Party by the Pool: The 9 Best Hotel Pool Scenes in LA

| May 08, 2017

In a city known for its incredible weather, it should come as no surprise that some of LA’s best hotels also feature the best pool scenes on hot summer days. Here are a few of the city’s finest, most rambunctious, and chicest pool parties in the City of Angels.

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W Los Angeles - West Beverly Hills

Why it made the list

The Wet Pool Deck at this hotel is an oasis that features free Sunday morning yoga classes for locals and guests and afternoon DJs for a wild summertime party.

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The Line

Why it made the list

There’s rarely a time that this hotel doesn’t have something going on to entertain its guests and the pool is no exception. During the summer, there are promoted DJ parties on Saturdays and a rotating cavalcade of pop events that range from artist showcases to retail happenings.

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ANdAZ West Hollywood

Why it made the list

Incredible rooftop views are the highlight of this hotel. The pool here is for guests only, with DJs lifting moods on weekend days. But in spite of its relaxed reputation, the pool is also known to throw one of the wildest LGBTQ parties in LA during Pride weekend.

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Marina del Rey Hotel

Why it made the list

This hotel sits directly on the boat-laded water of Marina del Rey and plays host to one of the wildest pool parties in the city. Sunday Funday is their summer bash, which is reminiscent of a Las Vegas daytime DJ scene and open to guests and locals alike.

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W Hollywood

Why it made the list

The rooftop pool at this flirty hotel is dubbed Wet--and all the innuendo and connotations that go along with the name are apt. A weekend scene here features raucous DJ led parties that’s open to locals (if they rent a cabana). For those less inclined to drinking and diving, there are Sunday yoga sessions before the festivities.

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Ace Hotel

Why it made the list

The word “chill” is probably the best way to describe the pool scene at this downtown darling. There’s programming every day around the pool, from DJs spinning easygoing tunes on weekend days to a summer movie series. The hotel also encourages locals to come by (as they want to be known as a welcoming entertainment spot).

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SLS Hotel Beverly Hills

Why it made the list

Known for its culinary wonders, incredible spa packages, and a well-heeled clientele, the SLS also has one of the best pool parties in all of LA. Open to guests only, the Altitude Pool on the hotel’s rooftop is where the beautiful people come to party to weekend DJs, from Memorial Day to Labor Day. LA locals get around the "guest-only" rules by reserving a hotel room for the night (so, by being guests themselves).

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Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

Why it made the list

The reigning king of LA pool parties has actually toned down its act (but only slightly). Instead of crazy DJ parties from Thursday to Sunday, the hotel has cut back to Sundays only for their biggest raves. Regulars of the Roosevelt scene shouldn’t fret though--their ever-popular Thursday Night Swim party is still in full force with headline DJs and open to the public.

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Mondrian Los Angeles

Why it made the list

One of the best views in the city belongs to the Skybar, a see-and-be-seen West Hollywood hotspot. The pool and bar area sits on an elevated deck looking over the city that sparkles particularly well at night. With a tight guest list for locals, the pool bounces to chill DJ tunes on weekend days, while nighttime programming features everything from live music to pop-up retail events.

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