Longer, warmer days have arrived in Los Angeles, teasing summer’s soon return. Balmy evenings make for beautiful sunset views that are best enjoyed poolside on one of the city’s famous hotel rooftops.
When temperatures inevitably rise to uncomfortable degrees, they’ll be the perfect place to wet your whistle.
Be sure to visit these rooftop pools in LA for summer day parties or casual socializing under cabana shade:
Located along the Walk of Fame, Hollywood Roosevelt has been sheltering Hollywood legends for almost a century. Visit the pool any day except Sunday, unless you’re a guest.
The Highlight Room is a recently debuted 11,000 square foot rooftop pool, with lounge and restaurant space at Dream Hotels’ Hollywood location.
This spacious, open-air pavilion is located on the roof of The Mondrian Hotel in West Hollywood near the Sunset Strip. They throw events during the summer, including a popular Midnight Swim.
Downtown LA is a mecca for daytime bar hopping in the summer and Freehand’s tiki-themed Broken Shaker bar makes for a fun stop. The pool is only available to hotel guests.
The Line Hotel’s restaurant/bar, The Commissary, is a great option for cooling off with a cocktail, but the pool and lounge chairs are only available to hotel guests.
The Standard’s famous water bed cabanas are worth a visit and while you’re there, why not take a dip in their heated rooftop pool?
Pencil in the Ace Hotel’s downtown rooftop for your next co-working date. Few people know that the rooftop bar with pool offers free wifi and is open to the public from 11 am to 2 am.
W Hollywood’s rooftop WET Deck will transport you to old Hollywood with its panoramic views of tinsel town.
Shade Hotel sits at the shore of Redondo Beach and boasts a relaxing rooftop pool without your typical LA crowds. Join one of their public pool parties or complimentary yoga on the Aquadeck.