West Hollywood, CA
Semi-official private hotel sanctuary for West Hollywood's A-list elite. Safe refuge for the notorious, the infamous and in at least one case, the accused. And ground zero for a litany of rockers looking to hide out in plain sight. Since 1963, the serene garden oasis in the heart of West Hollywood known as the Sunset Marquis has served as home-away-from-home to rock legends, Mad Men, fashionistas and discerning travelers from all over. This West Hollywood hotel's celebrated story is the stuff of coffee table books, yet its reputation remains pristine even after all these years. And now, fresh from a $25 million renovation and expansion, including the introduction of forty amazing private Mediterranean-style Villas, the Sunset Marquis is already writing a new chapter in Hollywood history.
Centrally located between Beverly Hills and Hollywood and mere steps from the famed Sunset Strip, nightlife and music abound at legendary venues such as the House of Blues, The Comedy Store, Viper Room and Whisky a Go-Go. While guests frequently hunker down for days at a time on the grounds, you'll be glad to know the Sunset Marquis is centrally located and within striking distance of L.A.'s most popular destinations.
The Sunset Marquis Hotel in West Hollywood, CA offers 152 suites and villas intertwined within a 5 acre oasis of gardens and private retreats.
The Villas at the Sunset Marquis combine Zen-like design with the rock-and-roll spirit that has long been the hotel's signature. Each roomy, Mediterranean-style casita features a modern, elegant interior, and is surrounded by gardens lush enough to make a butterfly swoon. 24-hour room service is, of course, available—as is, for guests of the Presidential Villa, a Bentley.
on site studio - nightbird
It’s hard to believe, but people have actually recorded sad songs at the Sunset Marquis. And transcendent ones. And boot-stomping anthems. Designed by renowned acoustician George Augsburger of the famed Hollywood Bowl, NIGHTBIRD offers state-of-the-art audio and video equipment. (And low-end vintage stuff as well, if that’s your thing.) A discrete entrance and exit, 24-hour food and beverage service, and massage service are, of course, available.
artists recorded at nightbird
Aerosmith, Backstreet Boys, Billy Gibbons, Billy Idol, Billy Morrison, Billy Preston, Blue, Bow-Wow, Brian Rawling, Burt Bacharach, Chaka Khan, Cyndi Lauper, Dave Navarro, Don Was, Duran Duran, Enrique Iglesias, Faith Hill, Foreigner, Gene Simmons, George Clinton, Glen Ballard, India Arie, Jaheim, Jeff Beck, Jesse McCartney, Jet, Joe Cocker, John Legend, John Oates, Julian Lennon, Justin Timberlake, Lil Scrappy, Madonna, Mary J. Blige, Me'shell N'degeocello, Montel Williams, Nelly Furtado, New Kids On The Block, Ozzy Osbourne, Phil Collins, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Roger Waters, Seal, Shaggy, Sheryl Crow, Slash, Stanley Clarke, Steve Stevens, Stuart Price, Teddy Riley, Tom Jones, Warren G, William Orbit, Youngstown… and many, many more.
Yes, this is the famous Bar 1200. Site of...oh, my, where do we begin? Post-award-show celebrations. Tantrums. Epic break-ups. Impromptu concerts by certifiable legends. Album wrap parties. Movie wrap parties. Parties where some people simply chose to become unwrapped. All this and much more has happened at this legendary address. Voted LA Citysearches Top Hotel Bar for 2008 (not that the well-known couple snuggling on the sofa seem to care). BAR is open 7 days a week from 8pm - 2am.
This hotel has a lot of entertainment industry history - and it is documented all over the grounds with autographed pics of their famous guests (many done by well known rock photographer Ross Halfin). A nice touch to an even nicer LA hotel experience.
Miles to Airport1-10
- Street: 1200 Alta Loma Road
- City: West Hollywood
- State: CA
- Zip: 90069
- Country: United States