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View from the top! The heated infinity pool at the TWA Hotel overlooks JFK’s runway 4L/22R.
The Pool Bar at the TWA Hotel

 

 

The Rooftop Pool

Plane paradise! Sip a cocktail and take a dip in the infinity pool with panoramic views of the busiest runways at JFK.

Our rooftop pool and observation deck is open!

Due to government regulations and occupancy limits, only registered TWA Hotel guests (whether overnight or day stay) may use the pool, visit the observation deck and eat at The Pool Bar.

In addition, from 11 AM to 11 PM every day, registered hotel guests must have a Pool Reservation to use the pool and eat at The Pool Bar. Those who are not staying at the hotel may not visit the pool and observation deck.

From 7 AM to 10:30 AM every day, hotel guests do not need a reservation to swim or visit the observation deck, though occupancy limits will apply. The pool opens at 7 AM and closes at 11 PM.

The rooftop occasionally closes for private events. The rooftop pool and observation deck area will be closed on Thursday, August 13, from 5 PM to 11 PM.

 

BOOK A ROOM & POOL RESERVATION

 

Pool Reservations

Want to swim in the pool, eat at The Pool Bar and visit the observation deck? After booking your guestroom directly on twahotel.com, add on a Pool Reservation for a 1 hour 45 minute period between 11 AM and 11 PM. The reservation includes admission to the pool and observation deck, swimming in the pool, a table for dining and pool towels. (Food and drinks at The Pool Bar are not included. Note that food must be ordered with any initial alcohol order, per government regulations.)

The reservation fees are as follows. Discounts do not apply.

Monday–Thursday
Adult (age 13 and up): $25
Child (age 2–12): $12.50
Child under age 2: Free

Friday–Sunday
Adult (age 13 and up): $50
Child (age 2–12): $25
Child under age 2: Free

You will not receive a pool pass; simply show your ID to the team member at the pool entrance. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate early arrivals.

At the conclusion of the 1 hour 45 minute period, the pool deck will be cleared and surfaces will be cleaned. See our enhanced cleaning procedures here.

The pool deck is closed in inclement weather. If the pool deck is closed due to inclement weather during your Pool Reservation time, your Pool Reservation will be refunded.

To add a Pool Reservation to an existing room reservation booked directly via twahotel.com, click here to modify your reservation. After following the prompts to locate your reservation, select Options and then select Add or Modify a Package.

If you booked a room reservation through another agency, you are unable to make a Pool Reservation in advance of your stay. At check-in, inquire at the front desk or The Pool Bar about availability. We cannot guarantee availability.

 

BOOK A ROOM & POOL RESERVATION

 

The Pool Bar

Please note that if you’re ordering alcohol, you must buy food with your initial order, per government regulations. Larger groups must order enough food to serve everyone in the party.

TWA Hotel guests may also order takeout from The Pool Bar to eat inside the hotel or a guestroom. Orders can be picked up at the entrance to The Pool Bar. 

 

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Pool & Observation Deck Rules

Our pool and observation deck has some new rules — please read them carefully.

  • Do not enter the pool area if you feel unwell, have symptoms of COVID-19, have tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 14 days or were exposed to someone with COVID-19 within the last 14 days.
  • Social distancing is required: please stay at least 6 feet apart from others, including in the pool. Guests must wear a face covering when arriving and departing the rooftop and where social distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Furniture may not be moved. Furniture has been rearranged to allow for social distancing.
  • No outside food or beverage is permitted.
  • If you’re ordering alcohol, you must buy food with your initial order, per government regulations.
  • Personal items must be placed in a clear plastic bag that is less than 12-by-12-inches (bags are provided at the pool).
  • Pool towels may not be removed from the pool area. Guests must leave wet towels behind for collection by team members.
  • We cannot accommodate early arrivals.
  • Restrooms and changing rooms are available on the rooftop; there are no showers.
  • There is no lifeguard on duty; please enjoy the pool carefully.

 

Questions? See the FAQs at the bottom of this page.

 The Pool at the TWA Hotel
The Pool Bar is open daily from 11 AM to 11 PM.

Always refreshing, the water in our infinity edge pool offers a much-needed respite during sweltering summers. Come winter, it turns into a pool-cuzzi — the water can be heated up to 100 degrees! The highly filtered water is purified every 30 minutes (a standard pool recirculates every 6 hours).

 The Pool Bar
Swim, sip and sun at The Pool Bar.

Inspired by the infinity edge pool at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d’Antibes, France, the swimming spot has a beach entry and underwater seating — not to mention a gleaming TWA logo mosaic in the signature colors of gold and red. And its view tops the Mediterranean Sea any day: The infinity pool sits on the horizon of a thrilling scene — JFK’s bustling Runway 4 Left/22 Right, with views all the way to Jamaica Bay.

 The Pool Bar
The Pool Bar offers cocktails, lunch and dinner.

At 12,079 feet long, 4L/22R is one of the biggest runways at JFK, the fifth-busiest airport in the United States. Jets bearing the livery of American Airlines, JetBlue, Lufthansa, Delta and 70 other carriers take off and land on the stretches of concrete just beyond the TWA Hotel.

 The Pool Bar
Life's a (beach) ball at The Pool Bar!

The observation deck also provides a view of the famous Bay Runway — measuring 14,511 feet long (almost 3 miles!), Runway 13 Right/31 Left is the second-longest commercial runway in North America. (Fun fact: The Bay Runway served as the backup landing strip for NASA’s Space Shuttle.) Despite the heavy runway traffic at JFK’s 128 gates, the deck is surprisingly quiet.

FAQs

I’m not staying at the TWA Hotel. Can I make a reservation to use the pool?

No. Due to government restrictions, only registered TWA Hotel guests may use the pool, and registered guests still need to make a Pool Reservation for access from 11 AM to 11 PM.

I’m staying at the TWA Hotel next week. Can I use the pool?

Yes, you may swim from 7 AM to 10:30 AM each day, though occupancy limits will apply. From 11 AM to 11 PM, you’ll need a separate Pool Reservation. You’ll be able to make one when booking your room directly on twahotel.com.

I’d like to have lunch or dinner at The Pool Bar. Do I need a reservation?

Yes! You'll need a Pool Reservation only available for registered guests of the TWA Hotel.

I’m a guest at the TWA Hotel and I have a Pool Reservation too. Do I need a separate reservation to get food from The Pool Bar?

No, with a Pool Reservation you’ll have access to order food from The Pool Bar.

Can I make more than one reservation during my stay at the TWA Hotel?

Sure, if we have availability! Email us at [email protected]twahotel.com with your reservation info and preferred times and we'll check availability for you.

Are pool towels available?

Yes! Towels are available on the pool deck.

Can I bring a tote bag with my belongings?

No. All belongings must be in a clear plastic bag less than 12-by-12-inches. Bags will be provided at the pool.

Are showers available at the pool deck?

No, showers are not available. Changing rooms and restrooms are available in the pool area.

I have a reservation at the TWA Hotel and want to add a Pool Reservation. How do I go about it?

To add a Pool Reservation to an existing room reservation booked directly via twahotel.com, click here to modify your reservation. After following the prompts to locate your reservation, select Options and then select Add or Modify a Package.

If you booked a room reservation through another agency, you are unable to make a Pool Reservation in advance of your stay. At check-in, inquire at the front desk or The Pool Bar about availability. We cannot guarantee availability.

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