This is my all time favorite hotel. I love the old time charm - like the elevator and the exposed bricks in some rooms. I especially love being able to walk out the front door and I'm right in the middle of the beachfront walk. The staff is always very friendly and helpful. The rooms are always clean and well maintained. We've even seen a few upgrades (shower stall, for one) since we've been going there. If you want to experience all that Venice Beach has to offer, this is the hotel for you.