Sparkling blue pool with cascading palms and lounge chairs

Hotel Bel-Air

Hotel Bel-Air Pool

Tucked away in a tranquil setting, surrounded by swaying palm trees, this is the place to relax and savour every moment.

For over 75 years, the signature oval-shaped pool has been the focal point of life at Hotel Bel-Air. Take your place on a poolside lounger and experience this magical setting for yourself. The pool is open for hotel guests from 8am to 6pm daily with food and beverage service from 8am to 4pm.


Once a former horse-riding ring for the Bel-Air Stables, hence its distinctive shape, the swimming pool is picturesquely framed by hanging palms and cascading blooms. The pool and its surroundings were the vision of owner Joseph Drown, who transformed the property in the 1940s by personally directing his team of builders and gardeners.
History photo from 50s with women lounging by pool
History photo of Marilyn Monroe leaning on diving board in white swim suit

Celebrity status

Marilyn Monroe loved this place, so it’s very fitting that one of her most famous photo shoots for Vogue took place here. Robert Wagner started out his career as one of our pool boys, and we star on Bryan Ferry’s 1974 Another Time, Another Place album cover.

Movie location

The opening sequence of the 1965 movie The Silencers sees Dean Martin getting a soaking from his co-star Stella Stevens whilst relaxing beside our pool.
History photo from movie shoot in 1965 woman pours drink on actor poolside
Crudite and iced tea served on tray poolside

Refreshing treats

As the temperature rises, guests are refreshed with hourly, seasonal ‘pop-up refreshments’ such as frozen grape skewers, ice cream sundae and chocolate-dipped banana coins. Let us spoil you.


A delicious selection of poolside cuisine is offered by our Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air restaurant. A leisurely lunch on your lounger, healthy snacks and an array of speciality cocktails, can all be enjoyed in this exceptional setting.

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We’re here to take the very best care of you
  • Open daily – 8am to 6pm
  • Oval-shaped pool measures 23m x 10m/76ft x 34ft
  • Pool is heated to 27.8˚C/82˚F for year-round enjoyment
  • Luxurious loungers, sun shades and towels are provided
  • Sunglasses cleaning and luxurious skincare products are available including sunscreen

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Hotel Bel-Air

Hotel Bel-Air
701 Stone Canyon Road
Los Angeles, CA 90077
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