Top Ten Rooftop Lounges in San Diego

Locals frequent San Diego hotels for a slew of reasons aside from relaxing pillow talk. has your top ten rooftop lounges...

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San Diego KIN Lounge at the Manchester Grand Hyatt is the newest upscale poolside lounge to hit the downtown harbor community. KIN is located within the third floor pool area of the Hyatt, overlooking the picturesque San Diego Bay. Raising the bar for poolside nightlife ambiance, KIN will create new standards with guest DJs, private cabanas with bottle service, provocative multimedia visuals, and a creative menu of signature top-shelf cocktails to pair with a mouth-watering Bar Bites food menu and a wide variety of wines, champagnes, and beers. (Photo courtesy of )
The venue name is truly representative of this Little Italy restaurant and lounge. Located four floors up at the unassuming Porto Vista Hotel, The Glass Door offers a one of a kind view of the San Diego harbor. Whether enjoying wine flights and New American cuisine within the glass doors or on the spacious outdoor deck, diners are bound to feel comfortable at this elegant establishment. (Photo courtesy of )
This spring Hotel Solamar is introducing San Diego to a new rooftop: LOUNGEsix. Don’t expect a new design and don’t hold your breath for the launch of new edgy nightlife promotions. The launch doesn’t bring an aesthetic transformation, but the new LOUNGEsix name does represent a change at the Hotel Solamar – particularly a new atmosphere on the Solamar Terrace. (Photo courtesy of )
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The Rooftop at Ivy is a spacious poolside lounge sizzling with a modern take on tropical resort intrigue. By night, a strict guest list regulates the star-lit crowd to ensure the right size and mix, while guest DJs entertain those lounging about cabana booths. (Photo courtesy of )
A rooftop oasis overlooking the Gaslamp cityscape, the brand new Kama and Sirén Lounge at the Sé Hotel offer elite hotel guests and in-the-know locals a taste of the good life without the rowdy crowds. Hide away in VIP cabanas and enjoy a sophisticated night on the town. (Photo courtesy of )
The Hard Rock Hotel introduced San Diego to two new nightlife venues in ’09, including Float Lounge. This rooftop destination is a luxurious poolside venue that takes its parties seriously. At night, rooftop-going guests enjoy bottle service around the fire pit VIP lounges. (Photo courtesy of )
The second level Tower Deck at Tower 23 is reserved for hotel guests, making this outdoor lounge one of the most exclusive spots in all of Pacific Beach. As you soak in the spectacular sunset view, lounge in cabanas set near the splash pool and enjoy cocktail service from JRDN restaurant and bar downstairs. (Photo courtesy of )
Boasting views of PETCO Park and the San Diego skyline, ALTITUDE Lounge is an upscale favorite for a diverse crowd. Snuggle up by the fire pits, opt for VIP bottle service by the dance floor, or sneak away and sip down a cocktail with your special someone as the Padres score a home run down below. (Photo courtesy of )
The W introduces the revamped WET pool and the connecting second floor Veranda Bar. WET was reintroduced as an alluring oasis for travelers with a mirror wall, a graphic wooden deck, whimsical botanicals, and a dramatic hyper photo of a wave appearing to crest. WET guests are encouraged to recline on chaise lounges by the pool, soaking in the sun, while enjoying Veranda treats. (Photo courtesy of )
Embark on a liquid adventure at this downtown waterfront destination featuring modern twists of new American Dim Sum and hand-crafted organic cocktails. Odysea’s perch beside the water – including outdoor terrace – is a main gathering place for hotel visitors. Key features include table-side cart service, providing instantaneous flavor gratifications, a comprehensive absinthe program and distinctive drink flights. (Photo courtesy of )
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