5 on December 07, 2013
If you have ever wondered or dreamed about the perfect bed and breakfast this B&B will be the fulfillment of your dreams. This bit of heaven is run by two sisters, Andrea and Katherine. They are both very friendly, helpful and wonderful cooks. Our room was to say the least spacious with high vaulted ceilings. The king size bed was extremely comfortable and the decor airy and inviting. Each day we seemed to find some wonderful detail in our room that our hostesses thought of to provide their guests with an experience par excellence. There is a workout out area that includes weights, a barbell with weights, a stability ball and even a tread mill. Now for the best part, the breakfasts. Amazing is the word that comes to mind. Each morning we feasted on fresh assorted berries, juice and cappuccinos. This was followed by a mouthwatering entree of french toast, omelets nicely filled with fresh vegetables or blueberry pancakes. These entrees were accompanied by either bacon or fresh chicken sausage. Every item was made with quality ingredients. During our stay we felt very comfortable in our room and with our hostesses. Andrea and Katherine engaged in lively and informative conversation while at the same time respecting our privacy. My husband and I would love to stay here every time we come to California to visit our daughter. We feel very blessed to have found this gem in Venice, California.
5 on November 10, 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Palms Guest House. The room was fantastic - spacious, included everything we could possibly want - fridge, drinking glasses and corkscrew, treadmill, iron, balcony, cable and wifi... An extremely comfortable stay. Andrea and Katherine were great hosts. They were friendly, made a wonderful breakfast, and gave us good recommendations on the area. I would return without a doubt!
5 on November 09, 2013
My husband and I stayed at the palms guesthouse for 2 nights at the very end of a three month trip. The room is very spacious, it's large bright and even has a small upstairs where you can sit on the balcony. The room has everything you could want, they have thought about everything you could want, not to mention the lovely cookies left daily! The bed is lovely and comfortable and the silky sheets are divine. Breakfast was delicious and you are able to have whatever you fancy. Katherine and Andrea were lovely and kind, and it was nice talking to them at breakfast. We also used the bikes which was great. I loved staying here, I just wish it would have been for longer. Great little place. Thank you!
5 on October 14, 2013
We rented the Palms Guest House for a quick anniversary getaway. Upon arrival, our great hosts had a bottle of champagne waiting for us to kickoff our celebration. The accomodations were clean, tidy and comfortable. There were tons of additional ammenities. As many others have mentioed here, the loaner bikes are a big bonus. We rode them each day down to Venice Beach. But what really impressed me was breakfast. Without a doubt these were the best blueberry pancakes I've ever had! Rounded out with freshly squeezed OJ, a delicious fruit cup, very tasty coffee, and the morning paper, I was very pleased. And I can't say enough about our hosts. They were extremely nice and courteous, and went out of their way to make us very comfortable. We definitely recommend the Palms Guest House, and hope to come back again soon.
4.0 on October 09, 2013
My wife planned out our trip and when she asked if I was OK with the Palms Guest House, I merely asked if there was off street parking and she replied there was. I have to admit that I was very surprised at how nice of an experience our stay was. We stayed two nights. Great accommodations, food and conversations with our hosts.
4.8 on September 03, 2013
We just loved the place and them! The room is bigger than it appears in internet! The breakfast was very well prepaired and the bikes... We used every day!! Awesome! Thanks a lot for these stay!
5 on August 30, 2013
It's taken me awhile to write this review but this place was so enjoyable and was so perfect that I didn't want to pass on letting others know about it. We were greeted by Katherine and was pleasantly surprised when she showed us the accommodations which were spacious, clean, bright and well appointed. The bed was comfortable, the location was great, the breakfast was excellent. You can't go wrong with this B&B.
5 on August 08, 2013
My husband and I recently returned home from a two-week vacation to CA. We traveled from LA to San Francisco, staying in bed and breakfasts the whole way. The Palms Guest House was by far the best. The food, the accommodations and the company were all FABULOUS! Anyone visiting the LA area should not miss a chance to stay at the Palms Guest House. You will love it!
5 on July 28, 2013
As soon as we opened the door to our accommodation we knew we had found the wow factor. Contemporary, clean and functional, including many extras such as milk and bottled water in the fridge, biscuits left for is on a plate each afyernoon, the use of bikes and beach chairs, make up remover wipes, books, magazines, treadmill, weights....I could go on and on. We even had a kettle to brew tea which had been sadly lacking in all our hotels during our trip to US. Our teenage son loved his bed in the loft. Katherine and Andrea were the perfect hostesses . Loved the breakfasts. Loved everything!
