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“Great stay at Venice Beach” 5 of 5 stars
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Venice Beach House
15 Thirtieth Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90291 (Venice)   |  
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Ranked #15 of 85 Los Angeles B&B and Inns
Mexico City, Mexico
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4 hotel reviews
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“Great stay at Venice Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very convenient location. Near to the beach, restaurants, bars and the old Canals.
My wife and I had to catch a flight next day to Asia for our honeymoon and it is a short drive to the airport.
The rooms are very clean and specifically really comfortable beds, pillows sheets.
The shared bathrooms are always kept clean and sharing with other guests was no inconvenience at all.
Very helpful and friendly staff

  • Stayed March 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Venice Beach house reminds me of an old english "pension". It is more than a B&B, but not really a hotel.
Fantastic location 1 small block from ocean and one block from Washington Blvd with bars and nightlife. Very quiet though.
Squeeking floors and just charming. Some rooms with shared bath. All rooms very individual. We took the James Peasgood that was large, but not as nicely decorated as some of the other rooms we saw.
Not american standard on bathroom, but fully OK.
Really nice "living room" on first floor and free breakfast.

Only hint is not to use the bike rental they recommend as it is a rather long walk and there are plenty of alternatives around the corner.

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  • Stayed April 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

A lovely old house reflecting an almost forgotten time. A real oasis on modern Venice Beach. Super location and even sharing a bathroom quite ok. Friendly staff but breakfast should start at 0700 rather than 0800. Rooms well appointed and the old photos of Venice add much character.

Stayed March 2015, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We had a cozy little queen (Abbott Kinney) with a shared-bathroom, which we didn't mind. Our room had a great balcony, french doors, a TV (which we didn't need), and padded walls (which our neighbors did need). The whole house was quaint, and they have more green space and outdoor (and indoor) sitting areas than most spots in that area appeared to have. Breakfast was good (hard boiled eggs, fresh breads, muffins, fruit, coffee/tea/juice, yogurt, etc.) And the staff were all SO friendly. We also got a great price via Priceline--AND if you have family who live in town (which we do), we were told that on our next trip, they'd give us a 10% discount if we let them know at time of booking. Can't beat that! The location was great--steps from the beach, boardwalk, and bikes to rent in one direction; steps from convenience stores, shops, and amazing restaurants in another direction. Great location. Super safe neighborhood--we were out walking at night and so was everyone else with their kids and dogs (a good sign). I'm sure it's hard to get everything done with an historic site, but if you aren't a freak about perfection, then this is an all-in awesome choice for a stay in Venice! We snuck a peak at some of the other rooms, too--they were all pretty cool.

  • Stayed February 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We stayed for 5 nights in September. We could not fault anything, the location is superb with great bars and restaurants nearby. The stunning beach is a ten second walk.
Yes, the house is quirky but isn't that why people book the place. We never had to wait for a bathroom. The breakfast was more than adequate to fuel up. The cakes in the afternoon were great. We found the staff very friendly.
We would recommend it, it's not the Santa Monica Fairmount Miramar so be realistic and enjoy!

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

Good points are: a few steps from the beach and not far away from the airport. House is old, in the need of maintenance. Chambers are noisy, carpets are smeary. In the weekend is this neighbouring not very quiet. Staff could be more attentive. We were with three persons, got towels for two. At 8pm an other guest knocked at our door because he'd lost his key and didn't found someone to help him. Breakfast items were available in a first come first serve way but were not replenished. All in all charming from the outside, overrated at the inside and certainly overpriced for what you get.

  • Stayed November 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Venice Beach House was built in 1911. It became an inn some 40 years later, but preserves much of the character of a private home, so the visitor can enjoy an experience far removed from staying in a conventional modern chain. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Each room or suite has individual identity. The quaint character inevitably brings with it some of the issues of age, such as dated plumbing and well aged furniture. Our suite looked out on to the lawned area of the yard. Another side of the house offers a covered terrace, with various casual seating options. The reception/lounge area has couches, a selection of interesting books, and an eating area where buffet breakfast is offered - cereals, fresh baked goods, fruit, bagels and muffins to toast, and hard boiled eggs, along with percolated coffee, OJ or tea.

In both our suite and our travelling companions' room there was a pleasingly eclectic selection of books lining the shelves, encouraging the traveler with time available to dip in and sample volumes from well back in the 20th century up to the recent past. Our choices included the classic 11th edition of Encyclopaedia Britannica, a well-worn set despite its recent displacement by Wikipedia and the like.

Venice Beach House sits a short block from the beach, and also just a few yards from Washington Boulevard which offers close at hand numerous eating options, several small markets, fishing tackle, skate or surfboard hire, bars and early coffee service (from 5am) in at least two cafes. The inn has seven parking places, available by reservation for a daily fee.

This inn will not suit every traveller. Shared bathrooms for a number of its nine rooms will put off some visitors, and the laid back style of the management might not suit others. But if you want a unique experience as part of an unhurried trip to this lively corner of LA, Venice Beach House could be your private retreat from the lively, cosmopolitan scene all around you.

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  • Stayed October 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 15 Thirtieth Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90291
Location: United States > California > Los Angeles > Venice , Westside
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 85 B&Bs / Inns in Los Angeles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 9
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