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The location cannot be beaten. It is adjacent to W hotel. If you want nightlife; its all within walking distance. This one is a no brainer if your plan is to go out have great food and experience LA nightlife.
The host is very accommodating. Lives in the same building and was always accessible. The apartment has 2 queen size beds and a comfy L sofa in the living room with a massive TV. Its good enough for 5 people at the minimum.
Derek's place will be a good choice in Hollywood area.
Derek was super cool. The spot was great and the location is unbeatable. Directly on the strip, next door to metro train access and amenities galore! If I am ever in LA again this would be the spot for me to stay.
The location was perfect, right in the middle of everything and within walking distance to many landmarks. I was worried about the parking for the place but Derek was awesome, he let me use his parking spot for the whole week! Overall, it was a great first time airbnb experience and would definitely stay again.
We had an amazing experience with this apartment! The location was very central and it never took too long to go to another part of the city. Everything is really clean and comfortable. Derek would always answer any questions on things to do in the area and was extremely helpful. As far as the other room goes, it was a non issue as we both just did our own thing. My friends and I would definitely stay here again.
Derek has a great place in one of the hottest buildings in Hollywood! He helped us out a lot and we had a wonderful stay, was very hard to leave! Thanks Derek!
we had a great time in LA. The location is a awesome! Walking distance to all the great spots in Hollywood and on top a great host.
Thanks to Derek;)
Derek was the perfekt LA host who saw to all of our inquiries. He arranged for parking in the building and was very helpful throughout the whole stay! The apartment is clean and nice, and the roof top terrace is an amazing addition to the unit.
The time I spent at Derek's apartment was awesome! I wanted to have a staycation with my GF in Hollywood and his place was perfect. All the amenities that Derek wrote about the place were great in person. I was impressed and felt that every penny was spent well.
Derek was a great host and even though he was in a crutch due to a running accident (ouch) that didn't stop him from showing us everything the apartment had to offer. He made himself available at all times and made us feel at home. He had a great attitude and energy.
If I ever feel like having an outing in Hollywood again I wouldn't mind spending it at Derek's once more.
The best thing about this condo is its location -- right on Hollywood Blvd and within walking distance from many tourist attractions and restaurants. Derek was very accommodating allowing us to store our luggage when we arrived early and telling us about the neighborhood. However, when we arrived the apartment was dirty, i.e. food left on the stove, no sheets on the bed and the tub and toilet had obviously not been cleaned since the prior tenant. Apparently the maid/unit manager, Emily, told Derek that she had cleaned, but as I mentioned we found the apartment as above. Derek did have a different company come and clean the next day and offered to pay for the sheets I purchased and to refund $50 for the inconvenience.
I would rate (1 - 5) our experience as follows:
Host: 4 (he was very accommodating, but it was difficult to contact him the day we arrived when the apartment was dirty and it took me contacting him and a week to get the refund he offered)
Amenities: 4 (you have access to a gym, pool, controlled-access building, etc. Only reason, it's not a 5 is because it's a shared unit -- but you know this going in)
This was my first time using AirBnB and I'm not certain I would use it again, just considering our experience the first night when I had to get a cab to Target to buy sheets and Clorox wipes and then clean part of the bathroom myself.
As the other reviews stated, however, I think Derek is a great host and was very accommodating. If you are used to hotels, however, I'm not certain that the small savings is worth some of the hassle we experienced.