From beachside hotspots to the Hollywood hills, these hotels will let you swim in their pools—no overnight stay required
You don’t need your own pool to have a proper pool day; you just need a hotel pool day pass! Want to cool off on a swanky rooftop with a view of the city? It’s possible! Hoping for some sangria with your swim? Yes, please! Prefer a pool with a waterslide? No problem. Here are the best hotel pools with day passes in Los Angeles.
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: $45 for adults, $35 for kids, and infants are free. Cabana rental is $250 and includes day passes for up to six people as well as a TV, bottled water, and a fruit bowl.
Parking: Discounted self-parking for $12 and valet for $22.
555 Universal Hollywood Dr.
West/South LA: Marina del Rey Hotel
Access to a heated outdoor pool and hot tub—and the chance 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. On Sundays throughout the summer, the hotel offers “Sunday Fundays” with live music, poolside treats, drink specials, free goodies, as well as swag to take home at day’s end.
Pool Hours: 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. (“Sunday Funday” is 12-4)
Cost: $50 for adults, $20 for kids, and infants are free. Cabana rentals are $450 and include day passes for five people as well as a complimentary fruit plate, light snacks, and an ice bucket with soft drinks and water.
Parking: Valet parking is $10 for the first 2 hours and $7 per additional hour.
13534 Bali Way
Marina del Rey
Anaheim: Cambria Hotel
If your idea of a killer pool day includes zipping down waterslides, the 30,000-square-foot water park at this Disneyland-area hotel will be right up your alley. With two twisty slides, pop-up jets, and splash pads (plus a full-sized pool), it’s a perfect place to hang on a day off from Disney—or as a destination in itself. When you’re ready to dry off, families can putt-putt on a small putting green, play ball on the basketball court, or enjoy a movie on the outdoor movie wall. Hungry? The grab-and-go market has snacks galore for the kids, while adults can order drinks from the poolside Bar. Free wifi is also available, so you can scroll away while the kids play.
Note: Kids must be 44 inches to ride the waterslides.
Pool Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cost: $30 for adults; $20 for kids
Parking: Self-parking is available for $15.
101 E Katella Ave.
LAX-Area: Marriott LAX Airport
Got a long layover at LAX? Sure, you could spend it sprawled out on the floor of the airport terminal…or you could spend it basking in the sun, poolside, at this hotel just a few minutes from the runway. Want a private room to shower and relax after a day at the pool (or take your tiny swimmer for a nap)? You can book a day room that includes four pool passes and gives you a private guest room (with a king bed or two queens plus a private bathroom) from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. When you’re hungry, the hotel has several eateries to choose from, including Social Market & Eatery, Hangar 18 Bar + Kitchen, and JW Steakhouse, or grab a coffee and quick bites from Starbucks.
Pool Hours: 8 a.m.-10 p.m. (pool bar is open June through September, 12 p.m – 5 p.m.
Cost: $30 per person.
Parking: Self-parking for $25 and valet parking for $35.
5855 W Century Blvd.
Westlake: Hyatt Regency Westlake
Relax in the heated pool and hot tub at this Mediterranean-inspired oasis in the Valley. When you want to take a break from the pool, wander the meandering wooded pathways to Harvest Kitchen & Bar for healthy, farm-to-table cuisine. To-go drinks and snacks are also available—and there’s a full-service Starbucks if the afternoon siesta time gets too sleepy for you. When the sun starts to set, cozy up on cushioned seating around the fire pits and enjoy some S’mores.
Pool Hours: 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
Cost: $25 for adults, $15 for kids; infants are free.
Parking: Complimentary self-parking and valet parking for $24.
880 S Westlake Blvd.
Huntington Beach: Hyatt Regency Huntington
This coastal oasis has everything you and your little swimmers would want, including three waterslides, a private beach, and even a mermaid school where little Ariels-in-training can earn their fins. Featuring lush tropical grounds and ocean views, the resort offers multiple pools, waterslides, hot tubs, beach access, two full-service restaurants, poolside dining, a grab ‘n go market and pizzeria, and activities for the whole family. “Mermaid Magic” classes include one adult day pass and up to four children’s passes.
Want more? You can also book Beach Bonfire passes (for up to 10 guests), and Pacific View Private Fire Pit passes (up to 6 guests). The full listings of resort day passes can be found here.
