The legendary Sunset Tower, once the domain of John Wayne and Marilyn Monroe, has retained its 1929 Old World feel while speaking to contemporary conveniences. The towering and elegant Art Deco beauty boasts 2000-square-foot penthouse suites with floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows overlooking the Hollywood Hills and Downtown L.A. Wraparound terraces with those same stunning views – from which you’ll enjoy 24-hour-room service – will have you speaking low and slow as the sun sets.
Back in the day, the hotel boasted outlets in bathrooms for electric shavers to signify its status; today the limestone bathrooms have deep soaking tubs, stand-alone showers, and a daybed for lounging. The penthouse suites also feature Egyptian cotton bedding, Kiehl’s bath products, on-command entertainment, and separate living and dining areas. You don’t have to be singing happy birthday to a president to appreciate this privileged perch, from which it’s always going to be another fine day.
The hotel was purchased by a part owner in March 2017, and while rooms will be upgraded within the next 12 months, the hotels’ classic style will remain.
And from colleague Mark Rogers:
You don’t get much more Hollywood than the Sunset Tower Hotel. This Art Deco edifice has made up the bed for true blue legends like Marilyn Monroe, John Wayne and Clark Gable. A pair of films casting a humorous but jaundiced eye at Hollywood – Get Shorty and The Player – were shot on the premises.
You’ll have a choice of rooms with city views or views of the Hollywood Hills. The higher you go at the Sunset Tower Hotel, the more dramatic the vistas. Lay out by the pool with a libation and snack. This is a pet-friendly hotel, with guests’pets being pampered with mini-Sunset Tower beds, bowls and treats.
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