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The City of West Hollywood, a chic and vibrant enclave nestled below the Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles, has long been home to many stylish hotels. On the pulsing Sunset Strip, there’s Ian Schrager’s Mondrian, the hip Standard Hotel, the iconic Chateau Marmont, and the pleasant, tucked away Sunset Marquis.
In recent years, it’s been tougher to find nice accommodations south of the Strip. Until now. The Chamberlain West Hollywood recently made its introduction to the area as a fashionable boutique hotel for visitors who like the hustle and bustle of the town, but don’t necessarily want that scene transitioning into their hotel room. Located in a quiet neighborhood south of Sunset but close to all the shops and restaurants on Santa Monica Blvd. and La Cienega, the Chamberlain lets you enjoy playtime and peace and quiet in one handsome package.
Recommended Hotel: The Chamberlain West Hollywood. I used to visit this property in its previous incarnation: a drab, somewhat indistinguishable sleep hotel when my friend rented rooms for the annual Halloween Carnival on Santa Monica Boulevard. Now the Chamberlain, out went the beige walls and run-of-the-mill amenities and furnishings, and in came the modern design elements, a bistro and glamorous pool scene. It’s what you’d expect in a new, LA boutique hotel: intimacy, presence and a point-of view. The palate of blues, greens and classic black and white mixed with the popular Hollywood Regency style of late, create the perfect chemistry for it’s starry location and youthful crowd. The king suite we stayed in was spacious, with a large living area, two TVs, a balcony and sleek bathroom. There’s also a bistro downstairs, with a flowing bar and tasty offerings for brunch, cocktail hour or even room service.
Check In:1000 Westmount Drive in West Hollywood. 800-201-9652, chamberlainwesthollywood.com.
Check Out:The pool. This is “where it’s at” in Los Angeles. Where the water’s warm, the sun is shining, the drinks are poured regularly, and the people are tan and gorgeous. Perched high on top of the hotel, this sunbathing scene not only offers great view of the hills, but plenty to look at from your cabana as the young and beautiful mingle over mojitos and Hollywood shop top.
Don’t Miss:The West Hollywood scene. One of the best things about the Chamberlain outside the accommodations is the proximity to local happenings in town. A quick walk north and you’re in the heart of the Sunset Strip and all the club and bars that made it famous. If you’re looking for something a little more tame, head south to Santa Monica Boulevard for a little shopping or quick bite at one of the many businesses lining this jumping thoroughfare. And if you’re up for a 15-minute walk, all the great eateries of Restaurant Row on La Cienega. Some favorites include Comme Ça on Melrose, The Spanish Kitchen, STK, Nobu and brand new Fig & Olive.
Blog post by Always a Bridesmaid Columnist Darren Elms.
Photos courtesy of Chamberlain West Hollywood.