The Woodlands Resort is located just 35 minutes from downtown Houston and 22 miles from George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
- Self-Parking is complimentary
- Valet Parking is available for $5/day and $15/night
- Wifi is complimentary
- Pets are allowed at this resort
- Check In: 4pm, Check Out: 11am
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1. Guest Rooms.
The hotel offers several options of rooms with either 1 king bed or 2 queen beds in a double room. You can select a standard room or one with a private Balcony, a patio, or pool walk-out (my fav).
Suites are also available. A “Grand Suite” has 1 king bedroom separate from the living room area but you’ll have to upgrade to the “Balcony Suite” for it to include a half bath in the living area as well.
All bathrooms have a separate shower and tub.
Amenities in rooms and suites include an in room safe, mini fridge, and Keurig coffee maker. Wifi is complimentary in guest rooms.
Pack and plays are available upon request. Rollaway beds are available for king rooms and suites for a fee of $ There is a $25 fee per adult for rooms with more than 2 adult occupants, max of 2 per queen room and 3 per king room or suite.
This hotel is dog friendly. Weight limit for dogs is 40 pounds, maximum of 2 dogs per room. There is a $ pet fee for up to 4 nights and an additional $ fee for stays from days. The hotel even offers a pampered pet package and a “yappy” hour on the patio at Robard’s complete with a doggie menu.
5. Resort Fee.
A resort fee of $35 is applied to your bill as well. The resort fee includes: 2 bottles of water daily, daily family activities, and access to the Forest Oasis Waterpark, spa, and golf practice facilities to name a few.
Pool and Lazy Rivers
Forest Oasis Lazy River and Water Park at The Woodlands Resort provides a great place to stay cool and have fun with 2 pools, 3 whirlpools, slides, and a lazy river. It is open 9ampm daily but the slides close at 6 and the lazy river closes at dusk. Entry is only available to overnight hotel guests with a wristband, max of 4 per room.
- Main Recreation Pool This family-friendly activity pool has a central 30 foot tower with a racing slide and waterfalls. There is also underwater music and a mural to explore.
- Relaxation Pool This pool is lagoon-style and unofficially the adult pool. It is heated in cooler months.
- Kids Pool Puffys Sprayground offers a zero-grade entry pool with fountains and waterspouts sure to keep the squeals coming. Keep an eye our for Puffy, the pinecone resort mascot.
2. Lazy River.
The lazy river is an impressive 1, feet long. It is not heated and separate from the other pools.
3. Beach Area
There is no sandy beach area a this resort.
The slides at The Woodlands Resort are super fun! Theres even a set of racer slides you can challenge your kids (or your spouse) to see who can splash into the recreation pool fastest! They are open from 9am-6pm daily.
5. Lounge Areas.
Standard hotel poolside loungers around the pools and lazy river. There are some in pool loungers available as well to help you beat the heat while catching some rays! There are 4 cabanas available for rent that provide you with shade with seating for up to 6.
Cool Water Cafe offers a selection lunch/dinner items to enjoy poolside and an extensive drink menu both adult and kid-friendly that put a Shirley Temple to shame.
Things to Do
1. Arts and Crafts
2. Bicycle Rental $15 for the first 4 hours, $25 for the full day.
3. Nature Trails miles of trails in the city of The Woodlands to explore.
4. Forest Oasis Water Park 2 pools, 3 whirlpools, and a lazy river. Read all about it here!
5. Lake Harrison water sports kayaking (single $10/hr, double $15/hr), stand up paddle boarding ($15/hr), or paddleboats ($25/hr, seats up to 5).
6. Tennis 10 clay courts, 7 outdoor hard courts, and 4 indoor courts.
7. Poolside family games think: corn hole, bingo, bear pong.
8. Water aerobics a way to beat the heat while getting a workout in.
Evening Smores yes, please!
Poolside Movie Night you can even watch from inside the pool!
1. Child Care.
The Woodlands Resort does not provide child care options in-house.
Both Target and Walmart are about 3 miles from the resort for any last minute items.
The Woodlands Resort offers guess access to 36 holes, a practice green, and a turf driving range.
1. Panther Trail Golf Course 18 holes. Open 7am-7pm in the Summer and 7am 6pm in the Winter.
2. The Oaks Golf Course 18 holes. Open 7am-7pm in the Summer and 7am 6pm in the Winter.
Hitting the green will cose you $90 Monday through Thursday and $ Friday to Sunday and holidays. Reduced rates after 2pm. Price includes a cart, balls, and green fees.
