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You'll find a little bit of Old World Europe, a lot of sophistication in the palm-shrouded pool courtyard where regal cabanas beckon those seeking solitude and where plush chaise lounges provide sunning in luxury. It's the perfect escape from bustling Houston that requires an overnight stay. But what a way to go.

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Rooftop water culture is what you get on the upper floors where the pool area was recently renovated to the tune of $4 million. A dramatic cityscape is the backdrop to this hideaway where amenities include a poolside bar, water wall, hot tub, fire pit, large umbrellas and cabanas. This beauty is available to overnight guests.

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They call it the "Urban Oasis" and what better place to hang up your city inhibitions and don your Speedo or teeny weeny bikini than in the uber-hip surroundings of this hotel pool. The contemporary Euro vibe attracts a beautiful crowd that doesn't mind dancing poolside to the hipster music that further defines the youthful ambiance. Guests with appointments at the spa have access to the pool. Check hotel for overnight rates, required otherwise for pool use.

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On the smaller side as hotel pool courtyards go, but the feel is definitely big city sophistication and there is plenty of water space for swimming laps. A bonus — you can work out in the adjacent fitness room and dive straight into the cool waters for a refreshing dip. You'll have to book the night to take advantage of this luxury.

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On the city's west side, the glam infinity pool at Hotel Sorella offers dramatic, rooftop views of the ever-expanding CityCentre development. The space is dressed in luxe loungers, custom lanterns and draped cabanas. Only steps away is the hipster Monnalisa bar, making the pool area as popular by night as by day. Guests visiting the Monnalisa can hang by the pool. Otherwise, you'll have to make it an overnight escape to play in the waters.



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The 18th floor infinity-edge pool in this swank Memorial City hostelry is the only one of its kind the city with its incredible panoramic views across the west Houston landscape. The pool area with views in all directions enjoys those high-level breezes and has plenty of space for socializing.