5 Hotel Rooftop Pools To Help You Cool Off This Summer In NYC

If you’re looking to cool off this summer, head to the roof. Rooftop pools are scattered all over the city from the ever-popular Meatpacking District to across the bridge in Williamsburg. Sit back, relax, sip on a martini and bask in the summer glory on one of these five haute rooftop pools in the city.

Soho House

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Access to this pool is strictly members only or invite and that makes it the “who’s who” of all rooftop pools. The Soho House, which as we all know is a club for the creative community, treats its members to a summertime hotspot, on its 6th floor. Lounge poolside on plush purple and white chaise loungers or take a dip in the 32-foot heated pool. The views are also spectacular, but the no cell phone policy means your Instagram posts will have to wait. The spot is also known for its celebrity sightings and is arguably one of the most exclusive settings in the city.

Gansevoort Meatpacking

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Gansevoort Meatpacking is the first full-service resort in Manhattan’s vibrant Meatpacking District, which includes an epic rooftop pool. Enjoy spectacular city views while relaxing in the pool, or on a poolside lounge. This urban oasis is the perfect place to enjoy the summer days ahead complete with snacks and cocktails. Although the pool is only accessible to guests at the hotel, we suggest booking the superior king room for a complete paradise staycation experience in the heart of Manhattan.

The William Vale

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Across the bridge is a luxury boutique hotel with a rooftop pool that has amazing Manhattan skyline views and a special membership pass, limited to only 100 people. Dubbed the Vale Pool, guests will enjoy a landscaped oasis with lounge chairs, cabanas, and seating areas. The pool is an impressive 60 feet in length, which makes it the longest outdoor hotel pool in Brooklyn. Membership passes start at $999 for midweek access and a plus 1 or day passes start at $99/person from Monday to Thursday and $149/person from Friday to Sunday.

Dream Downtown Hotel

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Manhattan’s largest pool located at Dream Downtown Hotel just got a serious summer upgrade, which includes a poolside eatery and new decor. Immerse yourself in a Pacific island surrounded by lush greenery, florals, swings and retractable weatherized pergola. Indulge in a beach club menu with items such as BBQ chicken satay, lobster rolls and much more. Pair it with a refreshing sipper like the coco colada, pineapple dole whip, smoked mule or strawberry negroni—among other boozy delights including an adult push-pop. Purchase a $65 pool pass and don’t forget to make reservations for The Beach if you want to dine on summer delights. 

Mr. Purple at Hotel Indigo Lower East Side

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The Lower East Side’s favorite rooftop bar has more than just elevated bar bites and sophisticated cocktails. Capturing the vibrant spirit of the area, Mr. Purple at Hotel Indigo Lower East Side offers city views from two outdoor terraces, one of which is decked out with a swimming pool. Snack on buttermilk fried chicken sliders, sip on classic cocktails or choose your own adventure and let the bartenders create something fun for you while you sit poolside taking in the warm weather day-drinking vibes.