We are always pleased that so many of our guests have heard of the Chateau Marmont, one of the most elegant hotels in Los Angeles. Even so, when the beautiful structure appears on the hill as we drive into the notorious Sunset Strip we can sense how impressed our Los Angeles private tour passengers are. The building, constructed in 1929 and modeled after a real chateau in the Loire Valley of France (a wine growing region like our Santa Ynez Valley), rises up from Sunset Boulevard like the grand doyen of the entertainment district beyond and welcomes everyone to come on and enjoy the Strip’s offerings. We will often pull over to tell a story or two from our vast collection of anecdotes. Sometimes, we will drive up to the entrance, entrust our luxury SUV to the parking genius of the valets and head into the hotel and Bar Marmont for a drink and some more tales of Hollywood. The long history of the hotel is full of entertaining and sometimes sad stories of Hollywood and its stars. The list of famous guests and residents, even neighbors in the surrounding Hollywood Hills, is long, dating back to those earliest days of Hollywood when “talkies” were just becoming known until more recently when the Entourage crowd filmed and partied here. Planning a trip to Los Angeles and Hollywood? Do you want to be right in the heart of everything? Then book a room at the Chateau Marmont and arrange a private luxury tour of Los Angeles with us.