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 for the best pools in LA, Vegas, Miami & New York 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.




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.




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.

 

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.

 

Drai’s

With a landscape view that covers most of the Strip, Drais 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 Hyde Beach’s 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.

 

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.

 

NYC

Gansevoort Meatpacking

With heating and underwater lights and music, this 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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The Perks of Working with a Luxury Travel Agency

In a 21st Century world of apps and automation, planning a trip seems to be easier than ever before. However with the time-consuming task of fielding through unlimited choices of hotels, flights, and activities, the process can become overwhelming to handle alongside a busy work and home schedule. For many, the solution is to simply go back to basics and hire a luxury travel agency. Taking a more traditional approach in allowing an expert to tackle the task of planning your business trip or vacation may just be the answer to all your travel troubles when working with a luxury travel agency.

 

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Why Travel Agencies?

Travel agencies began to pop up around the US following the commercial aviation boom of the 1920s. As the years progressed, suddenly travel agencies became a necessity, as the average person didn’t have the access or know-how to arrange for their own accommodations. Almost one-hundred years later, consumers have gotten used to the idea of booking their own accommodations by way of websites or apps that suggest handling the arrangements yourself is the easiest way to go.

While being a viable solution for some, the travel agent alternative still proves to be an option worth exploring. There is still a growing market for travel agencies, despite the competition from self-booking technology. MMGY Global conducted research in 2015 showing that 34% of Millennial travelers used an offline travel agency, and 39% said they would do so again in the near future. So what could be continuing this demand for a travel representative in the face of supposedly easier technology solutions?




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Knowledge

The answer involves many reasons, most revolving around convenience. Since travel agents need to stay competitive in the industry, the cost of hiring their services has dropped tremendously. Technological aspects of booking have not only impacted consumers, but also agents. They too have acquired better resources which help reduce the cost of running their businesses. Luxury travel agencies fees are much more reasonable in recent years, making the decision to hire a middle-man all the more feasible. In addition to affordability, another reason the industry is thriving ironically stems from the same element trying to overtake it.

The information age has ushered in an endless amount of reviews, testimonials, and ratings for each and every type of accommodation one can imagine. Attempting to sift through this flurry of information for relevance can be an inundating task. Travel agents are certified to be knowledgeable about the locations they work with, and only profit from their clients enjoying their trips. Their first-hand recommendations can be a great way to enjoy your destination without having to do dozens of hours of research. This is especially helpful for complicated trips with multiple destinations, where structuring departures, arrivals, and check-ins can involve a great deal of time and energy.




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Access

The travel agent industry also has a symbiotic relationship with the locations they work with, where deals and VIP perks are available to pass along to their clients. Agents are able to send business to these destinations in exchange for their guests getting exclusive treatment. This has also shown to be especially valuable for destinations affected by a natural disaster. 

While many guests are quick to reconsider travel to these regions, thinking the area won’t be conducive to travelling, agents are able to provide realistic details like recent photos or live webcam links to their resort, helping re-build clients’ confidence in their trip. Travel agents working with Caribbean destinations are credited with helping tourism return after Hurricanes Maria and Irma, drawing well-needed business to the area.




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Human Connections

The human connection between client and agent seems to be the main reason luxury travel agency businesses continue to flourish. The convenience of being able to speak with an expert face-to-face seems to outweigh that of being able to book through technological means. Whether it’s a quick business trip or an extended family vacation, the industry savvy of a travel agent may just be the perfect way to ensure a flawless travel experience.

 

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Escape the City at the Most Luxurious Hotels in The Hamptons

Every summer, New Yorkers trade in one island for another, giving up their natural concrete jungle for the sun-kissed beaches and windswept lawns of the Hamptons. The Hamptons has long served as a warm-weather getaway for the New York elite, and as such has gained a reputation for hosting some iconic hotel and restaurant hotspots that cater to a more sophisticated palette. When hunting down your ideal lodging situation, consider some of these most luxurious hotels for your next journey to the Hamptons.

 

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Topping Rose House

Housed inside a fully restored 1842 Greek revival mansion, Topping Rose House combines the old with the new in a design concept that offers a feast for the senses. Designed by Alexandra Champalimaud, the Hampton’s first luxury hotel brings guests 22 pristine rooms along with a selection of freestanding cottages. From the art to the cuisine, everything has been given top tier consideration and care at Topping Rose House.




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The Baker House 1650

For a taste of historic luxury in the Hamptons, consider staying at The Baker House 1650. Built in the 17th century by one of the area’s founders, this bed and breakfast has beautifully preserved many of the original details such as the cast-iron staircase and exposed wood-beam ceilings. There are plenty of ways to relax at The Baker House as well; take a stroll through the gardens or spend an afternoon at the beach.




