Los Angeles, United States

The Chamberlain West Hollywood

Rates from (inc tax)$239.00

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (21USD), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.


Retro Hollywood hideout


Walk to WeHo

Discretly set on a tree-lined block but still close to all the West Hollywood hotspots, the Chamberlain hotel is mod-inspired escape that knows how to swing. Groovy from start to finish, this all-suites retreat has an exclusive guests-only bistro, rooftop pool and top-notch service at every turn.  

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Need to know


114, all suites.


12 noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.


Double rooms from $239.00, excluding tax at 15.5 per cent.

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (USD276.05), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

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Check with the front desk about yoga classes, pampering sessions and other special events held for guests on the rooftop.

At the hotel

Rooftop pool, gym, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, DVD player, iPod dock, free WiFi, minibar, coffee and tea service and Gilchrist and Soames bath products.

Our favourite rooms

With private balconies and sleek gas fireplaces in every room, any of the three suite levels will make you feel you right at home. However, if you're planning an extended stay, book a spacious one-bedroom suite with a kitchenette.


The heated pool is surrounded by loungers and a private cabana, and is perched on the rooftop with panoramic views of the Hollywood Hills and downtown Los Angeles.

Packing tips

Designer swimwear and stylish cover-ups – you’ll want to look the fashionable part as you lounge poolside.


The hotel is completely non-smoking. Disabled access rooms are available.


Yes, pups under 25 pounds can bunk for $110 per stay. See more pet-friendly hotels in Los Angeles.


Welcome. Extra beds can be added for US$25 a night to the Premiere One-Bedroom suite, but the Executive Suite Queen with two beds is best for families.

Food and Drink


Top Table

On a warm evening, the private, candlelit patio is the ultimate urban oasis, so settle into a table beneath the canopy of trees.

Dress Code

Dress the retro part with a mod mini-dress and oversized sunglasses for her, and Rat Pack-inspired togs for him.

Hotel restaurant

Slide into one of the slate-grey, tufted leather booths or take a seat on the tree-shaded patio at the Bistro, a stylish café that’s exclusively for guests. Feast on coastal California cuisine – spicy shrimp crostini, salmon with saffron and white wine sauce. For more casual fare, head up to the roofdeck, lay claim to a sunlouger or reserve the private cabana and order from the room service menu. 

Hotel bar

Snag one of the handful of stools at the Bistro bar and ask for a signature Citrus Kiss – a blend of vodka and organic agave nectar with a bright squeeze of lemon, lime and orange juice served over ice.

Last orders

The Bistro’s breakfast menu is available from 6:30am to 3pm. Lunch is served from 11am to 5pm and dinner starts at 5pm to 11pm. Rooftop dining is available from 12noon to 8:30pm.

Room service

Dial the room service from 6:30am to 10:30pm for your morning coffee or crisp salads, burgers and pastas throughout the day.


The Chamberlain West Hollywood
1000 Westmount Dr
West Hollywood
United States


LAX (Los Angeles International Airport, www.lawa.org) services most international and domestic flights, and is 11 miles away. Although close, travel times to and from the airport varies greatly due to traffic and time of day.


Amtrak (www.amtrak.com) operates out of Union Station, 20 minutes from the hotel by car.


Los Angeles is a definitely a driving town, so you’ll want to hire a car (preferably a convertible). Valet parking is available at the hotel for US$40 night.

Worth getting out of bed for

It will be challenging to leave the guest-only rooftop sanctuary at the Chamberlain, but the sweeping views of the playground just beyond the hotel are tempting, too. Stroll a few blocks from your home base and you’ll be in the thick of the infamous rock clubs, drink dens and funky shops of the Sunset Strip. Stroll 15 minutes towards Santa Monica Boulevard and the trendy West Hollywood design district of shops, restaurants and cutting-edge galleries. Pick something up to wear to a local opening at Tenoversix (+1 323 330 9355) on Melrose, a hip showcase of who-to-wear-now.  

Local restaurants

Connie and Ted’s (+1 323 848 2722) on Santa Monica Boulevard offers an authentic taste of a New England fish shack (well, an upscale version of it). Feast on East Coast favourites – Portuguese fish stew, clam chowder and lobster rolls – along with fresh West Coast catch of the day, too. For thick chops, traditional chicken parm, house-made pastas and a side of celebrity sightings book a table at Craig’s on Melrose Avenue (+1 310 276 1900). It has all the charm of a beloved old-school red sauce spot, and happens to be one of the hottest tables in Hollywood. Chef Pascal Lorange’s West Hollywood outpost of his popular Fig & Olive (+1 310 360 9100) on Melrose Place is ideal for locally-sourced, Mediterranean-inspired lunch, dinner or a glass of wine and savory snack at the bar's communal tasting table. 



Anonymous review

It was midnight when the taxi driver pulled up outside the understated modern apartment block revived with a lick of fashionable steel-grey paint, in an equally low-key residential street in the Los Angeles neighbourhood of West Hollywood. It seemed like just the sort of hideout Hollywood A-listers could make a home-from-home beyond the gaze of prying paparazzi.

