Roundup: Boston’s Swankiest Public Pools

Cabana rentals, rooftop views, cocktails, and more can be found at these luxury pools.

There’s nothing better than a nice cool pool on a hot day, but if cabana rentals, spa services, and panoramic views of the city are more your style than our roundup of public pools, we’ve got you covered. Here, Boston’s best luxury pools that are open to the public—for a fee.


Colonnade Rooftop Pool photo provided

Colonnade Hotel Roof Top Pool

Dine al fresco, order cocktails, and lounge around on the deck, all while enjoying an amazing view of Boston’s Back Bay. Though entrance to the pool is free for Colonnade guests, it’s a splurge for the public at $45 for a full day.

Opens May 27. 120 Huntington Ave., Boston, 617-424-7000;

The Clubs at Charles River Park

The Clubs at Charles River Park. Photo provided

The Clubs at Charles River Park

Run by Massachusetts General Hospital, this complex boasts Boston’s largest outdoor pool as well as an indoor pool, Jacuzzi, and wading pool. It also offers swimming lessons and aquatics fitness classes, in addition to traditional group exercise. Buy a membership or a day pass.

Opens May 27. 10 Whittier Place, Boston,  617-726-2900;

Revere Hotel

Revere Hotel pool. Photo provided

Rooftop at Revere

The Revere Hotel also has a super posh rooftop pool, complete with cabanas, food and drink service, art installments, and stylish servers clad in designer duds. Admission is $10 Monday through Friday, $20 on Saturday, and $30 on Sunday.

Open May 13 through Labor Day. 200 Stuart St., Boston, 617-482-1800;

Hotel Indigo

Hotel Indigo pool. Photo via Hotel Indigo Facebook

Hotel Indigo

June through September, this chic outdoor pool offers luxury cabana rentals, fire pits, a “relaxation deck,” and food and beverage service. The deck is also open at night for evening parties. Entry is $25 per person.

Open Memorial Day through Labor Day. 399 Grove St., Newton, 617-969-5300;

  • mustachechuckself

    These are fantastic Venues have been to them all!


    They all look great.

  • Mumbles

    Lol. $45 for a day at a pool. And most of those morons don’t even use the pool, it would ruin their blowout. You will never be poor in this city catering to dead-eyed basic hedge fund wives whose sole joy in life is instagramming their legs with the hashtag “#legsorhotdogs?”.

    Interesting that MGH is in the luxury pool game. Remember that the next time they try to shake you down with a fundaraising pitch. They should lose their nonprofit status.