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“A touch of old world charm in West Hollywood” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Sunset Tower Hotel
Ranked #1 of 18 Hotels in West Hollywood
Certificate of Excellence
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15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“A touch of old world charm in West Hollywood”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2009

We were late arriving into hotel to be informed by the front desk that we were being upgraded to a suite, such a nice touch after 2 long haul flights. Suite was amazing, some views from it.

The hotel is a world apart from chain hotels and there is a lot of interesting hollywood history attached to it. The cookies at the turn down service were delicious.

I got my hair done at the argyle salon, the staff were more than helpful. Great location there is plenty to do and see in west hollywood, its the place to be!!

On the downside the valet parking is pricey and i found the front desk staff pretentious at times.

But other than that i loved this charming hotel.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jaybee27
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2009

My husband and I recently stayed at the Sunset Tower Hotel for 4 nights and we had a great time there. The hotel is nothing like the usual chains that most people stay in. The whole staff was very friendly and accommodating, from the front desk to the valet attendants to the dining staff. Some of them even got to know us by name. The turn down service at night was a plus (my hubby was definitely excited about the chocolate chip cookies on the night table at night). The bed was extremely comfortable, I was seriously wanting to take those pillows home with me. We had a regular room, but it was just the right size for the two of us and our view of the LA skyline was great. We would definitely stay here again.
The only downfall would be the $32 valet fee (but hey it's LA you pay EVERYWHERE). Mel's diner is right down the street and was great for a cheap eat, the hotel restaurants are definitely a little pricey to eat at every day, but I recommend Mel's if you want something different and on the cheaper side.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank NYGRL22
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Phoenix, AZ
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2009

I recently stayed at the Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood. I had reserved a junior suite, but upon my arrival, I was given a complimentary upgrade to a penthouse suite. (I have no "in" here, nor am I their most frequent guest, I'm sure). My boyfriend joined me for our one-year anniversary, and it made our special weekend more perfect than we could have imagined. We thoroughly enjoyed the beauty and the space and the luxury, not to mention the views from the wrap-around balcony.

I am absolutely thrilled with the restoration of the Sunset Tower back to its original glory (It was built in 1929 and was a residence through the '30s and '40s). As the Argyle Hotel, in the late 1990s, it was getting kind of tired and rough around the edges. Still, when I heard it had been bought a couple of years ago, I was afraid the whole character of the place might be changed. I am so glad to see that was not the case.

In addition, the staff are all outstanding - from the front desk staff to the valets to the waiters to housekeeping. Everyone was friendly, professional, and they pay attention to details. This is a world-class hotel, and I highly recommend it!

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Califorfun
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2009

I was in LA for 3 nights visiting friends, who lived nearby. This hotel is what I was looking for, it was laid back & not a chain. There were several people from the movie industry here, but it's not a place to oggle them. It's more a place where people go to be left alone. The room was larger then I expected, & there are only 6 rooms per floor.

I got an excellent deal at this hotel, & would stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank g0ne-walkab0ut
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Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2009

From the moment we arrived, the staff at the Sunset Tower was fantastic. As our family of four drove up, a TV celebrity was getting his car but the valet staff never missed a beat and gave us the star treatment. The front desk staff was terrific and gave us quite an upgrade to a two-bedroom suite - huge! While waiting for our room, they suggested we rest at the oh-so-nice pool area and provided us with drinks. The rooms were ready a few minutes later, our bags waiting.

Throughout our stay, the staff was unfailingly helpful and gave personal service. The valets knew our (rental) car and the doorman always greeted us with a smile. Although our family of four was clearly in tourist mode, the staff made us feel welcome at the hotel which hosts quite a bit of the see-and-be-seen crowd.

Rooms were nice, especially the corner suite. We we on a high floor (14) which helped with the street noise - lower levels would likely be loud. They have kept the historical feeling with modern amenities. The continental breakfast on the patio is very relaxing.

Our teenage kids loved the hotel; wouldn't be great for little ones. There is a pool but it's small and not really set up for the splash and play set. The evenings bring in quite a crowd for the bar. (The hotel requires you initial several items upon check-in including a "no partying" line...).

The Sunset Tower is a great alternative to the giant warehouse hotels in LA for business or pleasure.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SMBMAK
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Oklahoma
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2009

We stayed here for three nights, in a junior suite with an incredible panoramic view looking east/south/west out over L.A. The hotel has been beautifully decorated -- the feel of old Hollywood but very up-to-date and luxurious at the same time. Service was excellent, as was the location. Highly recommend breakfast by the pool, from which there are more spectacular views. We saved $75 or so a night by catching a 24-hour deal on expedia.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank TravellerOKC
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philadelphia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2009

The Sunset Tower Hotel is a warm and welcoming oasis on the busy Sunset Strip. We stayed for one night to attend a performance of our son's band at the House of Blues, only two doors down from the hotel. The Sunset Tower made our overnight trip from the 'right' coast, feel like a mini vacation.
The front desk staff, especially Ginny, were welcoming and helpful. Our junior suite upgrade included a fantastic LA view , a very comfortable bed, all the amenities you would expect in an upscale hotel, and an excellent layout.
The best part of the hotel however, is the lovely pool terrace, where we had a delicious continental breakfast (scrumptous fruit, cereals, danish, lox, and freshly made coffee and juice). The terrace has a postcard picture perfect view of LA and the waiter staff was friendly and attentive.
The bottom line is, I am trying to figure a way to get back to the Sunset Tower soon!

  • Liked — Very comfortable, great location, terrific friendly service.
  • Disliked — Can't think of anything I didn't like!
  • Stayed January 2009, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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3 Thank marieuberti
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Property: Sunset Tower Hotel
Address: 8358 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069
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Region: United States > California > West Hollywood > West Hollywood
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in West Hollywood
#1 Family Hotel in West Hollywood
#1 Business Hotel in West Hollywood
#2 Romantic Hotel in West Hollywood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4 star — Sunset Tower Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 81
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the famed Sunset Strip in the City of West Hollywood, The Sunset Tower is next door to Beverly Hills and minutes from all the major studios and attractions. With 74 elegant suites and rooms - most with views of Beverly Hills, the Hollywood Hills and downtown Los Angeles - as well as a top-notch modern bistro, the Tower Bar, a poolside grill, The Terrace and a full service spa and beauty salon. ... more   less 
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