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East Coast USA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Charlie in early September and this was really a great find. The rooms are actually a series of small houses in a personal compound right off of Melrose Avenue. It is as if you have stepped back into the 1920's Hollywood era bungalow scene yet in a contemporary and fully charming way. We stayed in the...

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

Dear Manymiles2010, Thank you for your raving review! We are so pleased to hear that you've enjoyed your recent stay with us at The Charlie! It was so wonderful meeting you, and I'm so glad you found some of the near-by dinner suggestions to be helpful! Our Marilyn cottage is delightful, and we are pleased to hear that you found...

Reviewed 26 October 2016

Firstly I'd like to start with the nightmare check in and then go for the Pros. I booked the trip about a year before I arrived so it was no surprise that we we're coming, and Check in instructions we're emailed after the office had already closed for it's 2 hour check in window, but that still wasn't the worst...

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

Dear KaneNim, Thank you for your detailed feedback. I would foremost like to apologize for the poor check-in process you've experienced. We, very unfortunately, had an unexpected family tragedy to deal with, which overlapped with your stay at The Charlie. Given that The Charlie is a family-run business, Chris and Sarah stepped up to help our establishment with limited training,...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 17 October 2016

spent 5 nights here at the end of a 6 week USA visit, read the reviews, preferring boutique style accommodation, and thought it would suit. Good location, can walk to Santa Monica BLVD, and Melrose Ave with places to eat / shop incl supermarket Parking included onsite. Stayed in Betty, x1 flight of stairs, so no lift, if you are...

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

Dear ammark57, Thank you for your recent stay with us and for your detailed feedback. Yes indeed, our great location and neighborhood are just a few reasons guests love to stay with us! We are glad to hear you found your suite to be comfortable and spacious! The Betty has some of my favorite garden views! We are sorry to...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Sooo much better than hotels in beverly hills. I love this place. Very roomy and a lovely charming individuality in each suite. Why would you stay in a hotel when you could stay here? All the rooms are great and its on a private and quiet street.

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

Dear JeanMostyn, Thank you very much for your great feedback in regards to your recent stay with us at The Charlie! We are thrilled to hear that you found our establishment to be exceptional, and we take pride in providing a memorable experience for our guests. We look forward to welcoming you back again, hopefully in the very near future!

United States
Reviewed 24 August 2016

The West Hollywood location is good, and the people that work here are very nice. Free parking when you book through the website.The place is charming, but they really need to address the housekeeping issues. I noticed that the kitchen appliances could have used a better cleaning, the glasses had spots, and worst of all - the shower was not...

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

Dear moonslice, Thank you for your detailed feedback. We value your opinion and apologize that your experience with us did not live up to your expectations. We are pleased to hear our staff was friendly and that you took advantage of making the booking directly through our website in order to receive the complimentary parking. The kitchens indeed are supplied...

Reviewed 24 August 2016

Very relaxing and beautiful experience. Very clean and tranquil. Very well appointed. Staff friendly and accommodating. There was a balcony and parking could be found close by. No dining options but there is a kitchen in each unit.

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

Dear Brett G, Thank you for your review! We are delighted to hear your experience at The Charlie was wonderful, and we hope to see you again in the very near future!

Reviewed 24 August 2016

We had a lovely stay at the Charlie, a hidden gem in West Hollywood. It's located on the residential side off Melrose Avenue along a shaded street. Nice, quiet neighborhood, great location. We planned ahead to prepare dinner and breakfast in our room because of the full kitchen, however there was no bakeware, dish towel or a potholder in our...

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

Dear G4139FIkimberlyr, Thank you for your review! We are glad to hear you've decided to utilize the in-room kitchen! Each suite is supplied with an array of pots and pans, however should something be missing, we always encourage guests to approach management or housekeeping staff with any additional requests! We do not supply paper towels given that we strive to...

decor318
Reviewed 10 August 2016

A perfect location in Hollywood, snuggled into a residential neighborhood. We had the smallest suite, the Betty, and it was plenty large! A commodious living room cum kitchen and smaller bedroom and very pleasant bathroom. I loved that one could open wide the leaded-glass casement windows and look down upon a charming leafy courtyard. In the hushed atmosphere the fountain...

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

Dear CanYouForgiveHer, Thank you for your wonderful review! We are pleased to hear that you've found our establishment to be quaint and charming! And we hope to be of service to you again in the very near future!

Dorset, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 August 2016

We stayed at The Charlie for 3 nights in July 2016; a delightful charmingly quirky oasis located in a quiet residential street in West Hollywood. We were allocated 'The Clark' which is a wonderful spacious and light two bedroomed cottage which we found very comfortable and well equipped with a full kitchen and laundry facilities etc. However, as lightsleepers we...

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

Dear DorsetSullivans, Thank you for your recent stay with us at The Charlie and for your review! We are glad to hear you've found The Charlie's location to be superb and that the Clark suite was to your liking! However, we are sorry to hear that you found the AC unit to be noisy. We have added on rubber padding...

Elyria
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Two of us enjoyed a two night stay that was very restful and peaceful. We stayed in the cottage named after Marilyn Monroe and appreciated the fully equipped kitchen. We were also able to walk to a number of places, which was helpful. If the location if full and you are parking inside the gate, it is very tight and...

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

Dear Lori G, Thank you for your review! We are thrilled to hear that you found our location to be superb and within easy walking distance to top restaurants and shops! Thank you for bringing our attention to the pillows in the Marilyn cottage! We have now double checked the pillows in ALL the rooms and any soiled ones have...

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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: $377 - $684 (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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