The Best Places in Los Angeles to Lounge Poolside
Written by: Charlotte Farrell 4 LA Night Swims You Need to Know About
Unless you have been living under a rock, you know how hot Los Angeles can be. When your AC is on the fritz and you can no longer bear the heat, it’s time to grab your swimsuit, your friends and your favorite sunnies for a dip into the cool waters of one of the following LA rooftop pools.
Lounge Like You Mean It
If a quiet setting with a stunning view of the marina in Redondo sounds more like your pace, Shade is your new bestie for a subdued getaway. The rooftop Aquadeck and relaxation pool calls for some chilled-out Ibiza tunes that will take you on a trip to zen central. And when you need to stretch it out after a week of sitting at your desk from 9-5, there’s complimentary yoga on the Aquadeck. Nama-stay and chill.
655 N Harbor Dr
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
California Knows How to Party
During the summer, you have to experience the already legendary, but relatively new, WET rooftop pool at the W Hollywood. Between the epic parties and the perfect opportunity for showing your followers on Insta that you know how to have a good time, this rooftop oasis is our pick for a day party—or “darty” if you’re into abbrevs—to remember.
6250 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA, 90028
High Above the Clouds
The way you will feel on this rooftop lies in the name of the hotel: free. While you float on amongst the towering LA skyline, your troubles will melt away as you build up that perfect tan. Grab a drink from rooftop bar Broken Shaker that is conveniently just a few steps away. Sip that Carrot Colada or get a big scoop of some guacamole without having to change out of your bikini.
416 W 8th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Livin’ That Hollywood Lifestyle
If you are lucky enough to call The Highland Residences home, can we be friends? Aside from its ideal location in the heart of Hollywood, the residences are fully loaded with amenities, but the most coveted is the rooftop pool. The social happenings during the day and into the evenings are ultra-cool, lively and with a great sense of community. With lounge opportunities in abundance, there are so many spots to soak in the rays and chat with neighbors. Keep your phone handy, because you will no doubt want to snap a pic of the Hollywood sign, Griffith Observatory, Downtown LA and the Hollywood Roosevelt, which are all clearly visible from the pool. #Viewgoals.
1411 N Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Swim Your Woes Away
So hip, so cool, so LA. The Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles has a modern and zen-like atmosphere, with amazing views amongst the Downtown skyline. Party by the pool when they have a DJ on-site, or take a yoga class in the sun like a true Angeleno.
929 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Cheerio, Cali Style
Not only does The London have two bulldog puppies, Winston and Churchill, as their full-time in-house mascots for guests to cuddle, but the rooftop pool is absolutely stunning. Get a cabana for the full Beverly Hills experience in this garden oasis that will be your go-to escape from the hustle and bustle.
1020 N San Vicente Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Cool as a Cucumber
Koreatown is booming right now, and The LINE is at its core. The rooftop pool, located on the second floor, is like an urban mirage in the center of Downtown. Their pool parties are epic, and Commissary is right there to fill your belly when all that time basking in the hipster glory of your surroundings makes you hungry.
3515 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles CA, 90010
Lazily lie around in your favorite swan or flamingo floaty in the Watermarke Tower’s pool that seems like it hangs precariously over the streets of LA. Adventurous residents can swim up to the windowed-in edge and watch the colors of the sky change to bright oranges and purples as the city flickers on it’s iconic lights.
705 W 9th St
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Modern luxury meets classic elegance at SIXTY Beverly Hills via their upscale comfortable decor. The pool calls for big sunglasses, a good book, some LA attitude and a cocktail from the nearby lounge. Cheers!
9360 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
The Rooftop at The Standard in Downtown L.A. isn’t a newbie, but it is definitely a classic LA rooftop pool spot beloved by locals and visitors. You can’t help but feel like a celeb. In fact, it is very likely you will see one sipping a cocktail or two. Oh, you fancy, huh?
550 S Flower St
Los Angeles, CA 90069
With views of the Hollywood Hills and downtown LA to the Pacific Ocean, the Andaz West Hollywood boasts the highest rooftop pool in Los Angeles. Take in the Cali rays poolside and enjoy light fare from the Riot House Kitchen while sipping on refreshing cocktails. You can even get a private cabana to make your lounge time extra luxe.
Andaz West Hollywood
8401 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Charlotte is a fan of all things beauty, health, food, wellness, travel and a touch of nerdy fandom. She graduated with honors from the University of California, San Diego in Communications and English Literature and enjoys writing, looking at puppies on Instagram and drinking all the tea.