The weather in LA is one thing that makes wary transplants quit their whining. Around this time of year when friends and family back east complain about how numb they are, how ineffective their radiators are, and how far away summer seems to be, denizens of Los Angeles (both natives and imports) take to the great and still somewhat warm outdoors. Where exactly do they go? To the pool, of course, and what a great set of pools to choose from… Here, LA’s 5 most haute pools to make your cold, cold friends that much more jealous.
The Standard Downtown
There is arguably no pool more quintessentially LA than the pool on the roof at the Standard Hotel Downtown. They host parties nearly every day during the summer and keep it nice and heated during LA’s version of winter. A place to truly see-and-be-seen, The Roof features a dance floor, outdoor bar and fireplace, vibrating waterbed pods, and unparalleled views of the Public Library and the skyscrapers that make up Downtown LA’s landscape. This is not the pool to pull out the goggles and swim laps, this is where you squeeze into your new Missoni bikini and show off what your mama gave you.
The Standard Downtown is located at 550 S. Flower Street in Downtown LA. (213) 892-8080