Ratings based on 213 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.9 out of 5
89% of guests recommend
4.0 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
3.8 Room comfort
3.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Perfect for my vacation

Posted 15-Apr-2014
Pros: It was clean, the staff was friendly and it was right on the beach.
Cons: The Hotel needs a bit of updating but it doesn't effect your stay there.
Location: There is a great bike rental around the corner that gives you a discount if you are staying at the hotel. Lots of bars, restaurants & the beach
This Hotel was perfect for me. I needed to get away from New York for a few days and didnt want to have to drive to the beach or travel everyday while I was in Venice Beach. The Hotel is right on the venice beach strip it was great. It had a kitchen and comfortable bed. It was clean and simple, a bit dated but who cares about that if you will spend the entire day on the beach. The staff was fantastic. They had beach chairs, towels & beach toys and games to take for the day for no extra charge. They even called me a cab for the flight back to the airport at 5am.
Comment from
16-Jan-2014
Wow, this is great! I'm going to print this review out and share it with our staff... it's exactly what we're trying to be: a clean & comfortable beach hotel where you can relax and unwind. So glad you had a nice getaway.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

I will be back!

Posted 11-Apr-2014
Great experience. Front desk was owner staffed, very personable; helpful.
Comment from
11-Jan-2014
We're so glad you had a good time at our family-owned and operated hotel! Thanks for staying with us!
Comment from
11-Jan-2014
We're glad you chose our family-owned and operated hotel for your trip to the beach! Hope to see you again soon!
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Ok

Posted 9-Apr-2014
Great staff, great location, had items for us to use on beach.
Comment from
11-Jan-2014
Thanks for staying at our historic beach hotel!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

weekend get away

Posted 6-Apr-2014
Really enjoyed this hotel.... Right on the beach.... great view and staff was amazing reviewing the area being it was our first time to that part of CA. Room was clean and a great view of the ocean and in the middle of everything. Worth the $$ and would stay again.
Comment from
11-Jan-2014
It's always a delight to introduce guests to this part of Los Angeles! The community of Venice has a lot of interesting history and with it being so walkable, it's very easy to take it all in. We'd love to welcome you back again! All the best!
2 out of 5
by Jay from Toronto, Ont

Not a family hotel

Posted 4-Apr-2014
Pros: The staff and the location to the beach - literally steps from the front of the hotel.
Cons: Walls and feeling secure.
Location: Beach, beach, beach!
I really wanted to like this hotel. The staff is wonderful - went above and beyond. The location is great - right on the beach (just know, Venice beach is full of interesting characters - it has it's own feel. I lived in LA for 3 years so I knew what I was in for. Be sure you do as well). The walls of the hotel are very thin and the place does have interesting characters around it. There was a wonderful odor of pot wafting down the hallway. We decided not to stay and found another location. If I was there by myself I would have felt a little more comfortable (though the walls are paper thin - I can't stress this enough), but with a wife and infant I was less comfortable.
Comment from
11-Jan-2014
Thank you for giving us a try, Jay... I'm sorry this hotel experience was out of your family's comfort zone. The community of Venice is traditionally strange & unusual, so it is up to each prospective guest to use their discretion when deciding if this area and our hotel are right for them. While I would not advertise Venice as being ideally "family-friendly", there are three separate families staying with us as I write this, so it is ultimately up to the individuals and their standards & expectations.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Ashley

Venice Hotel

Posted 27-Mar-2014
This hotel was even better then we expected ! We loved how we could see the ocean from the room, also the 100 year old elevator was awesome ! The staff were super friendly and helpfull and we loved how it was in the middle of the walk so it was never to far to get back. I would definitely come back and recommend others to try this hotel!
Comment from
3-Jan-2014
Thank you for your very, very kind words. I'm going to show this review to our staff to let them know how much you enjoyed our historic beach hotel!
3 out of 5
by Sofia from West Covina

