The Perfect Summer: Hotel Pools

These spots are worth the price of a room

photo: © 2013 Ryan Forbes/AVABLU

A dip in the Raleigh's art deco pool in Miami.

The Joule
Dallas, TX 

The Joule’s rooftop pool offers daring swimmers a rare and slightly terrifying view of the downtown streets ten stories below: The pool extends eight feet beyond the building’s edge, with a Plexiglass window at the end.—


Keswick Hall
Keswick, VA 

Breathtaking panoramas of Keswick Hall’s 600-acre estate, nestled amid the Blue Ridge foothills, greet swimmers at the outdoor Horizon Pool, capped with an infinity edge that pours off into a waterfall. Suit up early to watch the sun rise.—


The Raleigh Hotel
Miami, FL

Bold black curves outline the unique shape of the palm-lined pool at the Raleigh, an art deco gem in the heart of South Beach. After a dip, retreat to a nearby cabana to nibble on snacks prepared by James Beard Award–winning chef Michael Schwartz.—