When it comes to hotels we’ve all got our own idea of the ultimate indulgence. If you like the thought of reclining in a pool while savouring city views, we’ve picked out 5 of the best hotels in NYC that let you do just that.
One of the world’s most popular cities for tourism, New York is packed full of hotels, ranging from the budget through to the very apex of luxury. Among them are a number boasting lavish rooftop swimming pools that offer the chance to soak yourself while soaking up the stunning panoramic cityscape vistas. Here’s our selection of five great New York hotels with rooftop pools.
1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge
Perched on the riverside, a few minutes’ walk from the famous Brooklyn Bridge, this sumptuous 5-star hotel combines a superb location with some lavish amenities. Among them is a beautiful rooftop plunge pool offering sweeping skyline views and there’s also exclusive wellness progammes to top up the pampering. Spread over 10 storeys, all guest rooms are equipped with luxurious bedding and a coffee machine, and elsewhere in the hotel there’s an on-site café, communal lounge areas, and a fitness centre. Another major perk is that all guests have access to complimentary Tesla rides within a 3-mile radius of the hotel. From $546 per night.
Margaritaville Resort Times Square
If you like the idea of being at the heart of the Big Apple action, then this 4-star hotel, just moments from iconic Times Square, is a sure-fire winner. But it’s far more than a great location that makes the 32-storey hotel stand-out from the crowd; it also boasts an eye-catchingly kitch décor and a rooftop terrace and heated pool overlooked by a gourmet Bar & Grill serving fresh-catch-of-the-day dishes. Yet that’s just the start of the food and beverage offerings, with four other on-site restaurants available. The 234 air-conditioned guest rooms all come with a desk, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a shower. From $263 per night.
Royalton Park Avenue
Situated in up-and-coming NoMad, a hotbed of luxury condo buildings, trendy bars, lounges and restaurants, this 4-star hotel is a swanky urban oasis in the heart of the city. Perched on the 20th floor, overlooking the iconic Empire State Building, is a delightful rooftop pool surrounded by plush chaise lounge chairs together with an outdoor cocktail lounge, restaurant and bar. Back inside the hotel, every guest room is equipped with a fully-stocked bar, flat-screen TV, and Mini iPod docking station, and there’s also a spa, a fitness centre and 24-hour concierge. Times Square is less than a mile away, and Madison Square Park is even closer. From $209 per night.
Featuring a sophisticated rooftop lounge and pool atop its luxurious confines, this 5-star hotel in trendy SoHo is every inch the hip Manhattan hangout. Surrounded by fashion boutiques and galleries, the hotel is achingly cool from top to toe. Guest rooms have floor-to-ceiling glass walls separating the bathroom from the living quarters, along with wood floors, flat-screen TVs, and coffee machines. Along with the rooftop lounge, there’s also a bar serving craft coffee by day and cocktails by night, while a two-storey glass wall overlooks a pretty Urban Garden. Dedicated foodies won’t be disappointed either, with the acclaimed on-site restaurant helmed by a Michelin-starred chef. From $561 per night.
Situated in New York’s Meatpacking district, a vibrant 24-hour neighbourhood on the far west side of Manhattan, this upscale 4-star hotel has benefited from a significant refurb in recent times, with a focus on tech enhancements including Google Nest hubs, top of the range speakers and MIRROR workout companions in every guest room. For R&R, a heated year-round rooftop pool, together with a stylish bar and lounge offering 360-degree views of the New York skyline, add a sense of decadence to the guest experience. There’s also a full service ground-floor restaurant, while notable nearby landmarks and attractions include the Hudson River, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and Chelsea Market. From $495 per night.