OK HOTEL, SUPER CLOSE TO THE BEACH

Posted 26-Mar-2014
Pros: 1. I really liked that the beach was just a few steps out the door 2. It was also really close to the fair. 3. Friendly clerks.
Cons: Make sure everything in the rooms work, Put newer blankets and bread spreads., Put real pictures on the website of how the rooms really look.
Location: 1. Santa Monica Pier. 2. The shopping mall. 3. Beach. 4. Restaurants. 5. Stores.
If you are looking for just a place where you can stay, and that is walking distance from beach this is perfect, but if you are more like a luxurious person, you like your hotel rooms to look high class then don't go with this. 1. The rooms don't look nothing like the pictures they have in the website, they look and smell pretty old. 2. The window blinds didn't work, we had to put a blanket to have privacy because the blinds wouldn't come down. 3. Also, there is a lot of noise from outside at night, because the homeless people and drug addicts live around the hotel. 4. They don't have their own parking lot, you have to pay out of pocket to have a secure parking space.
Comment from
3-Jan-2014
I appreciate that you took the time to share your thoughts and feelings on your experience staying with us and while I'm glad you enjoyed our location, I'm sorry to hear that you were not satisfied with your guest-room. Thanks for giving us a try!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Trish from Concord, CA

Would DEFINITELY Stay Again !!!

Posted 16-Mar-2014
Pros: The location, staff, room, accommodations. The actual room was so cute and comfortable. TV hung on wall. Cute "nook" for roll-out bed.
Cons: The only thing would be that our roll-out bed was dented in the middle.But, I really appreciate the option(at no extra cost) to have a roll-out bed.
Location: Step out of the hotel right onto Venice Beach.We loved watching American Ninja Warrior!Also,the Fig Tree cafe, Bike Curious rentals, Big Daddy's pizza
This hotel is amazing !!! It's located right on the boardwalk and just a few feet from the sands of the beach. The hotel itself is quaint and historic. The 100 year old elevator (like the one in the Titanic) was a hit with my family !!! Our room was furnished with a complete kitchen area - a refrigerator, a stove, microwave, coffee maker, a large sink, and it even included plates, silverware, and glasses/coffee cups !!! Room service even washed our dishes !!! We had a great view of the beach - even with a partial view room. The entire "American Ninja Warrior" obstacle course was within close sight. I look forward to staying here again !!! All staff members were friendly, helpful, and accommodating. Parking just 300 feet away - not included in price of hotel. But, so very convenient !!! Just awesome, Awesome, AWESOME !!!
Comment from
3-Jan-2014
I am overjoyed to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! Thank you for making mention of the mini-kitchen in your room, it can be handy with preparing light meals or storing leftovers while you're traveling. And thank you as well for mentioning parking... it's a very important consideration for people visiting Venice! All the best from our family to yours!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Gordon from Washington DC

Great place right on the beach

Posted 5-Mar-2014
Pros: Convenient, central to all amenities, clean & friendly
Cons: Nothing everything was excellent
Location: Right on the boardwalk, lots of restaurants and pubs close, ideal location
Very friendly place, great location, got good value for money. Staff were very helpful, respectful and never too busy to assist with questions or advice. We stayed in January and can’t wait to go back in summer. Ace place !!!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

nice & eclectic

Posted 3-Mar-2014
Pros: the eclectic style and proximity to EVERYTHING Vencie
Cons: The management is workingon permoits for roof access, that would be great!! LA is making it tough on them, so be patient
Location: food is close, shops of every kind everywhere, all an easy walk. The Freaks are out and easy to find. Santa Monica Pier is about 10 minutes away
beach front, leave the door and you're on the boardwalk, 10 steps later, you're on the beach. this is a great older hotel. it's 102 years old, but has been updated. If you're used to a 4 star hotel, this isn't it, but I would go back and plan on it. the staff was great, very friendly and accomodating. there are a lot of homeless in the area, but they seem to understand tourism and are friendly too! they never bothered my wife or I and no matter where you stay in Venice, that part won't change. we stayed in oneof the beach front rooms and could not ask for a better view. the only obstruction are the palm trees on the beach, which only made the view that much better. the 100 year old elevator is very cool, not much bigger than a phone both, but it sure is fast! parking is an easy 2 minute walk away, you have to load and unload in the alley to the rear of the hotel, again, if you're used to 4 star, change your mind set, it's tatally worth it in my opinion.