Who can resist a good rooftop pool? Luckily, we've done the work for you and narrowed down the hippest, swankiest, and most Instagram-worthy rooftop pools in LA. Even if you don't live in the City of Angels, these might just be worth the trip.
The Private Rooftop – Petit Ermitage Hotel
It doesn't get much ritzier than this. This 18+ European-style (read: swimsuit optional) rooftop pool features therapeutic salt water and is heated for use any time of year. It's even occasionally scented with essence of pure damask roses. We feel fancy just writing about it.
How do I get in? This exclusive private rooftop pool is only open to hotel guests, or to members and their guests.
The Broken Shaker & Rooftop Pool – The Freehand Los Angeles
Ball out on a budget at the Freehand! Believe it or not, the Freehand hotel actually doubles as a hostel — although you wouldn't know it by looking at the pool. Their signature pink chairs are the perfect place to lounge away an afternoon, while taking in views of LA. Plus, the popular Broken Shaker bar offers a menu of quirky cocktails and street food-inspired cuisine.
How do I get in? The pool may be available to hotel guests only, but the public can hang out poolside at the Broken Shaker cocktail bar.
The Pool – SIXTY Beverly Hills
We're drooling over this elegant Beverly Hills rooftop pool, complete with chic loungers and panoramic views. It's the perfect place to relax with some specialty cocktails and small bites from their beloved Above SIXTY bar.
How do I get in? The SIXTY rooftop is only open to hotel guests and SIXTY VIPs, but Above SIXTY is open to the public.
WET Deck – The W Hollywood
Of course we couldn't write this list without mentioning the famous WET Pool. If you're the type who likes a good adult pool party, then be sure to visit on Friday night, Saturday, or Sunday, when you can post up at a cabana and enjoy all the D.J. sets and bottle service you'd like (for a pretty penny, of course).
How do I get in? The WET deck is open to hotel guests, but outside visitors can reserve a cabana or daybed (with a food/beverage minimum) for entrance.
Skybar – Mondrian Los Angeles
If you're looking for some old-school Hollywood glamor, look no further than Skybar at the Mondrian. Sip cocktails by the effortlessly stylish, Ivy-adorned pool and stick around for world-class D.J. sets at night.
How do I get in? The Mondrian pool is private for hotel guests until 1 PM, when it opens to Skybar patrons and ticketed guests.
The Rooftop – The Standard, Downtown LA
The ultra-hip and eclectic Rooftop at The Standard has it all: a heated pool, out-of-this-world views, nightly events, waterbeds, topiary sculptures, and a reasonably priced menu. The cherry on top? The Rooftop is adults-only (21+).
How do I get in? The Standard Rooftop is open to hotel guests and public restaurant/bar patrons. Entry is not guaranteed at the door, so try to arrive early.
The Roof On Wilshire – Kimpton Hotel Wilshire
If you're a fan of craft cocktails and good music, then this trendy pool is for you. Don't miss out on enjoying a signature cocktail and a burger by celebrity chef Eric Greenspan while lounging by the fire pit or in a stylish cabana.You really can't go wrong. We honestly might love this pool the most at night, when you can see the glittering views of downtown LA and Beverly Hills.
How do I get in? The pool and loungers are only open to hotel guests, but the Roof on Wilshire restaurant is open to the public (although we highly recommend making a reservation).
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Featured Image Source: The Freehand Los Angeles