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NYC Hotels With Rooftop Pools: 18 Best 2023

There are more NYC hotels with rooftop pools than you would imagine from a place that gets so cold in winter. Many of them are seasonal, but there are quite a few year-round NYC hotel rooftop pools with retractable roofs, heating, and fire pits. Epic. This city truly doesn’t miss a beat!

I’ve begun with all the hotels in NYC with rooftop pools all around Manhattan, from the Lower East to the Upper West side in all kinds of amazing hotels with different themes, designs, amenities, restaurants, and venues on-site.

But I quickly realized that, to have a rooftop pool in NYC, you don’t necessarily have to be IN NYC. Some of the rooftop pools in Brooklyn and beyond have the BEST Manhattan skyline and river views, so make sure to check those hotels out also if looking for an epic rooftop view.

BEST HOTELS WITH ROOFTOP POOLS IN NYC

Best NYC Hotels with Rooftop Pools in Manhattan

Royalton Park Avenue

The Hotel: Formerly Gansevoort Park, the Royalton Park Avenue hotel is a fun boutique hotel right in the middle of NYC’s NoMad area. Onsite you can find a spa, fitness center, and chic spaces along with a pool bar, restaurant, and care for all your dining needs. It’s very close to the Empire State Building!

The Rooms: The best way I can describe the rooms at Royalton Park Avenue is stylish and chic. They are modernly chis, with fun pops of color, pin stripes, and more. You’ll find fully stocked mini bars, private balconies with views over NYC, a flat screen TV, and luscious amenities in the bathroom too.

The Rooftop Pool: The Royalton Park Avenue is truly one of the best NYC hotels with rooftop pools as it looks straight out toward the Empire State Building! On the 20th floor terrace you can relax in or by the 40 foot pool, or you can check out the rooftop bar with many options from breakfast to dinner.

Royalton Park Avenue NYC hotels with rooftop pool view of empire state building

Hotel Location: NoMad area on Park Ave + 29th: a few blocks from Madison Square Park

How to Access the Rooftop Pool: For Hotel Guests Only

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Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC Hotel

The Hotel: Gansevoort Meatpacking is a stylish NYC boutique hotel with sleek furnishings and a nice vibe. But the highlight of this hotel is definitely the restaurants. Dine at The Chester for everything from brunch to dinner, Saichin for sushi, C+C for coffee and cocktails, or the Gansvoort Rooftop for drinks and bites overlooking the city. It’s truly a foodie hotel.

The Rooms: Rooms here are sleek and simple yet have more than the comforts you need. Find workspaces, Flatscreen TV’s, great toiletries, speakers, and even a personalized mirror workout option. Book different room styles from regular to suite.

The Rooftop Pool: The Gansevoort Meatpacking Hotel rooftop pool is exclusively for guests and offers amazing views of NYC and the river. Relax on comfy couches of sun loungers in the sun, and older drinks from the fancy and cute Gansevoort Rooftop bar. The rooftop bar is open to the public, but the pool is just for you!

Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC rooftop pool hotel

Hotel Location: Meatpacking District on Gansevoort + 9th, a few blocks from the Whitney Museum of American Art

How to Access the Rooftop Pool: For Hotel Guests Only

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Dominick Hotel 

The Hotel: The Dominick has ‘classy’ written all over it. The only independent 5-diamind hotel in NYC, this hotel is elegant and uber-luxurious. The 46 stories of rooms offer views of the Hudson River and all of the city. Find 4 restaurants and a pool bar on-site, including a Michelin Star restaurant, as well as a

The Rooms: There are a few different room styles at the Dominick, ranging from Hudson or Skyline view suites, 1BR, or 2BR accommodations (or special spa suites)! They hold nothing back on the amenities or views here, with top of the line everything, bathtubs with river views, floor-to-ceiling windows, and more.

The Rooftop Pool: The seasonal rooftop pool at the Dominick is located on the 7th floor of the hotel adjacent to the Terrace on 7 bar. While it may not be on the 46th floor, the views here are still epic.

