Living in the concrete jungle has its countless perks, but quick access to authentic sand and waves isn’t one of them. Although jet-setting to the East End and international islands is always a blast, sometimes staying local sounds so much better. For those days when you want to catch some rays but stay in New York, Haute Living has rounded up the city’s most luxurious hotel pools that offer day passes for a dive in the water.
The Beach at the Dream Downtown Hotel
355 W 16th Street at 9th Ave
Head over to this ultra-chic Chelsea hotspot for a 4,800 square-foot heated pool and a full-service bar to stay entertained and bronzed for hours on end by the imported white sand. With day passes starting at $175 and and cabanas running up to $2,500, The Beach offers the ultimate luxurious poolside experience.
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18 9th Ave
Whether you’re tanning in the afternoon or relaxing with the sunset views, you’ll get hooked on Hotel Gansevoort’s underwater music, colored lights, and upbeat atmosphere. Thanks to its prime location in the Meatpacking District, you’re bound to spot A-listers snacking at The Plunge Rooftop Bar and making a splash in the heated hotel pool.
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27 Grand Street
This SoHo favorite opens up free of charge on the weekends from 12-5 for non-guests, but you’ll rack up charges on their pricey (and addictive) cocktails and lush amenities. The James offers the complete experience: top-notch deejays, plush chaise lounges, and of course, unbelievable views of the Hudson, Wall Street, and Midtown.
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Le Parker Meridien
119 W 56th Street
With breathtaking views of Central Park and gourmet delectable bites, Le Parker Meridien makes staying inland more desirable and haute than ever. Shell out $100 for a day pass and indulge in lounge-side cocktail deliveries and an envy-inducing tan.
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