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15 Amazing Resort Pools in California

  1. Coliseum Pool at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach


The Coliseum Pool, true to it's Roman namesake is surrounded by vaulted arches, columns and an amphitheater of cabanas. Over 1 million hand laid tiles cover the pool floor and walls. Perched on high cliffs overlooking the Pacific ocean gives the resort pool a ethereal vertigo, like it's floating on the horizon. This 136 ft diameter perfect circle is the world's largest circular pool!

  1. The Rooftop Pool at the Standard in Los Angeles


To visit this pool, you must travel 12 stories up, but the view makes it well worth the walk. With a striking red AstroTurf sundeck, and contrasting turquoise waters, this pool is a unique experience that you won’t forget.
With views to downtown L.A. and the sparkling ocean beyond, the Standard Hotel pool is 14 floors secluded from the bustling street below.

  1. Neptune pool at the Hearst Castle in San Simeon


Built by William Randolph Hearst, this Roman-inspired pool has played host to many famous faces such as Charlie Chaplin and Clark Gable. It even features a special ramp that to gave easy access to Marion Davies' pet dachshund.Unfortunately, while the Neptune pool is the highlight of tours on the property, no swimming is allowed. All 345,000 gallons are purely for visual enjoyment.

  1. The Rooftop Pool at Andaz Hotel in Los Angeles


At this pool, you can get lost in the view which overlooks the Hollywood Hills and downtown LA. Set high in the hills, it can claim the tile of the highest rooftop pool in Los Angeles.
In addition to hosting wild Hollywood parties when the lights go down, this serene spot is also home to morning yoga classes - with a view!

  1. Rooftop Pool at The London West Hollywood in Beverly Hills


Much like the previous pool we looked at, this pool is perched at the top of a luxury California hotel. With panoramic views of L.A., this rooftop pool creates the perfect atmosphere with private luxury cabanas, firepits and cozy couches.
If hunger creeps up on you, order your lunch in the cabana at the Rooftop Restaurant by Gordon Ramsey. Yum!

  1. Hotel Del Coronado’s Beach Village Main Pool in Coronado


The Beach Village Main Pool offers beautiful ocean views and is always lively with family activity. One of several pools on the enormous property, the Main Pool flanks the Beach Village at Del Beach.Much larger than it looks in this picture, the 200,000 gallon pool is wrapped by 112 lounge chairs at the ready, and 12 private cabanas.

  1. Fountain Pool at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel in Anaheim


Our number seven and eight spots both can be found at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel in Anaheim, at Disneyland of course.The Fountain Pool, glimpsing in the foreground is for those seeking relaxation, with a backdrop of mature trees, stone walls and giant boulders, it's perfect for guests who want a quiet day by the pool. The resort’s Redwood pool brings the thrills and spills, with a 90' water slide that curves around a Giant Redwood stump replica.

8. Cal-a-Vie Health Spa in Vista


Located in a secluded valley, Cal A Vie is a private forested enclave of 200 acres of rolling hills reminiscent of Mediterranean Italy.Cal-a-Vie Health Spa is located midway between LA and San Diego, where you go to get away it all. Programs for wellness, nutrition and and spa treatments in a Tuscany village setting, with two pools!

9. Mosaic Pool at Montage Laguna Beach


At the Mosaic pool, spectacular ocean views are the backdrop for the ultimate pool experience, and becomes a favorite guest meeting spot for sunsets.  The mosaic tile pattern on the pool is very unique and really lights up at night. Cabana rental for the day is available, including fan, towels, sunscreen, fresh fruit and drinks and your own cabana boy!

10. Main Pool at Rancho Valencia Spa and Wellness


Southern California spa resort is muy tranquilo, and houses a full resort spa facility, villas, fine dining and events. 45 acres with horses in the Sand Dieguito valley. Rancho Valencia has two salt pools for popular water workout classes and fun volleyball games, but most of the time are quiet for for lounging or swimming laps.

11. Indigo Pool at Ojai Valley Inn and Spa in Ojai


With a stunning backdrop, the newly remodeled Indigo Pool offers the perfect place to relax well into the evening. One of 4 pools at the Ojai Valley Resort that guests can use.
The main pool features 8 newly redesigned cabanas with cool lounge furniture and a personal pool butler to cater to your every whim. It could be your best day at the pool ever!

12. Cielo Pool at Terranea in Rancho Palos Verdes


Stunning views and exotic drink specials keep the days cool, while the poolside fire pit heats up the night at Cielo Point. Designed with a chic atmosphere in mind, this adult setting is for ages 18 and older.

13. Vista Pool at Terranea in Rancho Palos Verdes


2015 saw the opening of the Terranea resorts 4th swimming pool, the Vista Pool, open to resort guests over 13 yrs. The saltwater pool and hot tub offer panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean while being close to all the resort fun.

  1. Resort Jungle Pool at Four Seasons in Santa Barbara


Santa Barbara California is host to a mild climate all year long, with warm breezes, few clouds and bright sunshine, thanks to the buffer from the Santa Ynez mountains.Guests to the California Riviera soak up the sun around this Jungle themed swimming pool. Authentic Kentia palms and Australian tree ferns, this exotic hand-tiled pool features underwater music.

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