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Summer is officially here and pool season is for the taking! With recently opened urban watering holes added to the roster, New York City is ahead of the game. We’ve rounded up our favorite outdoor and rooftop hotel pools you can dip, lounge, and catch some live jams by this season. Including what’s ‘on deck’ for food and beverage and the 411 when it comes to entry.

Don’t miss out on our NYC Plugged Exclusives below as well. Will we see you poolside?

📌 Bookmark this GUIDE and check back for new additions! 

Updated 8/1/23


📍 Dream Downtown, 355 West 16th Street
Dream Beach

Hours: 8am-6pm, daily

The Beach at Dream Downtown features a glass-bottom pool, pool deck, sand beach, two private cabanas, and over 30 Cote D’Azur-inspired chaise lounges. 

🍹 Food/Drink: Bar & Grill. Refreshing cocktails and light bites from a seasonal menu.

🎟️ Entry: Pool access is complimentary for hotel guests (first-come, first-served basis). Non-hotel guests: $50 for pool access. $60+ for lounge chairs. Summer Sale: Discounted Pool Pass Entry ($25) and Chaise Lounge Chairs ($50) every Monday-Wednesday! 

📍 Coda Williamsburg, 160 N 12th Street, Brooklyn
Coda Beach Club – NEW!

Coda Beach Club
Credit: Gary Lupton

Hours: 10am- 6:30pm, daily

Coda Beach Club is New York City’s largest, heated adults-only outdoor pool featuring a Bali meets Malibu meets south of France aesthetic with lush greenery around the pool.

🍹 Food/Drink: Coda Beach Club. Cocktails, poolside classics, and an Indonesian-inspired menu.’Coda Beach Happy Hour’ from Monday-Wednesday (noon-close) with comp admission to the bar area/bistro table seating for those who want to eat and drink poolside but don’t plan to get wet.

🎟️ Entry: Pool access complimentary for hotel guests (reserved seating not included). Hotel guests: $70 for day bed. Non-hotel guests: $105 for pool pass, 95+ for a daybed. $1000 for cabanas (up to 6 guests) (includes F&B spend). Day beds include pool access, towel service, a selection of food + drinks for purchase at the Pool Bar, access to B-level lounge/coworking space, and complimentary Wifi. 

📍 The Rockaway Hotel, 108-10 Rockaway Beach Drive, Queens
The Pool

Hours: 8am-8pm, daily (8am-5pm Monday- Thursday for non-hotel guests with a day pass)

The Pool at The Rockaway Hotel + Spa is surrounded by the heart of the neighborhood, and offers upbeat music and a vibrant social scene.

🍹 Food/Drink: The Pool House. Chef’s signature breakfast & all-day menus, raw bar options, and a full cocktail program.

🎟️ Entry: Pool access is complimentary for hotel guests (seating available on a first-come, first-served basis). Non-hotel guests: Pool passes (Monday-Thursday) for $100+. Cabana (up to 8 guests) for $1000+ (includes minimum F&B spend) Pool passes feature access to The Pool, towel, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Each Cabana features a dedicated server. 

🔌 NYC Plugged Exclusive: Get $20 off Pool Passes with promo code, ‘nycplugged’ for July. Passes are available Monday-Thursday and select blackout dates apply. Bookings open a week before each date.

📍 Royalton Park Avenue, 420 Park Avenue South
Rooftop Pool

Royalton Park Avenue Rooftop Pool
Credit: Royalton Park Avenue

Hours: Sunday- Saturday: 7am – 9pm for hotel guests  (2-9pm for non-hotel guests)

Perched just beneath the iconic Empire State Building, The Rooftop Pool at Royalton Park Avenue features a 40-foot heated indoor/outdoor pool, deck, and live wall.

🍹 Food/Drink: Rooftop Restaurant & Lounge.Weekday Happy Hour.

🎟️ Entry: Day Pass starts at $95. Daybeds start at $250 (includes F&B minimum spend). Includes dedicated server, towel service, water, and pool accessories.

📍 Virgin Hotels New York City, 1227 Broadway
The Pool Club– NEW!

Hours: Pool Deck: 10:30am -7pm, Pool Club: 11am-11pm (hotel guests only until 4pm)

The Pool Club at Virgin Hotels NYC combines the classic elements of modern Americana, glamour, and style, while the Pool Deck features classic black-and-white striped loungers and unobstructed views of the Empire State Building.

