Today I wanted to share a fantastic guest post with you written by my blogging partner, Janet Gunn of The Grateful Gardenia. We recently spent a fabulous day together at The Culver Hotel in downtown Culver City. Whether you are visiting or live in LA, The Culver Hotel is a great place to check out for lunch, coffee, dinner, drinks or even a fun overnight. Enjoy!
THE CULVER HOTEL- THAT MAGICAL PLACE
by Janet Gunn The Grateful Gardenia
Welcome to The Culver Hotel located in the heart of downtown Culver City. This historic hotel was built in 1924 by Harry Culver and continues today to steal the show. My friend and blogging partner Melissa Meyers and I have an affinity for anything old-school glamor and The Culver Hotel offers just that, and it's a perfect place to meet, catch up on life and enjoy a little cinematic history.
If you live in the Los Angeles area and you're searching for a new escape for a morning meeting, an elegant breakfast, lunch date, or just want a change of pace mixed with old Hollywood history, then don't miss out on this historical landmark
When's the last time you got to catch up with a friend and feel like you've escaped for the day? We're fortunate to live in a city where dreams really do come. Did you know that most of the cast of The Wizard of Oz lived here during the filming of the movie? Melissa and I both loved That iconic film and looking out the window imagining a day in the life of one of the most memorable films in history felt a bit surreal. Be sure to ask questions when you visit, this hotel is filled with historical myths and mystery.
Vintage and Glamour, that's what you'll experience here. You can't help but feel the energy and imagine what it must have been like when Joan Crawford, Douglas Fairbanks, Greta Garbo, Frank Sinatra, Ronald Reagan and more dined and smoozd behind these door, "if theses walls could talk."
The Culver Hotel has been one of my favorite go-to's for a spark of creativity. They say it's haunted... who knows, maybe Glenda the Good Witch is waving her magic wand over us all as we enter this historical haven.
"You've always had the Power, my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself" Glenda, the good witch.
Maya Mallick who now owns this iconic property has reimagined The Culver Hotel into a glittering gem. Maya’s eye for design only adds to the charm of The Culver Hotel. Every item is personally picked and has a special place. Wherever your eye takes you, it feels like you’ve stepped into the past with a modern flair. The entryway is filled with rich colors and texture. This iconic landmark is becoming an alluring hot spot and Maya has managed to do so without losing the architectural integrity of the building.
The Grand Lobby, also serves as a second restaurant and bar, with a patio garden nearby offering casual food and dining throughout the day. There are plenty of intimate places to sit back and enjoy the view along with great service and delicious food. In the evening you'll be enchanted with live Jazz, and that Culver City cool. It's so much more than just a hotel.
Congratulations are in order! The Culver Hotel turns 100 years old September 23rd. Join the Culver Hotel for the party of the century celebrating 100 years of Culver City and the 10th anniversary of the historic hotel's remarkable revitalization. Saturday, September 23rd, 2017, 8:00 PM
Don't miss The Velvet Lounge- located on the Mezzanine Level. reminiscent of a 1920’s ‘Speakeasy’ with a twist of a Parisian boudoir. The Velvet Lounge is open Thursday through Saturday after 8 pm.
Also available for private parties and events.
We would like to thank everyone at The Culver Hotel for a fun filled day of history, kindness and our beautiful meal. Located at 9400 Culver Blvd.
Just like they say in the movies "That's a wrap."
Melissa and I feel so fortunate to have The Culver Hotel in the city where we live. The staff is gracious and passionate about the history and they're happy to have you. There's a lot of exciting projects that are happening in Downtown Culver City and it just might be The Yellow Brick Road to an exciting time. Be sure to schedule your next breakfast, lunch or dinner meeting... just "click your heels together three times...
Here's a fun story; Charlie Chaplin was even the owner for a while until legend has it, he lost the property in a poker game to John Wayne.
Fact; 1938 – The Wizard of Oz is filmed in Culver City. Much of the cast, including all 124 ‘little people’ also known as the ‘Munchkins’, stay at the Culver Hotel.
1939 - Gone With The Wind
Here are the details for The Culver Hotel 100 years Celebration. We hope you can join us there!
Hope to see you all at The Culver Hotel 100 years Celebration!