Hollywood Art Deco Redux at
The Sunset Tower Hotel
My formative years were spent becoming a glamor girl living in the hills above Sunset Strip in Laurel Canyon. Hollywood was truly glamorous. I must have zipped by The Sunset Tower Hotel a zillion times. It was the epitome of Art Deco architecture and I always wondered about it…… Those days are over as I had the most glorious stay there this summer of 2012.
Over the years I had stayed at many of the fine hotels in the area.. But, I was really drawn to stay there. I wasn’t the least bit disappointed, from the moment I arrived until the moment I left, I felt as if I had arrived where I was meant to be.
The service at the entrance is welcoming and gracious. There aren’t tons of people fidgeting about getting their cars. It’s all smooth.
Stepping into the lobby is like stepping into a seductive environment of welcome and making oneself feel comfortable. Nothing is rushed and being greeted by professional and friendly reception staffers without badge wearing back slappers is so wonderful.
The nice thing is being greeted by a tasteful and wonderfully groomed man who is the “Ambassador” of the hotel. Tim Cunningham is the perfect gentleman for the job. He is gracious and wants to make your stay special, and he succeeds! I was amazed when he made sure I got the right tanning oil by sending out for it. He really is the man about town and I was pleased that he could fill me in on where to find fabulous vintage clothes, dining spots, great directions for getting to The Villa Getty Museum and making sure that EVERYTHING ran smoothly. I would stay at The Sunset Tower Hotel because his presence is so important to a memorable stay.
One morning I missed the wonderful breakfast served on the Terrace. I was so hungry and was missing all the beautiful fresh fruit. Never fear, for Angel, a delightful server, made sure that I had the best of the best fruit with Greek yogurt and really delicious house made granola. I was really pleased by Angel’s poise and graciousness. I always made sure that I sat in his section. He had a deft touch and made every meal special.
You really must eat the perfectly prepared lamb chops for dinner. They were so good, I had them twice in FIVE days. They are sweet, succulent and cooked as they should be, pink with crispy edges. I hunger for them now.
The maid did a wonderful job of keeping my fabulous, huge room with a view of West Hollywood so orderly and comfy. Towels and amenities are superb, Khiel’s. Beautifully blended potions and lotions are absolutely the best. The stand alone shower is big enough for a shower a deux!
What I really like about the Sunset Tower Hotel is that it has everything that you can find at more expensive hotels but they would be lacking in fabulous hospitality and the rates are not exorbitant.
Yes, you will see Hollywood types there, for sure. They love the pool area for lunch and drinks as the views are spectacular. It really is a treasure.
OOOOOOOOPS…..THE SPA is so wonderful and all the services are done by a really wonderful staff from the soothing stone massage to a beautiful manicure. I desire another hour and a half aromatherapy massage with hot stones. Plus, the hair stylists are so hip!
Hopefully you’ll treat yourself to a rendezvous or special occasion at this truly elegant hotel with superior services and a fabulous staff!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Sunset Hotel West Hollywood