Families flock to Los Angeles to enjoy our year-round sunshine and stay at some of the swankiest resorts around town for the ultimate getaway. The good news is that you can do the same without even leaving your zip code. Treat yourself to a day pass hotel pool around LA and give yourself a daycation at one of these luxe spots without the hassle of packing an overnight bag. But before you dive into one of these local gems, here are our favorite, fabulous family-friendly hotel pools with day passes we think are worth booking ASAP.
Hotels near LA with Pool Day Passes
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photo: Le Parc Suite Hotel
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. Its central location makes 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: $75 for adults, kids under 16 are free
Parking: $25 for self-parking
733 N W Knoll Dr.
photo: Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City
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 for up to 6 people and includes tv, bottled waters and a fruit bowl
Parking: Discounted self-parking for $12 and valet for $22
555 Universal Hollywood Dr.
photo: Marina del Rey Hotel
Marina del Rey: Marina del Rey Hotel
Access to a heated outdoor pool, 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.
Pool Hours: 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
Cost: $40 for adults, $15 for kids, infants are free
Parking: Discounted valet parking for $6
13534 Bali Way
Marina del Rey
photo: Fairmont Miramar Hotel
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 15% discount on spa services.
Pool Hours: Daily from 9 a.m.–sundown
Cost: $30 per adult, $20 for kids, 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.
photo: Hyatt Centric the Pike
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 and infants are free; Daybeds are $90 (max 2 people); Cabanas start at $150
Parking: Discounted valet parking with purchase of day pass
285 Bay St.
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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: 9 a.m.-7p.m.
Cost: $30 for adults, $15 for kids, and infants are free
1400 Parkview Ave.
photo: The Waterfront Beach Resort
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 beach front 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, and infants are free
Parking: Valet parking for $20
21100 Pacific Coast Hwy.
photo: Kimpton Everly Hotel
Hollywood: Kimpton Everly Hotel
Spend the day relaxing like a movie start 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.
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