Summer in NYC can get ridiculously hot and uncomfortable. So what’s one of the best remedies to combat the heat? Lying by the pool, relaxing and enjoying the view of the New York skyline. Last summer we stayed at the Dominick Hotel in SoHo for a few days. It was so hot that it was about at 85°F, in the shade. Jumping into the pool was a real refreshment and the icing on the cake. It’s only right we curated a list of hotels with pools in NYC.
Surprisingly, there aren’t many hotels that have an outdoor pool. Those who made it on our list are spread all over New York. From Central Park to Brooklyn, there’s a suitable hotel in your area. In most cases, only the hotel guests have access to the pool area, but you can try your luck as well. Just call shortly beforehand and from time to time there are also pool tickets that are available for purchase.
Here are the best hotels with a pool in NYC
Gansevoort Hotel in the Meatpacking District
The owners of the Gansevoort hotels attach great importance to design which is noticed immediately. Its location in the Meatpacking District puts the Gansevoort Hotel right in the middle of an energetic neighborhood. The High Line, great restaurants and bars are in the immediate vicinity (the Meatpacking District is one of our favorite locations in NYC). It also has a large pool from where you can look over the rooftops of the city. It’s one of the best hotels with pools in NYC. It’s all about comfort and luxury.
The Dominick in SoHo
The Dominick Hotel is a super-nice hotel on the west side of SoHo. It’s actually the tallest building in Soho, so you have a great view of the neighborhood and the city. We stayed here for a few days. The pool is not big, but during the summer it was our favorite place!
1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge in Brooklyn Heights
The 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge is a recommendation from us for several reasons. We’ve stayed here for a few nights and immediately loved the atmosphere, the style, and the rooftop bar. You also have a bar (one floor under the rooftop terrace) and a wonderful restaurant. In summer you can look out over the East River and the Brooklyn Bridge, which is right next to the hotel. Oh yes, and of course there is a pool with a sensational outlook!
The Williamsburg Hotel
An absolute hotel highlight is The Williamsburg Hotel located in hipster central, Brooklyn. It is a 5-star hotel with stunning views. From the roof with its restaurant as well as from the pool you can look at the skyline of Manhattan. It’s super connected to the subway so you can get anywhere you want to.
McCarren Hotel & Pool
One of New York’s best-known pool hotels is the McCarren Hotel in Brooklyn. Like the other hotels, there is a rooftop bar, from where you have a relaxing view of Manhattan and the surrounding area. The pool is one of the largest pools out of all the hotels. Here you will be able to enjoy it in the summer.
The James New York in SoHo
Small, but gets kudos for its elegance is the James Hotel in Soho. It’s just one block from the Dominick Hotel. The pool isn’t huge, but the view from here is sensational. There’s an amazing view of the skyline of Lower Manhattan with the One World Trade Center.
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