When the Texan sun beats down, there's no better way to beat the heat than taking a dip in a refreshing pool. The San Antonio River Walk offers a selection of hotels that not only provide comfort and luxury but also boast exceptional poolside experiences.

Let's plunge into the inviting waters of these seven top-tier San Antonio hotels:

Grand Hyatt San Antonio

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People enjoying pool with Tower of the Americas in distanceOpen year-round, the pool at Grand Hyatt San Antonio features regulated temperatures and is the perfect place for a lazy dip, a quick workout swimming laps, or relaxing poolside on the sundeck. The pool is located on the rooftop and offers panoramic views of the city, while comfortable lounge chairs provide an ideal setting to take in the San Antonio scenery.

Hotel Emma

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Housed in a historic brewery building, Hotel Emma seamlessly blends old-world charm with modern luxury. Its rooftop pool, surrounded by lush greenery and comfortable seating, provides a tranquil escape from the Texas heat. Make sure to check out the 1960s-era Pearl beer delivery truck, known as the Poolside Provisions bar, where you can order your snacks, lunchtime salads, or signature frozen cocktails.

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Antonio River Walk

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Overhead view of outdoor hotel pool

The outdoor pool at Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Antonio Riverwalk has views of the downtown River Walk and features pergola shade and plenty of seating for your get-togethers. The hotel itself is very family-friendly and also has a must-try breakfast! You can follow them on Facebook to discover what’s happening at and around the hotel.

Hotel Contessa

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If you’re seeking a self-care vacation, Hotel Contessa is your go-to spot. Not only do they have a spa, but the rooftop pool is the perfect place to take a refreshing dip in the pool or lounge in one of the cabanas while sipping on a delicious cocktail from the bar. You can take a look at all of the hotel’s events here.

Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk

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Open year-round and heated in the cooler months, Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk’s pool is a wonderful place to relax with friends or family. Located on the rooftop, visitors will enjoy a sundeck and views of the city! BONUS: After a relaxing day at the pool, visit its on-set DASA Spa for a facial, massage, or body treatment!

Thompson San Antonio – Riverwalk

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There is always something happening at the Cenote Pool Deck at Thompson Hotel! Reserved exclusively for guests, experience the sun terrace, enjoy a craft cocktail or fine wine from the alfresco bar, and share delicious bites. These treats, along with incredible views, can be enjoyed at the full bar, on plush lounge seating, or in a luxury cabana!

Riverwalk Plaza Hotel

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Located on the quieter section of the downtown River Walk, The Riverwalk Plaza Hotel offers guests the opportunity to bask in the warm Texas sunshine and swim in the heated outdoor pool, which is located in the fourth-floor courtyard and is open year-round. Make sure to check out its on-site bar + cafe for delicious drink options!

For a complete list of River Walk hotels, visit our website and click on the Where to Stay tab.