New York's Best Rooftop Pools

Take a dip with our insider's guide to New York's best rooftop swimming pools; rejuvenate in the calm waters whilst soaking up panoramic views across the city.

Mr. Purple

Located on the 15th floor of the Hotel Indigo in the Lower East Side, this popular rooftop space captures the vibrant spirit of the area. The outdoor terrace boasts a 360-degree view of downtown Manhattan, including a swimming pool, lounge benches and high tops for the perfect setting for watching that sunset with a cocktail in hand. You can purchase a day pass ($50) to lounge on the roof deck sipping Mr. Purple cocktails and bites from the all-day menu. Poolside chaises and daybeds are reserved for hotel guests. 

Dream Downtown Hotel

Channeling the glamour of the Côte d’Azur in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood. Manhattan’s largest pool is also an unconventional oasis. The Beach consists of a 5,000 sq ft deck with 800 sq ft of imported sand from the Hamptons, Cote D’Azur-inspired chaise lounges, private cabanas, DJ booth and a glass-bottom swimming pool looking into the hotel lobby. Kick back with lobster roll in hand and order from a menu of large scale cocktails inside a Fresh Fruit like a Watermelon Keg with Herradura Blanco, fresh watermelon, habanero pepper and fresh lime. All day pool passes are available from $65. 

The William Vale Hotel

Overlooking Manhattan’s skyline and perched above Vale Park, Vale Pool is the longest outdoor hotel pool in Brooklyn and greater New York City - at just over 18 metres. Seating ranges from daybeds and loungers to pergola-style cabanas that can be screened off should you be in need of a little privacy. The pool is open to the public from Monday to Thursday on a day pass basis (from $150). Cocktails and snacks come courtesy of Andrew Carmellini, graduate of Café Boulud and the Lafayette in NoHo. 

Gansevoort Meatpacking

This Meatpacking District haunt has been a hotspot in large part due to Plunge, its 45 foot heated rooftop pool and bar nestled within a landscaped garden, with an impressive view of the city, open year round. Be immediately transported to the Sahara (well, sort of) with Moroccan lamps, colorful textiles and exotic plants while dining on Mediterranean dishes and signature cocktails. A great for early evening cocktails while watching the sunset over Manhattan, and a place to see and be seen. The outdoor swimming pool has music playing underwater and DJs playing above it. PS. Be on the lookout for their secret garden. Day pass from $250. 

Dumbo House

Dumbo House is Soho House's first club in Brooklyn - but the brand’s third club in New York. Its art is architecture-themed with a collection that includes contributions from David Adjaye, Zoe Buckman, and Steven Siegel. Its exterior and interior decoration is reminiscent of the 1960s–1970s with “Manhattan Bridge Blue” walls that are the exact color as the Manhattan Bridge. A major draw of the new club is its ample outdoor pool and roof space, with the backdrop of a mostly unobstructed panoramic view of downtown Manhattan across the East River, framed by the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges. Pictured. Members and hotel guests only. 

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