Can you image staying at a cute B&B only a mile from the towering skyscrapers of downtown Los Angeles? You can, at the Inn at 657 (657 W. 23rd St., 213/741-2200, www.patsysinn657.com, $145–225). The lovely home has one-bedroom guest accommodations and two-bedroom suites, each individually decorated.
You’ll find a comfortable antique bed in a room scattered with lovely fabrics and pretty antiques. Each morning, you’ll head downstairs to the long, dark table set with fine china for a full breakfast complete with fruit, hot food, great coffee, and fresh juice.
The inn has a massage therapist on retainer, a nail salon they love just down the street, Wi-Fi, and a moderate-charge laundry service. You’re within easy distance of the Staples Center, the downtown shopping areas, and the rest of the attractions of Los Angeles.
© Liz Hamill Scott from Moon California, 2nd Edition