Chateau Marmont is a Hollywood institution: glamorous, luxurious and rock n' roll at the same time. It is one of the most unique hotels in the world. What other place could boast of Led Zeppelin having ridden through its lobby on motorbikes? On a practical level, this establishment would be worth staying in without the pop culture history it is steeped in. The decor might be old school and true to the Chateau's original vibe but everything is done up exquisitely and nothing feels dated. The extortionately expensive bill we ran up in Bar Marmont next door was more than worth it, this is, above all, such a fun place to stay.