Cool San Diego Rooftop Pools – A View from the Top!

San Diegan’s love their rooftops. So it should come as no surprise that many downtown hotels, lacking in horizontal space, have gone vertical and placed their pools on the roof.  Those looking for an urban resort pool experience should consider the following rooftop pools:

Hotel Solamar San Diego

Hotel Solamar Rooftop Pool

Relax under the sun at the Hotel Solamar Rooftop Pool

There’s nothing better than a tanning session alongside a great pool – especially when there’s a bar just steps away! Solamar’s pool deck features a relaxed vibe, comfortable lounges and, for those who want to step it up – private cabanas with bottle service. Bottle service not an option? You’re in luck! LoungeSix is just steps away from the pool area and features delicious hand-crafted cocktails and small bite plates.

Pool hours: 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM daily.

Andaz San Diego

Andaz San Diego - Rooftop Pools

Enjoy the view from the rooftop pool above the Andaz San Diego

With gorgeous city views and decadent private cabanas, the Andaz’s rooftop pool is definitely an experience to be remembered! Cabanas have flat screen TVs, offer bottle service – and you can even have a spa treatment in one. For a truly luxurious poolside stay, book an overnight stay in their Cabana Suite which features a spiral staircase to its own private cabana on the pool deck!

Pool hours: 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM daily.

Palomar San Diego

Palomar San Diego - Rooftop Pools

Cool off and mingle at the Palomar Pool and Lounge

Palomar’s 4th floor SummerSalt Rooftop Pool and Lounge is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy an afternoon of flavorful food and skillfully crafted cocktails. Whether you’re in a private cabana, posted up at the bar or soaking in the pool, the chill vibe of the Palomar’s pool deck will surely warm your soul.

Pool hours:  12:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Hard Rock Hotel

Hard Rock Hotel San Diego Rooftop Pool

This rooftop pool rocks! (Sorry, just had to)

Best known for its Intervention Sunday pool parties during the Summer, the Hard Rock Hotel’s pool is actually surprisingly small. But what the pool lacks in size is absolutely made up for in Rock & Roll! Set above the Gaslamp Quarter, Hard Rock’s “urban garden oasis” features upscale cabanas and lounges with easy access to Float Bar for all your liquid refreshment needs.

Pool hours:  8:00 AM to 8:00 PM

The Westgate Hotel

The Westgate Terrace - Rooftop Pools

Get a good workout and then relax at the Westgate Hotel’s rooftop pool

This rooftop pool is dedicated to your health, mind and body wellbeing. Opening in 2013, the remodeled terrace at the Westgate Hotel will feature an Olympic-sized lap pool, a relaxing lounge area with a fire pit and jacuzzi, and outdoor fitness and training stations.

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Benjamin Eastman

About Benjamin Eastman

I lead a pretty active lifestyle and try to spend as much time outdoors as possible. On any given Saturday morning you'll find me on one of San Diego's beach volleyball courts and quite possibly on the water or a hiking trail at some other point during the weekend. As a single professional I definitely enjoy experiencing the nightlife throughout the county - but lean more towards the Gaslamp Quarter, North Park or Hillcrest when planning a night out. I love to eat, and try to keep my ear to the grapevine about new and exciting restaurant openings.  And while I'm certainly excited to try the latest, trendiest restaurant in town, I am also infamously known for late night trips to 24-hour taco shops. Basically, whether I'm in board shorts or a bow tie, I try to enjoy all the many opportunities available to me in San Diego!What would you do on your ideal San Diego day?I’d start with a leisurely, late morning brunch.  Spend some time on the beach.  Grab some rolled tacos at a taco stand and then grab a nap.  In the evening I’d hit the Gaslamp District for dinner and then end the night at a rooftop bar/lounge.If you were invisible, where would you go?If I got to pick a superpower, I don’t know that I would pick invisibility…but if I were to become Mr. Invisible, I guess I would go to all the live music, theater and symphony performances in town.What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?On a beautiful, San Diego day there is nothing better than playing beach volleyball.  The sun on your back, a gentle ocean breeze, and a whole lot of bump, set, spiking!  And of course the perfect day of beach volleyball isn't complete without a grill to barbeque some burgers or carne asada on.Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?Both actually!  That’s the beauty of the San Diego food scene.  I CAN have my cake and eat it too!  Depending on my mood (and my finances!) I am happy to chow down at a hole-in-the-wall neighborhood burger joint or a luxury steakhouse. I'm actually a founding member of a Burger lunch group that eats at a different burger restaurant each month.  We've been going for 6 months now and still have plenty of locations to visit before we exhaust all our options!

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