Best rooftop pools Tampa

Enjoy ocean views and warm caribbean breezes from the best hotel rooftop pools in Tampa. This complete list will guide from elevated venues along the water, to Midtown pools with skyline views.

February 27, 2024
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Rooftop pool Tampa | Courtesy of Tampa Marriott Water Street

With the hot Florida sun and the vibrating city pulse, it’s important to to unwind and cool down. And what better place to do so, than at a Tampa rooftop swimming pool. This guide comes packed with booking links to all hotels, and all necessary info you need to know before your visit.

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1. JW Marriott Tampa Water Street

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The luxurious and sophisticated JW Marriott Tampa Water Street is the ideal location to spend a relaxing, waterfront getaway.

Featuring modern design and diverse accommodation options, the hotel is also filled with elevated venues to enjoy Tampa from above.

On the top and 27th floor you find the elegant Beacon Rooftop Bar, inviting to Tampa’s highest public rooftop & cocktail experience.

A bit lower, but no less sparkling, the sixth floor features two fantastic pools, luxury cabanas, a wellness experience at Spa by JW, and an elevated dining experience at the indoor-outdoor rooftop bistro SiX.

Overlooking the lively downtown area and boasting riverfront views, the pool terrace is the perfect spot to soak up the Tampa sun, take a dip, and indulge in a selection of refreshing cocktails and light bites from the pool bar.

The poolside cabanas are available for all day rentals to both guests and locals.

Adress: 510 Water Street, Tampa, 33602

Availability: Guests at the hotel / Cabana rentals

Info: Towels provided

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2. The Tampa EDITION

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With a prime location in the centre of Tampa, the modern and superb The Tampa EDITION offers a refreshed outlook on luxury living.

Appropriate for a five-star hotel, The Tampa EDITION offers a five-star rooftop experience. The lush and spacious terrace comes equipped with a luxury rooftop pool, as well as panoramic views of downtown Tampa.

This tropical oasis invites guests to enjoy long and sumptuous hours under the Florida sun, mixing dips with relaxation in the comfy sun beds. Order refreshing drinks from the Pool Bar, which tranforms into an electrifying cocktail lounge with top DJs during weekend evenings.

In the mood for delectable Greek dishes inspired by the seaside? Then visit the rooftop restaurant Azure at EDITION, created by Michelin-starred chef John Fraser.

Adress: 500 Channelside Dr., Tampa, FL 33602

Availability: Guests at the hotel

Info: Towels provided

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3. Hilton Tampa Downtown

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The well-known Hilton Tampa Downtown is situated two blocks from the Riverwalk. The building has incredible architecture, with a glass atrium at the rooftop, creating a dramatic view from the roof deck. Skyscrapers surround the building, making you feel the city pulse while spending time in the district and taking in the view from above.

Two rooftop pools are located at the deck, one whirlpool and one swimming pool, where you can cool down while spending time in the Florida sun.

The spacious terrace also has a bar, plenty of sun loungers, and a lounge area with fire-pits, so you can enjoy it both day and night.

Adress: 211 N Tampa St, Tampa, FL 33602

Availability: Guests at the hotel

Pool hours: 7am-10pm

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4. Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Downtown Convention Center

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This three-star Hilton hotel inside the Convention Center was renovated in 2019, and offers an elegant and modern rooftop pool on the 3rd floor to its guests. The pool is perfect for swimming laps with a view, and is open from morning until evening.

Located by the riverside, Embassy Suites by Hilton has provided the rooftop with sun beds and green plants. Whether you are on a vacation with the family or a business trip, this is a luxurious but budget-friendly hotel in the center.

If you are a visitor and want to enjoy a pool day, you can book a day pass and get 10% discount on food and beverages.

Adress: 513 S Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

Availability: Guests at the hotel / Day passes for outside guests

Opening hours: Daily 7am-11pm

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5. Aloft Tampa Midtown

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Found in the energetic and contemporary Midtown district, Aloft Tampa Midtown offers an impressive rooftop setting.

Part of the 4 900 square feet rooftop is home to Sal Y Mar, a Tulum-inspired rooftop bar and restaurant. But here you also find a fantastic rooftop pool, surrounded with amazing 360-degree views over Downtown Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater.

Heated and open from early morning to late night, the rooftop pool is an exclusive oasis for guests staying at Aloft Tampa Midtown, or at the sister venue Element Tampa Midtown located next door.

Adress: 3650 Midtown Dr, Tampa, FL 33607

Availability: Guests at the hotels

Opening hours: Daily 6am-11pm

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6. Tampa Marriott Water Street

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Tampa Marriott Water Street has 27 floors, just in front of the Tampa Convention Center. The hotel is the largest and one of the tallest buildings in the city, making it an incredible venue to visit.

While not set on top of the hotel, the third floor heated rooftop pool is still a fantastic to enjoy the Tampa sun, treat yourself to a day of relaxation, and take in the lovely view right by the Garrison Channel.

Poolside food and drinks can be ordered from the Pool Bar & Grill. On the menu you find everything from club sandwiches and refreshing salads, to frozen drinks.

To enjoy the outdoor rooftop pool, the best bet is to book a stay at Tampa Marriott Water Street. But non-guest can usually also either reserve one of the daybeds or a cabana.

Adress: 505 Water St, Tampa, FL 33602

Availability: Guests at the hotel / Reservation of daybeds & cabanas

Opening hours: Monday-Sunday 6am-10pm

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7. Hyatt Place Tampa Downtown

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Set in Tampa’s city center, near the Tampa Riverwalk, the fabulous and chic Hyatt Place Tampa Downtown is inspired by Tampa’s Latin history.

This is noticeable at the elevated Corazon Bar & Restaurant, but also at the colorful 5th floor rooftop pool terrace.

Surrounded with impressive murals and equally impressive views of Tampa, the spacious sun deck features a heated pool and comfortable lounge chairs, perfect for long hours under the Florida sun.

Adress: 325 N Florida Avenue, Tampa, FL 33602

Availability: Guests at the hotel

Opening hours: Daily 9am-10pm

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8. The Westshore Grand

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The contemporary The Westshore Grand has an iconic cylindric shape, located in Westshore Business District. The hotel offers a heated rooftop pool on the 9th floor, where you can enjoy a 360-view of the surroundings.

Sophisticated elegance and unparalleled amenities meet in this venue. The 1.8 meter deep rooftop pool is minimalistic and elegant with lounge beds and umbrellas placed on the sun deck. The deck is open and decorated with plants, making it green and spacious.

Adress: 4860 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33609

Availability: Hotel guests only

Opening hours: Daily 6am-10pm

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9. Aloft Tampa Downtown

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Located right in the heart of the city, along the Hillsborough River, Aloft Tampa Downtown provides great access to a number of the area's biggest hot spots, as well as plenty of great amenities.

One is the outdoor splash pool, which is technically maybe not a rooftop pool, but with an elevated position above the river, it gives a feeling of being 'above it all'.

The heated pool comes surrounded with sun beds, lounge sofas, tables and bar stools with front row views over the river. So it's a great spot to mix dips with a refreshing drink from the W XYZ Bar

Adress: 100 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33602

Availability: Guests at the hotel

Info: Towels provided

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Rikard Fredricson
Rikard Fredricson

Rikard has spent the last 10 years exploring, enjoying, researching and working with rooftop venues. During these years he has visited more than 700 rooftops across the globe. The experience he has gained is used to create helpful, in-depth and accessible content, and to share his knowledge and rooftop expertise with fellow rooftop-lovers.