Proprietor Patsy Carter runs a homey, welcoming bed-and-breakfast near the University of Southern California that is decked out in period antiques with Far East accents. Rooms in this 1904-built building have down comforters, Oriental silks on the walls, and hand-hooked rugs. The two suites in the adjacent apartment building are ideal for longer stays. Conversation is encouraged, and you're welcome to hang out with the hummingbirds in the private garden. The lavish breakfast spread is available on your timetable and features eggs, panna cotta, or other decadent treats.