As for me, I was just happy to have arrived at all. After two weeks of Caribbean and Mexican adventures, I was looking forward to a couple of days in LA for the mandatory guilt-fuelled trip to Barney’s and American Rag, swellegant dinners with friends, a pop-in to Michael Kohn’s exemplary contemporary new art gallery in Hollywood and, with a bit of luck, luxurious digs by way of the Chamberlain West Hollywood.

It should be mentioned that I’d started the day in Havana, spent six hours in the airport at Mexico City waiting for my connecting flight and was suffering from heatstroke and mojito overload. Oh, and somehow my hands had tested positive for explosives (apparently caused by moisturiser) – what the hell are they putting in our wrinkle-creams?

Such are the travails of modern travel, so by the time I was standing in the lobby of the Chamberlain, I would have been happy with a sleeping bag on the gleaming zig-zag marble floor.

A solitary receptionist welcomes me with a big smile, and I realise it’s the first time in my life I have really needed 24-hour room service. Unfortunately, the kitchen closed at 10.30, but she kindly offers to order me take out from a reliable local. I’m too tired to wait and resolve to demolish the mini-bar instead.

The moment my tricky key card (a plea to hotel owners everywhere: please bring back real keys) unlocks, I am transported out of airport hell and into hotel heaven: a large and elegantly decorated sitting room in smart monochromatic tones with metallic accents and modern art-deco flourishes, complete with cosy faux-fire, lots of lamps, a snug sofa, chic coffee table and a huge desk.

Adjoining this area is a slightly elevated open bedroom with a king-sized bed festooned in sumptuous all white linens and a huge wall mounted television. The en suite is a gleaming marble sanctuary, though lacking a tub, it’s replete with generous sized lotions and potions.

A box of tasty pistachios is devoured, a shower taken and then I slip between the sheets and float into sleep, atop a cloud of luxurious downy bedding.

The next morning, I descend the stairs from the lobby into a small, smart dining room with tufted leather banquette seats and a long bar. It’s the kind of room that easily adapts from sunny breakfast café to lamp-lit bistro and spills onto a small courtyard with outdoor tables. 

Breakfast is well-cooked standard fare ­– the coffee is good, the toast hot and the berries and yoghurt fresh and plentiful. The breakfast service delivered by a solitary male is a trifle perfunctory but adequate.

Making my way up to the rooftop, I take a peek inside the newly-equipped gym, but am too distracted by the small, pleasant dipping pool surrounded by loungers and custom built-in divans. Despite it being the height of summer, the poolside bar is closed, but drinks and snacks are delivered via the downstairs kitchen and bar. What the pool lacks in water volume, it makes up for in fabulous city views, especially at sunset, which wrap around to the Hollywood hills. 

Although the Chamberlain is on a quiet street (ensuring a good night’s sleep), it’s only minutes walk from my favourite bookstore, Book Soup, and the other manifest temptations of Sunset Boulevard from Balenciaga to the Viper Room. A ten minute cab ride to Rodeo drive and close to Robertson Boulevard and the upscale stores of Melrose Avenue, the Chamberlain is located as close as it comes to an epicentre in the sprawling topography of LA.

Opting to eat in one evening, I head to the hotel’s one dining room for blackened salmon atop a simple salad that was generous and perfectly cooked. In a city full of glam culinary attractions, this is not a destination restaurant so much as good bolthole for the tuckered traveller who prefers to dine in than paint the town red.

The Chamberlain fulfilled a brief I’m increasingly favouring: style without attitude, modern chic without noise or self-conscious fashion slavishness. If the owners could rustle up a good 24-hour room service and an in-room kettle and tea cups, I’d prefer it to any number of LA stays. The best aspects being the top-notch beds and the sweet natured (and efficient) staff whose uniformly un-snooty demeanours soften the hip interiors. Oh, and by the way – Paris Hilton, if you’re renovating, take note – you can bring your Chihuahua.

My only regret, perhaps, was my own timing – the in-room fireplace made me wish I was holed up here in winter. In fact, I’m fantasising about a longer stay where I can pretend my room is my chic writing bed-sit where I can complete a novel that will (of course) be optioned immediately. Now that’s my idea of a (West) Hollywood ending…

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith Hotel with us, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in The Chamberlain West Hollywood’s Guestbook below.

We loved

We were upgraded which was wonderful to a lovely room. The staff were really helpful. They also gave us acess to their car for a short trip into town. We had a really good time and would recommend this hotel to anyone to stay.

Don’t expect

Would like them to have some information around as to what is interesting to see locally, or local resturants, didn't see anything around.


Stayed on 27 Mar 2016

We loved

The leafy neighborhood just off busy Santa Monica Blvd, the serenity of the hotel, the large rooms and comfy beds.

Don’t expect

A party scene.


Stayed on 19 Feb 2016

We loved

Location and the hotel's comforts!

Don’t expect

No hills.


Stayed on 17 Dec 2015

We loved

The spacious and well presented suites and the rooftop pool. Close to all the great nightlife that West Hollywood has to offer.


Stayed on 20 Aug 2015

We loved

The hotel and the area - very close to the Strip - walking distance to many great restaurants and clubs on the Strip.

Don’t expect

Great views from all rooms.


Stayed on 10 Aug 2015

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