There is definitely no shortage of bed and breakfasts in LA County, but this is not necessarily a good thing, as it makes choosing where to stay a much harder task. While some bed and breakfasts may only offer the most basic of essentials, here are a few that have the potential to truly transform your trip by offering something extra special, making it no surprise that they are ranked as some of the best bed and breakfasts in the county.
Inn at Playa del Ray
This New England-style bed and breakfast has won quite a few different awards, and overlooks the beautiful waters of Marina del Ray and the 600 acre Ballona Wetlands. Each of the 21 guest rooms has been individually designed and feature upscale amenities, with some even housing a jacuzzi, outdoor sun deck, or fireplace. The full hot buffet breakfast includes fresh homemade bread and egg soufflés, and guests also enjoy complimentary Californian wines with hors d’oeuvres every evening.
The Secret Garden Bed and Breakfast
With just six stylishly decorated guest rooms, the Secret Garden B&B is able to provide a secretive getaway with highly personalized service. Enclosed within a lush courtyard, this B&B is situated at the base of the Hollywood Hills and is just minutes away from some of Hollywood’s most popular landmarks. Each of the rooms has unique features that guests really appreciate, and feature the standard range of amenities. Guests also have 24/7 access to the owner’s kitchen – perfect for when you want a late night snack.
The Venice Beach House
Located just a short distance from downtown Santa Monica, the Venice Beach House offers a level of casual elegance that perfectly blends in with its beautiful surroundings. Each room has its individual character, from the standard traditional guest rooms to the James Peasgood Suite, the latter of which boasts a king size bed, a double jacuzzi bathtub, a private balcony and a cathedral wood ceiling. Charming yet spacious, the Venice Beach House manages to combine history with hospitality in a truly magical way.
The Inn at 657
The Inn at 657 is one of LA County’s hidden treasures, offering privacy, comfort and just the right amount of luxury. The B&B consists of four guest rooms and two guest suites, the latter of which are beautifully furnished apartments. The gourmet breakfasts served every morning are definitely worth waking up for, with dishes cooked to order and served up in an elegant dining room filled with fresh flowers, white linens and fine china. The Inn’s location is also extremely convenient, and there are plenty of public transport options located just outside. This B&B has all the charm of a bygone era, but still feels as though it is a home away from home.
LA County has bed and breakfasts to suit just about every budget, and while some of the above may cost more than the average LA B&B, they are certainly worth splashing out for, as you will enjoy a level of hospitality quite unlike what most bed and breakfasts offer.