During the summer months, Washington DC 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 DC. 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 Northwest - 1900 Connecticut Avenue NW Washington, DC. Located near Dupont Circle, the 147-room hotel has an outdoor pool that is open seasonally.
Donovan House - 1155 14th Street, NW Washington DC. The luxury rooftop outdoor pool offers cozy cabanas and a fireside bar.
Doubletree Guest Suites Hotel - 801 New Hampshire Avenue, NW Washington, DC. The rooftop pool has views of the Kennedy Center, the Watergate complex and the nearby Potomac River.
Embassy Row Hotel - 2015 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC. 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, DC. 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, DC. The hotel has a fitness center and a seasonal, rooftop pool that offers panoramic views of the city.
Holiday Inn Georgetown - 2101 Wisconsin Avenue NW Washington, DC. The hotel has a fitness center and an outdoor swimming pool.
Hotel Palomar - 2121 P Street NW Washington, DC. The heated outdoor pool comes complete with a sundeck and private cabana.
L’Enfant Plaza Hotel - 480 L Enfant Plaza SW Washington, DC. The giant rooftop pool is covered during the winter months and opens up in the summer for a spectacular view of the city.
Liaison Capitol Hill - 415 New Jersey Avenue, NW Washington, DC. A rooftop “green oasis” complete with a pool.
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel - 2660 Woodley Road NW Washington, DC. The hotel has two heated outdoor pools and matching sundecks.
Omni Shoreham Hotel - 2500 Calvert Street NW Washington, DC. 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, DC. The newly remodeled small luxury hotel has an outdoor swimming pool with a cozy patio.
The Washington Plaza - 10 Thomas Circle, Washington DC. The outdoor pool is nestled in a lush, green setting, located along Massachusetts Avenue at Thomas Circle.
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