10 Hotel Pool Day Passes To Grab This Summer
Hey boo! Long gone are the days when you need to wait for a pool party invite, or have to book an expensive and lengthy vacation just to lounge, take a dip and get some sun. Many of LA’s best (and fanciest) hotels now offer day passes to their pools. You pay a small fee, show up, and the day is yours to sip a watermelon juice mocktail while being treated as though you are a VIP guest we know you are. Go by yourself on a weekday, as many of these pools offer lightning-fast Wifi and plenty of private spots to comfortably take that Zoom call. Or, grab some pals and make it a monthly friendcation by hitting up a new spot each time.
We’ve assembled 10 of our favorite hotels that offer day passes to their pools, most of them through the ResortPass or DayAxe websites.
The Beverly Hilton *Our LA Girl Favorite
Yes, that Beverly Hilton. The one that has housed many famous awards shows including the Golden Globes. This is our favorite spot for many reasons and when you check it out, you just may see one of our LA girl staff members there ! The Beverly Hilton is luxe and iconic. The staff is friendly, extremely welcoming and accommodating. Special shout out to Merrel, the hotel pool server, who made our dreams come true by knowing exactly when we needed a fresh fruit plate (and a mini ice cream sundae, which are routinely passed out to all swimming pool guests.) The Beverly Hilton offers day passes through Resort pass starting at $65 per adult. The plush chairs and shaded, striped cabanas evoke all the feels of Old Hollywood Glamour while guests are emersed in charming playlists from the 1950s. There is truly nothing better than dipping in a sparkling pool with Sinatra in your ears and a cucumber mocktail in your hand. It’s retro, it’s glam, and it’s just the pool you need to experience once this summer. Insider info: The Aqua Star Pool has partnered with notable California-based brands – Business and Pleasure and FUNBOY to blend the hotel’s mid-century modern flair with trendy offerings that transform the hotel’s summer hub with new umbrellas and a curated collection of whimsical pool floats.
The LA Girl team made an entire day/night of it and changed from our bathing suits to dinner attire for a wonderful evening meal at Sant’olina‘s. The hotel’s happy hour invites guests to admire sweeping golden hour views of the Los Angeles skyline – offering seasonal bites such as Halloumi Fries with tzatziki and grilled flatbreads with tahini and fresh heirloom tomatoes. Leave room for the donut dessert!
A local favorite, the W currently offers pool entry through their website in the form of day passes, cabanas, and access to the firepit tables. We love the Ditch Friday’s Pass, because…who doesn’t want to ditch a summer Friday? We won’t tell.
Andaz West Hollywood
This legendary hotel is the place to be on the Sunset Strip. Arrive early to snag a great spot. We love the welcomingly edgy rock n’ roll vibe from the lobby up onto the outdoor heated rooftop pool deck.
Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel
Oh, you fancy, fancy! Tip: if you book a 90-minute or longer treatment at their Forbes Five-Star Spa, you gain access to their pool and fitness center.
Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
This West Side hot spot provides an elegant bungalow escape for the day right in the heart of Santa Monica.
The Hollywood Roosevelt
Get the full old Hollywood glam experience and have your own movie star-inspired pool day here. Come hungry and enjoy the Tropicana Cafe’s offerings – we loved sunbathing while drinking some fresh sangria.
Le Parc Suite Hotel
Enjoy some of the best views in WeHo and beyond. Le Parc features attentive and super friendly staff, plus weekdays provide a quiet place to chillax.
Find your rooftop zen at this gorgeous space. Word on the deck is that you may be lucky enough to score a complimentary bubbly upon arrival.
Retreat in Malibu at the Baja-inspired Caravan Swim Club while sipping on their biodynamic wine.
InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown
From the poolside cafe to comfy sun loungers, this urban oasis has everything to make this an ideal downtown daycation.
Happy pool day, LA Girl! You deserve it.