Sometimes spending the summer in the city makes it hard to find time to cool off. Luckily, lush pools abound at DC hotels. So, dive in with us and read up on some seriously luxurious hotel pools for your next summer staycation.
The grand rooftop pool near the Capitol Building underwent a renovation last year. Its newly added cabanas, which surround the pool, can be rented for the day before enjoying a swim anywhere from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Loungers can even nibble on items such as the romaine and baby kale salad or the more indulgent pressed cheese sandwich, made with a six-cheese blend, and partake in the spot's poolside happy hour Monday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. 415 New Jersey Ave. NW, 202-638-1616
The newly renovated Watergate Hotel features an ultra-luxe indoor pool with three lap lanes and an exclusive aerobics area. The heated pool is set at a comfortable 82 degrees year-round and is open to hotel guests and Watergate Hotel members. After your swim, grab a refreshing beverage from the adjacent juice bar, such as the “Immunoxer” which boosts system immunity and detoxifies. 2650 Virginia Ave. NW, 844-617-1972
Located on the 10th floor, the pool at the Embassy Row Hotel offers aqua cycling classes this summer for the fitness enthusiasts. Afterwards, sip one of the bar's eight signature cocktails in a shaded lounge area or while relaxing on a daybed. 2015 Massachusetts Ave. NW, 202-265-1600
The Dupont Circle oasis at the Hotel Palomar is open daily during the summer and has a pool that stretches over 40 feet long. It's the perfect spot for your whole family or a gathering of friends. The surrounding sundeck, where you can order food and beverage until 8 p.m., has both cabanas and deck chairs for guests to enjoy. The brick archways and pillow-topped lounges will make you think you are on a tropical retreat far from the city. 2121 P St. NW, 202-228-1800