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Hotel Erwin
Ranked #12 of 357 Hotels in Los Angeles
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Reviewed 10 December 2012

The Erwin is beachy, cool, and clubby. The front desk staff was pleasant, and when they found out it was our honeymoon (well, our honeymoon was ruined by United, but we were trying to salvage it) they offered us our choice of their two best remaining rooms. We chose the Sunrise, which was airy, pleasant, and had a nice balcony where we could see the ocean. The bar was upstairs, and we could hear the bass from the music, but they closed at 11pm that night, so it didn't bother us much. If you are sensitive to noise, ask to not be placed on the 6th floor. You'll be fine.
We ordered some room service which was really good. Highly recommend the fish tacos and the burger. There were also some cute refreshments in the room for purchase, as well as sunnies in case you left yours at home.
While we didn't enjoy the rooftop bar while we stayed there, I have been there before, and it is really great. The cocktails are tasty, and the view is unbeatable in Venice. Come as you are or dress up. It's chill but chic.
Also, the sheets on the bed are really soft. Like, so soft that we pulled them up to look at the tag, and we now have them on our bed at home. Yeah, maybe we're weird, but they are amazing sheets!
I look forward to my next stay at this quirky, boutique hotel. Just keep in mind, Venice is a bit grungy in places. If you're looking for fancy, try driving north a bit. :)

Room Tip: 6th floor has the roof top bar right above it. If you don't want noise, ask to not be on that fl...
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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scastady, Manager at Hotel Erwin, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2012

Dear Emery M,

Thank you for choosing Hotel Erwin for you recent stay in Venice Beach. The staff and I really appreciate you going out of your way to share your experience here on Trip Advisor. We hope that you have a happy holiday and please visit again soon!

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Sean Castady
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Reviewed 6 December 2012

I stayed at Hotel Erwin in late November for a romantic night with my boyfriend, and it exceeded our expectations on all levels! When we arrived, we looked for free parking for a little while with no luck. Then we pulled into the Hotel entrance and the nice Valet named Paul pointed us to an open space RIGHT in front of the Hotel! We grabbed it and checked in, where we were greeted by Aaron. He was incredibly helpful, made us reservations for a great table at The Lobster in Santa Monica, and ordered a cab for us before we even thought to ask! To top it all off, we arrived at our room to be surprised by a nice bottle of champagne waiting for us! We had delicious drinks at the rooftop lounge, cuddled under a blanket next to the warm fire as we overlooked the Los Angeles skyline and the ocean to our right. At checkout the front desk was very helpful once again. It was a wonderful night, the room was clean and modern with a beautiful balcony view, and we had a GREAT time. I 100% recommend this hotel!

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1  Thank Rachel J
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scastady, Manager at Hotel Erwin, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2012

Dear Rachel J,

Thank you for the great review you posted! For a minute I felt like I was experiencing what I was reading. I will make sure to share this with the team and especially Paul and Aaron. We hope you and your boyfriend come back to see us soon!

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Sean Castady
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Reviewed 3 December 2012

Hotel was pretty good, albeit more expensive than it should be. Worst thing was the constant smell of pot from lunchtime onwards each day, presumably from people smoking it in the alleyway below. But it is hard to get away from the disgusting smell of pot anywhere at Venice Beach.

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scastady, Manager at Hotel Erwin, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2012

Dear TrevHedge,

Thanks for staying at Erwin and posted your experience on TripAdvisor. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your stay even with some funky smells going around. Here at Erwin, we are 100% non-smoking, so if this happens next time, please let us know so we can address it. Hope to see you back soon!!

Best,
Sean Castady
Rooms Division Manager

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Reviewed 3 December 2012

we had a great stay at this hotel in late november. huge rooms, nice view over the rooftops of venice beach. the rooftop lounge was exceptional, with good drinks and a beautiful view of the beach.
the service was great and friendly, especially aaron from the front desk was very helpful and made our stay very comfortable.

