The Hottest Hotel Pools in Los Angeles

Make a splash at these trendy hotel pools.

Tropicana Pool at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

 |  Photo:  Yuri Hasegawa

Here in Los Angeles, pools are an art form, and the hotels on this list are going way beyond swimming laps. With L.A.'s perpetual sunshine and mild year-round climate, swimming pools are attractive destinations no matter when you visit. You need to be a hotel guest if you want to take a dip in many of these pools, but some welcome non-guests who just want to enjoy the atmosphere.

The Standard Downtown LA Rooftop Pool

The Standard Downtown LA

Few hotel pools are as iconic as the one at The Standard Downtown LA, which is likely why Travel + Leisure voted it one of the top 10 hotel swimming pools in the world. Situated on the rooftop, the outdoor pool is as hip as it is relaxing. Funked out vibrating waterbeds and a cocktail lounge highlight the pristine water, but extras like movie nights and DJs take “pool party” to the next level.

Millennium Biltmore Pool

Millennium Biltmore Hotel

Leave it to the Millennium Biltmore to feature an indoor pool just oozing with culture and class. The pool’s architecture is reminiscent of Roman baths, but tranquility is the prevalent feeling here. Take a dip, then head to the adjacent steam room and dry sauna to further unwind.

Upstairs at the Ace Hotel

Upstairs at The Ace Hotel

The Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles features 180 rooms and a rooftop bar and pool with spectacular panoramic views of the city. Recline by the sidelines and catch some rays during the day and stay past sundown to experience one of L.A.’s most vibrant pool scenes. With a craft cocktail menu and the charming glow of the Downtown L.A. bright lights, this is definitely a place to see and be seen.

Upstairs at the Ace Hotel hosts "Don't Call It Happy Hour" Monday through Friday from noon to 5:30pm, featuring $1 oysters and drink specials. The wide ranging DJ sets include the soulful Elevate on Mondays to Dublab regular Matt McDermott on third Fridays and Kim Anh's "Yowsah" bi-monthly Saturdays.

Photo: Broken Shaker at Freehand Los Angeles

Freehand Los Angeles

Located in the former Commercial Exchange building at 8th and Olive, The Freehand debuted to widespread acclaim for its high end hotel/hostel mashup and Boho Chic design. The hotel's stunning rooftop pool deck, the award-winning Broken Shaker is a perfect place to soak in the sun and sip craft cocktails. When the sun goes down, the energy picks up with a DJ and after work crowd.

Tropicana Pool at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

 |  Photo: Yuri Hasegawa

Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

If pools could talk, the one at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel is sure to have some good stories. Surrounded by sultry palm trees and flanked by the famous Tropicana Bar, the David Hockney-designed pool is classic Hollywood — great drinks, loud music and energy buzzing with excitement. During the day, things settle down for some peace and quiet, and you never know what celebrity will plop down on the lounge chair next to you.

W Hollywood Wet Deck

WET Deck - W Hollywood

High above the iconic intersection of Hollywood and Vine, the WET Deck at the W Hollywood offers stunning views of Los Angeles and Hollywood. Monday through Friday, the WET Deck promises a laid-back scene, complete with your own W lounge chair or private luxury cabana. Saturday and Sunday, the hotel pumps up the energy with a lively pool party. During summer weekends, WET Deck is a high-energy adult environment, as noted by the hotel itself: “If you’re seeking a relaxing getaway...traveling with children, or wanting to soak up the sun in a peaceful, quiet environment, we can suggest one of our sister properties that may be more suitable.”

The Sundeck at the Andaz West Hollywood

The Sundeck - Andaz West Hollywood

Once a landmark West Hollywood hotel, famous for its rock ‘n roll parties hosted by celebrities like The Rolling Stones, The Who and Led Zeppelin, Andaz West Hollywood is now a modern urban oasis with a touch of vintage glamour. The 239-room hotel boasts spectacular panoramic views of the Hollywood Hills on one side, and the Sunset Strip and Downtown L.A. on the other.

Hotel guests can soak up the SoCal sunshine on The Sundeck, the Andaz's sexy rooftop oasis. Grab a table or chaise around the sparkling pool and enjoy panoramic views of the city and Hollywood Hills at sunset. The Sundeck heats up this summer with Sundeck Sessions, featuring weekend DJs and VIP bottle service.

The London West Hollywood

The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills

At The London West Hollywood, British style is flawlessly melded with a Southern California twist. The garden-inspired rooftop pool deck offers private cabanas, a separate fire pit, as well as cocktails and light bites. The pool offers sweeping panoramic views of West Hollywood and Los Angeles. The rooftop pool is only open to hotel guests, but locals can experience the scene by renting a poolside cabana for the day.

Skybar - Mondrian Los Angeles

The Mondrian’s pool boasts views of L.A. that few hotels can match. Sophistication is the name of the game here, and the Mondrian’s sky-high layout is perfect. The gorgeous pool is the center of attention, with the upbeat soundtrack provided by the famed Skybar.

Known for its sensory overload, world-famous DJs, and the tagline “save water, spray champagne,” XIV Summer Sessions is renowned as a Sunday ritual for the elite partier. XIV has found its new home at Skybar, happening every Sunday from 2-10pm until September.

The Roof on Wilshire | Photo: Kimpton Hotel Wilshire, Facebook

Kimpton Hotel Wilshire

The rooftop pool at the Hotel Wilshire is a destination in itself, featuring a sleek and modern terrace setting, private cabanas, and breathtaking panoramic views of the city. Snap a picture of the iconic Hollywood Sign, then enjoy innovative American comfort food and creative cocktails from The Roof on Wilshire. Comfortable seating, intimate fire pits, a surround-sound system, and high speed WiFi complete the experience.

