Los Angeles: it’s the entertainment capital of the world, a paradise of idyllic sunshine and beaches, and a perfect mismatch of the city’s hustle and bustle and breezy, coastal vibes. Thankfully, in every district, you’ll find little spots of oasis to escape to – whether you’re in the beach town of Santa Monica, buzzy West Hollywood or the glamourous Beverly Hills. Looking for some R&R? Escape to these hotel pools in LA with a spa-like feel so you can rest and recharge.

1 Hotel

1 Hotel, West Hollywood

The focus on sustainability is one of the first things you’ll notice at 1 Hotel West Hollywood, from the natural pine wood reception desks and living walls of foliage to the farm-to-table restaurant. It’s even all in the details; room keys are wooden, and you’ll find chalk slates instead of notebooks in the rooms. The natural haven extends to their rooftop pool, where you can lounge peacefully (the pool is exclusive to hotel guests only) with views of the LA skyline. The cabanas on either end of the pool overflow with lush greenery, and the poolside bar offers healthy snacks and smoothies. If you’re looking for a well-being day retreat, this is your spot.

West Hollywood Edition

West Hollywood Edition

Enjoy epic views of the Hollywood Hills at the West Hollywood Edition perched above Sunset Boulevard. The rooftop pool is lined with bespoke wooden loungers that are perfectly positioned to catch the sunrise, sunset and everything in between – or lay under canopies of lush botanicals (their style of cabanas) for a truly zen experience. Their peaceful pool, open to hotel guests only, is the perfect spot to relax after a massage at their dreamy spa that offers the most luxurious treatments.

Santa Monica Proper

Santa Monica Proper

Located in LA’s favourite beach town of Santa Monica and just a nine-minute stroll from the beach is Santa Monica Proper. As soon as you step into their lobby, you’ve transported to a sanctuary thanks to their neutral décor and nods to the natural world – you’ll see plenty of wood, plants, handwoven textiles, and earthy tones. Holistic Ayurvedic treatments are available at their blissful Surya Spa. Still, best of all is their panoramic rooftop pool that boasts an epic view of surf, sand, and the city. The tropical oasis is lined with loungers for guests to enjoy front-row views of the sunset over the Pacific and soak up the SoCal sun.

Maybourne Beverly Hills

Maybourne Beverly Hills

Under the prestigious Maybourne Hotel Group (owners of The Connaught, The Berkely and Claridge’s in London), The Maybourne Beverly Hills brings a taste of Great Britain stateside. This grand hotel is situated by the prestigious Rodeo Drive and boasts contemporary luxury, and alongside their world-class spa is the rooftop pool that is not to be missed. Enjoy views of the Pacific Ocean and the rolling Hollywood Hills; the vibe is calm and cool – a clean yet sophisticated setting with a slight nod to Romanesque design. Their private cabanas are ideal for small groups and are complete with televisions and mini-fridges.

Shutters on the Beach, Santa Monica

Shutters on the Beach, Santa Monica

If your idea of switching off sounds like the gentle crashing of waves, the smell of salty sea air and the view of a white sandy beach and the crystal blue sea, this seaside haven is the spot for you. Everything about this iconic hotel is inviting – their rustic design of shuttered doors and wood panelling, naval colour palette, and the comforting finishing touches of hand-knotted rugs and a personal library in each room. Their sun-drenched pool deck is surrounded by chaise lounges and private cabanas and a clean, natural palette of wood, stone and sand that will have you feeling relaxed within moments.

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