Ratings based on 358 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.9 out of 5
90% of guests recommend
3.9 Room cleanliness
4.2 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 travellerfrom Alameda, CA

Exactly what we were looking for.

Posted 3-Jan-2015
The staff was very friendly and helpful. The room was charming and clean. It's located right in the middle of the beach action. Parking is available nearby. We really enjoyed our stay. Can't wait to see how the facade restoration turns out!
Comment from Hotel Management
19-Jan-2015 by Matt, Hotel Management
Thank you for your kind words, Jesse! Hope to see you again (...once the new common-area balconies and roof-deck are done!)
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Las Vegas, NV

New year get away with kids and service dogs.

Posted 2-Jan-2015
We had a lovely experience, the hotel is exactly as described. We love old architecture and we love history, so this place was perfect for us. The staff at this hotel were helpful and kind. We arrived with two PTSD service dogs and we were facilitated with no problems. My husband and I are both Combat Veterans with various types of handicaps, we were treated very well and had no problem while we were there. We loved spending time walking on the beach and walking on the board walk. We were happy to find a lot of vegetarian food options from various restaurants near by. We loved it so much there we intend to go back some day soon.
Comment from Hotel Management
14-Jan-2015 by Matt, Hotel Management
From our family to yours: thank you for staying at our historic hotel! We're glad you were comfortable. See you next time!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom H

Amazing stay!

Posted 8-Dec-2014
We arrived hours before the allocated check-in time, and we're given a room straight away! Matt - the owner - was so friendly! He showed us where everything was in LA and arranged for a taxi to pick us up when we left and everything. The room was great and the view was amazing - right on Venice Beach! Would recommend 10/10
Comment from Hotel Management
16-Dec-2014 by Matt, Hotel Management
Wow! Thank you for your kind words! We were happy to host your stay!
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Stuttgart

Hotel mit eigenem Charme

Posted 30-Oct-2014
Pros: Die vielen (wenn auch kostenpflichtigen) Parkmöglichkeiten und die Strandnähe.
Cons: Die Kenntlichkeit des Hotels. Ich musste mich ziemlich durchfragen, bis ich das Hotel (und den Eingang) fand.
Und den erkennt man aber erst auf den zweiten Blick. Nachdem ich mich vom ersten Schock erholt habe, konnte das Zimmer mit der Lage mitten in/am Venice Beach genießen. Neben Betsy, dem 100jährigen Fahrstuhl, war das Bett mein einsamer Favorit. Ich habe wunderbar darin geschlafen (besser als in vorherigen Nobelhotels) und das Aufwachen mit Sonne und Blick auf den Pazifik (und noch ruhiger Strandpromenade) war klasse. Das Hotel ist definitiv eher was für mehrere Nächte, eben weil man sich dort "einkrampfen" muss.
Comment from Hotel Management
6-Nov-2014 by Matt, Hotel Management
Vielen Dank für den Aufenthalt bei uns und schätzen unsere Geschichte, Charakter, Strandlage und Aufzug!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by Tinafrom Stockholm

Nice hotel on the beach

Posted 27-Oct-2014 on Hotels.com
Perfect for beach activities, jogging and relaxing days.
Comment from Hotel Management
3-Jan-2015 by Matt, Hotel Management
We're glad you were able to unwind and appreciate the vibe of Venice Beach! Thanks for spending part of your vacation with us!
2 out of 5
by A verified travellerfrom Australia

Close to beach.

Posted 27-Oct-2014
Pros: Close to the walkway.
Cons: The price can be lowered.
Location: The area is overrated. Even the locals warn you not to walk the Venice beach area late at night. Late being after dark.
It would be nice if we were told beforehand that they are doing maintenance on the building. The hotel has limited facilities and I do not understand why it rated so high. You can get a hotel with a pool and other facilities for the same price in the area. We travelled for 30 days al over the US and this was our last stop and the only place I had a negative review for.
Comment from Hotel Management
1-Nov-2014 by Matt, Hotel Management
While I regret that you were disappointed in your stay with us, I feel like we are clearly and accurately portrayed on Expedia as a small, two-star hotel with limited services and facilities. The true value of staying at our hotel comes from being able to walk out of our front door onto the Boardwalk and be at the beach.
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.
Comment from Hotel Management
22-Oct-2014 by Matt, Hotel Management
This is such an inspiring comment... "the Venice Beach experience" says it all. Thanks for staying with us!
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Getaway With Friends
by Pascalfrom Amsterdam

Op het strand

Posted 14-Oct-2014 on Hotels.com
Dit hotel ligt op de boulevard van Venice Beach. Wil je in het midden van de drukte (overdag) zitten en hou je van een karakteristiek hotel dan moet je hier wezen. Wil je een luxe kamer met alle comfort dan is dit niet een hotel voor jouw.
Comment from Hotel Management
3-Jan-2015 by Matt, Hotel Management
Dank u voor het vertellen zoals het is; Wij zijn een twee-ster, historische hotel aan de Venice Beach Boardwalk!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Overnight Stay Before Destination
by A verified traveller

Excellent customer service

Posted 9-Oct-2014 on Hotels.com
The staff of this hotel were warm and friendly. They gave us a map of where to park for free and even lent us a power cord for my Kindle! Would highly recommend this hotel.
Comment from Hotel Management
3-Jan-2015 by Matt, Hotel Management
We're lucky to have such wonderful guests! Thank you for recommending us!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by ericfrom St paul mn

Luv Venice

Posted 6-Oct-2014 on Hotels.com
Fun spot... Jasper at front desk rocks
Comment from Hotel Management
3-Jan-2015 by Matt, Hotel Management
Thanks for staying with us, Eric!