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3.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   819 N Sweetzer Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069
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The Charlie

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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Diego, CA
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in the Steve for only one night. Wish we could have stayed longer but we were in town for a friends birthday party. Not sure what we were getting into but we were pleasantly surprised with the bungalow unit. The property was very well maintained and well planned out. Our suite was clean and very well equipped. My only... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

The Charlie was quaint, beautiful and secluded with close proximity to many sites. We were prepared with our own coffee and condiments, however, there are grocery stores close by if you need to pick something up. The staff was gracious and attentive. This will be our go-to place ANYTIME we are in CA. ps…GREAT breakfast at "Sweet Lady Janes" around... More

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

Thank you so much for your review Kathryn! We're thrilled to hear you've enjoyed your recent stay with us at The Charlie!! We love "Sweet Lady Jane" as well--great desserts!! We look forward to having you and your family back at The Charlie soon! More

New York
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Before you can decide if this hotel is right for you, you'll need to be clear on what you are looking for. If you need a place for an extended stay that provides a full kitchen, dishwasher, pots, pans, silverware, air conditioning, cable TV, washing machine & dryer for laundry at a reasonable price. This is the place for you.... More

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

Thank you for your review DESNY! I apologize that your stay with us was not to your liking. We do provide coffee makers in our rooms. Should one be missing, we encourage guests to please contact the manager or a housekeeper onsite to request one. The parking on our property is very tight and we must make the most out... More

Las Vegas, Nevada
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
12 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We usually stay in larger hotels but tried The Charlie because we had an online voucher for a reduced rate, it's in a neighborhood we are familiar with and had historical charm. It was definitely cute and cozy and quiet, just like staying in grandma's cottage. We were in a room called the Sasha. In this unit, it is hard... More

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

Thank you for your review CapricornSister! We strive for consistency in regards to our bedding--all of our one-bedroom suites do come with California King-Sized Beds. We have found that guests staying in the Sasha suite do prefer the larger bed, despite it taking up more room in the bedroom. Should one prefer, both the living room and the outdoor patio... More

Hepburn Springs, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

The Charlie was a great convenient place to stay. The accommodation was perfect and has so much character. Surrounded by gardens you feel like you are not in the hustle and bustle of busy LA but in the country. Room was well equipped and was very comfortable. The manager "Masha" was very hospitable and welcoming. Overall a great experience.

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

Thank you for your review Richard! We are joyful to hear you've enjoyed your stay with us at The Charlie! The original buildings were built in 1924, and due to all-wood flooring in the suites, sound from footsteps does carry. We are, however, in the process of adding rug pads and thicker carpets to all upstairs suites, which we hope... More

New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

My family and I frequent Los Angeles often to visit friends and family. We have stayed in many of the cities amazing hotels, however it was during our most recent trip, recommended through a friend, that we came across The Charlie. Intimate, chic and comfortable, The Charlie had everything we were looking for in a hotel, plus a few added... More

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

Thank you for your review Bill! We are so happy you came across The Charlie through a friend referral. Word of mouth is our primary marketing tool! We're thrilled you've enjoyed your stay with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back to The Charlie! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

Stayed at The Charlie and LOVED it!!! Everything was perfect; location, the room, the ambience... Our plane got it late and we just e-mailed Masha, the supervisor, who let su know where to park and how to get into our room without having any trouble due to the time. Perfect for people who apreciate calm and quiet settings, and a... More

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

Thank you for your review Claudia! We're so glad you've enjoyed your stay with us! We look forward to having you back at our home-away-from-home at The Charlie in the future! More

Sacramento, California
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
28 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

First the positives: Very clean, excellent location, wonderful ambiance. Negatives: Office closes at 5 p.m., so you need to get there to check in or you'll be out of luck. The WiFi didn't work. I asked them to fix it, but it still didn't work. Only the barest of toiletries provided - e.g., one bar of soap for the entire... More

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

Thank you for your review Jose! We are glad to hear you found your suite to be clean and found The Charlie's location to be excellent!! Given that The Charlie is a family business, we have a very limited number of employees. Having said that, our main office does close at 5:00pm, but we do offer late check-in. If we... More

Cowes, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Love staying at 'The Charlie' better than a motel. We stayed with our friends in a two bedroom (Valentino room) just done Route 66 and what a place to seat back and relax. Next time in Los Angles will stay at the Charlie. Telling our friends about this place

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

Thank you for your review John! We are pleased to hear you've enjoyed your stay with us at The Charlie! And thank you for referring us to your friends--word of mouth is our primary marketing tool! We look forward to having you back with us at The Charlie during your next trip to Los Angeles! More

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

PHENOMENAL! - The only word to describe my experience at "The Charming Charlie!" I love staying at hidden jems off the beaten path and The Charlie is just that AND MORE! From the private patio to the comfy, yet well-appointed bungalow.....and the rose-lined stone paths to the inviting and personable staff, this oasis left me wanting to just cuddle up... More

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

Thank you for your review MDM1989! We are pleased to hear you've enjoyed your recent stay with us! And we hope to see you at The Charlie during your next trip to Los Angeles! More

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Additional Information about The Charlie

Also Known As:
The Charlie Hotel West Hollywood
The Charlie Hotel
Address: 819 N Sweetzer Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Location: United States > California > West Hollywood
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in West Hollywood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Charlie 3.5*
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 
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