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Venice Beach House
Ranked #14 of 94 Los Angeles B&B and Inns
Reviewed February 20, 2012

The Venice Beach House is a delightful escape just a block off the bustling Venice boardwalk. Despite its proximity to the beach, it is a quiet oasis, full of entirely charming Victorian detail. Each room has a historical theme and our room (the Abbott Kinney, after the founder of Venice Beach) had a sweet tiny balcony that overlooked the verdant courtyard. The staff was helpful, breakfast was fine, and it was a wonderful getaway!

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 2, 2012

We stayed here for the last part of our honeymoon and i have to say, it was such a treat, it was a pity we couldn't stay longer than the 2 nights we were booked in. The staff are really helpful and the location is perfect if you want to be amongst the Venice Beach vibe. This was my first time to LA so I was thrilled with having the beach 2 seconds away. The breakfast is great and the female staff are all very friendly and nice and helpful. One thing about LA is the distance it takes to get around, so taxi rides can be expensive if you don't have your own hire car. We bused it a few times which was fine. I didn't think i'd like LA as much as i did and am keen to head back. If i do, i definitely would look into staying at Venice Beach house again. Oh i forgot to mention how beautiful the bathroom is too!

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 20, 2012

How charming, when you just arrived after a 1hr taxi ride from Downtown, to step through the gate of flowers and step in to this little green paradise in Venice. I would say a 20sec walk from the beach.
If you like the busy boardwalk and the crowded places, than this is probably not your place to stay. For us (me and my girlfriend) it was a great relief after staying a couple of days in downtown.
The rooms are stylish decorated and very clean. The bathrooms look beautiful! Very classic. We even had a very small balcony to drink some cold beers late at night. Service was good and friendly and were there when you needed them. Breakfast a little bit minimal, but that's a minor detail.

Room Tip: We had the Aboot Kinney room, which had a small balcony. Perfect to sit together with a nice cold be...
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  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 21, 2011

Nice location steps to Venice beach. The bars are inches away. The rooms are dated and need to be modernized. Location Location Location...........

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with family
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1  Thank Labird057
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Reviewed October 27, 2011

We were not able to take a sumer vacation this year, so we decided to have a nice weekend get away. We felt like we were staying at a friend's home for the weekend. The staff was very friendly, and they are quite knowledgable about the area. They were able to answer all of our questions and they made great recommendations. We have stayed here before, and know we know why we decided to come back. It is a wonderful place, and a great value for the area.

Room Tip: We have stayed in two different rooms upstairs and they were both wonderful. Pier Suite is large wi...
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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 23, 2011

My husband and I stayed here for a long weekend. What a location!--only one building back from Venice Beach, yet the grounds and the interiors make for a quiet and serene setting. All members of the staff went above and beyond to accommodate us and make us feel welcome and comfortable. We loved all of the antiques and the unpretentious, old-fashioned charm of this B & B. Not a hermetically-sealed brand-new high-rise; if that's what you want, go somewhere else. I would LOVE to stay at this charming B &B again.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 20, 2011

We stayed a few nights in the "Olympic suite". It's not a suite, it's a single, good sized room, with a private bath. The bath needed more cleaning than it received, as did the upholstered walls of the room (not a good idea in these bedbug days), the bed, and the dirty polyester blanket on it. There was something resembling a bloody smear on the toilet seat that resisted all efforts to remove it. This is the sort of thing that a careful innkeeper would notice and remedy.

The location is great, but you want a smaller car if you're going to park there. It's a beautiful property. This could be a good place, but it needs work. I don't believe the owner/manager's claim below that beds in this place are new. The bed in the room we stayed in was thin, sprung, and it doesn't even have a bed frame or headboard; it's just jammed up against the padded wall. Tacky.

I never had a chance to try breakfast there, but it looked like absolutely nothing special.

Room Tip: Don't book the same room I stayed in.
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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Venice Beach House

Address: 15 30th Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90291-4378
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Location: United States > California > Los Angeles > Venice , Westside
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 94 B&Bs / Inns in Los Angeles
Price Range: $232 - $369 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Venice Beach House 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Venice Beach House is a restored craftsman house just a 3-minute walk from the beach. A daily breakfast and free Wi-Fi are provided at this charming B&B. The individually decorated rooms and suites at the Venice Beach House have a sitting area with cable TV. Each has a private terrace with lush garden views. Select suites feature spa tubs. A daily breakfast with eggs, yogurt, and fresh fruit can be enjoyed on the covered terrace. After a day of exploring, guests can relax with an afternoon tea service featuring homemade cake or biscuits. Beach House Venice features an on-site library and room to relax in the common area. Guests can lounge in a comfortable chair with a book by a stone fireplace. Featuring sightseeing, dining and shopping opportunities, Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Santa Monica Pier and 3rd Street Promenade are within 3 miles of the bed and breakfast. Venice Beach is a great choice for travelers interested in beach walks, people watching and sunny. ... more   less 
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