Try The Charlie for swish Weho stayWest Hollywood, USA
On a narrow tree-lined side street hidden between manic Melrose Drive and iconic Santa Monica Boulevard and set among a quaint cottage garden sits a series of picturebook English apartments and bungalows that have harboured many a star over the years. At The Charlie there is no rooftop pool, kitchen run by a celebrity chef or Instagrammable gym. In fact, this is so far removed from the standard West Hollywood scene it instantly soothes you on returning from a day walking the nearby streets.
The Charlie is old-school Hollywood – more Clark Gable than Johnny Depp – with each of the bungalows and suites named after stars of yesteryear. We recommend the two-storey Valentino apartment, with all the mod cons and louvred doors opening to a huge balcony with luxe deck chairs placed to enjoy the LA sun. So, why stay at The Charlie? It used to be Charlie Chaplin’s cottage and you’ll feel like a star living in luxury in WeHo.
- 13 apartments and bungalows
- Wifi, tablet technology, flat-screen TVs
- Kitchens for self-contained stays
- Private gardens and balconies
- Secure on-site parking
- Dog-friendly accommodation
Prices start at US$220 a night.