Families flock to Los Angeles from all over the world to enjoy the sunshine and stay at some of the swankiest resorts around. The good news is that you can do the same without even leaving town! Treat yourself to a poolside daycation at one of these luxe hotels without the hassle of packing an overnight bag. Before you take the plunge, take a look at our some of our favorite in-the-know day pass pools.
West Hollywood: Le Parc Suite Hotel
As far as roof deck pools go, this one is one of the more mellow swim sanctuaries (not as much of a Hollywood "scene" as some of the nearby hotels) making it a great place to unwind for a day with the kids. Snuggled in the middle of a quiet residential neighborhood just a block from the Sunset Strip, Le Parc day passes include access to their heated pool, food for purchase from their grab-n-go lobby market, complimentary wifi, and discounted self-parking. It's central location to just about most things fun make this hotel a perfect place to hang for the day before hitting up an event nearby.
Pool Hours: Daily from 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Cost: $25 per adult, kids are free
Parking: $25 for self-parking
733 N W Knoll Dr.
Universal City: Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City
Lights, camera, splash! Take your pint-size paddlers to the Hilton Universal City located just one block from Universal Studios Hollywood. The best part (aside from the large outdoor swimming pool and hot tub that will keep your kids busy dipping between the two) is you can head over to Universal Studios when you finally feel water-logged. Poolside dining along with complimentary wifi is available.
Pool Hours: Daily 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: $30 per person, infants are free; Cabana rental is $165 and includes tv, bottled water and a fruit bowl
Parking: Discounted parking is $6
555 Universal Hollywood Dr.
Access to a heated outdoor pool, hot tub and the ability to score a cabana without reservations or paying through the wazoo? The Marina del Rey Hotel offers all of that plus, complimentary wifi, the ability to order food and drinks from SALT, as well as access to their fitness center if swimming those laps (or watching the kids swim their heart out) isn't enough of a workout. And let's not forget you are minutes away from everything in Venice and Marina del Rey—making this a no-brainer stop during any westside visit.
Pool Hours: 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
Cost: $30 for adults, $10 for kids
Parking: Discounted valet parking for $6
13534 Bali Way
Marina Del Rey
Santa Monica: Fairmont Mirimar Hotel
Sip and swim! Swirl cocktails (or mocktails for the kid crew) poolside just steps from the Pacific at this gorgeous hotel that blends contemporary style with unique historical charm. Day passes include all day access to a spacious heated pool, comfy sun loungers (first-come, first-serve), and complimentary wifi. Take a poolside lunch break by ordering from FIG which offers kids’ menu items such as mac & cheese or chicken sandwiches (and grab yourself a fish taco from the grown-up selections). A total mom boss move? Book this with a friend so you can watch each other's kids while you each sneak off to Exhale Spa where you get 15% discount on spa services.
Pool Hours: Daily from 9a.m.–sundown
Cost: $30 per adult, $20 for kids
Parking: There's metered street parking or you can valet park at the hotel: $10 for the first 2 hours, $7 each additional hour
101 Wilshire Blvd.
Long Beach: Hyatt Centric the Pike
Pack in a full day of water fun thanks to this day pass from one of Long Beach's most beloved ocean adjacent hotels. This heated rooftop pool with 360-degree views will have your mini dolphins jumping for joy during their swim session while you soak up the views of the Queen Mary from your sun lounger, order food poolside, and enjoy the complimentary wifi. And if anyone starts to get restless, you can head across the street to the Aquarium of the Pacific for more ocean adventures!
Pool Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Cost: $25 per guest, $15 for kids infants are free; Daybeds are $75 (max 2 people); Cabanas start at $125
Parking: Valet parking is $10 with purchase of a day pass
285 Bay St.
Manhattan Beach: Westdrift Manhattan Beach
This boutique hotel south of LA has all the laid-back staycation vibes you are looking for—including complimentary towels, wifi and outdoor heated pool. Weekends have the advantage of poolside drink and food service but you're never too far from great food—Grimaldi's is located just across the street on Rosecrans Ave.
For those that need a little more than sun and swim, there's also an on-site 9-hole golf course you can book.
Pool Hours: Daily from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Cost: $30 for adults, $15 for kids, infants are free
1400 Parkview Ave.
Laguna Niguel: The Ritz-Carlton
For the ultimate in daycation getaways, nothing is more luxurious than a day trip to The Ritz-Carlton in Laguna Niguel. Located on a hilltop, overlooking the Pacific ocean and just a little over an hour from DTLA, this resort pass comes with access to the coveted Salt Creek Beach, two pools, a hot tub, complimentary beach chairs, umbrellas and toys, complimentary wifi, as well as a discount on spa services, retail shops and poolside drink and food service from the Dana Pool Cafe. Go ahead kids, order that extra order of fries! To reserve a pass and confirm availability, please call The Spa at 949-240-2000.
Pool Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Cost: $150 per adult, $35 per child, infants are free
One Ritz Carlton Dr.
Studio City: Sportsmen’s Lodge Hotel
Nestled right in the hustle and bustle of Studio City is the largest pool in the San Fernando Valley. Beat the heat at this legendary landmark that has been host to Katherine Hepburn and Clark Gable by diving into this urban oasis. Don’t bother packing the inflatables (no pool toys are allowed), but bring a few games for the kiddos to enjoy at one of the many outdoor tables between dips. Snacks can be ordered from the pool bar for hungry swimmers as well.
Please note: The hotel and pool are currently closed due to COVID-19. Please check the website for updates.
Pool Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: $25 per guest, subject to change at any time
Parking: Self-parking is free during the day
12825 Ventura Blvd.
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