Ratings based on 249 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.9 out of 5
90% of guests recommend
4.0 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
3.8 Room comfort
3.7 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from San Mateo, CA

Great location, great staff, great all around.

Posted 25-Aug-2014
Pros: Everything. It's history with new amenities is next to none.
Cons: Don't have anything to add.
Location: Beach, food and shopping all within walking distance.
The staff was very helpful regarding parking and transportation. Could not beat the location if you want the Venice Beach experience. Will definitely visit again.
Comment from Hotel Management
28-Aug-2014 by Matt, Hotel Management
We're glad you found us and we'd be happy to welcome you back to Venice!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Lovely hotel with excellent staff

Posted 6-Aug-2014
From the first minute we arrived at this hotel we were treated very very well and the main man at reception really went the extra mile with us to make our stay here a great one.
Comment from Hotel Management
14-Aug-2014 by Matt, Hotel Management
Thank you for staying at our family-owned and operated boutique beach hotel!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Maryland

Pleasant stay

Posted 4-Aug-2014
My family of 4 including 2 teens recently stayed at Venice Beach Suites and hotel for 3 nights. It was an enjoyable stay. The accommodations are not the most modern or luxurious but they were clean, the staff was friendly and helpful and the bed was firm. Note that if you are arriving on a weekend especially later in the day it can be a challenge to find street parking. We were able to do so after our mid-afternoon arrival but it was a decent hike from the hotel. Fortunately we are in good shape.
Comment from Hotel Management
7-Aug-2014 by Matt, Hotel Management
We appreciate the insight you shared to help other guests know what to expect from our historic hotel and with parking in Venice Beach. Have a great summer!
2 out of 5
by A verified traveller from Florida

Hot n afraid

Posted 2-Aug-2014
Between the homeless and the drugs I was way uncomfortable. Then inside there was no ac. However it was clean inside.
Comment from Hotel Management
8-Aug-2014 by Matt, Hotel Management
Thank you for being honest about the culture shock you encountered in our surrounding community. I do think with the right amount of research, however, the shock could have been reduced. Venice Beach is known for being a haven for homeless people, what with our mild year-round climate and progressive politics. It's a live-and-let-live eclectic & Bohemian lifestyle here. And, unlike other states, smoking marijuana (even in public) is legal in California. Also, our historic hotel does not have A/C, nor do we list that as an amenity on our Expedia profile. We hope you turned on your ceiling fan and opened the screened windows to let the ocean breeze cool down your room!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Ontario. Canada

Great Location

Posted 24-Jul-2014
Pros: Location.
Cons: Parking was a couple of blocks away unless you want to park on the street. The mattress was very hard and needed replacing.
Location: Great location, close to restaurants and shops on the boardwalk.
Hotel is situated right on the beach and the rooms have cooking facilities. The staff were very friendly and helpful.
Comment from Hotel Management
7-Aug-2014 by Matt, Hotel Management
Thank you for staying at our historic hotel!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from g san luis obispo

Week in Venice beach

Posted 13-Jul-2014
I went here for the people watching, the beach, the bike path and the ease of putting all that together in one place. I was thrilled with the outcome and without any reservation would recommend this hotel to others. They provided storage for my bike, directions to everywhere and information on how to get free parking around the hotel. Mostly I dealt with Matt at the office who was an endless variety of information and suggestions. awesome
Comment from Hotel Management
22-Jul-2014 by Matt, Hotel Management
We're so very glad to hear that you enjoyed indulging in the Venice Beach experience! Enjoy the rest of your summer!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Megan from Bristol, UK

Fab location

Posted 1-Jul-2014
Pros: Free wifi was great!
Location: The location is really fun. Venice beach is a very, very quirky place. I'd recommend renting bikes and cycling down the bike path!
Absolutely perfect location, really great if you want the hustle and bustle of Venice beach. The staff were super helpful and friendly, and recommended us places to eat (which were wonderful) as well as where to rent bikes. Our 'partial ocean view' was actually a really great view of the beach and ocean. We loved the antique feel of the hotel; the old lift was a bit of a novelty!
Comment from Hotel Management
5-Jul-2014 by Matt, Hotel Management
It sounds like you really dove into the culture of coastal California; the vibe of Venice and the history of our hotel... Cheers to you! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Lisa from San Diego

FABULOUS VENICE...

Posted 24-Jun-2014
Wonderful staff! Best view of both beach & "for the character watching!" Never a dull moment... I won't give out the room # but dancing on the roof was fabulous! Will DEFINITELY go back.
Comment from Hotel Management
2-Jul-2014 by Matt, Hotel Management
And we'd definitely be happy to welcome you back!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Canadian

Charming building, perfect location

Posted 19-Jun-2014
The hotel was great, the beach was great and the area is great. It's an older building but well maintained. I would stay again.
Comment from Hotel Management
2-Jul-2014 by Matt, Hotel Management
And your review was great! I'm glad you found our historic, boutique hotel!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Super Experience !!!

Posted 16-Jun-2014
Pros: see above.
Cons: As is well thought out for guest's comfort.
Location: wow-it's Venice Ca. at the beach-if you can't find something to do ????
Staff was very accommodating.I requested a specific floor location and room view which were perfect upon my arrival.Received a phone call and the office staff waited for my arrival,beyond the posted office hours,from the airport.Room really cute,clean and well kept.
Comment from Hotel Management
2-Jul-2014 by Matt, Hotel Management
Thank you so much for sharing your "Super Experience"... it's important that prospective guests know that we have limited hours (our office is open from 9am to 9pm each day) and that it's best to contact us if arriving late. Cheers!