Sunset Marquis Hotel

If you’re looking for Hollywood glamour then this boutique hotel has all the credentials. For 50 years the Sunset Marquis has been a hide out for rock legends, supermodels and screen sirens. It has played host to fabled parties, scandalous affairs and even hit music recordings. If these walls could talk…


Hidden away on a quiet street just off the Sunset Strip, the Sunset Marquis offers an A-list sanctuary in the heart of West Hollywood. The best of LA’s uber-chic boutiques, restaurants and nightclubs are just a stone’s throw away and this gem of a hotel is smack bang in the middle of it all. The best part is that most people won’t even know it’s there.  And you know how much we love finding the lesser known yet as ever impressive hotels.

Your room

Fresh from a $25 million dollar facelift, whether you choose a hotel suite or one of the Mediterranean-style villas, you can be sure to expect stylish features fitting the hotel’s rock-and-roll status. Each room comes with the option of a private butler and 24-hour room service and boast everything from walk-in closets and marble counter tops to huge granite bathtubs. Some villas even come complete with their own baby grand pianos.

Why we like it

With a guestbook dripping with household Hollywood names, here you can truly feel (and party) like a rock star. Enjoy a fabulous cocktail in the hotel’s legendary Bar 1200 – a regular venue for award parties and impromptu concerts from hotel guests – or rub shoulders with the stars as you sun yourself by the pool. The hotel even has its own recording studio, the Nightbird, where you can follow in the footsteps of Madonna or the Red Hot Chili Peppers and record your own musical masterpiece. There is also a complimentary paparazzi-dodging service for when you leave – so make sure you’re ready for your close-up.