I spent a day, poolside, at the James Hotel's rooftop pool. I enjoyed my time there very much as the chaise lounge was comfortable, the temperature of the pool was perfect (cold enough to be refreshing, but not so cold that it was difficult to get into), the lifeguard was very helpful and personable, and I could get what I needed easily, i.e., towels, water, etc. Adding to my pleasure was a chat that I had with a lovely guest from the UK. I decided to have lunch at the hotel, as well, and had a delicious prix fixe lunch at David Burke for $29 excluding tax and tip. All in all, it was a great, relaxing, day off which was exactly what I needed.