It’s summer, and apparently your house didn’t come equipped with a sparkling infinity pool. Rude. To fix this injustice, make your way to one of L.A.’s many lovely hotel pools. Even if you’re not trying to lease a suite, several of the best spots will let you cool down, no room key required.
Make a splash and take in views of the hills from the rooftop pool deck at W Hollywood. The hotel’s so-called WET Deck has full food and drink service, and hosts a DJ on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Day passes are available through Resort Pass starting at just $30; cabanas are also available to rent starting at $100, not including the minimum food and beverage spend. 6250 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood.
Open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., the Vista Pool at SLS Beverly Hills is a stunning retreat nestled on the cusp of Beverly Hills. Light fare and signature cocktails are served on the pool deck, which also has rooftop yoga and DJ sessions during summer months. Day passes are available through Resort Pass for $50, while daybeds will run you $350 (max four people) and a cabana costs $500 (max six people). 465 S. La Cienega Blvd., Pico-Robertson.
Amid the hustle and bustle of DTLA, is Hotel Figueroa’s tranquil pool deck, with full food and drink service from La Casita. The hotel offers a basic day pass for $35 through Resort Pass, but they also have a bunch of package options, like the all-day daycation for 100 bucks, which includes a reserved lounge chair, a $45 food and bev credit, and discounted self-parking. 939 S. Figueroa St., downtown.
In general, Mr. C’s charming pool deck is exclusive to hotel guests, but there are three ways that locals can get their feet wet. You could buy a ticket to Wednesday night Poolside Cinema screenings (which continue weekly through August 25 this year), to take in a retro flick from the comfort of a lounger, or stop by for spritzes and Peronis in the “Yacht Club” pool bar area. When you really want the full pool-day indulgence, book a day pass through their partners at ResortPass; packages run from $35 for a basic pass on a weekday to $295 for classic cabana experience including a fresh fruit plate and a 42” flat screen for your viewing pleasure. Go all out and upgrade to the Signature Package that provides four pressed juices and a cocktail pitcher. 1224 Beverwil Dr., Beverly Hills.
For low-key glamour that doesn’t try too hard, grab your oversized sunglasses and head to Sunset Tower Hotel. Relax on a chic chaise and take in stunning rooftop views from one of the tallest buildings along the Sunset Strip. The experience isn’t free—there’s a $75 fee for non-guests—but the memories (and envy-inducing ‘grams) will justify it. To book, phone 323-654-7100. 8358 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood.
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