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Baxter 5 Hotel Review: The Baxter 5 is a collection of five vacation apartments located in hip Echo Park, adjacent to Elysian Park and close to Dodger Stadium. Amenities include gated parking, cable television, Wi-Fi and washers and dryers (with the exception of the Lotus unit). The apartments all have hardwood floors, tasteful furniture, outdoor patios and private entrances. The Lotus, Maple and Cypress apartments can sleep up to four guests, while the Mint and Sage apartments can accommodate up to six and eight guests respectively. Behind the property is the Elysian Heights Land Preserve & Campgrounds, spanning 600 acres and allowing guests access to hiking paths and nature trails without having to get into a car --- a rarity in Los Angeles. Arty shops, banks, neighborhood restaurants, bars and coffee shops are also in walking distance, and there is the added convenience of quick access to several major freeways. The property is close to the Baxter Stairway, 230 challenging steps that visitors can climb for fine views of the city. Fix Coffee is a half a block to the west, serving up freshly baked pastries, muffins and salads.