In NYC this summer and looking to cool down? We have the pools that will do the trick. Whether you are living in the city or just visiting, these special spots are where you can beat the heat during the day and turn up the heat as the sun goes down.


Equinox Hotel

TheThe first hotel by Equinox, the leaders in the “fitness as a lifestyle” movement, debuted as an upscale property that was built for those who seek a place that matches the scale of their ambitions and a space to restore and regenerate. In a modern high-rise tower overlooking the Hudson River, every room features total soundproofing, blackout blinds, and integrated technology for personalization.


1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

Designed by local artists using native greenery and reclaimed materials, this sustainable nature-inspired Brooklyn hotel has breathtaking waterfront views of the Manhattan skyline and is located a few blocks from the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. Every room is equipped with Nespresso machines with recyclable pods, yoga mats, as well as mattresses with a hemp-blend filling and organic cotton sheets.


The William Vale

Providing a striking view of Manhattan, this hotel stands tall in the middle of Williamsburg in Brooklyn. An exterior like no other, designed by Albo Liberir, you can be sure to also expect big things from its interior.   Standing 22 stories high in a neighborhood not known for its skyscrapers, you will find floor-to-ceiling windows, a beautiful outdoor pool and a rooftop bar that offers some of the most amazing views in all of NYC. This is the modern-luxe lifestyle hotel Brooklyn didn’t know it needed.


Dream Downtown Hotel

Fronted by an ocean liner-inspired stainless steel façade and riddled with porthole windows, the grand exterior of Dream Downtown hails its 1960s role as the National Maritime Union headquarters. Inside, it’s the stuff of reveries—a lobby that seems to buzz with energy as if alive on its own; a glass-bottomed swimming pool floating in the ceiling high above; pockets of guests and locals alike catching up over cocktails or being mesmerized by their gadgets. This is your dream.

As much a place to play as it is to stay, the downtown hotel offers everything today’s urban traveler seeks for buttoning down, loosening up, or a little of both: 314 loft-style guest rooms and suites, luxurious amenities, unique event spaces and a friendly (if slightly overeager-to-please) staff that knows the ins and outs of everything NYC. Plus, all the dining and nightlife you could ask for, built right in.

Like New York City itself, Dream is a destination where you can get into a little mischief – but only if you want to. And don’t worry, we’ll never tell. (We might even join you). 


TWA Hotel at JFK

This jet-age classic designed hotel will leave you stunned with its retro details that nod to the terminal’s past and its mid-century modern-inspired rooms. Everywhere you look it seems as though you warped back to the vintage sixties but only in aesthetics. This place is definitely a modern functioning hotel with a signature pool that overlooks one of the busiest tarmacs in the world where you can actually roller skate on. The terminal has become a destination for those making a visit from Manhattan or the surrounding area as well as travelers flying from all over the world. With many other unique amenities, you may actually prefer to be stuck in a long layover or have to stay overnight at the airport…something I don’t think has ever been said before.  


The Williamsburg Hotel

Featuring custom furnishings, floor-to-ceiling windows and oak floors, this Brooklyn oasis is located in the heart of the hip and trendy Williamsburg neighborhood. It was designed by Michaelis Boyd, the London-based ‘starchitects’ behind Babington House, the Groucho Club and Soho House Berlin. 


The Dominick

This SoHo hotel offers guests unsurpassed accommodations and sweeping views of Manhattan and the Hudson River. Experience paramount service, a world-class spa, a seasonal outdoor pool, restaurants and a bar, and banquet and event space featuring floor-to-ceiling windows with some of the best views in Manhattan. The Dominick is the only independent hotel in New York with the exclusive Five Diamond accolade from AAA, and one of three premier hotels in New York City prestigious enough to be a part of the Preferred Hotel & Resorts’ Legend Collection.


Looking for more spots in NYC? …

Click here for more information on best destinations and top locations in the US and The Americas. 

HotelsCurated will help you find your soon-to-be favorite spot.