Sunset Marquis: the soul of West Hollywood


The Sunset Marquis is a West Hollywood hideaway hiding decadent flourishes for the curious and creative, 3.5 acres of gardens at the intersection of tranquility and opulence, the soul of this vibrant neighborhood.

A stay here is as if your favorite hospitable taste maven friends have matured and moved from their apartment in Beverly Hills to a very comfortable mansion off the Sunset Strip.  Everything is impeccably done. Embracing an energized perspective where you can expect the unexpected, this is a place where all manner of stories have been told and many are yet to unfold.

The Sunset Marquis is dedicated to the art of lingering, languishing, lounging, living, loving and lusting for fun, good food and good drink. A stay here is invigorating; and you will be treated like family. Each newly-decorated suite and villa is layered with character, balanced with the most modern of conveniences like Toto “do-it-all” toilets.  These accommodations are utterly relaxing and super-sized with cloud-like beds, respites for both revelry and relaxation.

The hotel has thought of everything: guests get free access to Equinox Health Club, two outdoor heated pools, tropical gardens to roam, and sunshine in abundance. Bar 1200 is a modern-day, dark and deliriously comfy speakeasy perfect for hand-crafted cocktails, occasional live music and a hangout crowd that defies description from chilling rockstars to love-dazzled romantics.

Cavatina is their much-acclaimed restaurant with open-air lounge, spacious bar, and covered patio. Every meal we have enjoyed here has been a memorable experience. Chef Luis Morales oversees every aspect of dining at Sunset Marquis. He carefully chooses every ingredient focusing on local, creates every menu to compliment the setting and season, and is the mastermind behind his outstanding reviews.  On our last visit we didn’t know whether to try the prime flat iron steak with homemade fries and chimichurri, the organic chicken or the Faroe Island salmon with lemon emulsion. So we settled on the Sunset Wagyu cheeseburger with smoked pickle dressing, bacon and creamy horseradish sauce. Toffee pudding drizzled with a bourbon sauce and candied pecans topped off this delicious dinner. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served daily, with weekend brunch and Marquis Tea on Tuesday. We recommend reservations.

Linger and languish–concierge teams are on hand to curate and guide every aspect of your stay, both inside and outside of the hotel— should you ever feel the need to leave. You feel a strong pedigree of rock and roll here (there IS, after all, a recording studio in the basement) and the habitués are often music stars you would recognize. But the vibe is so relaxed, so casual that no one seems to notice. This hotel 60 years young, where the pulse of West Hollywood beats strongly, in the center of everything, an irresistible oasis of unique style and comfort. Credit must go to the gracious General Manager Rod Gruendyke who is in his 31st year of orchestrating the magic at the Sunset Marquis. He’s a rare talent of gracious gentleman and impeccable hotelier. Visit www.sunsetmarquis.com. Located at 1200 Alta Loma Road, (310) 657-1333. Book a 3-night stay and the 4th night is on them. With a 2-night stay, they throw in a $100 food and beverage credit. 

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