10 best hotels with rooftop pools in Los Angeles

A splashing and fantastic mix of views, relaxation and parties. From Downtown LA to Hollywood.

April 12, 2021
Rooftop pools in Los Angeles
Rooftop pool Los Angeles | Courtesy of Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills

LA is one of the most visited cities in the world. And what better way to spend your time here than at a hotel with a lovely rooftop pool Los Angeles. The elevated swimming pools are often located at hotels and with either sweeping city views or right next to the skyscrapers in downtown.

A typical LA rooftop pool often host great weekend parties, but offer a more relaxed vibe during the weekdays. We have summoned this list of the best venues for an elevated swim in LA, from urban rooftop pools in downtown Los Angeles to luxurios pool terraces in Beverly Hills. All so that you can choose your hotel or party wisely.

After a full day of swimming, when you just want to chill with a drink and views, check out our full guide to the best rooftop bars in Los Angeles.

Here's our list to the 10 best hotels with rooftop pools in Los Angeles

1. Mondrian Los Angeles

Rooftop pool Los Angeles - Mondrian Los Angeles in West Hollywood
Rooftop pool Los Angeles at Mondrian Los Angeles | Photo: www.morganshotelgroup.com

This rooftop pool Los Angeles can boast of one of the best views in all of LA. Part of SkyBar, set on the 14th floor of Mondrian Los Angeles in West Hollywood, here you get sweeping skyline views as far as the eye can see.

Sky Bar is a rooftop oasis, and also a true hotspot for the LA nightlife and bar scene. During daytime the atmosphere is more relaxed and calm, then from late afternoon the tempo and party feeling starts to take over.

Fancy cocktails, Hollywood glamour and live DJs makes this rooftop one of the most popular and frequently visited rooftop pools in Los Angeles. The pool area is exclusive for gusets staying at the hotel from early morning until 1pm. After that, outside guest are welcome.

Dress your poolside-best during the day and neatly during the night, and you will feel right at home at this top class LA rooftop pool and bar.

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Adress: 8440 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Availability: For everyone

Hours: Hotel guests: 7am - 2am / Non guests: 1pm - 10pm

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2. SLS Hotel Beverly Hills

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Rooftop pool Los Angeles at SLS Hotel Beverly Hills | Photo: www.slshotels.com/

Glamour and luxury are two words that fits this rooftop pool Los Angeles really well. This, along with breathtaking city views and attentive poolside service, makes the Altitude Pool Deck on top of the SLS Hotel Beverly Hills one of the best rooftop pools in Los Angeles.

Surrounded with comfy sun loungers and swanky cabanas, the pool deck and rooftop pool is usually a chic oasis for hours of relaxation, dips and poolside drinks & bites. During the weekends between 2pm–6pm, the pool area turns into a vibrant lounge, with live DJs playing soft tunes in a party friendly atmosphere.

The rooftop pool and sun loungers are reserved (and free) for guests staying at the SLS Hotel. However, everyone, both outside visitor and hotel guests, can make reservations for one of the cabans (small for up to 6 guests and large for up to 10 guests).

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Adress: 465 S. La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Availability: Hotel guests / Cabana rentals

Hours: Daily 9am - 7pm

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3. The NoMad Los Angeles

Rooftop pool Los Angeles - The NoMad Los Angeles
Rooftop pool Los Angeles at The NoMad Los Angeles | Photo: www.thenomadhotel.com/

Found in the heart of Downtown LA, the five star NoMad Los Angeles is known for its architecture and design, which continues all the way up to the amazing rooftop.

Up on the 12th floor terrace you find a stylish and refreshing LA rooftop pool, surrounded with lush decoration, comfy sun loungers and sweeping views over the downtown skyline. A fantastic rooftop oasis, high above the buzzing city below.

The NoMad rooftop pool and lounge area is exclusive to guests staying at the hotel from sunrise to sunset, but the neighboring café and rooftop bar are open to the public all day, serving NoMad classics and a seasonal menu of al fresco fare, with a side of LA views.

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Adress: 649 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Availability: Only hotel guests

Hours: Sunrise to sunset

Rooftop Bar: Open daily to all

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4. Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills

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Rooftop pool Los Angeles at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills | Photo: www.waldorfastoriabeverlyhills.com/

The luxurious Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills is really something special. Opened in 2017, the hotelexemplifies the very best of the California good life, which of course include some top class rooftop experiences.

The top and 13th floor holds both a spacious and garden-like rooftop bar and restaurant (called The Rooftop by JG), as well as a beautiful rooftop pool lounge deck.

Available exclusively to hotel guests, the sparkling heated rooftop pool and the large and lush lounge deck comes surrounded with panoramic views over Beverly Hills, Hollywood and the city skyline. Here you can really enjoy 'la dolce vita', poolside service and the Californian sun, either in one of the white and comfy sun loungers or in one of the special VIP cabanas.

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Adress: 69850 Wilshire Boulevard , Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA 90210

Availability: Only hotel guests

Hours: 10am to 5pm

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5. Kimpton Hotel Wilshire

Rooftop pool Los Angeles - Kimpton Hotel Wilshire
Rooftop pool Los Angeles at Kimpton Hotel Wilshire | Photo: http://theroofonwilshire.com/

Set on top of the Kimpton Hotel Wilshire, you find bot a fantastic LA rooftop pool, and a lovely rooftop bar called The Roof on Wilshire. The terrace is equipped with comfy cabanas, sun loungers and regular tables with chairs.

Except beautiful view over Beverly Hills and Hollywood Hills, one of the best things about this LA rooftop pool and terrace is the delicious food and drinks. Burgers, salads, mimosas and much much more.

