The Best Hotel Pools in Philadelphia

Alyssa Pinsker | June 29, 2018

Summer in the city can be bliss, especially with a rooftop pool, or even a chic indoor pool. Pools make hotels less biz-prof and more fun. Here is a list of the best guest-only hotel pools in the city of brotherly love.


AKA University City

Why it made the list

This is actually Philadelphia’s highest and largest indoor pool. Known for being “in the sky,” the pool is infinity-style surrounded by contemporary lounge seating and floor to ceiling windows, offering 400-feet in the air views of the city. Located on the 28th floor, the pool is known for its natural light. However, it can feel a bit suffocating and expose as its enclosed on the other side of the windows is a busy walkway. But as long as you don’t mind the foot traffic, it's a dream come true.

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Doubletree By Hilton Philadelphia Center City

Why it made the list

This pool is known for being in a rooftop atrium, offering breathtaking views of the city. Only open to guests, it's on the 5th floor and is open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. It has three walls of floor to ceiling windows while being connected to a 7,000 square foot outdoor sundeck with lots of lounge chairs and towels.

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Wyndham Historic District

Why it made the list

High above the historic buildings of Philadelphia, the Wyndham’s rooftop pool is a popular spot for quick dips and sunbathing. Located on the eighth floor, the pool is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The pool is flanked by ample lounge chairs and towels are available.

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Sheraton Philadelphia University City

Why it made the list

This popular outdoor rooftop pool is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Offering poolside snacks and drinks, the pool is known for its spacious sun deck. The pool is located on the 7th floor and includes plenty of lounge chairs. It’s the perfect place to get a tan on a hot summer day!

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Holiday Inn Express Midtown

Why it made the list

Open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., this seasonal pool offers spectacular views of the city. The pool is surrounded by numerous lounge chairs, small tables, and umbrellas, while an attendant ensures towels are always on hand. Located on the 7th floor, the pool is 6’9” deep.

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The Windsor Suites

Why it made the list

Perched on the 24th floor, this expansive guests-only pool is the gem of the Windsor Suites. Open in the summer, the pool offers impressive views of the city. Surrounded by teal lounge chairs and matching umbrellas, it’s the perfect place to relax on a hot summer evening. Towels and delivery options are available.

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Sonesta Philadelphia Downtown

Why it made the list

Located on the eighth floor, the outdoor, rooftop pool at Sonesta is the largest in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood. Open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, the pool is surrounded by red lounge chairs and cabanas. Guests can order drinks from the Artbar.

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The Logan, Philadelphia's Hotel

Why it made the list

Surrounded by serene grey walls and fluffy white chairs, the pool at the Logan is located next to the fitness center. Stocked with plenty of lush towels, the pool is best known for not only being indoors and heated, but for having salt-water. After taking a dip in the 4’5 deep pool, don’t worry about feeling icky--as salt-water pools replace chlorine. The pool is open year round.

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  • 8. AKA University City
    2929 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104, USA
  • 7. Doubletree By Hilton Philadelphia Center City
    237 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19107, USA
  • 6. Wyndham Historic District
    400 Arch St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106, USA
  • 5. Sheraton Philadelphia University City
    3549 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104, USA
  • 4. Holiday Inn Express Midtown
    1305 Walnut St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19107, USA
  • 3. The Windsor Suites
    1700 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103, USA
  • 2. Sonesta Philadelphia Downtown
    1800 Market St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103, USA
  • 1. The Logan, Philadelphia's Hotel
    1 Logan Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103

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