10 West Coast hotels with rooftop bars perfect for summer

If you ask us, summer is best enjoyed al fresco. Whether you’re traveling to the West Coast for business, pleasure or because you live there, these hotel rooftop bars are just what your summer needs. From partying on pool decks to romantic scenic escapes, each of these hotels can offer exactly the views you need to enjoy the city and start your summer.

Departure at The Nines, Portland, OR

Stake out your spot in Pioneer Square with a cardamom-infused Kafe Che cocktail. This highly-acclaimed rooftop restaurant serves up pan-Asian cuisine with a panoramic view.

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Rooftop Lounge at The Moment Hotel, Hollywood, CA

Drink like a star under the stars on the Moment’s rooftop terrace. A great place to stop and sip after the theater, watching the Hollywood sunset.

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The Nest at the Thompson Seattle, Seattle, WA

A rooftop with modern finishings and views of the city make The Nest a perfect spot to mix and mingle. Call in a reservation for a seat by the fire, order some small plates and drink cocktails inspired by our feathered friends.

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Lustre at the Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix Cityscape, Phoenix, AZ

Lustre is the place to see and be seen, sidle up to pool or rest under the cabanas to get out of the intense Arizona heat. Even better, on select Wednesday you can participate in sunset yoga (then head to the bar for a cocktail of course).

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ALTITUDE Sky Lounge at the San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego, CA


Set up like a stage (DJ booth included), ALTITUDE serves up hot drinks with a nightlife vibe in Downtown San Diego. On chilly summer nights, sit by a fire pit and overlook home plate in Petco Park.

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Skybar at the Mondrian Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA


Perch poolside above the Sunset Strip and sip on swanky cocktails like the Red Fire Margarita. The Skybar is always hopping, especially on Sundays for their XIV Sessions (a giant party to start your week). Not for the faint of heart.

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Drai’s Beach Club at The Cromwell, Las Vegas, NV

Drai’s Beach Club at The Cromwell is everything you’d expect from Vegas. Pool. Cabanas. Nonstop drinks. And plenty of parties. 

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The Roof at the Kimpton Hotel Wilshire, Los Angeles, CA


Sweeping city views from The Roof terrace make are perfect for capturing that summer breeze. With celebrity chef Eric Greenspan at the helm, expect inventive new-American eats paired with your favorite concoction.

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Frolik at the Motif Seattle, Seattle, WA

Frolik turns up the heat as their bar features a full-length fireplace for when there’s a chill in the air. Check out the live music nights and grab one of the swinging lounge chairs to up the relaxation factor.

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Rooftop Terrace at the Hotel Vitale, San Francisco, CA

Spot the Ferry Building and Bay Bridge from this romantic rooftop at Hotel Vitale. A part of the Americano Restaurant and Bar, you can sip your morning coffee in the sun or enjoy a crisp glass of Napa wine late at night.

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