In a city known for colorful celebrities and outspoken gossips, it's no wonder that you're longing for the golden silence of black-and-white classics. Harken back to legendary glamour with this Escape to The Charlie in West Hollywood.
Enjoy a one-night stay in a superior one-bedroom suite with fresh fruit upon arrival, late 1 p.m. checkout, and a complimentary room upgrade upon availability ($200). Or, opt to extend your stay to two ($400) or three nights ($600).
Built in 1924, The Charlie was once a haven to Hollywood royalty (think a certain husky-voiced, blonde bombshell) and the one-time home to the Tramp himself. The historic landmark has since undergone a multimillion-dollar renovation to preserve the period architecture and historic splendor of this English estate.
In addition to fully equipped kitchens and spacious separate living areas, each individually decorated room is named after an Old Hollywood legend. Your accommodations are flooded with light and feature little extras like Joseph Abboud toiletries, secured Wi-Fi, an HD flat-screen TV, an in-unit washer and dryer, and airy furnishings to complement views of the flower- and tree-lined grounds.
"Hollywood is undergoing an extreme makeover," says Fodor's review of Hollywood. "New sleek clubs and restaurants seem to pop up every month drawing in celebrities, scenesters, and starry-eyed newcomers to create a colorful nighttime landscape."
Skip the typical tourist traps in favor of a visit to the Hollywood Heritage Museum. Travel back in time for a glimpse of classic filmmaking through a trove of movie memorabilia like original props and historic photographs. Follow your walk down memory lane with an actual stroll: Griffith Park is the largest municipal park in the nation and home to a zoo, miles of trails, and some of the best views L.A. has to offer.
As the sun sets over those famous hills, you can head over to the Hollywood Forever Cemetery to visit VIPs as they RIP. As the final resting place for more of Tinseltown's founders and stars than anywhere else in the world, this National Register Historic Site hosts outdoor film screenings starring its interred residents projected onto the Cathedral Mausoleum crypt.
Don't miss this opportunity to experience authentic Hollywood at it used to be. You'll be seeing (and thanking your lucky) stars on this week's Escape.
PAID VALUE DOES NOT EXPIRE
PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON February 21, 2013
A One- ($200), Two- ($400), or Three-Night ($600) Stay for Two in a Superior One-Bedroom Suite; Fresh Fruit; and Late 1 p.m. Checkout
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