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Andaz West Hollywood

West Hollywood, CA

Dip your toes into the highest rooftop swimming pool in LA, at the Andaz West Hollywood hotel. Sip cocktails like the hotel’s signature drink, Mr. Plant, named in honor of the legendary Led Zeppelin rocker and frequent hotel visitor in the 1970s. The intimate rooftop deck includes cabanas, plus stunning views of the Sunset Strip and Hollywood Hills beyond. Does Andaz get your vote for best LA rooftop bar?


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