The pool is surrounded by cozy sun loungers with cabanas around the outside available for rent. You can order food or drinks to your chair as you relax in trendy Soho.

Dominick Hotel rooftop pool NYC 7th floor pool terrace

Hotel Location: SoHo area on Spring St and Varick Ave: a few blocks from Spring St Metro Station

How to Access the Rooftop Pool: For Hotel Guests or rent a cabana at Terrace on 7

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Margaritaville Resort Times Square

The Hotel: Yes, there’s a new Margaritaville in Times Square… with a 7-hour happy hour each day… AND a rooftop pool! This NYC hotel has FIVE restaurants on-site with American and Caribbean themes and their signature tiki bar that they’re known for in the tropics. It claims to be a tropical oasis in the heart of the city, which is absolutely true given the decor, menus, and theme.

The Rooms: The rooms at the NYC Margaritaville are tastefully tropical and beach-themed. Expect pops of blue and turquoise and beachy art, but with the Big Apple right in front of you when you look outside the window! There are over a dozen room styles, suites and accessible rooms too, all with big TV’s and workspaces.

The Rooftop Pool: The rooftop pool (the only outdoor pool in Times Square) is located inside Landshark Bar + Grill on the 10th floor, and is open to the public. It’s a long and thin rooftop pool surrounded by deck chairs and umbrellas on one side, and the restaurant on the other.

Margaritaville Resort Times Square NYC hotels with rooftop pool times square

Hotel Location: Times Square on 7th and 40th Street

How to Access the Rooftop Pool: Head up to Landshark Bar + Grill, order some goodies, and enjoy!

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ModernHaus SoHo (prev. The James Hotel)

The Hotel: Previously rebranded from The James Hotel, ModernHaus Soho is a newer lower Manhattan boutique hotel icon. It’s known for its 3 restaurants and bars serving up a huge range of food and drinks, and especially the rooftop (The Jimmy) – which hasn’t changed from before the hotel’s rebranding.

The Rooms: The hotel and rooms are designed in so-called Bauhaus design, with clean lines, color blocks, and fun modernist shapes defining the spaces. The design is delightfully simple, functional, and modern, with luxe amenities and incredible views from the floor-to-ceiling windows.

The Rooftop Pool: ‘The Jimmy’ rooftop pool and bar have been known in this area since the hotel first opened in 2010. Even through a rebrand, it remains iconic, with fun weekend parties in the summer packing plenty of people onto the modestly sized rooftop.

During the week, enjoy impeccable NYC views from a sun lounger with a cocktail in hand.

ModernHaus SoHo NYC hotels with rooftop pools hudson river view The James hotel

Hotel Location: SoHo area on Grand Ave and Thompson St: a few blocks from Canal St Metro Station

How to Access the Rooftop Pool: For Hotel Guests during the week and open to the public on weekends after 3pm at The Jimmy summer pool party series

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The Beach at Dream Hotel Downtown

The Hotel: The Dream Downtown is a VERY unique and fun modern hotel in the center of the city. Inspired by ocean liners and nautical themes, the hotel features round porthole windows and circular/water-themed features throughout. The hotel had a nightclub on-site as well as Bodega Negra restaurants a beach club, and more.

The Rooms: Rooms at Dream Downtown are fun with a tasteful and glamorous nautical theme and modern and shiny decorations. There are over a dozen specific room styles, ranging from bronze, silver, gold, and platinum king/queen rooms up to a terrace suite and an entire guesthouse with a private outdoor pool.

The Rooftop Pool: ‘The Beach’ at the Dream Downtown is an awesome rooftop hotel pool club that actually has sun loungers sitting on sand imported from the hamptons. Open to hotel guests and anyone who purchases a day pass, you’ll want to be ready for a bit of a party at this hotel.

