These hotels (specifically, their pools!) are so fab, you’ll want to book yourself in for a night or two—even though they’re just down the road.
The Standard Downtown LA
Travel + Leisure voted this hot spot’s pool one of the top 10 hotel swimming pools in the world. This outdoor rooftop pool is great if you’re looking for a party scene, with its vibrating waterbeds, movie nights, and DJs who give “pool party” a whole new meaning.
Viceroy Santa Monica
Want a spot that’s classy and sophisticated? Look no farther than the Viceroy. Its tree-lined pool was designed by Kelly Wearstler and has the comfiest lounge chairs and coziest cabanas we’ve ever experienced.
This sprawling hotel right on the Palos Verdes coastline has amazing views, golf, and a few pools, including one for families (hello, waterslide) and an adults-only option for those looking for some peace and quiet. Don’t want to stay overnight? Non-hotel guests can purchase a $50 day pass for the adults-only pool, which includes one drink at the bar.