The Best Hotel Rooftop Pools in Los Angeles
Nothing says Hollywood glamour like a rooftop hotel pool in LA | © Tim Mainiero / Alamy Stock Photo
Los Angeles locals are lucky enough to get sunshine all year round – but come summertime, the heat is on. Once you’ve worked up a sweat exploring the Getty Center, Universal Studios Hollywood, the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Venice Boardwalk and more, the rooftop pool beckons. Here’s our pick of the best spots to swim and stay, all bookable with Culture Trip.
Stunning views, fancy cocktails and a party atmosphere will have you feeling old-school Hollywood in no time. If you’re looking for the best hotel pools in Los Angeles, California, we’ve got you covered.
Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, for elegant luxury
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If you’re looking for Beverly Hills hotels with pools, Waldorf Astoria is where it’s at. Take in views of the neighborhood from a white lounge chair by the inviting rooftop pool or from the terrace in your luxurious suite. When you tire of observing your kingdom, head to Jean-Georges for the eight-course tasting menu or enter a world of rejuvenation at the Forbes five-star-rated La Prairie Spa.
NoMad Los Angeles, for Italian glamour
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Built in the 1920s as the headquarters of the Bank of Italy, NoMad Angeles is where old-world glamour meets the playful charm of LA. Italian influence runs throughout the hotel, from the Italianate lobby ceiling to the lavish free-standing baths and custom artwork in the rooms to the menu served by the rooftop pool overseen by a giant relief statue of Orcus, the Roman god of the underworld.
Montrose at Beverly Hills, for Sunset Strip sophistication
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Just steps away from the Sunset Strip, Montrose exudes style and sophistication. Take in the stunning views of West Hollywood and LA from the rooftop pool and bar before retreating to your spacious, modern suite adorned with contemporary art. Make sure you take advantage of the daily wine hour in the lobby from 5pm to 6pm, when you can mingle as you sip complimentary tipples.
The Peninsula Beverly Hills, for poolside bites
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Among all Beverly Hills hotels with pools, the Peninsula offers some of the most spectacular views from its Roof Garden. Not only is this hip spot the perfect place to lounge by the pool, but you can order delicious barbecue dishes, oysters, fine wines and freshly pressed juices – containing buzzword ingredients like organic wildflower honey, goji berries and wheatgrass – right to your cabana. Come for the pool, but stay for the food.
The London West Hollywood, for a rooftop oasis
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An oasis in West Hollywood, the London’s rooftop pool has a tropical garden setting complete with palm trees, a living wall and a marble firepit. Combining Hollywood glamour with British charm, this destination is perfect for a cooling teatime dip or to party the night away. Be sure to stop by during the weekday-evening happy hours for discounted drinks served poolside. When you need a break from the sun, head downstairs for traditional afternoon tea.
The Standard, Downtown LA, for a groovy '60s vibe
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The chic Rooftop at the Standard, Downtown LA, is an homage to the 1960s with a narrow pool, red astroturf, sculpted topiary, fire pits and waterbed pods for lounging. At the bar, watch classic flicks projected on the wall of the building next door before enjoying nightly DJ sets and regular musical round tables led by the biggest names in house and techno, or head down to the Paddle Room to show off your ping pong skills. Grab a beer and get ready for a groovy night.
Mondrian Los Angeles, for a day-to-night escape
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During the day, the Mondrian’s Skybar offers a relaxing escape from the city, with freshly shaken cocktails soaked in California sunshine. At night, the space comes alive with music from world-class DJs that gives the ivy-covered pavilion a pulsating energy. The nightlife at this spot is pumping, and often teeming with celebrities who party until the early hours. Whatever time you visit, this rooftop bar and pool is sure to be a hit.
Andaz West Hollywood, for sky-high swims
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This Hyatt hotel boasts the highest rooftop pool in LA, with views of the Hollywood Hills, the Pacific Ocean and the Sunset Strip. With its unbeatable vista, chic vibe, day beds with retractable roofs and full-service poolside cocktail bar, it’s easy to see why West Hollywood locals make this their staycation spot of choice. Book a Panorama Suite to continue enjoying the city skyline from the comfort of your bed.
Kimpton Hotel Wilshire, for dining under the stars
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The rooftop pool at Kimpton Hotel Wilshire has stunning views not only of the LA skyline but also the Hollywood Hills and everything in between. This panorama is not to be missed, and neither is the food. Dine under the stars on a delicious menu featuring easy plates like burgers and salads. The bar offers an array of unique cocktails – looking for something sweet? Try Choc Full of Nuts. If you’re feeling a little bit spicy, have your tastebuds brave El Diablo. The views and drinks at this trendy spot are sure to please any palate.
These recommendations were updated on February 2, 2022 to keep your travel plans fresh.