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Sanborn Guest House
Ranked #20 of 90 Los Angeles B&B and Inns
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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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“Lovely place to stay”
Reviewed 19 January 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!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
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Palm City, Florida
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Reviewed 3 October 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 garden in which to relax, and a fully stocked kitchen where you can prepare meals, if you choose. I will definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
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Buffalo, New York
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Reviewed 4 September 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., etc.. The accommodations are clean, comfortable, and quiet. We slept soundly in the back room which borders the little parking area and garden. You share a kitchen with the guests in the other room, but your bath is private. A big issue in LA is parking, If you've stayed in LA and have had to pay through the nose for parking or have worried about leaving your car on the street, it's a relief to drive into your off-street, gated parking spot at Sanborn House. BTW, there are some really good places like Mille's and K2 nearby on Sunset Blvd. for breakfast if you don't feel like making your own at Sanborn House. We stayed for five nights, and we intend to stay again during our next trips to LA.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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New York
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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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Belgium
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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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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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