The Best Hotels With a Pool to Book on Long Island, New York City

Gurneys Montauk Resort and Seawater Spa offers sprawling sea views
Gurney's Montauk Resort and Seawater Spa offers sprawling sea views | Courtesy of Gurney's Montauk Resort and Seawater Spa / Booking.com
Nick Dauk

Whether you prefer penthouses and presidential suites or stripped-back motels, you can’t deny the benefits of having a pool. If you’re looking for hotels with pools in New York City, is packed with luxury residences and beach resorts that ensure you won’t be left high and dry. After a long day exploring Brooklyn Museum, MoMA PS1, Montauk Point, the Hamptons, or Jones Beach, dive into these awesome hotels with pools in Long Island – all bookable with Culture Trip.

1. The Rockaway Hotel, for views of the Manhattan skyline

Hotel

The Rockaway Hotel outdoor pool with seating area with plants and umbrellas
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If you’re looking for hotels with pools in New York City, the Rockaway does you one better. This urban beach escape offers views of the Manhattan skyline, Jamaica Bay and Rockaway beaches from its Scandi-chic rooms, rooftop bar and heated outdoor pool. Whether you’re a visitor or a lifelong New Yorker looking to escape the bright lights, you’ll love the poolside cedar-barrel saunas and the tranquil spa.

2. The Inn and Spa at East Wind, for exploring North Fork

Spa Hotel

Exterior of The Inn and Spa at East Wind with lawns and trees
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Tucked between the serene North Fork beaches, local wine country and the Hamptons, this spa hotel in Long Island is the perfect base for exploring. First, you’ll need to tear yourself away from the saunas, steam rooms and heated pool at the property’s luxury spa. After seeing the sights, return to dine at Desmond’s Restaurant and Lounge, which regularly hosts exciting events including beer- and wine-pairing dinners.

3. Gurney’s Montauk Resort and Seawater Spa, for a private beach on your doorstep

Resort, Spa Hotel

Gurney’s Montauk Resort and Seawater Spa room in modern chic style with terrace and sea views
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This Long Island beach resort is located steps from the ocean in the prestigious Hamptons. Its rooms, suites and beachfront cottages each boast panoramic sea views and access to the Beach Club. Unwind at Scarpetta Beach restaurant, a soulful, Italian hotspot delivering fresh seafood and world-class wine. When you’re not making a splash in the indoor and outdoor pools, book a surfing lesson or head to the Seawater Spa for eucalyptus oil-infused steam rooms and hydrotherapy treatments.

4. The Inn at Fox Hollow, for a country retreat

Boutique Hotel

The Inn at Fox Hollow room with opulent decor including pattern carpet, mirror and desk with iMac
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Nestled within a captivating estate complete with landscaped gardens and stunning waterfalls, this boutique Long Island hotel with a pool is an oasis of serenity. Relax in the courtyard amid seasonal blooms or take a dip in the heated outdoor pool and hot tub. Make sure you take advantage of the complimentary shuttle running to local attractions and amenities within a 10mi (16km) radius.

5. Viana Hotel and Spa, for a tranquil haven

Eco Hotel

An indoor jacuzzi and lap pool with stone feature walls at Viana Hotel and Spa
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Relax in rooms that exude a serene and harmonious atmosphere at this Feng Shui-designed hotel. For a truly tranquil experience, book the Hydrotherapy Suite and take a long soak in the bubbling tub. Looking for a New York City hotel with an indoor pool? Here, you can zone out while doing lengths of the indoor lap pool before checking into the Zen-inspired spa for a smoothing shea butter body scrub or revitalizing sea mud wrap.

6. The Vanderbilt, for residential luxury

Chain Hotel, Luxury

The Vanderbilt outdoor pool with loungers, umbrellas at dusk
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If the Vanderbilt, in Westbury, feels like a luxurious apartment complex, that’s because it is. It does, however, also have hotel suites, and guests get access to the same five-star amenities as residents. Even with a single night’s stay, your children can have hours of fun in the special playroom while you sit by the fire in the library with a good book. A dip in the outdoor pool is a must after a yoga class in the aerobics studio and before a game of billiards in the entertainment room. Ready to eat? At the Roosevelt Field Mall, a 15-minute drive away, there’s Italian, Mexican, modern Asian – and much more.

7. The Garden City Hotel, for foodies

Luxury, Spa Hotel

The indoor pool at Garden City Hotel with warm lighting, deck chairs and potted plants.
Courtesy of Garden City Hotel / Expedia

There’s a distinguished yet down-to-earth appeal to Long Island’s Garden City Hotel. Despite its contemporary appearance, the red-brick building has a timeless charm, right down to the elegant clocktower. This nearly 300-room hotel is ideal for the dining aficionado. Think fresh Maine lobster or steak frites and martinis at the King Bar. If you’re seeking a Long Island hotel with an indoor pool, the Garden City has one – just let your food settle before jumping in.

8. Hyatt Place Long Island East End, for water activities

Chain Hotel, Hotel

Hyatt Place Long Island East End outdoor pool with harbour view and loungers
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You’re bound to get wet when you stay at Hyatt Place Long Island. First of all, it has both an indoor and outdoor pool – absolute godsends after a sweaty summer drive in from New York City. Splish Splash Water Park is only 5mi (8km) away if you’re in the mood for water slides, while the Treasure Cove Resort Marina, next to the hotel, has canoes to hop into, right on the river. Alternatively, hit the Long Island Aquarium – and enjoy the life aquatic by proxy.

9. Hotel Indigo East End, for neighborhood charm

Chain Hotel, Spa Hotel, Hotel

Hotel Indigo East End outdoor pool with loungers on a sunny day
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Hotel Indigo East End, in Riverhead, is close to literally everything luxe and lavish about Long Island, but it’s the service and setting that’ll make you choose this hotel over a base in the Hamptons. You might be forgoing beaches and wine country – but you’ve got the charming bookstores, cafes and boutiques that lend this East End neighborhood its rhythm. The stunning pool-scape, and the buttermilk fried chicken sandwiches at Bistro 72, blend luxury and leisure in the most delightful way, guaranteeing you’ll be back at the first opportunity.

10. Harborfront Inn at Greenpoint, for a peaceful retreat

Independent Hotel

Harborfront Inn at Greenpoint outdoor pool with loungers on a sunny day
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Close your eyes and envision yourself floating free in a heated pool as you watch sailboats peacefully cruise along the Peconic Bay. Now open your eyes and book a suite at the Harborfront Inn at Greenpoint. This North Fork retreat feels like a quaint bed and breakfast in a small town. You’ll feel the old soul of Long Island wherever you look, especially if you venture into the many boutiques, breweries, wineries and farms that fill this little fishing village. One item to put on your agenda: learning to shuck like a local at Little Creek Oysters.

Francesca Paul contributed additional reporting to this article.

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