The Charlie

819 N Sweetzer Ave, Los Angeles Area, USA
West Hollywood
14 Rooms
Contemporary Classic & Quiet
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MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

One MICHELIN Key · A very special stay
This particular corner of West Hollywood has changed a bit over the years, to say the least, but back when Charlie Chaplin owned it this jumble of English-style bungalows fit right in to the pastoral landscape. Chaplin left LA over sixty years ago, of course, and it’s a minor miracle that these houses still stand — but thanks to an enterprising hotelier, they do, in the form of the Charlie, a truly unusual boutique hotel. (We always mean that as a compliment.)

The cottages, though restored and refurbished, remain true to their original English countryside style. They all bear single-word names, coyly matching the names of Hollywood luminaries who are said to have lived here in Chaplin’s day: from Charlie himself to Marlene, Marilyn and Valentino. The blanks are easy enough to fill in.

They’re somewhat residential in aspect, with kitchens and washer/dryers alongside the usual hotel-suite fare. What’s notable above all is the privacy, from the physical isolation of the cottages to the discreet, hands-off nature of the service. It’s no wonder the Charlie has found favor with a modern generation of Marilyns and Valentinos.

Like most of the best things in Los Angeles it’s hard to say where the tall tale ends and the hard facts begin. Suffice it to say the romance and the fantasy are essential rather than incidental. There are bigger, plusher, more conventional hotels in town, that’s not in doubt — but if you value character above all else, then this one is tough to match.

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The Charlie
819 N Sweetzer Ave, Los Angeles Area, USA
West Hollywood

Amenities & Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Off street parking
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Concierge
  • Doctor on call
  • Air conditioning
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Garden
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Luggage storage
  • No pets allowed
  • Bikes available
  • Golf nearby
  • Shopping area nearby
  • EV Charging Station
  • Cribs (subject to availability)
  • Parking
  • Designated smoking area

Need to Know

  • The front desk is only available for check-in from 9am - 5pm. If you plan to arrive outside of these hours, please arrange at least 24 hours in advance. The phone number for the Charlie is (323) 988-9000.
  • Self Service Parking is available for USD $42.
  • Baby cots and extra beds are available on request.
  • Eligible Plus reservations: Credits and discounts will be applied at check-out in local currency unless otherwise noted.
  • Eligible Plus reservations: Welcome amenities may be delivered to your room after you check in. A “Do Not Disturb” status may impact the delivery of these amenities.
Check in: 15:00
Check out: 12:00

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