Empire Hotel Outdoor Swimming Pool

Outdoor Rooftop Pool

Take in Summer Sunshine & NYC Skyline Views on the Empire Hotel Rooftop

Escape to The Empire Hotel Rooftop Pool, a unique gem at the entrance to the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Our pool offers an exclusive outdoor plunge experience with unparalleled views of New York City, overlooking Lincoln Center. It’s not just a pool—it’s an elevated escape in the heart of New York City. Indulge in the luxury of sunny cabanas & day beds, sip on bespoke cocktails from our rooftop bar, and unwind in style.

Summer Swimming at the Empire Hotel

Plunge Into Summer

Escape to The Empire Hotel's Rooftop Pool Deck, the only 4-star hotel rooftop pool on the Upper West Side. Nestled amidst Manhattan's iconic skyline, our rooftop offers a unique retreat with breathtaking views. Picture yourself unwinding under the sun, with the vibrant cityscape stretching out before you, creating a perfect backdrop for both relaxation and celebration.

Our outdoor pool is perfect for cooling off while soaking in the stunning NYC skyline views. Stretch out on our stylish loungers, or relax with a friend on our spacious day beds for the ultimate VIP treatment.

Rooftop Bar Drinks at the Empire Hotel

Elevate your poolside fun with drinks & fare from The Empire Rooftop Bar & Lounge. Our rooftop menu is curated to complement your sun-soaked day, whether you're lounging in the sun or chilling in the shade. Book your stay today and dive into the ultimate rooftop experience at The Empire Hotel.


Dip Your Toes: Pool Access

Our seasonal pool is open from late May (Memorial Day weekend) through early September (Labor Day weekend), making it the perfect summer hangout. Guests of all ages are welcome to enjoy the pool deck until 7 PM, after which the rooftop transforms into a 21+ spot. Please note: the pool may occasionally close due to weather. 

Pool Questions? Pool Answers

The Empire Rooftop Bar

Experience elevated dining at The Empire Rooftop Bar, where you can enjoy sweeping views of NYC while sipping cocktails under the iconic neon Hotel Empire sign. Our rooftop boasts expansive east and west terraces, providing ample outdoor space to unwind. Open year-round, the enclosed indoor lounge features two bars and a cozy fireplace, perfect for any season. Join us for dinner and drinks seven days a week, and don’t miss our delightful weekend brunch.

Hotel Empire Rooftop Lounge