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“The most homely experience outside of home, amazing breakfasts and helpful host.”
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Hollywood Pensione
Ranked #14 of 94 Los Angeles B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 14 October 2014

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.

Room Tip: We stayed in Zen, peaceful room with nice size.
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Stayed: September 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 September 2014

Great place where to stay in LA. Location is very good. The host is friendly and very helpful. The small pensione is lovely, very clean such a nice alternative to chains.. And with the same comfort. Actually a lot more! Lovely breakfast included for a very reasonable price. Definitely recommend it

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Reviewed 20 September 2014

We stayed one night here and really enjoyed it. Their website had said there was a 2-night minimum, but they were gracious enough to waive that requirement and we're glad they did! Dougald was welcoming, kind, and full of excellent advice without being imposing. The parking is tight but is a welcome amenity. The neighborhood is great with a good vibe. We stayed in the Zen room which is nicely appointed, quiet and comfortable. The bathroom is sufficient, cleverly fit into this older historic home. The vanity is in the bedroom space but this didn't bother us. There was a closet alcove with plenty of space for clothes and luggage. The kitchen is available for the guests and each room has a dedicated refrigerator. The breakfast is more like a small snack, but fresh and delicious. We had a wonderful stay in this lovely home.

  • Stayed: September 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 September 2014

What a lovely charming little place to call home for a few days staying in Los Angeles. It's basically a house where the top floor has been converted into 3 super comfortable en suite rooms. What also really makes the difference is the super friendly and helpful owner/host of the place - a cool guy called Dougal. It felt more like staying in someone's house then a hotel(but with all the privacy of your own room with bathroom and cable tv). If you prefer a more homely vibe rather than a hotel then you'll love this place. We'll definitely stay again next time we go to LA!

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

A charming old house that is quite and peaceful. A great place to relax or explore Hollywood. Everything is close by and Dougal is a great host. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend staying here.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

We had a fantastic stay at the hollywood pensione in LA. It was a small place, nice and quiet, and Dougal was a really friendly host, who'd give us tips whenever we needed them. He prepared fresh muffins and delicious fruit every morning. The rooms a clean and nicely done up. There's a kitchen you can use and it's 3 blocks from the subway, which takes you straight to the hollywood walk of fame. the location is great, close to griffith park and sunset blv. would definately stay here again, cause its small and quiet.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

Fantastic hidden gem in a peaceful location, however Hollywood Blvd is literally on the doorstep. Facilities were all great, bed was comfortable and the freshly baked cakes and fruit for breakfast made the stay perfect. Dougald is the perfect host and would like to say thanks for making our stay wonderful. Will definitely return here if we make it to LA again next year!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Catherine M
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Additional Information about Hollywood Pensione

Address: 1845 N Wilton Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90028-5710
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Region: United States > California > Los Angeles > Hollywood , Central L.A
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 94 B&Bs / Inns in Los Angeles
Price Range: $225 - $253 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hollywood Pensione 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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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