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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The West Hollywood location is good, and the people that work here are very nice. Free parking when you book through the website.The place is charming, but they really need to address the housekeeping issues. I noticed that the kitchen appliances could have used a better cleaning, the glasses had spots, and worst of all - the shower was not... More 

Thank moonslice
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very relaxing and beautiful experience. Very clean and tranquil. Very well appointed. Staff friendly and accommodating. There was a balcony and parking could be found close by. No dining options but there is a kitchen in each unit.

Thank Brett G
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a lovely stay at the Charlie, a hidden gem in West Hollywood. It's located on the residential side off Melrose Avenue along a shaded street. Nice, quiet neighborhood, great location. We planned ahead to prepare dinner and breakfast in our room because of the full kitchen, however there was no bakeware, dish towel or a potholder in our... More 

Thank G4139FIkimberlyr
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A perfect location in Hollywood, snuggled into a residential neighborhood. We had the smallest suite, the Betty, and it was plenty large! A commodious living room cum kitchen and smaller bedroom and very pleasant bathroom. I loved that one could open wide the leaded-glass casement windows and look down upon a charming leafy courtyard. In the hushed atmosphere the fountain... More 

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at The Charlie for 3 nights in July 2016; a delightful charmingly quirky oasis located in a quiet residential street in West Hollywood. We were allocated 'The Clark' which is a wonderful spacious and light two bedroomed cottage which we found very comfortable and well equipped with a full kitchen and laundry facilities etc. However, as lightsleepers we... More 

Thank DorsetSullivans
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Two of us enjoyed a two night stay that was very restful and peaceful. We stayed in the cottage named after Marilyn Monroe and appreciated the fully equipped kitchen. We were also able to walk to a number of places, which was helpful. If the location if full and you are parking inside the gate, it is very tight and... More 

Thank Lori G
Masha T, Manager at The Charlie, responded to this review

Dear Lori G, Thank you for your review! We are thrilled to hear that you found our location to be superb and within easy walking distance to top restaurants and shops! Thank you for bringing our attention to the pillows in the Marilyn cottage! We have now double checked the pillows in ALL the rooms and any soiled ones have... More 

Mendocino, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is for the dreamer in all of us. If you've ever imagined what it was like to live during Hollywood's golden age, The Charlie fulfills those fantasies. The owners has done a wonderful job meticulously bringibg these bungalows while seamlessly weaving in today's modern conveniences. Tge surrounding neighborhood is beautiful. You are just a couple of blocks from... More 

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

Dear MendocinoInnkeeper, Thank you for your glorifying review! We are so pleased to hear that you have found appreciation in the beauty and preservation of our little historic establishment! We have had Charlie Chaplin's family members stay with us in the past, and for the whole generation to have had ties to our property is something really unique and special!... More 

Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

We are currently staying in the Marilyn cottage at The Charlie and will be reluctantly checking out tomorrow. We used to live in this part of Los Angeles and were attracted by the idea of staying somewhere more like "home" than an ordinary hotel. At the same time, The Charlie sounded almost too good to be true. No worries -... More 

Thank tokyoexpat2016
Masha T, Manager at The Charlie, responded to this review

Dear tokyoexpat2016, Thank you for your lovely review. We are so please to hear that you've enjoyed your stay in the Marilyn cottage and found all to be to your liking! We hope you had safe travels back home, and we hope to see you again on your next trip to Los Angeles! More 

Ashland, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

The good folks at The Charlie upgraded my wife and me to a two story bungalow with a full kitchen and French windows that opened up to roses and the sound of water trickling down fountains. The place was so nice we made dinner and enjoyed it rather than slip out to a night of debauchery on Melrose Ave. The... More 

Thank holt2324
Masha T, Manager at The Charlie, responded to this review

Dearr holt2324, Thank you for your review of The Charlie! We are thrilled you've enjoyed your stay with us, and found our establishment to be both charming and peaceful! We do offer many complimentary perks for guests who book directly with us or through our website, including complimentary parking, complimentary early check-in (when available), complimentary upgrade (when available), guaranteed complimentary... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

I love this place. Great location. Loaded with charm. Nothing like generic, boring hotel chains. In fact, this ranks in the top five of places I have stayed all over the world. However. For 600. night, I really felt they could spring for a box of Kleenex (found in Motel 6). Perhaps napkins and paper towels in the luxury kitchen... More 

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

Dear Judydub, Thank you for your praise of our little gem here! We do offer Kleenex in all rooms, and this must have been an oversight on the part of the housekeepers. We encourage guests to bring anything that's missing to our attention, and we'll be more than happy to assist! Although we do not provide paper towels, given that... More 

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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 90069-5407
Location: United States > California > West Hollywood > West Hollywood
Price Range: $249 - $632 (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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