In Los Angeles, locals are lucky enough to get summer weather all year round. But come summertime, the heat is on. There is no better way to catch rays of sunshine and glamour of Los Angeles than on a rooftop lounging by a pool with a cocktail in hand. Stunning views, posh atmosphere, and delicious drinks will have you feeling old school glam in no time. We’ve got you more covered than your SPF 50. Check out the best rooftop pools in Los Angeles.
The Roof Garden at the Peninsula Hotel offers spectacular views of Beverly Hills. Not only is this hip spot the perfect place to lounge by the pool, but the hotel also offers a variety of food options ranging from delicious BBQ, oysters, and fresh juices and smoothies. The juices are all made from farm fresh ingredients. The juices blend exotic flavors like organic wildflower honey, goji berries, and wheat grass. These juices will be sure to help you keep your bathing suit-ready body. Come for the pool but stay for the delicious food options.
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The Rooftop Pool and Bar at Ace Hotel was inspired by Hollywood’s famous Les Deux Café. High above the urban cityscape is the pool and bunker-like rooftop bar lit by the bright lights of the city. This bar is a great place for events of all kinds. Take a look at the event calendar, and be sure to check out their array of nightly shindigs including: DJs, book release parties, live music acts, and pop-up shops. Grab some food that is a take on Californian fare with a twist, and take a dip in the pool to escape from the desert heat.
The pool at the Mr. C Beverly Hills Hotel has a 4,500 square-foot pool and deck area that is meticulously maintained to keep you in the lap of luxury. The pool offers day beds and cabanas for rental that fit up to six people. The cabanas feature a flat screen TVs and a refreshment center with water and towels. They also come with a poolside attendant. This pool has everything you need for an amazing stay-cation, so grab some friends and spend the day cabana-style.
The West Hollywood Rooftop Pool at The London West Hollywood
Set in a tranquil garden setting, look no further than this oasis where Hollywood glamour meets British charm. The London West Hollywood’s rooftop pool is adorned with a pristine garden atmosphere complete with a marble fire pit. This destination is perfect for a teatime dip to escape the heat, or to party the night away. Be sure to stop by the ‘London Hour,’ which is their spin on a happy hour. The menu features food prepared by Chef Anthony Keene and creative cocktails that will be sure to please. The ‘London Hour’ is weekdays from 6:30pm-8:30pm, and on Thursdays check out ‘London Luvs Summer’ featuring DJ Lindsay Luv.
Sweeping views of the city? Check. Private cabanas? Check. Plush seating and private fireplace? Check. Need we say more? The pool at SIXTY Beverly Hills is surrounded by views of Los Angeles’ hills and canyons. The bar itself is lined with Swarovski crystal, so your night is sure to shine. The bar is known for having a well-known celebrity clientele and amazing cocktails. Take shade in one of their private cabanas and lounge the day away and treat yourself to a dose of celebrity glamour.
Owned by hotelier Andre Balazs, The Rooftop at The Standard, Downtown LA is an homage to the 1960s. The red, white, and neon colored lounge is old school chic with a heated swimming pool and waterbed pods for lounging. Featuring a classic German Biergarten, the bar also has a projector that screens classic flicks on the building next door and nightly DJs to soundtrack your evenings. With so much to do, it is easy to see why this spot is synonymous with rooftop luxury and decadence. Grab and beer and get ready for a groovy night!
The location of The Roof on Wilshire allows for stunning views of not only the LA skyline but also the Hollywood Hills and everything in between. This view is not to missed and neither is the food. The food is prepared by chef Eric Greenspan. Dine under the stars on a delicious menu featuring everything from burgers to salads. The bar also offers an array of elegant and unique cocktails. Looking for something sweet? Try to ‘Choc Full of Nuts.’ If you’re feeling a little more spicy, have your tastebuds brave an ‘El Diablo’. The views and drinks are at this trendy spot are sure to please any palate.
During the day, Skybar at The Mondrian Hotel prides itself on being an oasis in the sky to escape the city and relax with freshly made cocktails while soaking in the California sunshine. At night, the space comes alive with music from world class DJs that give the ivy covered pavilion a pulsating energy. The night life is bumping and often clad with celebrities who party until early morning. Day or night, this bar is sure to be a hit. Heads up – the bar is private to hotel guests only daily until 1pm.
Located amidst the tranquility of the gardens, the Pagoda Bar at Yamashiro is open Thursday through Saturday from 5pm-10pm. The pool is surrounded by the lush gardens filled with waterfalls, streams, and the sweet scent of flowers. The spot also has the oldest structure in California, which is a pagoda that was originally built in Japan in the 1600s. Come spend an evening in this dreamlike getaway, and sip an exotic cocktail and have some ahi poke. This pool will have you feeling like you’re on a Southeast Asian getaway all while taking in the views of the city.
This Hyatt hotel is the highest rooftop swimming pool in the city. At Andaz West Hollywood, you can see the Hollywood Hills, out to the Pacific Ocean, and down the Sunset Strip. This pool is sky-lit and has a very posh and sexy vibe. West Hollywood locals still flock to this spot, since it is the perfect place to relax in the sunshine or to enjoy some food and cocktails in a private cabana with friends. Make sure to make this a weekend getaway though, since the pool is for hotel guests only.