West Coast Architecture: Chateau Marmont

There are very few hotels in this country that are as infamous as Chateau Marmont. Modeled after a royal residence in the Loire Valley in France,  Chateau Amboise, Chateau Marmont hits high up in the hills of West Hollywood, a beckon to celebrities and millionaires.

Photo via Chateau Amboise

 

Photo via Chateau Marmont

This Hollywood landmark has become an extension of the city itself. Hosting some of Hollywood’s most famous actors like Bette Davis, Erol Flynn, Stan Laurel, John Wayne, Vivien Leigh, Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland and Greta Garbo. Oscar winner Aaron Sorkin and The Office star John Krasinski are currently writing a min-series for HBO based on the book Life At The Marmont by former Chateau Marmont co-owner Raymond R. Sarlot and Fred Basten.

The famous hotel features 63 rooms, cottages and bungalows and was built in 1927 in a Norman architectural style. With a European flair, when you enter the Chateau Marmont you feel like you’ve gone back in time. The Spanish-style bungalows are very impressive as well and the pool cottages mix in a little of the American Arts and Crafts style era.

Photo via Chateau Marmont

Photo via Chateau Marmont

If you ever find yourself in Los Angeles, make sure you head over to Chateau Marmont and experience a touch of Hollywood royalty.

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