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scastady, Manager at Hotel Erwin, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2012

Dear peter r,

So glad to hear that had a great time here at Erwin. Thanks for the comments and I will make sure to follow up with Aaron. We hope that you will choose us again to your next visit to Venice Beach!

Best,
Sean Castady
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Reviewed 30 November 2012

Had a great stay at this hotel. The rooms were super clean with cool decor. The staff was great, especially Nicole at the front desk she was super helpful. Decently priced with Good vibes. Only problem was no liquor store near by.

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Thank Schromo
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scastady, Manager at Hotel Erwin, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2012

Dear Schromo,

Thank you so much for the wonderful comments about the staff and the hotel. I will make sure to share with Nicole. Hopefully next time you come to the hotel there will be a liquor store opened up near by!!

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Sean Castady
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Reviewed 30 November 2012

We stayed a couple of nights recently, really enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay again! The room was huge and the bed was really comfortable. The decor is really modern with some great ideas like sunglasses in the room to purchase. Service in the hotel was great - valet was very prompt getting our car ($33 a day). Of course, the location is great - right on the beach in the middle of Venice.
The negatives of our stay were that our room was never serviced, we received a late checkout but someone knocked on our door at regular check out time and wifi is charged per device, rather than per room - we ended up paying $50 instead of the $20 we were expecting.

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1  Thank AusKMac
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scastady, Manager at Hotel Erwin, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2012

Dear AuskMac,

First I would like apologize about the housekeeping issued you faced, I will make sure to follow up with them to see what happen and how we can avoid this in the future. Thank you so much for the kind words in the review and we really hope you will choose us again for your next visit to West LA.

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Sean Castady
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Reviewed 26 November 2012

the location was exceptional, right on the beach as stated and in the heart of the
very eclectic city of venice. lots to see and a great walk 2 miles along the pedestrian and bike path to santa monica pier.
we can't say enough about the terrific staff, especially lisette at the front desk who was exceptionally helpful in all that we asked regarding food, fun and travel. wish there were more like her at all the places we have stayed in our travels.
the accomodations were good quality, after being able to view 3 different room types, we choose a great suite with the ocean view.
the roof top lounge offered the one of a kind view of venice beach

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with family
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Thank mrs p
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scastady, Manager at Hotel Erwin, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2012

Dear mrs p,

We would like to say thank you for the great review you posted about Hotel Erwin. Lisette and the rest of the team were pleased to see it. I am glad you were able to take advantage of all we have to offer and we hope that you visit again soon!

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Sean Castady
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Address: 1697 Pacific Avenue, Venice Beach, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3613
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Region: United States > California > Los Angeles > Venice , Westside
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Los Angeles
#6 Luxury Hotel in Los Angeles
#10 Business Hotel in Los Angeles
#12 Green Hotel in Los Angeles
#26 Romantic Hotel in Los Angeles
Price Range: £223 - £356 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Erwin 4*
Number of rooms: 119
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If you are looking for an energized, personable, legendary guest experience and luxurious escape in an unbeatable location Hotel Erwin is your home away from home. Located in Venice Beach, California, Hotel Erwin overlooks the Pacific Ocean and endless expanses of sand and entertainment. While relaxing with us be sure to check out our breathtaking rooftop bar High and to take in a sunset that will last a lifetime. Our restaurant, Barlo, serves up breakfast and dinner and provides a stimulating alternative to the normal bland hotel dining experience. Close to Santa Monica, Los Angeles, Culver City, Beverly Hills and Marina del Rey, this Venice Beach luxurious hotel is your doorway to explore the beauty of Southern California. Nearby freeways and Los Angeles International airport give you easy access to come and go. A mere 200 feet from the sand and overlooking the famous boardwalk, Hotel Erwin is a pure Venice Beach experience with a level of customer service excellence that simply can't be beat! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Erwin Hotel Los Angeles
Best Western Los Angeles
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