The 12 best Airbnbs in Los Angeles

Discover a hillside Malibu estate, a luxe West Hollywood mansion and more of the best Airbnbs in Los Angeles

Written by Annalise Mantz, Rhys Thomas & Ella DoyleContributors Alex Floyd-Douglass & Jennifer BanfulThursday July 6 2023FacebookTwitterPinterestEmailWhatsAppAdvertising

Los Angeles is one of the most remarkable cities in the world. Hollywood films, gorgeous beaches and A-Listers: it’s a place of luxury, sunshine and some of the best restaurants in the country. It makes sense why the place is so popular. So, if you’re visiting for the first time, or you live just outside of the city and want a weekend break, consider renting a unique Airbnb in Los Angeles instead of your standard run-of-the-mill hotel.

Choose from stylish homes in West Hollywood to architectural townhouses in Venice; you’ll find something no matter what vibe you’re looking for. These superb Airbnbs in Los Angeles might just convince you to become a full-time Angeleno – if you’re not one already.

Best Los Angeles Airbnbs

The luxury villa in the Hollywood Hills

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1. The luxury villa in the Hollywood Hills

Got a few more pals with you? How about this insane villa, big enough for 12 guests, right up in the Hollywood Hills? That’s right, this amazing house has a hot tub, pool table, and a number of balconies – ready to make all your Hollywood dreams come true. There are also incredible views of the city, and it has its own theatre. And of course, an Airbnb this lavish comes decked out with security cameras to ensure a safe stay. What’s not to love?

Rooms? Six bedrooms. Sleeps up to 12 guests.
The mood? An A-Lister’s paradise.
Location perks? This convenient location puts you close to downtown L.A.
Budget range? A luxurious stay for great group vacation rates.
Time Out tip: Check out the rooftop hot tub. It’s mega.

The midcentury modern apartment in West Hollywood

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2. The midcentury modern apartment in West Hollywood

This wondrous spot above the Sunset Strip will take your breath away, with sloping floor-to-ceiling windows surrounding the lounge, allowing you to look out over Hollywood and Fairfax. You’re right in the thick of it here – but just off the main strip, so you get that nice slice of peace and quiet. This Airbnb caters for up to five guests in two bedrooms plus a sofabed, so gather your pals and enjoy a well-deserved breakaway.

Rooms? Two bedrooms. Sleeps five guests.
The mood? An Instagrammers dreamland.
Location perks? Close to the boulevard for those who want a taste of L.A.’s nightlife.
Budget range? Enjoy a luxury vacation for two or an affordable group trip between five.

The modern mansion in Hollywood

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3. The modern mansion in Hollywood

This smart home sandwiched between Beverly Hills and West Hollywood looks like something out of MTV Cribs (and given the location, it could be next door to an actual ‘crib’). Neon-hued art, shag rugs and Italian marble decorate the interior, while the backyard features a massive pool, hot tub and firepit. Though you’re close to so many L.A. landmarks, it might be hard to tear your group away from all the mansion’s amenities. It sleeps a massive 16 people, and there’s two parking spaces. Try your best to leave the space will you? Even if it’s for an afternoon…

Rooms? Four bedrooms. Suitable for 16+ guests.
The mood?  An uber-lux Barbie dreamhouse.
Location perks? You’ll be close to Rodeo Drive and The Grove for the best luxury shopping and dining options.
Budget range? A luxury vacation home, ideal for long-haul group stays.

The hillside house in City Terrace

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4. The hillside house in City Terrace

This gorgeous hillside Airbnb in L.A. will surround you with breathtaking views of the city’s skyline, even from the kitchen as you wash up the dishes. The property sleeps six guests so grab your closest pals for a trip away and fall straight into bed after exploring the town. Plus, you’ll have access to your own private hot tub on the deck surrounding the Airbnb. Bubbles with a view? Yes, please! The living room has a pull-out projector screen to mimic cinema screenings and the kitchen is fully-decked out so you can whip up meals and midnight snacks to your heart’s delight.

Rooms? Two bedrooms. Sleeps up to six guests.
The mood? Where luxury meets zen.
Location perks? This secluded hilltop residence offers you the most remarkable views.
Budget range? A glamorous group stay for an affordable price.

The charming bungalow in the Hollywood Hills

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5. The charming bungalow in the Hollywood Hills

Hunker down in the Hollywood Hills while staying at this cozy bungalow brimming with charm. The self-contained home comes with unparalleled panoramic views of L.A. (from Hollywood right to the ocean). Inside, you’ll find a queen-sized bed, two terraces – one of which has a swinging bed, because you know, fun – and an outdoor shower, should the weather tempt you (there’s one inside too, don’t worry). Along with that, the interior is luxurious and full of all the equipment you could ever need in a temporary home (we imagine you’ll be doing your best to enjoy LA for the most part… right?).

Rooms? One bedroom. Sleeps two guests.
The mood? A sunny-side-up kind of living.
Location perks? The Hilly terrains make for the perfect hike. Close to Griffith Park.
Budget range? This nomadic wonderland is a moderately priced stay for two.

The quaint home in Boyle Heights

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6. The quaint home in Boyle Heights

This quaint and adorable bungalow in Los Angeles is ideal for a trip to the city. With views of the DTLA skyline right from the porch, it makes for the perfect backdrop for a romantic couple’s getaway. This Airbnb has everything you’ll need to make your stay comfortable, from a full kitchen to a luxurious bathroom. The surrounding area is private and tranquil, meaning you’re able to rest after exploring the sights. There’s also high-speed Wi-Fi and pets are allowed, in case you don’t want to travel without your furry companions.

