Despite all of the beaches close by, or the summer vacations you may have planned, there are some days you just can’t get out of the city. Find relief from the heat – and from the daily grind – at some of New York’s best hotel rooftop pools! I’ve put together a list of the hottest cooling-off spots in the city, for your swimming pleasure!
Hotel Gansevoort / Meatpacking District
I literally gasped when I saw the photo of Hotel Gansevoort’s pool (above). The views are incredible! The greatest thing about this pool is it’s heated and is open year-round. Something unique about the pool at Hotel Gansevoort is that is has underwater music playing. I’ve never heard of this before and I might have to make a mini-vacation trip to Hotel Gansevoort to check it out. www.hotelgansevoort.com
SoHo House / Meatpacking District
The SoHo house’s pool is a great option for families that are visiting Manhattan. Adults are allowed to enjoy the pool until two in the morning some nights, while children can swim until five p.m. The heated pool is open year-round and has views of the Hudson River and West Village. If you don’t feel like swimming you can always relax on the lounges or chairs and take advance of the full waiter service in the summer. www.sohohouseny.com
The Empire Hotel / Upper West Side
If you’re visiting town to see a ballet or performance at the Lincoln Center the Empire Hotel is literally a step away. Their seasonal rooftop pool has spectacular views overlooking Lincoln Center and the surrounding NYC skyline. www.empirehotelnyc.com
Thompson LES / Lower East Side
The Thompson LES pool is a design lover’s paradise. You can see touches of haute minimalism throughout the hotel and in the pool. The Andy Warhol filmstrip pool is a unique touch to this rooftop. www.thompsonhotels.com
Dream Downtown Hotel / Meatpacking
This stunning hotel is the epitome of modern urban luxury, and the 5,000 square foot pool deck features a beach club and private cabanas. An ideal place to perfect your tan! www.dreamdowntown.com
Hôtel Americano / Chelsea
I can’t leave off one of my own favorite spots for socializing all year round! The pool at Hôtel Americano is surrounded by cozy cabanas and sunny daybeds , La Piscine rooftop lido makes a splash day and night, sun or shade. Cocktails and small bites are served! www.hotel-americano.com
Want a home with a pool? There are plenty of apartment and condo buildings in New York with pools and other summer amenities! Email me at claudias (at) markdavidny (dot) com, or search available properties at markdavidny.com!