Chateau Marmont

If discretion, location and luxury is what a rock star needs, they usually find it at the Chateau Marmont. This is where Jim Morrison lived for a while and one drunken night here on the roof was depicted in the movie “The Doors“. The bungalows away from the main building are favored for privacy. John Belushi died in Bungalow 3 on March 5, 1982.

Built in 1929, the hotel has played host to such celebrity guests as Bob Dylan, John Lennon & Yoko Ono, Mick Jagger, Ringo Starr, and Jefferson Airplane.

Led Zeppelin while staying here in 1968, were moved into a bungalow due to their loud partying, women coming and going and repeated calls to room service .

John Frusciante, and Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers each lived here for a while in the 90’s.

The cover of Gram Parson’s album “GP” was shot in the lobby.

The renowned fashion photographer Helmut Newton, who was known for his erotic black-and-white photos was killed on January 23, 2004 when he suffered a heart attack while driving his car down Marmont Lane from the Chateau Marmont to Sunset Boulevard.

Chateau Marmont
8221 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90046
323 656-1010