Summer in the city is hot and humid with little to no escape from the sweltering sun. No time to travel to the beach? Don’t worry! Beat the heat at the top 8 best pools in New York City.
DUMBO House: A Soho House property with arguably the pool with the best view of NYC. The downside is you’ll need to be – or know – a member to access this pool. Up upside though is it’s located off Brooklyn Bridge Park and has a restaurant, club bar, library, an outdoor terrace and rooftop with a pool, all with views of the Brooklyn Bridge, East River and Lower Manhattan.
Premier57: Relax at the exclusive hydrotherapy spa pools designed with different “stations” of aqua-jet nozzles that target specific areas of the body. Whether you want to look out over the city from the rooftop or stay cool inside, Premier57’s pools are some of the best in NYC. For just $75 for the day pass, you can enjoy these rooftop views from sun-up to sun-down.
Gansevoort Park: This is the pool to indulge in. Even for the high price, this rooftop pool is hard to beat for an afternoon swim. The hotel offers a $250 package that includes a day pass, $75 in food and drinks, a discount on spa treatments and more.
McCarren Hotel and Pool : This chic Manhattan-style pool is in the heart of Brooklyn. Reservations are a must. Arrive early to scope out the best seat and lounge in cabanas or pool chairs for an extra fee. Reserve your pool day online for only $45 on weekdays and $65 on weekends.
Jimmy at the James: This high-rise pool located at The James Hotel, is exclusive to guests during the day, but come late afternoon, the pool is open to locals. The best part? There is NO cover.
La Piscine at Hôtel Americano: This pool atop the Chelsea hotel opens to the public for only $45 for a day pass on weekdays and $65 on weekends.
1 Hotel Brooklyn: A Brooklyn Bridge waterfront retreat, with expansive views of the East River and Manhattan skyline. Designed by local artists using native greenery and reclaimed materials, nature is home in Brooklyn. Lounge poolside with NYC skyline views and handcrafted cocktails from the rooftop bar, then cool off with a dip in their plunge pool – exclusive for hotel guests.
The Beach at Dream Downtown: The perfect summertime escape. Spanning 5,000 square feet, it is the ideal location to host a soiree, company cocktail party or daytime meeting. Even for a quick bite and drinks among friends. The Beach includes a glass-bottom pool, full-service bar, pool deck, sand beach, two private cabanas and over 50 chaise lounges. The indoor/outdoor café located adjacent to the pool features a casual all-day menu created by Executive Chef Brad Warner that pairs perfectly with a seasonal cocktail menu. Open to hotel guests and day passes available!