The best hotels with indoor pools in NYC

The best hotels with indoor pools in NYC, including luxurious spas and swanky rooftop tubs for your next vacation

Photograph: Courtesy Greenwich Hotel

If hotels with indoor pools aren’t your top priority when picking a temporary residence in NYC, they should be. There are two things that are notoriously hard to come by here: nice public swimming pools and space in general. The former is often the sign of a great hotel, along with ulta-luxe hotels with spas or the policies of pet-friendly hotels, and these luxurious Manhattan pool scenes within the confines of equally inviting interiors will carry you through the dark, cold times between the warm-weather months. Read on for the best indoor hotel pools in NYC (for when you can’t make it out to hotels on the beach).

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Best hotels with indoor pools in NYC

1

Peninsula Hotel

The Peninsula is undisputedly an international hospitality icon, and its spa is no exception—especially considering its blissful oblong glass-enclosed pool with floor-to-ceiling windows and a bevy of outdoor-inspired wicker seating. It’s a perennial illusion of sunny times, and the only downside is that you’ll need a membership (or a friend who has one), unless you can talk your way into a day pass.

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Midtown East
2

Le Parker Meridien

Ah, another luxury hotel pool with massive windows, a copious food-and-drink menu for the poolside area and sweeping views of Central Park, nothing to see here. Off-season day passes (including fitness privileges) will run you a cool $100, but as any Manhattanite can relate and attest to, desperate times call for desperate measures.

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Midtown West
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3

Baccarat Hotel and Residences New York

It’s not often that you’ll come across a Côte d’Azur–inspired indoor pool complete with chrome-and-white cabanas and a checkered floor beneath the crystal-clear water, but there’s always the Baccarat. Granted, it’s for guests only, but all the more reason to book a night or two and bask in the lap of luxury on a staycation—all in the name of pool romping.

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Midtown West
4

Mandarin Oriental New York

The Mandarin Oriental doesn’t mess around when it comes to its pool game. The 75-foot lap pool is perfectly suited to professional swimmers (or aficionados) and also boasts panoramic views of the Hudson River. Like the other Midtown five-stars on this list, the Mandarin’s pool is accompanied by access to a state-of-the-art gym and health program, but it all comes at the price of a room; no memberships or guest passes here.

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5

Park Hyatt New York

The Park Hyatt’s 25th-floor Spa Nalai is the best spa pool experience. With a eucalyptus steam room, six treatment suites and a hydrotherapy pool, this oasis is as blissful as they come. Gain access by either purchasing a spa treatment or booking at least one night in the hotel—either way, the experience is worth the expense.

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Midtown West
6

Greenwich Hotel

Richard DeNiro’s ultra-exclusive Tribeca hotel is home to Shibui Spa, otherwise known as one of the best places to relax in NYC. It’s so exclusive, in fact, that unless you’re a guest, you’ll only be granted a 30-minute dip session with the booking of a spa treatment. Or you could just book a room and lounge poolside to your heart’s content.

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Tribeca
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7

AKA Sutton Place

AKA’s 56th Street location takes the cake in terms of chic, modern design, and the cozy lounge chairs only up the ante. This spot also offers a fitness center in conjunction with its aquatic amenities, but access to one side or another requires a room key and a room key only—no guest passes are available.

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Midtown East
8

The Marmara Park Avenue

This Park Avenue mainstay is the definition of posh, and its opulent ambiance trickles all the way down to its Wellness Center, which is comprised of a luxe spa, a Turkish hammam, a semi-warm relaxation area, an experiential shower and of course, a 799-square-foot lap pool area, all surrounded by marble in some form or another. The Wellness Center in its entirety is available to hotel guests only.

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Midtown
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9

Gansevoort Park Avenue NYC

Park Avenue’s most scene-y rooftop pool setting is abuzz all summer long, but what most don’t know is that throughout the rest of the year, the indoor portion of the space remains open as a means of keeping swimmers appeased until the warm weather’s return. This pool is available to hotel guests only during off season.

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