Make the most of the last month of summer in the City of Angels by taking a dip in these five spectacular hotel rooftop pools.
1 THE SLS HOTEL BEVERLY HILLS
The Altitude Pool at the SLS Beverly Hills has it all. You have awesome views of both L.A. and Beverly Hills, privacy, glamour and, most of all, comfort and elegance. Enjoy poolside service while you lounge back with a signature cocktail and nosh on some gourmet eats courtesy of master Chef José Andrés. Up your game by booking one of the cabanas, which are equipped with flat-screen TVs and additional amenities. On weekends from 2pm-6pm through summer, Altitude transforms into a poolside lounge with DJs spinning open format music.
465 S La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles (310) 247-0400
2 MONTAGE BEVERLY HILLS
The Rooftop at the Montage is an elegant, relaxing spot for both hotel guests and local luxury-loving Angelenos. Think of this as a rooftop oasis, complete with a saline swimming pool and whirlpool. 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. There are packages for bachelors and bachlorettes, but for the ultimate relaxation, book the Tranquility cabana package, which includes two Rooftop Refresh thirty-minute massages, a cudité starter, lunch for two and a cold-pressed juice sampler.
225 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills (310) 860-7800
3 THE LONDON WEST HOLLYWOOD
The London's rooftop has it all (including, on a clear day, views all the way to The Getty). By day, chill by the pool with a craft cocktail in hand, surrounded by beauty (and beautiful people); by night, expect to find firepits, cozy couches and the new Rooftop West Restaurant and Bar.
1020 N San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood (310) 854-1111
4 PENINSULA BEVERLY HILLS
The Peninsula Beverly Hills’ 60-foot outdoor rooftop pool and Jacuzzi is an idyllic spot to enjoy the end of summer 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 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
5 THE STANDARD DOWNTOWN
The Rooftop at The Standard, Downtown LA isn't a spot to sit back and relax: this is where you come if you want to party (with panoramic views, of course). Its Rooftop features a heated swimming pool, red AstroTurf deck, dance floor, nightly DJs, bar, outdoor fireplace, waterbed pods, sculptured topiary and a Biergarten.
550 S Flower St, Los Angele (213) 892-8080