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 cabana rentals, spa services, and panoramic views of the city are more your style than our round-up of public pools, we got you covered. Here, Boston’s best 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 $40 for a full day.
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. This summer, Jugos juice bar is running a pop-up shop for pool guests. Admission is $40 a day for adults or $20 for kids and those with Jugos frequent buyer cards, 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 designer duds. Non-guest admission is $30 per day, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is limited to those 21 and older.
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 salt water—and is just steps from the hotel’s fitness center and spa. Admission is $25 a day for non-guests, and memberships are available.
70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, 617-439-7000; bhh.com.
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.
399 Grove St., Newton, 617-969-5300; newtonboutiquehotel.com.