🍹 Food/Drink: The Pool Club. Resort-inspired cocktails. 

🎟️ Entry: Pool access is complimentary for hotel guests. Non- hotel guests: Pool access Monday – Thursday for $80. Lounge bed Monday – Thursday for $150. Book here

📍 Hotel Indigo Williamsburg, 500 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn
Tatau Pool Lounge & Bar– NEW!

Hours: Pool deck: 10am-6pm, daily. Bar & Lounge: Sunday – Thursday 11 am-10 pm (DJ Thurs from 5-10pm) and Friday & Saturday 11 am-11 pm (DJ from 5-10pm)

The Tatau Pool Lounge & Bar is a pool lounge and indoor-outdoor bar, drawing inspiration from the South Pacific as a destination and Polynesian and Samoan cultures featuring Williamsburg and Manhattan skyline views.

🍹 Food/Drink: Lounge & Bar. Light bites and pool-friendly options giving off a tropical seaside locale.

🎟️ Entry: Pool access is complimentary for hotel guests. Non-hotel guests: Day Passes for $85+ and $95+ for reserved lounge chairs.

📍 Margaritaville Resort Times Square, 560 Seventh Avenue
Landshark Pool

Hours: 8am-8pm, daily 

Margaritaville Resort’s fun and relaxation combined with world-class amenities will bring a much-needed escape from the everyday hustle and bustle of New York City.

🍹 Food/Drink:  Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, LandShark Bar & Grill, 5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar & Grill, and License to Chill Bar. Enjoy a frosty margarita or a delicious meal at their famous, fun-themed restaurants.

🎟️ Entry: Pool access is complimentary for hotel guests. Day pass is available for $100+. Includes access to LandShark Pool, lounge chairs (first come, first serve), poolside food and drink service from LandShark Bar & Grill, and complimentary wifi. Day beds (up to 2 guests) are $250. Cabanas (up to 4 guests) are $500+.

📍 Gansevoort Meatpacking, 18 Ninth Avenue
Rooftop Pool

Hours: 7am-6pm, daily (hotel guests only)

The Rooftop Pool at Gansevoort Meatpacking features a 45-foot heated pool with 360-degree panoramic views of the city and the Hudson River.

🍹 Food/Drink: Gansevoort Rooftop. Coastal European ingredients, fresh light bites, and a crafted cocktail menu.

🎟️ Entry: Pool access is complimentary for hotel guests. Daybed reservations are available for $200+.

📍 TWA Hotel, JFK Airport, One Idlewild Drive, Queens
Rooftop Pool

Hours: 7am to 11pm (11am -11pm for non-hotel guests)

Inspired by the infinity edge pool at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d’Antibes, France, The Rooftop Pool at TWA Hotel features a beach entry, underwater seating, and a gleaming TWA logo mosaic in the signature colors of gold and red. The infinity pool sits on the horizon of JFK’s bustling runway, with views all the way to Jamaica Bay.

🍹 Food/Drink: The Pool Bar. Mile-high cocktails and sharable plates.

🎟️ Entry: Hotel Guests: $25 for adults; $10 for children 5-12. Non-Hotel Guests: $50 for adults, $20 for children 5-12. Includes admission to the pool and observation deck, towels, and seating for dining at The Pool Bar. Pool loungers are first-come, first-serve. 

📍 Equinox Hotel New York
Outdoor Pool

Rooftop Pool at The Equinox Hotel New York
Credit: The Equinox Hotel New York

Hours: 8am-9pm, daily (Equinox club members and hotel guests only)

The outdoor terrace and pool at Equinox Hotel New York overlook the city skyline and the Hudson River.

🍹 Food/Drink: Broken Coconut. Poke bowls, fresh salads, and more. 

🎟️ Entry: First come, first serve for Equinox club members and hotel guests aged 18 and older (reservations not required). Cabanas for $500+ (up to 5 guests) with a $100/person F&B minimum spend. 

📍 The William Vale- 111 N 12th Street, Brooklyn
The Vale Pool– NEW!

Vale Pool
Credit: The William Vale

Hours: 8am-8pm, daily

The Vale Pool is the longest outdoor hotel pool in the city (at 60 feet) and features stunning views of NYC.

🍹 Food/Drink: Poolside dining by NoHo Hospitality by Chef Andrew Carmellini. Summer bites and cocktails.

