We arrived at the Secret Garden, parked at the front and walked to the car entrance, this made it much easier to find with all the fast moving traffic in the Hollywood Boulevard area. It is best to telephone on arrival and then Sylvester will be there to welcome you and what a wonderful welcome! On arrival we were shown all the amenities , including laptop and printer, free Wi-Fi ( a bit slow, but perfectly adequate), kitchen, toaster, microwave, tea, coffee and piles of bread, buns etc. to nibble on at any time. The house is amazing.. a beautiful 1920’s /30’s property which has rooms which flow from one to the other – guests have the free use of all the rooms. They are full of interesting objects which contribute to the quirky feel of this B & B. Our room (room 2) was large, light and clean with a very comfortable large bed. There were some items in some of the drawers, but not a problem! The rambling garden has seen better days, but was good to sit in. An unusual house, a bit worn at the edges, but a great place to relax and feel contented after a hard days sightseeing.
Breakfast was amazing! At breakfast, seated at the huge dining table, Sylvester would come out from the kitchen with a welcoming smile, bowls of fresh fruit, coffee and fruit juice. On the first morning we then made our own toast! A moment later Sylvester appeared with a huge plate for each of us with salad (lettuce, tomato, sliced onions, and cucumber), an omelette and a large swathe of smoked salmon! This appeared every morning of our four night stay! It varied, sometimes two huge bacon chops instead of the smoked salmon or loads of sausages.. always enough to keep us going all day!! No need for the toast!
There were good restaurants recommended by Sylvester, to walk to, but mostly we used the car to get around. The Secret Garden was great value for money. We will definitely return, it was a most amazing, eccentric house to experience and we need one of Sylvester’s breakfasts again!
- Also Known As:
- The Secret Garden b&b
- The Secret Garden Hotel Los Angeles