I visited the McCarren Pool during the summer of 2018, before my job offered summer Fridays, I created one for myself. I was in desperate need of a vacation and didn’t have one planned until the fall. Hence the idea of a staycation at McCaren Hotel pool came about. At a whopping $97 for a day pass (My day pass did not include drinks, it just included a towel and entry to the pool area), I was able to relax by this funky pool, with a bunch of cool millennials (including my friend Jess), listening to music and allowing the sun soak on me. I was eventually upgraded (one of the workers had a crush on me) to the double pool bed which is about $300 a day. The pool opens around Memorial Day for the summer but with the pandemic, that may change.