Los Angeles Bed and Breakfasts

Photo courtesy of Hollywood Pensione

At hotels, concierges cater to guests needs. At bed & breakfasts, owners pamper. They love Los Angeles and want to share their home and their city with you. They cook up tasty breakfasts and give you tips for getting around the city. In other words, it’s truly the best of both worlds. 

The Inn at 657

The Inn at 657 is a sleeper in both senses of the word. This is one of those hidden finds that visitors are hesitant to share with friends. Located in two adjacent historic homes less than a mile from Downtown LA, the five-bedroom Inn has that homey charm that B & B fans seek. Owner and gourmet chef Patsy Carter serves up elaborate breakfasts (with recipes available since so many guests have asked). The Inn doesn’t lack for modern conveniences, and features wireless Internet and a massage therapist. Another plus: free parking, a tough find in LA.

LA offers some other B&B possibilities for those in search of this type of lodging experience.

Su Casa

Su Casa in Venice Beach offers guests the unforgettable opportunity of staying in oceanfront suites and studios just off the Venice Boardwalk. These 1920s cottages have been renovated to contemporary light-and-airy beach chic. And what would a beachside getaway be without outdoor fun? The inn offers free use of surfboards, boogie boards and bikes.

Hollywood Pensione

Hollywood Pensione is a green boutique located in a true California Craftsman-style home. The interiors offer a slicked-up version of the traditional exterior. The eco-friendly touches include organic bed linens, bamboo towels, organic wine and spa amenities.

Secret Garden B & B

Secret Garden B & B, in LA’s legendary Laurel Canyon, is a microcosm of the opulence of Hollywood golden years. The public rooms and five guest rooms have been decorated with antiques, even murals. The media room boasts a baby grand piano for guests who are so inclined.