When I first moved to New York City, the Holiday Inn on 57th street allowed people to use their pool for $30 a day. Then it went up to $40-I actually shelled out the money to go, and was told I couldn’t even sit in a certain chair, because it was “reserved” for certain people…umm…okay. (and no there’s no way of sneaking in to the pool and saying you have a room there..etc…they double check. TRUST ME on this one.)
So I thought to myself, surely there must be other pool options in NYC. I called The Holiday Inn this afternoon, and now you can use their pool for $70 a day…seriously…for a hundred dollars more I could just get a room and make a full day/night of it. These are your other options for swimming in the city.
Parker Meridian Hotel.
For $100 a day you have access to the roof deck and the pool. I had to ask twice to make sure this was the price..I mean..really?
Gansevoort Hotel Meatpacking District
For “Only $299”-you can get a 30 minute massage or facial, plus manicure/pedicure and ONE cocktail at the pool bar for the day. “Does that include the room?” I asked. No. It doesn’t.
I think I’m going to pay $20 and take the train to the beach. I may attempt the Holiday Inn Pool if I’m in desperate need of a day by water, but seriously…$70…a high price to pay for convenience.