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“An excellent first foray into B&B's”

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Hollywood Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #8 of 88 Los Angeles B&B and Inns
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Perth, Australia
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12 reviews
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“An excellent first foray into B&B's”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2012

This was our first time staying in a bed and breakfast and it was wonderful! Nina and William were wonderful hosts and made us feel at home without being obtrusive. We were late arriving and Nina had stayed up to welcome us when we got there. The quirky decor and artistic flair evident throughout the house certainly make for a unique accommodation experience. Our room was a little on the small side but we were offered an upgrade in rooms without extra charge. Excellent location with regards to the main sights, at night we were able to reach restaurants on Sunset Blvd within a 15min walk. Off street parking was also a plus. All in all we would stay here again and would definitely recommend it for those looking for something off the beaten path.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2012

A lovely B&B in a great location. We had no car but with Nina's help, advice and bus timetables we were able to navigate the bus system very easily. At weekends, seniors travel anywhere on a bus for 25 cents - a steal.
The house and rear garden were 'Alice in Wonderland" - so much to look at!
Plenty to eat at breakfast with tea making facility at other times - access to fridge if needed.
Much better than being in a hotel as other guests were very friendly and happy to sit and chat.
All in all, an excellent choice and will definitely try to book when we next return to L.A.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2012

We will continue to visit Nina and William's B&B for its quiet, convenient location, off street parking, very comfortable beds, and what is a reasonable price for an L.A. B&B. The decorations are outrageously appropriate to Hollywood -- amusing and sparkling, with lots of beads, feathers, stuffed animals, crystal, pottery, masks, curtains, nicknacks, strings of colored lights, and photos and paintings of movie stars, musicians, magicians, and benign charlatans. In the midst of it all, everything is neat and clean. We have stayed in two different rooms on our visits. Premier Room is large, with balconies and a small kitchen and Jacuzzi; Maverick is small and cozy, with the surprise of a set of Gary Larson "Far Side" books at the bedside. While the breakfast is not a "full" service of bacon and eggs, it's the most generous continental breakfast we have ever seen, with wide varieties of baked goods, juices, hot and cold cereal, and good coffee, tea, and milk. The jam, jelly, honey, granola, raisin, and nut offerings are beautifully presented. We haven't yet used the outdoor, private pool, but it looks welcoming. If you want bland, minimalist, geometric quarters, stay away. If you want comfort as well as visual playfulness, lots of provocative clutter, and odd angles, do stop here!

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2012

We stayed 3 nights at the Hollywood B&B at the end of March. We thought that is was in a wonderful location to see the sites of Hollywood Boulevard and the Sunset Strip. We stayed in the Maverick room which was very clean, but just as a warning if you are over 5'9" you may want to book one of the other rooms. Both my husband and I are about that height and said that if we were any taller we wouldn't have been able to fit in the bathroom very well! Haha! At our height, our knees were just about touching the wall when we used the toilet. So if you were any taller, you may have to sit sideways and it may be kind of uncomfortable! But like I said, it was fine for us. It was very quiet the entire time we stayed there even though I believe all rooms were booked. There was a nice variety for breakfast. Didn't meet Nina and only said a few hellos to William so we didn't really get a feel for the owners. It was a too chilly the days we were there to use the pool, but we did eat our breakfast out there a few mornings. It's a lovely area. They provide a lot of maps and information on the area. Runyon Canyon is very close and was a fun morning hike. Walked only a couple blocks over on Orange Ave to see Lauren Conrad's house (from the Hills) and that was kind of fun, although I don't think she lives there any longer. Kanye West's party house is supposed to be on top of the cliff on Orange Ave and we walked as close as we could to that, even though I don't think he lives there either! Haha! Overall, it was a great stay!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2012

This is a superb little find if you are going to spend a few days in LA and don't particularly need to be near a beach or in the midst of the hustle and bustle of Hollywood. I stayed there last August on a ladies trip with Nancy B (aka the B) and Jackie (aka Jackie Oh). We took two rooms (the Premium and the Biarritz) and most of the time felt we had the rest of the place to ourselves. The decor is eclectic and do take the time to tour both the interior of the house and also the pool area -- really cool stuff from the creative minds of the owners (Nina and William). The breakfast spread is filling -- cereal, toast (with a variety of spreadable options), yogurt, granola, and fruit (plus, I think, there may have been pastries too!). There is off-street parking and that aforementioned pool (which we had to ourselves one day). Perfect place to launch your Hollywood adventures from. Ours included looking through a giant telescope at Griffith Park Observatory (yes, you can do that and it is free); finding the Garden of Oz in the Hollywood HIlls; catching the Tim Burton exhibit at the LA County Museum of Art; and Wacko (Jackie's favorite store in the world). Who knows what yours will include -- just know that this is a good place to both launch your adventures from and to lay your weary head when you are done.

Room Tip: The Premier Room was great with a jacuzzi tub, two balconies, and a little kitchen (in case you were...
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Hollywood Bed & Breakfast
Address: 1701 N Orange Grove Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046-2131
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Region: United States > California > Los Angeles > Central L.A
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 88 B&Bs / Inns in Los Angeles
Price range (per night): $199 - $232
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
You are invited to enjoy Hollywood by staying at our whimsical 1912 Bed & Breakfast located right on Hollywood Boulevard and within walking distance of the Sunset Strip and the Hollywood Walk of Fame; Grauman's Chinese Theater; Hollywood&Highland Dolby Theatre, site of the Academy Awards; Disney's El Capital Theater; the Jimmy Kimmel Show and Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum along with many other exciting attractions. The proprietors, Nina (who speaks German, French and Spanish) and William are very well acquainted with Hollywood and Southern California and are happy to share information. ... more   less 
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