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Marilyn Monroe's Favorite Hotels in Los Angeles

Celebrating the blond bombshell's LA

Marilyn Monroe, ranked the 6th greatest female film star of all time by the American Film Institute, was only 36 years old when she died. August 5th marks the 50th anniversary of her death and rather than contribute to conspiracy theories, we'd like to mark the anniversary in a more positive manner - a journey through Marilyn's favorite Los Angles hotels.

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Marilyn Monroe Marilyn's hotel choices in Los Angles reflected her love of a poolside lifestyle, surrounded by the most beautiful and stylish celebrities of her time. Lucky for us, many of them continue to offer guests a taste of glamorous days gone by. We can't think of a better way to honor Marilyn's memory than to share some of those favorite hangouts.

If you're planning a trip to Los Angles, find your own sweet spot to kick back and live like a star.

Sunset Tower Hotel, West Hollywood

"It's better for the whole world to know you, even as a sex star, than never to be known at all." ~ Marilyn Monroe

Sunset Tower Hotel, West HollywoodSunset Tower Hotel, West HollywoodCelebrities like Marilyn, Frank Sinatra, John Wayne and Elizabeth Taylor all threw the spotlight on their star power by calling the Sunset Tower home. If you weren't living there, you hadn't truly arrived yet. Back then it was a luxury apartment complex, but in 2004, it was sold and renovated into a hotel that stays true to its old Hollywood roots.

"I wanted to keep the spirit of the era but restore the building in a more modern way, not a literal Deco restoration," says Jeff Klein, who hired Paul Fortune to design the transformation.

Everything we've read about this grand old dame of Hollywood says it's worth a visit. If you go, visit the Sunset Tower Hotel online. To see who's talking about them and to them, visit TripAdvisor or Facebook. You can also reach them by phone - 323-654-7100.

Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Los Angeles

"What do I wear in bed? Chanel No 5, of course." ~ Marilyn Monroe

Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Los AngelesHollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Los AngelesMarilyn filmed her very first commercial at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Los Angeles Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel and regularly stayed in a suite above the Tropicana Bar (now called the Marilyn Suite). Some believe she loved it so much that she haunts a mirror that once hung in her room - now located in mezzanine area near the lobby.

From their site: "Bringing glamour back to the Boulevard, Thompson's Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel reincarnation resonates with the opulence of its fabled past. Located in the heart of Hollywood on the Walk of Fame across from the Grauman's Chinese Theater, the hotel is constantly buzzing with the entertainment industry's glitterati."

If you go, read their reviews on TripAdvisor or visit them on Facebook. You can also reach them by phone - 323-466-7000.

The Charlie Hotel, West Hollywood

"The nicest thing for me is to fall asleep, then at least I can dream." ~ Marilyn Monroe

The Charlie Hotel, West HollywoodThe Charlie Hotel, West HollywoodThe Charlie Hotel, is a small English bungalow that Marilyn called home in the 1940's and is still an enchanting hideaway in West Hollywood. We love that the rooms are named after stars who've slept there and decorated with their spirit in mind. The Marilyn patio looks divine for an intimate - and sexy - dinner for two.

While there is no pool or restaurant at the hotel, you're within walking distance of Melrose Place and restaurants like the Fig & Olive and Cecconi's. If you go, read their reviews on TripAdvisor or visit them on Facebook. You can also reach them by phone - 323-988-9000.

Avalon Hotel, Beverly Hills

"Who said nights were for sleep." ~ Marilyn Monroe

Avalon Hotel, Beverly HillsAvalon Hotel, Beverly HillsFormerly the Beverly Hills Carlton, the Avalon Hotel's signature hourglass pool was a favorite photo opp spot of Marilyn's. Inspired by the poolside lifestyle of Marilyn's era, the hotel offers chic, upscale luxury. Imagine Beverly Hills lux married to Italian haute couture and you'll have the picture right. A stay here puts you in within walking distance of some of the best shopping, restaurants and galleries in Beverly Hills.


If you go, read their reviews on TripAdvisor or visit them on Facebook. You can also reach them by phone - 323-988-9000.

Thinking of traveling to Los Angles? We'd love to hear where you stayed. Share it here or follow us on Twitter and Facebook and let's start talking!

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