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“Pleasant Stay” 4 of 5 stars
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Venice Beach House
15 Thirtieth Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90291 (Venice / Beach Areas)   |  
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Ranked #12 of 76 Los Angeles B&B and Inns
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“Pleasant Stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2005

Nice B and B, great house and the rooms are lovely. The staff however acted like we were none existant most of the time, apart from Christian, who was truely brilliant, and the lovely maid.

Would definately have been a very mediocre stay were it not for the help and advice of Christian, on where to eat and what to see. It's great to see someone who is so personable and good at his job. His boss (the manager) on the other hand saw fit to ignore us and the rest of the guests.

Stayed November 2005
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Rating summary
  • 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2005

The house is a large, old California Craftsman home that is a wonderful toss back to the early 1900's. The house, the grounds, are all charming. This is the type of place you'd want to stay in forever. This is a wonderful place to stay, much better than the other places around Venice.

The rooms range from small to spacious. The suites are large and beautiful. There are fresh flowers in the room and each room has cable (!), It's a quiet inn, albeit, the scene outside the alley (Speedway) is noisy with revelers coming home from the bars until very late hours. There's nothing you can do about that.

It's just so close to being a first rate B&B. And perhaps at one time it was, but there are so many little details that have gone untended by so long, for lack of a professional inn keeper staff, or perhaps more frankly, money.

Here's what's missing:
1. the hot & cold water spigots weren't working in the upstairs shared baths.
2. there is no fan in the upstairs bathroom with the shower.
3. the breakfast was cold at 9:00 a.m. when we went down. we asked if they could heat it up, the young innkeeper said 'no, we have no microwave.'
4. having cold food set out is against all public health regulations. It wouldn't take much. a heating tray, chafing dishes.
5. they have a Senseo coffee machine out in the afternoon. However, they leave the little Senseo packages out as is, rather than putting them into more attractive glass containers.
6. the lightbulbs in the closets are burned out.
7. Wall paper in several of the rooms is warn and bears the markings of a leaky roof.
8. We never met the manager. But the staff seems young, enthusiastic, but largely untaught, inexperienced and entirely in need of direct supervision in order to teach the the art and skills needed to be an innkeeper. The management would be smart to employ young people going through an HRM course at Cal Poly Pomona so that they may have experience.

I am a huge fan of B&B's. And so it hurts when I see something so unique literally not shining at its' best. Like I said, it wouldn't take much. Just loads of attention to detail with consistency and a determination from the 'many' owners to come up with a comprehensive financial plan on how best to put the money back into the house.

Would I stay there again? Yes, but, I do hope they read this and come up with some of the easy solutions I've just given.

  • Stayed October 2005
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2004

I recommend this Beach House to Everyone!! Everthing from the Spectacular rooms to the quaint continental breakfast that you can eat out in the courtyard to the accomodating and very friendly staff. It is a place to relax in luxury. It is positioned in walking distance to the beach and Venice Beach Boardwalk. Walk around Venice and check out the shops, cool little bars and outside cafes. all within walking distance of the Venice Beach House. I Loved this place!!!!!!

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Address: 15 Thirtieth Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90291
Location: United States > California > Los Angeles > Venice / Beach Areas , Westside
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Ranked #12 of 76 B&Bs / Inns in Los Angeles
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