We are pleased to announce that Le Jardin, our outdoor restaurant and bar, is now open for cocktails and dining with an exciting new menu. Hours of operation are Thursday-Sunday 4.30pm-10pm. Reservations are highly recommended! Please note our hotel rooms and indoor dine-in service remain closed for now. Small meetings for 6 people or less are available. To ensure health and safety of our guests and staff we ask that you follow our Covid guidelines.
XO, The Culver
A guest once told me, ‘The Culver Hotel is an icon, whether you like it or not,’ and I have found that to be true on many levels. A rich cinematic history, illustrious past owners and guests and its unusual shape are only part of its marvelous charm. What sets us apart is the authenticity people feel when they walk through our doors and the hotel’s soulful energy. A visit to The Culver Hotel is always an opportunity to feel the elegance of the past and a warm sense of hospitality.
Upon discovering The Culver Hotel in 2006, something about the property deeply moved me. Despite its neglected state, I was inspired to bring it back to life through an artistic and modern lens—not just as a hotel but through events, dining, music and art. Having spent most of my childhood in Europe surrounded by history and craftsmanship left me with a longing to bring out the beauty and nostalgia of the past. This is how my passion project began, alongside my sister Angela and a wonderful team. Restoring the neighborhood’s architectural jewel came with a greater responsibility as it represented such an integral part of Culver City’s history. We are proud of how our initial vision came to life and of the significant role the hotel’s comeback has played in the revitalization of our vibrant town.
What sets us apart is the authenticity people feel when
they walk through our doors and the
hotel’s soulful energy
I am thankful to those who have been with us since the early years, and to our well-wishing friends, family and guests who helped fuel the positive vision. The beauty of the creative process is that it continues and evolves like history itself. I hope each time you step into our magical little world, you will be inspired to take a piece of The Culver Hotel with you.
The art of hospitality goes back centuries, in ancient Greek it translates to “guest friendship”, the generosity, kindness and courtesy shown to those who are far from home. In our home at The Culver Hotel, our team has made an artform of taking care of people and making them feel like they belong. We approach each day with enthusiasm, energy and creativity and strive to evoke a true sense of hospitality through genuine warmth, intuitive service and personalized attention. Whether it’s a meticulously prepared tea sandwich, a fresh flower in a crystal vase or a perfectly fluffed pillow we believe it’s the simple daily rituals and little luxuries that make all the difference. There is always an opportunity to inject beauty into everything we do and to live a truly artful life.
The hotel’s 1920’s architecture, storied past and our appreciation for all things vintage inspired us to reimagine the property into what it is today. The vision was to create a unique and authentic atmosphere, filled with eclectic finds, rich textures and inspired design, while preserving the integrity of a landmark building. Pieces were collected over time, meticulously refurbished or custom built by our master carpenter. We brought in contemporary elements to create unexpected moments and playful proportions, while using a timeless palette and classic materials such as marble, wood and antique brass. It all came together to create a visual melange where no two rooms are the same. As always, travel continues to play an important role in the evolution of the design, there is an unmistakable French influence and European sensibility. We continue on our quest to find beautiful objects and believe that if you stay true to what you believe is beautiful, everything will come together in the most natural way.
*Please note, some amenities may differ temporarily due to Covid related restrictions