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