925 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9003634.059329 -118.363241
Neighborhoods: Central LA, Carthay Square
I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Los Angeles – I don't understand the negative reviews here. These people apparently do no know much about Bed and Breakfasts. Plus I see the negative reviews were written in 2007 when the B&B just opened. All businesses have growing pains. The times I have stayed there has been a live in maid who cleans every day. The sheets are very clean and there are new bedspreads. The towels are all high quality, plush and clean white. The B&B is well staffed and everyone has been very gracious to me. I have also recommended Cinema Suites to my friends who have stayed and all had very positive experiences. I have stayed at Cinema Suites many times over the years and would not consider staying anywhere else in Los Angeles, especially for the price.
I think you have to keep in consideration the recent reviews, which are all positive and not look at the ones that are 4 years old.
Ms Bennett is the consummate hostess! She makes herself available to her guests, provides for their needs 100% and goes out of her way to allow us to make use of the facilities. I love to stay in room #1. I have my own private rear entrance, lovely patio for al fresco dining or a cocktail in the evening and a beautiful bath. The kitchen is well stocked with a variety of breakfast foods and the wifi Internet service is very reliable and there is full cable television. You can't beat the price. Just try finding any place to stay in Los Angeles for under $100! You will find dumpy hotels in bad parts of town that are not safe.
Cinema Suites is centrally located so tourists can scoot over to Hollywood, are less than 2 miles from Beverly Hills, and just minutes from the beach. If you love shopping, go downtown to Maple Avenue and Santee streets and shop directly from the manufacturers. Ms Bennett knows all the ins and outs of Los Angeles.
As a retired legal professional, I can afford to stay most any place, but when I stay at Cinema Suites, I feel like I am home and being treated like family.
I have traveled all over the world and stayed in many bed and breakfasts where the proprietor was distant and unwelcoming. I actually felt like I was imposing on them. I am always greeted warmly by Ms Bennett and her staff. The furnishings are beautiful and the living room is so relaxing to spend time in.
I can't say enough positive things about this Bed and Breakfast. I wish people would stop calling it a hotel. It is much better than a hotel.
Wow, what a great location! – The proprietor Dianne Bennett seems to have ALL of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills happenings', DOWN. And she is very willing to share that info with the patrons! I was buzzing all around L.A. and had an amazing vacation. The rooms were recently remodeled and were very clean, nicely decorated and had huge TV's. I knew when I booked the room that the breakfast was "make your own" and that was OK for me, as I saved a FORTUNE, over staying at a conventional hotel. The house is beautiful and I felt special staying at a re-furbished Mansion, worth at least $2,000,000! I'm in real estate and I know the prices! Stay there it's a great deal!
Close to everything and great host who knew everything about LA!!! – I travel across the US and stop at B&Bs all over the country! This is a truly B&B old style, great price for the location, you can't get a motel or hotel for the cost anywhere near this place. It is a do it yourself B&B which is fine with me, I don't want anyone in my business. Close to everything, on site parking VERY IMPORTANT IN LA!!! Dianne was the host and was a wonderful source of LA information. I would recommend Cinema Suites to anyone traveling to LA.
Thanks will be back!
Great place!! – Place was very clean and what a price for what you get! Big TV, B&B in a great location will be staying here again and again! Better than any LA Hotel by far!!! This is a true old style B&B! I highly recommend it!
Avoid at all costs – We can only agree with the first reviews, this place was dirty, untidy and we were treated as if we were in the way. The self serve breakfast was a do it yourself with whatever food is there most of it very unappetising and if it is cold or wet on the patio there is nowhere to sit and eat it as the dining room table is full of papers and jumble sale goods. Dirty washing was piled on the washing machine and dirty dishes in the sink. This was not only a make your own breakfast but make your own bed. The cleaner (we were able to speak to her in Spanish) only came in on a Tuesday, along with the gardener who mows the lawn very early in the morning, waking everybody up. The shower room which should have been adjacent to our bedroom was through the hall turn left into the office right into the kitchen and left again. Sheets and towels all need replacing. We had a lovely three week holiday and this spoilt it. It was also one of the dearest places we stayed. Final straw was after a very tiring day touring LA whilst making our bed discovered old beer bottle tops in between the bed and bedside table. PLEASE DO NOT STAY HERE.
