Heading to NYC soon and looking for the best hotels with Rooftop Pools in NYC? Pack your swimsuit and pick the best location to enjoy the NYC rooftop pools views. This Rooftop Pools in NYC guide will have you ready to soak up the sun in NYC.
Summer in the Big Apple can get hot. So if you’re planning your trip to NYC during the steamy summer months, you might want to make sure you’re checking into one of the best hotels with rooftop pools NYC, so you can partake in a spot of sunbathing, cool off in the water, as well as waste no sightseeing time, as you’ll be able to enjoy the city skyline views.
Or, if you’re a New Yorker or staying in the city long term and can’t escape to the beach, you might be looking for somewhere to cool off without having to spend your dollars on an overnight stay at a hotel. Below is a list of the best NYC rooftop pools in Manhattan and the greater New York City regions, including information about when the pools are open (opening times and seasonality, where appropriate), plus day pass or membership access and pricing for non-guests.
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Lower Manhattan Rooftop Pools NYC
Located in Soho, The Dominick Hotel is the only independent “Five-Diamond” hotel in the city. The property boasts a seasonal NYC rooftop pool on the 7th floor with gorgeous Manhattan skyline views, reserved exclusively for guests staying at the hotel. There’s also a bar, which serves up sushi and creative cocktails. Check ahead for opening dates and hours, and note that the terrace can be closed in bad weather.
The Gansevoort is located in the trendy meatpacking district of New York City. The hotel’s facilities include a 45-foot heated NYC rooftop pool, which is open year-round. However, note that the pool is only accessible for guests staying at the hotel and upon entrance to the pool area, you’ll need to prove you’re staying at the property. The pool also features underwater lights and music, plus there is a bar and lounge for cocktails and snacks.
May 1 – September 11: 7:00AM – 9:00PM
September 12 – November 2: 7:00AM-7:00PM
November 3 – April 30: 7:00AM – 5:00P
Located, as you can probably already guess, on the Lower East Side, the 15th-floor rooftop plunge pool at Hotel Indigo Lower East Side is only open during the summer (Memorial Day until late September), from 8 am to 7 pm (cocktails start from 11 am). The open-air heated NYC rooftop pool shows off sweeping views of the NYC skyline and is reserved for hotel guests, though day passes can be purchased at My Purple for weekdays only; $50 Monday to Thursday, and $100 for Fridays.
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The SoHo retreat of The James Hotel includes a seasonal NYC rooftop pool with a “halo” terrace design that frames the pool deck to showcase the NYC cityscape. The pool is only available in the summer months, between Memorial Day and the end of September, and includes a bar.
Opening hours are 8 am to 4 pm (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday), 9 am to 4 pm on Thursdays and 8 am to 2 pm on the weekends. From 3 pm onwards on Saturday and Sunday, the rooftop bar and lounge opens to the public for JIMMY Summer Pool Parties.
At Sixty LES Hotel, you’ll find this NYC rooftop pool has a rather unique feature; an Andy Warhol print on the bottom of the pool, adding to the sophistication of the Lower East Side property. The pool is open seasonally from May 24th to September 23rd, between 9 am and 5.30 pm on weekdays, then 9 am to 7 pm on weekends and national holidays. Beverage service and small plates are also available from Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya. Day passes cost $65 for weekdays and $95 for weekends.
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Tucked away in the Meatpacking District, Soho House New York is both a hotel and a members club. This NYC rooftop pool is heated and is open all year round and the views are of downtown Manhattan and the scenic Hudson River. There’s also a restaurant, plus food and drinks can be served at the pool loungers. However, the pool can only be used by hotel guests and members (membership starts at $1,080/year).
The rooftop of The Standard High Line in the Meatpacking District is home to Le Bain, a penthouse discotheque and bar, which invites famous DJs to spin tunes via their state-of-the-art sound system. In the summer months, there’s also a heated plunge pool in the dancefloor. Note that admission is very exclusive and not always guaranteed, even for hotel guests – only determined at the entrance. Advance reservations are not accepted.
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Rooftop Pools NYC – Midtown Manhattan
Think a rooftop pool in New York City is the height of luxury? Well, the Dream Downtown hotel takes things up a notch by boasting the only sand beach in Manhattan! The 4,800 square-foot rooftop beach area includes a 50-foot glass-bottomed heated NYC rooftop pool, 70 chaise loungers, two private cabanas (in which you can also enjoy massages or spa treatments), plus a full-service bar and DJ booth. The white sand is imported from the Hamptons, while the glass-bottom of the pool looks down to the lobby. Non-guests can still each this fabulous pool with day passes Monday to Friday from $65 per day.
44 West 63rd Street, New York, NY, 10023
Head to the picturesque rooftop of The Empire Hotel and you’ll find the Pool Deck, which features a refreshing plunge NYC rooftop pool, incredible views of the New York skyline, private cabanas, as well as a food and beverage service. Secluded and private, The Empire’s Pool Deck is only available to guests staying at the hotel and for private functions.
