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3.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   819 N Sweetzer Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hamburg, Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For years and years and years I have to travel and am living in hotels for approx. 200 nights a year. Believe me, I do know them all. From the new vibrant sleek boutique places to the standards of the well-known five star hotel chains. I have to say that some of these hotels I do really like, some others... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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11 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Charlie is lovely, it feels just like staying in someone's house. It is old and charming, and the fixtures and fittings reflect this. This is not a traditional hotel, with room service and so on, but is a great place to stay. The kitchen is well equipped, and there's a supermarket within walking distance so you can stock up... More

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I decided to celebrate our wedding anniversary by getting away from our daily routine, and the Charlie hotel seemed like a great choice.The moment we stepped into this place we totally forgot we were in the city! We were so close to all the restaurants, shops and West Hollywood "action, but at the same time so secluded... More

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Perth, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Attracted by the charm and quant atmosphere of this hotel. The self contained rooms were nicely appointed with each having its own courtyard areas. The location of the hotel is reasonably close to all your needs. There is no 24 staff on site so be warned should there be a problem. We experienced a problem with our hot water system... More

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Norfolk, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I took a wild stab at staying at the Charlie because of its great location in West Hollywood and proximity to a very sick friend who lives there. Although I was initially unsure how to get in past the attractive keypadded security gate (a nice plus mind you), I was delightfully greeted by the friendly young family staff Dylan and... More

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San Diego, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

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
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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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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

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Address: 819 N Sweetzer Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Location: United States > California > West Hollywood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Charlie 3.5*
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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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