Ratings based on 228 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.
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.
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!
3 out of 5
by Ron from Oregon

Old, But historic.

Posted 13-May-2014
Pros: The staff was great and it has access to the boardwalk, bikepath and the beach.
Cons: The hotel appears to be too old and small to be remodeled, However the the beds could be replaced with new matresses.
Location: This hotel is located in the middle of boardwalk shops and retuarants. The thing to do is rent a bike or Segway to travel the 10+ miles of bike paths
The room we were in was about 12'x12'. It had a small kitchen area with a refrigerator, stove, sink and microwave. The bathroom was very small, 5'x5' with absolutly no room to put toiletries. The staff was very helpful in checking in and giving directions to the public parking, which was 2 blks away. The area for unloading your luggage was in the alley. It was an interesting stay, but I would not do it again.
Comment from Hotel Management
15-May-2014 by Matt, Hotel Management
We appreciate that you gave our 101 year-old hotel a try, Ron. Warm regards from the California coast!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Roseanne from Perth, Western Australia

Centre of the action

Posted 3-May-2014
Pros: Everything
Location: Great restaurants nearby by in Main Street and food vans at Marina Del Ray
Fantastic location, friendly staff, bright, airy and comfortable accommodation
Comment from Hotel Management
15-May-2014 by Matt, Hotel Management
Thanks for being our guest, all the way from W-A! From one West Coast to the other: may the Fremantle Doctor visit you early and often.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Nicole from Chicago

Adorable hotel in a perfect location

Posted 28-Apr-2014
Pros: The location was perfect. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The history of the hotel was well maintained even with a recent remodel.
Cons: I did not sleep well due to the uncomfortable old mattress. The comforter is also in need of an update.
Location: Location was perfect. We were able to pull right up to the door in an alley to unload luggage. Bodybuilding, surfing, sunbathing, people watching.
Unsure what to expect, we were pleasantly surprised at arrival. The location was close and convenient to a drive up drop off spot, making dragging luggage to the hotel very easy. Check in was quick and easy and facilitated by extremely friendly staff member. Upon entering the room we were surprised at the bright, clean, and updated appearance. The room information stated partial view of the ocean and though I was worried at the definition of "partial", I was again pleasantly surprised to see that we could easily view the ocean from our window. The kitchenette was another amenity that met our expectations. We were able to refrigerate large quantities of food and prepare small meals throughout the duration or our stay. The kitchenette housed every utensils necessary to prepare a quick bite and was clean and easy to find. Though the bathroom and shower were small, they again were very clean and had the necessities needed like shampoo, conditioner, soap, and a hairdryer. As far as the room was concerned, the only complaint I had was with the comfort of the bed and the old bedspread that needed to be updated. During the day there are so many different types of people walking around right in front of the hotel, but at night the crowd of tourists goes away and the area may seem a little dangerous to the average person. Bums are all that remain and though they do not bother, they are audible from an open window at night. The hotel is very safe and secure making it a worry free stay.
Comment from Hotel Management
15-May-2014 by Matt, Hotel Management
Your review should be required reading for prospective guests! Such detail! Thank you for taking the time to write it and for staying with us. I am very sorry you found the bed comfortable, we are working through the hotel replacing bed sets and linens this spring. Hopefully, we'll see you again!
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Ania from Gold Coast, Australia

On the beach

Posted 28-Apr-2014
Pros: The position was what drew me to choose this hotel.
Cons: It isn't a 5 star hotel but I didn't expect it, a bit more soft furnishing on the windows perhaps to give a cosier feel?
Location: Right on the beach, best thing to do is to walk on the beach front and 'people watch'.
The Hotel is right on Venic beach and so close to all the action, the building is older but the room was clean and had a small kitchenette, perfect to cook a small meal. We had a good nights sleep and the hotel was quiet. I loved the Tommy Bahama shampoo and conditioner.
Comment from Hotel Management
15-May-2014 by Matt, Hotel Management
Thank you for staying with us, all the way from the Gold Coast!