LA's Hotel Pools Where You Don't Even Have To Be A Guest To Swim
As we all know, it's not as hot this summer as it was last summer, but that doesn't mean we still aren't breaking a sweat if we step outside after 11 a.m. Since it's supposed to stay in the 80s and 90s for the foreseeable future, here are a few hotels in L.A. where you can get into the water even if you aren't a hotel guest. (Fair warning: Most require you to purchase a day pass.)
This isn't the fanciest of pools, but non-guests can get in for $10 a day between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. If what you want is water in which you may immerse your body in the northeast area of the city, this is a great bet.
326 E. Colorado Street, Glendale, CA 91205, 818-246-7401
A boutique hotel, Shade is located a few blocks from the beach. Non-guests can get in to the pool for $20 a day, and it's open from 10 a.m. until sundown. Call first to make sure there isn't an event being held at the time you want to go.
655 N Harbor Dr, Redondo Beach, CA 90277, 310-921-8940
The pool at this swanky NoHo hotel was recently renovated and offers day passes for $25 per person. Admission includes a towel, and you can enjoy a drink or snack at the pool bar. The swimming area is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
12825 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, CA 91604, 818-769-4700
Got a long layover? Flight delayed? Grab a day pass for $20, and check out the pool at Aloft in El Segundo. You can purchase a pass at the front desk, and it's good from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m.
475 Pacific Coast Highway, El Segundo, CA 90245, 424-290-5555
If Hollywood-slash-Beverly Hills-slash-Santa Monica is more your scene, check out ResortPass or dayaxe. Many of the area's most popular spots -- including The W, the Andaz, the SLS, the Fairmont, the Viceroy and the Beverly Hilton -- offer day passes through these services. A quick look at their prices today showed options starting at $18.75.