Upper Pool Deck | Photo: Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

You might think you're on a tropical island when you wander into this oasis of relaxation. At the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, six secluded cabanas surround the pool, where you can sip a cool cocktail, snack on refreshments from the adjoining Cabana Restaurant and even have the spa come to you, with treatments available daily. Lush landscaping and a perfect 80ºF water temperature add to the calming experience. If it weren't for the elevated, panoramic city views from this fourth floor pool deck, you'd almost forget you were in Los Angeles.

Photo courtesy of Mr. C

Mr. C Beverly Hills

Mr. C Beverly Hills exudes a modern version of Old World simplicity and stylish European glamour. Guests can enjoy a 4,500 square-foot luxury pool area that features teak decking with a poolside bar and dining options. Relax all day on one of their day beds or cabanas and take in the lush landscaping and beautiful gardens that surround this hot spot.

Every Tuesday, Mr. C presents Poolside Cinema, an evening of dinner, cocktails, candy, popcorn, film and fun. The movie starts promptly at sunset, doors open at 7pm. Relax on chic, comfortable loungers and reserve your seats with an advance purchase from the Mr. C Cinema Prix-Fixe Menu ($35 or $45 per person) featuring Cipriani classics, craft cocktails, crisp Peroni Nastro Azzurro, and fresh popped popcorn.

The Beverly Hilton Hotel

The Beverly Hilton

The Beverly Hilton’s Aqua Star Pool has welcomed generations of Hollywood starlets: film star Esther Williams “christened” the pool at the opening night gala in 1955; 36 years later, actress Angelina Jolie jumped in wearing her gown after winning her second Golden Globe®. Today, the outdoor oasis is styled by celebrity designer Estee Stanley and is the place to “see and be seen.” Guests can enjoy poolside perks such as dining service from CIRCA 55, signature Beverly Hilton pool rafts for rent, and summertime entertainment. Private cabana beds are available for daily rentals.

Photo courtesy of Montage Beverly Hills

Montage Beverly Hills

Guests of the Montage Beverly Hills can enjoy access to this rooftop oasis, complete with a saline swimming pool and whirlpool. Private poolside cabanas, The Rooftop Grill and lush landscaping are set against the backdrop of panoramic views of the Beverly Hills cityscape and the Hollywood hills.

W Los Angeles - West Beverly Hills

W Los Angeles–West Beverly Hills

Featuring a sophisticated look created by celebrity designer Thom Filica, the WET Pool at the W Los Angeles - Westwood offers a variety of seasonal events, including poolside Pilates in the summer taught by Celebrity Trainer Kit Rich. Amenities include private cabana rentals, cocktail and cuisine service from The Backyard restaurant and complimentary WiFi.
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Hilton Los Angeles / Universal City

Hilton Los Angeles / Universal City

Relax and rejuvenate at the palm tree lined oasis pool of the Hilton Los Angeles / Universal City. Sun bathe in a relaxing lounger, or enjoy the shade in a complimentary cabana while sipping on your favorite cocktail from the Oasis Pool Bar. Grab a snack or order off the room service menu while soaking up the sun. Weekends get hotter as the hotel fires up the BBQ for even more dining choices.

The Garland Pool | Photo: Tommy Lundberg

The Garland

Originally opened in 1972 by actress Beverly Garland, The Garland emerged from a $20-million revamp in 2015 with a vintage Southern California vibe mixed with 21st century chic. Situated at the heart of this lush urban oasis, the hotel's pool offers a retreat from the hustle and bustle of L.A. along with fun activities like Dive In Movies - classic films screened poolside under the stars.

Sportsmen’s Lodge Hotel

Sportsmen's Lodge Hotel

Boasting the largest pool in the Valley, the landmark Sportsmen’s Lodge Hotel recently emerged from a multi-million dollar renovation that includes upgrades to the pool, lobby, landscaping and Patio Cafe. The pool bar features inventive cocktails and tasty snacks in a lively setting.

Warner Center Marriott Woodland Hills

Warner Center Marriott Hotel

The weather is no object when it comes to indulging in some quality pool time at the Warner Center Marriott. Enjoy gorgeous views year-round within the comfort and convenience of the atrium-inspired indoor pool. Or, for some sun and some fresh air, head outside where you can lounge the day away in a garden setting while people-watching at the pool.

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

Literally steps from the beach, the Loews pool not only boasts amazing ocean and Santa Monica Pier views, but it also observes a host of thoughtful details that keep guests coming back — think water aerobics classes, happy-hour specials to get things started each night, grown-up games during the summer months (with Loews Hotels prizes at stake), and blankets and fireplaces to keep the party going when the weather gets chilly.

Viceroy Santa Monica

Viceroy Santa Monica

Classy and sophisticated, the Viceroy's tree-lined pool, designed by Kelly Wearstler, lures an elegant and laid-back crowd with bottle service, designer cocktails, comfy lounge chairs, cozy cabanas that add privacy to any poolside gathering, and background music that makes for a festive atmosphere, while still allowing you to have a conversation with your pool-mates.

Custom Hotel

Custom Hotel

The Custom Hotel has certainly made a splash with its sleek outdoor pool and comfy cabanas, where you can enjoy food and drinks from Deck33 Bar and Restaurant. No wonder it’s the venue for the much-publicized pool parties, complete with poolside DJs, fancy cocktails and Angelenos showing off their tans, though this year, the parties are being privately booked.

Terranea Resort

Terranea Resort

The coastal Terranea Resort has perfected the pool experience by offering three heated swimming pool choices. There's one for families with a 140-foot waterslide and a splashy fountain for giggling little ones, an adults-only option for those seeking tranquility, and a cool oasis, the Spa Pool, that welcomes those fresh from an exhilarating treatment. All three have ocean views and are ringed by cabanas for refuge from the sun.