It’s a challenge staying cool during summer in NYC. To be honest, sometimes the cost vs. benefit of going to the Hamptons just isn’t worth it. Is a couple days lying poolside and drinking at The Sloppy Tuna and Georgica worth renting a house for the summer and driving 6 hours every weekend? You might find it more cost efficient to scope out some amazing local pools that will keep you comfortably cool all the same.
Below you can find a listing of members clubs, hotels and Manhattan luxury apartments with rooftop pools.
133 West 22nd Street
If you’re in the market for a new home and prefer a building with a rooftop pool, look no further. The rooftop at this Chelsea condo building has just what you need – a 12th floor deck with pool, grills, lounge chairs, dining room, private grotto spaces, and shower.
200 North End Avenue, Battery Park City
A full-service, LEED-certified building with gorgeous units, cinema, billiards room and one amazing roofdeck with pool.
Le Parker Meridien – 199 West 56th Street
As LPM’s website so eloquently states, those who swim here will “swim on top of the world.” Membership starts at roughly $300/month. Day passes are also available.
Manhattan Plaza Health Club – 482 W 43rd St
MPHC is definitely a family-oriented facility that caters to everyone. It offers a ton of options that are hard to pass up. Membership starts at $89/month (plus registration fee) or $1170 annually.
The James Hotel – 27 Grand St. Information
The 17th-floor rooftop pool at The James is one of New York’s most relaxing. Rumor has it the pool is open to the public from 12p – 5p on weekends. Membership options are unclear but in this town, everyone knows someone.
SoHo House – 29-35 Ninth Ave
The SoHo House of New York has quickly become one of The City’s most coveted members communities. The rooftop pool heads the list of reasons why.
Membership requires an application + recommendations from (2) current members. The SoHo House’s pool is also open to the limited number of guests enjoying the club’s hotel accommodations.
Sixty LES – 190 Allen Street
Formerly the Thompson LES, Sixty features one of the coolest pools in Manhattan, highlighted by an Andy Warhol filmstrip-style portrait on the floor. While the pool is open only to guests, it is available to rent for private events.
The Empire Hotel – 44 West 63rd Street
Yet another gorgeous hotel roof deck and pool, but seemingly available only to guests. The cabanas come with flat-screen TVs, personal refrigerators, iPod docks, and daybeds. Calling in a favor to acquire access to this rooftop oasis would be well worth it.
The Dream Hotel – 355 W 16th Street
Reserved for hotel guests from 8 AM to sunset, The Dream’s ‘Beach’ swimming pool has a strict ‘Adults Only’ policy starting every day at Noon. It features 4,800 square feet of imported sand, private cabanas, chaise lounges, and a translucent pool floor that peers into the lobby below. Word on the street is that you can get around the guest-only pool policy by booking one of the cabanas for the day or night.
‘Beach’ at The Dream is available for private rentals.
Gansevoort – 18 9th Ave
The infamous Gansevoort Hotel’s Meatpacking District location is famous for its gorgeous rooftop pool, stunning views, and raucous nightlife. When talking about rooftop pools in Manhattan you have to discuss Gansevoort. Membership is more than likely available for the right price.
Gansevoort – 420 Park Ave South
Twenty stories above Manhattan you will find the stunning roofdeck at The Gansevoort’s Park Ave South location. The indoor/outdoor pool with collapsible garage door is open year-round for hotel guests. A 1940’s pin-up girl mosaic lines the bottom.
Finding a pool in NYC is easier than you think. There are a plethora of Manhattan, NYC apartments / homes with swimming pools available to rent and own.