We stayed at Laurel Inn for 3 nights and really enjoyed it. The accommodation is very comfortable and extremely spacious. It's spread out over two floors - there are two bathrooms, a lounge/kitchen, bedroom, walk-in closet, two balconies and a roof terrace where you have 360 degree views, including the Hollywood sign in the distance. The kitchen is also fully equipped, and guests can also help themselves to beer, wine, spirits, sodas, which you pay for using an honour system. The food (breakfast items, e.g. coffee, yogurt, cereal, milk, frozen rolls) come included. The bedroom also has a large flat screen TV with cable, plus a DVD player with a selection of movies. The downstairs lounge has a Hi-Fi system with plenty of CDs to choose from. The accommodation is also self-contained, which means you have your own entrance and keys - it felt like our own home in L.A!
The location is also perfect - you're in a residential part of WeHo, but walking distance to shopping and restaurants on Melrose and Santa Monica. We had a car, which made exploring L.A easier, and you can park next to the Inn using a visitor parking permit provided. We met John and Lucy briefly - they seem like lovely people, very friendly and approachable in case you want a chat or have any questions, but equally very good about letting you have privacy. We found their overall approach very relaxed and easy going.
So overall, I would definitely recommend Laurel Inn as a place to stay in Los Angeles. It is great value for money, comfortable, convenient, relaxing... just lovely in fact!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beautiful two-story first floor full size kitchen, pull out couch, 3/4 bath, dining room table, stereo. Second floor king bed, walk-in closet, full bath, balcony, free cable TV, WiFi, Parking, DVDs on site free. Roof and side patio with a 360 degree view of the city...plush plush. ... more less