I love an L.A. hotel pool. Truly. I would spend a lot more time relaxing at L.A. pools if had more free time, but I also feel pretty lucky to live here and have the option when I do in fact, have free time.
The following are some of the best hotel pools in L.A. They’re cute, fun, and…you don’t need to get a hotel room to be able to hang out at them. They’re awesome.
The pool area of the Hollywood Roosevelt is called the Tropicana bar. On some weekend days they have some pretty big events, but other days there’s just a bunch of people relaxing by the pool. The lounges are usually reserved for guests, but you can still swim and get food. They also do events during the summer where you can swim and watch movies at night. Swoon.
2. The Standard Hollywood
The Standard Hollywood is one of my all-time favorite hotel pools. There’s something about the blue astroturf that really gets your girl all excited about sunny lounging. It’s also a relatively chill spot. You do have to flash an ID and promise to buy stuff before they let you onto the pool deck, but you were probably going to buy some drinks anyway.
UPDATE: Since this blog post was published the Standard Hollywood was sadly shut down. The hotel announced that they were unable to renew their lease in the midst of the pandemic and that they would be closing down indefinitely. It was sad news for the West Hollywood community. The rest of the Standard Hotels however do remain open.
3. The Standard Hotel Pool Downtown
Yep, there are two Standard hotels in Los Angeles! I haven’t spent as much time downtown as at the Hollywood location, but the pool at the Standard downtown is up high on the roof with some pretty cool views. They too have plenty of daytime pool parties.
The Mondrian hotel pool area is conjoined with Skybar, their popular bar. The hotel has a lot of fun summer parties, so expect DJ’s and high energy. Go here when you’re looking for a more social pool day.
The hotel pool area at the Sixty hotel is called Above Sixty. Getting there just requires a ride up the elevator. The beds are generally reserved for hotel guests, but sometimes if there is no one using them they will let you hop on. Especially if you plan on ordering something from the nearby (and rather beautiful) rooftop bar.