overpriced poor service, great room, great hotel, overpriced false reputation, overpriced fake facade, horrible noise, beautiful grounds
Great Party Hotel and Spirit. Fun place to have a party and you cannot argue with the history...
Not worth it unless they seat you outside. It was a beautiful evening so we decided to eat in at the Chatueau Marmont's garden restaurant; however, when we got there they sat us in an inside room by ourselves ...insisting there was no room in the garden. But as we sat there we saw them seating lots of folks. And yes, I know they hold tables for folks staying at the hotel but the folks we saw were not. Anyway, what was really disappointing was the food and service...very poor.
Typical Hollywood restaurant with overpriced cusine, poor service and a fake facade. This review is not for the hotel, but for the restaurant within the Chateau Marmont. We were a party of 5 seated promptly. The atmospehere in the Chateau Marmont is whimsical and sophistcated which I hoped would bring a great experience, but at the end of the meal I was greatly dissapointed. Everything took forever, our reservations were at 7:30Pm and we didn't leave until 11:00PM. I had thought the entrees would have been worth the wait, but when they arrived there wasn't anything to remember. We had to finally go to the front to acquire our check and pay the $400 tab. The Chateau Marmont restaurant is just another Hollywood restaurant with overpriced food, poor service and a false reputation.
best brunch spot. I never would have thought about coming here to eat, but I had some friends in from out of town who wanted to do something very "L.A." Admittedly, I was expecting a bit of a scene with people talking at volume 10 about the next script they were working on, but there was none of that. It was comfortable, relaxing and refreshingly casual. It was an ideal setting for brunch with friends. We sat outside in the courtyard area. It was enclosed by trees with a gorgeous view of the hotel. The service was outstanding and I had the best eggs benedict I've ever tasted. It was -- even for me -- the ideal Hollywood experience.
Excellent. This really is one of my favorite restaurants in LA. You get the best people watching on the patio, its serene, and the food is never a let down.
Not the most consistent place to go really.....
Just returned from a week in LA and I have to say this past visit to CM was kinda lame. We had mediocre service and the salmon sandwich was so raw I couldn't even bite into it. Oh, and my friend ordered a $24 mimosa. Ouch.
It is a beautiful outdoor space though and we may try it again.
My fave spot for brunch, lunch & celeb-spotting. Not sure why the other reviewer had such a negative experience, but I have been coming to the Chateau for years and have never had a bad time. Admittedly, I have only come for brunch or lunch, so maybe it's different at dinnertime. Anyway, yes, the service can sometimes be slow, but I have always enjoyed my meal and the atmosphere is just so classic rock 'n' roll. The seared ahi appetizer and cold artichoke soup are my favorite and all the salads are good. The best place to sit is the courtyard -- it feels like you've escaped to some beautiful little hideaway far from the city. And, if you're like me & get a kick out of seeing celebs, then you'll simply love it here -- I've never not seen a famous face!
All hype, no substance!. As someone who enjoys fine dining, and has frequented most of the great spots in LA, I was sadly dissappointed at this highly rated hotel restuarant. The wait staff were lethargic, unattentive and poorly groomed. Most of them looked like they need a good shower or at the very least a brush. I mean I can deal with "LA shabby" but this put a whole new spin on it for me. Moving past the personal hygiene of the dining room staff the menu, albeit minimal, seemed to hold some promise-WRONG! The 3 cheese appetizer consisted of 3 overly strong flavored cheeses that put on a plate together made your eyes water not your mouth. I may even had enjoyed them if I could have convinced the waiter to bring me a fork. The halibut was overcooked or should I say over fried. The bolognese sauce was a slight improvement on the other coursesbut I wouldn't drive out of my way to get it or send any Italian friends there to eat it. The only worthwhile aspect was the freshness of the vegetables. For the amount this restaurant charges and the guantlet one has to get through to get into the place, I was expecting much more. The only redeeming qualities were the lovely hosts and hostesses (inside the restaurant) not the crazy ones in black trying to keep you out at the very full valet parking. All in all the experience was mediocre and not worth it at all. We left without desert and headed to Sona for our final course-a much wiser and well spent choice. Had we not had several star sightings we would have not even stayed for the main course. But who can resist drunk celebs stumbling to the bathroom?
old charm hollywood. spending a weekend in a private bungalow was just so romantic .....we live in la but if you want to get away ..it is the place. .The staff is very courteous and helpful.Great swimming pool area and the lobby is very inviting for drinks and relaxing
We were treated like Royalty!. WOW! what an amazing place. We were given the biggest room on the first floor. You literally just walked from dinner to your room. Felt like we had a secret entrance to the castle that no one knew about and the room was HUGE with views so you could see who else was staying there. The hotel service was to die for from personal directions for walking the hills from Benedict to wine suggestions from Elizabeth. The pool was a blast and even Clare Danes sunbathed right down from us. Unbelievable the amount of star power we saw from the new arrivals from England to Christopher LLoyd himself. If you only do it once, you should do it right at the Chateau you must stay at least two days so you can have breakfast and dinner in the garden and drinks in the lobby. Just sit back and enjoy yourself. Guests are treated like royalty!
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