If you live in an apartment in Los Angeles then chances are you own an inflatable mattress. Am I right? I mean, where do your friends and family stay when they come to town? It is rare for a renter to spend hundreds of extra dollars a month to rent an apartment just so they have an extra bedroom to accommodate their visitors. And since there are NO good hotels and motels in our neighborhood (east of Hollywood) then your small bungalow must have room for that inflatable mattress or your visitors are out of luck.
That is until recently. Many hotel alternatives have been popping up around our neighborhood and Internet sites such as airbnb and VRBO are giving travelers more options for short-term accommodations.
These locally owned Inns are not your typical intimate bed & breakfasts or dreary corporate hotels. They aren’t vacation rentals or sublets either. They are a perfect blend of the above, creating hotel-like accommodations in home-like settings. Below are reviews of the handful of local Inns in our ‘hood:
Los Feliz Lodge: Detached bungalows and larger villas in a 1920s Spanish-style courtyard building. Each bungalow is uniquely designed in a funky eclectic vibe and features private fully equipped kitchens and baths. Located at 1507-1509 N. Hoover Street, Los Feliz. Rates start at $150/night and $900/week. For more information: www.losfelizlodge.com or 877-660-4150 Tel.
Baxter5: These five hip and modern bungalows on Baxter Street border Elysian Park in Echo Park. Located in a great Echo Park neighborhood, Baxter5 bungalows are available for short or long stays. Each bungalow comes with a fully equipped kitchen and private bath. Located at: 1549 Baxter, Echo Park. Rates start at $125/night. For more information: www.baxter5.com or 323-660-1835 Tel.
The Sanborn House has been around for a while and is almost always booked. They have 2 guest cottage suites, cutely decorated and in a great Silver Lake / Sunset Junction location. Located at: 1005.5 Sanborn, Silver Lake. Rates start at $75/night. For more information: www.sanbornhouse.com
Hollywood Pensione: An eco-friendly boutique hotel featuring 3 guest room suites. Located at: 1845 Wilton Place, Hollywood. Rates start at $149/night. For more information: www.hollywoodpensione.com or 323-369-2411 Tel.