The outdoor pool at Fire Island Beach House in Ocean...

The outdoor pool at Fire Island Beach House in Ocean Bay Park is one of only a few hotels pools found on Fire Island. Credit: Fire Island Beach House

Looking for a vacation close to home? Book a night or plan a weekend getaway at a Long Island hotel with a pool set amid other fun amenities that make a visit feel more like a vacation.

FIRE ISLAND BEACH HOUSE

Take a dip or hang by the pool this summer at Fire...

Take a dip or hang by the pool this summer at Fire Island Beach House.  Credit: Fire Island Beach House

This spot has an outdoor pool area where the entertainment will be a mix of live music and DJs spinning chilled-out beats on weekends. The pool is currently open only to hotel guests. Guests can enjoy a meal at the hotel’s restaurant, Canes at the FIBH, which serves a variety of American food and cocktails (including Rocket Fuels). 

INFO 25 Cayuga Walk, Ocean Bay Park; 631-583-8000, thefibh.com. Rooms start at $400.

SOUND VIEW GREENPORT

The pool at the Sound View Greenport resort.

The pool at the Sound View Greenport resort. Credit: Read McKendree

With a pool located close to the Long Island Sound shoreline, you can lounge poolside while looking out at the water. Both hotel guests and non-guests can hang, with day passes available for $75 per person. The resort is bringing back its Low Tide beach bar (starting Memorial Day weekend), where one can sit in beach chairs or stroll over to an outdoor counter space where cocktails are mixed. Summer plans also include poolside yoga (9 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Sept.). Food is available at Jack’s Shack poolside restaurant (reservations required).

INFO 58775 County Rd. 48, Greenport; 631-477-0666, soundviewgreenport.com. Rates start at $425.

CAPRI SOUTHAMPTON

The pool scene in the courtyard at Capri Southampton.

The pool scene in the courtyard at Capri Southampton. Credit: Capri Southampton

This boutique hotel has a popular pool in its Bathing Club at Capri courtyard (open daily 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.), and day passes are available to non-guests (Monday through Friday, $45; Saturday-Sunday, $85). The day passes allow non-guests to hang and dine by the pool, as well as access to pool towels; lounge chairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis (call 631-504-6575 or email hello@caprisouthampton.com for more information). Daybeds are available for guests (first-come, first-served but $175 reservations can be made for weekends in June, $350 weekends in July, Aug. and holidays weekends) and non-guests (Monday through Thursday, $150; Friday through Sunday and holiday weekends, $200, food and beverage minimums may also apply). Food and drink are available via the NAIA Hamptons restaurant.

INFO 281 County Rd. 39A; 631-504-6575, caprisouthampton.com. Rates start at $599-$1,599.

MONTAUK MANOR

A view of the pool scene at the Montauk Manor...

A view of the pool scene at the Montauk Manor resort in Montauk. Credit: Montauk Manor

Serving Montauk for more than 90 years, Montauk Manor sits atop a hill that provides striking views of town and sunsets, and is within a short trip to the hamlet’s restaurants and beaches. The hotel features a heated outdoor pool for guests that opens Memorial Day weekend. There are three outdoor tennis courts and two barbecue areas with gas and charcoal grills.

INFO 236 Edgemere St., Montauk; 631-668-4400, montaukmanor.com. Rates start at $161.

THE INN AT FOX HOLLOW

The outdoor pool at The Inn at Fox Hollow in...

The outdoor pool at The Inn at Fox Hollow in Woodbury. Credit: The Inn at Fox Hollow

This hotel has a saltwater pool (for guests only) in a palm tree-encircled courtyard, where guests can eat, drink, play lawn games and enjoy live music from 5 to 8 p.m. on select Fridays. Indoor and outdoor dining is available at the Vintage25 bar and lounge as are icy beverages. Indoor-only dining is available at the Volpe Ristorante Italian eatery.

INFO 7755 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury; 516-224-8100, thefoxhollow.com. Rooms start at $299.

BARON'S COVE

The outdoor heated salt water pool at Baron's Cove in...

The outdoor heated salt water pool at Baron's Cove in Sag Harbor. Credit: Baron's Cove

The outdoor heated saltwater pool is open to only hotel guests. Dining reservations are not required but recommended. The dog-friendly Village Garden Rooms remain available, but dog owners must book the Cove’s "Travels with Charley" package, which includes a doggy welcome kit with bed and bowls. Guests staying at Baron’s Cove can take part in outdoor yoga on weekends, borrow a bicycle at no added charge (for up to two hours) and play tennis (by appointment only).

INFO 31 W. Water St., Sag Harbor; 631-725-2101, baronscove.com. Rooms start at $699.

HOTEL INDIGO

The outdoor pool at Hotel Indigo in Riverhead.

The outdoor pool at Hotel Indigo in Riverhead. Credit: Big Idea Marketing

Located on the western North Fork yet not far from the Hamptons, this is a convenient place to stay on the East End. The hotel is dog-friendly and equipped with a large outdoor pool (only hotel guests can use the pool), where food can be served. Dining at the hotel’s Bistro 72 (bistro-72.com) is currently by reservation only (631-369-3325).

INFO 1830 West Main St., Riverhead; 631-369-2200, ihg.com. Rooms start at $224.72.

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