The 9 Best Airbnbs in Los Angeles

Find the best Airbnbs in Los Angeles with our guide
Find the best Airbnbs in Los Angeles with our guide | © Chon Kit Leong / Alamy Stock Photo
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Freelance Writer24 July 2020

With over 40,000 Airbnb listings in the city of LA alone, discovering the perfect getaway spot can seem impossible. From stunning hilltop views in the Hollywood Hills to architectural wonders in Venice Beach, these top nine Airbnbs in Los Angeles are hand-picked to bring you the best locations, outstanding design and unforgettable stays.

Stunning beachfront retreat in multilevel Malibu house

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Malibu beach house
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This contemporary home is located directly on the beach in Malibu. Enjoy spectacular ocean views and colorful sunsets from the comfort of this massive multilevel beach house. The open floor plan and exposed A-frame vaulted ceilings make this large home feel massive. The three-story behemoth has three bedrooms, two and a half baths and multiple ocean-facing patios. Extras include a sauna, steam shower and jetted tub.

Extravagant vintage Hollywood home with private pool

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Hollywood Hills home
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Retro chic meets modern design inside this classic vintage home in the Hollywood Hills that can sleep up to six. Floor-to-ceiling windows throughout and a partial cathedral ceiling create a bright and open atmosphere. Take in the monumental city views from any room, or step outside to the private patio with pool, located just off the master suite. Extras include a grand piano and two indoor fireplaces.

Perfection in Silver Lake, Los Angeles

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Contemporary home in Silver Lake
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View Griffith Observatory and the Hollywood sign from the enormous west-facing roof deck with firepit at this stylish modern two-bedroom home located in trendy Silver Lake. It’s within walking distance of the many shops, restaurants and live-music venues that make this area of LA so popular. With all the conveniences of home, this family-friendly stay offers a spacious contemporary kitchen, living room and dining area, a separate master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and a private patio downstairs.

Walk to Sunset Strip from a designer villa with a hot tub

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Luxury villa with hot tub
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This boutique luxury villa is located in the Hollywood Hills above LA’s famous Sunset Strip and features chic designer furniture, high ceilings and an outdoor patio with a hot tub. The home has plenty of natural light and an open floor plan, three stylish bedrooms and three and a half elegant bathrooms. Meticulous design elements coupled with expansive city views create an elegant atmosphere high above the city in this dream home.

Converted Chinatown theater

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Converted theater
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This unique space, conveniently located in between Chinatown and Downtown LA, is a converted 1920s vaudeville theater. This completely reimagined space maintains key details such as a neon theater sign and bow truss ceilings for a truly authentic atmosphere. Design elements include a projector with screen, a large circular sunken couch and an indoor geodesic dome. Ideal for large groups, events or parties, this space can accommodate up to 11 people.

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  • Architectural masterpiece with roof deck

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    Architectural masterpiece with roof deck
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    Stay just five blocks from Venice Beach in this large, industrial space with floor-to-ceiling patio doors, a roof deck and multiple outdoor firepits. The seamless indoor-outdoor design and high ceilings give this architectural masterpiece plenty of natural lighting. Within minutes you can walk to the famous Venice Beach Boardwalk, Muscle Beach, Venice Canals or the trendy shops and restaurants of Abbott Kinney Boulevard. This massive three-bedroom home boasts nine beds and can accommodate more than 16 people.

    Quiet, charming, renovated home near Universal Studios

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    Charming home near Universal Studios
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    Close to Universal Studios, this recently redesigned home includes interior-exterior design elements, plus a pool and hot tub. Inside, the stark white walls are offset by wood flooring and high vaulted ceilings that give this bright house a naturally open atmosphere. There are three bedrooms and three bathrooms, and the ability to accommodate 10 makes this home ideal for groups or large families. The large, private backyard is perfect for barbecuing or relaxing in the hammock on a sunny day.

    Mid-century hilltop with views, minutes to LA hotspots

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    Mid-century hilltop Airbnb with amazing views
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    Retreat from the crowds at this peaceful mid-century modern hilltop perch with panoramic views of both the mountains and the city, located a short drive away from Hollywood and Downtown LA. Its massive professional-grade kitchen has an open plan and wooden cupboards with chrome trim. The living room and three bedrooms are stylish, spacious and comfortable with colorful accents. Sip a glass of wine on the private outdoor patio next to a firepit, take a swim in the pool or relax in the hot tub.

    1920s loft with skyline views in Downtown

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    Stay in the midst of Downtown LA‘s Art Deco architecture at this four-guest loft. Its two bedrooms both have en suites, and the interiors are minimal and contemporary with exposed concrete walls. But the best bit of this stay is up on the roof – complete with cushy sofas and a firepit – where you’ll be treated to cinematic skyline views of the city’s high rises. When you’re not out exploring, head down to the games room to compete at pool and shuffleboard or work out in the well-equipped gym.

    These recommendations were updated on July 24, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.