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#1 of 3 small hotels in West Hollywood
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4.8
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4.7
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4.5
Value
4.3
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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!
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor dining area
Board games / puzzles
Kids stay free
Children's television networks
Car hire
Baggage storage
Parking
Wifi
Taxi service
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Sofa
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish
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4.5 of 5 bubbles302 reviews
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The Charlie hotel garners high marks for its cleanliness and beautifully maintained gardens, despite a rare lapse mentioned in one review. Nestled in an ideal location with security and easy access to Melrose Avenue, guests appreciate the walkability and the enchanting surroundings. The hotel's accommodations impress with spacious and well-appointed rooms, complete with full kitchens, which, along with its tranquil gardens and welcoming staff, contribute to an overall serene and charming atmosphere. While opinions on value vary, the unique cottages and attentive service often tip the scales towards a positive experience.
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Charming
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Comfortable
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Remarkable
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Mixed
Service
Attentive
Amenities
Well-appointed
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marshalldix wrote a review Mar 2024
Bulle, Switzerland1 contribution
Charlie is located on a very pretty, quiet street within walking distance of restaurants and shopping. The gardens are lovely and the staff very helpful. Each cottage appears to be unique, each with somewhat different amenities. For example ours did not have a dinning table to eat on and the the kitchen utensils were somewhat limited. Be aware, there is 20% non refundable deposit required which is problematic for us as we travel 24 hours from Europe and anything could happen forcing us to delay or cancel our ttrip.
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Hannah D wrote a review Aug 2022
Manhattan Beach, California4 contributions1 helpful vote
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Great bespoke place in a quiet neighborhood in a fantastic location. So much better than staying in some big box place with no soul. Loved having a kitchen option as well. Stayed in Marilyn and can't wait to go back.
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Discover521508 wrote a review Mar 2024
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The Charlie is absolutely charming! Quiet, serene, beautiful and totally comfortable with the nicest staff! During our stay, we were upgraded to a beautiful suite (the Marlene) and loved every minute we spent in this lovely, well-appointed 1920’s bungalow!
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SossyTravels wrote a review Mar 2024
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Absolutely loved our stay in the Oscar room. We searched for an accommodation in LA for a very long time and were grateful to find The Charlie. The property itself was magic, felt very secure (a big factor in our decision making) and was in a great location. The team were so lovely & assisted us however they could. We were so sad to leave and cannot wait to come back one day.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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jlab123 wrote a review Jan 2024
Atlanta, Georgia20 contributions22 helpful votes
I had checked into a Air BnB the evening before, and it was really awful., and nothing like the photos or description. I had researched the Charlie for another trip, and called to check their availability. Luckily they had one room available, and it was perfect for our stay, I won't be taking a chance on Air B N B again. I would stay here again.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Observer29 wrote a review Jan 2024
Paris27 contributions13 helpful votes
Charming and personal, very comfortable and convenient, quiet, spacious. Lovely private patio facing east which, together with the full kitchen, made for delightful breakfasts. The neighborhood is pretty and safe. Secured covered parking.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Bknight70 wrote a review Jan 2024
Toronto, Canada1 contribution
Very spacious for family of five . We walked all over west holiday . Great reassurances short Uber . Great that it’s in a neighborhood . Patio off the bedroom was extra special . Nice for breakfast . Café nestle by to pick up coffee and pastries . Relish .
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Jeff R wrote a review Dec 2023
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Amazing old Hollywood experience! great location and very comfortable stay for my entire extended family across multiple units. Feels like a huge private compound with multiple patios and sitting areas in a quiet residential neighborhood.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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jpn6163 wrote a review Dec 2023
Omaha, Nebraska40 contributions16 helpful votes
We had a wonderful stay at the Charlie. It was beautiful, peaceful and felt like a second home, with a helpful but unobtrusive staff, comfortable rooms and peaceful surroundings. Highly recommended, even though I’m tempted to keep this special place a secret.
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Kathryn B wrote a review Dec 2023
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The Charlie is incredibly charming. The landscaping and pathways make you feel like you're in a fairytale. The rooms are beautifully appointed and very clean. Each room has its own character. The staff are very friendly, helpful and accomodating. Masha, in the office, was very nice and efficient. This was our first stay. We will return!
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Date of stay: December 2023
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PRICE RANGE
$414 - $605 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the charlie hotel west hollywood
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaWest HollywoodWest Hollywood / Crescent
NUMBER OF ROOMS
14
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Charlie
Which popular attractions are close to The Charlie?
Nearby attractions include Melrose Avenue (0.2 miles), The Improv (0.2 miles), and Paul Smith Los Angeles (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Charlie?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, self serve laundry, and baggage storage.
Which room amenities are available at The Charlie?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Charlie?
Guests can enjoy an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at The Charlie?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Charlie?
Conveniently located restaurants include Crossroads Kitchen Melrose, Alfred Coffee Melrose Place, and Sweet Lady Jane.
Is The Charlie located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of West Hollywood.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Charlie?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Charlie?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.
Are there any historical sites close to The Charlie?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Greystone Mansion and Park (1.7 miles), TCL Chinese Theatres (2.0 miles), and Hollyhock House (4.5 miles).