Rooftoop pool view of NYC Hotel with rooftop pool The Beach at Dream Hotel Downtown

Hotel Location:  Soho/Chelsea Meatpacking district on 16th St and 9th Ave: a few blocks from Chelsea Market

How to Access the Rooftop Pool: For Hotel Guests and anyone who purchases Day Pass/Cabana rental 7 days a week (Day Passes are $80 in the week and $100 on weekends)

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Hotel Indigo Lower East Side

The Hotel: Hotel Indigo is an awesome boutique hotel in the center of Manhattan. It was designed with an ‘artist’s loft vibe,’ which is very successful in its art installations, amazing views, and industrial-chic feel mixing the artsy/gruncy neighborhood with a bit of modern twist.

The Rooms: rooms at Hotel Indigo are edgy, artsy, and modern. Many offer floor-to-ceiling windows with EPIC views of NYC. Different rooms may have different fun and colorful art and decor. One of the coolest rooms you can book here is the two-floor Duplex Penthouse suite!

The Rooftop Pool: The rooftop pool is quite small and simple, yet extremely effective with its 15th floor central NYC views and cozy chairs and couches. Mr. Purple bar/restaurant is right on the rooftop next to the pool with classic American food, crafted cocktails, and more Gerber Group classics.

Hotel Indigo Lower East Side NYC rooftop pool hotel view

Hotel Location:  Lower East Side on Stanton and Ludlow: a few blocks from 2nd Ave Subway Station

How to Access the Rooftop Pool: Available Only to Hotel Guests on the Weekdays, and Reservation Only (with a minimum spend) on the Weekends

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SIXTY LES Hotel

The Hotel: SIXTY LES NYC is a lovely and luxurious boutique hotel in Downtown New York City with a rather indie pop culture theme. There’s a fabulous sushi restaurant on-site as well as a fitness center, sauna, and a spa that is available for in-room spa treatments too.

The Rooms: Expect iconic art and photography displayed against B&W furniture in each guest room ar SIXTY LES. You can book specific room themes, layouts, and designs, from studios to suites to lofts… whatever tickles your fancy! Enjoy incredible NYC views from floor-to-ceiling windows with rainfall showers, flatscreen TV’s, and more.

The Rooftop Pool: One of the most incredible NYC hotels with rooftop pools, the unique pool at SIXTY LES has an Andy Warhol mural on the pool floor as well as an underwater sound system to keep the party going.

It’s definitely a more upbeat and fun pool with service from the on-site sushi restaurant. Or, you can groove to some DJs at Make Believe rooftop bar nearby.

SIXTY LES Hotel rooftop pool in NYC Lower east side

Hotel Location:  Lower East Side on Stanton and Allen St: a few blocks from 2nd Ave Subway Station and the New Museum

How to Access the Rooftop Pool: For Hotel Guests Only

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Empire Hotel + Rooftop Pool

The Hotel: The Empire Hotel is an art deco, retro-meets-modernism gem with sophisticated yet fun (and shiny) decor in the interior and the rooms. Visit two on-site restaurants or head up to the famed rooftop space overlooking the city, yet underneath Empire Hotel’s iconic neon sign.

The Rooms: Rooms are the empire range from regular to suites, and all have fun geometric walls/floors with earthy tones and animal print pillows to complete the retro boho vibe. You’ll find flat screen TV’s, mini fridges, and workspaces in most rooms and suites.

The Rooftop Pool: The Empire Rooftop nearly has a life of its own on top of the hotel. With 8000 sq ft of space, two bars, a pool, and PLENTY of seating facing any direction, this space is ready for anything (it has many private events too). It has a full menu offering boozy brunch in the earlier hours and cocktails/appetizers in the evenings.

The rooftop pool here is honestly quite tiny (and seasonal), but is still perfect for a refresh before returning to your sun-soaked deck chair or private cabana space. The West Terrace has a retractable roof to keep te space going even in bad weather.

