Hot Child in the City: The 10 Best Urban Pools
You’ll find an oasis for swimming, lounging, and tanning at many of the country’s top hotels. The best part is, you can still find a poolside escape even if you can’t get away. Check into the right hotel, and you’ll be able to take a dip and soak up some killer views in the middle of your own bustling city. Sometimes you don’t even have to be a hotel guest to get your toes wet. Here are our 10 favorite urban hotel pools for the summer.
Living the dream at Dream Downtown (Photo: Dream Downtown/Facebook)
Dream Downtown, New York City
Can’t make it to the Côte d’Azur? Just north of New York’s party-centric Meatpacking District is where you’ll find Dream Beach, an adults-only destination after 12 p.m. daily, which gracefully merges a French Riviera feel with its prime downtown location. There’s imported sand, chaise lounges that wouldn’t be out of place in Saint-Tropez, and VIP service in private cabanas. Why not complete the picture with your own bottle of Champagne?
The perfect way to cool off in Brooklyn (Photo: McCarren Hotel)
McCarren Hotel & Pool, Brooklyn
Yes, this sizzling spot in white-hot Williamsburg really does bill itself as a hotel and a pool, so you know that summer fun is serious business here. The 4,800-square-foot saltwater pool is a massive playground for both hotel guests and 21-and-over visitors who buy pool passes or reserve sunbeds. Williamsburg has long been known as hipster central, but it’s also turned into a destination for party-hopping Manhattanites and well-traveled tourists. So expect an eclectic if young crowd that knows how to enjoy itself.
Beautiful views at the Ritz-Carlton (Photo: Ritz Carlton)