West Hollywood’s Hottest Hotel Pools

“In all of Los Angeles, no city can tout a killer hotel pool scene like West Hollywood, home to almost a dozen great hotel pools. For decades, WeHo pools have fostered a solid pool culture 365 days a year, serving as the stomping ground for celebrities, socialites, families and world-class DJs behind the decks with that iconic, sprawling city-view backdrop most WeHo pools are known for. Whether you’re looking to get some serious sunbathing in tranquil atmospheres or really let your hair down with some wild affairs, West Hollywood has a diverse range of hotel pool options for the summer, from rooftop havens to tucked away gems. ”

Mondrian Los Angeles

“Considering its modern flair, you’d never believe Mondrian Los Angeles on famed Sunset Boulevard has been around since 1959. The historic building was bought by Morgans Hotel Group in 1996, which gave the hotel the necessary contemporary face it’s known for today. The pool is the go-to spot for industry folk, young jetsetters and discerning families alike, and it’s the closest thing in LA to “South Beach.” Weekends are teeming with partiers with notoriously ripped bodies, all of whom will occasionally take a dip in the small-sized pool. SkyBar serves up some killer cocktails while the hotel’s Ivory by celebrity chef Brian Malarkey dishes out some delicious treats. The sprawling city views are TDF.”

Andaz West Hollywood

“Formerly known as the Riot Hyatt, the Andaz West Hollywood strays from crazy pool parties, celebrities gone wild and neck-craning affairs. It’s a subdued rooftop pool scene where pool butlers bring guests craft cocktails while they bathe under the glorious West Hollywood sun and dip in the pool that’s far from tabloid making. In fact, the only “scene” here is the commanding city views from the location’s perfect vantage point. Since Andaz took ownership, the hotel is more “quiet” than “riot,” lending to the peaceful vibes the hotel rooftop scene sports. If you want a great view of the Hollywood Hills, this is the perfect place to be.”

Petit Ermitage

“If there’s one thing Petit Ermitage is known for, it’s the elegant, European-inspired Private Rooftop Club Pool that feels more Mediterranean than LA. And don’t be surprised to run into Europeans and Brits, who favor this hotel. Sipping on champers and nibbling on Mediterranean-inspired bites poolside is de rigueur, and candles are lit when the sun sets. The saltwater pool is heated year round and, a trademark for many rooftop pools in West Hollywood, it offers 360-degree views of LA. It’s not uncommon to order bottle service at one of the romantic cabanas, watch a film at its Firedeck (with, as you’d imagine, a swank fireplace), and explore their garden, which is a registered Hummingbird and Butterfly Sanctuary.”

London West Hollywood at West Hollywood

“London West Hollywood is arguably the coolest pool scene in all of Los Angeles for those who prefer chilling out over rampant soirees. The rooftop terrace includes a substantially large saltwater pool that’s flanked by swaying palms trees and white rose gardens. There’s also a separate dining area, a lounge with an outdoor fire pit, four cabanas and plenty of sun beds. Amping the highbrow factor is the pool bites menu prepared by Anthony Keane (think: Kobe beef hot dogs) in addition to an eclectic craft cocktail mix. And best of all? The 360-degree panoramic view of the city. The public can access the pool by renting a cabana for the day and, after 5pm the entire rooftop is open to the public for cocktails and dinners!”

Sunset Tower Hotel

“No hotel in West Hollywood captures that old Hollywood glamour like Sunset Tower. Soaring high in a tower originating from the 1920s, the landmark hotel has been home to residents like John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe, Errol Flynn, Frank Sinatra and Elizabeth Taylor. No wonder the pool is a hot scene for celebrities and Hollywood aficionados alike. The pool terrace is a simple—yet gorgeous—space (vine-covered wall, potted greenery, lanterns at night), where visitors can spend their entire days simply chilling out under the sun while enjoying sweeping views of the city. The pool’s outdoor restaurant has long served as a prominent “power lunch” location for industry folk.”

The Standard, Hollywood

“Put on your best head-turning swimsuit as The Standard, Hollywood’s pool is the scene to be seen. The pool deck is all that you would expect from Andre Balasz’ modern boutique hotel with cult following: blue Astroturf flooring, rotating weekend DJs, heated pool, ping pong tables, busy bar and young visitors (gay and straight) that look the part for the typical hipster Standard, Hollywood guest. After hours, the pool is lit up and outdoor tables are candlelit, lending to a welcoming ambiance.”

Chamberlain West Hollywood

“This 114 all-suite boutique generally flies under the radar but it packs quite the hotel punch with colorful interiors, great eats and a stylish, mid-century modern sensibility. It’s a favorite for hip business travelers who want some personality with their stay, as well as leisure travelers who make a beeline to the cozy rooftop pool. The rooftop is the perfect place to decompress for those who want nothing but sun, silence and a heated pool for a quick dip. Great views can be had at this no-frills urban retreat.”

Best West West Hollywood

“Sure, Best Western has traditionally catered to the budget-friendly, wallet-sensitive, play-it-safe variety, but West Hollywood knows how to trick out this hotel to make it jet set certified. Right on Sunset Boulevard in famed Sunset Plaza, the historic Best Western West Hollywood boasts a European-influenced atmosphere, and the heated pool in the tranquil courtyard is a hidden gem. Embellished by gardens with colorful flower bouquets, the pool scene here makes you sort of feel like you’re hanging out somewhere in the Mediterranean… with a bunch of notable industry folk, of course.”

Grafton Hotel

“This funky boutique on Sunset keeps raising the bar on amenities in its terrific, well-appointed suites, which just underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation. The courtyard pool is also something that feels like it’s straight from a movie set, with its clean modern lines and sophisticated color palette. The saltwater pool at Grafton is the largest pool on Sunset Boulevard, so no need to fight for laps. Right in the middle of the hotel, the pool is literally in the center of all the action.”

Le Montrose Suite Hotel

“Book your WeHo hotel in style at Le Montrose Suite Hotel, an all-suite hotel where every accommodation is equipped with private balconies and some with fireplaces. Rooms are modern and cozy but the rooftop pool gets all the welcomed buzz. The heated, saltwater pool comes equipped with plenty of deckchairs and sleek cabanas but it’s the panoramic city views that had us at hello. And, unique for hotels in West Hollywood, the rooftop at Le Montrose Suite Hotel is packaged with the bonus of a rooftop tennis court. There’s nothing like a refreshing swim after a friendly game under that gorgeous West Hollywood sun.”

Le Parc Suite Hotel

“Celebrities like to take cover in unassuming hotels, and Le Parc is just as off-the-radar as it gets. While in the heart of West Hollywood, Le Parc hotel is tucked away on a residential street, so you truly feel like a local. It’s also an all-suite hotel where rooms are equipped with their own kitchenettes. Hello, never leaving! Of course, the winning amenity is the outdoor Skydeck, equipped with a heated pool, sundeck with lounge chairs and an al fresco restaurant where guests can dine with impressive views of the Hollywood Hills. Intimate and cozy, the Skydeck is the best place to chill out under the stars.”

Ramada Plaza West Hollywood

“Right on famous Santa Monica Boulevard, Ramada Plaza has become the preferred crash pad for visitors who want to be in the smack-dab middle of all the nightlife action. A favorite for the LGBT community, Ramada Plaza is just a short stroll to gay bars and the legendary “Gayest Starbucks in the World.” And don’t be surprised to find “friends of the family” lounging on the rooftop wave-shaped pool. It’s become the hot spot for casual pool parties and mingling within the gay community, where gay men can enliven the scene with as little as mere sunbathing.”

SOURCE: Visit West Hollywood