Benjamin Eastman

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

Andaz San Diego - Rooftop Pools

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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Robert Arends

Lovin’ Loews Coronado Bay Resort – 20th Anniversary

Lovely Loews Coronado Bay Resort.

Ah, to be 20 again! Loews Coronado Bay Resort celebrates its big 20th Anniversary this month with a massive giveaway promotion, 20 Days, Your Way – 20 free room nights to use anytime, any way you wish!

Imagine if you were the lucky winner. What would you do during your stay? Luckily, Loews was made for play with its unique, postcard-perfect peninsular location on San Diego Bay and just steps away from Silver Strand State Beach. There’s so much to see and do in and around the resort, it’ll make your head swim – and that’s a good thing!

Follow this link for Robert’s Top 10 picks while staying at Loews…