NYC Hotel with rooftop pool Empire Hotel + Rooftop Pool

Hotel Location:  Upper West Side on 63rd and Broadway: a few blocks from Central Park and the Lincoln Center

How to Access the Rooftop Pool: For Hotel Guests or Visit the Restaurant/Bar

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Equinox Hudson Yards Hotel

The Hotel: Yes, Equinox THE GYM has a hotel in NYC at Hudson Yards, and it’s everything you’d expect from a luxury gym hotel. It has some of the most incredible amenities of any other NYC hotels with rooftop pools on this list, including luxury products, workout classes, vitamin drips, spa, massage, Equinox gym, and more. The design is similar to the gyms – sleek, polished, and minimalistic.

The Rooms: Equinox rooms have sleek design with hard edges, floor-to-ceiling windows, marble features and metal touches. They have blackout blinds and top-of-the-line technologies in each room as well as access to all the epic gym facilities.

The Rooftop Pool: The Equinox hotel rooftop pool jas one of the most incredible views in the city, looking DIRECTLY out to the famous ‘Vessel’ staircase structure. It has cool looking capsule-shaped sauna pods on the terrace as well, with deck chairs and also access to an indoor lap pool.

Equinox Hudson Yards Hotel rooftop pool NYC Hudson yards view of the Vessel

Hotel Location:  Hudson Yard directly across from the subway station, mall, and ‘The Vessel’

How to Access the Rooftop Pool: For Hotel Guests or Gym Members

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Soho House New York

The Hotel: The exclusive Soho House NYC is only available to Soho House members, as they are throughout the world. This one has lovely rooms as well as the rooftop pool, great restaurant, chic loungey ‘drawing room’, ‘vinyl room’ bar, and an on-site spa. To get a membership, you are supposed to be a creative and pay a few thousand a year in membership fees.

The Rooms: You can choose between a cosy, small, medium, of big room at Soho House. The rooms are super cute wit almost have a beach house-y feel in NYC in an old building with wooden beams and elegant furnishings. They all have a great line of skincare products as toiletries, TV’s, Bluetooth speakers, and more.

The Rooftop Pool: The Soho House rooftop pool is cozy and exclusive, with plenty of comfy sun loungers and great views. This rooftop is known to have a fun private party here and there, but on a regular day it’s a lovely relaxing space and year-round heated pool.

Soho House NYC hotels with rooftop pools

Hotel Location: Meatpacking District neat the High Line

How to Access the Rooftop Pool: For Soho House Members and Hotel Guests

New York hotels with rooftop pools in Other Areas:

Here are some New Yourk Hotels with rooftop pools that are outside of Manhattan but VERY worth mentioning! You’ll see why.

TWA Hotel at JFK Airport

The Hotel: The 60’s inspired JFK airport hotel is almost an attraction in and of itself. This historic hotel has been renovated to be a modern 60’s themed haven, complete with BRIGHT pops of color, fur, very interesting architecture, and an almost Jetsons-like vibe.

You can book a stay for 4 hours or overnight or visit the pool with a day pass as well. Visit the cocktail lounde in the 1958 ‘Connie’ airplane, or visit the roller rink on the tarmac. Coolest hotel EVER!

The Rooms: The rooms here follow a similar vibe to the whole hotel: 60’s inspired, cozy, and stylish with plenty of pops of color (in the rooms the color pop is generally in the form of vintage poters). There are a few different kinds of rooms + suites with luxe amenities, airport views, and TV’s.

The Rooftop Pool: The TWA hotel at JFK has a rooftop pool overlooking the airport! You can watch planes taking off and landing from an infinity pool with fun colorful red and white design. One of the most unique rooftop pools in New York, the TWA ‘pool-cuzzi’ is heated warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer to it can stay open all year.

You can also visit the ‘runway chalet’ for rooftop food and drinks in an apres-ski designed environment, but not forgetting the bright colors of course.

