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Do Not Disturb: Most DTLA hotel pools are for paying guests only

By Emily Chu
Published: Friday, July 20, 2012, at 02:42PM

The Standard was the only hotel that Blogdowntown found in DTLA, that would allow non-hotel guests access to their pool.

Blogdowntown previously highlighted The Eastern's iconic rooftop pool, but it's one thing to list the best pools in DTLA -- and another to figure out which pools are actually accessible for the public.

So where can you take a swim and cool off in the Downtown heat?

The Standard hotel is the only major Downtown hotel that allows the public in-- albeit for a fee.

Checkers, J.W. Marriott, Los Angeles Athletic Club, the Omni, the Ritz-Carlton, Hotel Figueroa and the Bonaventure all have pools that are reserved explicitly for hotel guests (and their guests). Despite any illicit methods you may have heard about getting in, all of these hotels assured us that their pools are private.

The Standard's pool is open seven days a week, and the cover price to get in varies between free and $20.

Monday through Friday, entry to the rooftop pool deck is free. After 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, admission costs $20. During the weekend days, prices vary between $10 and $20 depending on the party and the host.

The Standard's pool is surrounded by modern white lounge chairs, an outdoor fireplace, daybeds and access to their rooftop beer garden. During the summer, the 4,750 square-foot-space is often used to host DJs, dance parties and special events.

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