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Sanborn Guest House

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

We liked the Sanborn Guest House a lot. Gary was very friendly and the room was spacious and nicely decorated. The shower & bathroom was clean and towels were provided and we had access to a shared kitchen where there’s filter coffee, a big fridge and a proper cooker. It’s like staying in a holiday chalet rather than a B&B... More 

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Irvine, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

We had no idea what to expect never having stayed in LA, were we in the right area, would we be safe? We didn't want to be in a hotel and wanted to be a part of a community where their were interesting shops and restaurants within walking distance. SANBORN HOUSE was the perfect choice! Being built in 1921 the... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

I stayed at Tyler's Place accomodation for four nights in July 2012 and I absolutely could not fault it. As a solo female traveller being in the States for the first time, I was apprehensive about staying in such a big city all on my own, but I have to say, everything about this accommodation put my mind at ease.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

I stayed at Tyler's Place at Sanborn Guest House for 2 nights in May. Douglas (the proprietor/manager) was super helpful and friendly, especially as I had slightly messed up my dates and times. It was a very convenient location, LA is hard without a car but there were a ton of great places to eat, have coffee, catch up with... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

We stayed in the guest suite for 3 nights in April 2012. During our stay we relied entirely on public transport. I can't fault anything about the accommodation. The location was excellent with buses and light rail providing easy access to down town, Hollywood and even Santa Monica. There were some wonderful eateries in the vicinity and the local area... More 

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

I stayed 4 nights and highly recommend this guesthouse in Silver Lake. Spacious and comfortable room, quiet, safe (single female), own entrance, well equipped kitchen shared with other suite, secure off-street parking. Hosts very helpful on arrival, though did not see them again during my stay. Woould definitely return!

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Palm City, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2011

Sanborn Guest House is conveniently located in the Silver Lake district of Los Angeles, near to restaurants and shops. It is clean and cozy, and lovingly cared for by its owners, Gary and Jaime. The price is very reasonable and worth every penny. A special bonus is off street parking (a valuable commodity in this area!). There is a tranquil... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2011

This B & K (bed and kitchen) has so many good things going for it, I don't know where to start. First off, Gary and Jaime are friendly and obliging hosts. Their Sanborn Guest House is in the Silver Lake area of LA (that's east of Hollywood) and it's well situated for easy access to downtown, Griffith Park, Hollywood, etc.,... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2011

If you don't need to be near Santa Monica etc this place is perfect. Spotlessly clean, funky silver lake locale, private parking behind a gate, large room, private bath, free coffee, great price. I cant rate this high enough. I love it.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2011

This was a return visit to the guesthouse after a number of years, and I stayed again in the larger room. Nicely furnished, finished and decorated, quiet, relaxing, free off street parking, short walk to the north (up and down a small hill) to restaurants, coffee, great gelato in Silverlake on Sunset. Use of the well equipped kitchen included, although... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sanborn Guest House located in the heart of Los Angeles is your ideal retreat in the quiet and charming Sunset Junction. Just east of Hollywood and easily accessible to the many attractions of LA, Sanborn Guest House is the perfect B&B for a unique and homey getaway for couples, business travelers, or the whole family (and Fido too!) Completely solar powered, this Green B&B has two guest units available with true Hollywood charm and comfort. Each has their own entrance, private bath, wifi, TV, and queen sized bed. Additionally, the larger guest suite has a sitting and living room so you can lounge and relax after a day on the Hollywood Beach Boardwalk. Both guest units share access to the newly remodeled and fully equipped kitchen. At Sanborn Guest House, we want to make you feel at home next to the ocean breeze and sunny beaches of Southern California, and are fully committed to making your stay with us build memories that last a lifetime. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sanborn Guest House

Address: 1005 Sanborn Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90029
Location: United States > California > Los Angeles
Price Range: $85 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Sanborn Guest House 2*
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
Sanborn Guest House Hotel Los Angeles
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