Ratings based on 258 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.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

First timer LA

Posted 17-Oct-2014
Pros: Just what we wanted, clean and on top of the beach and Boardwalk. Matt, who checked us in and out was great.
Went looking for the Venice Beach experience and got it all. The area is alive with music, people and lots to see, eat and buy. A great one time experience.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Great location

Posted 1-Oct-2014
Right on the boardwalk. Good kitchenette facilities. Extremely helpful staff really helped to make this a very pleasant and relaxing week.
Comment from Hotel Management
4-Oct-2014 by Matt, Hotel Management
Thank you for staying with us and we appreciate you sharing your thoughts! We're glad you enjoyed your vacation!
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!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Caroline from Denver

Matt and Jasper

Posted 12-Jul-2014 on Hotels.com
These two men were wonderful representation for the hotel. I enjoyed a chance to visit with them upon arrival. The beachfront room was the bomb!
Comment from Hotel Management
20-Sep-2014 by Matt, Hotel Management
Thank you for your kind words! We're glad you enjoyed the unique experience of our Ocean Front rooms!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by Al from odessa tx.

close to the beach

Posted 3-Jul-2014 on Hotels.com
Hotel was clean,the only problem was the parking
Comment from Hotel Management
6-Sep-2014 by Matt, Hotel Management
Our hotel, like most others in the Venice Beach area, is an older property without a free, on-site parking lot. There are options nearby for both paid and free parking... it all depends on when you stay. Weekdays (even in the summer) are easier days to park while weekends (especially in the summer) can be quite difficult. Plan accordingly and you'll be fine!