Comfortable, Convenient, Classy
Submitted: February 21, 2013
Stayed: January 2013
I stayed at the Sycamore (and then across the hall at the Deodora) during an unexpected extended househunt. This was just the right place to stay. I often vacation with VRBO, bringing my dog along, and this place hands down had everything one would need (we had started traveling with a bag of items like olive oil and tin foil at other places that weren't fully stocked. This place is stocked!). Lots of thoughtful touches. The photos are accurate; it's very clean and well-maintained. Old school Hollywood bungalow style building, with amazing sound insulation up against the year-round tenants (thick walls are very rare in LA).
I had needed to extend my stay more than once, and Helena was very easy to reach and very helpful with communication and accommodating my needs. Definitely a class act. When I have visitors in town, I would recommend this rental.
Things to be aware of: I didn't care to walk my dog in the neighborhood due to aggressive dogs. A few blocks away was fine, a historical district, and this location is so convenient (accurate on the map) to anything you would want to do, I still highly recommend. The neighbors in next door building could be loud, but if you are out exploring LA, it shouldn't be disruptive. It is off of a fairly busy street.
In the area, I suggest Le Pain Quotidien for amazing coffee and croissants (they are a full restaurant as well), the Arclight movie theatre (assigned seats! and no commercials. This is the only way to see movies in LA), Bird Pick Tea, and in the summer, free outdoor concerts at Levitt Pavilion. When in LA, be sure to go to Griffith Observatory for the best view and feel of the city. Happy travels!
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
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