5 of the Best Rooftop Pools in SD and One You Can Call Home

Kickback and Bask in the Vacation Vibes

Written By: Gioia McGuire

The spring and summer months are coming up quick and instead of crowded beaches, why not relax poolside at some of San Diego’s most ideal rooftop pools complete with bars, restaurants and private cabanas. With views of the city and fun that goes from day into the night, these rooftops are retreats on their own.

Best SD Rooftop Pools

Next Level Living

Kick back, relax and make your way up to SHIFT’s 22nd floor rooftop pool and spa. With 360-views of the San Diego skyline and picturesque Coronado Bridge, residents can enjoy the warm weather all year around. All that R and R working up an appetite? Make your way over to the sky-lounge and whip up something delicious on the outdoor barbeques. You have to see this to believe it.

Native Knowledge: Get your fitness on at The Boxing Club, SHIFT’s ground-floor boxing club sport and fitness center!

1501 Island Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

#Views From the Top

Andaz San Diego is settled in San Diego’s exciting Gaslamp District, the Rooftop by STK will stun you with views by day. Lounge by the rooftop pool with stunning views of downtown and indulge with lunch in a private cabana. The Rooftop by STK makes nightlife even more enticing with fire pits, bottle service and the perfect combination of city lights and a star-studded sky.

Native Knowledge: Happy hour on the roof is provided Sunday through Friday 5-8 p.m.

600 F St
San Diego, CA 92101


Take Laps in Luxury

AquaVie Fitness + Wellness Club is more than a rooftop pool with killer views; it’s a rooftop pool with an incredible Junior Olympic-size lap pool. Enjoy a swim, a lap or even a spin class all on the expansive 15,000-square-foot fourth-level rooftop. Guests can also enjoy free Wi-Fi, towel service and food and drink service that brings the perfect poolside snack right to you.

234 Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101


City Slickin’

An oasis in the sky, The Pool House at Pendry San Diego is an indoor/outdoor must see. It’s the perfect place for lunch above the Gaslamp Quarter with compelling city views all around.

Native Knowledge: Finish the weekend with the ultimate day club experience Sundays at 1 p.m. as The Pool House hosts their exclusive pool party complete with DJs and the best VIP treatment around.

435 Fifth Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

A Rooftop to Remember

The Kimpton Solamar San Diego will never disappoint as it offers private cabanas and for guests, The Shore Pool heated year-round. Simply ride an elevator to the perfect slice of heaven in the sky and enjoy the bar scene while feeling the ocean breeze. Keep your spirits high and sip on your fave cocktail at Upper East Bar. Trust us, it’s a must visit!

Native Knowledge: After a day at the pool, guests can take a bike provided by the hotel around town.

435 6th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101


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