwater Beach property. Guests are also able to rent private cabanas during their stay. Opal Sands has a full service spa and some great restaurant options for your next staycation. And you can’t beat the oceanfront location.
For more ResortPass Options in Orlando, read our guide to Orlando Resorts and Hotels Offering Day Passes through ResortPass.
Feature image credit: The Don CeSar
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