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


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 two seasons — Summer/Fall and Winter/Spring. Each season has different reservation policies, which are explained on 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


Every Day 11 AM to 11 PM ET



Pool Reservations


The pool and observation deck has Summer/Fall and Winter/Spring schedules. To find out whether you need a reservation to visit the pool and The Pool Bar, consult the handy chart below!






May 26 through October 31

November 1 through May 25

Pool Hours

7 AM to 11 PM

7 AM to 11 PM

The Pool Bar Hours

11 AM to 11 PM

11 AM to 11 PM

Hotel Guest Free Swim
(No Reservation Needed)

7 AM to 10:45 AM

7 AM to 11 PM

Reservations Required



Maximum People Per Reservation

Four adults and two children


Time of Each Reservation

1 hour 45 minutes


Walk-ins Welcome (Based on Availability)



Cover Charge for Hotel Guests

$25 for adults; $10 for children age 5-12; children under age 5 are free

Free for adults and children

Cover Charge for Non-Hotel Guests

$50 for adults; $20 for children age 5-12; children under age 5 are free

$25 for adults; $10 for children age 5-12; children under age 5 are free

What’s Included in Your Cover Charge

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

Admission to the pool and observation deck, towels, 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 email [email protected].

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.


Inclement Weather

The pool is closed during inclement weather. If your reservation is cancelled, a team member will contact you to reschedule for another time. If the reservation cannot be rescheduled, your fee will be refunded.


Private Events

There are no private events scheduled at The Pool Bar.


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. 
  • Only 6 people per party may be seated together. Furniture may not be moved. Furniture has been rearranged to allow for social distancing.
  • 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.
  • There is no lifeguard on duty; please enjoy the pool carefully.
 Rooftop pool
Watch the sun set over JFK. Photo by Eric Laignel.

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).

 Rooftop pool
Towels are provided on the pool deck.

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
Sip and spot at The Pool Bar. Photo by Eric Laignel.

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.

 Rooftop 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.

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