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“Old Hollywood Glamour”
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Sunset Tower Hotel
Ranked #1 of 18 Hotels in West Hollywood
Certificate of Excellence
Hollywood, California
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Old Hollywood Glamour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2011

The Bar here is by far one of the Best in the city. Don't go in here in shorts and a T-Shirt! This is a very nice place. The host is a true gentleman and how can you not like a guy who has not let the likes of Lindsay Lohan & Paris Hilton in here.

The ambiance is Fabulous the View Incredible and the food Fantastic with classic drinks.

The Hotel is from the 20's and kept up very nicely, just don't excpect super size rooms. John Wayne once had a cow on a balcony though!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
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Arlington, Virginia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2011

Walking into the hotel we immediately impressed, that awe ended up staying in the lobby. We reserved a 2 Bedroom Suite at the hotel and it was nothing short of a joke - it was essentially 2 rooms with a hallway connecting the 2 individual rooms. No closet space, no dressers to put anything away. The hotel's NON-pro-active response to the situation was to move to another suite and pay an additional $300 per night for a "genuine suite as they call it"

End of story, with so many great hotels in LA, if your looking for luxury and space, look elsewhere.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled on business
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2011

I stayed here for 1 night. The hotel is gorgeous, the view from the restaurant near the pool is stunning and the food and service is excellent. We ate breakfast, lunch and dinner here. There is free wifi in the hotel too.
I stayed in a room with a king size bed. It was really nice, the bed was comfortable, I had a nice view and it was very quiet at night. However, there was a major flaw in that the bathroom has only mood lighting which was very dim. It was the same in my mother’s room. The bathroom lighting was so dim I couldn’t put my makeup on in there. Apart from that, my stay was very nice.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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new york city
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2011

The rooms are nice enough--not terribly spacious depending on which room you get, but the beds are luxurious and come with the standard amenities. Nothing about the rooms will really wow you. Just make sure to ask for a room NOT facing Sunset--the boulevard's numerous bars and clubs get pretty loud and you're right smack facing all the action.
The reason i love the Sunset Tower is the service and the food! The restaurant is delicious--although very formal, dark and some may deem stuffy. But there's a reason the Hollywood elite love it--it's discreet and quiet. The pool/terrace restaurant has lighter fare and equally good. Plus it's not bad having breakfast in the sun overlooking Los Angeles.

Room Tip: Request a non-Sunset Blvd-facing room.
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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled on business
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new york city
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2011

My room was tiny and directly next to the elevator so I could hear the motor all night. When I asked to move they told me the only room was smaller than what I was in....! Not sure how that was possible unless they wanted to move me int the actual elevator. Besides this the location and restaurants are great.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2011

laid back , understated and stylish
good location and fabulous views ...............gorgeous floor to ceiling windows
comfortable bed , great linens kiehls amenities
enjoyed our one bed suite
good food / good room service
very good staff
a bit annoyed to be challenged by security man .............just doing his job ........... but perhaps i did not look chic enough for him..............shallow idiot !
good hair salon /spa
good gym / small but with new machines

Room Tip: get a room facing the city not sunset blvd
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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cleveland, oh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2011

Very responsive staff, but almost to the point of obsequiousness and occasional insincerity. Shabby chic definitely applies here, sometimes good, sometimes bad. We had a suite which was quite spacious and well-decorated, but the bathroom was strange, with tons of empty space at one end and the toilet, vanity and shower smashed together at the other. No place to put toiletries so things kept falling into the sink or onto the floor-- a ledge under the vanity would have be nice or even an etagere in the empty corner. Beautiful toiletries in the bathroom thought. Freshly baked cookies with the turndown service were a great touch, and the high tea and continental breakfast, if you can call it that, as there were homemade yogurt, hard-boiled eggs, and salmon, were wonderful. The hallways are kind of dark, creepy and narrow, particularly by the elevators and I can't imagine anyone actually using the spa which is in the basement and which gave me similar willies. Great location though and I must say that I infinitely prefer this type of decor and staff responsiveness to the austere and often snooty mondrian down the street.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Sunset Tower Hotel
Address: 8358 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069
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Region: United States > California > West Hollywood > West Hollywood
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in West Hollywood
#1 Family Hotel in West Hollywood
#1 Luxury Hotel in West Hollywood
#2 Romantic Hotel in West Hollywood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sunset Tower Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 81
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Designed in 1929 by architect Leland A. Bryant, the Sunset Tower Hotel was a trendsetter from the moment it opened. Its location on Sunset Strip and proximity to area restaurants, nightlife, and boutiques make it a popular choice for guests visiting West Hollywood/Beverly Hills. Guests enjoy elegant Art Deco styling combined with modern conveniences and amenities including the famous Tower Bar. The Sunset Tower Hotel also features a luxurious pool area, fitness center, group facilities, and pet amenities. Tucked away inside of one of Hollywood's most recognized architectural landmarks is the Cure Salon & Spa, which features some of the most celebrated international stylists, aestheticians, therapists and med-spa practitioners. Rooms reflect the elegance of the property with stunning views from floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows, Kiehl's Bath Products, gourmet mini bar, flat screen TVs, custom furnishings and artwork. Complimentary WiFi is offered throughout the property. At Sunset Tower Hotel, our goal is to provide a Hollywood-style experience to each guest and ensure their stay is not only comfortable, but exceptional. ... more   less 
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