We had one night at Hotel Erwin as a bit of a stopover before we flew to the East Coast (flew from Australia) Loved the spot right on Venice Beach - perfect for getting out and people watching. Our flight arrived really early and the concierge let us check in early which was a huge relief. We had booked drinks at the rooftop bar (make sure you book!) and it was just lovely up there - great cocktails too. The room is nice - its great to have wifi, and the bed was big and comfortable. We didn't have dinner at the hotel but we sort of wished we had of because we had breakfast the next morning and it was awesome! Try the skillet!