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The pool is located on the TWA Hotel roof overlooking JFK’s runway 4L/22R.
The TWA Hotel rooftop pool overlooks Runway 4L/22R.


Rooftop Pool








Watch from our rooftop infinity pool and observation deck as jets take off for faraway lands!

Our rooftop pool is open year-round! In the summer, it's cool and refreshing. In the winter, it turns into a pool-cuzzi and is heated up to 95 degrees every day! Our Pool Bar serves mile-high cocktails and delicious fare year-round.

The pool, observation deck and Pool Bar have different reservation policies for hotel guests and non-hotel guests, which are explained in the chart below. Check out the chart to see if you need a reservation!

Occasionally The Pool Bar hosts private events. Please check the dates below to make sure The Pool Bar will be open on the date of your visit!


The Pool Bar


Daily from 11 AM to 11 PM




Pool Reservations

Reservations are required May 1 to November 1. Prices subject to change. Walk-ins are welcome 11 AM to 11 PM, but not guaranteed. Subject to availability.



Hotel Guests

Non-Hotel Guests

Pool Hours

7 AM to 11PM

11 AM to 11PM

The Pool Bar Hours

11 AM to 11PM

11 AM to 11PM

Free Swim (No Reservation Needed)

7 AM to 10:45 AM

Hotel guests only

Time of Each Reservation

1 hour 45 minutes

1 hour 45 minutes

Cover Charge

Starting at $25 for adults and $10 for children age 5 to 12; children under age 5 are free. Free November 1 to May 1.

Starting at $50 for adults and $25 for children age 5 to 12; children under age 5 are free

What’s Included in Your Cover Charge

Admission to the pool and observation deck, towels and seating for dining at The Pool Bar

Admission to the pool and observation deck, towels and seating for dining at The Pool Bar

What’s Not Included in Your Cover Charge

Cost of food and beverages; pool loungers, which cannot be reserved

Cost of food and beverages; pool loungers, which cannot be reserved



How to Book a Pool Reservation

When you're an overnight hotel guest, booking a Pool Reservation is easy! After selecting your guestroom during the booking process, you will see the option to enhance your stay with a Pool Reservation. Scroll to find your preferred time and click to add the reservation to your booking. One note: Our booking system only allows reservations to be booked on the date of your arrival to our hotel. If you would like a reservation on an alternate date, please email us at [email protected].

If you're booking a Daytripper℠ stay at the hotel, we're happy to help add a Pool Reservation. Simply email us at [email protected]!

If you are visiting the TWA Hotel and would like to make a Pool Reservation, please book via ResortPass.

Each Pool Reservation is for one hour and 45 minutes. At the conclusion of that period, guests will be asked to completely exit the pool area so it can be cleaned. For this reason, we cannot accommodate early arrivals.


Private Events 

There are no private events scheduled at The Pool Bar.


Pool & Observation Deck Rules

  • There is no lifeguard on duty; please enjoy the pool carefully.
  • No outside food or beverages are permitted.
  • 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.
  • Restrooms and changing rooms are available on the rooftop; there are no showers.
 TWA Hotel pool at sunset
Guests can swim reservation-free from 7 AM to 10:45 AM.

Our infinity edge pool offers a much-needed respite during sweltering summers. Come winter, it turns into a pool-cuzzi — the water is heated up to 95 degrees! The highly filtered water is purified every 30 minutes (a standard pool recirculates every 6 hours).

 TWA Hotel pool
The pool overlooks JFK's biggest runway.

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.

 TWA Hotel Pool Bar
Grab a Jet Fuel cocktail at The Pool Bar.

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.

 Steamy TWA Hotel pool
The views are as hot as the pool. Photo by Suellen Parker.

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.

Celebrate at The Sunken Lounge

Drink in the spirit of the glamorous Sixties at The Sunken Lounge.

Raise a Glass

Enjoy the Paris Café

Celebrated chef Jean-Georges offers his specialties in a historic space.

See What's Cooking

Meet Connie

Step back in time on our 1958 Constellation airplane turned cocktail lounge, where the martinis and the atmosphere are first-class.

Come Aboard