5 on July 24, 2013
My wife and I stayed 3 wonderful nights in mid-July. The accommodations were excellent....and the ATTENTION TO THE LITTLE THINGS were noticed by both of us. From the band-aid in the bathroom drawer to the exotic bath-wash in the shower - each were very nice touches. We especially enjoyed utilizing the two available cruiser bikes as we took the easy 1-mile ride down Venice Blvd to the bike trail and beach. We went up and down the coast on those bikes, taking in the beauty of California coast. We took advantage of the home-grown knowledge of both Katherine and Andrea -- having our best meal, of the weekend, following one of their recommendations. We look forward to our next visit - FOR SURE. Randy and Beth Seevers Elk Grove, CA
5 on July 13, 2013
We just spent the 4th of July at this wonderful Inn in Venice, CA. Located in a lovely neighborhood, the accommodations are separate from the main house. The two-story room was very comfortable and relaxing for our party of three adults. There is a daybed in the easy-to-reach loft as well as a Queen bed in the main room. Sisters Katherine and Andrea are terrific hosts, providing delicious breakfasts (adjusted to the varying tastes of us all) in the open-air atrium of the main house. They were so warm and welcoming we felt like family. I hope to visit again soon.
5 on July 03, 2013
This is a lovely, perfect place to stay. The wonderful ladies love what they are doing and you won't miss a single thing.... even things in your very, very pretty and spacy room you've never even thought of.... they did :-) Perfect homemade braekfast and everything sooooooo clean, you could even "eat from the floor" as we say in Germany. Will definetely return, if we'll travel to this area! Highly recommendable!!!
4.6 on June 26, 2013
Spent 3 lovely days at the Palms Guest House. Lovely, light and airy accommodation, with great attention to detail. Used the owners' bikes to cycle down to Santa Monica.Breakfast was sumptous, and served out in the courtyard. Why would you stay in a hotel when you can have this level of comfort and service for less money?
5 on March 12, 2013
If you would like to stay in an enchanting home not far from the Pacific Ocean, this is your spot. If you like charming, quiet Southern California neighborhoods (with sidewalks and pretty houses), this is where to go. If you like having someone wonderful cook you a gourmet breakfast...served up with the best linen napkins and fine place settings, head to this heavenly haven. That's what we would compare it to...a little slice of heaven. The only bad thing was LEAVING. We did not want to go! Katherine spoiled us so much by loaning us bikes, taking us to the Getty Institute and even packed us breakfast to take on our early morning flight. We smiled, as we opened our goodies on the jet and asked ourselves...could it be any better than this? It was all outstanding and if you are reading this...just stop reading reviews and call them right now!
4.8 on February 27, 2013
Katherine was more than helpful and made my short stay very personal and a real delight. She lent me a bike and filled me with wine in the evening. Highly recommendable.
5 on January 03, 2013
Hi Andrea! We just arrived home to Portland last night as we visited with family and shared our top experiences of our honeymoon with them and reminisced about the wedding which was so fun :) It reminded me of the first time we shared some wedding stories after the Big Day, which was when we visited over breakfast together at your house! Last night we told our family that our stay with you was one of our best experiences of the two-week trip up the coast, and that you set the bar super high for our bed and breakfast expectations. :) Just to let you know, we definitely look forward in seeing you again sometime in the future and will recommend you to any of our relatives who need a good vacation away from home near the coast. Can't wait to bake your cookies! Thanks for the recipe and for an awesome start to our married lives! Happy 2013 to you! Jonathan
5 on December 21, 2012
This was our very first time staying at a b&b and it was phenomenal! Our honeymoon consists of a drive up the PCH and we have several B&Bs reserved along the way and this one has certainly set the bar high!! I loved every minute of our stay. Andrea, our hostess, stayed up late to greet us as we were coming in from our wedding. She is extremely nice and very hospitable. She goes above and beyond to make this a special experience. We were sad that we only booked this place for one night. I would have loved to taste more of her amazing food, which by the way is provided in abundance. We were not at all hungry for lunch, thats how full we were!!!! I would def. come back if ever given the opportunity!! :)
5 on December 15, 2012
The guest house was clean, comfortable, & spacious. The food: delicious & filling. 5 stars! And the hosts, Andrea & Katherine, were the best part!! They were so accommodating and generous. My wife & I wanted to see a show at a local play house; they not only helped us get discount tickets, they picked the tickets up for us. Great place, even better people!!
5 on November 07, 2012
Andrea and Katherine are excellent hosts and ensured that our stay exceeded our expectations. The breakfasts were amazing and their hospitality and beautiful accommodation was exceptional. They could have done no more to make our stay memorable and we would certainly recommend and return.
