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DC Hotel Pools Open to the Public for Swimming and Partying

DC Hotel Pools Open to the Public for Swimming and Partying
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You don’t have to be a tourist to enjoy some of DC’s best hotel pools. Many are open to the public–granted, for a fee–and offer tropical drinks, munchies, and weekly parties.

Capitol Skyline Hotel

10 I St., SW; 202-488-7500

The Skyline’s rooftop pool will host parties each day of the weekend, with DJ tunes and summery drinks. Enjoy a cocktail from the poolside bar and nosh on beach-inspired food from the hotel’s two rooftop restaurants.

Fee: Day passes are $30 per person; food and drinks are extra.

Hours: 8 am to 10 pm, daily.

The Liaison Capitol Hill

415 New Jersey Ave., NW; 202-638-1616

The hotel’s renovated rooftop pool is open to the paying public. Visitors can dine, drink and swim–a rare treat among DC’s private hotel pools. Sip craft cocktails with coconut-infused rum and nibble bites from Art and Soul chef Douglas Alexander, after which you can grab an inner tube and relax.

Fee: Day passes are $35, with access starting at 8 am; entrance is free after 5 pm.

Hours: Open for swimming 8 am to 8 pm; food and beverage, 10 am to 11 pm.

The Rooftop at the Embassy Row Hotel

2015 Massachusetts Ave., NW, 202-265-1600

Swim, sunbathe, and enjoy refreshing cocktails at this Dupont hotel’s tenth-floor deck. Other rooftop events include a silent disco on Friday nights where you can channel your inner John Travolta, and a patriotic red-white-and-blue party on Saturday with drink specials from Ciroc.

Fee: Day passes are $30 and can be purchased at the front desk, day-of, beginning at 3 pm. 

Hours: 3 pm to 5 pm, daily.

Washington Plaza

10 Thomas Cir., NW; 202-842-1300

Catch some rays and imbibe a tropical drink at “DC’s most beautifully landscaped swimming pool,” complete with a poolside bar.

Fee: Purchase day passes on the day of for $50 on a weekday, $60 on Saturday or Sunday.

Hours: 9 am to 9 pm, daily.

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Rosa joined Washingtonian as an editorial fellow in fall 2016. She likes to write about race, culture, music, and politics. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a degree in International Relations and French with a minor in Journalism. When she can, she performs with her family’s Puerto Rican folkloric music ensemble based in Jersey City. She lives in Adams Morgan.