The Charlie

The Charlie

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Once upon a time, The Charlie in West Hollywood was Charlie Chaplin’s home, with an array of tiny bungalows occupied by his up-and-coming actor friends. Over the years, Marilyn Monroe, Marlene Dietrich, Bette Davis and Clark Gable were invited to bed down. The Charlie’s star didn’t fade in the golden age: today, there’s a good chance incognito celebrities are hiding behind the bougainvillea in 1920s-era cottages named after their most famous silver-screen occupants.

Highlights:

  • Sleep where Marilyn, Charlie and Clark once lay their heads

  • A quiet escape in the heart of Hollywood

  • Each cottage is totally private

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Fresh bowl of fruit on arrival.

In the know

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No smoking indoors, but you can light up in the gardens and on the patios. Dogs are welcome; a $100 non-refundable deposit is payable for your pooch to bed down in your cottage. The Charlie’s grounds are a botanist-delighting collection of native plants and bright flowers. The lushly landscaped gardens are home to bougainvillea, roses, hibiscuses and palms that keep your morning coffee private from wandering eyes.

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Every hotel is visited personally by members of our team and given the Smith seal of approval. As soon as our anonymous reviewers have returned from this boutique hotel in West Hollywood and unpacked their California oranges and sandals, a full account of their city escape will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside the Charlie…

The story of the Charlie could be scripted for the big screen. In 2002, now-owner Menachem Treivush wandered by the dilapidated cottages, which were scheduled to be demolished to make way for a condo complex. Unwilling to se

Accommodation details

Address:

819 North Sweetzer Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 90069, United States
Hollywood & West Hollywood
USA

Location:

7.7 mi / 12.3 km from city centre

General facilities

  • Spa
  • Internet services
  • On-Site parking
  • Onsite laundry

Dining information

Restaurant:

 No restaurant, though guests who call ahead with a grocery list can have the cottage kitchen fully stocked before arrival. You’ve a full kitchen to chef it up in, and a farmers’ market a few blocks down Fairfax.

Top table:

Your private patio is the ideal spot for snacks and breakfast.

Hotel bar:

 None, but you’ve a refrigerator to stock, and a handful of smart watering holes in the neighbourhood.

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