TWA Hotel at JFK Airport rooftop pool, view of airport from rooftop pool

Hotel Location: JFK Airport International Terminal

How to Access the Rooftop Pool: For Hotel Guests before 11 and open for reservations from 11am – $25 on weekdays and $50 on weekends

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Ravel Hotel / Profundo Day Club

The Hotel: Overlooking Roosevelt Island, the East River, and the Queensboro Bridge, The Ravel Hotel already has a spectacular location and view. It’s got a simple and chic design, but the highlights are for sure the rooftop pool club and the fabulous restaurant with unobstructed Manhattan views. It’s also one of the more affordable New York hotels with a rooftop pool!

The Rooms: The rooms here are in an almost boho-chic design, with photography on the walls and earthy colors. Many rooms have incredible river views, and they all have cozy amenities like TV’s, fridges, etc. They offer premier, deluxe, regular, and studio rooms.

The Rooftop Pool: The rooftop pool at the Ravel Hotel is known as the Profundo Day Club, and it’s open both to guests and to the public via bed, canopy, and cabana reservations as minimum spend. Profundo offers fun pool parties with dj’s overlooking the NYC skyline.

Ravel Hotel Profundo Day Club hotels rooftop pool with NYC views

Hotel Location: Long Island City, a block from Queensbridge park

How to Access the Rooftop Pool: Reserve a cabana, bed, or canopy depending on group size (including hotel guests)

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Brooklyn New York Hotels with Rooftop Pools

There are some EPIC hotels with rooftop pool in Brooklyn and Williamsburg with incredible views of the city that I simple couldn’t leave out! Check these out:

The William Vale

The Hotel: The William Vale brings the creativity of the Willamsburg district to life in its artsy luxe-boutique hotel. You will find art from local artists adorning the whole hotel, with an incredible mural in the lobby. Check out the fitness center or the 22nd floor rooftop bar, the Westlight. The pool deck is on the 4th.

The Rooms: The highlight of rooms at the William Vale is absolutely the incredible NYC/Brooklyn Bridge skyline views and pop art. There are a few different styled and sizes of rooms, each of which has a balcony and a jaw-dropping view.

The Rooftop Pool: The ‘Vale Rooftop Pool’ is 60 ft long, making it one of the biggest New York hotel rooftop pools. The deck is expansive, with a cocktail bar/restaurant on site with an award-winning chef, as well as lawn games on its 4th floor terrace and the occasional pool party. Rent a cabana beforehand, buy a day pass, or simply book a night at this luxe hotel to experience it.

The William Vale Vale rooftop pool Brooklyn Williamsburg rooftop pool NYC

Hotel Location: Williamsburg on 13th and Wythe, a block from Mccarren Park

How to Access the Rooftop Pool: For Hotel Guests or Reserve a Day Pass/Cabana

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The Williamsburg Hotel

The Hotel: The Williamsburg Hotel is a new spot gracing the Brooklyn skyline – with views over the East River and NYC skyline. It’s got a really fun and funky style with brick walls, retro touches, amazing views, and colorful furniture. There are FIVE bars and restaurants on site for all your culinary needs.

The Rooms: You can choose between a Queen terrace, King Workspace Suite (perfect for business travelers and nomads), or a stylish Skyline suite with incredible views and floor-to-ceiling windows. They have polished concrete walls and turf-lined balconies with epic views.

The Rooftop Pool: The WIlliamsburg rooftop pool overlooks the entire NYC skyline with cozy loungers and shaded cabanas. They offer DJ’s wednesdays through sundays and an epic food and drink selection at Water Tower Bar – and incredible water tower-style restaurant/bar overlooking the pool with a spiral staircase. You can’t miss it on the skyline!

The Williamsburg Hotel rooftop pool Brooklyn New York sun loungers and bar

Hotel Location: Williamsburg on 10th and Wythe, a block from Martha P Johnson State Park

How to Access the Rooftop Pool: Pool For Hotel Guests Only and Rooftop Dining + Drinks open to Public

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 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

The Hotel: the 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge might have a better view of NYC than anywhere in NYC itself, as it looks right out to the Manhattan skyline behind the Brooklyn Bridge itself. This is a truly eco-luce hotel, with sustainable touches in every corner, design by local artists, local greenery, and upcycled decor. Check out multiple farm-to-table restaurants, the rooftop, a cinema, on-site and more.

