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Mendocino, California
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

This hotel is for the dreamer in all of us. If you've ever imagined what it was like to live during Hollywood's golden age, The Charlie fulfills those fantasies. The owners has done a wonderful job meticulously bringibg these bungalows while seamlessly weaving in today's modern conveniences. Tge surrounding neighborhood is beautiful. You are just a couple of blocks from...

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Masha T, Manager at The Charlie, responded to this review

Dear MendocinoInnkeeper, Thank you for your glorifying review! We are so pleased to hear that you have found appreciation in the beauty and preservation of our little historic establishment! We have had Charlie Chaplin's family members stay with us in the past, and for the whole generation to have had ties to our property is something really unique and special!...

Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 22 July 2016

We are currently staying in the Marilyn cottage at The Charlie and will be reluctantly checking out tomorrow. We used to live in this part of Los Angeles and were attracted by the idea of staying somewhere more like "home" than an ordinary hotel. At the same time, The Charlie sounded almost too good to be true. No worries -...

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Masha T, Manager at The Charlie, responded to this review

Dear tokyoexpat2016, Thank you for your lovely review. We are so please to hear that you've enjoyed your stay in the Marilyn cottage and found all to be to your liking! We hope you had safe travels back home, and we hope to see you again on your next trip to Los Angeles!

Ashland, Oregon
Reviewed 13 July 2016

The good folks at The Charlie upgraded my wife and me to a two story bungalow with a full kitchen and French windows that opened up to roses and the sound of water trickling down fountains. The place was so nice we made dinner and enjoyed it rather than slip out to a night of debauchery on Melrose Ave. The...

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Masha T, Manager at The Charlie, responded to this review

Dearr holt2324, Thank you for your review of The Charlie! We are thrilled you've enjoyed your stay with us, and found our establishment to be both charming and peaceful! We do offer many complimentary perks for guests who book directly with us or through our website, including complimentary parking, complimentary early check-in (when available), complimentary upgrade (when available), guaranteed complimentary...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 6 July 2016

I love this place. Great location. Loaded with charm. Nothing like generic, boring hotel chains. In fact, this ranks in the top five of places I have stayed all over the world. However. For 600. night, I really felt they could spring for a box of Kleenex (found in Motel 6). Perhaps napkins and paper towels in the luxury kitchen...

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Masha T, Manager at The Charlie, responded to this review

Dear Judydub, Thank you for your praise of our little gem here! We do offer Kleenex in all rooms, and this must have been an oversight on the part of the housekeepers. We encourage guests to bring anything that's missing to our attention, and we'll be more than happy to assist! Although we do not provide paper towels, given that...

Valencia
Reviewed 28 June 2016

This place was Awesome!! It's like a cool little apartment with full kitchen, living room, bathroom and bedroom along with washer and dryer in case you need to do laundry. So clean and neat and decorated so cool! Thurston and I loved this place.WE had a wonderful overnight stay. Can't wait to go again for longer

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Masha T, Manager at The Charlie, responded to this review

Dear I4896QXmelissaa, Thank you for your wonderful review! We are thrilled to hear you had an "Awesome" stay with us at The Charlie and that you found our facilities to your liking! We hope to be of service to you again in the very near future and yes, perhaps next time for a longer stay!

Reviewed 27 June 2016

We got a room here last minute. Upon arriving they switched us to another room than we were scheduled for because ours wasn't ready. This was nice of them to do. I was told that the room was hot because the air conditioning was off but that it would catch up soon. After a few hours, The thermostat still read...

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Masha T, Manager at The Charlie, responded to this review

Dear Jonathan S, Thank you for your review of The Charlie. It seems that the air-conditioning was indeed working, given that the temperature outside during your stay with us was close to 100 degrees. We encourage guests to always keep all windows and doors closed, so that the air conditioning is able to do its job at a quicker pace....

Palm Springs, California
Reviewed 18 June 2016

I had the need to for hotel in LA two nights a week for at least 6 months. Saw the Charlie. Dylan and the team could not have been more helpful. This place is awesome. Quiet, full of character and in easy walking distance of everything be it clubs, grocery stores or restaurants. An awesome find.

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Masha T, Manager at The Charlie, responded to this review

Dear challren, Thank you for your great review of The Charlie! We are very pleased to hear that you found our location to be central to all that Los Angeles has to offer! I will pass on your kind comments to Dylan and the rest of the team, and we hope to be of service to you again in the...

