The 20 Best Pools in LA, Vegas, Miami & New York

As temperatures begin to rise, metropolitan crowds will be flocking to hotel pools to dive into the lavish summer party season. From LA to NYC there are plenty of places where you can throw on a bathing suit and sip on a poolside cocktail underneath clear blue skies. These 20 hot spots will let you experience the sunshine in style no matter where your travels take you this summer.

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LOS ANGELES

Skybar at the Mondrian Hotel

Their unmatched views of West Hollywood are one of the many perks of lounging near Skybar’s pool, with plenty of summer parties drawing in trendy crowds.

 

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The Standard Hotel DTLA

Surrounded by the towering buildings of Downtown, The Standard’s stylish hangout is a classic place to grab a drink and take a dive while summertime brings live DJs to keep the party going.

 

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The Roosevelt Hotel

You can’t go wrong by taking a dip in The Tropicana, one of LA’s most historic hotel pools, and features the occasional nighttime pool party to keep you cool on those warm summer nights.

 

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The W Hollywood Hotel

Perfect for summer parties, the Wet Deck features plenty of modern lounge furnishings to get an LA tan in the center of Hollywood.

 

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Altitude at the SLS Hotel

Sip on refreshing cocktails at one of Altitude’s glamorous rooftop cabanas to bask in one of the best views of Beverly Hills and West Hollywood.

 

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LAS VEGAS

Encore

Known for its wild parties, you’ll be able to witness world class DJ performances alongside an energetic crowd at Encore’s luxurious day club.

 

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Mandalay Bay

Complete with a wave pool, white sand, and 11 acres of land, Mandalay Bay’s beach-like pool scene will encourage you to soak up the sun on one of their many daybeds and cabanas.

 

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Bellagio

The Mediterranean-themed deck at Bellagio creates the perfect atmosphere for lounging with five pools to choose from, surrounded by a lush garden landscape.

 

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Marquee

Marquee’s dayclub at the Cosmopolitan keeps the energy up all year long with a climate-controlled dome that lets you frolic in swimwear no matter the weather.

 

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Drai’s

With a landscape view that covers most of the Strip, Drai’s impressive poolside dining and wild day parties will have you living it up during your Vegas getaway.

 

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MIAMI

The Raleigh

The Raleigh’s expansive swimming spot is the perfect place to sip on poolside cocktails and lounge in sophistication, or enjoy one of their lively summer pool parties.

 

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The Standard Spa Hotel

In the midst of a lush garden landscape lies the chic pool at The Standard where a day pass is all you need to lounge on retro furnishings and enjoy their Lazy Sunday barbecue.

 

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Hyde Beach at the SLS

Try out one of the highly-coveted cabanas at the SLS’ energetic pool scene fit for those looking to party during their Miami vacation.

 

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The Freehand Hotel and Hostel

Alongside the popular Broken Shaker bar, The Freehand’s upscale pool is open to the public, and during summer is known to feature daytime barbecues with live DJs.

 

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Fontainebleau

Fontainebleau’s celebrity hot spot draws in Miami’s best as it features an oceanfront locale with cabanas stocked with flat screen TVs and a private butler service.

 

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NYC

Plunge at Gansevoort Meatpacking

With heating and underwater lights and music, Plunge’s Moroccan-inspired spot will keep you partying hard both above and underneath the water.

 

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Jimmy at The James

While it’s smaller than most, Jimmy’s accompanying rooftop view of the Hudson, Downtown, and Midtown makes it an ideal visit while open to the public on summer weekends.

 

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McCarren Hotel and Pool

McCarren’s hot Williamsburg hangout is known to have live bands, DJs and a stylish crowd enjoying the terrace on warm summer nights.

 

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Sixty LES Hotel

Known for its Andy Warhol filmstrip feature printed on the pool floor, Sixty LES is a great place for New Yorkers to stop by and catch one of their many high-energy parties and pop-up shops.

 

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The Beach at The Dream Downtown Hotel

The Dream Downtown boasts a glamorous swim spot with imported white sand and glass-bottom portholes giving swimmers a peek into the hotel lobby.

