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Embassy at Santa Monica v Inn at Venice Beach

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Embassy at Santa Monica v Inn at Venice Beach

We will be arriving at LAX at 11.30pm and flying out the next night at 11pm and after reading TA reports decided to stay at either Santa Monica or Venice Beach. Wondering which location would suit the fact that we will be arriving late (so straight to bed), seeing the sights and shopping all day, then maybe restaurant in the evening before we head to the airport (picking up luggage from hotel after eating out). Any suggestions on restaurants.(Italian maybe?) I was thinking maybe Venice Beach, that way we aren't backtracking, but I've read that at night things are quiet, so maybe not much to choose from after dark (we are 50+ so only looking for a nice restaurant and after dinner drinks). Thanks GBlyn

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1. Re: Embassy at Santa Monica v Inn at Venice Beach

Embassy, for sure.

Walk over to Houstons or Boa or Anisette or any of the restaurants along Ocean for dinner. Or, for Italian, walk up to Montana Avenue and go to Via Portofino, eat with the locals (expensive though).

Just don't eat at any of the restaurants on the Promenade itself, they're mediocre, at best. But the restaurants surrounding the Promenade are some of the best in LA.

Edited: 16 March 2010, 14:46
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2. Re: Embassy at Santa Monica v Inn at Venice Beach

Embassy Santa Monica for sure. Venice is fun during the daytime, but rather sleepy at night.

If you only have one night, Santa Monica would be your best options as you can just walk to plenty of great restaurants and maybe have a nightcap at one of the various bars before calling it a night

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3. Re: Embassy at Santa Monica v Inn at Venice Beach

Be sure to go to nearby Huntley Hotel's Penthouse restaurant/bar for a drink to take in the fantastic views.

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