|Our Airbnb stay in the Hollywood Hills|
Last year, during my first visit to California, I stayed at my first bed and breakfast. I was apprehensive about staying at a bed and breakfast, me who works at a hotel and is used to staying at hotels. A bed and breakfast? Isn't that someone's home? Well yes, but from my experience last year at the Hollywood Bed and Breakfast, I found the experience to be totally satisfactory. In fact, I loved it so much I returned this year.
|Our accommodations at night - first night back we couldn't find the place! Kept ending up on the Santa Monica Freeway after missing our turn. This was the one time we were glad to get back "home".|
However, this year my Travel Buddy (Pat from Toronto) suggested we also stay at an Airbnb. He saw this modern home nestled in the Hollywood Hills that looked intriguing. I too thought it would be interesting to stay at one of those homes tucked into the Hollywood Hills. Plus, I had never stayed at an Airbnb so this would also be a new experience for me. Well folks, with all due respect to Pat and his good intentions, this move didn't work out too well. In fact I was very disappointed.
I had a couple problems with our new accommodations. My biggest problem was that the place just wasn't clean. Here are few of the cleanliness failures:
|Grout needs cleaned in the shower - also black hair on tiles - neither Pat or I have black hair - someone didn't clean the shower before we checked in|
|More hairs on the floor of the bathroom - not good|
- Hair on the floor and tile in the shower
- Dirty grout in the shower
- Dust on the floor
- Black sheets that didn't feel clean
- Rough towels
|The "couch" - very uncomfortable|
|The "kitchen" - pots and pans but no stove - room above the garage heated by space heater|
|The bathroom - rough towels - no soft and plushy here|
|The bathroom sink and shower - I liked the above head shower - bathroom not a total disappointment|
|View from the black sheeted bed - my suitcase is on the chair behind the TV|
|A nice, big open space - could be made to really be comfortable|
|Not the actual neighbor, the real one was much nicer looking but still very angry|
|Pat at the "desk" behind the refrigerator|
However, all was not a loss. We always wondered what it would be like to actually stay at one of those houses in the Hollywood Hills. Now I (we) know. Curiosity satisfied.