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Words like luxurious, exorbitant, and stunning are commonly used when describing pools in Las Vegas. While most pool scenes are built to impress, only a select few offer equally impressive views of the city. With pool season right around the corner, we thought it would be fun to rank Las Vegas rooftop pools based on the quality of view they provide. Relaxation is great, but Vegas is meant to be seen. Let us help you find a pool that allows you to take it all in!
We’ll go from least scenic and count down to the most awe inspiring pool deck views in all of Vegas.
LINQ: On the second floor roof deck adjacent to the Linq Promenade, the Influence pool has limited views of Strip properties Flamingo and Bally’s. Our favorite aspect of the view, however, is how the High Roller observation wheel peeks out from behind Linq’s hotel tower. Linq’s pool is 21+ and tends to have a bit more of a party vibe so leave the kids at home.
Downtown Grand: A mere block away from Fremont Street, the Citrus Pool Deck at Downtown Grand overlooks the Fremont Street Experience and the hotel/casinos that comprise it. Not a “take your breath away” type view, but fans of Downtown Vegas are likely to enjoy the scenery.
Plaza: Anchoring the Fremont Street Experience, Plaza’s rooftop pool deck overlooks several downtown properties. Sitting in the shadow of Plaza’s main hotel tower, guests will also enjoy the signature 21 story “Behind Closed Doors” mural. Created by artist D*Face, the poolside mural depicts a sinister hand opening a door to the dismay of the woman hiding behind it. While the pool itself is on the small side, the pool deck offers a bar, pickleball, and blackjack in addition to a view of downtown.
Binion’s: Sitting atop the 25th floor of the Mint hotel tower which opened in 1965, the pool at Binion’s boasts the highest elevation in Las Vegas. Although the rooms that the tower is comprised of remain shuttered, the rooftop pool remains available for guests of Binion’s and sister property 4 Queens. What the pool deck itself lacks in grandeur is made up for with the view it provides. Easily the best roof top pool view in downtown Vegas. Interestingly, Binion’s hotel pool also reaches depths of 8 feet which is uncommon for pools in Vegas.
Related: Our Review of Binion’s Hotel Apache
Paris: Wedged between Paris’ hotel tower and their replica Eiffel Tower, the Soleil pool deck is certainly unique. In addition to the uniqueness of swimming in the shadow of the Eiffel, guests will also have beautiful views of center strip properties that surround the resort.
Planet Hollywood: Also located center Strip, Planet Hollywood’s pool area dubbed “The Scene” features 2 pools and 2 separate bars. Overlooking Cosmopolitan, Aria, Paris, and Bellagio the pool deck also offers access (for a fee) to the Flowrider wave machine enabling guests to surf in the middle of the desert.
Cromwell: Comprised of 2 pools and 6 separate hot tubs, the pool deck at Cromwell is located on the 12th story rooftop. Keep in mind that the pool doubles as Drai’s beach club on the weekends which is a raucous party atmosphere. Weekdays, however, tend to be pretty tame and provide some of the best poolside views of the Strip.
Cosmopolitan: Although Cosmo has 3 distinct rooftop pool experiences, the one offering the most stunning views is the Boulevard pool which overlooks the Las Vegas Strip. Interestingly, the Boulevard Pool deck doubles as a rooftop theater in the summer as part of Cosmopolitan’s “Movies on the Marquee” program. Admission for hotel guests is free while costing $5 for non-guests.
Once open, the sprawling rooftop pool deck view at Circa downtown may give a few of the above options a run for their money!
What is your favorite pool scene in Las Vegas? Leave it in the comments!