The Best Hotels with Pools in Brooklyn

1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge scoops the award for New York’s best view, framing the Manhattan skyline at the foot of Brooklyn Bridge
1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge scoops the award for New York’s best view, framing the Manhattan skyline at the foot of Brooklyn Bridge | Courtesy of 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge / Expedia
Sarah Gillespie

After a pool with a view? You can count on it in Brooklyn, where prime five-star spots near the Brooklyn Bridge face onto the sweeping Manhattan skyline. Even budget-friendly options have novel features, including poolside Hawaiian cocktails, dreamy skylights and New York’s largest saltwater pool. Bear in mind that most outdoor pools have a limited opening season, so check ahead before you book.

1. The Williamsburg

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

Courtesy of the Williamsburg Hotel, NYC

The Williamsburg offers five-star style in Brooklyn’s eponymous hipster district for a surprisingly modest price. Rooms are filled with thoughtful touches, such as a sound machine that generates rain noise and toiletries by local Brooklyn brand Apotheke. There’s also a vintage pink-and-white tuk-tuk that will ferry you around the neighborhood. The biggest draw, however, remains the 40ft (12m) rooftop swimming pool with Manhattan skyline views.

2. The William Vale


The stylish dining room of the restaurant at the William Vale looks out over the Midtown Manhattan skyline from double-height windows
Courtesy of the William Vale / Expedia

The tremendous “hotel-on-stilts” exterior is just one of the unforgettable qualities of the William Vale. Arguably one of Brooklyn’s finest stays, the science-fiction aesthetic of this Williamsburg hotel continues in its avant-garde rooms, where the balconies and wardrobes are edged with softly glowing light. From June to September, dive into New York’s largest hotel pool, or relax in the eggshell-white loungers. For your evenings, four dining options are available, curated by Michelin-starred chef Andrew Carmellini.

3. 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

Boutique Hotel, Eco Hotel

The rooftop pool at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge with the Financial District and the Statue of Liberty in the distance
Courtesy of 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge / Expedia

This five-star stay scoops the award for New York’s best view, framing the Manhattan skyline at the foot of Brooklyn Bridge. It’s even better when you combine it with a sunset dip in the plunge pool followed by a handcrafted cocktail on your lounger. Unusually for a luxury hotel, 1 Hotel possesses excellent eco-credentials: an ultra-modern rainwater collecting system, sand timers in the shower and reclaimed timbers in the bright, Scandinavian-inspired rooms.

4. McCarren Hotel and Pool

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

McCarren Hotel and Pool
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The clue is in the name: while the McCarren undoubtedly hits all the bases for a great night’s rest, the pool is deservedly its point of pride. New York’s largest saltwater pool creates a beach vibe with mango-and-pandan cocktails, seafood salads and softly waving palms; call the concierge beforehand to reserve loungers. Beyond, the buzzy bars and cafés of Williamsburg await.

5. Sheraton Brooklyn


Sheraton Brooklyn
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Rubbing shoulders with the student-filled cafés and independent bakeries of downtown Brooklyn, the Sheraton reliably delivers all the upscale amenities you’d expect of the Marriott group. The heated indoor pool has a fitness focus and complements the fully-equipped gym. Rooms embody understated luxury, with outdoor terraces in some guest rooms and emerald wing chairs in the suites.

6. Aloft New York Brooklyn

Boutique Hotel

Twin room at Aloft New York Brooklyn, Dumbo, New York features modern design, a work desk and TV
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Next door to the Sheraton and sharing its pool, Marriott’s more youthful, budget-friendly option has a playful, retro theme. You’ll find a pool table and popcorn machine in the lobby, where the café serves up bagels and waffles for a grab-and-go breakfast. Subway stations, bus lines and even the ferry terminal are nearby, making it a great base for exploring New York City.

7. New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge


Two Barcelona chairs are placed in front of a window overlooking the Brooklyn skyline from the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge
Courtesy of New York Marriott / Expedia

The Marriott sits among the student-filled cafés and colorful flea markets of downtown Brooklyn – moments from Walt Whitman Park and a subway line that will whizz you straight into Manhattan. You’ll struggle to leave at all – its rooms have great views of the skyline, and it boasts a spa, gym and enormous indoor pool. Even the smallest rooms are spacious, and enhanced by vibrant urban wall art.

8. Hotel Indigo Williamsburg


A spiral staircase leads up to a mezzanine sleeping area from the living space of a suite at the Hotel Indigo Willamsburg
Courtesy of Hotel Indigo Williamsburg / Expedia

A short stroll from the City Reliquary Museum and Knitting Factory concert hall, Hotel Indigo commands 360-degree views over Williamsburg from its rooftop pool. Post swim, retire to the contemporary bar for grilled American comfort food. There’s also the lobby restaurant, Kitsch, where you can breakfast on lemon soufflé pancakes with whipped blueberry ricotta. Rooms are clean lined with chrome accents, and you can bring your pet for an additional fee.

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