My wife and I recently stayed for 4 nights on our first trip to L.A. I don't think we could have stayed in a better location or had a more hospitable and helpful host. The lovely house sits on a relatively quiet, palm tree-lined, residential street, but conveniently between Sunset and Hollywood Blvds. Free street parking is easy. Not only are iconic Hollywood sites within walking distance, but so is Runyon Canyon, a great place to hike in the Hollywood hills. The house itself has many lovely things on the walls and shelves, collected over the 30 years that Dresden has apparently lived there. She only rents out 2 rooms. We were the only ones staying there while we were there. So we essentially had a private bathroom. Dresden herself obviously enjoys having visitors from all over the world and enjoys making suggestions and showing maps so that visitors, depending on their interests, make the most of their time. She was really helpful and we enjoyed talking to her. It was like coming home to family at the end of each day. It's not a traditional B&B, in that the host does not make and serve breakfast. But she truly gives guests the run of the house, including the kitchen. We ate breakfast at Cheebo's down the block the first morning (where we had a celebrity sighting). Then we bought some things at Trader Joe's and made our own breakfasts the next 3 mornings. The coffee and teas in Dresden's kitchen are free for the taking. We could have made full dinners if we had really wanted to. The house has a surprisingly large and private backyard, with lemons and flowers growing around a pool. We enjoyed sitting out there each morning while we ate our breakfast. If we return to L.A., we would love to stay with Dresden again. The house cannot accommodate large groups. So I'm sure it remains fairly quiet even when both rooms are occupied. I would definitely recommend it for 1 -4 people. It's also quite the bargain compared to what I expected to pay in L.A.
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