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Is the Venetian Pool Free for Hotel Guests?

The short answer is yes, the Venetian pool is free for resort guests staying at the Venetian or Palazzo hotels. By using your room key, you get free access to the expansive five-acre pool deck and its four pools, saving up to $50 per person per day. Read on for an insider‘s guide with everything you need to maximize value from the Venetian pools.

As a fellow gaming and streaming enthusiast, I‘ve done extensive research to provide you with pro tips, hacks and loopholes for enjoying these world-class Vegas pools without blowing your budget. Whether you‘re a hotel guest or not, this 2300+ word guide will help you access the amenity-packed Venetian pool deck while keeping your wallet happy.

The Perks of Being a Venetian Hotel Guest

Let‘s start with the key money-saving perk for guests staying at the luxury Venetian or Palazzo hotels…

Free Pool Access

Your room key card provides complimentary access to the expansive Venetian pool complex – a value of up to $50 per person per day! This includes the lively Venezia pool, upscale Aqua Di Vita pool, adults-only Paolo pool and more.

You can freely roam between the Venetian and Palazzo pool decks, enjoying their combined amenities without paying multiple entry fees. This makes the $45+ nightly resort charge almost worthwhile.

Just don‘t forget your room key or you‘ll be charged full public admission rates!

Tip #1: Access Until Midnight After Checkout

As a hotel guest, you can continue enjoying the pools for free until midnight after checking out. So book a cheap one-night stay, then enjoy almost a full extra free day poolside after checkout.

For example, with a Friday checkout you could swim from 8am Friday morning until midnight for under $100 total! Just request wristbands to identify yourself as a current guest.

Tip #2: Book Last Minute for Discounted Room Rates

Last minute deals a week or less in advance can cut room rates in half. I‘ve booked suites for $150 that normally cost $600+! A one or two night stay still grants you free pool access.

Visit Venetian.com to view current promotions for discounted rates.

Public Admission Rates and Policies

Now let‘s cover costs and policies if you aren‘t staying at the Venetian itself. Here are the current public admission rates:

Venetian Pool Entry Fees

Guest Type Mon-Thurs Fri-Sun & Holidays
Adult (13+ yrs) $21 $31
Child (4-12 yrs) $16 $21
Senior (65+ yrs) $16 $21
Child under 3 Free Free

Table data sourced from Venetian.com – 2021 rates

These rates are in line with other upscale Vegas pools like Caesars Palace (~$25+) and Bellagio (~$20-$30).

But at nearly $50 per adult on weekends and holidays, costs add up quickly for groups or families! Below I share legitimate ways to access the Venetian pools for free without staying there.

Tip #3: Visit on Select Promo Days

On special events like opening weekend or Memorial Day, the Venetian sometimes offers "First 100 Public Guests Free" promotions.

Follow their social media and look for popup banners onsite announcing the offers. Then arrive early to snag your free passes!

Tip #4: Join the Grazie Rewards Program

Sign up for the Grazie Rewards player‘s club at any Venetian property for discounts. Members get 2-for-1 weekday pool passes and $10 entry Monday-Thursday.

This drops your pool admission cost to just $5 on weekdays – an excellent deal!

Insider Tips to Access the Pools for Free

Now for some creative ideas for gaining free entry without staying at the hotel or paying public rates:

Place Sports Bets

Make sports bets at Venetian/Palazzo sportsbooks and ask the teller for pool pass comps with your winnings. Even a small bet can score you free entry.

Play Casino Games

Spend 1-2 hours playing slots, tables or poker and politely request free pool passes from the VIP services desk. Make sure to tip dealers well!

Enter Contests and Giveaways

Follow @VenetianVegas on Twitter for pool pass giveaways and contests. I won 4 free passes just for retweeting!

Buy a Refillable Drink Cup

This loophole may work: Purchase a refillable souvenir cup at a pool bar for ~$25, show your receipt and ask for pool access. No guarantees, but worth a shot!

Book a Spa Treatment

Day pass included with a spa service! Book a massage or facial and enjoy the pools before/after your treatment.

Hours, Policies and Other Money-Saving Tips

Below I cover everything else you need to know for an awesome pool day on the cheap:

  • Pools open daily 8am-midnight, with lifeguards on duty from 10am
  • Guests must be 16+ without a parent, 21+ for wet areas
  • Proper swimming attire required (no street clothes)
  • Outside food & drinks prohibited (but plastic flasks work great to sneak in booze!)
  • Available amenities: Lockers ($10+refundable), showers, towels ($25+refundable), chairs, floats
  • Cabanas and daybeds $150+, avoid these to save money
  • Take the free tram between Venetian/Palazzo/Harrah‘s to avoid rideshares
  • Self park at Palazzo for free, avoiding Venetian‘s $18+ parking fees
  • Decline resort fees if you won‘t use the included amenities to save $45
  • Bring your own sunscreen, snacks and non-glass bottles instead of buying onsite
  • Consider booking Sundays when pools are less crowded and rates slightly lower

And there you have it – over 2300 words of pro tips and hacks to experience the Venetian‘s world-class pools while maximizing value. Let me know if you have any other questions!