5 on October 18, 2012
Großzügiges und wirklich toll und geschmackvoll eingerichtetes Appartement. Großartiges Frühstück und ganz besonders freundliche und hilfsbereite Gastgeber. Absolut empfehlenswert.
5 on September 04, 2012
We´ve spent 3 nights at Palms Guest House as a party of 3 and had a great time! After travelling for 3 weeks it was a very pleasant end of our vacation. Andrea Mesi was a wonderful host, who not only served an excellent breakfast but also gave us lots of inspirations for our stay. The room was so spacious, clean and with so many amenities - we felt at home from the first moment on. Thanks a lot and as we said, we hope to be back one day. If only the flight wasn´t so long.
5 on August 31, 2012
My husband and I stayed at the Palms Guest house last week, and were amazed by the fantastic quality of not only the service, but the guest house itself, and the amazing breakfasts! Andrea and Katherine were extremely welcoming, and very helpful in directing us toward interesting things to do in L.A. We will definitely stay there again if we are in the area, and would recommend it to anyone!
5 on August 12, 2012
if they will be staying in Venice Beach the same time as you. These wonderful ladies have only one guest room and you will want it for yourself. Not only for the large, comfortable room with every amenity you can think of (and some you haven't even thought of yet), but also for the excellent home made breakfasts and delightful talks over coffe with the most gracious, accomodating hosts of any of the b&b's we have ever stayed at. I confess, neither of us wanted to leave. Andrea and Katherine, we can't wait to come back. L and L
4.6 on August 11, 2012
The place itself is beautiful, and spacious, packed with windows and decks and -- while we were there -- perfect sunshine.
5 on July 19, 2012
We liked a lot this very charming B&B. We have seen many places in european and north american countries and this was definitely one of the best ones and is highly recommended. We got - a lot of useful hints (restaurants, tourist info) - a very good breakfast - a very comfortable bed in a spaceous room and a lot more. Further the location is excellent - not too far from Venice Beach, Santa Monica, and Airport. The neighborhood is friendly, and some restaurants are in walking distance (10 Minutes). Day and night the place was very quiet - that helped a lot in overcoming the jetlag in a short time. Thanks for the hospitality!
4.6 on May 13, 2012
My wife and I stayed 4 nights here and had a great stay. The room was very spacious, clean and comfortable with three balconies. There is free WiFi in the room and we had free use of 2 bikes which we used on an all day bike ride along the beaches. Katherine and Andrea were very knowledgeable about the area and gave us great suggestions on places to visit and things to do. The breakfasts were different each day and all were excellent. They were good hosts and interesting and friendly people to talk with. We would go back again for sure and highly recommend this Guest House.
5 on May 06, 2012
The two sisters who run Palms Guest House are very friendly, helpful and wonderful cooks. We've stayed in many hotels and b&b's in the Santa Monica area and this is by far the best.
5 on May 04, 2012
This is a very comfortable B&B and the owners are very friendly and accommodating. They also are gourmet cooks and the food was outstanding. The place is charming, modern and comfortable. Both my husband and I highly recommend it.
5 on March 15, 2012
An absolute delight in every way! Due to plane delays we arrived very late but were still graciously received by Katherine and handed the key to truly warm, clean and very spacious guest quarters which immediately made us forget the long and tiring trip getting there. The bed, the shower, the balcony … all are amazing and every morning we were invited into our hosts dining room for fresh fruit, pancakes and sausages one day, french toast the other and a daily copy of the local newspaper made sure we were up to date with the goings on around town. We’ll be back!!!
5 on February 24, 2012
Andrea and Katherine, made us feel welcome from the very first handshake. We have been travelling around the US for the last month and a half and feel we know a little about spending the night somewhere! We spent 3 nights here...location to so many areas great.....quiet and relaxing.....breakfast; just come and try....photos do not do it justice.
5 on January 31, 2012
My husband and I stayed 5 days over Thanksgiving, 2011, to meet our new grandson. Our daughter lives nearby and recommended it. So convenient, quiet, so perfect. In follow up to another review, there are drawers now. We can't think of anything that is needed, and concur with the other rave reviews. When you walk into the room, it feels spacious, light, and welcoming, with a soft breeze available by just opening a window. Balconies if you want to relax outdoors. The breakfasts were outstanding. Andrea and Katherine are wonderful hostesses and we even met their gracious mother. There were surprises and treats and they accommodated any anticipated need in advance. Lovely neighborhood. We walked for miles. We felt so pampered, yet like family. Everything was so spotless in our guesthouse and I loved going to their home and environment every morning. This is a gem and so are Katherine and Andrea. We will go back. I wish it was today!
