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Urban hotel pool packages from $149/night

/ Source: Sherman's Travel

Book by: ASAP
Travel by: Through September

The deal
The sidewalks are starting to sizzle, so why not ride out the heat wave poolside? For a cool respite during the dog days of summer, we recommend a pool-themed package at one of these stylish city hotels. It’s all about the scene at these happening hotel pools, so grab your best suit and make a splash in Miami, Los Angeles, New York, Las Vegas, San Diego, and Boston. Priced from just $149/night, these glamorous pools, with accommodations to match, will help you beat the heat without sinking your savings.

The Hard Rock Hotel has launched a decadent pool party package to help you rock out on the weekends all summer long. Overlooking the city’s historic Gaslamp Quarter, the hotel’s rooftop pool and lounge is hosting Intervention Sundays at Float. This daytime pool party features celebrity DJs, tasty cocktails, and private cabanas for lounging. Book the hotel’s Intervention Stay Package from now through August 30 at rates from $149 per couple. The deal includes a studio room on any Sunday night through summer, VIP guest access to the party deck, and two wristbands for entry to Intervention. Party on, dude.

Get a little wet and wild in Vegas this summer with this special offer from Mandalay Bay. This lavish resort features an 11-acre pool area complete with a lazy river, several lagoons, and an extensive beach (with 2,700 tons of sand, undertow, and 6-foot swells for hanging ten). Book the all-inclusive Everything Under the Sun special, and you’ll enjoy free, unlimited drinks and dining at the Beach Bar and Grill. Plus, cash in your $100 cabana credit, also included, for hours of stylish poolside lounging, or try your luck at the resort’s legendary 3-story beachside casino. This deal goes for $198/night and is available through July 30.

LA’s Downtown Standard is the place to swim with the big fish: Celebrities of all stripes (photographers, musicians, actors, and models) regularly ascend to the rooftop pool lounge to drink and loaf about on its vibrating waterbeds. This summer, you too can experience the glamorous scene. After dark, the dance-party DJs spin well into the early hours, while the lights of downtown L.A. add their Tinsel Town twinkle to the scene. Summer rates for guestrooms start at $245, including entry for two to this outdoor urban outpost; nightly admission for non-guests is $20.

Located in the heart of Manhattan’s fashionable Meatpacking District, the stylish Hotel Gansevoort is an ideal hideaway, especially on hot summer days. It’s hard to top a refreshing swim in the 45-foot-long pool on the 15th floor. The hotel’s Renewal Day package guarantees you a prime poolside seat with one free drink at the aptly-named Plunge rooftop bar. Plus, you'll also enjoy a one hour-long massage or facial and one free fitness class! This package is available weekdays through September 30 and starts at $250 per person. Even though this daytime deal doesn't include overnight accommodations, the spa treatment alone is valued at $120 or more and the perks will make your day even brighter. Nightly summer rates for guestrooms start around $265.

Situated in Boston’s hip Back Bay neighborhood, the upscale Colonnade Hotel is home to the city’s only rooftop pool, a glamorous urban oasis with impressive views of the Boston skyline. By day, sunbathers recline on lounge chairs sipping frozen daiquiris. In the after hours, the place comes alive with sunset cocktails and live music.

From now through Labor Day, guests can enjoy the rooftop atmosphere with unseasonably low hotel rates. Book a 2-night weekend stay with the Summer Meltdown special, and pay less the higher the thermometer climbs. Rates start at $269 minus the temperature on the first night of your stay, and $269 on the second night. Hope for long hot days and don’t worry if you forget your SPF at home — sunbathers receive free samples of Shiseido sunscreen from now through September 6.

This trendsetting South Beach hotel raised the standard for Miami's hotel-pool scene when it opened in the 1990s, after designer Philippe Starck created a shallow 150-foot-long pool, framed it with graceful palm trees, piped in classical music underwater, and named the whole area the Water Salon. Today, his posh oasis still provides the perfect poolside atmosphere. Try the hotel’s Bed and Breakfast package, which includes overnight accommodation and breakfast for two. Summer rates start at $325/night.

The dollars
Based on double occupancy. Taxes and fees are additional.

The catch
Swimsuits not included

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