 

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Soak Up the Sun at LA’s Best Rooftop Bars

People travel from all over the world to enjoy LA’s beautiful, unparalleled weather. As the spring and summer months begin to bring more sunshine to the city, citizens and visitors alike flock to enjoy the rays at their favorite establishments. If you’re planning to grab a drink on one of Los Angeles’ signature sunny days, these venues will keep you in the mood with cocktails, lounging, and postcard-worthy views.

 

The Highlight Room at Dream Hotel Hollywood

One of the city’s most anticipated rooftop destinations is centered in the heart of Hollywood atop the new Dream Hotel. With a lounge, pool, and dining in the works, its Summer 2017 opening is expected to bring in great fanfare. Reservations are sure to go quick as the social scene is drawn to this trendy new property.

 

Skybar at The Mondrian Hotel

A classic destination for those blazing summer days, Skybar proves to be one of LA’s favorite places to party. Hotel guests and partygoers alike can’t resist attending their many daytime poolside events. The breathtaking views of the city paired with a sophisticated ambiance create the perfect scenery for a day of fun in the sun.

 

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Altitude at SLS Beverly Hills

With landscape panoramas of Beverly Hills, the glamorous life can be yours while you lay out by the pool beneath the clear Los Angeles skies. On weekends, Altitude is day party ready with a DJ to play jams while guests enjoy lunch and cocktails. Reserve a cabana to make the most of your visit and have the perfect place to clink glasses with friends.

 

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Mama Shelter

The vibrant Caribbean-style furnishings make Mama Shelter a hot spot that’s both fun and Instagram ready. Relax on their lounge chairs while sipping one of their many refreshing cocktails, or order food to truly take advantage of the view. The Hollywood sign will be the backdrop to your meal as you dine beneath the stars.

 

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Onyx at Hotel Shangri-La

Santa Monica’s best kept secret is the recently re-invented Onyx bar at the penthouse of Hotel Shangri-La.  With a comfy space great for an intimate conversation by the fire pit, you can enjoy appetizers while taking in landscape views of the Pacific. Arrive before sundown and experience the best place in Los Angeles to watch an ocean sunset.

 

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Pearl’s

While Pearl’s may not have an official rooftop patio, their open air seating on the top floor is the perfect environment for wining and dining. Indulge in one of their signature make-your-own-mimosa brunches while overlooking the bustling Sunset Boulevard beneath. You can’t go wrong with grabbing a drink or two at this West Hollywood gem.

 

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The Standard Downtown LA

A go-to for a night out Downtown, The Standard’s rooftop ambience is a modern garden party with an amazing view of the cityscape. Bring your bathing suit to enjoy a night swim or grab a table near the DJ to party all night long. The exclusive bar doesn’t even guarantee entry for hotel guests, so dress to impress and arrive early to get in on the fun.

 

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Above Sixty at Sixty Beverly Hills Hotel

Poolside dining has never looked as good as the Sixty Hotel’s rooftop terrace. If you’re staying at the hotel, or happen to be one of their VIPs, you can enjoy the expansive view from above Wilshire Boulevard. With plenty of cabanas for bottle service, and lounge chairs for tanning, you won’t regret your stay with this space an elevator ride away from your room.

 

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Perch

In the heart of Downtown LA, Perch is a solid choice for those wanting a breath of fresh air and a swig of a good drink. The Parisian-inspired cocktails bring elegance to the space, complete with twinkling lights at nightfall.  Invite a date or a group of friends to see the impressive view of Downtown from their 16th floor.

 

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E.P. & L.P.

This energetic rooftop space in Beverly Hills will have you toasting to the good life as you sip on their signature boozy boba drinks. The E.P. restaurant sits below the L.P. patio bar that gives you an eyeful of some of LA’s best views. Take at seat in their bright, modern furnishings while you mix and mingle with the busy crowd.

 

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The Library at The Redbury Hotel

For a cozy night nestled atop the Redbury Hotel, The Library has an inviting lounge atmosphere great for an intimate night out. Heat lamps keep you warm while the occasional jazz band or DJ plays nearby. A pool table inside the bar adds a nice touch to keep the good vibes flowing all night.

 

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