Golf/resort attire is required on the courses so be sure to pack your polos!
Services include: massages (including couples), facials, body wraps and scrubs, as well as nail services. The spa also features a eucalyptus steam room, dry sauna, and whirlpool that you can enjoy without an appointment.
1. The Woodlands Dining Room.
A casual restaurant open for breakfast and lunch
Offering an extensive buffet as well personalized items like omelets. The breakfast buffet will run your $22 for adults and $12 for children, while the lunch buffet is $2 more per person.
2. Robards Steakhouse.
A steakhouse with a trendy, upscale setting open for dinner.
The menu offers a variety of steak and seafood options including fun starters like crab claws and mediterranean octopus.
3. Cool Water Cafe.
Poolside cafe offering a wide selection of American food.
Whether youre craving a salad, sandwich, fish tacos, or quesadilla you can find it here. There is a kids menu with a selection of toddler-friendly items as well as an extensive cocktail menu offering both alcoholic and nonalcoholic options. Just be sure to save room for dessert at the Sweet Spot Ice Cream Parlour next to the cafe.
4. The Bistro.
American, Casual atmosphere, Open for lunch and dinner and a decent bar open til midnight.
You can enjoy anything from marinated olives to flatbreads and burgers. This is also where youll find the most extensive beer selection as well as wine, bourbon, and single malt scotch.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What time is check-in?
Check-in is at PM
What time is checkout?
Check out is at AM
Can we request early check in/late check out?
Early check in is based on availability and cannot be guaranteed at any time, but if rooms are available early we would be happy to get you checked in upon your arrival. Late check out is based on availability at a rate of $50 per hour after AM.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, American Express, Discover, Visa, Mastercard and Diners Club.
What is your cancellation and date modification policy?
We hate to see you cancel your plans with us, but if you have to, you should do so 72 hours before your arrival day. Any date modifications to your stay also need to happen 72 hours prior to your arrival date to avoid first night room and tax penalty charge. We do not allow changes within a hour timeframe.
Is smoking permitted at the Resort?
Smoking is not permitted in any of our guest rooms. A violation of smoking in the guest rooms will result in a $ cleaning fee. Smoking is allowed in designated outdoor areas around property as well on the patio of The Bistro.
Are dogs allowed at the Resort?
Yes, The Woodlands Resort is a dog friendly hotel. Please read our Pet Policy for more information.
What is the minimum age requirement to book or check in to a room?
You must be 21 years or older to book a room.
Do you offer baby cribs?
Pack n Plays are available at no cost, based on availability.
Do you offer extra bed cots?
Rollaway beds available for $35 daily, based on availability for king rooms and suites only.
Does the room come with a safe?
Yes, accommodations come with a safe.
What does the Resort Fee include?
A resort fee of $35 per night plus tax will be added to your daily room rate. The resort fee includes:
- Guest room internet access
- 2 bottled waters replenished daily
- Access to the Forest Oasis: Lazy River & Waterpark (from noon day of arrival until 11am day of departure)
- Pool towel service
- Access to the fitness center
- Access to golf practice facilities
- Golf bag storage
- Access to jogging trails
- Daily activities for kids and adults
- Local and long distance calls
- Intra-resort transportation, based on availability
- What is the policy for guests for using Forest Oasis pool complex?
- Guests are welcome to use the pool from noon on the day of arrival until 11am on the day of departure. Guests should either purchase an additional night stay to enjoy a full day at the water park or purchase a Resort Day Pass (if available) at the front desk.
What is the policy for guests bringing in outside food and beverage to the pool complex?
The resort does not allow coolers or outside food and beverage to be consumed in the pool complex. The resort offers food & beverage through Cool Water Café for guests to enjoy.
Location, Transportation & Parking
How far are you from Downtown Houston?
The resort is just 27 miles northwest of downtown Houston, a convenient minute drive.
What are the closest major airports to the resort?
The closest major airport is George Bush Intercontinental Airport, 18 miles from the resort, approximately a minute drive.
Do you offer transportation to/from the airport?
We can arrange transportation to and from George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Please contact the front desk for arrangements and pricing.
Do you have transportation to/from the local area?