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Gurneys Montauk Resort

While vacationers searching for a lively stay might enjoy Ruschmeyers or The Surf Lodge, those searching for a quieter escape take shelter at the iconic hotel and beach club Gurney’s Montauk Resort. First opened in 1926 along 2,000 feet of private beach, Gurney’s has undergone some massive renovations and promises everything a modern Hampton vacationer could want. Floor to ceiling windows with great views of the ocean, rain showers, and a full spa are just a few of the features that make Gurney’s such a lovely place to stay.




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The Reform Club

Hidden away behind meticulously manicured hedges lies Amagansett’s The Reform Club. With all the charm of a bed and breakfast mixed with the luxury of a 5-star hotel, a stay at The Reform Club feels like a dream. Choose between any of the seven private rooms, three cottages, and a four-bedroom guest house that all include full room service. The Club also provides guests a fleet of SUVs as a shuttle service to and from the nearby Indian Wells Beach.

 

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The Bridgehampton Inn & Restaurant

Staying at The Bridgehampton Inn & Restaurant feels like staying at a dear friend’s home. The owners of the inn have adorned the walls and tables with art and antiques gathered during their travels around the world. At the restaurant, guests can get a taste of the monthly rotating menu that highlights foods at the height of their season, all produced by chef Brian Szostak.

 

The Hedges Inn

If you’re looking to start off your summer season with total relaxation, nothing beats watching the swans glide across the East Hampton village pond from the Hedges Inn’s white clapboard porch. Continuing inside, the 19th-century boarding house overflows with tranquility and historic charm. Guest rooms feature white-washed brick with blue and green accents to create a coastal, chic atmosphere that is sure to put you in the perfect summer mood.

 

The Maidstone Hotel

The Maidstone Hotel offers a splash of color in the traditionally neutral-toned neighborhoods of the Hamptons. The 16 rooms and three private cottages take design inspiration from Scandinavian heritage, bringing a variety of unique designs to the space. With a personal beach parking permit included with every stay, the ocean will always be within your reach at this classic, boutique vacation spot.

 

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California Hotels by the Beach Perfect for a Surfing Vacation

Beautiful beaches are one of California’s biggest attractions, and with those come great opportunities to catch some waves. Surfing has been a popular activity for Californians since the early sixties, and for good reason. If you’re interested in catching some of these world-famous waves, take a look at these California hotels by the beach to stay in while you search for your next monster wave on some of the most picturesque private beaches in the world.

 

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Post Ranch Inn

Even though Big Sur’s biggest attraction is the beautiful nature, you don’t need to rough it camping to enjoy the inviting landscape. Post Ranch Inn offers guests ultra-luxurious rooms and private houses carved into the cliffs, a top tier spa, and world-class dining within walking distance. After a full day of ripping waves, you’ll feel perfectly relaxed and at home in the Post Ranch Inn.




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Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay

If you drive an hour south of San Francisco, you’ll be met with immense luxury and privacy in the form of the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay. Private, gated beaches and constant waves create the perfect spot to bring the board out and experience the ocean in a unique way. When you’re finished on the water, swim inland to try out one of the hotel restaurant’s many same-day catch dishes like roasted local black cod.




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The Lodge at Pebble Beach

Stately and elegant, The Lodge at Pebble Beach greets guests with views overlooking some of California’s most pristine private beaches. It also has a view of and one of golf’s most famous landmarks, the oceanfront 18th green on the Pebble Beach Golf Links. Head inside and get ready to be truly pampered. Fireplaces in every room along with huge picture windows overlooking the ocean, a private spa, and restaurants serving up the day’s catch are just a few perks guests can take advantage of.




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Malibu Beach Inn

Located on a stretch of oceanfront property known as “Billionaire’s Beach,” the Malibu Beach Inn is situated alongside a bevy of high rent real estate. Take a quick walk to Carbon Beach or Surfrider Beach to catch some unforgettable waves. Malibu and Santa Monica sit just 20 minutes away if you feel like hanging up your wetsuit and experiencing some of California’s coolest beachside cities.

 

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Hotel Del Coronado

If you’re looking to get away for an oceanside escape, check out the small island paradise known as Coronado, that’s just a stone’s throw off the coast of San Diego. Sitting atop it all is the island’s crown jewel, the Hotel Del Coronado. You might think you’ve walked into an old war fort, but you’ll soon find yourself being treated in one of the most luxurious hotels in California. Check out the beaches that surround the whole landmass, or rent a bike and explore the charming community.

