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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 20 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 18 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...

Henderson, Nevada
Reviewed 24 February 2016

We found a small, charming hotel with an English flavor. The Charlie is located centrally in West Hollywood close to many restaurants and clubs. The hotel is part of the charm in the neighborhood and offers spacious bungalows at hotel rates. The bungalow had a complete kitchen downstairs and a large master bedroom and bath upstairs. Then management is friendly...

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

Dear Italiano2000, Thank you for your wonderful review!!! I will pass on your compliments to the management, and we look forward to welcoming you back to our hidden gem on your next trip to Los Angeles!

New York city
Reviewed 3 February 2016

I liked my brief stay at The Charlie very much. The location in West Hollywood is great - nestled off a residential street. It is a quirky place that feels like old Hollywood. Lots of character, in keeping with the neighborhood. The duplex cottage I stayed in was tastefully furnished and very comfortable, with a kitchenette and dining alcove for...

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

Dear sma0221, We are so glad to hear you've enjoyed your stay with us at The Charlie! Thank you for your wonderful review and praise of our little gem! We are looking forward to your soon return!

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

This is my second time staying I am rather late in writing this as I stayed in October in the Marilyn Positives Stunning cottage, very clean Location good .. Something different rather than a hotel room Negatives The so called security drive through gate was ALWAYS open not once closed .. So why did we ever need a security code??...

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

Dear seesaw1143, Thank you for your review! We are pleased to hear you've decided to return to The Charlie to enjoy a second stay with us! The security gates do remain closed at all times, and the only way of getting in and out of the property is with an access code, which we consistently change! In addition to the...

Metro Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 4 December 2015

You cannot find a place more charming than Charlie. The place is teeming with character, with every room having its own distinct personality. I chose Charlie primarily because of its location, tucked in a residential area. You will need your own transportation to get to the City but its well worth the effort for the peaceful neighbourhood we were in.

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

Dear mjcley, Thank you for your lovely review! We are so pleased to hear you've enjoyed your recent stay with us at The Charlie! Indeed, we are centrally located to everything LA has to offer! Some of the best restaurants are just within easy walking distance. If need be, we can also assist with organizing transportation for our guests! Whether...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 25 November 2015

Although a little too far east for my taste, The Charlie is a great property but we didn't utilize it to the fullest. The full kitchen is there to save you money on food but we didn't use it. The terrace on the roof was a great addition. We had a two bedroom bungalow. Front desk staff were great -...

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

Dear jacksondc, Thank you for your review! We are thrilled to hear you had a great stay with us! The two-bedroom bungalows are some of our best suites, and the outdoor patios are unbeatable! We are glad to hear that you found our staff to be friendly and helpful! It is always a pleasure to accommodate guests such as yourself,...

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 November 2015

I was in Hollywood one one day for work and as I was without a car, wanted somewhere close to my meeting. I hate big chain hotels so looked for a decent mid-priced boutique hotel that met my needs. From the list I found, The Charlie seemed perfect - good location, good price ($200) and with some history - apparently...

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

Dear msg1969, Thank you for your review of The Charlie! We are indeed a great little historic property located just at the heart of West Hollywood! Plenty of top-notch restaurants, along with the infamous Melrose Place district, are just within a few easy steps from our establishment! Easily-accessible by foot, these happen to be some of the best-rated and sought-after...

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West Hollywood
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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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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
Region: United States > California > West Hollywood > West Hollywood
Price Range: $333 - $832 (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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