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Inn at Venice Beach
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   327 Washington Blvd, Venice, Los Angeles, CA 90291 (Venice / Beach Areas)   |  
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Ranked #21 of 324 Hotels in Los Angeles
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“Inn At Venice Beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

This is a terrific location ... two minute walk from the beach, surfers, music, touristy shops, dancing ... tons going on .... right beneath the hotel is a bike and rollerblade rental shop (much cheaper than on the beach rentals - I paid $18/day instead of closer to $27. Also the owner let me do half a day rollerblading and return them and get a bike for the other half all for $18. And in the end he charged me only $16 because I'd run out of change and his credit card machine was playing up. Parking at $7.70 a day is not worth it because there's plenty of street parking right outside the hotel.

Hotel rooms are clean and spacious. The central court is a lovely feature. Breakfast is simple but adequate. And there's coffee just across the road but don't stop at Starbucks, however tempting, you have to try Cow's End Cafe for really refreshing tea, pastries, friendly service and tables outside. I got a great oolong and walked down to the beach to watch a pod of dolphins having their breakfast and playing, I guess that's what Venice Beach is about - playing.

Staff were very friendly at the hotel especially Rasha on the front desk who was able to recommend a great restaurant and provide directions. One trick Rasha told me was not to use the Venice Beach address for your gps use 327 Washington Blvd, Marina Del Ray. For some reason on my Hertz Never Lost I got lost because there was no Washing Bld in Venice.

Complimentary WiFi always worked and was fast, Easy to LAX. I enjoyed my ride to Thousand Oaks up the Pacific Coastal Highway and specially Malibu Canyon Road.

Oh, and you have to walk around Venice Canals just out of the hotel and to the left for one block on the right ... early in the morning it is so pretty.

That kind of trip makes business a pleasure.

Room Tip: I was in 331 it's OK. Overlooking courtyard. Very quiet.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

This hotel was lovely. It was in a great position. On arrival we were offered a bigger room for $25 per night. This loft room was fantastic. We had three teenagers and two adults and had enough room. I didn't hear any traffic or noise at all and we were overlooking a Mexican restaurant. Martin was fantastic and helpful. Parking was easy and only $7 per night.

I would stay at this hotel again

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Im not reviewing the hotel, its amenities and location, despite all being outstanding, but more so the superb customer service offered to me by reception desk attendant Rascha. She is a wonderful person and employee who helped me immensely at a very frustrating time I had to endure upon my arrival (for personal reasons, nothing hotel related). She was kind, attentive and offered me quick solutions, all of which made my frustration and anger subdue and turn into positives. Thank you Rascha for your amazing customer service and people skills. And to all Rascha's managers: good on ya for having such a gem behind your reception desk. She is simply amazing, and made a huge difference to my life that night. Thank you once again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

We were in town for a family gathering and this hotel was the perfect choice. It is a charming little place. Our room was nicely furnished and very comfortable, the breakfast room and patio are lovely and the food was more than adequate to get the day started. We were able to easily walk over to the beach and to the marina. It was nice to feel like we were staying in a neighborhood with a variety of services close by - bank, coffee shops, hair/nail salon, restaurants. It was also an easy trip from the airport, and a quick check-in when we arrived at midnight from the east coast! Washington Street is a fairly busy street, so my recommendation if you are not used to hearing some street noise at night and in the mornings is to request a room towards the back of the hotel.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

We staid at the Inn during our week long honeymoon in LA. What a lovely hotel! The staff are super friendly and very helpful (especially Alfonso). Any time we needed something they were always there to point us in the right direction. The room was lovely, bright and very roomy. The place was very clean and the hotel was situated in a cool area - very much like Camden Town but on a beach! The breakfast on offer was good, they had a decent selection of food and drinks to suit most people's tastes. Especially liked the patio area where you could eat your breakfast in the mornings. We would definitely recommend this hotel to couples, families & those on business!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

We spent 3 nights here last week and wish we could've stayed longer!
It was our first proper trip to LA and The Inn was the perfect base to explore the area - it is only a short trip from the airport, around $30. It is just two blocks behind the boardwalk and also borders the Marina del Ray area.
The recent refurbishment of the hotel means it has a nice contemporary feel which suits the location. We had a king room and the space and storage was generous, although, just as a previous reviewer mentioned, the bathroom / toilet area was quite compact but the sink/vanity area was spacious.
We rented bikes from the shop next door and couldn't have been happier! The area is very easy to explore and there are lots of bike lanes if you do want to head away from the boardwalk. Santa Monica is only 15 minutes away by bike. Make sure you visit Abbot Kinney Blvd - full of great places to eat and unusual boutiques.
The breakfast selection was ok, there is a nice courtyard area to eat in but it was a little too rainy when we were there so we sat in the breakfast room. There are complimentary newspapers provided which is nice, but slightly weird is that you are given disposable plates, cups and cutlery to eat with - I have never seen this before!
The hotel staff were pleasant and helpful for our dinner and taxi reservations. They also let us keep or rental bikes on our balcony (there is a large lift in the lobby) which was great.
We will definitely return whenever we next visit LA.

Room Tip: Try and get a room away from the Washington Blvd side, we were on the 1st floor and traffic was a li...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

The room was clean and the staff were friendly checking me in well before the 3pm check in time and no extra cost. They couldn't do enough for me, would definitely stay here again and the location was great literally only 200m from the Venice Beach and boardwalk. It was a short cab ride to the airport (approximately 15 mins) so it was a good base to go from.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 327 Washington Blvd, Venice, Los Angeles, CA 90291
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Location: United States > California > Los Angeles > Venice / Beach Areas , Westside
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Romantic Hotel in Los Angeles
#28 Business Hotel in Los Angeles
#41 Family Hotel in Los Angeles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Inn at Venice Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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