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Do local hotels have a deal for locals who wanna swim but don't need a room?

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Do local hotels have a deal for locals who wanna swim but don't need a room?

Hi all.
Does anyboby know if local hotels have some sort of deal for guests who live in the neighboorhood and therefore have no need of a room, but are interested using hotel's pool (and maybe dining)?

Motel/Hotel name/chain doesn't matter.
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Yes. Best to inquire with the club facility for rates. Years ago I used to frequent a hotel downtown (Toronto/Vancouver) for their gym/pool.
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Thanks. I found some online articles from fancy-schmancy magazines about using pools without being a sleeping guest and the prices were exorbitant. Some give you a 'free' pass if you get a $150 spa treatment.

And all we're looking for is a quiet, humble pool we can just float in without the bustle of a public pool.
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My local Holiday Inn used to do this when I was growing up. We always had a family membership and it wasn't very much money. We used the pool, hot tub, sauna, mini putt, weight gym, change rooms
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mapleleafsyrup wrote:
Oct 18th, 2017 7:10 am
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Thanks. I found some online articles from fancy-schmancy magazines about using pools without being a sleeping guest and the prices were exorbitant. Some give you a 'free' pass if you get a $150 spa treatment.

And all we're looking for is a quiet, humble pool we can just float in without the bustle of a public pool.
Again, very hotel will have different rates, and there is no "quick" way to find out unless you pick up the phone and call around.

I don't recall what I paid but it was more expensive than a gym membership which have pools, since it is more quiet, which is what you are looking for...if it was too cheap, hotel guests may not like the bustle of a public pool which you are looking to avoid. You'll have to pay to play.
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This is definitely possible at some Toronto hotels. There are daily, monthly, yearly and half-yearly passes available depending on the hotel. They are costly.
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McKinsey wrote:
Oct 18th, 2017 9:51 am
..if it was too cheap, hotel guests may not like the bustle of a public pool which you are looking to avoid.
The hotel pool could stay quiet while being "too cheap" if locals don't consider going there an option.

frugal1 wrote:
Oct 18th, 2017 9:54 am
They are costly.
That's a shame. I don't even need a posh pool or a pool with a great ambiance. In fact, the pool or the hotel/motel could be ugly/dinky -- I don't care. Just looking for a pool.
If all hotel/motel pools are gonna cost lots of money, not sure if it's gonna be worth it.
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mapleleafsyrup wrote:
Oct 18th, 2017 1:48 pm
The hotel pool could stay quiet while being "too cheap" if locals don't consider going there an option.



That's a shame. I don't even need a posh pool or a pool with a great ambiance. In fact, the pool or the hotel/motel could be ugly/dinky -- I don't care. Just looking for a pool.
If all hotel/motel pools are gonna cost lots of money, not sure if it's gonna be worth it.
any friends in condominium buildings ? some of them have a very nice and almost never used pools ...
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OP, that sounds like a good idea about going to hotel and pay for the pool use.
On the other position, if I was the hotel guest and know the hotel open their pool for the non hotel guest to use for money and crowed the pool (instead of guest only), I won't happy with it and probably won't go back to this hotel again.
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