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Sanborn Guest House
Ranked #20 of 90 Los Angeles B&B and Inns
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“Perfect in eastern LA”
Reviewed 28 August 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.

  • Stayed August 2011
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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 22 July 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 I forgot while there was a coffee maker and coffee accessories, there was tea but no coffee. Not a big problem given access to many coffee choices down the street. The owners have made several upgrades including a more efficient hot water system. Enjoyed my conversations with Gary, one of the owners, as well.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 22 June 2011

great location and near to public transport and good restaurants. Privat parking and clean rooms and kitchen. Staff is friendly and helpfull. Thank you

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 June 2011

A great place to stay, in Silverlake which is a fab area and one of the only areas of LA where you can walk as opposed to drive. Lots of cool local bars and shosps. Jaime and Gary who own the place are really friendly and welcoming. The use of a kitchen (shared with other room) is also good.

  • Stayed June 2011
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 26 May 2011

I just stayed in tylers place two nights while visiting a friend on the way to Hawaii. The host Donald was very helpful and the apartment is BEAUTIFUL, modern decor, spotlessly clean and beautifully presented. I can't recommend it highly enough. Silver lake and Sunset junction are lovely neighbourhoods walking distance to bars, cafes, restaurants etc. I had a great stay and would come back here anytime!

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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled solo
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San Diego
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Reviewed 18 May 2011

Very comfortable, clean room with everything we needed. Great location. The hosts, Gary and Jaime, are very personable and helpful. It never before occurred to me to look for a B & B, or rather, a guest house (no breakfast is served here) in Los Angeles, but I did, and what a find! Very pleasant atmosphere and I look forward to our next trip to LA.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 18 January 2011

My partner and I spent eight days at Tyler's Place, a small apartment a short distance from Sanborn Guest House. We were both extremely pleased with both the lodging itself as well as the kindness and helpfulness of our host Donald. I could not believe I nearly spent three to four times as much for some snooty hotel in West Hollywood.
First of all, the location was excellent, s block from Santa Monica Blvd. and two blocks from West Sunset in the Silverlake area of L.A. There was easy access (as far as L.A. traffic will permit) to many area attractions. The lodging is one apartment is a building of six (one occupied by Donald and the others by long-term tenants.). The apartment was small but very nice, clean nice hardwood floors, a kitchen with fridge, icemaker, coffeemaker, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, even bottled water in the fridge and more in the cupboard. One could easily shop at the nearby Von's and eat as many meals as one cared to in the apartment. The bed was comfortable with nice sheets, a comforter, large ceiling fan, and a big-screen tv on the wall in front (with basic cable). There is also WiFi (and pretty good speed too) if you bring your laptop. There were two closets (one large, one regular size), extra towels, sheets, pillows, and an iron and ironing board (there is an laundry room a few steps from the door with a key provided by Donald). Donald clearly went out of his way to make this a comfortable little place. It is perfect for two people, but could accommodate three or four with the roll-out bed. If you're used to the quiet of the countryside, you may have an issue with the morning traffic on Myra Ave. However, I generally am sensitive to noise when I'm trying to sleep and I did not find it to be a problem.
The best part was Donald himself - friendly, helpful, and eager to make you feel at home, give directions, suggest things to do. I am much more inclined to look for lodging at smaller, more personable places rather than impersonal hotels and this was perfect. I suppose it depends on what you're used to, and what I'm used to is a rather drab one-bedroom apartment that is not as nice as this one.
You'd pay far more for less comfort and service at a hotel.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Sanborn Guest House
Address: 1005 1/2 Sanborn Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90029-3111
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Region: United States > California > Los Angeles
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 90 B&Bs / Inns in Los Angeles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Sanborn Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 2
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 
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