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What better way to keep cool this summer than with a stay at a property with an on-site pool? You’ll find many great rooftop pool options across the country, from San Diego to Miami. Of course, they’re located in popular spots for enjoying tourist attractions, too, with something ideal for just about every type of traveler. All you need to do is book, pack your bathing suit, and go.
Hotel Cerro - San Luis Obispo, California
An eco-friendly hotel with lots of luxuries, Hotel Cerro offers a stunning rooftop pool terrace surrounded by cabanas and lounge chairs where one can relax while enjoying picturesque views of the surrounding hills. Poolside service, including light bites and refreshing cocktails, is available during the day, while the evening is ideal for hosting your private event or special celebration. Guests also enjoy everything from fiber-optic Internet to complimentary water bottles with rooms that include balconies and garden or city views. There are also options for apartment-like residences with gourmet kitchens and fireplaces.
Marriott Marquis Houston - Houston, Texas
Located in downtown Houston, the Marriott Marquis is a space-themed hotel with astronomy-inspired wall art in the guest rooms, but the highlight here is the extraordinary rooftop pool. It’s actually made up of two pools, one that’s a huge lazy river shaped like the state of Texas, and the other is an adjacent infinity pool. Not only does this hotel have one of the best lazy rivers in Texas, but the area also includes a hot tub and a bar and grill. There’s a fabulous 5,000-square-foot spa that offers salon services, couples’ massages, and more. When it’s time to dine, you’ll find multiple eateries, while rooms include 55″ flat-screen TVs with premium movie channels, and some suites include bathrooms with deep soaking tubs positioned close to floor-to-ceiling windows for magnificent views.
1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge - New York City, NY
One of the coolest hotels in Brooklyn, the 10th floor of the 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge is home to Harriet’s Rooftop, which includes a picturesque rooftop pool. Enjoy exclusive poolside lounging and sipping handcrafted cocktails from the rooftop bar, all with incredible views of the Manhattan skyline. Guests can also take advantage of free yoga classes, an on-site coffee shop, a swanky restaurant serving New American cuisine, and a tranquil spa. Spacious rooms include Smart TVs, minibars stocked with local treats, yoga mats, and Nespresso machines.
Margaritaville Hotel Nashville - Nashville, Tennessee
Enjoy the beach, or at least the beach feel, right downtown at the Margaritaville Hotel Nashville. It’s an island paradise with amazing views of the city skyline from the pool deck on the 4th floor. Soak up the sun from one of the cushy loungers while sipping a beverage from the extensive collection of boat drinks, brews, and the hotel’s namesake margaritas. If you want to sample some of Music City’s wide range of entertainment, you’ll be just two blocks from Broadway’s shops, honky-tonks, live music and much more. There’s beachy decor throughout, including the rooms which all come with free Wi-Fi, large flat-screen TVs, and refrigerators.
The Betsy Hotel - Miami, Florida
It’s not hard to find a rooftop pool in South Beach, but of the many options here, The Betsy is truly in a league of its own. It provides an idyllic place to soak up some rays while gazing out at the city’s skyline. A luxury boutique hotel, it overlooks a palm-lined beach right on Ocean Drive and sits within an elegant Georgian Revival building. Guests can take advantage of spa services on the rooftop or get a workout in at the full gym. There’s also a sleek lobby bar and a high-end steakhouse. Rooms include high-speed WiFi, luxurious linens, MALIN+GOETZ products, snack-packed minibars, and TVs.
The Colonnade - Boston, Massachusetts
The Colonnade is Boston’s only hotel with a rooftop pool. Located on the 12th floor, a heated saltwater pool features views of Back Bay, Fenway Park, Copley Place, and more. The area comes with a full-service bar and expansive menu options featuring everything from shrimp cocktail to charcuterie platters. There’s also a fitness center with views of the South End, while spacious standard rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows. Plus, it’s pet-friendly with amenities like plush dog beds, and kids are welcome as it’s one of the best family hotels in Boston.
Ravel Hotel, Trademark Collection - Long Island, New York
This Long Island hotel features a pool club on its rooftop, ideal for lounging around during the day and partying after dark. Enjoy a premium menu and customized cocktails at the poolside while listening to live DJs, perhaps from your “Bali-inspired” day bed. Open-air dining and skyline views are all part of it too. When you want to explore, you can catch the free shuttle to the subway station and, upon your return, enjoy a comfy room with high ceilings, a flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi, a mini-fridge, and a coffeemaker. There are also options with soaking tubs and balconies.
