We had our eyes set on this place for months, after not feeling okay with shelling out huge amounts for "another" chain hotel. The photos sold this place, as did the idea of homemade breakfasts.
This small Bed and Breakfast with three rooms is perfect as a base for Honeymooners (like us), tourists, business visitors and more.
A bottle of sparkling wine met us in our designated fridge in the shared kitchen, we had facilities to cook and wash clothes and we were in walking distance of a great supermarket called Gelsons (with a deli) which is a left out of the door, then left again down Franklin for 2-3 mins.
The aircon was effective, the rooms are very private, but allow for seeing other guests in the communal areas if you wish and sitting with a coffee on the balcony by the kitchen is very recommended.
The bed was more than just comfortable and made us dread heading home to our own bed.
The hotel served as a base for visits to Hollywood, Burbank, Pasadena, Downtown, Santa Monica even as far afield as Anaheim for Disneyland (we didn't have a car and used public transport, but there is parking space for cars). We also made sure to sample the selection of books scattered around the communal areas that covered USA's best road trips and even historical information about LA.
We will never forget this place as being our honeymoon spot, but in all honesty it lived up to expectations and more. Dougald the host, was knowledgeable, helpful and made great tasting breakfasts.
We hope to visit again some day in the next few years.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hollywood Pensione is a Newly Renovated Eco-Conscious Boutique Inn in specializing in weekly and monthly stays. We cater to International travelers and artists from all over the world. The Pensione offers all of the comforts of home with the privacy and amenities of a luxury hotel. All or our rooms are Newly Renovated Suites with private bathrooms inside each room. Each room comes with new Luxury Queen Pillow Top Mattresses, 1500 Thread Count Egyptian Cotton Linens, a 48" Smart TV with DVD Player and Writers Desk. Two of our rooms feature very large bathrooms with classic Claw Foot deep soaking tubs and shower. All of our bathrooms feature our Luxurious Organic Hotel Towels and bath amenities. Our newly renovated Guest Kitchen, offers our guests state of the art appliances equipped with a Stove, Oven and Culinary Tool Essentials making it easy for all guests to enjoy. Each suite has individual refrigerators located in the guest kitchen for their private use along with self-serve laundry facilities. You may also enjoy our Guest Lounge & Balcony. We are located in the heart of Hollywood in the Franklin Village less than three blocks west of Griffith park & three blocks east of the Hollywood Sign. We are walking distance to hip cafe's, restaurants, bars, boutique shops, hiking trails and the metro. ... more less
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