 

Elk Cove Inn & Spa

Drive a bit north of San Francisco and you’ll stumble upon a tucked away bed-and-breakfast in the small community of Elk. Known for its privacy and luxury, Elk Cove Inn & Spa sits just above some beautiful stretches of beaches that give surfers great opportunities to catch the perfect wave. If you look carefully enough, you might even catch a group of migrating whales or sunbathing sea otters.

 

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Embrace Elegance at The Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

Santa Monica is a picturesque city with palm tree-lined streets, flawless weather, and an ocean shoreline perfect for a beach vacation. When it comes time to choose your stay for business or pleasure, Santa Monica’s Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows lets you take advantage of the city’s offerings along with its own quality amenities that will make you feel right at home.

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Experience the Rooms

Step into a space built for relaxation as the casually elegant atmosphere of the Fairmont Miramar Hotel provides you a warm welcome to Southern California. The 302-room hotel features luxurious suites, traditional rooms, and 32 garden bungalows for you to choose the perfect accommodations fit for your trip. The contemporary design elements mixed with a touch of tropical refinement are just a few of the reasons guests continue to retreat to this beachfront paradise.




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Experience FIG

A sophisticated dining experience is guaranteed at the hotel’s renowned FIG restaurant. Guests are treated to a menu of Mediterranean-inspired cuisine made with a wood burning oven and grill. Organic, seasonal ingredients are a part of the prep as the local Santa Monica Farmer’s Market provides fresh options to be incorporated into flavorful dishes.




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Experience Exhale Mind Body Spa

The on-site Exhale Spa helps you reach the pinnacle of relaxation through mind body programs to elevate your senses. Unwind through therapeutic massages, energy therapies, and more in this sanctuary for positive transformation. Book an appointment to escape your everyday travel stresses through their variety of elegant spa services.




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Lloyds Barbershop

Searching for a quality haircut in a new city can often be a challenge. The Fairmont Miramar has a simple solution with Lloyd’s—their premiere men’s barbershop on the ground floor of the hotel. Stop in to be pampered with a complimentary Bourbon, Cognac, or Scotch as your grooming experience rises above expectations, leaving you prepared to tackle any meeting or gathering with a fresh cut.

 

Glam&Go

The ladies also have their own on-site hair solution with the Glam&Go blow dry bar. Hotel guests and locals drop in for their signature 30-minute blowouts and trendy styling options for both business and vacation looks. One of ten locations across the US, you’ll get a glamorous, luxury experience without ever having to leave your hotel.

 

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The Bungalow

A local hot spot for drinks and lounging, The Bungalow Santa Monica bar is connected to the Fairmont Miramar with just a short walk away. No need to hunt for a place to grab a cocktail when one of the best bars in Santa Monica is right in your own backyard. The Bungalow boasts a kitschy, cabin feel with an outdoor patio that overlooks the Santa Monica shoreline. Live performances and DJs stop in to help the trendy crowd mix and mingle at this bustling locale. With ping pong, billiards, and TV screens during big sports games, The Bungalow offers something for everyone, satisfying all your entertainment needs.

 

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Experience a Proper Getaway at the Santa Monica Proper Hotel

Anyone in need of a stylish, beachside stay will thrive at Santa Monica’s Proper Hotel. This luxury destination on Wilshire Boulevard mixes organic textures and a thoughtful design to create a modern, coastal escape. Restaurants run by award-winning chefs and the only rooftop pool deck on the Westside means you’ll have a unique stay filled with exclusive experiences. A standout from their properties in San Francisco, Downtown LA and Austin, you can take in the ocean breeze right from your private balcony when you book a stay at the Santa Monica Proper Hotel.

 

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Rooms & Suites

Enter a world of California cool in one of the Santa Monica Proper Hotel’s 271 stylishly-designed rooms and suites. A view of the ocean will create an atmosphere of serenity with textured linens, marble surfaces and patterned walls crafted by award-winning designer Kelly Wearstler. Choose between two room styles–some with more modern accents and midcentury furnishings, and another type of space with a nostalgic, Spanish flair. Luxury amenities like walk-in showers and sumptuous bath products create a dreamlike setting you’ll enjoy throughout your stay.




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Dining & Cocktails

Situated within walking distance of the beach, the coastal inspiration for the Santa Monica Proper’s three dining outlets complement the breezy, ocean nearby. The onsite restaurant Onda, run in part by James Beard-award winning chef Jessica Koslow of Silver Lake’s Sqirl, delivers fresh seafood plates made up of locally-sourced ingredients. The lobby lounge Palma finds ingredients right in their backyard from the nearby Santa Monica Farmer’s Market. You can also visit the rooftop restaurant Calabra for a mix of California and Mediterranean fare.




