If you’re in Los Angeles and are looking to swim without a room reservation, this piece outlines your situation.
Basically, you’re options include:
1. Renting a cabana somewhere which will run you anywhere from $150—$400
2. Forking over $50 or so for a poolside meal
3. Putting up with a crowded, pool-party-hipster scene (here’s what we experienced at the Downtown Standard)
4. Sneaking in (See: How to Crash a Hotel Pool)