Reviewed 21 May 2016

I want some Hollywood history in my Los Angeles experiences and the story behind the Charlie is quite amazing (and available on their website.) The Charlie delivers on all the requisites for me. Bungalows or apartments are nicely decorated and are fully kitted out with modern amenities such as flat screens and fast Wi-Fi while maintaining a vintage charm. My...

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Masha T, Manager at The Charlie, responded to this review

Dear Paul K, Thank you very much for a wonderful review! Yes, the location of The Charlie is very central with some of the best shops and restaurants located just steps away from us! I will pass on your praise to our staff members, and we hope to see you again in the very near future!

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 19 May 2016

We stayed 3 nights at The Charlie, very quaint with an interesting history. There is no room service but restaurants, bars and cafe are a short walk away. The rooms are all self contained with a full kitchen and super comfortable beds, they also have a washer and dryer. Would highly recommend a short stay, each bungalow has it's own...

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Masha T, Manager at The Charlie, responded to this review

Dear robynsuttonmail, Thank you for your review! We are so pleased to hear you've had a wonderful stay with us at The Charlie! We hope to be of service to you again in the very near future!

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 27 April 2016

This place is like a home away from home. Situated in a lovely area of West Hollywood with secure parking onsite and a very private garden we just loved every minute of our stay here. We will definitely be back. The Villa we stayed in was the 'Valentino' and it was so spacious and bright and airy. Certainly big enough...

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Masha T, Manager at The Charlie, responded to this review

Dear MichaelS4030, Thank you for your wonderful review! We are thrilled to hear you've enjoyed your stay with us in the Valentino suite!! All of our two-bedroom suites are indeed ideal for accommodating two couples, or even a family traveling with children, as they can sleep 5-6! We are glad to hear you found our accommodations to be on par...

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For years, West Hollywood has been known as a hub for the LGBT communities in Los Angeles. Today it still maintains the title, but has also become the “it” neighborhood for the entertainment industry’s up-and-comers. Producers, directors, writers and aspiring actors call this area home. Known for great boutique shopping, vintage clothing stores, home décor shops and fitness studios, West Hollywood is a grid of wide boulevards and narrow residential streets. The neighborhood also has a concentration of the most avant-garde restaurants in Los Angeles (rivaled only by the burgeoning restaurant scene Downtown). A trip to the iconic Sunset Strip, with its many clubs, music venues, hotels and flashing lights won’t be forgotten.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Charlie provides exclusive luxurious accommodations to a worldwide clientele, whilst preserving the natural and historical beauty of the property's grounds. The landmark upon which The Charlie resides today was first built & established in 1924 by the Ruth Gordon family. Word has it that numerous movie star legends have roamed these grounds in the past, living out their glorious days to the fullest! Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe, and Gloria Swanson are only a few of such legends to name, to whom at one point or another The Charlie grounds were believed to have been a home! In 2002, threatened by re-development, this historical landmark was acquired by Menachem Treivush and has since undergone a multi-million dollar renovation. By carefully preserving historically-scrutinizing details, incorporating the technology of today, and dedicating careful attention to detail, Mr. Treivush has rapidly built up The Charlie into the unique establishment that it is today! Since re-opening to the public in 2008, The Charlie has become known as The Hidden Gem of the legendary West Hollywood! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Charlie

Address: 819 N Sweetzer Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069-5407
Region: United States > California > West Hollywood > West Hollywood
Price Range: RM1,264 - RM2,283 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Charlie 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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“The Marilyn was wonderful but I believe all the guest rooms are great. Beautiful courtyards so you can enjoy the outside as well.”
 of 5 bubbles Manymiles2010, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Check in on time and book early this place can get pricey as demand is high”
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 of 5 bubbles KaneNim, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“depends on if you want ground, or 1st floor, and what size you need. Betty was big enough for 2, but no more”
 of 5 bubbles ammark57, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Apartment style. Perfect for a home away from home feeling and if you want to be in West Hollywood.”
 of 5 bubbles brettg186, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The Marilyn Cottage has a number of steps to enter, use the kitchen, and access both bedrooms.”
 of 5 bubbles lorig914, 29 Jul 2016 | Read review
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