Although summer is synonymous with pool season here in Los Angeles, unless you're fortunate enough to have one in your own back yard, it's not always easy to find a swimming pool that will happily host us for an afternoon. Most hotel pools are for guest use only, but we've done the recon and found the best ones that welcome locals for daytime use. Whether you're looking to lounge peacefully in the sun with a book, or splash around with friends over drinks and party tunes, here's a guide to accessing eight of L.A.'s best hotel pools where you don't have to be an overnight guest to take a dip.