Sure there's a chill in the air now, but before you know it, spring will have sprung and you'll be breaking out the bathing suits. When you do, head straight to the ultra hip rooftop pool at the futuristic Donovan House hotel in Washington, D.C.
The Donovan House rooftop pool is one of the best in America — Photo courtesy of Donovan House Facebook page
Located in the trendy 14th Street corridor near Logan Circle, this boutique hotel is close to all the major sights in the nation's capital. But it's the sight found up on top of the hotel that will really get you in a relaxing, vacation sort of mood. Frommer's – the famous travel guide – recently released its list of America's Best Rooftop Hotel Pools. In that ultra-specific category, D.C.'s Donovan House got the prize.
Exterior of the Donovan House — Photo courtesy of Kimpton Hotels
Frommer's noted that the pool itself is often serenely quiet by day, but at night, the poolside patio and bar buzz with celebrities, local power brokers, journalists and the like. It's the place to see and be seen, so to speak. A poolside bar serves all types of chilled, potent concoctions. Frommer's reviewer liked the slushie cocktail known as the "Dark & Stormy."
The sign at the Donovan House lets you know you are in for a fun, futuristic time. — Photo courtesy of Donovan House Facebook page
The pool itself is only open to hotel guests for swimming. It closes in the evening as the rooftop bar opens to non-guests and the party gets going. (And really, who wants to see a politician or a journalist in a swimsuit anyway. Blech!)