The SpaceThis is basically the archetype of the urban loft apartment. It's got cement floors, high ceilings with exposed beams, visible piping and and a very industrial feel. At the same time, it's well-appointed and full of modern fixtures and appliances. If you want a place that's full of character without sacrificing comfort or convenience, then this is the spot for you. Guest AccessYou get access to the entire apartment. You will not be sharing space with anyone. Interaction with GuestsI'm not a "helicopter host," meaning I won't hover over you constantly and annoy you with messages. I am always reachable, however, and always try to be helpful. I'm not one of those lame corporate hosts who never check their messages or respond. I'm very responsive and definitely want you to have a great time, so contact me whenever about whatever. The NeighborhoodDTLA is easily the most happening part of Los Angeles right now. People from LA may laugh when you say that, because when they grew up, DTLA was non-existent. Nowadays, it's like Brooklyn was in the 90s: weird, artsy, fun, and rapidly growing. As of a couple years ago, it was the fastest-growing city in America, and for good reason: it's jam-packed with amazing restaurants (many of the best in LA), incredible bars with rooftop views, gorgeous old ornate theaters, lots of quirky shops, cool music venues (including Walt Disney Concert Hall), and the list goes on. And guess what? We have the beach too! As of this writing, you can even take the subway from DTLA straight to the beach in Santa Monica.
Some places to try: Guisados, Perch, The Standard, Bottega Louie, Back Mercat, Le Petit Paris, Palace Theater, Ace Hotel and rooftop, Seven Grand, and more. Getting AroundDTLA is a pedestrian's city. Most locals don't own cars, so we walk everywhere or take Uber. However, if you do have a car, there are a million parking lots and structures. There's also the subway, which is only a block from the apartment, and which goes everywhere from Hollywood to Culver City to the beach in Santa Monica. Getting around in DTLA is incredibly easy. Other Things to NoteA quick reminder: as always in LA, don't mention Airbnb. Los Angeles, like most cities in the world, is still getting used to the idea of home-sharing, so not everybody loves Airbnb. Neighbors don't always like the idea that the person next-door is a stranger. So if anybody should ask, just say you're a friend of mine. Again, this is true of most cities in the world, so it's not specific to LA and not specific to my apartment. Just be cool and all will be well (and I doubt anyone will say anything to you). Also, for anyone who is wondering: Airbnb is perfectly legal in Los Angeles. So hooray for that.
Also, for those with service animals, many apologies but I do have allergies to cats and dogs and therefore cannot let those into the apartment. The same goes for pets that are not service animals, of course (which is why my apartment is listed as not suitable for pets). Again, apologies to any pet owners or people with service animals.