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Amenities & Experiences

You’ll never run out of things to do during your stay, with the Santa Monica Proper offering countless forms of entertainment. Focus on wellness by visiting the fitness center and Surya Spa, which offers treatments like therapeutic massage, meditation sessions and even wellness-focused cooking classes. Guests can also get to know Santa Monica through the Proper’s curated guided experiences. Surf lessons, a beach bike tour, and even a local market shopping trip with Calabra’s Executive Chef will get you up close and personal with Santa Monica living. Monthly events also provide plenty to look forward to with things like sound bath sessions and live DJ performances adding a touch of excitement to your stay.




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Location

While the Santa Monica Proper has plenty to offer on its own, you can also explore the city to truly experience a California, beachside getaway. Dine at Katsuya Brentwood for delectable Japanese cuisine and a connected, sultry lounge S Bar. Drive up the Pacific Coast Highway to experience the world-renowned Nobu Malibu, and enjoy coastal fare right on the ocean. Mix and mingle while you watch the sunset at famed bar The Bungalow, and end your night at trendy hot spot Shorebar to dance the night away.

 

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The Suite Life: Best Luxury Hotel Suites

When booking a hotel for business or pleasure, comfort becomes a top priority in order to get the most out of your home away from home. Hotels in major cities across the country offer unparalleled luxury suites that allow guests to live like royalty. With spacious rooms, extravagant décor, and breathtaking views, these are the best luxury hotel suites create the perfect escape into a world of lavish relaxation.

 

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Los Angeles

The Waldorf Astoria sits in the heart of Beverly Hills with easy access to shopping, theaters, and fine dining. Their impressive design and impeccable service draws in guests from all over the world to live the lifestyle of the highly acclaimed brand. Their Presidential Penthouse Suite offers some of the best views of the city, with floor-to-ceiling windows to let in the signature California sunshine. With a mini-gym, home theater, private terrace, and fully-stocked kitchen, everything you need will be right at your fingertips as you live amongst the clouds.

Stay at the largest penthouse suite in Los Angeles when you book The Penthouse at The London West Hollywood. With 11,000 square feet of space, this impressive suite was styled by renowned designer Vivienne Westwood. A chic, neutral palette of modern accents creates a sophisticated labyrinth of luxury living space. You’ll have no problem entertaining a group thanks to the 5,000 square foot private rooftop deck complete with a kitchen, fireplace and 360-degree view of Los Angeles.




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San Francisco

For a stay in the Bay, the Fairmont Hotel is world-renowned for exuding luxury. Its centrally located neighborhood makes getting around the city a breeze, as it’s the only place in San Francisco where each of the cable car lines meet. The historical three-bedroom Presidential Suite was designed in the 1920s and has been restored to an opulent, 6,000 square foot living space. A billiard room, dining room that seats 60 guests, and a library with a secret passageway are just some of the many perks to booking a stay in this glamourous suite.

San Francisco’s Proper Hotel is also worth booking with a stylish design that sets it apart from its more business-oriented counterparts. Their Premier Suite is filled with eye-catching textures and patterns along with fashionable modern furnishings. The apartment-style suite will make you feel right at home with a spacious living area and luxury bathroom amenities. You’ll also be in the center of the action with rooftop bar Charmaine’s perched at the top of this chic luxury hotel.




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Chicago

The Windy City will never feel the same after staying in the Ritz-Carlton’s Presidential Suite in Downtown Chicago. The two-story space features a spiral staircase, media room, and a baby grand piano for their more musical guests to enjoy. Wake up to a view of Navy Pier and get ready for your day in one of the suite’s three marble bathrooms. Lounge on the modern, luxurious decor as you watch the sunset over Lake Michigan.

The loft-style Penthouse Suite at The Thompson Hotel will also whisk you away into extravagance with their chic, modern accommodations. Views of either the lake or the city mean you’ll have a stunning backdrop no matter where you look. A pool table and soaking tub are just a few of the perks you can expect when you book this suite in Chicago’s Near North Side neighborhood.




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New York City

In a city with a sky-high cost of living, hotel suites are especially extravagant for those wishing to live in luxury. The Mark Hotel boasts one of the most expensive hotel rooms in the world with its two-story, 12,000 square foot Penthouse Suite. Cozy up by one of the four fireplaces and enjoy the decor designed by master architect Jacques Grange. With five bedrooms and a breathtaking view of Central Park, this opulent space is fit to make any guest swoon.

The Four Seasons New York offers an unforgettable luxury experience, with their Ty Warner Penthouse also being one of the world’s most expensive hotel suites, along with being the highest in the city. The elegantly-crafted design is filled with antiques and artwork, as well as furnishings made from fabrics imported from all over the world. The four separate glass balconies are sure to impress as you look out onto unobstructed panoramic views of New York City.

