This secluded hotel, hidden in greenery off the Sunset Strip, has earned its stripes as a popular hideaway for industry actors, musicians, and writers. The ambience is chic without being frosty; most important, the hotel cultivates a sense of privacy and many a celeb interview is conducted here. Stars such as Jim Morrison, Robert De Niro, Boris Karloff, Marilyn Monroe, and Dustin Hoffman liked this hotel so much that they moved in for long periods of time. Though most
areas are strictly for guests, you can visit the main-floor lounge or outdoor patio for a meal or a cocktail.