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

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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. A hotel with a pool, especially one with a roof-top view or in a garden setting is highly sought after. 

Some hotel pools are frequented by locals who purchase an often-expensive day pass. Many have an adjacent bar or cocktail lounge and are known for a party atmosphere and some are more laid back and ideal for families.

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    The hotel has a large swimming pool that is open daily throughout the summer months.

    Seasonal memberships are available for non-hotel guests. The hotel has established rules for pool use that are very similar to what any country club pool would impose which has reduced the formerly party atmosphere on a day to day basis.

    Watch for special events. They offer "pool parties" on the holiday weekends with DJs. Other weekends are intended to be more laid back. 

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    Situated near historic Dupont Circle, the 147-room hotel has an outdoor pool with surrounding sun deck that is open seasonally. 

    The hotel is conveniently located near the National Zoo, Adams Morgan neighborhood, and The Phillips Collection museum.

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    The luxury rooftop outdoor pool offers cozy cabanas and a fireside bar. 

    The rooftop lounge is highly recommended by locals who frequent the bar for the cocktails and view. But during daytime hours, the hotel reserves the space, which includes the pool, exclusively for guests of the hotel.

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    The hotel features an open-air roof terrace with a 450-square foot pool, outdoor lounge area, grill, bar and a submerged sundeck overlooking Dupont Circle. 

    The pool is one of the best in America. Locals can purchase a day pass (days and times restricted.) The pool area is complimentary for hotel guests.

    Special events such as the hotel-guest-only Fourth of July fireworks display are worth watching for.


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    The hotel has a central downtown location and a rooftop pool that offers a view of the surrounding Thomas Circle neighborhood.

    This is a family-friendly environment. There are lifeguards for both the indoor and outdoor pools.


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    The hotel has a fitness center and a seasonal, rooftop pool that offers panoramic views of the city.

    Keep yourself refreshed with beverages from the poolside bar. 


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    The heated outdoor pool is surrounded by a sundeck. An urban retreat, the pool offers daybeds and lounge chairs in a garden setting. 

    Food and beverage service is available during the summer months.

    In the surrounding neighborhood, you can browse boutiques, wander flag-lined Embassy Row, go to a weekend farmers market, and visit art galleries and historic homes.

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    A rooftop “green oasis” complete with a pool and cabanas welcomes you.

    The hotel touts the only open-air rooftop bar on Capitol Hill. Day passes are available for locals and non-hotel guests. 

    The hotel is ideally situated for exploring Capitol Hill, Union Station, the National Mall, and Smithsonian museums. 


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    The hotel has two heated outdoor pools and matching sundecks.

    Located on 16 scenic acres in the affluent Woodley Park neighborhood, this historic hotel is ideal for relaxing at the pool with a view of the trees and classic brick buildings. 

    They hotel is close to the Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan Metro station, making D.C. sightseeing convenient. You can walk from the hotel to the National Zoo, the Adams Morgan neighborhood, and Rock Creek Park.


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    The hotel is located on a tree-lined street just steps from the bars, boutiques and eateries of 14th Street.

    The Kimpton property is located in a prime location and features a stylish rooftop pool with a view of the D.C. skyline. Unwind at the poolside bar. 

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    This large luxury hotel has a heated outdoor pool (with two spa tubs) and is situated amid the scenery of Rock Creek Park

    Sit and relax by the pool as you enjoy traditional small plates and refreshing drinks from the adjacent bar. 


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    This luxury boutique hotel has an outdoor swimming pool with a cozy patio where you can enjoy a cocktail.

    The One Washington Circle Hotel is conveniently located just a short walk from George Washington University and the Foggy Bottom Metro Station. You can settle in for awhile at this pet-friendly hotel as the rooms and suites have kitchens or kitchenettes.

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    The outdoor pool is nestled in a lush, green setting, located along Massachusetts Avenue at Thomas Circle. It is considered one of the most attractive in Washington, D.C.

    The Washington Plaza is minutes from Washington, DC's iconic museums, monuments, and attractions. The White House is only five blocks from the hotel and the McPherson Square Metro Station, taking you to many D.C. attractions, is just a short walk away.