Unclean, Noisy, Unhospitable! – To whom it may concern:
I have to say our stay at Cinema Suites this past weekend was extremely disappointing. Though centrally located and with huge potential to be a positive experience the following is a partial list of items myself, as well as other guests I spoke with, found unacceptable:
Bed sheets were stained and ripped
Shower had mold and the water flow was ridiculously shooting out
No curtain on the bathroom window
Bar soap is not hygienic for multiple guests
No trash can in the room
Breakfast food in the kitchen was moldy (muffin on the counter)
Unsanitary open ice cream container with silverware inside of freezer
Laundry and immense clutter in plain view
Inhospitable hostess didn't even look at us when responding to a question
In short, this made for less than a pleasant stay and we would have left had it not been nearly impossible to find last minute accommodations.
Cinema suites. Avoid unless you want to make your own Bed and your own Breakfast. – This is one B&B where you make you OWN Bed and you own breakfast. The last reviewer is pretty accurate about description (Metal Snake8). Our TV and the tables and nightstand were totally dusty (TV wasn?t dusted for like a year). The room was neat but somehow just didn't feel clean. The bath rugs are so dirty they are a different color than their original colors and you share a bathroom. There was a tub where apparently all the dirty towels are put since the tub was filled with towels.
Overall, if you like to be served in a B&B (which is the experience I've usually had), have nice clean rooms etc., do NOT stay here. Other than that, the location is fantastic! and they have parking is on premises and it?s a very sunny house, so that was good. However, it wasn?t anything like I thought it was by looking at their website?
What can I expect from such a low price? But jeez! – Travelling across the US, we've stopped at B&Bs in MA (Boston), NY (NYC & Syracuse), IL (Chicago), and CA (San Francisco & Los Angeles) but this was just ridiculous. This was, without a doubt a one-star B&B. (Maybe two with the big TV?)
The first day of arrival at the inn, the office was inconveniently CLOSED at 3-ish pm. NOTICE: "Office Hours: 9am-8pm"? The front door was locked and we were sitting in our rent-a-car in their driveway. I had to pull out my international cell phone; a very pricy call when using a global phone from another country FYI. And hear this; NO ONE ANSWERED! We could hear the phone ringing inside the house, but no one answered. So we had to make another pricy call to their emergency phone and finally someone answered. The lady who answered was rude and didn't even apologize for the inconvinience. They told us that the key was hidden under the doormat and we had to go fetch it ourselves. Then some basic instructions and greetings were made over the phone.
The rooms were reasonably sized, the TV was the biggest of all places we've stayed, but those are the only pros I can think of. Not to mention that any B&B should have the things I've mentioned.
CONS: The rooms were unvacuumed and our black suitcases collected the dust and were all white. Dirty dirty dirty...
Shared bath and bathroom which they failed to mention when we booked the B&B
Poor customer service (Honestly, we've never met the inn-keeper even on our 4th day. We only "met" on the phone)
No trash bin or exchange of towels
Overall, this B&B was obviously a low-budget B&B and they showed little interest to satisfy their customers. We've stayed at inns in Syracuse and Chicago, and we've loved them. They had luxurious rooms with high-end equipment and beautiful decorations. One even had a jacuzzi! But, this was just our opinion, and everyone has their personal taste and experiences...
Editorial Review – Affordable bed and breakfast run by former "Hollywood Reporter" columnist offers three bedrooms, complimentary self-serve breakfast and large garden area.
Great Location Super Clean – What a nice place!
MRT Media is an Advertising Agency located in Beverly Hills, we are always inviting clients to visit us; Cinema Suites is the right place for our clients, very good location, clean rooms and rates are within reason. Also the owner of the place Mrs. Bennett is always very charming, she also is acquainted with the City so she provides her guests with a variety of recommendations for restaurants, museums and the like...
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