A complimentary shuttle is available to and from The Woodlands Mall and Market Street. In addition, we offer shuttle service to and from The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion for a fee of $20 per person, round trip, for designated concerts and events.
Do you have parking onsite? How much is it?
We have extensive outdoor parking onsite and all self-parking is complimentary. We also offer valet service, $18 per day and $28 for overnight.
What is there to do near the Resort?
Our hotel is right in the heart of The Woodlands, only 30 minutes from downtown Houston. Explore iconic landmarks like George Mitchell Nature Preserve, go shopping at Market Street or along The Waterway, or take the trolley around The Woodlands to Hughes Landing.
For those looking to experience the citys storied arts and culture scene, The Glade Cultural Center and The Woodlands Children Museum and MoMA, are an easy walk or Uber ride away. If youre traveling with kids, head to the Zoo in Houston when its warm out, or glide around the ice rink at The Woodlands Town Center when the city becomes a winter wonderland in the colder months.
Visit the In The Area section of our website to find out about more of The Woodlands attractions that are within steps of our resort.
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9 Day Passes for Pools in Greater Houston
Bask in the summer sun with a day pass to pools, patios, and outdoor spaces at hotels and resorts around Houston.
Now firmly planted in the the dog days of summer, finding spots around Houston where you can cool off and enjoy a dip in the pool becomes a high priority. But fear not, because Houston is home to dozens of pools and places to unwind at its many hotels and resorts around town.
What’s more is that you don’t need to be an overnight guest at the hotel in order to enjoy amenities when you book a day pass through the hotel and other partner sites, like ResortPass. We’ve narrowed down to 10 of the best spots in town where you can take a lap on the lazy river, sip on tropical drinks, and perfect your tan for summer
Please note that day pass prices and availability are subject to change based on booking date, demand, and at the facility’s discretion. If you make a purchase following links on this page, Houston may receive a small share of the sale at no additional cost to you.
Four Seasons Hotel Houston
Unwind at the Four Seasons Houston‘s stunning rooftop pool surrounded by Downtown skyscrapers, which includes access to the hot tub, along with food and drink service from the Pool Deck Cafe. Upgrade to the Cabana Suite (up to 4 people) and enjoy an outside patio with seating, plus a private poolside suite with bed and bathroom from 10am to 6pm. $50 for ages 3 and up; free for ages under 3; $ for a Cabana Suite. 11am to 6pm daily. Order now or learn more.
Located across from Discovery Green, the Hilton Americas’ 24th-floor indoor infinity pool offers beautiful skyline views and makes for great lap swimming. Since it’s indoors, it’s a great option year-round, even on rainy days. Day passes also provide access to an oversized whirlpool, steam room, sauna, fitness center, and outdoor terrace. Day passes start at $ 9am to 7pm daily. Order now or learn more.
Marriott Marquis Houston
The centerpiece of this popular pool is the Texas-shaped lazy river on the 6th floor of the hotel, which also includes a heated infinity pool, towel service, and food and beverages available for purchase. The Marriott Marquis also offers a spa pass that includes access to the steam room and relaxation lounge ($40 to $75), or several passes that provide amenities for groups of 2 up to Pool hours are 9am to 10pm daily; spa hours are am to pm daily. Order now or learn more.
The East End
El Segundo Swim Club in the East End
In the East End, this 21+ swim club offers an alternative to the resort pools with an outdoor pool, lounge chairs and hammocks, full bar service, towel and sunscreen service, and private cabanas for rent. General day passes are $, with options available for day bed rentals (2 to 4 people) and cabana reservations (10 to 12 people). Saturdays 11am to sunset; Sundays noon to sunset. Order now or learn more.
Hilton Houston Plaza in Medical Center
This rooftop pool offers skyline views, food and beverage service, and access to the fitness center. $35 for ages 14 and up; $15 for ages 3 to 12; free for ages under 3. 7am to 9pm daily. Order now or learn more.
Uptown / Galleria & the Energy Corridor
Omni Houston Hotel Galleria
The luxurious Omni Houston Hotel Galleria in Uptown features 2 outdoor pools, a state-of-the-art fitness center, plus food and craft cocktails from the Birdies Café and Bar. Upgrade to the VIP Wellness Day Pass and receive a minute massage or facial, a complimentary beverage, and access to the Mokara Spa relaxation lounge, hot tub, dry sauna, and steam room. $50 for an adult day pass; $ for a VIP day pass. Pool hours are 9am to 10pm daily; spa hours are Thursday to Sunday 10am to 6pm. Order now or learn more.
