Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in June 2015 and has been updated with the most recent information.
Summer has finally come to Los Angeles—and it’s sweltering. The beach is sandy and crowded, so we’re dreaming about relaxing pool-side. Whether you’re a down-to-earth sweaty Angeleno looking to take a dip or a tourist who still thinks Entourage is aspirational, there’s something for you on our map of the 11 most awesome hotel pools in Los Angeles.
This is LA, so some of the properties are exclusive, meaning you’ll have to book a (pricey) room in order to enjoy the liquid splendor. Others are open to the public, but it’ll cost you. A precious few are totally free. We’ve noted all of those restrictions in our descriptions.
Have fun, stay cool, wear sunscreen. And, for more inspiration on how to spend a summer in LA, check out our seasonal Pocket Guide, which is a handy map filled with 26 favorite of our editors’ favorite things to do.
— Former Curbed LA editor Adrian Glick Kudler contributed to this map.