Top 5 Hotel Pools in Los Angeles & Orange County

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Whether you’re in the mood for a quick dip or a serious sun-soaking session, our picks for the top 5 hotel pools in Los Angeles and Orange County are the perfect places to have a little poolside fun in the sun. Happy swimming/dunking/tanning!

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1 Montage Laguna Beach

The views from the Mosaic Pool at the Montage Laguna Beach are some of the most stunning in Southern California. To be the hautest person sitting poolside, throw on your Hermes bikini and rent a cabana. For $300 a day, you're offered a Dyson bladeless fan, an iHome, an an assortment of new and classic games, an array of national and local newspapers and magazine, access to Netfix and Hulu, organic sunscreen lotion, complimentary beverages, a seasonal fruit bowl and your very own dedicated cabana host and server. That's haute.
30801 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 (949) 715-6000

2 St. Regis Monarch Beach

There is not one but three pools for guests at the stunning St. Regis Monarch Beach. Those who want to lounge in style should grab a luxury cabana at the Main Pool, while those who actually feel like swimming instead of sunning should head to the outdoor Lap Pool has three lanes and 72 laps equal 1 mile and 20 yards (22 meters). Additionally, there is a Lagoon Pool available for children and families.
1 Monarch Beach Resort N, Dana Point, CA 92629 (949) 234-3200

3 Beverly Hills Hotel

For a true Hollywood experience, head to the hotel pool at the Pink Palace, which has always played host to a slew of iconic celebs like Marilyn Monroe. The pool debuted its new look and modern amenities last June, but still preserved its classic Golden Age glamour. You'll find beautiful new cabanas, lounge chairs and tables, towels, umbrellas and an upper sun deck. Guests will also enjoy complimentary "pop up refreshments" throughout the day, which include Mini Soft Serve Cones, Frozen Peanut Butter Cups, Otter Pops, Mojito Pops, Mini Lava Flows, Kiwi-Strawberry Lemonade Cooler, Li HingMui Pineapple, sunglass cleaning and refreshing Evian mist.
9641 Sunset Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (310) 276-2251

4 Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel

The views of the ocean are so epic from the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel that you may never even approach its two pools, but should you shy away from sea spray and salt water, you'll be pleased to know they exist. The Ritz-Carlton pools are the perfect places to lounge with a glass of Champagne in hand for a day of fun in the sun. Keep on relaxing after your day of indulging with a trip to the sea-inspired spa or the ocean-view fitness center for those who need to temper their indulgences with a workout.
1 Ritz Carlton Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629 (949) 240-5020

5 The Peninsula Beverly Hills

Those looking for a private place to take a dip while seeing all that Beverly Hills has to offer should head to the Peninsula's stunning outdoor rooftop pool. The 60 ft by 20 ft rooftop oasis is surrounded by a roof garden, giving it a secret garden effect. Those who want a little more privacy can also book a cabana, which includes a telephone and flat screen TV.
9882 S Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212 (310) 551-2888
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