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.
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 ultra-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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