The rooftop pool, which is heated and open year round, is exclusive to guests staying at the hotel. But anyone can visit the terrace for relaxing drinks and bites during the day, or a for a weekend pre-party. If you want most out of your visit, you should try to book one of the cabanas.

The food, 360-view, lovely rooftop swimming pool and superb atmosphere makes The Roof on Kimpton Hotel Wilshire very popular, and also one of the best hotels with rooftop pools in Los Angeles.

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Adress: 6317 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Availability: Pool: Hotel guests only / Rooftop bar: Open to all

Hours: Daily 7am - 11pm

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6. Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles

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Rooftop pool Los Angeles at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles | Photo: www.acehotel.com

The Ace Hotel is a super modern hotel in downtown LA, with a fantastic décor and art. This also applies to the pool area located on the rooftop. The rooftop pool is open to the public, which makes it very popular and well visited.

Equipped with two terraces, Upstairs (as the rooftop is called) has one 'bar-terrace', perfect for fresh cocktails, bar bites and lounge vibes. The 'pool-terrace' is open and sunny, and a prefect spot to mix those fresh cocktails with refreshing swims and fantastic views over the LA skyline.

To grab a good seat, preferably in one of the comfy sun loungers, you need to get here in good time. The terrace is quite small and the number of seats are limited.

Ace Hotel offers a relaxed poolside lounge during the day, but come night and the rooftop bar turns vibrant, with an energetic crowd mingling into the late hours. Enjoy everything from DJs and live bands to pop up shops.

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Adress: 929 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Availability: Open for everyone

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7. The Peninsula Beverly Hills

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Rooftop pool Los Angeles at The Peninsula Beverly Hills | Photo: www.peninsula.com/

Situated a 12 minutes walk from the shopping on Rodeo Drive, the luxurious and exceptional Peninsula Beverly Hills is a hotel where LA dreams come true. A lot thanks to the amazing rooftop pool and rooftop garden.

Surrounded by panoramic views over Beverly Hills and the Los Angeles skyline, the 5th floor rooftop terrace holds both a 60-foot glittering LA rooftop pool and a hot tub. Here, guests at the hotel can relax in plush chaise loungers, or rent one of 12 private poolside cabanas, equipped with flat-screen TVs with Apple TV, Bluetooth speakers, heaters, fans and safes.

While swimming, relaxing and making the most of the LA sun, you can also indulge in signature cocktails, refreshing smoothies and light fare from the poolside menu, with many of the herbs, fruits and vegetables grown in The Peninsula’s rooftop garden.

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Adress: 9882 South Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA 90212

Availability: Only guests at the hotel

Hours: 7am to 10pm

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8. The London West Hollywood

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Rooftop pool Los Angeles at The London West Hollywood | Photo: www.thelondonwesthollywood.com

With sweeping city views and a sophisticated vibe, The London West Hollywood offers a perfect oasis for fresco swimming, dining and mingling. The newly renovated rooftop pool and garden is a true oasis above Beverly Hills.

Equipped with poolside cabanas, comfy loungers and cozy firepits, this rooftop pool Los Angeles has most of the things you can desire from a perfect rooftop venue.

Exclusive to guests staying at the hotel, this is a fantastic spot for long hours of relaxation in the California sun. Order some drinks and bites from the all day pool menu, dive in the pool and be amazed by the LA and Beverly Hills views.

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Adress: 1020 North San Vicente Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069-3802

Availability: Hotel guests only

Fun facts: Cabanas available for rent

Towels included: Yes

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9. Freehand Los Angeles

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Rooftop pool Los Angeles at Freehand Los Angeles | Photo: https://freehandhotels.com/

Located in the heart of downtown LA, Freehand Los Angeles is a vibrant and urban venue, working both as a hotel and hostel. The vibes also continues up to the rooftop.

Colorful and beautiful, the 14th floor rooftop comes with 360-degree views of the city, a Tulum-inspired rooftop bar called Broken Shaker, and a fine looking LA rooftop pool. Surrounded with pink sun loungers, the pool and terrace is a perfect spot to spend relaxing hours of sips and dips under the LA sun, enjoying food and drinks from the rooftop bar.

While you have to stay at the hotel to get into the rooftop pool, the views, quirky cocktails and street food-inspired cuisine from Broken Shaker is avilable to all. As is the casual-chic atmosphere.

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Adress: 416 West 8th Street, Downtown Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Availability: Hotel guests only

Hours: Sunrise to sunset

Rooftop Bar: Open to all

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10. SIXTY Beverly Hills

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Rooftop pool Los Angeles at SIXTY Beverly Hills | Photo: www.caulfieldsbeverlyhills.com

SIXTY Beverly Hills comes with a fantastic rooftop pool, poolside lounge and rooftop bar, called Above SIXTY. Located in Beverly Hills, up here you get an amazing 360-view over Los Angeles and its surroundings.

The upper pool terrace is equipped with luxurious poolside cabanas and sun loungers, while the lower terrace offers more 'regular' tables and bar seats.

While the rooftop bar is open to all, the rooftop pool is usually restricted to guests staying at the hotel, or to anyone who rent a cabana. You should also keep an eye out for the pool parties held at the terrace every now and then.

The Sixty Beverly Hills rooftop pool is very popular among celebrities. So, if you are lucky, you will bump into a movie star while sipping your poolside cocktails.

Expect top notch food, drinks, atmosphere and service, and make sure to dress for success to blend among the trendy crowd. The Above SIXTY dress code is smart casual for those who do not swim in the rooftop pool.

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Adress: 9360 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Availability: Rooftop pool: Hotel guests & cabana rental / Rooftop bar: Open to all

Fun facts: Great party-atmosphere

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