🎟️ Entry: Hotel guests: Day bed (up to 3 guests) for $425+, Cabana (up to 6 guests) for $625+. Non-hotel guests: Day pass for $160+, Day bed (up to 3 guests) for $475+, Cabana (up to 6 guests) for $675+. Lounge beds and pergola access options are available as well. Includes access to Vale Pool, use of Frette Pool Towels, personal shading, outdoor Rain shower, hot tub, and sauna experience (add-ons), and complimentary Wi-Fi, and is pet-friendly. 

📍 The Empire Hotel, 44 West 63rd Street
Rooftop Pool

Hours: 11am-7pm, daily (hotel guests only)

The Roofop Pool at The Empire Hotel features scenic city skyline views, with east and west-facing outdoor terraces and a pool deck.

🍹 Food/Drink: Empire Rooftop. Specialty cocktails and small plates.

🎟️ Entry: Pool, day bed, and cabana access are complimentary for hotel guests on a first-come, first-serve basis.

📍 The Dominick, 246 Spring Street 
Terrace on 7

Hours: 8am-8pm, daily

Terrace on 7 at The Dominick features a poolside indoor-outdoor bar and restaurant with stunning views of the Soho skyline.

🍹 Food/Drink: El Ta’koy. Modern Hawaiian-inspired small plates, and hand-crafted cocktails from Chef Luis Pous. 

🎟️ Entry: Pool access is complimentary for hotel guests. Lounge chairs are $195+. Cabanas (up to 6 guests) for $350+ and a $200+ F&B minimum spend. Include pool access, scented towels, mineral water, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Book here

📍 The Williamsburg Hotel
Rooftop Pool

The Williamsburg Hotel Roofop Pool
Credit: The Williamsburg Hotel

Hours: 9am-6pm, daily

The Rooftop Pool at The Williamsburg Hotel features spectacular 360-degree city views.

🍹 Food/Drink: The Roofop Bar & Pool Lounge. Alfresco poolside dining and craft cocktails. 

🎟️ Entry: Pool access is complimentary for hotel guests, booking is required. Non-hotel guests: Day passes for $160+. Includes pool access, towel service, poolside service with food and drinks, outdoor showers, and complimentary wifi. Lounge chairs are $95+ and cabanas with $250 food & beverage minimum spend (up to 6 guests) are $220+. 

📍 ModernHaus SoHo, 27 Grand Street
Rooftop Pool

Hours: Monday- Friday 8am- 4pm and Saturday & Sunday 8am- 2pm (hotel guests only)

The Rooftop Pool at ModernHaus SoHo features unparalleled city views and a rooftop lounge.

🍹 Food/Drink: Jimmy Rooftop Lounge. Seasonal specialty cocktails.

🎟️ Entry: Complimentary for hotel guests. 

📍 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, 60 Furman Street, Brooklyn
Rooftop Pool

Hours: 7am-7pm, daily (hotel guests only)

The Rooftop Pool at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge features skyline views of the Brooklyn Bridge and city skyline. 

🍹 Food/Drink: Harriet’s Rooftop. Handcrafted cocktails and Asian-inspired light bites.

🎟️ Entry: Pool access is complimentary for hotel guests. Lounge chairs are first-come, first-serve basis. 

📍 Sixty LES
The Pool

The Pool at Sixty LES
Credit: Sixty LES

Hours: 9am-5pm (hotel guests only)

The Rooftop Pool at Sixty LES features modern lounge seating, cocktail tables, an outdoor shower, and Andy Warhol’s portrait looking up from the swimming pool’s bottom.

🍹 Food/Drink: Pool Bar and Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya featuring small plates of inventive Japanese cuisine and custom cocktails.

🎟️ Entry: Pool access is complimentary for hotel guests. Cabanas (for up to 6 guests) start at $550.

📍 Hotel Indigo Lower East Side
Rooftop Pool

Hours: 9am-5pm, daily. Saturday and Sunday, 9:30am-1pm (complimentary for hotel guests only)

The Rooftop Pool at Hotel Indigo Lower East Side features views of the NYC skyline, from lower Manhattan, upward.

🍹 Food/Drink: Mr. Purple. Small-batch spirits, craft beers, and wine, in addition to classic and modern cocktails made with market-fresh ingredients.

🎟️ Entry: Guest and non-hotel guests: Pool access for $50 with a $150 F&B minimum spend. Day beds are first come, first serve basis.

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