All That Remains

In memory of the Garden of Allah, Bart Lytton commissioned the creation of a scale model of the hotel. He […]

The End Begins

Once an Oasis None of the improvements helped revived the hotel’s glory days. Its days as a hotspot were a […]

The Last of Errol Flynn

My Dear, Won’t You Have a Glass of Champagne? Errol Flynn lived at the Garden in 1935, at the start […]

Vanderbilts at the Garden Allah

Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Buys the hotel There’s a gap in what’s known about ownership of the Garden of Allah after […]


The Goetzes Move in Declining conditions at the Garden began to take a toll. The social scene around Benchley and […]

‘Gotta Get a Grip’

Reagan Checks In Despite the hotel’s incipient tawdriness, Hollywood still checked in, usually ready to play. It was a favorite […]


A Succession of Owners In 1930, after Central Holding Corporation bought the Garden of Allah Hotel from William Hay, the […]


‘The Garden of Allah, Once an Oasis, Faces Kismet’ – Headline in the Los Angeles Times, April 1959