518 West 27th Street, New York, NY, 10001
Formerly known as Hotel Americano, Selina Chelsea NYC is an artsy boutique property with minimalist décor, located within walking distance of popular New York attractions, such as Madison Square Garden. The NYC rooftop pool makes for a relaxing dip in the summer, then transforms into an intimate lounge for the winter.
119 West 56th Street, New York, NY, 10019
Previously under the name Le Parker Meridien, this property was recently converted to a Hyatt hotel (February 2019) and the name shorted to simply Parker New York. However, the property’s famed 40-foot-long indoor NYC rooftop pool view with excellent views across Central Park is still very much a firm favorite.
If you’re staying at the hotel, then a $25 “resort fee” may be added to your bill for use of the facilities, including the gravity fitness center (so much more than just a few cardio machines and weights), group fitness classes, sauna, and steam, etc. If you’re not a hotel guest and just looking for a daycation, then there are options for one- and multi-day passes from $150.
420 Park Avenue South, New York, NY, 10016
Up on the 20th floor of the Royalton Park Avenue hotel, you’ll find a NYC rooftop pool with stunning views of the Empire State Building (it’s literally right in front of you). There’s a 40-foot-long heated indoor and outdoor NYC rooftop pool, an outdoor lounge with restaurant and bar, plus a 1,000-square-foot deck area with plenty of seating.
The pool is only available to hotel guests (you must show your room key for access), but open all year round from 7 am to 6 pm.
515 West 42nd Street, New York, NY, 10036
If your budget doesn’t quite stretch to the luxury Manhattan hotels mentioned above, then take a look at staying at The Travel Inn Hotel, which has a large seasonal rooftop pool available for guests staying at the property (sadly, non-guests are not allowed). The hotel is conveniently located near Times Square, with easy access to major subway lines. The pool is open in the summer months, though there is no seating and the shallow end is covered with a glass roof.
Brooklyn – Rooftop Pools NYC
60 Furman Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11201
Over in Brooklyn, you’ll find the 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, an eco-friendly property that boasts a rooftop plunge pool with a fantastic view of lower Manhattan. Sadly, the pool is not open to non-guests and only open seasonally for the warmer summer months. However, the rooftop bar and lounge are available for those just looking for a gorgeous view, though advance reservations are recommended.
160 North 12th Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11249
Tucked away in the midst of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, McCarren Hotel & Pool includes a 40-by-20-foot outdoor heated rooftop swimming pool, a sprawling 4,800-square-foot deck with plenty of daybeds and sun loungers, as well as hipster-y rooftop dining at the Urban Vegan Kitchen.
The hotel’s pool and deck is a popular local hangout, especially in the sunnier months. Of course, access is open to hotel guests and though individual day passes are available, they can only be bought two days in advance due to high demand. Day passes cost $55 for weekdays and $85 for weekend days.
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96 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11249
Another Williamsburg gem is the aptly-named Williamsburg Hotel, a Brooklyn property that includes a seasonal NYC rooftop swimming pool with a bar, café and gorgeous unobstructed view of the Manhattan skyline. The pool is not only open to hotel guests, but also to the public, with day passes starting at $65 (prices for reserving a cabana, daybed or lounger vary) and you can reserve your spot in advance. If you’re looking for a cheaper option, you can pay $40 after 3 pm Monday to Thursday.
111 North 12th Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11249
One of the largest rooftop swimming pools on our list (and indeed, both Brooklyn and greater New York City), Williamsburg’s The William Vale houses a 60-foot seasonal outdoor NYC rooftop pool on its third floor. Located right above Vale Park, the pool space also includes a bar for cocktails in the sun. If you’re not planning to stay at the hotel overnight, day passes start from $99/day, but there are also membership options if you’re looking for something a little more long-term.
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Queens Rooftop Pools NYC
8-08 Queens Plaza Street, Long Island City, NY, 11101
Long Island City’s Ravel Hotel hosts an outdoor rooftop pool under than name Profundo Day Club. Open seasonally, day passes are only $25 and include WiFi, pool access, a sling chair (first come, first serve), poolside food and beverage service, as well as music from a live DJ (Thursday to Monday only), but note that there’s a strict dress code and very little shade by the pool.
JFK Airport, Jamaica, NY, 11430
The TWA Hotel at JFK Airport offers something unique, as well as an impressive 63-foot-long infinity-edge rooftop swimming pool – runway views! The pool is heated up to 100 degrees in the winter) and open year-round from 7 am to 11 pm. Hotel guests can use the pool facilities and observation deck for free, while non-guests can purchase day passes for TWA Fitness starting from $25 per person.
There’s also a lounge and bar, plus “underwater” seating, so you can enjoy a warming or cooling dip, then look out to Jamaica Bay and watch planes take off and land – making TWA Hotel the perfect stop for a late arrival or early departure, as well as an excellent place to spend a long layover.
More Rooftop Pools NYC
Heard about a new hotel opening with a rooftop pool in New York City? Got some updated information about day passes or pool availability for the above-listed hotels? Or did we somehow miss your favorite place to stay in NYC with a rooftop swimming pool? Let us know your thoughts and suggestions in the comments below – and enjoy your next refreshing dip in one of the Big Apple’s best outdoor pools! What is your favorite rooftop pool in NYC?
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