We stayed at the Laurel Inn a few nights after staying at a luxury ocean front hotel in Santa Monica for a couple of nights. We enjoyed our stay at the Laurel Inn better than the hotel because the spacious separate guesthouse with a rooftop 360 view was more comfy and less confined. The master bedroom with a king bed is sunny with windows that open for fresh air..unlike the hotel.
For us, the location was fantastic..good walking neighborhood. We could walk to shops at Melrose, find great restaurants nearby and walk to Whole Foods. We stayed there because our son lives in the neighborhood, but our adult daughter liked the amenities and location just as well as we did. Nice to have a kitchen, fresh fruit provided and beer and wine in the refrigerator. Very thoughtful touches. It saved us money to have a kitchen and let us relax more with room to spread out.
John and Lucy couldn’t have been more gracious hosts. Just perfect folks to manage a B&B that is more guesthouse than traditional B&B. We enjoyed their warm, but not-overly-involved-with-us approach. They live in a nice, quiet neighborhood close to all kinds of fun things to do. We’ll be back!
- 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