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The 10 Best Hotel Pools in LA for Lounging

Updated for 2023

Los Angeles is known for its fabulous hotels, and one of the things that makes a hotel ultra-fabulous is its pool. Perfect for evening cocktails, a soothing swim on a hot day, or lounging in a cabana next to a Hollywood starlet, a hotel pool is the setting for many a great story. Here is our list of the 10 Best Hotel Pools in Los Angeles.

Planning a Staycation? Visiting from out of town? You may want to choose your hotel based on how fabulous its pool is. Why not?

Many of these hotels also offer day passes to their pools and cabanas, which means you can enjoy the perks without even booking a room!

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The Pool at Shutters on the Beach

The Top Ten Best Hotel Pools for Lounging and Having Fun

1. Andaz West Hollywood
8401 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069

Andaz West Hollywood is home to the highest hotel rooftop pool in Los Angeles that offers views of the Sunset Strip and Hollywood Hills and just completed a half-a-million dollar pool renovation. In the update, they incorporated a new all-wood grain porcelain paver system for the deck space, cabanas, teak wood line furniture and fixtures, and an FX Luminaire lighting system. Changes made to the pool and sundeck help to create a contemporary LA style.

The upgraded cabanas have cool features including an electronic louver system at the touch of the finger, the versatility of semi-privacy panels with curtains, and LED lighting throughout with individual speaker-controlled modules to complete the high-end look and feel. While lounging by this new beautifully updated pool guests are invited to try some of the new pool menu items including watermelon salad, ahi poke, and shrimp ceviche. These light and refreshing summer menu items are the perfect complements to the assortments of beer, wine, and cocktails offered at the Riot House rooftop bar.

2. L’Ermitage Beverly Hills
9291 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

This beautiful rooftop pool offers sweeping views of Beverly Hills and the Los Angeles skyline in an elegant setting.

Pool Deck — Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Pool Deck — Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

3. Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
1700 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401

This heated pool and two-tier pool deck with views of the ocean is like your own private oasis.

4. London West Hollywood
1020 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069

This rooftop pool has a spacious sundeck, private cabanas, and panoramic views of the Los Angeles basin.

Day Axe Beverly Hilton pool
Beverly Hilton Pool (Photo courtesy of Hotels by Day)

5. Beverly Hilton
9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210

This pool is so famous, it even has its own name. The Aqua Star pool has many Hollywood stories, including Esther Williams christening its opening and Angelina Jolie jumping in after her 2nd Golden Globe win.

6. Beverly Hills Hotel
9641 Sunset Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210

This famous pool is surrounded by palm trees and private cabanas, and if you dare to get your hair wet, you’ll be treated to underwater music.

Fairmont Miramar hotel pool Santa Monica
a lovely day at the Fairmont Miramar in Santa Monica

7. Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows Santa Monica
101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401

This pool is secluded and delightful, just steps from Palisades Park and a view of the Pacific Ocean.

Four Seasons Westlake Village pool
Four Seasons Westlake Village Adults-only pool

8. Four Seasons Westlake Village
Two Dole Drive, Westlake Village, CA 91362

This elegant hotel offers both an indoor, family-friendly pool and an adults-only Serenity pool, set in the hills above Malibu.

9. Terranea Resort
100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

This fabulous resort offers multiple pools to choose from, including the Resort Pool, which boasts a 140-ft water slide and splash zone.

10. Shutters on the Beach
1 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405

As the name suggests, Shutters is right on the sand at Santa Monica beach, and the view of the Pacific Ocean is amazing as you lounge by the pool.

Day Axe Intercontinental hotel pool
Can’t you picture yourself lounging by a pool like this?

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Saturday 6th of May 2017

this is great! but since ill have my two 3 and 4 year old boys with me, any suggestions for fun pools for kids in Hollywood - ideally close to universal studios?! thanks!

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