 

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Miami

Take a trip to the perfect city for a beachside escape and fall in love with The Faena Hotel in Miami Beach. There’s nothing but glamour in the Penthouse Suite, which overlooks the sparkling, Atlantic shoreline. The art-deco style, designed by filmmaker Baz Luhrmann and his wife, embraces animal prints, velvet, and gold details to bring an eccentric feel to the extravagant space. With four bedrooms, a chef’s kitchen, media room and an elevator, guests can explore the grand layout with an oceanfront view.

Book the Sorrento Penthouse at Fontainebleau Miami Beach for a vacation you’ll never want to leave. The crisp, clean styling is the perfect setting for taking in the ocean breeze with almost 10,000 square feet of space for you and your guests to make yourselves at home. Five bedrooms, a private pool and jacuzzi mean that your entire group will get to enjoy the good life among stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean.

 

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Las Vegas

With a reputation for lavish nightlife and hotels, Las Vegas is the place to go for a luxurious getaway. Booking a stay at the Nobu Villa will have you living large. The three-bedroom, rooftop suite has a serene, Japanese design perfect for rest and relaxation. Outdoor entertainment will be a breeze with the sky deck offering a full bar, barbecue pit, and Zen Garden. Your private view of the strip will be one-of-a-kind as you enjoy a lavish stay on the 83rd floor.

You can also indulge in a lavish stay when you book the Penthouse Suite at The Bellagio. The vibrant interior overlooks The Bellagio’s iconic fountain displaying a continuous water show throughout your stay.  His and hers bathrooms are perfect for pampering, offering spa-like features like a steam shower and spa jet bath. The living space comes complete with a wet bar for you and your guests to toast drinks before a night on the town.

 

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Dubai

Dubai is well-known for extravagant living which means luxury hotels in the area reach beyond the ordinary. The largest hotel suite in Dubai can be found at The Waldorf Astoria. Their palatial Royal Suite spans almost 17,000 square feet, taking up the full top floor of this luxury hotel. Take in beautiful views of the skyline from the private terrace or lounge in the indoor living space with butler service for a lavish experience.

The Four Seasons Jumeirah has its own Royal Suite where you’ll be pampered by marble floors, stoic columns and a baby grand piano for an added touch. This impressive, fifth-floor suite brings an airy ambiance to an expansive living space. The master bedroom overlooks stunning views of the gulf from two separate balconies, and guests can also take in the view from the furnished terrace.

 

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Photo: Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah

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Photo: Four Seasons Jumeirah Royal Suite

London

No discussion of luxury suites would be complete without The Rosewood London’s Manor House Wing, the only suite in the world to have its own dedicated postcode. Enter through a private entrance to experience this seven-bedroom habitat filled with sophisticated furnishings in an expansive layout. This elegant destination allows guests to reside in comfort with a lounge, library and soaking tub all contributing to an unprecedented luxury experience.

With just the right amount of glitz and glamour, the Shangri-La Suite at The Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard will whisk you away into a world of refined prestige. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide a breathtaking view of the London skyline from the 39th floor, while the spacious interior makes this luxury suite the perfect site for entertaining. Marble accents, a private elevator and dedicated butler service all allow you to indulge during your world-class London stay.

 

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Photo: The Rosewood London – Manor House Wing

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Photo: Shangri-La Suite at the Shard

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The Best Hotel Pools in Los Angeles

In an area with scorching summers and perpetual, year-round sunshine, Los Angeles proves to be the perfect city for relaxation and leisure by the pool. When choosing a hotel to stay in during your time in the City of Angels, it’s important to consider the hotel pool, as it can serve as a fabulous place to spend an afternoon or two getting a tan or swimming some laps. Many of the city’s hotel pools also serve as nightlife hotspots for locals with live DJs and world-class cocktail bars. To help make your next hotel decision a little bit easier, take a dive into this list of the very best hotel pools in Los Angeles.

 

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Skybar at The Mondrian Hotel

Head to Skybar to experience a quintessential Los Angeles day party, with this pool space inside The Mondrian Hotel hosting numerous events during summer months. Hotel guests get priority of the poolside lounge chairs with bites and bottle service available to elevate your swim experience. A picturesque view of the city will be the backdrop to your sunny day of relaxing at one of the best pools in Los Angeles.

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Photo: Mondrian Los Angeles – Skybar Pool

The Highlight Room at Dream Hollywood

Take the elevator all the way up to experience one of Hollywood’s best daytime-nighttime, outdoor outlets. The Highlight Room is a versatile, poolside space that acts as a pool and grill by day and bustling lounge by night. Take your pick of six private cabanas for a peaceful day under the sun at one of the best pools in Los Angeles.