Rooms? One bedroom. Sleeps two guests.
The mood? Bright rooms and sunny vistas.
Location perks? 10 minutes away from Silver Lake and 25 minutes from Universal Studios.
Budget range? An affordable steal for a couple’s getaway.

The loft apartment in Downtown L.A.

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7. The loft apartment in Downtown L.A.

Nothing screams “L.A. baby” like basking in a rooftop pool, with 360-degree views all around. And this apartment has it all. On the inside, it’s a classic, spacious cozy loft with huge windows and high ceilings. But upstairs is where the magic happens, with a huge pool and private loungers. The ideal place for a solo trip for self-care, or a romantic break for two.

Rooms? One bedroom. Sleeps four guests.
The mood? Boho, minimalist.
Location perks? There’s lots of choice when it comes to restaurants and bars, and it’s also close to the metro.
Budget range? An aesthetically pleasing, budget-friendly option for two.

The mountain escape in Topanga

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8. The mountain escape in Topanga

If you want to experience everything great about L.A., but still want that escapism where you lay your head, this is the place. Hidden away in the lush mountains in Topanga, this apartment features huge private decking full of cacti, succulents, and more. It’s also surrounded by great beaches and hiking trails, so you’ve got everything you need.

Rooms? Two bedrooms. Sleeps up to four guests.
The mood? A botanical oasis.
Location perks? Beautiful hiking trails and the perfect scenic drive to Malibu.
Budget range? An affordable peaceful retreat, ideal for couples or families.

The historic remodeled penthouse in Downtown L.A.

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9. The historic remodeled penthouse in Downtown L.A.

This masterfully 1,800-square-foot loft in the center of Downtown Los Angeles is not your average room above the house: This is pure penthouse vibes. The large pad is packed with both historic charm and contemporary amenities. The exposed brick wall acts as a burst of color in the living space, while a squeaky clean chef’s kitchen has all the accouterments you could need to whip up a gourmet dinner. Cheeky design elements like mustache pillows and oversized mirrors give the loft a funky personality while allowing it to also look perfectly clean, minimal and chic.

Rooms? Two bedrooms. Sleeps six guests.
The mood? Urban aesthetic.
Location perks? L.A.’s best culinary delights within your reach including, Bottega Louie.
Budget range? The perfect spot for six at affordable rates.

The chic cabin retreat in Topanga

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10. The chic cabin retreat in Topanga

Yes, it’s possible to become one with nature in Los Angeles. Just look at this 500-square-foot rustic cabin: Perched high in the mountains, it overlooks the lush vegetation of the Fernwood area. Adventurers can choose from plenty of nearby hiking and biking trails, then retreat to the serenity of the master suite’s spa bathroom and cushy queen-sized bed. That being said, it hardly skimps on luxury or coolness. From the lovely snug to the stunning terrace, it’s a dream stay. A nap in the hammock sounds pretty tempting, too, go on… Isn’t that exactly what sunny holidays are meant for?

Rooms? One bedroom. Sleeps two.
The mood? A sun-soaked, rustic modern retreat.
Location perks? The beautiful mountain ranges provide the perfect backdrop for a morning hike.
Budget range? A luxury weekend getaway for two.

The Pirates of the Caribbean getaway in Topanga Canyon

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11. The Pirates of the Caribbean getaway in Topanga Canyon

Who doesn’t love a themed getaway? This Pirates of the Caribbean vibe Airbnb in Los Angeles is an idyllic and unique retreat for a trip away. Catering for solo or couple travelers, you’ll have the place to yourselves and a cozy queen-sized bed to relax in. The Airbnb is surrounded by waterfalls, ponds, and a tropical environment, making you truly feel like you’re in the Caribbean. For true R&R, there are spa facilities such as a hot tub, sauna, and outdoor tub, as well as other modern luxuries like flatscreen TV, Wi-Fi, fireplace, and kitchenette. Now let’s skip straight to the Piña Colladas.

Rooms? One bedroom. Two guests.
The mood? Tropic utopia.
Location perks? Close to Santa Monica, Malibu and Woodland Hills.
Budget range? Enjoy two blissful nights at an affordable rate.

Architectural Venice Beach Dream House

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12. Architectural Venice Beach Dream House

Postmodern architecture and traditional Japanese art come together in this stunning home hosted by Colin. As many as 10 of your friends can pull up a seat at the dining table for dinner and spread out on the sectional for a game of cards. The master suite is pretty stunning, and includes a fireplace, floor-to-ceiling windows along with a gorgeous four-poster bed for snoozing on. So you may be fighting over that, but whichever bedroom you end up in, the stay feel more than on par with most hotels. You won’t even have to settle for tap water: The kitchen includes a state-of-the-art reverse osmosis machine to purify the water, so keep hydrated with that fancy stuff between exploring Venice Beach and Pacific Avenue, which happens to be within walking distance.

Rooms? Three bedrooms. Sleeps up to eight guests.
The mood? Comfy, modern-chic.
Location perks? A short walk from Abbott Kinney Boulevard and the canals.
Budget range? An affordable gem for group bookings.
Time Out tip: Head to Venice Beach to live out your best bohemian life.

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