Spontaneous staycations are always a good idea. And nothing says summer staycay quite like a hotel with a pool scene. Especially in Texas and especially in Texas this year! So why not keep your cool with a quick and easy holiday weekend getaway? Just one click will take you to whimsy escapes, lakeside retreats, full-service spas and golf resorts for a three-day weekend.
Though the kids will be happy splashing around in a standard rectangular pool with a diving board, as adults, we know that not all hotel pools are created equal. If you want to take going for a dip to the next level, Irving’s got a pool for you! Four Las Colinas hotels get my vote for the best pool scene where you can sit and sun while admiring great scenery and order snacks and drinks while barely lifting a finger. Check out these one-of-a-kind hotels that bring the pool party along with family-friendly activities, romantic things for couples to do and friend-zone fun!
Get into the Swim of Things at Texican Court
Escape from your everyday life to the retro-inspired Texican Court. Nestled on acres of beautifully landscaped courtyards, Texican Court offers outdoor fun with lawn games like Jenga and cornhole, complimentary bicycles, fire-pits with s’mores kits and LIVE MUSIC every weekend.
The center of attention over a holiday weekend? The ultra-hip circular swimming pool, of course!
On-site Dining: Two Mules Cantina & Beer Garden serves guests with the attitude of “Make Tacos, Not War.” And by the way, they serve up that attitude with delicious Tex-Mex in case that’s not abundantly clear.
Bonus: Texican Court is a pet-friendly hotel. There is no need to leave your four-legged family at home when you travel. You might even want to grab Fido and start the weekend early for paw-ty time Thursday at Texican Court’s Yappy Hour where you can bond with your bestie over specialty cocktails and treats. Your fur baby will jump at the chance to have some tail-wagging fun in the sun. Plus, a portion of the proceeds from the specialty cocktail will benefit the DFW Humane Society.
Memorial Day Special: Reserve three nights and receive the third night complimentary, May 26 – May 31, 2022. View all deals.
Sip, Savor, Spa & Sun at Omni Las Colinas Hotel
Sunshine & scenic views, stellar dining and spa time make for the staycation trifecta at Irving’s Omni Las Colinas.
After a pandemic hiatus, the Mokara Spa has reopened. Not only is Mokara Spa literally steps from the hotel, but EVERYTHING food & fun is on property or just a hop, skip and a jump away.
But truly, there’s no need to leave the property once you’ve settled into a poolside chaise, daybed or cabana. The poolscape has over 200 chaise lounge chairs and daybeds, plus greenspace, lawn games, inviting fire pits and a waterfront view. Reserve a cabana.
On-site Dining: The Lakehouse Waterfront Lounge, a luxurious and spacious new resort-style lounge area is where you’ll want to be over the weekend. They’re offering specials each day of the weekend like Thursday’s Rose All Day ($40 bottle of Miraval and app special), Fizzy Friday bubble specials and Morning Magic Happy Hour on Sunday.
Bonus: If you can’t stay for the weekend, you can purchase a day pass or rent a cabana for the day, (optional: buy a new suit and get a mani/pedi and a wax), lather on the sunscreen and you’re ready to make a splash. View all deals.
Sip & Dip in Style at the Four Seasons Resort
At Irving’s very own urban oasis, the Four Seasons Resort at Las Colinas, weekenders can lounge in a luxurious and oversized daybed complete with water service, hourly amenities, scented oshibori and complimentary high-speed WiFi. (To reserve call 972.717.0700)
The resort is a family-friendly haven too. The “Kids For All Seasons” program offers countless activities to keep kiddos entertained so you can squeeze in some relaxing adults-only time by the pool.
On-site Dining: At LAW, the resort's signature restaurant, sit down for bold Texan fare using the finest ingredients and inspired by the robust, local flavors found in our state’s land, air and water. Open every summer, the poolside bar and eatery offers fun, flavorful all-American favorites with handcrafted summer cocktails and drinks or you can share a romantic dinner in the privacy of your room.
Bonus: There’s golf, spa and amazing fitness classes. Plus, Four Seasons has planned a weekend chock-full of Memorial Day activities for adulting and playing with or without the little ones. Start with a welcome to the weekend cocktail in the lobby and live music at OUTLAW Taproom. Throughout the weekend you can enjoy breakfast at LAW with a balloon artist, Junior Sport Camp at the Golf & Sports Club, poolside street tacos, water slides, airbrush tattoos, arts and crafts, campfire s'mores, a Dallas Zoo live animal experience, photos with Tex the Longhorn Steer and a Saturday night movie under the stars. Now that’s one heck of a weekend getaway bonus.
Party On Poolside at the NYLO
And the pool party is a GO this Memorial Day weekend at the NYLO on Saturday from noon to 4 pm. Enjoy Complimentary snow cones (spike it with alcohol for a fee!), tunes by DJ Brian Armstrong and poolside lounging all day long. The party is exclusive to hotel guests.
Onsite Dining: LOFT Restaurant & Bar will be open and serving Chef Ashley's specialties.
Bonus: Memorial Day Package includes a $50 food and beverage credit and late 3 p.m. check out. Book Your Stay.
In Irving, there’s a pool for you! Pick your vibe, book your room, pack your sunnies, swimsuit and sunscreen and go!