5 Famous and Dog Friendly Hollywood Hotels

poodle in sunglassesHollywood is home to some very famous and very expensive luxury hotels that are rich with history. What’s even better is that these A-List hotels are dog friendly. That’s right; some of Tinseltown’s most posh, legendary and lavish hotels roll out the red carpet for dogs, too.

Grab your dog, your camera, and of course, your sunglasses and book a room in one of these dog friendly Hollywood hotels like the star you are. Who knows? Maybe you and your dog will be discovered sunning yourselves by the pool. It’s happened, you know.

Without further pawdo, here are our top five most famous, dog friendly hotels in Hollywood.

i Love Dogs Hollywood Hotel - 1160 N. Vermont Avenue (map), 323) 315-1800

The Hollywood Hotel is a newbie to the list of famous Hollywood hotels, but don’t cross it off of your list just yet.

This 21st century beauty is right in the heart of Hollywood. Its neighbors include the Hollywood Sign, the Entertainment District, Grauman’s Chinese Theater, the Walk of Fame and much more. If what you want is to submerge yourself in Hollywood history, this is the place to stay.

The Hollywood Hotel is a certified Pets Can Stay™ provider. Two dogs up to 50 pounds are accepted per room. There is a $35 cleaning fee charged per day, per pet. There are no breed restrictions. Please contact the hotel regarding your dog prior to your stay.

i Love Dogs Chateau Marmont – 8221 Sunset Boulevard (map),  323-656-1010

Built in 1927, this hotel was modeled after the Château d’Amboise in France’s Loire Valley and is known as the castle on the hill. Its guests have included Elizabeth Taylor, Jim Morrison, members of Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson. Lindsay Lohan lived there for more than two years. In 1982, actor Jim Belushi overdosed in one of the garden bungalows. To say this hotel has served as a staple in Hollywood history is an understatement.

It should also be noted that Chateau Marmont is earthquake-proof, having survived several major quakes without any signifianct structural damage.

Chateau Marmont welcomes well-behaved pets for a $100 non-refundable fee. There are no weight or breed restrictions. Pet amenities will be made available upon request.

i Love Dogs W Hollywood – 6250 Hollywood Boulevard (map), 323-798-1300

New to the scene, the W Hollywood is located at Hollywood and Vine, the area made famous in the 1920s, aka the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Everyone who’s anyone knows that location is one of the keys to success, and the intersection of Hollywood and Vine was the place to see and be seen. When radio and movie-related businesses began blossoming along the avenues, this was the busiest intersection in Hollywood. That would change as time moved on and movie studios moved out of the area, but the history remains, as do the first of the stars along the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Taft building (Charlie Chaplin filmed his movies here) and Capitol Records.

The W Hollywood, swanky as it is, is also dog friendly. It welcomes dogs less than 40 pounds with its signature Pets Are Welcome (P.A.W.) program. Your four-legged companion will receive a custom W pet bed, toy, pet tag and exclusive pet treat as well as many other pet-friendly amenities. Please note there is a $25 a night room charge plus a $100 non-refundable room cleaning fee.

i Love Dogs Roosevelt Hotel – 7000 Hollywood Boulevard (map), 323-466-7000

A Hollywood mainstay since 1927, the Roosevelt was named in honor of President Theodore Roosevelt. It was the first location to host the Academy Awards in 1929.

The Roosevelt isn’t just famous for its location or star-studded guest list, it is also rumored to be haunted. Cabana suite 229, which overlooks the pool, was Marilyn Monroe’s room when her modeling career was just starting to take off. A mirror, which once hung in her room and is now in storage following renovations, is said to be haunted by her spirit. Numerous employees have claimed to see the reflection of a blonde woman staring back at them when they gaze into the mirror.

Along with Marilyn’s room, cabana suite 213 and room 928 are also alleged to be haunted. In fact, 213 is so haunted that guests often check out in the middle of the night, claiming that a headless man charges at them.

The Roosevelt Hotel was recently rejuvenated by designer Dodd Mitchell. It houses a number of popular bars, a junior Olympic-sized pool and rooftop deck. Spend the afternoon lounging on one of the deck chairs or in a private cabana and marvel at the unique underwater mural by world-famous artist David Hockney.

Well-behaved dogs are allowed for a $150 non-refundable fee, but please contact the concierge in advance to plan for your pet’s stay.

i Love Dogs Sunset Tower Hotel – 8358 Sunset Boulevard (map), 323-654-7100

Located on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, Sunset Tower Hotel is considered to be one of the finest examples of art deco design in the City of Angels.

Its famous former residents include John Wayne, Howard Hughes and Roger Moore, aka James Bond, among many others. But one of its more notable guests was gangster Bugsy Siegel. Siegel was kicked out of the Sunset Tower for running a bookmaking operation from his room. He called it a bum rap and witnesses would testify that it was just a friendly game of gin rummy. Either way, Siegel was slapped with a $250 fine and his walking papers.

Truman Capote was also a guest. He wrote in a letter, “I am living in a very posh establishment, the Sunset Tower, which, or so the local gentry tell me, is where every scandal that ever happened, happened.” Perhaps he was referring to the hotel’s notoriety for having the best-kept call girls in Hollywood.

Sunset Tower Hotel is very dog friendly, which is good because dogs can sense spirits. They offer four-legged guests mini-Sunset Tower beds, bowls and treats. Right next door is the William S. Hart Park where dogs can run around off-leash. There is a $100 non-refundable pet fee.

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Sonya Simpkins

Sonya Simpkins is a social media writer for i Love Dogs, Inc. In her spare time, she loves to take her dogs for long hikes and treks to the beach, out to eat and on long road trips across the county. She then turns those adventures into useful advice for other dog parents who also love to take their dogs with them wherever they go.

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