Along the Katy Freeway, wedged between Beltway 8 and Highway 6, Omni Houston’s Energy Corridor location offers access to a sleek outdoor pool, hot tub, and fitness center, plus small bites and beverages at its Over The Counter market. Day passes range from $15 to $25 for adults; $15 to $20 for ages 3 to 12; free for ages under 3. 6am to 10pm daily. Order now or learn more.
The Woodlands Resort
At this resort, you’ll have access to the Forest Oasis Waterpark which features 2 pools, ft waterslides, a lazy river, and kiddie pool with children’s splash pad. Plus, there are 3 whirlpools, tennis courts and bicycles available for rental, food and beverage service, and ice cream on the weekends. Packages are available with additional amenities for groups of up to 6 people ($ to $) and up to 10 people ($ to $). $55 to $70 for ages 16 and up; $45 to $60 for ages 3 to 15; free for ages under 3. Pool hours are 9am to 10pm daily; slide and other amenity hours vary. Order now or learn more.
The Westin at the Woodlands Waterway
If you have a group ready for some fun in the sun, then this rooftop pool overlooking the Woodlands Waterway is hard to beat, with cabanas available for up to 6 people, plus poolside food and beverage service on the weekends. Cabanas start at $, with deluxe cabanas featuring additional amenities available for $ 6am to 10pm daily. Order now or learn more.
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These Houston hotels offer day passes to their pools
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If you're tired of hopping the gate at your friend's complex and looking to mix things up, you can get a day pass to one of these Houston hotels and pools.
Marriott Marquis Houston
Home to the Texas-shaped lazy river, this downtown hotel offers day passes for adults Monday through Thursday. The day pass includes access to the lazy river, an infinity pool, towel service and poolside cocktail service.
If you really want to live the high life, daybed, cabana and pergola rentals are also available.
Omni Houston Hotel Galleria
The "Wellness Day" pass gets you into two outdoor pools (one of which is heated), access to the fitness center, poolside food and drink service, complimentary Wi-Fi and parking.
You can also kick things up a notch with a VIP-level day pass, which gets you everything included in the standard pass as well as a minute massage or facial, one complimentary drink and access to the hotel's lounge, locker room, hot tub, dry sauna and steam room.
The spa is open Thursday through Sunday.
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Grand Tuscany Hotel Houston
This is true glamour when it comes to a pool day. Kids and adults can come swim in this blue and white paradise at the Grand Tuscany Hotel.
Day passes offer access to the pool with a waterfall fountain, a foot lazy river, poolside food and drink service and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Private tables, poolside cabanas and the dome cabana on the island inside the lazy river are also available for rental.
El Segundo Swim Club
If a fancy hotel isn't your scene but you still want all the perks and photos for the 'gram, El Segundo Swim Club and its pool offer an atmosphere that's described as "vintage s Rio remixed with kitsch style and a laidback, Houston vibe."
It may not be a hotel pool, but there are still plenty of necessary amenities. A day pass will get you towel and sunscreen service, lounge chairs and hammocks, full bar service with tropical cocktails and a food truck during the pool's peak hours. Private cabanas are also available for rental.
Hilton Houston Plaza/Medical Center
Kids and adults can come to splash around in this pool near Rice University. The Hilton Houston Plaza/Medical Center offers day passes for every day of the week, which will get you access to the outdoor rooftop pool and fitness center, complimentary Wi-Fi, food and beverage access from Herb N Kitchen as well as discounted parking.
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The Woodlands Resort
This resort might be a kid's dream during Houston's hot days. The Woodlands Resort has two pools, three whirlpools, foot waterslides, a lazy river, kiddie pool and a children's splash pad—way more than a regular hotel pool.
Day passes get you and the kids access to this chlorinated wonderland, poolside food and beverage service, an ice cream parlor open Friday through Sunday, complimentary Wi-Fi and parking. Plus, private cabanas, tennis courts and bicycles are also available to rent for the day.
N Millbend Dr., The Woodlands
Don't get caught buying an emergency kiddie pool at Target this summer. This is your sign that you deserve a ridiculous poolside cocktail.
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Year-Round Pool & Waterpark
UPDATE: The Forest Oasis pools, water slides, and lazy river are open year-round!
