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“Lovely, peaceful spot” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Venice Beach House
Ranked #17 of 86 Los Angeles B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
West Sussex, England
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167 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Lovely, peaceful spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

We wanted to stay somewhere a bit special for the last night of our Californian adventure and certainly found it with the Venice Beach House. The best compliment that I can pay it is that it is like staying with friends rather than in a hotel. A lovely property with plenty of space and lots of comfortable chairs and loungers spread around the garden.

We stayed (I think) in the Aimee MacPherson Suite. The private entrance lead into a passage with the bathroom to the right followed by a room with a single bed and then the main bedroom with a lovely garden view, large bookcase and a flatscreen TV.

Only a couple of minor points. The WiFi signal didn't reach the main bedroom and opposite the bathroom door was a locked door that lead to the kitchen. We could hear every word spoken and noise made in the kitchen while it was in use (and I suppose the kitchen staff could hear every noise from our bathroom....).

Overall, a very pleasant stay and a good way to end our trip.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Paris, France
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66 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013

We liked it a lot, felt at home and so close to the beach!

Unfortunately during summer you get young crowds around the place and we had to endure music right under our room that kept us up (we eventually went there and turned off the music ourselves :-) )

Staff a bit rude but it's fine.

Bathrooms are shared but this is not an issue at all (no waiting, very clean)

Room Tip: not on the main street
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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fort collins, colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

The Warren Wilson room was great with terrific décor and a great location 1/2 blk from beach, a lovely garden and comfortable porch. It was not problem to share bathroom; it was never occupied when I needed it. But, after paying for 2 nights in the Wilson room, I decided to stay a 3rd night, and was put in the Speedway room which had a noisy and almost constant cold air conditioner blasting away. and it was the same price as the Wilson. And the price quoted was for double occupancy but I was solo, eating only one brkfst, using only 1 person's water, utilities, etc.

Room Tip: Stay in the Warren Wilson, never the Speedway. Don't know about other rooms.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank kathryn s
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VBH1530, Manager at Venice Beach House, responded to this review, September 7, 2013
I want to thank everyone for all their honest reviews. As I reminder, our prices for all rooms including suites is based on double occupancy. Even rooms with multiple beds are included. This is a standard hotel practiced by most hotels around the world. I want to wish everyone safe travels!
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Catterick, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

Venice Beach House is beautiful and the staff are wonderful. Only metres away from both the beach and a main street packed with restaurants and bars, it is perfectly located for Venice Beach. It is also only a short bike ride or walk away from Santa Monica. For those with cars, there is great parking and for those without cars, why would you want to leave the golden sandy beach? We had the most wonderful time and have been wholeheartedly recommending this beautiful little guesthouse to everyone we have met since we got back to the UK!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cork, Ireland
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013

after flying into LAX, our family of 4 (2 adults and 2 kids aged 11 and 9) stayed for 2 nights at Venice Beach House and we were not to be disappointed - the house itself is fabulous and is located literally on the Ocean Front and close to many restaurants and bars but yet is so quiet and tranquil - we stayed in the family room which was perfect - breakfast was amazing both mornings and we got to meet some very interesting other guests - we would not hesitate to stay there again

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Geneva, Switzerland
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58 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

I have discovered the Venice Beach House about four year ago and it was really a revelation! Now, every time I go through LA, I stay there!
It's home away from home, it is so cosy!
The house is so charming, the rooms are comfortable, the WIFI works well, the breakfast is great, served in a nice breakfast room.
It's just a block away from the beach, so it is close enough to go and have a nice walk on this beautiful beach, but far enough not to have the noise.
There are many nice restaurants, walking distance.
You can reserve your parking lot, which I recommend, because it is not so easy to park elsewhere .
The proximity to the LA international airport is really convenient. When we go to LA, we fly from Europe, and we are exhausted from our long flight. It is so nice to have only a 15-20 minutes drive and arrive in this calm and cosy house.
I warmly recommend the Venice Beach House.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2013

When we travel to Maui from the UK to visit our so we like to stop off for a night or two in LA. After using the big hotels, and grumbling at the cost, we went on a recommendation from my ex to try this beautiful old house now turned into a small hotel. It's right near Venice Beach Pier, so only 15-20 mins from the airport. It is a Heritage site hotel and kept gloriously clean! All the furniture fits the period of the house, beds are blissfully comfortable, rooms of an excellent size and even if you don't have a room with an ensuite you will not be put-off by the shared bathrooms - they are excellent. A Continental breakfast is available but you are literally minutes from restaurants of varying prices - and of course the chance to check out everything offered along the esplanade!

Room Tip: Have only used ensuite rooms and all have been excellent but the standard of cleanliness in'cimm...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: 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 #17 of 86 B&Bs / Inns in Los Angeles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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