13 Washington, D.C. Hotels with Outdoor Swimming Pools

Great Spots to Cool Off in the Nation's Capital

••• Omni Shoreham Washington DC Swimming Pool. Photo © Omni Shoreham

During the summer months, Washington, D.C. can get quite hot and humid. There are plenty of places to lounge poolside and cool off in a swimming pool. Here is a guide to the city’s family-friendly hotels with outdoor swimming pools. (Listed in alphabetical order)

  • Capitol Skyline Hotel - 10 I St., SW. Washington, D.C. The hotel has a large swimming pool that is open daily throughout the summer months. Every Sunday, from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, there is an adult only pool party featuring local DJs, celebrity appearances, fashion shows, live musicians, costumed dancers and surprise entertainment. Hotel guests attend for free. Seasonal memberships are available.
  • Courtyard by Marriott  - 1900 Connecticut Avenue NW Washington, D.C. Located near Dupont Circle, the 147-room hotel has an outdoor pool that is open seasonally.
  • Donovan House - 1155 14th Street, NW Washington, D.C. The luxury rooftop outdoor pool offers cozy cabanas and a fireside bar.
  • Embassy Row Hotel - 2015 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. The hotel features an open-air roof terrace with a 450-square foot pool, outdoor lounge area and a submerged sundeck overlooking Dupont Circle.
  • Holiday Inn Central - 1501 Rhode Island Avenue NW. Washington, D.C. The hotel has a central downtown location and a rooftop pool that offers a view of the surrounding Thomas Circle neighborhood.
  • Holiday Inn Capitol - 550 C Street SW Washington, D.C. The hotel has a fitness center and a seasonal, rooftop pool that offers panoramic views of the city.
  • Hotel Palomar - 2121 P Street NW Washington, D.C. The heated outdoor pool comes complete with a sundeck and private cabana.
  • Liaison Capitol Hill - 415 New Jersey Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. A rooftop “green oasis” complete with a pool.
  • Marriott Wardman Park Hotel - 2660 Woodley Road NW Washington, D.C. The hotel has two heated outdoor pools and matching sundecks.
  • Mason & Rook Hotel - 1430 Rhode Island Ave. NW Washington, D.C.  The Kimpton property is located in a prime location and features a stylish rooftop pool and lounge. 
  • Omni Shoreham Hotel - 2500 Calvert Street NW Washington, D.C. The large luxury hotel has a heated outdoor pool and is situated amid the scenery of Rock Creek Park.
  • One Washington Circle Hotel - One Washington Circle NW Washington, D.C. The newly remodeled small luxury hotel has an outdoor swimming pool with a cozy patio.
  • The Washington Plaza - 10 Thomas Circle, Washington, D.C. The outdoor pool is nestled in a lush, green setting, located along Massachusetts Avenue at Thomas Circle.

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