What could be better than spending time exploring the cobblestone streets of Rome? The capital of Italy, Rome is full of history, romance, and of course, great food! But, in the warmer months, it can also be hot, and crowded. How to escape the heat and get away from the crowds? Book a hotel with a pool in Rome!
We’ve got the best hotels with a pool in Rome- from extravagant resorts to mid-range hotels with a rooftop pool. We’ll cover the pros and cons of each, so you can choose the right hotel for you- with a beautiful, refreshing pool to relax in.
We visited Rome during our Family Gap Year (what is a Family Gap Year?) when our kids were 5 and 7. After over 6 weeks in Italy, we all agreed we’d love to return to Rome, there’s always more to see!
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When Do I Need a Hotel with a Pool in Rome?
A hotel with a heated, indoor pool can be used year-round. Rooftop or outdoor pools that are not heated are generally open from late May to mid-September.
If using the pool is high on your agenda for your stay in Rome, make sure to check ahead of time to ensure the pool is open- in the past, water shortages have caused some pools to close early or open late.
How Hot Does Rome Get In Summer?
The typical weather in Rome in June is a daily high between 25-29C, or up to the low 80s Fahrenheit. It is not uncommon to have a few days in June where temperatures exceed 33/90F. July and August are even hotter, temperatures in Rome can reach 45 C/110 F!
In September, temperatures slowly cool, by the end of the month you may have highs closer to 26C/78F. There record temperature recorded in Rome in September was 38.4 (101.1 F)! Apparently in the summer horses wear special ear protection to avoid sunburn. Yes, it’s that hot! You can read more about surviving summer in Rome.
Quick Guide: The Best Hotels with Pools in Rome, Italy
The 11 Best Hotels with a Pool in Rome
Here are the 11 best hotels in Rome with a pool. Whether you are looking for an afternoon dip after a day of sightseeing, a rooftop pool to watch the sun go down over the city, an afternoon at a resort with a cool cocktail in your hand by the pool after a spa, midrange pool to take the whole family, we have you covered.
1. Palazzo Dama
💎 Luxury 🌟 Rating: 8.8/10 🏊🏼♂️ 1 Outdoor Pool ✅ Central 🔎 Check Rates
Located on the Tiber River, next to the Piazza del Popolo and the Basilica di Santa Maria in Montesanto, the Palazzo Dama is a 5-Star Hotel that is a 10-minute walk from the Spanish Steps. With an onsite restaurant and lounge bar, this hotel is the perfect place to start and end your exploration of Rome.
In the evenings, find poolside dining or relax with a drink in the lounge bar. The beautiful decor will set the mood and the restaurant serves up sophisticated Peruvian-Nikkei cuisine.
This hotel is the perfect mix of being close to all the major sites in Rome, but with a lovely outdoor pool where you can relax and cool off. The style of the hotel feels very Italian, so you don’t feel like you’ve left the city to enter a cookie-cutter resort.
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💎 Luxury 🌟 Rating: 8.9/10 🏊🏼♂️ 1 Rooftop Pool ✅ Historic 🔎 Check Rates
The gorgeous Anantara Palazzo Naiadi hotel is located in the Piazza della Repubblica and is set in a beautiful white marble building from the 1800s. Above, you will find incredible panoramic views of the city on the rooftop terrace with a lovely seasonal plunge pool for cooling off in the summer months.
This five-star hotel offers expansive elegant rooms with a mix of classical and modern decor. With its grand neoclassical style and regal elegance, the lobby will welcome you in and the hotel’s restaurant offers tempting Italian and international cuisine. Take advantage of the free fitness area or book a session at the wellness center which includes a steam bath and hot tub.
Palazzo Naiadi is right next to Repubblica Metro Station. Roma Termini Train and Metro Station are 500 m away, and the hotel is surrounded by fashion boutiques, bars, and restaurants. This hotel is in a prime location to explore the eternal city and then come back and enjoy a glass of wine and watch the sunset over Rome on the rooftop terrace, or cool off in the pool before heading out for a night on the town.
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💎 Luxury 🌟 Rating: 8.7/10 🏊🏼♂️ 2 Outdoor Pools ✅ Airport Transfer 🔎 Check Rates
Located in central Rome, this 5-Star Hotel is located half a kilometer south of St. Peter’s Basilica and an easy 20-minute walk to the Pantheon. Villa Agrippina Gran Meliá offers an incredible level of luxury and views of the Vatican.
