Los Angeles Pools You Need To Hit Now

When it comes to cool things to do in LA, a soak in the pool tops the list! From poolside soirees to waterside treats, enjoy your summer at these Los Angeles pools.

Edited by Christina Xenos

Looking for Los Angeles fun and a great way to beat the heat? Check out some of the best swimming pools this city has to offer!

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Enjoy your summer at these Los Angeles pools.


Montage Beverly Hills
The mosaic-tiled saline swimming pool and whirlpool on the rooftop, nine floors above Beverly Hills, is a coveted destination for any local or visitor to Los Angeles. While guests gain access to this paradise any time of day, you can also take a dip weekdays with an appointment at the Montage’s spa. Also enjoy poolside atmosphere and stellar views of the Hollywood Hills along with decadent cuisine at The Rooftop Grill. Executive chef Gabriel Ask offers seasonal farmers market fresh meals daily in addition to new brunch offerings and a special Sunday Supper menu. 225 N Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, 877.723.9910. montagebeverlyhills.com

Beverly Wilshire
A spa appointment or cabana reservation will ensure you havve access to the luxurious pool that was inspired from the Mediterranean oasis at Sophia Loren’s Italian villa. Dine poolside on fresh entrees like the Pool Deck Club, or crispy taro root tuna tacos, BW Bento Boxes, and enjoy a selection of freshly squeezed juices and cocktails. This is also the summer of ice cream at the hotel and through Sept. 21 you can beat the heat with housemade ice cream—from scoops to sundaes, to boozy floats, adult milkshakes and more. 9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.275.5200. fourseasons.com

Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
The iconic Hollywood Hotel is home to famed poolside Tropicana Bar and the only location in the wold where you can swim above a million dollar mural painted on the bottom of the pool by acclaimed artist David Hockney. Hit the pool scene any afternoon for cocktails, food and swimming. This summer Monday evenings bring movie nights that are accompanied with movie-themed cocktail and food menus, sponsored add-ons and sometimes feature celebrity hosts. Trailers start at 8:30 p.m.; upcoming movies include Pretty In Pink (Aug. 26) and Revenge of the Nerds (Sept. 9). NightSwim pool parties take over Tropicana on Wednesdays starting at 10 p.m. with drink specials and live music by celebrity and guest DJs; the velvet rope can be tight here so try making bottle service and guest list reservations in advance if you’re not staying at the hotel. 7000 Hollywood Blvd., L.A., 323.466.7000. thompsonhotels.com

The Hotel Wilshire
The rooftop pool at this hotel offers panoramic views of the L.A. basin and stellar poolside dining on cuisine by chef Eric Greenspan at The Roof on Wilshire restaurant. Although you don’t need to be a guest to enjoy poolside cocktails and signature entrees like chef Greenspan’s famous grilled cheese and the Wilshire burger, you might want to check in for monthly aqua yoga classes on Saturday mornings taught by Lululemon ambassadors in its lap pool, movies in the pool-adjacent penthouse and an evening poolside wine hour. 6317 Wilshire Blvd., LA, 323.852.6000. hotelwilshire.com

Hotel Bel-Air
You need to be a guest at this exclusive hotel to enjoy complementary poolside treats like fruit flavored granites, dip n dots, alcoholic (an non-alcoholic) push pops made from farmers market fresh fruit sorbet, sunglasses cleaning and more. High Rollers are also in luck: booking the Presidential Suite at the hotel not only gives you 2,260 square-feet of interior interior, you also also get to enjoy a spacious patio with a private pool. 701 Stone Canyon Rd., Bel Air, Hotel Bel-Air, 310.472.1211. hotelbelair.com

Peninsula Beverly Hills
Weekends bring a special BBQ menu to the poolside Roof Garden restaurant. In lush Mediterranean surroundings—five floors above Beverly Hills—you can dine on menu offerings like smoked baby back ribs, Australian rock lobster tail, grilled ahi tuna and a 28-day dry aged Harvey’s Guss 20-oz. tomahawk steak. If you can’t make it on Saturday or Sunday, poolside dining is always available with the Roof Garden’s a la carte menu that features a seasonal selection of fresh fare. If you want to go all out and jump in, you must be a hotel guest. peninsula.com

