Summer in the city is brutal, but you don’t need a Soho House membership or to be a hotel guest to take refuge from the sweltering heat and lounge at the city’s most luxurious pools. These six New York City hotels allow you to access their swimming spaces sans room reservation.
Bask in the sun at this Brooklyn hotspot offering daytime and evening pool rates, group packages, and day bed reservations to the public. The colorful and always-packed pool often features a live DJ, as well as boozy ice pops and a menu with summer favorites like lobster rolls and watermelon and feta salad. Starting at $45 for day access, and $30 after 5 p.m. on weekdays, open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.160 N. 12th St., Brooklyn, 718-218-7500
This intimate hotel pool offers limited passes during the week, and is open to the public after 2 p.m. on weekends. Cool off in the pool, or enjoy the views over cocktails and Mediterranean-inspired bites at La Piscine. $40, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, 518 W. 27th St., 212-216-0000
Hit the Beach at Dream Downtown with a $60/day pass during the week. Make sure to get there early to snag a first-come basis lounge chair. $60, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, excluding holidays.355 W. 16th St., 212-229-2559
This newly opened Lower East Side hotel debuted its rooftop pool for the first time over Memorial Day weekend. Sit pretty poolside while enjoying cocktails from Gerber Group’s Mr. Purple restaurant, which is also on the 15th floor. $50, Lounge beds are reserved for guests only. 171 Ludlow St., 212-973-9000
This Park Avenue South hotel is offering an OOO Package to access the rooftop pool from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Included in the rate is a reserved pool bed on the pool deck, $75 food and beverage credit, complimentary towels, and fresh fruit. $250 per person, available through August 31, Monday-Wednesday. 420 Park Avenue S., 212-317-2900
This rooftop pool is open to the public after 3 p.m. (when there isn’t a private event). Sip summertime spritzers in the sun, or enjoy the sweeping views from inside the Jimmy bar. 27 Grand St., 212-465-2000