Manhattan Plaza Health Club

New York, NY, UNITED STATES

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Facility Overview

Facility Name
Manhattan Plaza Health Club
Address
482 West 43rd Street, Hell's Kitchen / Midtown West
New York, NY 10036
UNITED STATES
Telephone
(347) 349-2963 or (212) 563-7001

Adult Admission Price & Policy

Drop-in/Casual
Weekdays $35.00; weekends $40.00. (Also, see "Facility Notes", below.) [January, 2017]
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Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
25y x 35f, 4 lanes, 3f 9in - 12f depth , indoors under a retractable glass roof , 79º - 81°F (26º - 27°C)
Diving
None.

Location

Location
About three blocks west of Times Square on 43rd St. between 9th and 10th Avenues.
County/Region
New York City (All 5 Boroughs)
GPS
40.760036, -73.994665

Teams That Use This Facility

We have no web links or contact information for teams that train at this facility.

Facility Notes

The pool opens for lap swimming at 7 A.M., one hour after club opening. Kickboards and pull-buoys are pool side.
As noted in the July, 2019, review, below, the club was offering a free, one-time, trial visit. To see if that offer is still available, click HERE.

Facility Reviews

People are pokey and slow. The lanes are not monitored. As a traveler having to find someplace to swim in Manhattan, it's pretty good.
The club and pool are kept in very good condition. Lap swimmers are sometimes looked upon as entertainment for the sunbathers.
The pool is in terrific shape, it was recently tiled throughout. Another bonus: TWO Jacuzzis® poolside!
I had a perfectly adequate swim and recommend this pool to anyone looking for a clean, pleasant place to swim laps.
My Dad has been a member for years, and I'd often come with him to this pool, which has stuff for everyone. Not only are there four lanes with designated speeds, but also two alcoves for free swim (be aware they may sometimes be reserved for group lessons). There's one in the shallow end, with a minimum depth of 45" that is very kid-friendly, and another alcove in the 12-foot-deep area great for diving; I wish it had a board. The pool also has huge skylights with views of the Midtown skyline. One thing I don't like so much: The locker rooms are not in an efficient location.
[October, 2014]
Like every private club in NYC, the pool at the Manhattan Plaza Health Club opens too late and is too pricey. HOWEVER, they have a free pass available and I was able to use that with my out-of-country driver license. I found this to be one of the best open lap swimming pool experiences in a 'health club.' With the exception of one guy who could barely manage a 30 second, 25 yard swim in the 'fast' lane, people seemed to do a very good job of segregating themselves by speed. There was a pace clock and the water was pretty cool (maybe 81º/82º). Bonus in the summertime on a sunny day is that they had the roof open. The only goofy thing is that they took the backstroke flags down around 7:15 AM; apparently, they believe only their 'swim team' (e.g., a masters-aged group) swims backstroke. Highly recommended in the otherwise pretty crappy swim town of NY.
[July, 2019]