The Rooms: The rooms are simple yet astonishingly comfortable. Sustainability is everywhere you look, from organic cotton bedding, recyclable coffee pods, reclaimed woods, and native plants. There are quite a few different rooms styles from simple to penthouse – all of which have jaw-dropping views of the Brooklyn bridge and East River.

The Rooftop Pool: The rooftop pool at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge is the most unique around NYC. It’s interestingly shaped, following almost an L-pattern around the building’s curve. You’re almost directly above the East River, with a view of only the Brooklyn Bridge park and then the Manhattan skyline right in front of you – magical!

There are plenty of padded sun loungers for hotel guests to enjoy. Order some food and drinks from Harriet’s Rooftop or Harriet’s Lounge, both located adjacent on the 10th floor. They’re known for their craft cocktails, so dont miss out!

1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge Hotels with rooftop pool NYC view unique pool rooftop deck

Hotel Location: Dumbo/Fulton Ferry District on Furman St in the Bridge View Lawn park

How to Access the Rooftop Pool: For Hotel Guests Only

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McCarren Hotel and Pool

The Hotel: McCarren Hotel is a simple yet chic spot in the center of Williamsburg in Brooklyn. It offers an on-site fitness center and a popular rooftop. Walk to the Brooklyn Brewery in only 3 minutes, and see Mccarred Park from your private terrace.

The Rooms: Rooms here are also simple yes boho-chic, with color pops and astro-turf-covered terraces (many with private sun loungers too). There are only 64 rooms at the Mccarren, all with great amenities, TV’s, rainfall shower heads, workspaces, and more.

The Rooftop Pool: The lively and vibrant McCarren Hotel rooftop pool overlooks the East River and offers a trendy and colorful open space around NYC’s largest saltwater pool. Make a reservation to visit the pool and lounge which is complete with a lounge, cabanas, couches, and other seating options.

McCarren Hotel and Pool New York Brooklyn hotel with rooftop pool

Hotel Location: Williamsburg on 9th St Across from Mccarren Park

How to Access the Rooftop Pool: Reservations Required – Even for Hotel Guests

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Other NYC Rooftop Pools You Should Know About

Somewhere Nowhere NYC

Somewhere Nowhere is a lounge/bar/rooftop pool/nightclub hot on the NYC scene. They have a club and rooftop on the 38th and 39th floor of a NoMad building with upscale/trendy parties and clientele. The parties here have bottle service, lighting effects, decorations, DJs, performers, lasers, and the whole nine yards in terms of nightclubs…. almost festival-esque, with an EPIC view.

Although better known for the nightclub, the pool parties here would be more comparable to Vegas than most of the other NYC hotel rooftop pools, with reservations required in advance and a dress code to adhere to. But if you’re looking for a great party, this is an awesome rooftop option.

Best NYC Hotels with Rooftop Pools with Day Pass

You can access many of these NYC hotels with rooftop pools without being a hotel guest, by purchasing a day pass. Here are the places and prices as per the last time we checked!

  • The TWA hotel JFK offers day passes with a prior reservation from 11am every day
  • The William Vale Hotel in Williamsburg offers day passes and cabana rentals
  • You can purchase a day pass for $60 to the Profundo Day club at the Ravel Hotel
  • The Beach at the Dream Downtown has day passes For Hotel Guests and anyone who purchases Day Pass/Cabana rental 7 days a week (Day Passes are $80 in the week and $100 on weekends)
  • McCarren Hotel and Pool sells day passes with reservations to their Brooklyn pool deck
  • Hotel Indigo Lower East Side offers day passes on weekends only to MR Purple rooftop bar and the pool

Well, that’s EVERY hotel I could find in NYC with a rooftop pool. Which one will you stay at?

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