Best rooftop pools in Washington DC

Published: July 9, 2019

The capital of the United States has quite a few great options for sky high swimming.

When visiting the capital of United States, the first thing you think about may not be swimming pools. But the fact is that there are quite a few nice rooftop pools in Washington DC.

Many of the DC rooftop pools are located at hotels with a sophisticated and relaxed atmosphere. But there are also some rooftop pools DC has to offer with a cool party feeling.

If you would rather have a drink with a view than swim with a view, you can find the best rooftop bars in DC here. But for everyone looking to get splashing:

Here’s our list of the best rooftop pools in Washington DC.

5. Mason & Rook Hotel

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Photo: www.masonandrookhotel.com

An urban oasis perched on top of the hip Mason & Rook Hotel in Washington. This magnificent roof terrace offers the hotel guests lounging sessions, a lovely rooftop swimming pool and dazzling views over the DC skyline. At 5:00 PM the rooftop bar opens up to the public where you are welcome to enjoy classic cocktails in a party friendly atmosphere.

This rooftop can also be rented for private events and such. One of the most popular rooftop pools Washington DC has to offer.

Website: www.masonandrookhotel.com

4. The Embassy Row Hotel

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Photo: www.destinationhotels.com

A rooftop pool in Washington with a lot of activities. Sunrise yoga, Sunday liquid brunch and chilled bar hang out. From early morning to late evening. The heated rooftop pool is open from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM every day of the week, while the adjacent rooftop bar is open later in the evening.

Set among all the historic embassies, the rooftop terrace is both stylish and colorful. Up here you get some lovely views over the DC rooftops.

On Wednesdays and Thursdays, the hungry ones can enjoy poolside barbeque beginning from 5:00 PM. A daily pass at The Rooftop at The Embassy Row Hotel costs $30 and includes a lot of nice amenities.

Website: www.destinationhotels.com/embassy-row-hotel

3. Liaison Washington Capitol Hill

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Photo: www.yotel.com

Capitol Hill’s only open-air rooftop bar and the largest rooftop pool in Washington. Liaison Washington Capitol Hill truly has a lot to brag about. The pool is open from late May through early September.

Stylish, lush and modern in setting, the rooftop terrace is a relaxing oasis, right in the heart of the city. For the hungry and thirsty ones, the rooftop bar serves drinks and tasty bar bites such as classic sandwiches and more dessert like dishes.

Like many other DC rooftop pools, The Liaison Capitol Hill offers private cabanas for $150 - $250. Perfect if you want to get extra comfy and luxurious.

Website: www.yotel.com

2. Penthouse Pool & Lounge

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Photo: www.penthousepoolclub.com

This is a DC rooftop pool and fitness center only available for members. Or actually two rooftop pools, similar in setting but with two different locations. Penthouse Pool & Lounge U Street is located in the center of Washington, while Penthouse Pool & Lounge The Yards is found on the Southwest Waterfront, right between the Canal Park and the Yard Park.

Chic and stylish in setting, both locations offer a slice of LA to the US capital. The refreshing rooftop pools are complemented with luxurious private cabans. These can be rented for $250, and comes with HDTV.

The rooftop bar serves healthy food, with focus on fresh berries and fruits, along with refreshing drinks. Grab a frozen cocktail, put your feet in the rooftop pool and just relax.

Website: www.penthousepoolclub.com

1. Donovan Hotel

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Photo: www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com

From Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, the fantastic rooftop pool at Donovan Hotel is in full swing. The rooftop swimming pool is quite small, but still very luxurious. And it is complemented with stylish and comfy sun loungers and some really cool views over Washington DC.

One of the most classic and most popular rooftop pools in Washington DC, open from early morning to late afternoon. Exclusive for guests staying at the hotel, apart from Sunday afternoons. Then everyone has the chance to splash with skyline vistas.

Outside guests can otherwise visit the DNV Rooftop Lounge. A local favorite with both live music, Japanese street food and delicious cocktails. All in all, a fantastic urban rooftop oasis, perfect for both sipping and swimming.

Website: www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com

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