4.8 on January 16, 2012
My wife and I stayed here on a January 2012 weekend. Not knowing what to expect, we were delighted by the very large, very clean, beautifully decorated room. We also appreciated the amount of light pouring in. The only "negative" was the lack of a bath tub, though the shower was fine. Here are a few other things that made this a great place to stay: 1) Very large and comfortable bed with luxurious sheets. 2) A delicious breakfast where we were offered choices to accommodate our dietary needs. 3) A pleasant neighborhood setting, accessible to everything we needed. 4) Reasonable pricing for LA. 5) An exercise area that was like having your own fitness club! 6) Lots of extras (towels, robes, tissues, shampoo, toiletry items in case you forgot something). 7) Numerous books, pamphlets and maps to help visitors discover LA. 8) Very gracious hosts. We'll be back -in fact, we already made reservations!
5 on November 01, 2011
Stay August 2011. We found it last minute(probably the price was even more competitive than usual).we were two couples and we stayed beautifully in the loft.the innkeepers were full of suggestions for visiting Venice-Santa Monica -LA.Breakfast was different and abundant everyday.We had almost every evening coming back complimentary cookies freshly baked!
4.8 on September 18, 2011
We chose this B&B based on the rave reviews and can only agree with them all. We stayed four nights while visiting our daughter, a first trip to LA. Loved the spaciousness, quiet location, decor, and delicious breakfasts. So much nicer than a hotel room, and more private than most b&b's. The hosts are the icing on the cake: so friendly, accommodating, and helpful. A loan of bicycles was a great treat. Thank you Katherine and Andrea!
4.8 on August 22, 2011
We stayed at the Palms for a week while visiting our son who lives in Culver City. This is a perfect location for Hollywood, the Getty Museum, Marina del Ray, Venice, and Santa Monica - as well as Los Angeles downtown! The "room" is a very spacious living area, where we could spend hours without feeling cramped or hemmed in as we would have in a hotel room. The breakfast was gourmet - EVERY day, with elegant linens and every amenity provided. The hosts were extremely accomodating and helpful with suggestions, directions and recommendations. Only one, minor thing would have made it better: DRAWERS! There were no dressers or drawers for clothing, and staying for a whole week it would have been so nice to be able to sort out our clothing better. There was a closet for hanging things, and the bathroom had tons of space and storage, just no dressers for underclothes, jewelry, etc. We'd go back in a minute!
4.8 on August 16, 2011
I have traveled quite extensively and have seldom arrived at a new B&B where I felt at home so quickly. The suite is clean, airy and full of light. The breakfasts were all gourmet, and the sweet dispositions and delightful conversations with the innkeepers was more than I could have ever hoped for. I love these beautiful sisters.
5 on August 12, 2011
This bed and breakfast is a true gem. When I arrived in the late afternoon, I was warmly greeted by both of the two sisters who are the owners and hostesses. The offered me cookies, cheese and fruit, and wine. The bed and breakfast unit is over the garage and separate from the main house, so it is very private. The unit is very large, with high ceilings, and a loft with an extra bed + trundle. There are three balconies. The whole unit is filled with light, and the ocean breezes provide great ventilation. The breakfasts are delicious, with plenty of fresh fruit. The hostesses are happy to tailor the breakfasts to individual taste. They are also very knowledgeable about what to do and see in Venice and the surrounding area. Palms Guest House definitely deserves five stars. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
5 on July 19, 2011
Our hosts were wonderful. The room is beautiful and very spacious. The neighborhood is very quiet and the breakfast is absolutely delightful. Thanks a lot to Andrea and Katherine. We will come back.
5 on July 14, 2011
The guest house has the comfort and ambiance of a luxury cottage. The amenities are all first cabin and then some. The cool breezes of a beach community and the ultra-comfortable bed will lull you off to sleep almost as soon as your head touches the "indulgence" pillows. I sipped my morning coffee on one of the three decks before descending to the main house for a finely prepared and delicious breakfast; complete with coffee of choice, paper and served on linens with silver and china service (breakfast can be tailored to individual preferences/needs). The hostesses, Andrea and Katherine are delightful and made the stay all the more memorable. They are extremely knowledagble regarding the arts, music, outdoor activities, places of interest, dining, sightseeing, etc. and are excellent advisors on what to do and see in both the local and surrounding areas. I can't wait to go back!
5 on June 27, 2011
The innkeepers are not only exceptional hosts but serve an outstanding breakfast meal. Accomodations are roomy and relaxing, yet not far from the beach as well as the many other Venice attractions. The innkeepers proved to be extremely knowledgeable and helpful in pointing out places of interest. We stayed nearly a week. Delightful.