Round-Up: 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 you’re looking for something a bit swankier than our round-up of public pools, we got you covered. If cabana rentals, spa services, and panoramic views of the city are more your style, Boston has quite a few luxury pools that are open to the public—for a fee.
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 $50 for a full day or $25 for after 3 p.m. admission.
120 Huntington Ave., Boston, 617-424-7000; colonnadehotel.com.
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. Admission is $40 a day for adults or $20 for kids, and memberships are available.
10 Whittier Place, Boston, 617-726-2900; clubsatcrp.com.
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 sporty-chic bathing suits by Pret-a-Surf. Non-guest admission is $30 per day, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
200 Stuart St., Boston, 617-482-1800; reverehotel.com.
Boston Harbor Hotel Pool
Though it’s just a lap pool (perfect for squeezing in a workout), the pool is just steps from the hotel’s fitness center and spa. Admission is $25 a day for non-guests.
70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, 617-439-7000; bhh.com.
Royal Sonesta Hotel Pool
It may be an indoor pool, but it sure doesn’t feel that way. The atrium-style pool is encased in glass and has a retractable roof, affording all the benefits of an indoor pool with the ambiance of an outdoor set-up. And act quickly—the hotel will stop allowing access to non-guests (which is $30 per day for adults and $20 for kids) on Sept. 30 of this year.
Memorial Day through Labor Day, 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.
399 Grove St., Newton, 617-969-5300; newtonboutiquehotel.com.