Have some time to kill between your cruise and your flight home? Or, are you simply looking to relax by a pool without having to spend the night at a resort? Luckily, many hotels and resorts offer day passes, so you can enjoy all of the onsite amenities without having to spend the night. Here are some of our favorite Miami properties that offer day passes.
1. Kimpton EPIC Hotel
The least expensive day pass we could find gets you into the 16th floor pool terrace of the Kimpton EPIC Hotel in downtown Miami. A day pass here includes access to two pools, poolside food and drink service, free wifi, and complimentary luggage storage. Rates from $40 per adult and $20 per child.
2. The Standard Spa
Off the beaten tourist path on Belle Isle, the Standard Spa’s lush spa grounds treat guests to a large saltwater pool, hot tub, and cold plunge pool. Admission is $75 per person on weekdays, and $150 on weekends and holidays. Pass holders also have access to the indoor spa facilities, as well.
3. Four Seasons Hotel Miami
The luxe Four Seasons Hotel Miami can easily cost more than $500 per night, but you can still enjoy the same amenities when you purchase a day pass, which gives you access to the main two-acre pool terrace along with the Palm Grove Pool, where you can swim or lay under a hammock. $60 per person Monday through Thursday; $80 per person Friday through Sunday.
4. Mondrian South Beach Hotel
On the waterfront of Biscayne Bay, you'll find the Mondrian South Beach Hotel, which is complete with jaw-dropping views, beautiful decor, and gorgeous scenery. While you won't need a day pass to access the pool, you must meet the $50 food and beverage minimum. Get here early to avoid the crowds and reserve your coveted spot.
5. COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach
For $65 per person, a day pass at the stylish COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach includes access to the beach and outdoor pool. You can also enjoy poolside food and drink service (along with a 10% discount), free wifi, a glass of champagne, and discounted valet parking ($15). Rates from $50 per adult and $25 per child.
6. National Hotel Miami Beach
The National Hotel is home of one of the city's largest pools, which spans a whopping 250 feet in length. Take dip and soak up the sun for $50 per person. (Passes are subject to occupancy, meaning that if the hotel is full, no passes are offered). Note the property often hosts raucous pool parties, so, if you prefer a calmer atmosphere, this may not be the place for you.
7. SLS Brickell
The trendy SLS Brickell opened in 2016 and caters to a younger crowd. Non-hotel guests can enjoy the property's hip scene when they purchase a day pass, which includes access to the two main pools (along with the hot and cold plunge pools); use of the fitness center, sauna, relaxation lounge, and steam rooms; food and drink service by the pool; free wifi; and 10% off spa services. $40 per adult and $15 per child.
8. The Gates Hotel
This upscale property (which is actually a Doubletree by Hilton) is located in the heart of South Beach — steps away from all the shopping, dining, and entertainment the neighborhood has to offer. The beach is also right across the street. Here, you can score day passes as low as $30 per person, which include pool access, towels, and chairs.
9. The Confidante Miami Beach
Complete with stylish decor, a tropical garden, and sparkling pools, The Confidante Miami Beach is truly a one-of-a-kind property — and you don't have to pay a fortune to experience its charms for yourself. A day pass here ($40 per adult) includes access to the beach, the heated swimming pools (one is adults-only!), and the indoor and outdoor fitness centers. You'll also receive a beach chair and umbrella, a lounge chair by the pool, free wifi, food and drink service by the pool, and discounted valet parking.
10. The St. Regis Bal Harbor
Elegance and killer ocean views await at The St. Regis Bal Harbor. Day pass holders can enjoy access to the pools (including an adults-only one), along with the sauna and steam rooms. You'll also receive a chair and umbrella, free wifi, discounted valet parking, and on-call attendant service for all food & beverage orders. Rates from $90 per adult.
11. JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort and Spa
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort and Spa opened winter 2018 as part of a $265 million remodeling. With that came the five-acre Tidal Cove, which is complete with 11 slides, two restaurants, a surfing simulator, a quarter-mile long lazy river, a 4,000-square-foot kids' play area, 25 cabanas, and more. Non-hotel guests can experience all the fun for themselves when they purchase a day pass. From $75 per person.