The Chateau Marmont: The expensive bungalows where the celebrities stay are probably nice, but the standard rooms feel dowdy, with shabby carpeting and outdated bathrooms. Sure, the mid-century furniture is charming, and the beds come with high thread count linens and down pillows, but it's hardly the level of luxury you'd expect in this price range.
Sunset Tower: The subtly art deco rooms might lack modern flash, but the great views and overall comfort are worth the price. Standard rooms start at 350 square feet -- 50 square feet larger than those at the Marmont.
Oyster's Take: Sunset Tower offers bigger, better rooms for almost half the price.