I've stayed here several times. The recent Joie de Vivre renovation was a good one and the hotel keeps getting better. We had a 1 room suite. The living room was roomy and bedroom was comfortable- great mattress. The bathroom was not re-designed well, so the toilet area is tiny and there's a lot of other wasted space. The roof bar looked cool but was only open 2 days a week- hum. The restaurant downstairs looked so cool on the website but would be a disappointing option on any night.
I stay in Venice because during the day the ocean walk and spending a 1/2 day walking to Santa Monica shopping and restaurants and walking back is one of my favorite things. The Venice canals are a great walking tour, and if you do some minor homework, there are many great restaurants (we just missed Kid Rock chilling at James Beach).
PROBLEM- they highlight the fireplace in the room. It's chilly at night so that sounds great. I figured that it would probably be gas instead of wood. It is NOTHING MORE THAN A RED LIGHT with a minor effect. Here's a beautiful fireplace, with smart glass folding doors, for a lightbulb effect? Stupid!
I would recommend this hotel and I always stay here when in LA.
- 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
- Los Angeles Best Western