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, I thought it would be fun to provide a rundown of rooftop pools in Vegas, both on the Strip and on Fremont Street.
Rooftop Pools on Fremont Street
Circa‘s Stadium Swim
While Circa may have a view of surrounding properties downtown, all eyes will be on the gargantuan 143-foot high-definition TV screen that broadcasts sporting events and plays host to watch parties.
In addition to being a sports haven, Stadium Swim offers poolside gaming, 2 swim-up bars, and 330+ loungers.
Best yet, the rooftop pool at Circa is 21+. No kids allowed. The way Vegas was intended to be.
While guests staying at Circa, Golden Gate, and The D get in free, the pool is open to the public for a cover fee that varies from day to day.
Circa’s easily ranks as my preferred rooftop pool experience in Vegas.
A mere block away from Fremont Street, the Citrus Pool Deck at Downtown Grand overlooks the Fremont Street Experience and the resorts that comprise it.
While it’s not a “take your breath away” type view, fans of Downtown Vegas are likely to enjoy the scenery.
What I like most about the pool at DTG is the lack of crowds. I’ve stayed at the property multiple times and have never struggled to find a lounger.
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.
Notably, Plaza is one of the few hotels in Las Vegas with poolside hotel guestrooms.
Binion’s Hotel Apache & 4 Queens
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 in the tower below remain shuttered, the rooftop pool is available for guests of Binion’s Hotel Apache and sister property 4 Queens across the street.
What the pool deck itself lacks in grandeur is made up for with the view it provides – Easily the best rooftop pool view in downtown Vegas.
Interestingly, Binion’s hotel pool also reaches depths of 8 feet which is uncommon for pools in Vegas.
Rooftop Pools On The Strip
The newest resort on the strip offers a rooftop pool complex that has a little something for everyone.
Spanning 5.5-acres, the pool deck has 9 separate pools that include a zero-depth option for kids and an infinity pool that overlooks resorts to the south on the Strip.
In addition to pools and loungers, the complex has a number of hammocks and yard games that anyone can take advantage of.
Wedged between Paris’ hotel tower and its replica Eiffel Tower, the Soleil pool deck is certainly unique.
In addition to the uniqueness of swimming in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower, guests also have views of the center-strip properties that surround the resort.
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.
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.
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 “Dive-in Movies” program.
During the colder months, the pool deck transforms into an ice rink, making it one of the more unique winter activities in Las Vegas.
On the second-floor roof deck adjacent to the Linq Promenade, LINQ’s Influence pool has limited views of Strip properties Flamingo and Horseshoe.
My 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 – It may not be the best option if you’re not a fan of loud bass.
In a city with a top-tier pool scene to begin with, a hotel with a rooftop pool could be the perfect way to improve your experience.
See Also: What are the best pools in Las Vegas? My thoughts!
I’m a former software salesman turned Vegas aficionado. While the craps table is my preferred habitat, I pull myself away to explore new attractions, shows, restaurants, and outdoor activities around Las Vegas with the intent of sharing my experiences.
Ultimately, I just want to help folks plan a better trip and save a few bucks in the process.