The wellness center is complete with an outdoor vitality pool with hydro massage, sensory shower, sauna, Turkish Bath, and lounges. Facials, massages, and other treatments are available on request.
Start your day with a sumptuous buffet breakfast, sip drinks by the pool in the afternoon, or enjoy local and international cuisine from the restaurant English tea is served in the library in the winter months.
If you are looking for an exceptional hotel with a wonderful spa and a great pool for laps or leisure in the heart of Rome, this is the perfect place to stay.
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💎 Luxury 🌟 Rating: 8.5/10 🏊🏼♂️ Rooftop Pool ✅ Turkish Bath 🔎 Check Rates
A 10-minute walk from the Spanish Steps in the heart of Rome, with the Barberini Metro Station 3 minutes away and surrounded by shops, restaurants, and the Via Vittorio Veneto, you will find the luxurious accommodations of the Aleph Rome Hotel. The Trevi Fountain and Villa Borghese are both a 10-minute walk away.
Start your morning with a Nespresso in your own room. A buffet breakfast is served daily and guests can enjoy a cocktail at the cigar lounge, or have lunch in the on-site restaurant. The spa features a hammam and an indoor pool. The hotel also offers bike rentals. The Trevi Fountain and Villa Borghese are both a 10-minute walk away.
Centrally located with lovely amenities and a rooftop terrace and pool for those afternoons of relaxing or cooling off, this is a great place to stay in the heart of Rome.
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💎 Luxury 🌟 Rating: 8.9/10 🏊🏼♂️ 2 Outdoor Pools, 1 Indoor Pool 🔎 Check Rates
The Rome Cavalieri sits on a hilltop overlooking the Eternal City and St. Peter’s Basilica. Just minutes from town, it sits on 15 acres of park and feels miles away from the hustle and bustle of Rome. All rooms have balconies with either city views or garden views.
The property provides a 2500 square meter wellness center and includes 2 red-clay tennis courts and an 800 m fitness trail with Technogym facilities. Its Grand Spa includes a Turkish bath, saunas, and a stylish room with an indoor swimming pool, and a fireplace.
This is a great place to come to see the sights, take in the culture, play, relax, and be pampered. The 3-starred Michelin restaurant serves up gourmet cuisine, while the poolside restaurant provides delicious Italian and international fare. The hotel also provides free hourly shuttles to and from Via Veneto.
This hotel is wonderful and if you are looking for an incredible experience away from the center of Rome while still having access, this hotel is for you.
Check Availability: Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel
💎 Luxury 🌟 Rating: 8.6/10 🏊🏼♂️ 1 Outdoor & 1 Indoor Pool 🔎 Check Rates
Located just above Rome’s Villa Borghese Park, Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel & SPA is a five-star hotel with beautiful classically decorated rooms and views of the gardens, and the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica. Their gourmet restaurant, the Pauline Borghese, overlooks the summer pool and garden and features a terrace open in summer.
The hotel offers a Prince Spa, a wellness center with an indoor pool, a Finnish sauna, and a Turkish bath, as well as a free gym with Technogym equipment. Full disclosure, this is one of the coolest indoor pools I have ever seen, and if you are a lap swimmer, you will love that you can swim here year-round.
This hotel is within walking distance of some of Central Rome, but you will likely want to take a taxi or call an Uber to see most of the tourist sites.
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🧳 Midrange 🌟 Rating: 8.6/10 🏊🏼♂️ Outdoor Pool ✅ Romantic 🔎 Check Rates
Located just south of the Roman Forum and a 12-minute walk from the Colusseum, the Fauno Urban Resort is the perfect getaway, about a 10-minute drive to the city center or 20 minutes on public transportation. This quiet oasis offers a seasonal outdoor pool, air-conditioned rooms, a shared lounge, a terrace, and gardens. The traditional setting with beautiful modern rooms and chic decor, is a great place to start any Roman holiday.
Chose from a buffet, continental, or Italian breakfast to start your day. The hotel is located next to the Circo Massimo and the Circo Massimo Subway Station is two minutes away on foot. Cool off in the afternoon with a dip in the pool and relax with a cold drink from the bar after a day of site seeing.
