Sanborn Guest House

1005.5 Sanborn Avenue , Los Angeles, CA 90029 USA (Show map)


Sanborn House is the ideal retreat for business and holiday travelers. The guest house provides many of the amenities you would find at home and is located in LA's charming residential Silverlake and Los Feliz neighborhoods. It is accessible to many attractions like Hollywood, Universal Studios, the Getty Museum, Disneyland, Magic Mountain, and of course, sunny beaches of Southern California. Sanborn House has two guest units providing Hollywood charm and comfort: a Guest Suite and a Guest Room. Both have its own private bath, TV with cable, free WiFi, ceiling fan, queen size beds, and free gated/0ff-street parking. Both share and have access to the guest kitchen. In addition to the above, the guest suite has a sitting /living room and its own private entrance..



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining3.8

An absolute gem in Silver Lake

4.8 on January 21, 2016

We were thrilled with the guest room at Sanborn Guest House. It was hands down the nicest place we stayed during our extended holiday in Southern California. Transit access (we were car-free) is excellent, with local and express buses heading to Santa Monica and downtown just a block away at Sunset Junction, or a 15 minute walk to the local Metro station at Vermont / Santa Monica. It's a quiet zone of a happening area with lots to experience nearby. The shared kitchen (which we actually had to ourselves) is well equipped and clean, and there are markets nearby. The layout and decor (including Ikea furniture, very well chosen and placed) is extremely well thought-out, with some furniture items doing double-duty, and aesthetically pleasing choices of colors and finishes. The shower (which we used sparingly during the drought) is very satisfying, and bathroom facilities were extremely clean. Host Gary, was very thoughtful and generous with advice and suggestions. We didn't have an opportunity to thank our hosts personally as we departed, but we would love to return the next time we're in town.

Holiday in LA

4.0 on January 18, 2016

We spend New Years in Sanborn guest house renting both rooms. Jaime is super friendly. Good location.

Phenomenal, affordable stay in fun neighborhood

5 on November 30, 2015

We had a great two night stay at the sanborne house. Very clean and perfectly located. We stayed in the suite and there was more room than we would ever have in a hotel. Great location with all kinds of fun bars and great restaurants within walking distance. Owners made check in and check out extremely easy. I fly recommend this spot!

Nice location, warm and comfortable

3.8 on October 27, 2015

This location was perfect for our visit to our daughter in L.A. The place is homey and cozy, and allowed us a living room with TV to watch baseball playoffs in comfort. The kitchen could use updating, as it's a little funky with some ingrained odors, but served our needs just fine. Other big plusses were closet space, comfortable bed, our own entrance, parking spot, and an attractive yard.

Sanborn Guest House August 2015

4.6 on August 09, 2015

This guest house was perfect for us. Easy drive to downtown, off-street parking, shared kitchen for our use. (there was no onsite dining so thus no rating, since N/A isn't a choice!) Host friendly, helpful. Lovely 1921 bungalow house with tasteful decor. Would stay there again in a heartbeat!

perfekter aufenthalt

4.4 on June 07, 2015

wir verbrachten zwei nächte hier. das zimmer war schön eingerichtet und sauber. bad und dusche war ebenfalls super sauber. das internet war unglaublich schnell. es gab eine küche zur mitbenützung (mit dem zweiten raum). kaffee und tee wurden zur verfügung gestellt. das bnb liegt in einem sicheren viertel in east hollywood zu fuss sind viele cafes und restaurant am sunset bvld erreichbar. parkieren kann man im geschützen berreich. perfect stay in a perfekt city!

Clean and convenient

3.4 on May 25, 2015

We like to stay in this suite as it is clean and is close to our son's home. Thank you!

Visit to LA

3.4 on April 13, 2015

Convenient to dodger stadium. Great cafe down the street. Nice on site parking.

Sanborn Guest House--love it!

5 on March 20, 2015

A quiet, convenient location just off a long block off Sunset Blvd. in Silver Lake. Note: there is no onsite dining, just a well-furnished kitchen for one's use, to be shared with one other room.

A Wonderful Stay

4.2 on March 18, 2015

We absolutely loved our stay at the Sanborn Guest House. It was incredibly convenient - Silver Lake is extremely walkable, and Sanborn is in a great location. Gary and Jaime provided a lovely place to stay, free parking, and great recommendations for local dining (there's a kitchen at the house, but no food is served) and entertainment. We had the privacy we desired as well as the comforts of home. I would stay here again in a heartbeat!

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Rooms & Rates

Guest Room

private bath, bedroom with queen size bed, TV with cable, ceiling fan and central air, free WiFi, separate entrance, access to guest kitchen, free gated/off-street parking

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $88 - $88

Guest Suite

Private bath with shower, 1 bedroom with queen size bed, sitting room/living room, TV with cable, ceiling fan and central air, free WiFi, private entrance, access to guest kitchen, free gated/off-street parking

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $117 - $117

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Location Type

City, Downtown, Urban


Los Angeles, CA (LAX) 20 miles

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Ocean, Performing Theater, University, Zoo

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On-site amenities

Parking , Balcony, Tea/Coffee Making Facilities, Kitchenette

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3 pm
  • Check Out:: 12 noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only On the porches or grounds
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights minimum stay
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1 night's deposit required
  • Cancellations: Cancellations and/or changes made seven nights prior to confirmed arrival are guaranteed a refund less a $20 cancellation fee. If the cancellation and/or change is made with less than seven nights' notice, deposit will be refunded only if the room is re-rented. Cancellations must be received in writing (email or postal mail) seven days in advance of scheduled date of arrival.



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