08/21/2012 07:04 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

The Best Hotel Pools In New York City (VIDEO)

With near triple digit temperatures sweeping the East Coast, a lot of Americans are looking to cool off. New Yorkers, in particular, have been seized in the clutches of a horrible humidity monster. The only way to escape the clutches of the perpetual damp: Embrace the wet.

Rather than sit in an air-conditioned office, we figured we'd take a dip at one of these six refreshing New York City hotel pools. It was either this or prying open fire hydrants and, frankly, we're a bit old for that.

If you're not in New York -- well, these pools should get you there now.