This was the first B&B of our honeymoon, and it set the bar really high! It's no surprise this is the #1 B&B in L.A. Do yourself a favor and stay here. Now, for some specifics ....
First, the room is amazing. We had the Terrace Room, which is basically a huge, nicely decorated and comfortable room connected to a large outdoor terrace. It was a little chilly when we were there so we couldn't take full advantage of the terrace, but the setup was awesome and we loved the space.
The hosts, Bob and Ahuva, make the stay. They are awesome. I hope they don't take this the wrong way, but they reminded us of Billy Crystal and his wife from the Princess Bride ... so much energy, extremely outgoing, and constantly picking on each other .. hilarious. They really did make us feel comfortable and welcome in this home.
Breakfast ... delicious. Good, fresh ingredients and lots of variety including fresh fruit, eggs, salad, pastries. My only comment about breakfast is that Bob & Ahuva aren't necessarily the most punctual hosts, so if you're in a hurry or need to be somewhere early, make sure you leave enough time in the morning!
The location is great. The B&B is close (within a 10 or 20 minute drive) of just about everything you'd want to see or do in central L.A. There's also a lot to see and do within walking distance, and it's a nice walk (~5-10 min) through the neighborhood to quite a few restaurants and bars. We found it kind of odd that there didn't seem to be a main strip or area where you could bar hop or walk between restaurants ... everything seemed a bit more spaced out. So before you venture out on foot, make sure you have a plan for where you're going!
A few other random comments ...
- Parking was a breeze .. plenty of street parking, and Bob will give you a tag to hang in the window so you don't get a ticket.
- Free cookies and candy!!
- Use of a separate kitchen, which is nice if you want to make something quick yourself, plus the use of a coffee maker, fridge, etc.
All in all, this was a wonderful stay and I'd highly recommend to anyone traveling in the LA area. Thanks so much Bob and Ahuva for such a great B&B!
- Also Known As:
- Garden Cottage Hotel Los Angeles
- Garden Cottage Bed And Breakfast