One Night at the Chateau Marmont

Amazing night's stay at the Chateau Marmont. Incredible Huevos Rancheros & coffee for breakfast, sitting outside. Great selection of magazines (V, Paper) in the room. Nice stereo/ docking station. Loved the touch of the bed getting turned down and a scented candle left burning. When I asked what time breakfast started, I was told, "Whenever you wake up" - my kind of hotel.

Also loved the vintage furniture and the brilliant 'time stood still' thirties bathroom complete with beautiful deco tiling, a leaking shower and plastic light switches which you twisted to turn on and off. When we checked out, we were in a haze, things were so perfect at the hotel. The epitome of what I call hands off hospitality. Nothing fussy, everything super downplayed in the most elegant manner. I can't think of many hotels that get it right. When I've stayed at places in this 'legend bracket' before, you always feel the staff are lingering after tips constantly - nothing like this at the Chateau Marmont, you feel like a guest at someone's home. Very hard to pull off and very very clever. The staff are both utterly visible and invisible simultaneously. Great, great place.


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