The Lawrenceville School, Rudolf Steiner, Stanford University, University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business, HEC Paris, HEC School of Management Paris, University of Southern California
Im a recent MBA grad having studied in France at HEC Paris. I graduated from Stanford in 2005. Ive worked in the entertainment industry at a few companies like Miramax Films and William Morris. I love California and have a few friends in the area.
It's unfortunate to receive a negative review from a host of any kind on a public forum based largely on imagination & exaggeration, especially after posting a nice review about them (see below):
"Elle is a very nice person & her apartment is comfortable, warm, & in a good location right on Hollywood Blvd, just below the Hollywood hills. It's walking distance from Chipotle, Cheebo, etc. You can run to Runyon, which is nice. Private bathroom & private entrance are a plus. Elle is cool to speak with & willing to be flexible on changing requested dates as long as you stay 3 nights."
While Elle did allow me to check in around midnight due to a late flight into LA & did refund days not used per her stated cancellation policy after completing a 3 night minimum required stay & she was a nice host, her scathing review of my stay is really unjustly written:
The evening that I checked in, her new neighbors blared loud music into the early morning hours. It was so bad that one of Elle's own neighbors & I politely asked those making the noise to turn it down. The noise was so loud, the next day I mentioned to Elle that I had considered leaving the AirBNB but decided to go through with the 3 night minimum as agreed. Additionally, the bathroom and shower were not really clean, below par.
It's just a plain untruth that I complained the whole time, in fact, I was friendly with the other neighbors who wanted to say hello & chatted with Elle about her career & prior vacations in Paris. I actually even apologized to Elle for spending most of the time in the room as I needed to get emailing done. I was also quite friendly with her nice cat who seemed to like me!
After leaving the AirBNB, I left a nice review of Elle & her apartment and sent Elle a PRIVATE message, suggesting that it was a good stay but a little overpriced at $95 per night. One man's opinion. Having done a few AirBNBs in LA myself in the Hollywood Hills, Venice and internationally (Dublin). I politely suggested to Elle that her place was a little aggressively priced given other options on AirBNB.
My suggestion to Elle is to refrain from writing unfounded scathing reviews & "RENTERS BEWARE" call-outs of short term guests paying her $95 per night who leave her positive feedback. And for her to be a little more upfront about the location of her apartment - it's a true Hollywod Blvd location, nice but not in the hills.
This being my only negative AirBNB or renters review of any kind, I wish to set the record straight.