Summer is finally here (and with a vengeance), which means we're constantly daydreaming about taking a dip, or relaxing in a cabana near a calming pool. Some of the finest swimming spots can be found at New York City's myriad hotels, though they almost universally come with a caveat: they're open to guests only. But if you can make friends with someone staying at the Gansevoort or the William Vale—or if you have enough money to plan your own staycation—then you just might stand a chance.
There are also some hotels that offer day passes for their swanky pools, or ones that are connected to adjacent rooftop bars—and thus, are sort of public. We've cataloged some of the best here, and noted where they're publicly accessible; if we missed your favorite (or a secret spot that you're willing to open up about), let us know in the comments.Read More