Getting to and from Stazione di Roma Termini is easy for day trips outside the city. But you will want to call an Uber or take public transportation if you are vising the city center or the Vatican.
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🧳 Midrange 🌟 Rating: 8.5/10 🏊🏼♂️ Indoor Pool ✅ Rooftop Terrace 🔎 Check Prices
Just north of the Vatican, Mama Shelter Roma is a hotel that offers four-star accommodation with a wellness center and spa including an indoor pool, sauna, and terrace that overlooks St. Peter’s Basilica. The chic rooms offer tasteful decor and you can enjoy a full range of breakfast options or dine in at the hotel’s in-house restaurant.
The Vatican Museum is an easy 10-minute walk and the Cipro Metro stop is just 2 minutes from the hotel. But because this hotel is on the far side of the Vatican from the rest of Rome, most sightseeing will require taking public transportation, calling a taxi, or an Uber.
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🧳 Midrange 🌟 Rating: 8.5/10 🏊🏼♂️ Outdoor Pool ✅ Terrace 🔎 Check Prices
This unassuming boutique hotel, set in a historic district and originally purchased to be a family home, the Palm Gallery Hotel is a great alternative to the more expensive options in Rome. With a lovely garden, shared lounge, 24-hour front desk, and room service, An à la carte, continental or vegetarian breakfast is available and you can enjoy snacks and drinks by the pool.
An 8-minute walk to the V. Le Regina Margherita/Nomentana transit stop, or fifteen minutes to the Policlinico Subway station, you can get to the Colosseum or St. Peter’s Basilica via public transportation, but it will take about 25 minutes. This hotel is a little further out than others, so Uber is likely your best bet for getting around and into the city.
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🧳 Midrange 🌟 Rating: 8.2/10 🏊🏼♂️ Outdoor Pool ✅ Garden 🔎 Check Rates
Set in the distinguished Parioli district, the Aldrovandi Residence City Suites offer spacious accommodations with a kitchen or kitchenette and an outdoor pool.
Overlooking the Villa Borghese gardens and Bioparco Zoo, the National Gallery of Modern Art is just a 5-minute walk away, while the Borghese Gallery and the Flaminio Metro Station are an easy 15-minute walk. There is a tram stop across the street which offers services to the Vatican and the Coliseum.
This hotel is a great option for those looking for an extended stay, more room, a place for the whole family, or simply a more affordable stay with a pool.
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🧳 Midrange 🌟 Rating: 8.2/10 🏊🏼♂️ Rooftop Pool ✅ Family Rooms 🔎 Check Prices
With its modern decor and contemporary design, the Mercure Roma Centro Colosseo hotel is just a 5-minute walk to the Colosseum and another 5 minutes to the Roman Forum. From the rooftop terrace and pool, you can look out over the Colosseum, and is a great place to relax after a day of sightseeing and watch the sun go down.
A large breakfast buffet is available daily starting at 6:30 on the weekdays and there is a snack bar open every day until midnight and the rooftop bar is open seasonally from May through September. In addition, there are lots of restaurants and bars around within easy walking distance.
While close to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and a number of famous churches, this hotel is a good 20 minutes outside of the city center by either taxi or public transportation. But for the budget conscious, this is still a great hotel in a wonderful neighborhood that has a lot to offer.
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Bonus Pick: Monolocale con piscina a Trastevere
🧳 Midrange 🌟 Rating: 8.8/10 🏊🏼♂️ Outdoor Pool ✅ Pet Friendly 🔎 Check Prices
We had to include this studio apartment in Trastevere with a shared garden and pool- it doesn’t offer all the services of a hotel, but if relaxing in a pool is more important than housekeeping or room service, this may be the perfect solution for you.
A studio apartment in the heart of our favorite neighborhood, Monolocale con piscina a Trastevere is a 5-minute walk from the Piazza di Santa Maria and surrounded by amazing restaurants, patisseries, cafes, and bars. It is a 16-minute walk to Piazza Navona, 20 minutes to the St. Peter’s Basilica or Castel Sant’Angelo, and 25 minutes to the Roman Forum.
If you want an alternative to a hotel, or if you just want access to a pool to beat the heat in the heart of Trastevere, this is a great little gem.
