The best way to have fun in the sun in LA is by a haute pool…with table service.
1 The Peninsula Beverly Hills
Surrounded by panoramic views of the Los Angeles and Century City skyline, The Peninsula Beverly Hills’ 60-foot outdoor rooftop pool and Jacuzzi is an idyllic spot for hotel guests to relax and cool down in haute style. Lie back in a plush chaise lounge at this super-exclusive rooftop oasis and enjoy a signature cocktail, refreshing juice or smoothie and light fare from the Naturally Peninsula menu, which is chock-full of healthy options that Angelenos will adore, especially given that many of the herbs, fruits and vegetables used are grown on site in The Peninsula’s rooftop garden.Guests can rent one of 12 private poolside cabanas for the ultimate Beverly Hills poolside experience. Fitted with modern comforts and luxuries, each cabana comes complete with cordless telephones, flat-screen TVs, fans, heaters, safes and iPod docks.
9882 S Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills (310) 551-2888
2 The SLS Hotel Beverly Hills
The Altitude Pool, located on the sixth floor of the SLS Hotel Beverly Hills, offers a seductive environment night and day. The 11,500 square foot space encompasses an elegant reflecting pool, a revitalizing plunge pool and private cabanas. A dedicated pool concierge caters to all requests large and small, including activity planning and reservations. Pool valets are always on hand to offer food and drink creations by José Andrés, including light sandwiches, fresh grilled fare, salads, and a full bar menu. Sadly, you can only enter this private pool if you happen to be a hotel guest...so check it out when you check in, we say!
465 S La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles (310) 247-0400
3 The Standard Downtown
The Rooftop at The Standard, Downtown LA is a party spot with panoramic views. Its Rooftop features a heated swimming pool, red AstroTurf deck, dance floor, nightly DJs, bar, outdoor fireplace, waterbed pods, sculptured topiary and a Biergarten. Partygoers should note that while the pool is currently closed for renovations, it will be back open and better than ever just in time for summer.
550 S Flower St, Los Angele (213) 892-8080
4 Montage Beverly Hills
The Rooftop at the Montage is an elegant, relaxing spot for both hotel guests and local luxury-loving Angelenos. We recommend renting out a cabana for the day for the ultimate experience, as each includes a LCD flat screen TV, national and local magazines and newspapers, complimentary WiFi, Evian misters, Coola sunscreen, Montage bathrobes, fresh fruit and water.
225 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills (310) 860-7800
5 The London West Hollywood
In addition to killer views of the city, the London's 10th floor rooftop offers a sophisticated, modern lounge and restaurant. With a concentration on innovative mixology, the inviting destination will offer guests a modern twist on hand-crafted English cocktails and cuisine with a playful nod to British tradition, in a relaxed-yet-stunning outdoor environment featuring firepits, plush lounges and plenty of conviviality. Pip pip!
1020 N San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood (310) 854-1111