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Dine Poolside at These LA Hotels––No Room Reservation Required!

Written By: Taylor Gorski Best Poolside Dining LA

Summer is here, and while it may not totally feel like it due to the current circumstances, we’re here to make the best of it. Escape your house and head to one of these Los Angeles hotels to dine under the palm trees with a glistening pool view (sunglasses, on). We’ve rounded up six noteworthy hotels that offer poolside dining––where you don’t need a room reservation to dine! Have yourself a day in LA, whether it be devouring brunch or cheers-ing during happy hour.


Restaurant: Caravan Swim Club Best Poolside Dining LA

Hotel: Hotel June

Location: Westside LA near LAX 

The new Hotel June is a dreamy oasis with every detail perfected to please. With Baja-inspired poolside restaurant, Caravan Swim Club, you’ll feel transported to Mexico after one sip of your BMG (be my girl margarita). Order the chopped salad, cauliflower nachos and squash blossom quesadilla for a culinary adventure without leaving Los Angeles. Reservations are required.


Restaurant: Veranda Al Fresco Best Poolside Dining LA

Hotel: Hotel Figueroa

Location: DTLA 

Tropical vibes served with a side of chips and guac, street tacos and spicy margaritas are what to expect when you dine at Veranda Al Fresco at Hotel Figueroa. The menu is inspired by Mexico City and has options like Baja fish tacos and shrimp ceviche while the gorgeous interior will transport you to a vacay in Mexico. 


Restaurant: FIG Restaurant Best Poolside Dining LA

Hotel: Fairmont Miramar

Location: Santa Monica

A Santa Monica local’s favorite, FIG serves seasonal, fresh cuisine with ingredients sourced directly from the farmers market. The lobster Cobb salad and Mary’s Chicken are noteworthy dishes, and the scene will put you in the mood to sip on a sweet peach mojito. 


Restaurant: Calabra Best Poolside Dining LA


Hotel: Santa Monica Proper Hotel

Location: Santa Monica

Mediterranean and California cuisines are served on the stunning rooftop of the Santa Monica Proper Hotel. Sip on specialty cocktails like The Proper Skinny or Mezcal in Montenegro and don’t leave without trying the Calabra Meze (a savory plate of goodness!). Expect laid-back vibes at one of the Westside’s hottest spots. 


Restaurant: Sea Level Restaurant & Lounge

Hotel: Shade Redondo Beach

Location: Redondo Beach

Not poolside dining, but it is waterfront dining! Indulge in fresh oysters and a hand-crafted cocktail as you soak in gorgeous views of the marina and Malibu. For chillier summer nights, cozy up by the fire pits and heaters.


Restaurant: The Rooftop by JG

Hotel: Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills

Location: Beverly Hills 

Make a reservation to dine at this garden-style rooftop eatery that boasts gorgeous views of Beverly Hills. Lunch, dinner and weekend brunch are all available with choices like the baby kale salad, tuna tartare and seared red snapper. Order a glass of sparkling wine and toast Beverly Hills! 


Restaurant: Polo Lounge

Hotel: The Beverly Hills Hotel

Location: Beverly Hills 

This iconic, glamorous hotel is also home to the iconic poolside restaurant, Polo Lounge. You’ll never want to leave this pretty-in-pink spot, which epitomizes Beverly Hills. The beautiful pink, green and white decor of the Polo Lounge is the perfect backdrop for this luxurious hotel pool.