Andaz San Diego - San Diego, California
Located in San Diego’s popular Gaslamp District, Andaz San Diego includes a rooftop area with a gorgeous heated saltwater pool (one of the largest you’ll find in the city), a wine bar, a fire pit, and a breathtaking view of the city skyline. There are pool parties with DJs too. Want the VIP treatment? The cabanas come with bottle service, Wi-Fi, a TV, and a dedicated food-and-beverage server. The hotel also has a steakhouse on-site, while rooms come with Keurig coffeemakers and large flat-screen TVs.
Hotel Zena - Washington, D.C.
Located in the Logan Circle neighborhood in downtown DC, from Hotel Zena’s pool, you can take in stunning views of the national monuments while relaxing, enjoying light bites and cocktails, or swimming. The property aims to serve as a cultural hub celebrating the accomplishments of women with highlights like pink pool tables and 60 works of art that as the hotel notes were “created by feminists of both genders.” There’s also a state-of-the-art fitness center, while luxurious rooms all include comfy beds with linens and 55″ TVs with Internet browsing capabilities and an HD channel lineup.
The Windsor Court - New Orleans, Louisiana
Head to The Windsor Court to experience their beautiful rooftop pool renovation. Featuring new cabanas and a Pool Bar, you’ll be greeted by a welcome station offering towels and sunscreen. Tucci umbrellas cover the comfy pool chairs throughout the deck, while luxe day bed cabanas and living room-style cabanas decked out with TVs, roof louvers, and remote-controlled lighting is available. Aside from its inviting pool area, this luxury hotel in the heart of New Orleans’ busy Central Business District has rooms with prime views overlooking the city and Mississippi River. If you want to go all out, book the 2,780 square-foot James J. Coleman, Jr. Presidential Suite, a one-of-a-kind place to stay on the 22nd floor boasting a baby grand, a dining room, two bedrooms, and a library.
W Atlanta Downtown - Atlanta, Georgia
By booking the W Atlanta Downtown, you’ll be at the city’s only hotel with an all-weather rooftop pool and pool bar. Enjoy a panoramic view over Atlanta while taking a dip in the zero-edge pool, sipping signature cocktails, or participating in summer weekend events. There are attendants to bring you your food and drink as you lounge on the cush poolside chairs. A long list of other amenities awaits too, like the 24-hour fitness center on the 16th floor and a luxurious spa offering everything from massages to manicures. Spacious rooms boast floor-to-ceiling windows, flat-screen TVs, comfy pillow-top beds, and robes.
The London West Hollywood - Los Angeles, California
The London West Hollywood’s Rooftop Pool sits on the 10th floor and delivers panoramic views of the Getty Center to the west and Los Angeles to the east, including the famous Hollywood sign. An oasis in the middle of the city, it’s easy to hang out here all day long with its fire pits and cozy couches. If you want to go all out, enjoy one of the poolside cabanas that come with mini-fridges stocked with beverages and fruits plus 32-inch flat-screen TVs. Plus, the oversized suites all boast private balconies for enjoying the city and mountain views.
Four Seasons Hotel Seattle - Seattle, Washington
One of the top hotels in Seattle, the Four Seasons, is located downtown just over a 5-minute walk from Pike Place Market. It offers dazzling views of the waterfront and the gorgeous Olympic Mountains beyond. Plus, you can even listen to music underwater in the heated saltwater infinity-edge pool, while the lighting scheme gives it the feel of the night sky after dark. Guests can also look forward to indulging in spa treatments and dining at the popular Goldfinch Tavern on-site, which features regional cuisine and craft beer and cocktails. Rooms have bay/city views and fireplaces.
Hewing Hotel - Minneapolis, Minnesota
The rooftop terrace at the Hewing Hotel includes a heated pool that covers a hot tub during the winter months so that it can be used in every season. There’s also a bar and a sauna. The hotel is a four-time Reader’s Choice Awards winner located less than a 10-minute walk from Target Field, set within a converted warehouse that dates from 1897. The property boasts a top-notch restaurant and industrial-chic bar along with a 24-hour gym, while rooms include free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and rainfall showers.
Market Pavilion Hotel - Charleston, South Carolina
The pool deck at the Market Pavilion Hotel in Charleston offers amazing views that stretch from the harbor to Fort Sumter during the day, and at night, you’ll get the glittering cityscape. The hotel is located next to the popular City Market in the historic downtown area, surrounded by some of the most beautiful homes in the city. It also hosts a fine dining steakhouse and large rooms with bathrooms that include separate tubs and showers along with Hermes toiletries. Concierge Level is worth the splurge with even more opulent rooms.