Most bed and breakfast in Southern California are usually hosted by the owners, and are similar to a stay at a mini boutique hotel.
However, several romantic bed and breakfast inns are in charming old fashioned homes that will remind you of grandma’s house.
Almost all will require a minimum stay of 2 nights. Be sure to ask about their cancellation policy, because most bed and breakfast inns will most likely want a cancellation notice well in advance.
It’s possible to book a B & B directly, but some will only list with an agency.
Room rates fluctuate from season to season, or even from midweek to weekend.
Ask for information about discounts and package deals.
Many of the bed and breakfast inns listed below are in restored elegant mansions or country manors.
My husband and I stayed at the Venice Beach House. It’s a lovely restored old home about a 5 minutes walk from the beach and pier.
There are several great restaurants within walking distance also.
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Bed and Breakfast Inns
In Southern California
CHANNEL ROAD INN: A very elegant bed and breakfast in a restored mansion about a block from the Santa Monica Beach.
They serve breakfast, afternoon tea and evening refreshments which are all included.
Bikes are availalbe which is nice because the Santa Monica bike path runs all the way to the end of Southbay right on the beach.
219 W. Channel Road, Santa Monica, Ca. 310-459-1920.
DORYMAN’S INN: This small wonderful B & B Inn is located right on the beach in Newport Beach Orange County, about an hour and a half drive south from Los Angeles.
The inn has ten great rooms with skylights, antiques and marble, sunken bathtubs. We loved having breakfast on their rooftop ocean view patio. There is also a fine dining restaurant on the premises. 2102 W. Ocean Front, Newport Beach, Ca. 9494-675-7300.
INN AT PLAYA DEL REY: A luxuriously furnished B&B inn near Venice Beach and Santa Monica. The rooms have a view of Marina yachts and a bird sanctuary. It’s also close to an uncrowded beach and a beach bike path. Bikes are provided. Breakfast, afternoon tea, hors d’oeuvres and wine included. 435 Culver Boulevard, Play Del Rey, Ca. 310-574-1920.
MALIBU COUNTRY INN: An intimate bed and breakfast in Southern California that’s away from the city. Each lovely room has an expansive ocean view. Complimentary breakfast. 6506 Westward Beach Road, Malibu, Ca. 310-457-9622.
SEAL BEACH INN and GARDENS: This is such a charming, elegant inn located just 300 yards from the Pacific Ocean in quiet Seal Beach Orange County, about an hour and half south of Los Angeles. The city was established in 1915 and this 80+ year old inn has been restored with an old world charm. There are 25 rooms, and 14 have little kitchens. Complimentary breakfast is served. Packages available so be sure to ask about them. 212 Fifth Street, Seal Beach, Ca. 562-493-2416.
VENICE BEACH HOUSE: A wonderful 1911 beach mansion that is beautifully furnished. You’ll like the location of this bed and breakfast in Southern California because it’s just a short hop and a skip from the beach and the Venice Beach Pier. There are 10 rooms, a few with fireplaces and spa tubs. Continental breakfast and refreshments served daily. Walking distance to several good restaurants, some with ocean view dining areas. 15 Thirthieth Avenue, Venice, Ca. 310-823-1966.