Pool Hours: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Cost: $25 for adults, $15 for kids, and infants are free. Cabana rentals start at $500 and include day passes for four people as well as ashaded cabana with sofa seating & two chaise lounge chairs outside of the cabana; a flat-screen TV; and a ceiling fan. “Mermaid Magic” swim lessons—which include a “tail” rental, mermaid meet & greet photo ops, and mermaid swim instruction—are $50 for adults; $70 for children.
Parking: Discounted valet parking for $15.
880 S Westlake Blvd.
Garden Grove: The Great Wolf Lodge
Ready to be the coolest parent on the block? Turn your pool day into a pool-plus-water-park day! Turns out, you don’t have to be an overnight guest to enjoy the hotel chain’s 105,000-square-foot Orange County water park, which boasts enough water attractions to thrill everyone from your tiniest tots (there’s a toddler water play area) to your gutsy teens. Want to make it a quickie? You can even book a half-day pass that lets you in from 4 p.m. to closing (8 p.m.). Parents with older kids can enjoy the outdoor pool—which has a full bar if you’re thirsty for a smoothie, daiquiri, or mimosa—while the kids zip the day away.
Water Park Hours: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Cost: Day passes start at $54 per person (for weekdays during the school year) and go up to $125 per person (weekends in the summer).
Parking: Self-parking is available for $24 per car per night.
12681 Harbor Blvd
Santa Monica: Fairmont Miramar 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. This LA hotel pool day pass includes 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 a 10 percent discount on all items including the kids’ menu. They’ll love the mac and cheese and you can 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 a 15% discount on spa services.
Good to know: The hotel hosts family-friendly poolside movies every Sunday night from Memorial Day to Labor Day Weekend.
Pool Hours: Daily from 9 a.m.–sundown
Cost: $45 per adult, $20 for kids, and infants are free.
Parking: Metered street parking or discounted valet at $10 for the first two hours and $7 per 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: $35 per adult, $15 for kids, infants are free; Daybeds are $90 (max 2 people) and include day passes for two people as well as bottled waters and a shaded daybed; Cabanas start at $175 and include day passes for four people, a covered cabana with a couch and chairs, bottled water, and a mini-fridge.
Parking: Discounted valet parking with the purchase of a day pass.
285 Bay St.
Manhattan Beach: Shade Hotel
Enjoy ocean breezes and vacation vibes on the “Skydeck” at this boutique hotel in the heart of downtown Manhattan Beach. The small rooftop plunge pool is the perfect size for little swimmers (you’ll feel safe being within arm’s reach, though it’s maybe too small for bigger kids looking for serious water play). Mostly, it’s a nice place to relax, have a few drinks, and soak in some rays before hitting the beach or exploring the bustling streets of this quaint seaside town.
Pssst: You can pre-order a Make Your Own Mimosa package that includes 1 bottle of prosecco, assorted juices & fruit plate ($60)
Pool Hours: 10 a.m. to sunset
Cost: $30 for adults, $10 for kids, and infants are free.
1221 N Valley Dr.
Huntington Beach: The Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel
Soak in the SoCal vibes at this popular seaside destination where your family can splash away in the pool, take a ride down the hotel’s waterslide, or relax in the roomy hot tub. Want to take a break from the pool? The hotel has beachfront access so you can get the best of both worlds. No need to bring a beach chair. They are supplied to day pass guests free of charge. Poolside food and drinks are available through the restaurant, Riptide. We recommend the Endless Summer Burger or the Sunset Nachos. End the night with a stroll down the Huntington Beach Pier, one of the longest on the West Coast!
Hours: Pool, 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Waterslide 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (times may vary due to weather)
Cost: $65 for adults, $55 for children, infants are free; cabana rentals start at $650 and include a day pass for six people as well as a shaded cabana with sofa seating, lounge chairs; an HDTV; and a mini-fridge stocked with bottled water.
Parking: Valet parking is available for $30 per vehicle.
21100 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Hollywood: Kimpton Everly Hotel
Spend the day relaxing like a movie star at the Kimpton Everly Hotel, located in the heart of Hollywood. Swim for a bit in the heated rooftop pool, then take in the views of the LA skyline and surrounding Hollywood Hills. Grab lunch from Jane Q, the hotel’s signature restaurant. For the kids, there are made-to-order wood-fired pizzas. The adults will love the fresh summer salads and handcrafted beverages. The hotel’s central location is perfect for an impromptu trip to Grauman’s Theater or the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Hours: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Cost: $20 for adults, $10 for children, and infants are free.
1800 Argyle Ave.
Additional reporting by Andie Huber