The Hollywood Melrose Hotel, also known previously as the Melrose Arms and later as the Monte Cristo Island Apartments, is a historic building on Melrose Boulevard in Hollywood, California. Designed by S. Charles Lee, the structure was built in 1927. It has been used both as a hotel and apartments over the years of its existence, with commercial establishments on the first floor. In 1992, the building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places based on its architecture. In April 2010, the hotel was reopened as the newly restored Hollywood Historic Hotel. Edmon Simonian and family own the property, and operate a furniture gallery out of its street level. Today, the hotel is a 3 star property with big, confy beds, renovated bathrooms, and beautiful rooms, bathrooms and hallways, befit of a 3 star hotel. All of the hotel's facades, common spaces, staircases and 62 rooms have been restored to their former 1920's glory following an 18-month-long interior and exterior renovation.