Hollywood Legends and Ownership
Alongside the rich history of the Culver Hotel are the enticing stories that surround its ownership. While Harry Culver and Charlie Chaplin co-built the hotel, legend has it that Chaplin sold it to the “Duke,” Mr. John Wayne, for a dollar in a poker game. Tinsel town mogul Red Skelton is also rumored to have been a proprietor. There was a period of neglect for several decades where the property was boarded up and children were told to stay away which was a fate many other historical buildings at the time had succumbed to. It was not until 2007, that the hotel started to rise again towards a true revitalization. With the right mix of history, design and hospitality The Culver Hotel was able to shine once again.