The Hottest Hotel Pools in Los Angeles
Make a splash at the city's best hotel pools
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.
Upstairs at Ace Hotel
Featuring panoramic city views and a concrete pool inspired by artist Donald Judd, Upstairs at Ace Hotel is an all-day affair that heats up on weekends with DJs on Friday and Saturday night, and Sunday Funday sets that start at 2pm. For weekend brunch, enjoy a half-dozen oysters and an Aperol Pitcher.
AC Hotel Beverly Hills
After your visit to LACMA and selfie at Urban Lights, soak your feet in the wading pool or hang out at the 11th floor Rooftop Lounge. Enjoy expansive views of the city with a mimosa in hand.
The Sundeck at Andaz West Hollywood
Nicknamed the "Riot House" for infamous guests like the Rolling Stones, The Who and Led Zeppelin, Andaz West Hollywood is now a sleek, modern destination with a touch of old school glamour. 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 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.
Downtown Los Angeles Proper Hotel
Opened in July 2021, the Downtown L.A. Proper brings world-class design and cuisine to the historic Broadway Corridor. Designed by Kelly Wearstler, the 148 rooms and suites include the incredible Pool Suite - there's an indoor swimming pool as a nod to the building's YMCA history.
Along with its mind blowing city views, the multilevel rooftop pool and deck offers an all-day menu from Cara Cara, one of three Proper dining spots from James Beard Award winners Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne.
Dream Hollywood Hotel
Known as The Highlight Room, The Dream Hollywood’s pool deck is an 11,000-square-foot rooftop venue that occupies the entire top floor of the hotel. The Highlight Room boasts unobstructed, 360 degree views of Los Angeles from the famed Hollywood Sign and surrounding Hollywood Hills to the Downtown LA skyline. The modern sundeck offers hotel guests the perfect way to relax by the pool on a plush lounger or in a private luxury cabana.
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.
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.
Conveniently located in North Hollywood, The Garland features a free trolley to Universal Studios Hollywood and alfresco dining under sycamore trees at The Front Yard.
One of the hotel's most popular activities, Dive-In Movies welcomes kids of all ages to enjoy a poolside classic flick starting at sundown - daily in the summer, and on weekends year-round.
H Hotel Los Angeles, Curio Collection by Hilton
Hideaway in plain sight at the H Hotel Los Angeles. Located at the crossroads of Los Angeles with a sleek design inspired by the shape of the LAX runways, elevate yourself at their rooftop pool for your palm tree fix.
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.
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
If pools could talk, the one at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel is sure to have some great stories. Flanked by the Tropicana Bar, the famed David Hockney 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.
Tucked behind the pool and shaded by lush palms, the Rosy Café is a stylish poolside eatery offering al fresco breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Take a break poolside and escape the rigors of the day at Hotel Angeleno, centrally located at the crossroads of Santa Monica and Beverly Hills. Enjoy cocktails poolside during the day and lounge at night by the fireplace.
If you didn't know, now you know. The Hotel Figueroa’s original 1920s double-sided fireplace anchors the pool deck, surrounded by lounging spaces and good vibes. A botanical hideaway in the center of DTLA, complete with Tiki drinks and tasty bites. A sleek, modern stay in an iconic piece of LA history.
The breezy Baja-inspired Caravan Swim Club is the Hotel June’s poolside place for everything from cabana drinks to fire pit conversations. Spend the day by the pool enjoying cocktails and music or relax on the elevated terrace — and pair it all with a menu of seasonal snacks like charcuterie and a raw bar, biodynamic wines, craft beer, and small-batch tequilas. Get it to go for a backyard vibe.
The Hoxton, Downtown LA
The Hoxton DTLA is housed in the historic Los Angeles Transit Building, originally completed in 1922. The gorgeous Beaux Arts building has been fully restored with a rooftop bar and pool - quaint by modern hotel pool standards, but in this case, less is more, more, more.
Enjoy an unforgettable sunset while sipping a poolside cocktail like the classic Pisco Sour or the LA Dreamin' with tequila, pomegranate and ginger ale. The rooftop restaurant, Cabra features Top Chef champion Stephanie Izard's Peruvian-inspired shareable plates - her famous goat empanadas are a must.
InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown
Perched on the 7th floor, the InterContinental's open-air pool deck has something for everyone: hot tub, pool house, separate children's area, and the full-service No Dive Restaurant & Bar. Book a private cabana that accommodates up to four guests and includes Wi-Fi, cold eucalyptus facial towels, and the No Dive menu.
JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE
Sleek and modern, the JW Marriott‘s pool is popular with athletes and influencers (because of its proximity to Crypto.com Arena), so you never know who you might meet while waiting for the sunset.
Kimpton Everly Hotel Hollywood
Featuring bright, open communal spaces and effortlessly cool design details, Kimpton Everly Hollywood is a breath of fresh air in the heart of Tinseltown. The fifth floor rooftop pool is a day-to-night affair - dive into a Daiquiri, tuck into avocado-feta dip & chips, and enjoy evening events like special screenings, chef demos and live music.
Kimpton Hotel Wilshire
The rooftop pool at the Kimpton 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 Pop-Up. Comfortable seating, intimate fire pits, a surround-sound system, and high speed WiFi complete the experience.
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.
Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel
This urban retreat is situated on seven secluded acres near the Getty Center, offering spectacular views and a dazzling hideaway away from the hustle and bustle. Order a poolside snack with fresh Mediterranean flair.
Marina del Rey Hotel
The Marina del Rey Hotel offers a heated infinity pool and spa with a marina-view sundeck, cabanas and daybeds. Lounge poolside while enjoying a spectacular ocean view. A special menu of cocktails and light fare are offered poolside.
Mondrian Los Angeles
From its perch off the famed Sunset Strip, the pool at the Mondrian offers hotel guests spectacular views, cool drinks and a chill vibe all day. Skybar is open Sunday-Wednesday from 10am to 1am and Thursday-Saturday from 10am to 2am.
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.
Pendry West Hollywood
Located on the Sunset Strip at the former site of the House of Blues, Pendry West Hollywood features a 100-seat music venue, private bowling alley, and two restaurants from legendary chef Wolfgang Puck: Merois and Ospero. Hotel guests can relax at the sun-splashed rooftop pool and enjoy all-day food and drink service.
Short Stories Hotel
Located across from The Original Farmers Market, the Farmer's Daughter has been reimagined by Palihouse owner Leo Grifka as Short Stories, an urban oasis with a restaurant by acclaimed Peruvian American chef Ricardo Zarate and in-suite paintings by local artist Kenton Nelson. As before, the pool is quiet and friendly, with an IG-ready living wall by Rolling Greens. After a late afternoon dip, enjoy drinks and small plates beneath a lush canopy of trees in the courtyard.
Silver Lake Pool and Inn
Creative types will love this hidden gem located in one of LA's most artistic neighborhoods. Bask in the bohemian SoCal vibe at the elevated pool deck, sip an Aperol Spritz, and nosh on coastal Italian cuisine from the hotel's Marco Polo Trattoria.
Located in Rancho Palos Verdes, the 102-acre Terranea Resort offers guests coastal pool experiences and unforgettable views to suit any mood. The family-friendly Resort Pool includes a 5,000 square-foot pool, 140-foot water slide, and splash pad. There's also the serene Spa Pool (for guests 18 and over), saltwater Vista Pool (13 and over), and the adults-only Cielo Point.
Viceroy Santa Monica
Double your pleasure at the all-new Backyard at Viceroy, a spacious outdoor retreat with two pools and two cabana options: Pool Cabanas or the private Backyard Cabanas - both include complimentary bottled water, sparkling wine, and WiFi. Be sure to take a selfie at the Ijeoma mural.
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. The WET Deck offers a laid-back setting for hotel guests, complete with your own W lounge chair, daybed or private luxury cabana. The scene heats up on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays with DJs spinning from 1pm to 5pm.
W Los Angeles–West Beverly Hills
Hotel guests and non-guests alike can enjoy an elevated WET Deck experience by booking a private cabana designed by California style icon Trina Turk. The cabanas include flat screen TVs, WiFi, and service from The Hideout.
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.
The Rooftop at the Wayfarer DTLA
Come to The Rooftop at The Wayfarer DTLA for the in-pool chaise lounges and panoramic city views, stay for the 9-course weekend brunch and Mac Daddy Frozé (Chateau Ste. Michelle Rosé, Lillet Rosé, Pinnacle Vodka, lemon, strawberry).
The West Hollywood EDITION
The West Coast's first Edition hotel offers a design-forward guest experience and a rooftop pool with unforgettable views, terraced deck, and Latin-inspired cocktails in a lush setting. For dinner you can get fancy at Ardor, the veg-friendly restaurant from Michelin-starred chef John Fraser.