How to sneak into 13 hotel pools in Manhattan

Published On 07/09/2014 Published On 07/09/2014
Dream Downtown
Hilton Hotels
Millenium Hotels
Gansevoort Park
Gansevoort Meatpacking
Trump Soho
The James Hotel
Sixty Hotels
Hotel Americano
Le Parker Meridien
Starwood Hotels
Greenwich Hotel
Dream Hotels
Soho House
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1. Gansevoort Park Rooftop 420 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10016

The rooftop of Gansevoort Park Avenue is a massive, tri-level space with views of the city from all sides. At the center is the Main Bar, an atrium-like space with floor-to-ceiling windows that look out onto the New York skyline. Then there's the year-round pool, split into indoor and outdoor portions by a collapsible garage door. Previously called the Sun Deck, the top floor of the roof is home to Drift, a beach-themed cocktail lounge.

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2. Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC 18 9th Ave, New York, NY 10014

This beautiful and chic hotel offers all the luxuries you'd expect from a Gansevoort, including a rooftop pool deck, stunning Manhattan views, and fine dining and drinking.

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3. Trump SoHo New York 246 Spring St, New York, NY 10013

This distinctive and upscale hotel is located in Downtown Manhattan, and offers 46 stories of luxury from fine dining, to a rooftop pool area, and many more creature comforts and conveniences.

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4. The James Hotel 27 GRAND STREET, New York, NY 10013

Nestled amongst the busting streets of SoHo, and offering unobstructed views of the Hudson and East River, the James Hotel is the perfect place to decide which of the city's waterways is the coolest (Bronx River, son!) and experience city culture & shopping at its best

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5. SIXTY LES Hotel 190 Allen St, New York, NY 10002

Formerly the Thompson LES hotel, this Lower East Side spot features rooms with exquisite Manhattan views, a deluxe swimming pool patio, and the Blue Ribbon Izakaya resto, making it a premier place to stay in NYC.

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6. HĂ´tel Americano 518 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001

A boutique hotel in Chelsea, Hotel Americano's got an awesome rooftop pool and patio with great views of the city. It also houses two gourmet restaurants and several spots for a good 'tail.

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7. Dream Downtown 355 W 16th St, New York, NY 10011

This boutique hotel, stationed in the heart of New York's club-centric meat-packing district, offers just about every dining and drinking experience out there. With a self-proclaimed specialty in "after-dark services," the hotel has four separate bars, each designed to exhibit a different theme. The Electric Room, one of two Dream bars built sub-sidewalk, is accessible only through an unmarked door beside one of the hotel's loading ramps. The space is filled with gothic chandeliers and leather embossed couches, where patrons can sip craft cocktails to a Radiohead-heavy soundtrack. Several floors above, PH-D, the luxury hotel's penthouse bar, features a live DJ, a generally crowded dance floor, and a Portoro marble-decked lounge area, where (notoriously elite) guests can sit and admire the tirelessly romantic city views below. Just beyond this glass-encased party-haven lies Dream's summer rooftop paradise, The Beach, complete with imported sand, a pool, and of course, a bar and DJ booth of its own.

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8. Soho House 29-35 9th Ave, New York, NY 10014

As far as exclusive social clubs go, Soho House is the top of the top. The boutique hotel-slash-private club was originally founded in London as a place for people working in creative fields to congregate. The New York outpost, located in the Meatpacking District, has a bar, restaurant, screening room, and best of all, a rooftop pool. You have to be a member or a guest of a member to lounge poolside.

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9. Millennium Hilton New York 55 Church St, New York, NY 10007

The Millenium Hilton hotel is just steps away from Wall Street and close to the Statue of Liberty. It's perfect for those looking to stay right in the heart of NYC.

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10. ONE UN New York 1 United Nations Plz, New York, NY 10017

Swimming with diplomats? Right on! The pool is on the 27th floor and is part of the fitness center.

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11. Le Parker MĂ©ridien New York 119 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019

Located in Midtown West, Le Parker Meridien is a swank spot to stay for the weekend, and even though it's part of the hotel's amenities, the pool is accessible via a $150/day pass for outsiders.

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12. The Chatwal 130 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036

Convenient to Times Square and full of luxurious accommodations, the Chatwal is the place to stay if you've got some cash to burn on your visit to NYC.

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13. Greenwich Hotel 377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013

With great views of the river from Tribeca, The Greenwich Hotel offers luxury appointments and backs them with spectacular options for dining and drinks, like Laconda Verde on the ground floor.