The city of West Hollywood – colloquially known as ‘WeHo’ to locals – encompasses the legendary clubs of LA’s Sunset Strip, Melrose Avenue’s fashion boutiques, a high-end art gallery and design district and an out-and-proud LGBT community centred on Santa Monica Boulevard. It’s also, historically, where Old Hollywood lived, slept and played, and where the centre of rock ‘n’ roll-era America took off. As such, some of LA’s hippest, most storied and unique boutique hotels are found here (and you might even spy a celebrity or two in their natural habitat).

8. The Charlie

As the name suggests, this boutique hotel – made up of a collection of standalone houses – is the former home of Charlie Chaplin. Marilyn Monroe and Gloria Swanson are believed to have stayed here at various points in history – and now serve as the the inspiration behind the 13 bungalows, which are available to book individually. Most original features have been preserved (though all have modern facilties) and each feels like a private home, with full kitchens and pretty garden courtyards. It’s the perfect base for an actor on business.

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