The heart of excitement at The Woodlands Resort is the Forest Oasis pool complex, a vast poolside waterscape surrounded by three luxurious guestroom buildings with easy-access pool walkout rooms, the Panther Trail™ golf course, and the towering pines of the lush forest.
Here you’ll find fun all day, from the top of our foot tower to the underwater marine mural below. Race down the slides, go on underwater treasure hunts, or meander your way down our 1,foot lazy river. Relax in the heated lagoon-style pool or play with little ones at Puffys Sprayground™.
During the fall and winter, both the waterfall pool and double helix slide/pool are heated to over 85 degrees, plus you can cozy up on the pool deck with smores and toasty beverages.
*Access to Forest Oasis is available to guests lodging at The Woodlands Resort. At check-in, wristbands will be provided for the number of occupants registered to a room (max of 4 guests per room).
Rent a Luxury CabanaSours: https://www.woodlandsresort.com/play/forest-oasis-water-park/
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Relaxing on the sun shelf at the Marriott Marquis. Photo by author
Marriott Marquis Houston
Pool open 9ampm
The word’s only rooftop Texas-shaped lazy river is located on the 6th floor of the Marriott Marquis right in the heart of downtown Houston. Spend the day playing at Discovery Green park right outside the doorstep of the hotel, then come back and relax in the infinity pool overlooking the city. Order food and beverages and soak up the sun on a lounge chair, or grab an inflatable tube and float around the lazy river. Other amenities include a 7,square-foot Pure Spa and Fitness Center.
The Four Seasons Hotel Houston
Pool open ampm
The Four Season’s resort-style pool and hot tub open early and close late so that families can maximize the poolside hours. This rooftop pool with lots of lounge chairs gives everyone a chance to unwind, order food, and enjoy a meal on the deck. The hotel is known for hosting games by the pool and offering a spa treatment for kids, featuring a poolside chocolate or coconut foot bath. Kids even get an ice cream treat to go with it. Families who stay in a designated cabana room on the same floor as the pool have direct access to the pool and Jacuzzi right outside their patio door. Cabana rooms come with private patio furniture.
The Post Oak Hotel
Pool open 9am-8pm
Guests of the posh Post Oak Hotel in uptown Houston can rent private poolside cabanas and day beds and spend the day lounging in this sparkling tropical atrium-style sanctuary. Cabanas include a fridge, flat screen TV, and comfortable lounge furniture. Their ultra-comfortable stylish day beds are a noticeable upgrade from standard lounge chairs. You can also soak up the sun on one of the in-water recliners on the sun shelf. Other amenities at the hotel include a spa, salon, and dining options.
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- What time is check-in at The Woodlands Resort? pm.
- Check-in will take place in the Living Room of the resort (near pool complex) and keys/registration forms will be prepared in advanced and presented to guests on arrival.
- Access to Forest Oasis Waterpark & Lazy River is available to guests lodging at The Woodlands Resort. At check-in, wristbands will be provided for the number of occupants registered to a room.
- What time is check-out? am. Checking out after am will result in additional fees
- Cancellation / Date Modification Policy: Reservations must be cancelled or modified 72 hours prior to day of arrival to avoid first night room and tax penalty charge.
- Early Departure: $ fee applicable to guests who check out prior to the agreed check-out date
- Smoking Policy: All guest rooms and the Forest Oasis: Lazy River & Waterpark are designated non-smoking areas. Guests may smoke outside on their own private balconies and patios. A violation of smoking in the guest rooms will result in a $ cleaning fee. Smoking is allowed in designated outdoor areas around property as well on the patio of The Bistro and the patio at Robard’s
- Internet Access: Complimentary internet access is available to all guests in their guest rooms
- Is The Woodlands Resort Pet Friendly? Yes, we are happy to welcome your 4-legged friends to The Woodlands Resort. Please review our dog friendly pet policy.
- Guests must be 21 years of age to register
- Rollaway beds available for $35 nightly, based on availability for king rooms and suites only
- Pack ‘n Plays are available at no cost, based on availability
- Extra Adult Fee:Additional $25 per adult daily fee applies to rooms with more than two adults. The fee includes additional linens, towels, in-room amenities, and access to waterpark and lazy river. The fee will be reflected in the room rate after selecting the total number of adults per room. Max capacity per room is capped at three adults for King rooms and Suites, and four adults for Queen rooms.