The Chateau Marmont hotel in Hollywood is our favorite place for lunch, dinner and long wine soaked evenings enveloped by Hollywood history both old and in the making. It is now our favorite place for a "stay-cation"- a vacation in your own town! We had a day fit for sybarites last Saturday where we enjoyed wine with lunch in the outdoor courtyard that is outfitted with velvet armchairs, antique tables and Persian carpets before slipping up to our suite with a balcony overlooking the Sunset Strip and all of Los Angeles. We loved our suite but one tip to those booking, the suites that end with a 9 (59, 69, etc) are the ones that overlook the courtyard below and get the sun all day long…. next time we're asking for 69! After enjoying the pool we had a festive dinner down below flanked by the cast of "Glee" and the Oscar winning documentary director, Louie Psihoyos of "The Cove," which we recently blogged about. We stayed up way too late drinking wine with old friends and making some new ones and were relieved we only had to slip upstairs to our fluffy beds outfitted with European linens. We met the following morning with breakfast on our balcony not wanting to leave!! The staff at the Chateau is worth mentioning- they are friendly and professional and discrete– the Chateau after all has been keeping Hollywood's secrets for decades.
8221 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90046