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Photo: Dream Hollywood – The Highlight Room

The NoMad Hotel

Downtown Los Angeles’ Nomad Hotel has a stylish rooftop pool with artistic elements including a fireplace and lush scenery. Guests can grab a snack at the all day cafe and bar and sip drinks under the sun. After sunset, the pool opens to the public where anyone is free to take a dip in the attractive outdoor space.




The Santa Monica Proper Hotel

This beautifully-designed pool deck is limited to hotel guests, who get the privilege of lounging in an inviting, stylish domain. Being the only rooftop pool on LA’s Westside, guests are treated to an exclusive experience with a view of the ocean to complement their poolside location. Cabanas and an indoor-outdoor restaurant make The Proper the perfect site for rest and relaxation.

 

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Photo: Calabra Rooftop – Proper Santa Monica

1 Hotel West Hollywood

You’ll get unparalleled, panoramic views of Los Angeles from the pool at 1 Hotel West Hollywood. This eco-friendly hotel has an organic landscape to surround you with nature as you sip and swim in the California breeze. Open to hotel guests only, your booking will include this spa-like perk for unwinding in a green, rooftop paradise.

 

The Roof at The Edition West Hollywood

Experience a Los Angeles escape in the heart of West Hollywood at The Edition Hotel’s rooftop pool destination, The Roof. Guests are surrounded by serenity and luxury with a scenic backdrop and menu of tropical, California-inspired drinks. Look out onto the stunning LA landscape from your poolside lounge chair during a dreamlike stay at The Edition.

 

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Photo: The Roof – West Hollywood Edition

Upstairs at the Ace Hotel

Downtown Los Angeles’ Ace Hotel brings guests and visitors one of the most sought after pool experiences in the city. The rooftop pool and bar provide spectacular panoramic views of the city and serve as a great spot to grab some rays during the day. At night, the rooftop transforms into a vibrant pool party with a craft cocktail menu and the lights of Downtown creating an unforgettable experience.

 

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Photo: Ace Hotel pool

Freehand Los Angeles

Located at 8th and Olive in the former Commercial Exchange building, The Freehand Hotel was accepted with instant acclaim for its hotel/hostel combination with modern boho-chic designs. Head upstairs and you’ll find the stunning rooftop pool deck, as well as the award-winning bar Broken Shaker. When you’re done soaking up the sunshine poolside, weekend nights bring a live DJ and crowds of nightlife enthusiasts.

 

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Photo: Freehand Los Angeles pool – Best Hotel Pools in Los Angeles

The London West Hollywood

Located in the heart of the city, this rooftop pool offers sweeping views of the Hollywood Hills and Beverly Hills. Along with breathtaking views, The London offers guests a wide range of upscale amenities such as handcrafted cocktails and an unparalleled menu of meal options that will leave you with a smile on your face. If you prefer a bit of privacy, consider renting out a cabana for a stylish shade from the LA sunshine.

 

WET Deck at the W Hollywood

The WET Deck at the W Hollywood sits right above the iconic Hollywood and Vine intersection, offering visitors breathtaking views of the neighborhood as they lounge by the pool in this laid-back experience. If you prefer a bit more privacy, reserve your own luxury cabana with bottle service for an exclusive touch. As the sun sets the WET Deck transforms into a high-energy pool party that you won’t want to miss.

 

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Photo: WET Deck at W Hollywood

Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

This David Hockney-designed pool is the epitome of Hollywood culture and history. Surrounded by sultry palm trees and the Tropicana Bar, the pool at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel proves to be the ideal place to catch a tan, and maybe even see a celebrity or two. Tasty drinks and choice music are always on the menu at the Roosevelt.

 

The Standard Downtown LA

Voted as one of the top 10 hotel pools in the world by Travel + Leisure, The Standard’s pool exudes relaxation. Vibrating water beds, a full cocktail lounge, and pristine blue water have taken this swimming masterpiece to the next level. They also host fun nighttime activities, such as bringing in live DJs and playing movies over a projector.

 

Altitude Pool at SLS Beverly Hills

Enjoy dedicated poolside service as you relax with some of the best views of Beverly Hills and Los Angeles when you visit Altitude Pool. Weekend DJs make Altitude an all-out pool party, including delicious drinks and the option to reserve a private cabana. If you’re looking for somewhere to lay out and soak up some sun in peace, don’t worry. Weekdays are all about relaxation and stress-free living.

