Beating the Hot Weather in San Diego: 10 Hotel Pool Day Passes for $50 or Less

Many hotels in San Diego County participate in day passes. Here are a few where you can get more bang for your buck

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The summer heat has San Diegans looking for ways to cool off. If that includes you, one classic solution is taking a quick dive into a local pool. If you don't have one of your own, no problem. We compiled a list of 15 local hotel pools throughout San Diego County that sell day passes for $50 or less, some with tickets as low as $15.

The Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego.
The Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego. This photo was taken on an unknown date.

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

This hotel sells half-day passes from 3 to 8 p.m. starting at $12. The Manchester Grand Hyatt includes family-friendly pools as well as an adult-only pool. There's a full-day pass available for $20 with the same amenities as the half-day. In addition to the pool, the day pass gives access to wifi, basketball and volleyball courts, a fitness center and more. For more information on the day pass, click here.

InterContinental San Diego

This day pass would score you a 4th-floor rooftop pool day. Guests receive access to the fitness center, wifi, an open firepit and a heated pool. For more information on how to get a day pass visit this website.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Diego - Del Mar

At the Del Mar DoubleTree day pass, guests will receive a cookie and a bottle of water when checking in and then will be escorted over to the pool area. This day pass includes a heated pool, children's pool and wifi. To buy a pass, click here.

Paradise Point Resort & Spa

With this day pass, guests are granted access to five different pools. These pools include an adult-only, lagoon, meadow, main and waterfall. The Paradise Point Resort and Spa has access to 14 miles of bike and walking paths in addition to tennis, basketball and mini-golf activities. Along with the day pass, visitors will be granted a 15% discount on food and non-alcoholic beverages at the resort's restaurants. Click here for more information.

The pool at the San Diego Town and Country Resort.
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The pool at the San Diego Town and Country Resort. This photo was taken on an unknown date.

Town and Country San Diego

Town and Country Resort has three outdoor pools, a hot tub, the "twister" waterslide perfect for some family fun, wifi and poolside food and beverage services. This is a good spot for weekdays, as some weekend day passes may be over $50. For more on poolside upgrades, visit the website here.

Rancho Bernardo Inn

Rancho Bernardo Inn is a more inland getaway within San Diego County. The day pass gives access to an adult pool, a family pool, a fitness center, wifi and more.

Andaz San Diego

Andaz day passes are an experience for guests 21 and up. With this, you get access to a rooftop pool in Downtown San Diego, food and drink service from their rooftop restaurant and wifi. For more information on the rooftop views click here.

La Valencia
The La Valencia hotel has the most expensive day pass on this list. This photo is of the La Valencia hotel taken on an unknown date. The pool is in the bottom left corner.

DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego - Hotel Circle

The Hotel Circle DoubleTree has a heated pool, wifi, parking and snacks for purchase. This pool is surrounded by palm trees and other greenery giving it a very relaxing jungle feel. For more information, visit the website here.

Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine

The Hyatt Regency La Jolla gives access to an outdoor heated pool, a whirlpool hot tub, poolside service for drinks and food from their restaurant, a fitness center, fire pits and more. Visit the website here to see the full setup as well as additional upgrades from the baseline day pass, such as a cabana.

Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa & Marina

The Hyatt Regency Mission Bay has three waterslides and three outdoor heated pools. With the purchase of a day pass guests would also receive a 20% discount on rentals from the Mission Bay Sportscenter for all things watersports, including stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, jet skis and more. An important note, if you're planning on bringing the whole family, there is a height requirement of 42" for the two big waterslides, but the smaller one has no height requirement. For more information on booking a day pass, click here.

Note: All of the prices are subject to change due to demand for a spot on any given day due to the third-party Resort Pass that the day passes are sold on.

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