If you want to feel like a local, this restored 1910 home, formerly called the Little Italy Inn, fits the bill. With 23 rooms, it's not quite a B&B, though the staff and other guests make it feel that way, especially during the sociable breakfasts and weekend cocktail hours in the living room. A few inexpensive, tastefully decorated rooms have shared bath. Larger en-suite rooms have an Old World ambiance, with glowing table lamps, polished antique furnishings, and heavy drapes. Most rooms lack fridges; if you're staying a while go for a room or suite with kitchenette. Complimentary breakfast includes breads, granola, and coffee from local artisan businesses. The location is ideal, steps from Little Italy's restaurants and shops. Highway access is a breeze, since I-5 runs close by. Despite the proximity to roads, the airport and train stops, the rooms are peaceful. Parking is tough, though.
- Frommer's Staff