 

Veranda at Hotel Figueroa

Downtown’s remodeled Hotel Figueroa brings guests open and spacious terrace dining and a poolside experience that takes relaxation and luxury to new heights. Veranda offers visitors a view of their unique, coffin-shaped pool, a full outdoor dining menu and drinks from world-class cocktail bar Rick’s. If you’re looking for a serene escape during your Downtown LA stay, the Hotel Figueroa pool is the perfect place to unwind.

 

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Photo: Hotel Figueroa Pool

Viceroy Santa Monica Poolside Cabanas and Patio

Dive into relaxation at Viceroy Santa Monica. Kick back on the patio, rest up in a private cabana, or take a dip in the pristine waters of this top tier pool. Cabanas are perfect for families or groups of friends looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and the patio is inviting for all who seek a leisurely day in the sun.

 

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Top 10 Most Romantic Hotels in the World

Whether it’s for a honeymoon, anniversary or a spontaneous retreat, there are romantic destinations around the world to visit for an intimate stay with your loved one. Parisian views of the Eiffel Tower and tropical Balinese resorts whisk couples away to a getaway filled with beauty. Explore some of the most romantic hotels in the world to cozy up with a partner at these extravagant escapes.

 

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Hotel Wailea – Hawaii, US

Escape from the everyday at Hawaii’s only adults-only resort, with 15 acres of space and a stunning view of the neighboring islands. Spend your days getting cozy in a poolside cabana or enjoy a massage treatment by the impeccable staff. Take an onsite shuttle to the beach to enjoy an unforgettable evening picnic with a view of the sunset.




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Photo: Hotel Wailea – Most Romantic Hotels in the World

Hotel Esencia – Riviera Maya, Mexico

Located an hour south of Cancun and in close proximity to nearby Tulum, Hotel Esencia paints the picture of a romantic getaway thanks to its natural landscape of palm trees and a secluded beach. An onsite restaurant, bar and spa, along with pristine white rooms dotted with color will create a well-rounded stay at one of the most romantic hotels in the world.




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Photo: Hotel Esencia – Most Romantic Hotels in the World

Lanis Suites Deluxe – Puerto del Carmen, Mexico

Book one of the 25 suites at Lani’s to share a beautiful experience with your loved one. Enjoy dazzling views of the sparkling Atlantic Ocean from your room perched above a private beach. Have a picnic on the beach, swim in the heated pool or book a couples massage to take in the serenity of Puerto del Carmen at this adults-only destination.




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Photo: Lani’s Suites Deluxe – Most Romantic Hotels in the World

The Lowell – New York City, US

You’ll be transported to 1920s New York City at The Lowell, one of the most romantic hotels in the world. Take in views of the skyline from your pristine room filled with art deco furnishings and cozy up to the elegant, wood-burning fireplace.

 

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Photo: The Lowell Hotel – Most Romantic Hotels in the World

Nayara Springs – La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

Experience the ultimate seclusion at Nayara Springs, located in Costa Rica’s Arenal Volcano National Park. Adventurous couples will enjoy watersports, yoga classes and horseback riding before retreating to their villa to soak in the private plunge pool. A host dedicated to your stay will also fulfill your every need during your romantic getaway.

 

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Photo: Nayara Springs Costa Rica – Most Romantic Hotels in the World

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Photo: Nayara Springs Costa Rica

Villa Cora – Florence, Italy

Book your stay in this historic, 19th Century building to be surrounded by a garden escape. The opulent design with antique furnishings and silk accents will whisk you away into Italian elegance, while a beautiful pool creates a serene retreat in spring and summer months.

 

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Photo: Villa Cora – Most Romantic Hotels in the World

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Amandari Bali – Bali, Indonesia

Surround yourself in the luxury of Bali at Amandari, one of the most romantic hotels in the world. The unparalleled landscape of lush greenery creates an air of seclusion with views of the stunning, natural valley below. Villas are made with a traditional Balinese design and come with a private infinity pool for a peaceful stay. 

 

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Photo: Amandari Bali – Most Romantic Hotels in the World

The Shangri-La Hotel – Paris, France

With a stunning view of the Eiffel Tower, there’s no more romantic destination than Paris’ Shangri-La Hotel. This exclusive hotel is decorated with grand, ornate accents and is home to 81 rooms filled with luxury. Wake up to an al fresco breakfast on your private balcony to experience unparalleled romance.

 

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Photo: Shangri-La Paris – Most Romantic Hotels in the World

The Royal Mansour – Marrakech, Morocco

Get lost in the beauty of Marrakech at The Royal Mansour, a palatial Moroccan hotel with 53 riads that dazzle guests with romance and extravagance. Everything you can dream of is right at your fingertips, with a private plunge pool, rooftop terrace, bar, library and even a dedicated butler to ensure your stay is excellent.

