There’s nothing quite like relaxing in a pool. The warmth of the sun and the sparkling water simply rejuvenates the soul. If you’re looking for some soul rejuvenation, head to one of these best hotel pools in D.C. Don’t forget the sunscreen.

Capitol Skyline Hotel
10 I St. SW
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 488-7500

For the ultimate relaxing getaway without the hassle of travel, head over to the urban oasis known as the Capitol Skyline Hotel pool. Surrounded by gorgeous greenery, the sparkling pool offers guests plenty of space to sit and enjoy the sunshine. Or, head over to the outside grill and enjoy delicious adult beverages and tasty snacks. Saturdays and Sundays feature a vibrant pool party that puts even the hottest destinations like Miami to shame. Other hotel amenities include a 24-hour fitness center, complimentary shuttle service and on-site dining.

Donovan House Hotel
1155 14th St. NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 737-1200

Feel like you’re in the Caribbean with a trip to the Donovan House Hotel. The rooftop pool features breathtaking panoramas of the District, plenty of comfortable seating and privacy. The rooftop pool also features an outdoor bar that turns into an exciting nighttime destination brimming with intelligent conversations, artisanal cocktails and swanky guests. The Donovan House Hotel also offers a 24-hour fitness center, in-room spa services, spa-inspired bath amenities and a hosted wine hour.

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The Liaison
415 New Jersey Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 638-1616

Whether you prefer to work up a sweat or simply lounge around, the Liaison Hotel has the perfect pool for you. The heated 40-foot outdoor pool is perfect for guests who enjoy swimming laps. The pool also offers comfortable lounge chairs and cabanas, perfect for kicking back and enjoying the latest New York Times bestseller. Food and drink service is also available during pool season. Other amenities at the Liaison Hotel include an on-site fitness center, in-room spa services, onsite dining, kid-oriented activities and services and pet-friendly rooms.

Courtyard Washington Convention Center
900 F St. NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 638-4600

Protect yourself from the elements and still have a good time swimming with the indoor pool at the Courtyard Washington at the Convention Center. After you swim a few laps, head over to the whirlpool and ease away all your aches and pains. The Courtyard Washington at the Convention Center also features a fitness center with views of the pool, free high speed internet, luxurious bedding, on-site dining and valet parking. The hotel is located near many popular attractions including the White House and the International Spy Museum.

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Hotel Palomar
2121 P St. NW
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 448-1800

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city atop the rooftop pool at the Hotel Palomar. Lounge around in a cozy cabana, work on your tan on a comfy lounge chair or splash around in the sparkling water. The rooftop pool also features sizzling cocktails to keep you cool. The boutique hotel also offers a variety of special amenities including experience kits which help enhance your stay in the District, a state-of-the-art fitness center, complimentary bikes, in-room spa treatments and a concierge. Pets are welcome.

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