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The Secret Garden B&B

8039 Selma Avenue , Los Angeles, CA 90046 USA (Show map)
22 Reviews
$145 - $170
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Nestled at the base of the famed Hollywood Hills on Laurel Canyon Boulevard, The Secret Garden provides its guests a tranquil oasis amid the non-stop action of Hollywood and Beverly Hills. With one of the finest locations in Los Angeles, the Secret Garden is just one block above the famous Sunset Strip and within a few minutes walk of great restaurants, shops, The House of Blues and the historic Chateau Marmont. And only minutes away by car is Beverly Hills, Hollywood Boulevard, Farmers Market, the LA County Museum of Art, Melrose Avenue and major movie and television studios , making it the ideal headquarters for business or pleasure. The house itself is possessed with an abundance of old-world charm coupled with an ambiance of serenity. The common rooms are comprised of a lovely, restful music/reading room and a sunny breakfast room. Guest will also enjoy the charming living and dining rooms, as well as the bright and inviting kitchen. Classically eclectic, the house is furnished throughout with antiques and several one-of-a-kind pieces. Guest accommodations are provided by five individually decorated rooms; three on the garden level and two on the second leval all with individual bathroom facilities (two on garden level are en suite). Also available is a security gated off street parking fac



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  • Guest room3.9
  • Services4.6
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness3.8
  • Dining4.5

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Great place to explore LA from

4.8 on September 10, 2013

Be at the enter of good eats and places to tour but also have the base to come back to that is restful and relaxing. Sylvester, the innkeeper, makes sure you have a great stay.

Wonderful big breakfast!

4.2 on February 23, 2013

Our family of six really liked this place. Sylvester is extremely friendly. They put in extra beds in our rooms, so it was very good value for money to.

A Wonderful home away from my home

4.6 on July 31, 2012

We had spent three nights there this month and had wonderful experience. Museum collections, amazing breakfasts, hospitable Sylvester...made the secret garden be highly impressed and recommended.

Great location and wonderful host

4.0 on May 04, 2011

Our room was an oasis in the middle of Los Angeles's bustle. The lodging was good and the host was wonderful. If back to Hollywood would stay there in a heartbeat. Would highly reccomend.

A Fun Place to Stay

4.2 on May 04, 2011

This is a great place to stay while exploring the Hollywood scene. The innkeeper was a great host. We stayed in the Cottage and enjoyed it very much. The garden was indeed secret and a restful place to spend some time.

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Location Type

Fairfax District, Hollywood, Hollywood/Highland, Sunset Strip, Airport, City, Downtown


Los Angeles, CA (LAX) 17 miles

Directions to property:

From Los Angeles Airport via surface streets: From airport take Century Blvd approximatly one mile to La Cienega Blvd. Make a right on La Cienega. Continue travelling northbound on La Cienega until its conclusion at Sunset Boulevard (appr. 15 miles). Make a right onto Sunset Boulevard travelling eastbound. Take Sunset approximatly 1/2 mile to Selma Avenue and turn left. Selma Avenue is one block BEFORE Laurel Canyon Blvd ("Liquor Locker" market on Northwest corner of Selma/Sunset Blvd.-reference point) . Take Selma approx. 1/8 mile and make a left onto the small continuation of Crescent Heights Blvd. and left on Crescent Heights (first available left) then a quick right into the alley. Secret Garden is last key coded gate on right were alley meets Laurel Canyon Blvd. Burbank Arpt is 9 miles.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Chateau Marmont, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Kodak Theater, Sunset Strip, Grauman's Chinese Theater, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Winery, Zoo, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Movie/TV Studios, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Bath robes, Board games, Fax Machine, Piano, VCR, Videos , Tranquil Garden, Large Bird House

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Movie/TV Studios, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental

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  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Under stict supervision
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited Contact Us Before Arrival

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: Valid credit card number with expiration date to confirm and hold reservation or one night stay equivalent
  • Cancellations: 48 hour prior notification required for cancellation of reservation. Cancellations made withing 48 hours of scheduled arrival date is subject to a penalty equavilant to one nights stay or loss of deposit. Strictly enforced.



Sylvester Butler

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Birds Others

About the innkeepers

Your Hosts genuinely want to make you feel comfortable when you stay with us. They have many years of experience in the hospitality business and know how to make your stay memorable and enjoyable. Their knowledge of Los Angeles and the surrounding areas is invaluable to travelers with varied interests and desires. We are always happy to answer questions and give guidance whenever it is required.

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Full Gourmet

  • Time Served: 8:30 - 10:30 A.M.
  • Serving Location: al Fresco in Garden, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Stuffed French Toast

Details Diamond Collection

8039 Selma Avenue , Los Angeles, CA 90046 USA (Show map)

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