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My stay at Grant´s place in Koreatown was great. Both the flat and the area are amazing, the room was huge and I had lots of privacy, with my own bathroom and the room being at the end of the hall in the upstairs floor of the flat. The location is great and is extremely good for public transit (for LA), as there is the subway and several bus lines. Grant was extremely helpful and accommodating.
Grant is a wonderful host, very generous and helpful, has lots of tips for cultural things to do in LA, and very easygoing! The apartment is the nicest apartment of all I´ve seen in LA, the building is a very nice old building and the room is very spacious and has everything you need. And Koreatown is great and very close to everything!
This is my third stay with Grant Barnes. I had a wonderful spacious, attractive, light filled room with a view. The bed is large and comfortable.There is a sitting area with a comfortable sofa and oversized arm chair as well. Lamps are well situated, making for a soft atmosphere. The bathroom is large with a vanity and big, soft towels. The room is a private, quite, relaxing place to return to, after a busy day in the city, a retreat. The apartment is mid town convenient to buses and subways. If you need assistance, Bill is there to answer questions and make good suggestions. He helped
me with parking quirks, location. I had an excellent stay!
Grant and Bill are such welcoming and generous hosts. The place is private, very spacious and in prime location, walking distance to places to eat, the subway, banks etc. Having spent 1,5 months there, I can safely say this is a good one!
I couldn't have asked for such a pleasant stay!! I lived here for almost 3 months and have no complaints at all. It's a very private area and the hosts are extremely nice and helpful. Also, the room I stayed included a separate bathroom and dressing table and mirror which was a happy surprise! I would highly recommend this place to stay!!! Great location as well. Parking is very secure, you have your own garage in an already gated area. Two thumbs up!!
This my second airbnb experience. I was very worried due to my first airbnb experience, so I asked a lot of question. Grant is very generous, nice and patient honest. Grant was not at home very much but his housemate William also helped me a lot!
The house is well-located in a safe area, and also close to the subway and bus stations, markets. I really enjoyed the stay in Grant's.
The nice kitchen with good equipment and space, helped me a lot to resolve my cuisine issue, so I can cook every night. Grant, William, Anthony and I had a wonderful dinner together. They are all nice people,and I want to thank them for everything.
The bedroom has a big closet and I really love it, the bed is also comfortable. I enjoyed a lot of privacy. I will highly recommend to stay in Grant's house. If I will come to LA again, Grant 's is definitely my first choice.
Again, it's nice house and with nice people:)
The room is large, spacious, quite and a good value. The apartment is well apportioned and furnished with thousands of books. Included garage parking was useful. After confirming the reservation we couldn't get a hold of Grant and never met him, our host was William. We made the reservation for three people from the very beginning but William made it seem like an imposition. The fold out bed was full of sunflower seeds and other suspicious materials, making it less than desirable to sleep on. The room need a through cleaning with an attention to detail. We would look into alternative places to stay instead of staying there again.
nice room. you get a lot of privacy and the public space are always kept very clean. william is a gracious host and helpful. great experience.
Grant is a gracious and personable host. Accomodates arrivals, departures, and needs. His apartment is a restful and commodious retreat in the city. Thick walls insure privacy. I would stay again. Edward
Grant was receptive and accomodating. He spent plenty of time explaining directions to his place, as well as staying up quite a bit later than originally planned due to flight delays. Unfortunately, Grant was out for most of the weekend so I can't comment much further on the host. The place itself was roomy and comfortable. Although all of the furniture is quite old, I never got the impression that any of it was dirty. There is no A.C. so expect to rely on fans. From what I understand, however, I was a bit unlucky in how hot it was when I arrived - no A.C. may not actually be a problem on most days in L.A.. There IS internet, although it isn't listed under amneties. The lack of A.C. was the only thing that made my experience slightly uncomfortable, other than that, the digs were solid.
Grant is a very nice person, very easy-going, respectful, nice to talk with, and used to travel from what I could judge. I highly recommend him.
Grant est très sympathique, détendu, aime visiblement voyager. et connait bien (website hidden) le recommande chaleureusement.
Grant is a very nice person, very easy-going, respectful, nice to talk with, and used to travel from what I could judge. I highly recommend him. Grant est très sympathique, détendu, aime visiblement voyager. et connait bien (website hidden) le recommande chaleureusement.
Grant was a stellar guest. He was clean, polite, and intelligent.
We loved to hear about his travels around the world in search of life's music. A genuinely kind, soft spoken man.
The pleasure will be yours.
We met Grant via (website hidden) in 2007 and we had a wonderful time with him in LA, and we've have had contact with him since then. He's a very helpful, music-loving and goodhearted person and I would recommend anyone to stay with him.
Grant is a trusted, reliable and amiable friend whom I met 6 years ago in the Disney Concert Hall in LA. Since then I enjoyed numerous concerts and cultural events with him and could benefit of his immense knowledge. It"s such a pleasure spending time with Grant and leading most interesting discussions about culture, politics, music, literature and life. He is a distinctive gentleman with a huge social network. I can highly recommend his place and him as a host; especially guests with intellectual and cultural interests will enjoy their stay.