 

Anastasis Apartments – Imerovigli, Greece

Couples are surrounded by the beauty of the Aegean Sea at this boutique Santorini resort. Choose from 10 suites and an exclusive villa to experience the stark, white elegance of Greece. Your home away from home comes with a jacuzzi and infinity pool to watch the sunset along the horizon in one of the most romantic hotels in the world.

 

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Guide to the Best Hotels & Restaurants in Tulum

Tourism to Tulum has boomed over the past decade due to its peaceful, bohemian atmosphere that stands out in contrast to Mexico’s party towns of Cabo and Cancun. Tulum travelers experience laid back city and beach living through enjoying fresh seafood restaurants, rustic luxury hotels and a bevy of activities fit for rest and relaxation. Book your flight for a rich, cultural trip and experience some of the best hotels and restaurants in Tulum.

 

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Casa Malca

Take in views of the white, sandy beach at this luxury hotel made to focus on design and contemporary art. Mixed materials like velvet and concrete depart from typical Tulum styling with three onsite restaurants and a bar featuring walls covered in a Keith Haring print. Art pieces from owner Lio Malca’s private collection adorn the walls throughout the property offering an eye-catching backdrop to your stay.




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Photo: Casa Malca

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Photo: Casa Malca

Azulik Tulum

Get in touch with nature at Azulik Tulum, a luxury eco-resort for those willing to experience a distraction-free vacation. The experimental property places sustainability as its top priority, skipping the inclusion of air conditioning, lights and showers to opt for candle lit rooms, bathtubs and the ocean breeze. Each villa comes with a private jacuzzi or pool to relax with a view of the cozy beach in the distance.




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Photo: Azulik Resort Tulum

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Ahau Tulum

One of the best hotels in Tulum, Ahau offers a luxury experience along with the classic bohemian ambiance of the town. Palapas with high ceilings surround guests in a relaxing sanctuary with easy access to delicious restaurants nearby. Take a yoga class or go scuba diving before retreating to their serene beach cabanas.




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Photo: Ahau Tulum

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Photo: Ahau Tulum

Mi Amor

This romantic destination offers tropical sophistication fit for a sumptuous getaway. Mi Amor is just a short walk to dazzling restaurants, soft, sandy beaches or to Tulum’s historic ruins. Embrace a lavish stay with a private terrace in each suite of this trendy, boutique hotel, offering a breathtaking landscape no matter your view.

 

Nest Tulum

One of the best hotels in Tulum, the exclusive property of twelve rooms has a beautifully-designed interior surrounding guests in a cozy space. Breakfast is all-inclusive and impeccable service elevates your experience as you enjoy the stunning beach by day and pamper yourself with an evening of fine dining at their onsite restaurant.

 

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Photo: NEST Tulum – Christie Graham

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Photo: NEST Tulum

Gitano

Dinner and drinks at Gitano are a must as this highly-rated destination creates an ambiance you’ll never forget. Contemporary plates are served beneath lush greenery and sparkling lights while a DJ plays music to set the mood. The mezcal bar serves up inventive, fruity drinks while guests dance the night away on the dance floor.

 

Posada Margherita

Head to Posada Marhgherita to experience the best Italian restaurant in Tulum. The rustic, al fresco dining overlooks a breathtaking ocean view made perfect by a dreamy sunset. The mostly-Italian staff create an authentic setting where fresh, housemade pasta pleases your palate at this essential beachfront venue.

 

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Photo: Posada Margherita Ristorante Tulum

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Photo: Posada Margherita Ristorante Tulum

Arca

Enjoy a wood-fired dining experience at Arca, an intimate destination surrounded by greenery. The farm-to-table menu means you’ll experience a delicious meal made from locally-sourced ingredients. Innovative cocktails will add a buzz to your evening at one of the best restaurants in Tulum.

 

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Photo: Arca Tulum

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Photo: Arca Tulum – Travel + Leisure

Hartwood

Possibly Tulum’s most well-known eatery, Hartwood mixes the best of American and Mexican with fresh-caught seafood dishes, drawing in long lines of guests each night. Secure your reservation a month in advance to ensure you get a seat at this open-air restaurant with a daily rotating menu.

 

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Photo: Hartwood Tulum – Travel + Leisure

Casa Jaguar

Whether you’re stopping by for drinks before dinner, after dinner, or for a full dining experience, Casa Jaguar is sure to impress in their jungle-inspired atmosphere of rustic charm. Their menu of fresh seafood and flavorful, wood-fired plates makes for an unforgettable experience, or choose your own drink ingredients to have the bartender concoct a refreshing, custom cocktail.

 

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