BlogTour LA selected The Chamberlain Hotel in West Hollywood for its unique location near everything and yet away from the hustle and bustle on Santa Monica Blvd. In terms of location and style we could not have made a much better choice, we think. Please scroll down to hear from our team of bloggers or read on for a bit more about this small boutique hotel.
The building itself began its life as an apartment building in the early 70s and sits in an area of other apartment buildings slightly elevated in the Hollywood Hills and yet a quick walk to the shops and restaurants of La Cienega Blvd. The all-suite hotel has only 114 rooms which adds to the quiet and almost residential ambiance of the place and used to belong to Viceroy Hotel Group. Design lovers may think Kelly Wearstler had something to do with the design of the hotel, and indeed her hubby had a significant involvement in Viceroy at the time, alas the hotel’s interior concept was created by Leslie Barrett, a former lead designer at Kelly Wearstler and later at Viceroy.
We loved the mid-century glam look Leslie managed to create and that has become quite a signature style for the Chamberlain.
Have a look at what BlogTour had to say and leave a comment if you’ve stayed at the Chamberlain as well, we would love to hear your thoughts.
I loved the Hollywood Regency/Art Deco style of the lobby, restaurant and rooms.. but I didn’t like that the rooms felt very dark I actually had to ask housekeeping to bring me another lamp. In terms of service, awesome housekeeping and front desk and even the bar staff after a little scuffle that Cheryl Clendenon got in with a very rude LA man… he he.. ok I digress. Cleanliness felt great in every part of the hotel, especially the bed and bathroom! (But the showers could use a light too.. but very minor.. all that black marble) , and the location? Loved it, we could walk down and grab breakfast, UPS store, Walgreens, PERFECT! ~ Ronique Jones Gibson “Stagetecture”
Loved the Hollywood Recency feel and the rooftop pool was beyond stunning. Plus, it was never too busy; it felt intimate and like a relaxing hideaway. That said, my air conditioning unit was SO loud it felt like it was going to explode. My only negative, though. The service was excellent at all times. the local car service was perfect for when Geraldine and I liked to go shopping. Which was kinda a lot, I won’t lie. My room was always spotless when I returned from a fun day of design adventures and the location? I so loved being in WeHo and being able to actually walk around the neighbourhood. Great amenities nearby and friendly locals. ~ Will Taylor “Bright Bazaar”
Not my personal style but definitely a 10 for design/style overall. Loved the smallness of it – easy to get around, not having to walk forever within the hotel. Easy to run up to or down from the room if something was forgotten. In the room itself, I’m not sure if some of the furnishings were vintage, but I remember feeling somewhat of a worn feeling inside the room. It was very clean. Some of the staff were not so attentive and I felt they did not want to be bothered with requests or issues (I never received a water bottle-waaaaa, mentioned it and it was not resolved plus another issue, not a big one.) These are quibbles, for sure! ~Susan Serra “The Kitchen Designer”
Loved the chamberlain. All of it. Location. Style. Room. All of it:) ~ Cheryl Kees Clendenon “Kitchen Details and Design”
I concur with all. 10 for all. I had a wonderful time. The location was perfect for shopping. Yes! Shopping with Will with the end result of being luggage overweight at the airport ! ~ Geraldine Tan “Little Big Bell”
My vote is a 10 for all categories. I agree about the lack of daylight but anyhow, we didn’t need that too much, don’t we? I appreciate a lot being at good hotels when traveling. They don’t replace your home but make it so much easier. One of the best I stayed at in 2013. ~ Gudy Herder “Eclectic Trends”
10 service the staff was exceptionally nice and helpful in all situations. Design 10 because it just totally rocks. Very Hollywood. Location 10 could not have been better. Love the ability to walk everywhere. Cleanliness 10 and I’m very picky about that kind of thing. Tami Ramsay “Cloth and Kind”