The Charlie

The lounge at the Charlie Hotel in Los Angles, USA
The lounge at the Charlie Hotel in Los Angles, USA

The beamed ceilings, tudor architecture and roses in the garden found at The Charlie, are the kind of charms expected of a quaint British village rather than in the heart of West Hollywood.

By JAY KAY
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  • The grounds of this cottage colony are rumoured to have been the playground of famous actors and actresses during Charlie Chaplin’s era who himself apparently lived here.

    Arriving to The Charlie must seem like you have just speed-travelled, landing amidst a quintessential English village of 12 or so picture perfect cottages. Any of one these individually decorated and named dwellings can be yours for a night or two while staying in LA.

    Perfectly self-sustained displaying the traits of their former residents, the little dwellings of The Charlie offer a home away from home experience that would have once belonged to someone famous.

    Good to Know

    Kitchens are fully equipped and can be stocked up with essentials prior to your arrival.

  • Accommodation

    14 cottages – Studio – Steve (at the front of the hotel); One Bedroom Cottage – Betty, Charlie (2-story), Dylan, Gregory (a corner cottage), Marlene, Masha (spacious), Ruth and Sasha; Two Bedroom Cottage – Clark (upper level), Gloria, Marilyn, and Valentino (largest and posh).

    Top rooms – Not an easy choice but Charlie or Marilyn (once home to Monroe and Chaplin themselves) are bound to please.

    Prices start from $400 excluding tax of 14%.

    Eat & Drink

    There is no restaurant or bar (hardly an issue in the area) but your kitchen can be stocked up with essentials prior to your arrival.

    Activities

    You’ll have to step out of The Charlie to find your fix.

    Relaxation

    The gardens filled with blossoms and roses are lovely spot.

    Essentials

    Parking – onsite.

    Wifi – free throughout.

    Room service – None.

    Children – welcome with assistance provided.

    Pets – welcome at a charge.

  • The Charlie
    819 North Sweetzer Avenue
    West Hollywood
    CA 90069

Updated: 11 February 2014