Legendary Hollywood actors like Marilyn Monroe, Gloria Swanson, and Charlie Chaplin once called The Charlie Hotel’s grounds home. Built and established in 1924, this boutique hotel in West Hollywood exudes the quaint charm and air of an English bungalow. Private and sequestered away from the bustle of Los Angeles by lush flora, The Charlie is a favorite getaway for today’s stars like Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Natalie Portman.
The Charlie Hotel — Photo courtesy of The Charlie Hotel
After a multi-million dollar renovation by owner Menachem Treivush, The Charlie Hotel reopened in 2008, featuring a slew of amenities like Wi-Fi access, daily maid service, HD digital cable, and onsite gated parking. Guests also enjoy Joseph Abboud bath supplies, washer/dryer, and fresh flowers. A pet-friendly establishment, The Charlie also welcomes your 4-legged family member to stay.
The property boasts 13 secluded cottages, each named for a familiar Hollywood figure. Stay at the Marlene to take advantage of a powder room and private patio, or book the Valentino’s 2-bed and 2-bath unit for spacious living arrangements. The popular Marilyn, once occupied by Ms. Monroe herself, is a free-standing cottage with a formal dining room and private wrap-a-round patio.
Lacking a swimming pool, lobby, or in-house restaurant, this unique hotel caters more towards long-term guests not searching for a typical luxury hotel. Book a country-style cottage to roam The Charlie Hotel's enchanting gardens, escape the city, and experience a slice of Hollywood’s rich history.