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Alternatives to A Hotel with a Pool in Rome
We’ve tried to provide options for hotels with a pool in Rome for both luxury and mid-range travelers- but what if you are a budget traveler? Or the few mid-range hotels don’t work for you? Are you destined to sweat through the day, trudging over the cobblestones of Rome, just dreaming of a pool? Don’t worry, we’ve got great options for you if you can’t stay at a hotel with a pool while in Rome.
Rome Hotels with a Pool that Offer Day Passes
These hotels have amazing pools, and offer day passes to use their facilities for a fee. While you can’t dip in and out at the end of each day, you can choose a day to go relax poolside and escape from the brutal summer heat or Rome.
The Aldrovandi Pool
The pool at Aldrovandi Residence Pool is also open to the public. There are large changing rooms, showers, and lockers, as well as food service and drinks.
Located in Via Ulisse Aldrovandi, 11. Open Mon-Sunday from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm and admission is €40 and includes a drink (weekdays) and €50 on the weekend.
Grand Hotel Gianicolo Pool
Part of a luxury hotel, this pool is located in elegant surroundings with palm trees at the edge of Trastevere. Open from May to September, order from the hotel’s restaurant poolside for both lunch and dinner. You can also come here to enjoy the sunset while sipping a cocktail.
Located at Via delle Mura Gianicolensi 107 (Janiculum Hill), admission is €35 from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm (weekdays) and €50 on weekends and Holidays.
Rome Cavalieri Pool
The Waldorf’s large outdoor pool is definitely one of Rome’s finest. And you don’t have to stay there to enjoy the pool. With a separate children’s pool, it’s definitely a destination where you can spend the day.
Located at Via Alberto Cadlolo 101 (Monte Mario), the pool is open daily from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm and admission is €80.00 (adults) & €40.00 (children 6-11 years) on weekdays and €115.00 (adults) & €57.50 (children 6-11 years) on weekends.
Pools Open to the Public in Rome
Most public pools in Rome are well outside of the city center. Here are two that are open to the public for a fee- the second is a water park!
Nuoto Belle Arti
The Nuoto Belle Arti, or Fine Arts Pool is located close to the Stadio Olimpico del Nuoto and is a fantastic place to swim in Rome. Its large outdoor pool is very well maintained with plenty of comfortable seating and an onsite restaurant.
Located at Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon di Revel, 3, it is open Mon-Fri, 6:30 am to 9:30 pm, Sat, 6:30 am to 10:30 pm, and Sun, 8:00 am to 8:30 pm. Admission is€12 for adults and summer passes are available.
For water slides, wave machines, pools, thatched roof bars, shops, and a mini-club, you will need to head out of town. But after a few hot days in the city, that may be just the ticket for the whole family.
Located at Vicolo del Casale Lumbroso, 200, about a half hour away by car or an hour on public transportation, the park is open seasonally, weekdays from 9:30 am to 6:30 pm, and weekends from 9:30 am to 7:00 pm. The daily adult rate is €25, and kids up to 12 years are €15. Half-day rate €15.
FAQ: Best Hotels in Rome with a Pool
Most pools are in high-end Hotels and resorts, but you can also find some midrange places that have pools as well. Prices range from around $200 to upwards of $1000 a night, depending on amenities and location.
While Rome is not on the coast, it is not far from several beaches. Ostia is a favorite of many Romans, though more for its proximity than its beauty.
There You Have It: Best Hotels with a Pool in Rome
We’ve listed the best hotels with pools in Rome including luxurious five-star hotels, mid-range hotels, rooftop pools, and the best pools for lap swimmers. Some of these hotels are located farther from the center, and have a more resort-like feel, others are in the heart of the city center.
For a five-star experience- our Top Pick is Palazzo Dama, with all the beauty, luxury, and refinement Rome has to offer, indulge and relax or work on your stroke in the outdoor pool.
If you’re more interested in getting exercise in a pool than lounging with a cocktail, the Best Lap Pool in Rome is Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel & SPA.
Whether you’re looking for a luxurious escape or a family-friendly retreat, booking a hotel with a pool in Rome ensures a delightful and refreshing stay, especially during the hot Italian summers. Dive into unforgettable experiences, cultural wonders, and relaxation by choosing the perfect hotel with a pool in Rome.
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