If you get an urge to wallow in a few hotel pools in New York, where would you go? At most hotels, only guests are allowed to use the pool. But there are some that also allow non-guests access to their swimming pools for a nominal fee.
Crowne Plaza Times Square: Access to Fitness Club & Pool on the 15th floor of the hotel, operated by the New York Sports Club. Facilities include a 50-foot lap pool, as well as steam rooms, saunas, state-of-the-art weight machines and exercise equipment. Charge: $25; Info: 1605 Broadway New York NY 10019; (212) 977-4000
Millennium UN Plaza Hotel: Access to Millenium Health & Racquet Club. Charge: $40; Info: One UN Plaza 44th Street (between 1st and 2nd Ave) New York NY 10017; (212) 758-1234
Room Mate Grace Hotel: Indoor pool with bar; Charge: $10 (plus two-drink minimum); Info: 125 West 45th Street New York NY 10036; (212) 354-2323
Holiday Inn Midtown: Access to Health & Fitness Center with pool; Charge: $60; Info: 440 West 57th Street New York NY 10019; (212) 581-8100
Golden Gate Motor Inn: Outdoor pool. Charge: $15 ($7 for children under 12); Info: 3867 Shore Parkway Brooklyn NY 11235; (718) 769-1394
New York Marriott World Financial Center: Charge: $20; Info: 85 West Street at Albany Street New York NY 10006; (212) 385-4900
New York Marriott Brooklyn Bridge: Charge: $25; Info: 333 Adams Street Brooklyn NY 11201; (718) 246-7000
Le Parker Meredien: Access to Gravity Fitness and Spa; Charge: $100; Info: 119 West 56th Street New York NY 10019; (212) 708-7340
Note: Charges mentioned are for non-guests only. Most hotels do not charge guests for use of the pool.
Photos courtesy Crowne Plaza Times Square/IHG Hotels