In the series that inspired us to build DayPass
By Kat Stromquist 20 Jun 2016,
While "Olympic-sized swimming pool" is a valid plan for one's lottery winnings, more short-term solutions are available for aquatic summer fun. At some downtown hotels, new programs allow city residents to splash alongside hotel guests. The hotels and restaurants mentioned below offer varying degrees of pool access, along with fringe benefits such as movie screenings, cabanas and craft cocktails.
W Hotel French Quarter
Every Sunday through Labor Day (except during Essence Fest weekend), 10 would-be swimmers can purchase a day pass to swim at the compact courtyard pool at the W. At just under 6 feet deep, it's the perfect depth for floating.