The location: The Four Seasons Hotel.

Q. What is it supposed to be on the show?

    A. The Four Seasons Hotel.

Q. Where is it supposed to be on the show?

    A. In Newport Beach, next to the Newport Fashion Island mall.

Q. When did we see it on the show?

    A. We see an aerial view of (what is supposed to be) the Four Seasons in Episode 14 (of season one), "The Countdown".

        It is where Oliver lives (in the penthouse), and where Marissa and Summer attended the New Years Eve party. It's also where Oliver holds Marissa captive later in the series.

Q. What is it actually in real life?

    A. A hotel - but not the Four Seasons.

Q. Where can I find it in real life?

    A. The aerial shot shown is actually a view of what was then known as the Argyle Hotel.

    It has since been renamed the Sunset Tower. It's located on the Sunset Strip, at 8358 Sunset Blvd, in west Hollywood.

    Here is a map link.

    You can find a photo of the hotel on their official website.

    Below, you will see the Sunset Tower on the left, and the real Four Seasons Newport on the right.
    As you'll notice, they don't look very much alike...


Q. How the heck did you figure out where it was?

    A. I wrote about the Argyle for my Hollywood website, So I recognized it when I saw it.

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