Swim in These Chicago Rooftop Pools This Summer

June 15, 2022 | By Lauren Bozarth
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in August 2021 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

Of course, one of the most popular summer activities in any locale is swimming. Rooftop pools are a unique summer element of Chicago. Many luxury downtown hotels provide the opportunity to purchase a day pass or enjoy a staycation for full access to rooftop pools and other amenities.

Check out a few Chicago rooftop pools open all summer long:

Chicago Rooftop Pools

  1. Cabana Club– Swim in or lounge by this incredible rooftop pool on the top of the Robey in West Loop. From the pool you can soak up skyline views of downtown Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. You can also enjoy a meal or cocktail from Cafe Robey while you’re there.
  2. DoubleTree by Hilton– Tucked between the Magnifient Mile and Navy Pier, this popular rooftop pool sits in the prime downtown location. The rooftop pool and bar are open all summer long.
  3. Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel– Located in the Loop and perched on the third floor of the Radisson, this 25-meter lap rooftop swimming pool is one-of-a-kind. It makes the perfect spot to cool off in or get your laps in.
  4. The Hoxton– The chic pool located on the top of the Hoxton Hotel in West Loop provides fantastic views and a trendy aesthetic. When spending an afternoon on this rooftop, be sure to grab some delicious ceviche at Cabra.
  5. Soho House– This exclusive Chicago hotel offers one of the city’s coolest rooftop pools, boasting incredible panoramic views of the city. Around the pool, guests can find comfortable oversized chairs and couches that charge your device, along with cozy outdoor fireplaces.
  6. Fitness Formula Clubs (FFC) West Loop– Sign up for a membership at this fitness club to access this building’s impressive outdoor pool. There’s nothing like a dip in an outdoor pool after a summer workout.

Chicago Apartments with a Rooftop Pool

Imagine not having to leave your apartment to access a killer rooftop pool! The good news is you don’t have to imagine it if you find a unit in one of these apartments in Chicago with a rooftop pool:

Wolf Point East

313 W Wolf Point Plaza

These apartments sit right at the intersection of River North, Fulton Market, and the Loop. Residents of Wolf Point East can take advantage of this jaw-dropping rooftop skydeck and pool, which offer both luxury and breathtaking views.

river north rooftop pool

500 Lake Shore

This apartment is situated right along the edge of Streeterville and offers a rooftop pool with cabanas and unmatched views of Lake Michigan, making this the ultimate retreat from the city.

500 lake shore rooftop pools chicago


833 N Clark St

These Gold Coast apartments offer a rooftop pool deck like no other. Here, residents can enjoy private cabanas, loungers, TVs, and surrounding city views all summer long.

Aurelien River North

Old Town Park Two

202 W Hill St

Nestled in the Old Town neighborhood, this apartment building offers an incredible rooftop pool with private loungers for the ultimate relaxing summer night.

old town park 2

Lincoln Common

2345 N Lincoln Ave

Located in the charming Lincoln Park neighborhood, this building boasts a rooftop pool deck complete with cabanas and endless city views.

Lincoln Common

Wolf Point East

313 West Wolf Point Plaza, Chicago, IL, USA

River North apartments

Lincoln Common

2345 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA

Lincoln Park apartments

Old Town Park Two

202 West Hill Street, Chicago, IL, USA

Old Town apartments


833 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL, USA

Gold Coast apartments

500 Lake Shore

500 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL, USA

Streeterville apartments

If you’re looking to move to a luxury apartment with a pool this summer, Luxury Living Chicago Realty can help. We have a team of eager and experienced brokers who can help you find the best apartment near the best Chicago rooftop pools.

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