We stayed here in August. Ended up at the hotel after using Priceline. I was initially disappointed because I had specified Venice Beach/Marina del Rey/Santa Monica and felt that Culver City was too far afield. However, this is right at the Culver City/Venice border. Lots of international visitors here which made it seem more special. Two GREAT restaurants right across the street: A-Frame and Waterloo & City. Also a laundromat nearby. And it was nice to have a free breakfast. If you want to stay near Venice for around $100 a night, this can't be beat!