SLS Hotel Altitude Pool
Whether you stop by during the week to dine, or on Friday afternoons to watch the sunset, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the SLS Hotel’s Altitude Pool’s chic Philippe Starck-designed ambiance. Dine poolside weekdays on Mediterranean-inspired fare from José Andrés. Selections include everything from plancha-grilled sandwiches, chilled gazpachos, to cocktail creations like the Ultimate gn & tonic, cava mimosas, and gazpacho bloody Marys. Every Friday starting at 3 p.m., unwind from the week with cocktails and snacks by José Andrés and DJ lounge music playing the in background. Weekends bring Vegas-style pool parties complete with flowing cocktails and a roster of DJs, e-mail altitudepool@sbe.com for cabana reservations. Breakfast is served from 9-11 a.m. and lunch is served from 11 am-2 pm. Reservations are highly recommended. 465 South La Cienega Blvd., L.A., 310.246.5552. slshotels.com

Skybar Pool Party and Wednesday Night Swim
Spend Sundays through Sept. 30 lounging by the pool on large, oversized daybeds, sipping Skybar’s famous mojitos, and dancing to the sounds of special guest DJ’s at this weekly summer party; just remember to dress to impress. On Wednesday nights you can mix and mingle while sipping cocktails and enjoying menu specials from Asia de Cuba. Each week, listen to tunes from DJ Kristina Kova and don’t be afraid to jump in the comfortably heated pool for this party. RSVP required, early arrival suggested: 323.848.6025 or e-mail skybarla@mhgc.com. 8440 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. mondrianhotel.com

Aqua Star Pool at the Beverly Hilton
Spend your afternoon poolside in style with it’s new Estee Stanley aesthetic. The famed designer outfitted everything from the pool’s iconic cabanas down to the staff’s Lacoste uniforms. Dive in movies are on the schedule twice weekly for hotel guests, or book an appointment at the property’s BABOR Beauty Spa to ensure pool privileges. You can also rsvp to attend a special Wine Tasting Under the Stars event on Aug. 22, featuring tastings from Woodstock Wines, specialty food pairings from chef Zack Gochin and DJ tunes (rsvp: 310.285.1388). 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.274.7777. beverlyhilton.com

WET Weekends at W Los Angeles
Spend summer Sundays poolside at the W Los Angeles, sipping cocktails and noshing on food from the Backyard restaurant, all to the tune of DJs spinning throughout the afternoon. Noon-5 p.m. 930 Hilgard Ave., L.A., 310.208.8765. wlosangeles.com

ION Rooftop Patio at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE
Sip crafted cocktails and dine on fresh fare like jumbo shrimp cocktails and chipotle chicken quesadillas at the pool-adjacent rooftop patio. Amidst stellar downtown views you can also jam to DJ’s spinning live every Saturday and Sunday afternoon through Sept. 30. 900 W Olympic Blvd., downtown, 213.765.8600. marriott.com

Mr. C Yacht Club
Embark on a luxe weekly cocktail brunch and pool series through Sept. 8. at Mr. C Hotel. Relax and mingle poolside over brunch offerings like Venetian frittata, eggs Benedict with smoked salmon and cocktails like the Cipriani Bellini and Mr. C’s signature cocktail that is a mix of mandarin juice, prosecco and vodka. The event also features tunes by DJ Bobby French and a pool-wear pop-up shop from Shay Todd, curated exclusively for the event. 1224 Beverwil Drive, L.A., 310.277.2800. MrCHotels.com

London West Hollywood’s Wednesdays at Sunset
Usually only reserved for hotel guests, everyone is invited to celebrate summer at the London West Hollywood’s chic rooftop pool deck. Enjoy sweeping 360-degree views of Los Angeles, free cocktails (for the first hour), gourmet bites and DJ-curated tunes. Wednesdays through Labor Day. 6-10 p.m. Reservations recommended. 1020 North San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, 310.358.7766. thelondonwesthollywood.com



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