USA’s Coolest Hotel Pools to Dip into this Summer


The London West Hollywood – West Hollywood, California

Offering a 360-degree view of Los Angeles from one of the coolest roof decks around, the pool at The London West Hollywood is the perfect spot for hotel guests to take in the spectacular city views, including the iconic Hollywood sign to one side and the Pacific Ocean to the other. The newly renovated pool area provides the perfect spot to dip in the water, relax in one of the poolside cabanas, or take a sip of a speciality cocktail.

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Loews Holywood Hotel – Hollywood, California 

Situated in the heart of Hollywood, a few hundred yards from the world famous Hollywood Boulevard, Loews Hollywood Hotel is a prime destination for any discerning traveller hoping to see the best bits of Los Angeles. The hotel is designed to offer exemplary luxury to business and pleasure travellers, ensuring that every need is catered for before guests even think about it – on-site Starbucks is a winner! At Loews Hollywood, you’re residing in the heart of all the fun, so whether long meetings or late nights, the fifth-story heated pool and terrace is the ideal place to relax beneath the Californian sun. Wifi connectivity ensures that you can stay on emails and Instagram while chilling poolside, but the view from the terrace is likely to distract you from your to-do list.

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Andaz San Diego – San Diego, California

Situated in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, the Andaz San Diego is a stylish hotel designed for the creative and forward-thinking traveller. All rooms have a contemporary and sleek style – and the STK Steakhouse has a chic lounge in addition to tasty cuisine – but the rooftop is where visitors will want to spend most of their time. Boasting an elegant swimming pool and comfy cabanas, The Rooftop by STK is the perfect spot to sit back, relax, and take in the views of San Diego’s skyline and the Pacific Ocean.

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The Resort at Pelican Hill – Newport Beach, California

 Designed with more than one million glass mosaic tiles laid by hand, the Coliseum Pool at The Resort at Pelican Hill is as striking as it is unique and boasts unrivalled ocean views. Guests can experience this luxury oasis in one of the furnished private cabins. A long-time favourite of Hollywood elite, on any given day visitors can see Britney Spears or Gwen Stefani lounging by the pool while their children play.

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The Lodge at Edgewood – South Lake Tahoe, California

The Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe’s year-round lakefront pool and hot tub make for the perfect place to unwind without ever having to take your eyes off the mesmerizing waters of America’s shiniest jewel – Lake Tahoe. All guests of The Lodge can snuggle up in first-class accommodation, relax on their terrace or balcony and enjoy the heated pool facilities.

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Paséa Hotel & Spa – Huntington Beach, California

Located just steps from the Huntington Beach Pier, Paséa Hotel & Spa is a modern oasis with an unrivalled sense of clean, coastal style and comfort. Offering laid-back luxury with a deep connection to the Huntington Beach surf culture, Paséa Hotel & Spa comprises 250 spacious guestrooms, rooftop bar and spa. The aqua blue pool is a highlight of the hotel and where visitors will want to spend their day.

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Loews Santa Monica Beach – Santa Monica, California 

This hotel is an icon on the Santa Monica coastline. Situated on the beachfront of what is arguably one of the most famous beaches in the world, Loews Santa Monica Beach offers travellers a quintessential Californian getaway. The Pool terrace boasts unrivalled views of the ocean, as well as the iconic Santa Monica pier. Deck chairs line the terrace and friendly (and seriously fun) bartenders bring drinks and dance moves to your sunbathing spot – it will be a frosè all day type celebration! An absolutely must-stay if visiting Santa Monica.

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The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel – Dana Point, California

Situated between Los Angeles and San Diego, Dana Point is California’s coolest coastal gem. The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel is one of the region’s stand-out properties, offering sleek accommodation, incredible dining and exemplary service. The large palm tree-lined swimming pool is a peaceful haven, inviting visitors to relax and bask in California’s famous sunshine.

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Halcyon Cherry Creek – Denver, Colorado

Denver – Colorado’s state capital – boasts more than 300 days of sunshine a year; ideal weather for exploring its diverse neighbourhoods and browsing boutique shops. Located in the stylish Cherry Creek neighbourhood is the luxurious Halcyon Cherry Creek. A highlight of the hotel is the heated rooftop swimming pool, where there’s views of downtown Denver and the spectacular Rocky Mountains. Guests can borrow one of the hotel’s floats to lounge effortlessly in the warm water.

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Rush Creek Lodge, Yosemite’s Tuolumne County, California

Just half a mile from Yosemite’s Highway 120 entrance lies Rush Creek Lodge, with 143 hillside villas overlooking the majestic Yosemite National Park. Completely surrounded with cedars and pines, this relaxed wilderness resort in set in 20 acres of forest and central to the lodge is the salt water pool. Fire pits overlook the entire area and nightly free s’mores are available for all guests.

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Caoilfhionn Rose

Caoilfhionn is a freelance travel writer who enjoys slow travel and avoiding landmarks in favour of diving into a destination's culture. Instagram: @CaoilfhionnRose

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