7 Bay Area Resorts Where You Can Score a Pool Pass Without Staying Overnight
The inviting pool at Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park (Courtesy of @rosewoodsandhill)

7 Bay Area Resorts Where You Can Score a Pool Pass Without Staying Overnight


A new app is here to help you squeeze every last drop out of summer.

ResortPass partners with hotels around the country to offer day passes, mini poolside and spa escapes that start at just $25 per person for hours of luxurious lounging.

ResortPass features properties throughout the Bay Area, including chic Wine Country hotels and urban oases in the heart of San Francisco, some of which come with cabanas, poolside food and drink service, saunas, and massages. If you have a special date in mind, you can book a day pass, day room, and more up to a month in advance.

From the Tenderloin’s legendary Phoenix Hotel to Napa’s Carneros Resort and Spa, take a relaxing day off at these SF and Bay Area hotels and resorts.

Phoenix Hotel, San Francisco

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The hippest pool in San Francisco is now open for day guests. When you book at pass at this legendary rock-and-roll haunt, you'll get towel service, free WiFi, and discounted parking. Thursday through Saturday evenings, you can score cocktails and food next door at Chambers Eat + Drink. If a nap is on your relaxation agenda, The Phoenix can also book you a day room from noon to 6pm ($75, includes pool access).

// Rates start at just $20/adult ($10/kids ages 3-12); 601 Eddy St. (Tenderloin), resortpass.com

Hotel Nikko, San Francisco

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At downtown's Hotel Nikko, you can get all the benefits of summer pool lounging even when June Gloom descends. Get a seat at the heated, glass-enclosed rooftop pool and whirlpool hot tub. If you’re feeling ambitious, your day pass also gets you access to the hotel’s 10,000-square-foot health club—as well as its sauna and steam room. Snacks and drinks can be purchased from the gift shop at reception.

// Starting at $45/person; 222 Mason St. (Union Square), resortpass.com

The Meritage Resort & Spa, Napa

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A pool day with no kiddos to harsh your mellow? It’ll set you back just $35 at The Meritage Resort & Spa, a lovely Wine Country estate with hillside vineyard views. A day pass gets you access to the adults-only pool and hot tub, towels, complimentary parking and WiFi, and poolside food and drink service. For just a little more per person, groups can take advantage of a private, shaded cabana with an HDTV and mini-fridge ($350/up to six people or $700/up to 12 people).

// 875 Bordeaux Way (Napa), resortpass.com

The Lodge at Sonoma Resort & Spa, Sonoma

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A day pass at The Lodge at Sonoma gives you the freedom to plunge into two adults-only heated pools, soak in two whirlpools, heat up in a barrel sauna, sweat in the gym, and chill out by the fireplace in the quiet relaxation room all day long. A complimentary beverage of choice is also included, and breakfast and lunch are on order at Benicia’s Kitchen. For less than $100 more, you can add on a 50-minute relaxation massage or signature facial. Eighty-minute treatments can also be combined with the day pass.

// $89/person; 1325 Broadway (Sonoma), resortpass.com

Rosewood Sand Hill, Menlo Park

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This luxe city escape in summer-warmed Menlo Park has everything you need for a day of rest and relaxation. A day pass to the five-star Rosewood Sand Hill, a 16-acre ranch with views of the Santa Cruz Mountains, gets you a full-service lounge chair at the heated outdoor pool, where food and drinks are delivered on request (plus complimentary sunscreen, parking, and WiFi). If you’ve got a crew, splurge on a full, shaded cabana ($500/up to four people), which comes with unlimited complimentary N/A beverages,and can be upgraded to include six beers and a bottle of wine.

// $150/person;2825 Sand Hill Rd. (Menlo Park), resortpass.com

Carneros Resort and Spa, Napa

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Join the poolside day party at Carneros Resort and Spa the first Sunday of the month all summer long. The 21+ soiree includes access to the estate’s picturesque hilltop pool where complimentary small bites, sparkling wine, and cocktail tastings are served from noon to 4pm with a live DJ soundtrack (a cash bar is open for additional drinks).

For a more serene escape, book a day pass instead, which comes with access to two pools and a hot tub, or a shaded cabana with a TV ($400/up to six people). For an extra fee, you can reserve a combination day pass that includes either a 60-minute quiet mind massage ($275/person) or ageless facial ($300/person), and give you license to relax in the resort’s eucalyptus steam sauna, infinity hot tub, complimentary fitness classes, and lounges.

// Starting at $200/person; 4048 Sonoma Hwy (Napa), resortpass.com

The Lodge at Tiburon

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Drift across the bay for a day of relaxation, Marin style. The Lodge at Tiburon’s day passes include a first-come first-served lounger at the L-shaped outdoor pool and hot tub, as well as towel service and complimentary WiFi and parking. Food and drinks are available for purchase onsite at the Tiburon Tavern by Luna Blu.

// Rates start at $25 for adults; 161 Tiburon Blvd. (Tiburon), resortpass.com

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